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  • Its time to see how the Rivian Holds up with daily use and trucky situations... Get a free shaker from HUEL here: jlinks.io/jerryrigeverything Huge thanks to Huel for sponsoring this video. I'm a huge fan of electric vehicles - and ive been looking forward to this Rivian R1T for the past 3 years. How does it hold up after 2 months of doing real world truck stuff though? Today we find out. Unfortunately something is already broken...
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  • Bill LaBrie
    Bill LaBrie 5 months ago +348

    I think a genius solution to the automatic bed cover issue would be to not have an automatic bed cover.

    • Bob Saturday
      Bob Saturday 5 days ago

      how will the weak limp wristed fake macho woosies ever survive not having a useless gizmo actually doing something that takes about as much strength as any 9 year old could manage

    • Youtubers with long Youtube names are interesting
      Youtubers with long Youtube names are interesting 23 days ago

      These vehicles are gonna make people even more lazier! Well at least if something does happen, it’s either a tire popping or the battery died. 😂😂😂😂 I mean I’m not against people owning one. Own whatever you want. Just don’t come at me about the environment like y’all did when people refused to wear masks 🤪

    • Tristan Mikoleit
      Tristan Mikoleit 26 days ago +1

      I'm seeing an option on their website for a manual one, not sure if that's new or not.

    • Yichen Wu
      Yichen Wu Month ago +2

      @BC I feel like its likely this, the traditional form of trucks are extremely inefficient aerodynamically speaking. but then they felt that if they just had a regular bed cover without any tech or anything fancy behind it, it would ruin their futuristic branding. so they then settled on an underengineered automatic bed cover.

    • BC
      BC Month ago +2

      Agreed but I wonder if Rivian put the cover on to reduce wind resistance at the tailgate.

  • Tristan N
    Tristan N 23 days ago +14

    The "can't drive while door open" thing really gets to me. That is absolutely insane what if the door sensor breaks or there's an emergency. Even the falcon wing doors on model X allow you to drive with them open

    • John Smith
      John Smith 9 days ago +1

      Yeah, these "safety" "features" seem to be solving a problem that is less of a problem than when this feature breaks...

  • Ergo42
    Ergo42 4 months ago +212

    Any safety system that prevents driving depends on perspective. How common is that preventing driving due to open door saves a life compared to needing to take off quickly in an emergency: falling tree, bear attack, volcano. I wouldn't want to be dealing with a door jam due to a bush while trying to take off from a grizzly or moose attack. I'll vote for the driver being in full control of safety, as they are the one responsible for the vehicle. The vehicle on the other hand doesn't have the intelligence to determine when to correctly adjust safety measure depending on the situation.

    • C B
      C B 7 days ago

      I hear you. We have werewolfs around here. Same thing. I want to be able to drive away from the werewolf attack, even if my door is open.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 9 days ago

      How TF am I supposed to open my door to see/adjust how well or poorly I'm lined up between parking spot lines?

    • 1911 Earthling
      1911 Earthling Month ago

      Send them a message maybe they will let you drive away in a jam. Good luck.

    • 1911 Earthling
      1911 Earthling Month ago

      The smart highway. The smart car. The smart watch. The smart phone. The smart refrigerator. The smart home. Try notifying apple to unlock your smart device. But I own it dam it!

    • 1911 Earthling
      1911 Earthling Month ago

      Don’t get a Tesla they lock people out of their cars for not authorizing repairs. Hey Elon can I get my wallet? Let me in! Please?

  • Warsign01
    Warsign01 4 months ago +125

    The door closing issue is probably caused by not enough inertia due to the mass of the door. Ford had to add ballast to the outer edge of their doors when they went to aluminum.

    • Bob Saturday
      Bob Saturday 5 days ago

      come on , are people really getting that pathetic and weak ?

    • David Vaught
      David Vaught 2 months ago

      I found my ram doors are very well balanced for ease to close. More over it kills me when passengers slam my door closed so hard it feels like my head is gonna explode do to pressure.

    • The Buffing Wizard
      The Buffing Wizard 4 months ago +29

      @Joseph do you realize Ford aluminum is just aluminum? They didn’t create their own metal lol.

