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- Nov 18, 2020
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- San Diego//Tampa//South Park, CO
- 3.0L JT // Quad CT
- solar, DCFC & battery biz owner
Agreed, part of the reason I bought the plug kit in addition to a spare tire is I felt I might be able to get creative with the plugs if necessary, especially when far from a repair shop. I've had many slow leaks and regular topping up a tire is something I am no stranger too. I carry multiple compressors.Yes, you can temporarily repair a lot of damage that a tire shop will tell you can't be permanently repaired. In the rare event that it is not a simple puncture, you can get creative. I take my tires and safety seriously but would have no problem knotting up three gummy worm plugs to repair a gash, even if it meant adding air every 30 minutes of driving, if I was a long way from services.
The best way to deal with flats is to know how to reduce them to a minimum. Staying alert while driving and running appropriate tires and pressures for the situation goes a long way. I can't remember the last time I had to plug a tire and I've never had damage that was not pluggable. Yes, it's possible, but so are a lot of other things.
Well I honestly don’t understand motorised boot covers either. Particularly if there’s no kick sensor. They’re slower and more expensive than just a simple hinge. And, yes, they break. And the bill is expensive (anything that needs repairs is expensive for Tesla…).Meh. If I wanted to feel like a trucker I would have become a trucker. Haha
I’m far too lazy to want to shut my own tailgate. I look at it like the auto closing trunks of S 3 X Y as well as my partners X5 Hybrid. I mean I could just reach up and close those by hand like a commoner but why would I?
I like the idea of having my hands full and being able to touch a simple button and walk away.
As far as breakage goes, I’m not convinced a self closing truck tailgate would be any more delicate or finicky than a self closing tailgate. Maybe I’m wrong but there it is.
As for why? Why not???
In my experience everything electrical and with a motor fails more and sooner than something that doesn’t, and is more expensive to fix. I tend to like to minimise that.A. As someone else said, why not? why does it have to make sense to you? Can't other people do things you don't understand, and it just makes them happy, or even just smile?
B. You assume that someone closing a gate by hand feels something, and that something they feel is always the same and exactly what you feel, which can be equated to feeling like "a trucker". I'm not even sure they all feel that way, even the, you know, real truckers.
C. Again, why do you HAVE to know? Can't you just accept that different people like different things?
D. You apparently know that something is going to fail. How many moving parts are in an electric motor??? And you know it "WILL" fail. evidently before everything else.
E. Not "IF", but "WHEN"? Again, how many parts are there in an electric motor? And you are certain it WILL break. But you never said in what time period it WILL break?
I had two different 1969 Nissan Patrol that could be hand-cranked with a dead battery. With a heavy cast-iron straight-six 4.0 liter engine, it was not for the limp-wristed. One time I had a late shift at a Montana ski area and it was 5 degrees F and blowing hard in the dark and empty parking lot after my 7-hour shift. I got in and turned the key to get the warming process started, but there was not even the click of a solenoid as I had left my headlights on, and the battery was as dead as a rock.100%
I recall in college when the starter in my '76 Mustang went out and I had to replace it in my cousin's carport (Phoenix AZ area). That sucked!! If only I had a non-electrical alternative.
I thought that was ruled out anyway with the sails.5th wheel hitch
I challenge you to find me one Rivian owner who used this "feature" and could not have plugged the tire more easily and been on their way sooner. Tire plugs, assuming you know how to use them, are a superior solution for 99% of owners.The Rivian R1T "cubby" is sized to store a full size spare wheel. I wish Tesla did the same design. Sigh...
There has been a lot of discussion and that is not a universally accepted opinion. I'm not expecting a 5th wheel and the storage area in the bed is just lending credence to the CT not being able to have a 5th wheel hitch.I thought that was ruled out anyway with the sails.
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i am pretty sure that it was determined that it was motorized. Here is a link to the patent https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2023114084&_cid=P12-LJ7TUE-75101-1Are we taking bets on a motorized tailgate yet?
Practice can't hurt but I learned on the fly years ago and never had a problem. Just know that not all gummy worms are created equal; you want the squishiest ones. The ones sold in the mass-market under the Slime brand name are harder and inferior. They should feel almost like gummy worms with some string inside.Good to know about the plug, might sound stupid, but I've thinking of asking to keep one of my old tires when replacing them and practicing plugging them, never done it before.
Definitely practice. Like Hauling A$$ said, the squishier the plug the better they hols BUT! the harder they are to thread into the awl. And knowing how much pressure you need to stab it to the right depth so it’ll stay… All helpful to know before you’re under you vehicle at night, in the cold, rain… Never happens in nice conditions.Agreed, part of the reason I bought the plug kit in addition to a spare tire is I felt I might be able to get creative with the plugs if necessary, especially when far from a repair shop. I've had many slow leaks and regular topping up a tire is something I am no stranger too. I carry multiple compressors.
I like to think I'm an alert driver and I keep my tires inflated but most of my slow leaks have been due to a screw, I have lived around a lot of construction the last 6 years or so and I think that's been the cause. I'm hoping the truck will be less susceptible to that kind of puncture. Point is, I doubt my eyes would resolve a screw in many cases.
Good to know about the plug, might sound stupid, but I've thinking of asking to keep one of my old tires when replacing them and practicing plugging them, never done it before.
Beer with a straw?!?? I may be lazy but I’m not a savage!Well I honestly don’t understand motorised boot covers either. Particularly if there’s no kick sensor. They’re slower and more expensive than just a simple hinge. And, yes, they break. And the bill is expensive (anything that needs repairs is expensive for Tesla…).
You’re really saying you are too lazy to move a simple object by hand? Do you have someone feeding you beer with a straw too? Honestly, I worry about mankind some days.