Poll: How often do you use your frunk? (Or see yourself using it)

How often do you use your frunk? (Or see yourself using it)


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I don't want my laptop in there in summer because it's insanely hot.
On a hot day, parked in direct sun, our frunks are the coolest part of the car.

Maybe because our cars are all white and yours is a dark color.
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Depends what you mean by "use."

With my Y I keep my tire repair kit up there, so I suppose I use it always. Same goes for my Polestar 2. I keep rarely used work items up there, like my hardhat.

But if you mean, like open it up and put stuff in or take stuff out... rarely. With the Y we really only use it for road trips. So two or three times a year.
 

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On a hot day, parked in direct sun, our frunks are the coolest part of the car.

Maybe because our cars are all white and yours is a dark color.
Or maybe you have disabled, the interior, climate control? Or maybe you live in environment with less sun than Arizona.

But aside from the heat, I find the frunk to be the least convenient location. And in yet another factor, theft is really not a consideration around my area, so leaving things visible inside the car is normal.
 

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I think anyone who thinks they won't use the frunk much because they don't use it today are ignoring the lack of "trunk" in a truck. Even if the bed is available, and even if there's under-bed storage, it's simply not a good space for many things. The frunk of the CT will be the new trunk from a usage standpoint.

In our Y, we keep all of our charging and tire repair gear in the frunk. It get used maybe once every month or two based on travel needs (e.g. adapter at a public J1772 charger). But in our Rivian, the frunk is used several times per week because the bed is either too large or the under-bed storage too inconvenient.
 


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I've never heard of frunk content causing an issue during a collision, but it's probably not a great place to store your katanas and hand grenades
I saw someone put propane tanks in there and I'm always nervous when I have them in the car. They usually go in the back seat.

But then again, I've seen a propane-powered forklift get a puncture in person. And I've seen blevies.

Is there any technical reason why the rear seats couldn’t fold up ‘or’ down, depending on some lock and lever system?
Yes.

But they fold up in the pre-production prototype.

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In my 2 years and 61k miles of ownership of my Y, I've used the frunk twice, and opened it three more times to fill with wiper fluid. I'd use it more if had a power option and the lid didn't seem so flimsy. Each time I close I'm worried about denting it. On the CT, if powered, I anticipate using it regularly to keep the cab clear of items and not have them rolling around the bed.
 
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I've lined our Model 3 frunks with a single layer of reflectix bubble foil insulation:
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and this foil tape:
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It's cut and taped to fit the contours of the frunk and has a hinged lid that flips back. Foil tape forms the hinge but the enclosure is not taped to the car, it just lifts out like a lightweight frunk liner with lid.

I leave it in the frunk permanently and use it every time I go grocery shopping, usually without cooler packs, it keeps the ice cream, milk, meat and veggies cold for the trip home, even if I decide to make a couple of detours/stops. I use the Tesla phone app to open my frunk as I exit the supermarket with my cart full of groceries.

For road trips I have a large soft-cooler I put inside the bubble foil enclosure with one or two of these inside:
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The cooler is this from AO Coolers (Carbon Stow-n-Go):
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Ice is out-dated and I can't believe anyone still uses it in normal cooler usage. The Cooler Shock flat packs are far colder than ice and last two days (cold) to three days (cool) in my setup, even travelling through 100-degree deserts due to the bubble-foil frunk wrap keeping a cool environment around my soft cooler. It may help that my hood is Pearl White to also reflect the sun's energy.

Ice is messy and not as cold. The Cooler Shock packs will freeze produce if you leave them in direct contact with the packs because they are not filled with water but a solution that has a freezing point of 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, no drain is necessary. These work far better than the hard-shelled "blue ice" packs. I like the large size Cooler Shocks, on an extended road trip I will ask the front desk of the hotel or motel I'm staying at to put it in their freezer overnight when I'm departing the next day. You could also use more smaller Cooler Shock packs so they fit in your room freezer.

Depending on the layout of the Cybertruck frunk, I plan to do something similar. I may construct a box of 1" Dow Foam Board sized to fit a cooler for even better performance. You might be surprised how much better a cooler works in hot weather when it's kept in it's own cooler environment. When I lift the bubble foil lid of the frunk liner I made for our Model 3's, the cooler is surrounded by cold air, even on a hot day. Since my cooler does not take up the full width of the frunk, there is a cool space beside the cooler suitable for things like cheese, bread, and other items that don't need to be ice cold.

Well-made soft coolers rock! Skip the cheap Made in China stuff. Most coolers that hold this much stuff require both hands to lug around, I can haul the Stow-n-Go with one hand. Run your cooler dry, much mo' betta' with a thermally efficent system like I've described above. Summer is coming, don't be stuck with warm beer and soggy food in a messy flood of melted ice!
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I will probs get a plug in cooler if CT has a plug in frunk

That's a pretty dope setup tho.
 


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Valuable input.

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Or maybe you have disabled, the interior, climate control? Or maybe you live in environment with less sun than Arizona.

But aside from the heat, I find the frunk to be the least convenient location. And in yet another factor, theft is really not a consideration around my area, so leaving things visible inside the car is normal.
Oh, no. The frunk is only cooler when comparing it to the cabin with the A/C off. I generally don't leave the A/C on when I'm not around. So I'm comparing tempertures of the non-conditioned cabin with the frunk, after they have both been sitting in the hot sun. The frunk always wins.
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