    • Joseph
      Joseph 4 months ago +1

      Ford aluminium is trash

  • Good Time Luke
    Good Time Luke 4 months ago +83

    This video is produced so well! The camera placement, locations, and vocal presentation were great. Plus the content seemed like it had a lot of thought, care, and experience behind it. Thank you for making this, it was fun and informative to watch!

  • Nick Dial
    Nick Dial 5 months ago +1467

    The automatic bed cover breaking is not a small thing, that shouldn't happen after minimal use and 1500 miles, and it absolutely should be covered under warranty.

    • hzuiel
      hzuiel 2 months ago

      @Big Mike These companies are springing up left and right to take advantage of EV craze and tax credits, and it looks like at least a couple of them including rivian might go bankrupt rather fast, leaving customers out to dry. They always over promise and under deliver.

    • David Aguirre
      David Aguirre 3 months ago

      @john kindon it's a truck... it's what it's made for

    • MisterB
      MisterB 5 months ago

      @Bruce Wayne I drive that in a month. Maybe he's mostly doing close errands and not away from his new location yet?

    • Sine Nomine
      Sine Nomine 5 months ago

      @Mama Mia actually it creates more drag and lowers range if you can't close it.

    • Shane Saari
      Shane Saari 5 months ago

      @john kindon I agree to an extent, operator error should not be covered under warranty. On the flip side, if this cover got jammed by one or two slivers of cardboard, that's poor engineering.

  • Shawn Chidester
    Shawn Chidester 2 months ago +3

    Each issue pretty consistent with other reviews I've seen on youtube. Sure hope they get software updates out for the dashcam while driving and the overly minimal dashboard display. Minimal is good, but as with all things too much of a good thing is bad; balance is always best. Both should be a no-brainer for them, we'll see if they're listening... Hopefully the dashcam things isn't due to a lack of storage for the videos (and no USB port for external storage if necessary).

  • Eskimo_Airgunner
    Eskimo_Airgunner 4 months ago +6

    It suffers some of the same issues that other off-road styled soccer mom vehicles suffer. Independent suspension is great for comfort and low profile tires great for handling but when it comes to off-road use they are not optimal.

  • Eskieguy
    Eskieguy 4 months ago +3

    I'm always amazed when some of these add-ons continue to work in a driving environment. Side steps on Navigators, electric tailgates on pickups, anything electronic that hangs under the truck. The suspension sounds a lot like what I heard about early air suspension on cars. I suspect they'll fix it.
    I dunno, nothing you said would convince me not to buy this truck, the shortage of charging stations in my town maybe.

  • KeithKman
    KeithKman 2 months ago +1

    5:55 - ALWAYS add glass coverage to your auto insurance especially if you have a newer vehicle where the windshield is over $1000. Glass coverage is a few dollars extra a month on your car insurance. Worth it!

  • Marco St. James
    Marco St. James 3 months ago

    The video recording capability both parked and moving is a huge must in my book.. if they can incorporate the Cadillac HD camera during driving in the dash that would be smoking awesome too

  • Mark
    Mark 5 months ago +4

    Great video and it seems like an incredibly capable truck! What is the cost of a fully loaded Rivian? Is it more than the fully loaded Lightening at over $90k?

  • Caleb Belk
    Caleb Belk 4 months ago +10

    Darn it. Even with the inconveniences, I still want the Rivian R1T so bad! Great vid!

  • Will
    Will 4 months ago +16

    Meeting this guy is one of my favorite memories. Always inspiring to see how this channel has evolved over years. 👍

  • Black Conservative Patriot
    Black Conservative Patriot 5 months ago +168

    Zack makes great videos no matter the type of tech he’s tackling. But man, as a red-blooded American, how can you not watch this entire video about a truck. I even sat thru the Huel portion of this video!

    • J L
      J L 5 months ago

      @Some Other Dude Matter of taste I think the headlights look good and the entire design is Great. All things being equal I'd buy this truck for its looks.

    • Heathen
      Heathen 5 months ago

      How can I not watch the whole video?? EASY!! I’m not stupid!! Shove that over sized Barbie truck up your gerbil holes!! 🐺

    • Demetrick Sherbino
      Demetrick Sherbino 5 months ago +1

      DFTT I my l no n

    • Snoo Lee
      Snoo Lee 5 months ago +2

      @James Mcdonough That's not a truck. That's a toy for heating up your expensive toy food paid for from your toy account.

