Tesla and the Cybertruck camper market

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They would need to be made for the dimensions and bed shape of the CyberTruck.

The sloped sides (the 'sail pillars') are probably the biggest change, but also the over cab design would need to be different (or non-existent).

There are some photo-shop jobs of mock-ups of truck bed campers for the CyberTruck.

The larger bed load that the CyberTruck can handle would allow for more some pretty interesting designs. Maybe even enough to support water tanks at the bottom, slide-outs or tilt-up options...

And with power and air available, actuators to lift and/or move components once parked and leveled could be interesting.
 

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They would need to be made for the dimensions and bed shape of the CyberTruck.

And with power and air available, actuators to lift and/or move components once parked and leveled could be interesting.
CG will be critical with elec/air suspension. Too high CG/top heavy will outweigh the ability of air suspension to control rebound. Bounce is a contributing side-effect but computer/AI systems would handle any harmonics that setup.

I taken notice of Aussie escapist design such as Tommy Camper and Tvan which are fair weather solutions for those below 41° parallel. Northerner's will want trail behinds for 3 season comforts like Airstreams and toyhauler's.

Cybertruck should surprise with third party innovation built for its iconic design and power defining luxuries. Demand will grow the category for CT specific solutions.
 

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Regarding Tesla and the Cybertruck camper market, which of these 3 possibilities would you guess is most likely?
  1. Tesla designs and builds a camper model in-house
  2. Tesla partners with a camper design company (like Four Wheel Campers)
  3. Tesla leaves the camper market entirely after-market
#4 Option: Elon shall surprise everyone by having unforeseen surprise Camping features.
 

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CG will be critical with elec/air suspension. Too high CG/top heavy will outweigh the ability of air suspension to control rebound. Bounce is a contributing side-effect but computer/AI systems would handle any harmonics that setup.
Once stopped, not while under way.
 

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New forum member here - bumping this thread to hopefully address a related subject.

I'd like to use the Cybertruck for camping with one of the new self-contained slide-ins such as a Kimbo 6 (https://www.kimboliving.com/) or Scout Olympic (https://www.scoutcampers.com/). While I know that the 6.5' Cybertruck bed length works with those campers, I'm not sure about the other dimensions.

The bed width doesn't appear to be listed anywhere and based on the photos and the overall truck width, likely will not be an issue. That said, it would be very useful to know what the bed width actually is.

I'm also interested knowing the height of the cab as both campers extend over that area. From the photos, it doesn't really look like this is an issue and in fact, it looks likely that the problem will be the reverse (excessive clearance over the cab). It would still be useful info to know this dimension.

What about miscellaneous things like tie-downs? It's not clear to me that the bed has these, though it's hard to imagine it doesn't. In terms of payload, the Cybertruck has more than enough to handle not just lightweights but nearly any pickup truck camper. I think it will make an excellent travel vehicle, assuming the charging structure gets a bit more built out.

I'm sure there are others in the Cybertruck community who have similar plans and for their vehicles. I'd be very interested in any feedback and suggestions on this subject.
IIRC, the bed is 57 inches wide.
 

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Once stopped, not while under way.
Interesting...expected AI could outperform an old school steel swaybar by dynamic dampening shock control. Cross AI off the list for dynamic control of CG dynamics.
 

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Interesting...expected AI could outperform an old school steel swaybar by dynamic dampening shock control. Cross AI off the list for dynamic control of CG dynamics.
That is what I get for posting when I am tired.

I was referring to leveling and such for camping and when expanding campers and such, not about adjustments while underway.
 

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What will be really important is getting the trailer to fit as much as possible into the wake of the CyberTruck.
 

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