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With the global financial crisis getting worse by the day many people around the world are losing their homes and living in vehicles.

The cybertruck will be one of the best vehicles to live in. Vans are difficult to remain stealth and you are more inclined to get the knock.

Cars are better than vans or SUVs for remaining stealth but not so much room.

Trucks were never very good for living out of unless you cover the truck bed.

CT is like a cross between a truck and an SUV with the vault covered over.
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Yes, unless the stealth part is not a thing OR you get really good camouflage.
 

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With the global financial crisis getting worse by the day many people around the world are losing their homes and living in vehicles.

The cybertruck will be one of the best vehicles to live in. Vans are difficult to remain stealth and you are more inclined to get the knock.

Cars are better than vans or SUVs for remaining stealth but not so much room.

Trucks were never very good for living out of unless you cover the truck bed.

CT is like a cross between a truck and an SUV with the vault covered over.
I'm not sure if the CT is a viable replacement for the loss of housing, some internal plumbing would be good. But otherwise, if built out as a camper, there is no difference to "live" in a CT and use as a camper. I'm not sure there is a requirement for stealth, as this would be determined by where you wish to stay. There are private carparks (there's P2P camping spots) and RV parks etc. The point here is that it is much more comfortable to live in a vehicle in a location that stealth is not required, and just makes things so much more complicated. So one requirement shouldn't be allowed to conflate the required features.

But otherwise I agree that a single person, or couple even, could make themselves comfortable living in a CT camper setup. At least for a while.

As for increasing housing costs, there's other solutions for that, and not something I see the CT being a big part of the solution.
 

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Im trying to figure out the reasoning behind buying an $80k+ truck to live in.
can’t stand up. Can’t use the bathroom. Can’t do anything except try not to draw attention to yourself. (A ps a cybertruck is ANYTHING but stealth)

Sounds like a great recipe for a heart attack and anxiety.
 
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I’ve been researching electric van life options and there isn’t anything out there for non commercial entities that has decent range ( 250+ miles) I can find. Thinking about SpaceCamper with Starlink for a viable electric option.
 


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One of the big problems with living out of EV's is that even with Teslas, the cost of supercharging has greatly increased since I got my M3 in 2018. The cost of supercharging is now around $0.40-$0.50 per KWh (or more) as compared to when I charge at home for $0.08 per kwh (at night)

The big advantage of EV's is charging at home and traveling with an EV or living out of an EV is not much cheaper than gas.

A great potential market would be for someone to develop a portable solar panel array efficient enough to charge an EV.
 

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One of the big problems with living out of EV's is that even with Teslas, the cost of supercharging has greatly increased since I got my M3 in 2018. The cost of supercharging is now around $0.40-$0.50 per KWh (or more) as compared to when I charge at home for $0.08 per kwh (at night)

The big advantage of EV's is charging at home and traveling with an EV or living out of an EV is not much cheaper than gas.

A great potential market would be for someone to develop a portable solar panel array efficient enough to charge an EV.
Plugshare is a great app. It shows anywhere you can charge your EV. Including rv park 220 outlets and some (rare) free charging places that still exist.

But honestly if you're just living in the car and not driving around much. I wonder if a random 120v outlet would work. Not sure how much drain happens when just using HVAC
 

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I can live full time but we need thr basics of toilet, shower, cooking, ref...

And in the last two camping, seems a/c becomes a necessity too even while doing mountain camping.

Therefore minimum of a truck camper.
 
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I was thinking about having a petrol or Diesel generator
 


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Just a couple of thoughts regarding issues raised. We travel to the Rockies July-Aug to escape the heat here in East Texas. Once we “ get settled” we really don’t drive around much. I’m truck camping out of at Tundra, but RV spots where we’ve been camping typically have 220v available. Not cheap, I know but available. The campgrounds we stay have a shower toilets etc. I really don’t want anything with plumbing because when it goes haywire it’s painful. Typically the lows get into the high 40’s to mid 50’s. We target just less than 8k Ft elevation for those temps and stay there a week or so to avoid HAPE . We’re hikers/backpackers with busy professions that people reach out after hours/vaca so we don’t need a T1 line or anything like that. But sometimes need to download print sign docs etc. But go look at a new class B RV. A Cybertruck/Spacecamer or something similar doesn’t look so bad price wise.
 

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I'm not sure if the CT is a viable replacement for the loss of housing, some internal plumbing would be good. But otherwise, if built out as a camper, there is no difference to "live" in a CT and use as a camper. I'm not sure there is a requirement for stealth, as this would be determined by where you wish to stay. There are private carparks (there's P2P camping spots) and RV parks etc. The point here is that it is much more comfortable to live in a vehicle in a location that stealth is not required, and just makes things so much more complicated. So one requirement shouldn't be allowed to conflate the required features.

But otherwise I agree that a single person, or couple even, could make themselves comfortable living in a CT camper setup. At least for a while.

As for increasing housing costs, there's other solutions for that, and not something I see the CT being a big part of the solution.
Considering everything in involved, I've been considering buying camper/5th wheel for the CT after paying it off and finding an RV park or some land, instead of renting. Depends what the housing market does in the next five years I guess. Either way this will make a great vehicle for extended camping and hunting, even long-term hillbilly living. Get a Starlink and call it day.
 

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Considering everything in involved, I've been considering buying camper/5th wheel for the CT after paying it off and finding an RV park or some land, instead of renting. Depends what the housing market does in the next five years I guess. Either way this will make a great vehicle for extended camping and hunting, even long-term hillbilly living. Get a Starlink and call it day.
Just before the pandemic we bought 100 acres of cedar, some hardwood and exposed limestone rock with no laneway or electricity. For the last 3 years I have been cutting trees and building a road to our building site. I have been on a waiting list for the last 3 years for tesla solar and powerwalls and haven't heard anything. I am hoping to use the huge battery on the CT to help when we are building and to add storage for the solar.
 

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With the global financial crisis getting worse by the day many people around the world are losing their homes and living in vehicles.

The cybertruck will be one of the best vehicles to live in. Vans are difficult to remain stealth and you are more inclined to get the knock.

Cars are better than vans or SUVs for remaining stealth but not so much room.

Trucks were never very good for living out of unless you cover the truck bed.

CT is like a cross between a truck and an SUV with the vault covered over.
I guess it depends on several factors, like can the front seats recline all the way back and connect with the rear seats? I’d imagine it would be more comfortable sleeping in the cabin vs. the vault because of climate control, ability to drive away, etc. If there’s no midgate or pass-through from the cabin to the vault then how will it be heated/cooled? If the vault is 6 feet exactly anyone 6 feet or taller will not be able to lie down unless it’s diagonally and then only one person can fit in the vault. The vault cover is sloped. How much headroom would you have if you sat up? Would it be like sleeping in a roomy coffin? How would you get out of the vault if your phone died while you were in the back with the cover closed (emergency release)?
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