    • Snoo Lee
      Snoo Lee 5 months ago +4

      @kurnaz tilki Thanks a lot Zack for 20% inflation. Appreciate it, buddy. I guess like most idealistic democrats Zack is rich.

  • posatronic
    posatronic Month ago

    Love to see these real life vids great work, minor but first teslas were 100k and there hasnt been a tesla delivered for less than 50,000. They do some tricky sales tricks saying 44,500 but they are required to add manditory items that jack it up to , you guessed it 50k. I do hope they can someday deliver the 35k car they promised. Again great job.

  • DeAtomizer
    DeAtomizer 4 months ago +27

    In hindsight, do you think you'd be better off with the Lighting? It seems to be a problem-free truck and it is based on a proven platform. Also, watching channels like TFL trucks etc, the Lightning seems to be a decent off-roader.

    • Mythix Clothing
      Mythix Clothing 3 months ago

      Ford is trying to push Rivian . Not the other way around . Ford lightning is cool and all but look at the R1T. Remember when Tesla started? Well (Hopefully) This turns out better over the years. Seems like Tesla wants production < Quality ; seems like RIvian wants Quality > production . I think once Rivian can figure a way to produce the quality it will blow Tesla out. I hear Rivian has something that will blow the plaid clean away. I mean Tesla is telling the people about some cyber truck and then you have RIvian actually giving the people an R1T . I like your advise but either with the purchase of the Ford Lightning or not it will be better for Rivian becuase Ford is for Rivian .

  • Bill Cutlip
    Bill Cutlip 5 months ago +3

    It does feel like the majority of your suggestions can/will be covered in over the air software updates. Bet the cover issue is due to a piece of cardboard being pulled down into the cover track. The cover motor probably closes the “closed” loop based on resistance/load.

  • Commander ZiN
    Commander ZiN 4 months ago +21

    How good are Rivian at warranties and fixing your tray cover?
    That'd be interesting.

    • Commander ZiN
      Commander ZiN 4 months ago +1

      @Harlan Jackson yeah, it would either need to be designed so this couldn't happen or there was an easy way to clear it. Otherwise they'd need a big warning about max fill lines.

    • Harlan Jackson
      Harlan Jackson 4 months ago

      @Commander ZiN I agree. Look at the video at 1:40 where the cardboard is stacked up to the top of the bed. Light as cardboard is, and thin, I could see the possibility of one of the top pieces just under the cover being pulled into the narrow slot where the cover enters. Did you notice a piece of the cardboard move with the cover?

    • Commander ZiN
      Commander ZiN 4 months ago +2

      @Harlan Jackson if it allows cardboad to be sucked in then that would be pretty poor design. It could be a possibility though. I'd expect that to be covered under warranty unless there was something in the manual about avoiding it.

    • Harlan Jackson
      Harlan Jackson 4 months ago +1

      Good question. And what's the possibility that a bit of cardboard got pulled into the mechanism stopping the cover from opening all the way?

  • OUT OF DARTS
    OUT OF DARTS 5 months ago +379

    What?! You're not supposed to actually use the truck for anything! Great seeing the in action footage.

    • hornback86
      hornback86 4 months ago +1

      I worked at Lowe’s and had customers demand we not scratch the truck bed while loading things like retaining wall blocks. I mean at all, not even scuffing. 🤦‍♂️ “It’s a truck, dude. Why do you even own it?”

    • Lerma Bean (Please Call Me Lemur)
      Lerma Bean (Please Call Me Lemur) 4 months ago

      As if these silicone valley jerks would actually call it a truck

    • realemonful
      realemonful 5 months ago

      @Lawn-N-Order Landscaping Right? What truck lol

    • Lawn-N-Order Landscaping
      Lawn-N-Order Landscaping  5 months ago +1

      dont use your truck for truck stuff 😅

    • realemonful
      realemonful 5 months ago +3

      @Vjotkr John Hanek lives downtown Alabama by the sounds of it lol

  • Lizzbeth Gaming
    Lizzbeth Gaming 4 months ago +1

    Fair, honest statements as always. Great video and nice to see how it's holding up.

  • C R
    C R 4 months ago +8

    Range dropped by 50% when towing. Unusable in my view for towing.

  • Mozer Dude
    Mozer Dude 4 months ago +1

    It’s funny,I watched a different review on the Rivian and the guy made a comment about how small the gap was between the cover and the truck bed, he mentioned it probably won’t be long before some debri gets caught in there! Definitely something they need to change!

