Washable floor?

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I would like to be able to get in the truck with my wetsuit still on and not worry about the consequences. I had seat covers for my old truck that worked pretty well, but it's the floor that I'm usually concerned with.
I agree. And by the way hey neighbor, I'm over here in Baldwin Co., AL. My brother lived in the metropolis of Lynn Haven, a nice change of pace from PCB.
 

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For me it depends on how insulated the floor is. In cold weather, I’d want something catching the snow/ice/salt and having padding and carpet underneath that liner would be necessary if the floor didn’t insulate well from outside temps. Personally I’d never use a hose to spray out the interior but I’m not in construction.

I’m a big fan of easily replaceable components - but every car mfg always makes it very difficult and expensive to replace interior surfaces subject to everyday wear. Whatever is likely to get scratched or dented over time should be easy to unbolt and replace by the owner...that’s what I’d do.

It’s great that the exterior is bullet proof - but it’d be great to be able to easily replace a steering wheel, dash, console cover, seat cover, etc when they’re not looking so hot anymore. That’d be a major selling point imo - inside showing wear? No problem - $1300 in parts and 2 hrs of low skill labor and your truck looks new inside again.

My range rover is beautiful inside - but things get scratched, leather gets discolored, etc and it costs a fortune to replace, so nobody does it. I think replacement part sales would double or triple if they weren’t hard to install and reasonably priced.

And WHY does everyone put important switches - or any switches - right next to cup holders. One spill and the switch gets sticky. Why.

Got off topic and started to rant...sorry. 🙂
Well, on the good side I would hope the battery would regulate the floor temp just by being there, I here you, I used to live in Kodiak, AK and am familiar with cold a bit. I remember the old-style Land Rovers, you could practically build one from a kit out of a box if you had the VIN number for proof. Good Idea.
I had a '77 Toyota Landcruiser , once a year I would shovel out the sand in the floor board and start a garden.
 

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"Work Truck" trim levels of Ford and GM trucks can be configured with rubber floor instead of carpeted. But Tesla doesn't seem to offer the literally dozens of customizable options like the other mfg. do, so I predict they won't offer this option. The floor should be nice and flat, so probably a pretty easy retrofit.

I imagine WeatherTech will offer a set of floor liners for the CT. If so, that is a good option. They have a tray design that catches most everything. When they start getting "full" of melt water, sand, and dirt, you pull them out and dump and rinse.
Was thinking weather Tech as well. Aftermarket items for sure.
 

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Both my trucks ('86 Toyota and '99 Dodge Ram") had the "carpet delete" option. Just vinyl flooring. Yes it's easy to clean, but there is one big downside.... if you drop/spill a large soda (like, then lid comes off), the it goes EVERYWHERE inside the vehicle.... don't ask how I know this.....
 

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I like the idea of just opening the doors and cleaning out the cab floor with a hose. Did it many afternoons in the military washing out the truck in the motor pool. NO CARPET it's just a dirt sponge.
👍 Being able to hose out CT interior would be great. Design some drain points, dries in 30 min
 

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Before the CyberTruck was announced and I was planning on getting a Jeep Gladiator my plan was to remove carpets and bedline the interior. The Wrangler and Gladiator come with drain plugs already.

If you add drain plugs, it will not 'float' and could make fording wetter than it needs to be... but I think I have seen turn and pull up drain plugs you can add after market...
 

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👍 Being able to hose out CT interior would be great. Design some drain points, dries in 30 min
That's the way my 69 Chevy truck and VW van were. Just sloped the rubberizes floors toward the doors. Really handy when I was into Motocross. Or tracking in mud and snow.
 

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I would like to be able to get in the truck with my wetsuit still on and not worry about the consequences. I had seat covers for my old truck that worked pretty well, but it's the floor that I'm usually concerned with.
Although I rarely need to do this it would be awesome to be able to drive in a wet wetsuit, or some othe super grungy clothes, without worrying that I have destroyed my truck (or, worse, feeling the need to buy crappy seat covers). Same for my dogs!
 
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Washable floor with a drain plug is a great idea. I understand you can always add an "weather Tech" option. But this is a new design truck. Why not design it so a Weather Tech mod is not needed?
 

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Really hoping Cybertruck’s interior design is as durable and tough as the exterior. Muddy work boots and wet dogs with pokey claws should be a zero worry situation 😎
 

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Or, if it is not standard, have a 'rough and tumble' interior, and a 'luxury' interior and let the person ordering decide.

I can see some marine grade fabric and foam for the seats, sealed dash and connectors, as well as sealed computer in the rough and tumble interior that will not care if the inside gets a little wet and can be cleaned our rather easily.

That alcantara does not look that durable or stain resistant, and wet leather seats sounds like a nightmare.
 

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Or, if it is not standard, have a 'rough and tumble' interior, and a 'luxury' interior and let the person ordering decide.
Curious about people who would value luxury over utility in Cybertruck. Maybe I should post a poll...
 

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If there is a cost savings, many fleet vehicles would be ordered with the rough and tumble interior...

Unless they are like contractor salesman cars, then they will have the luxury interior.
 

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My Tacoma came with carpet mats on top of carpet to keep the carpet clean. It also came with a Bedliner to protect the bed. If you have to add an additional to layer to protect the thing, the thing is poorly designed. There should never be a need for aftermarket parts to make anything functional as it's intended, that just means the OEM left money on the table for someone else.
I sure hope cybertruck comes with a durable hard floor that I can hose or blow out. Perhaps have to lift the truck on one side to make the water all run out. Then for the folks that want carpet ( me when I'm going to the opera) Tesla should make carpet mats that lock into place.
If weathertech can make rubber mats to protect carpet. They can make carpet mats if Tesla fails to do the right thing.
 
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