  • Ethan!
    Ethan! 5 days ago

    Hey Jerry a few things about your concerns that might be helpful for you.
    1. The dash board, the left button on the left side of the steering wheel, if you hold it it will go to other features that'll pop up on the left side of the instrument panel.
    2. The door not shutting with a soft close is due to the new seals to make it more tightly secure againt the wind noise etc.
    3. About the adjusting while at a stop light, it's auto leveling itself. While driving the vehicle, let's say you have it in standard mode it will lower to a low setting to help you gain more miles for your trip. When stopping auto adjust back to your setting of standard mode.
    4. Your Tonneau Cover does need a calibration done so It can close properly. It happens at times that it will get out of calibration do to possible objects in the way etc. This can be at any Rivian Service Center and they'll be happy to help!

  • bluesboytyler
    bluesboytyler 5 months ago +286

    I think for a truck that actually gets used, a manual folding or rolling cover would be better. Feel like the electric one is more for people who use the truck bed a handful of times per year, and didn't really need a truck to begin with. The less complex something is, the harder it is to break!

    • rolls _879
      rolls _879 Month ago +1

      @Ru Be your comment contradicts itself

    • Ru Be
      Ru Be Month ago

      Because this is a truck for people who use trucks. This is a toy. Not a truck.

    • Ru Be
      Ru Be Month ago

      Because this is a truck for people who use trucks. This is a toy. Not a truck.

    • Robert Kubrick
      Robert Kubrick 4 months ago

      @Johnny White How long is the bed on a Peterbilt again?

    • Robert Kubrick
      Robert Kubrick 4 months ago

      @Johnny White I have a diesel truck with a 9'4" bed and if yours is less than that you don't own a truck. If you want to go that route.

  • Clint S
    Clint S 5 months ago

    I'm not sure if the rivian truck drops the door windows just a little bit when you open the door, like some other vehicles. But, if it doesn't that would be an easy and programmable solution to helping the doors shut more smoothly.

  • Castle Laser Design
    Castle Laser Design 3 months ago

    Excellent video. Started with the Silverado, then went to the F-150 but then I started reviewing the Rivian and once I got past the odd front head lights I am so sold and am anxious. I am in agreement with the display (with the amount of money, just update and give us some useful info). My only concern is on options: they offer a Dual Motor and Quad Motor, I am guessing the Quad Motor is superior for towing and off roading? Also, is $10k really worth 86+ extra miles or just plan well? Is 314 miles est miles really 300 miles if I am not towing?

  • R. Mayer
    R. Mayer 4 months ago +6

    EV-towing range is a huge difference between petrol. There are not enough charging stations overall and the range just isn't far enough; like the cell-phone grid 15 years ago. Granted, that trailer would cut fuel range in half in a lot of trucks too, but that distance is still further than the half you get with an EV.

    • Matthew Ostrand
      Matthew Ostrand 3 months ago

      @ACanadianDude true but carrying a heavy engine, transmission, and other parts you won't use 90% of the time means it will use more electricity and perform worse than a normal EV. So it would only be worth it if you take road trips like every week.

    • ACanadianDude
      ACanadianDude 4 months ago +2

      This is why I want to push for more plug-in hybrids until battery tech gets better. Having both an electric drivetrain for shorter routes, and a petrol drivetrain for longer drives would provide the benefits of both. And most people don't do much long distance driving, so it would still have HUGE benefits to reducing gas consumption.

  • Brett's Garage
    Brett's Garage 4 months ago

    Very helpful video. I'm looking to upgrade from my old 06' GX470, but I have to go to some rural outreach clinics that are about 2 hours away every week, with no charging station between my homebase and there. I think the Max battery would make me feel better but priced out that comes to like $95k, sheesh.
    Other concerns. How would this be leaving it outside 24/7? Also how is it in water, i.e. would it be able to launch a boat?

  • ThreeTwentyTech
    ThreeTwentyTech 6 months ago +780

    This channel went from smart phones to electric vehicles and I'm not even mad 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Bob Saturday
      Bob Saturday 5 days ago

      but you are insane to say something so weird .

    • NonLegit Nation 2
      NonLegit Nation 2 5 months ago +1

      I'm hoping he gets a DeLorean Alpha 5 whenever they release them.

    • Blox117
      Blox117 5 months ago

      @Use my Male Karen Video⚠️ i await the video where he reviews your mother

    • Use my Male Karen Video⚠️
      Use my Male Karen Video⚠️ 5 months ago +1

      @ThreeTwentyTech EVERYTHING Jerry wants, not what we want. It's his channel after all. You might want to try Lane Bryant for that 😉

    • ThreeTwentyTech
      ThreeTwentyTech 5 months ago

      @Use my Male Karen Video⚠️ so where is his videos about female dresses for women over 50?

  • John McDonald
    John McDonald 5 months ago +13

    Absolutely shocked something has broken. I would have expected more from a company with such a long history of…… oh wait.

    • J H
      J H 5 months ago

      @Lawn-N-Order Landscaping L O L !

    • Lawn-N-Order Landscaping
      Lawn-N-Order Landscaping  5 months ago +1

      @J H mars

    • J H
      J H 5 months ago +2

      Exactly and where is the nearest dealer for service ?

  • Joe O'Connor
    Joe O'Connor 5 months ago +3

    Thank you for calling a truck a tool and supposed to get dirty. I put my '07 F150 through a lot of work and she rips and I can't stand seeing all these big trucks looking spotless and untouched by anything other than pavement lol

  • NewDevilman
    NewDevilman 4 months ago

    What a great video! A proper review. I just think Rivian should really adopt apple car play and google instead of their own. The car industry has been through this already. Car brands charging $2000 for GPS map and infotainment system, it didn’t last long.
    Come on Rivian, accept the tech and allocate that to a different department.

  • TheCgodb31508
    TheCgodb31508 4 months ago

    Great video. Dash should absolutely contain every aspect of vehicle performance. That is one of the reason people buy the EV.

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke
    AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke 6 months ago +806

    Cool truck. Great update. (Though if I spent $75K on a truck, I'd be super disappointed the bed cover broke already)

    • M Sharp
      M Sharp 4 months ago

      @FlexibleToast son u were done when u started lol.

    • FlexibleToast
      FlexibleToast 4 months ago

      @M Sharp you continue to be wrong. You don't think EVs can be tuned? Lol, you know so little of the subject and make such grand claims. Enjoy living in your delusion. I'm done here.

    • M Sharp
      M Sharp 4 months ago

      @FlexibleToast I think I know where u are confused. Yes an ev more is more efficient than a standard every day passenger car. A gas engine can be built to function in a variety of different ways. The average build is a middle ground between max power and max efficiency. When built and designed for max efficiency, they blow evs out of the water. And that highlights another drawback of evs. U can't do anything to them. U can't tune them, build them, ect.

    • FlexibleToast
      FlexibleToast 4 months ago

      @M Sharp there is the willful ignorance. Yes they're massively more efficient. It's clear it's not worth having this discussion with you if you can't accept even some of the most basic facts. Glad you're not in a position to have any sort of authority on the subject.

    • M Sharp
      M Sharp 4 months ago

      @FlexibleToast more efficient? Not even close. The opposes been proven. Gasoline has a massively higher energy potential.

  • Ed Rodrigues
    Ed Rodrigues 4 months ago +2

    Did I miss it?
    We saw what the computer calculated towing the trailer,
    did he show the actual range?
    Other videos using the Ford Lightning, only got 86 miles.
    Any hills or head wind will severely kill the battery.

  • Brian4All
    Brian4All 5 months ago +6

    I wouldn't expect the price of this truck to come down over time. Its priced in the luxury vehicle range. Rivian may come out with a more base model truck or smaller truck that's cheaper. I also wouldn't consider this truck to be in the "technology" category like consumer electronics (TVs, DVD players, Drones, etc) where the price for a similar product drastically comes down over time.

    • Justin Purcell
      Justin Purcell 2 months ago

      @Lawn-N-Order Landscaping or people like myself who use a truck and are willing to sacrifice size just so I never have to walk into a dealership for service again.

    • Lawn-N-Order Landscaping
      Lawn-N-Order Landscaping  5 months ago

      its for people who want a truck but dont need a truck.

  • Denis LeBlanc
    Denis LeBlanc 5 months ago

    As for the doors.... crack one window and try it again. It might be sealed tight. If so they could program a window opening kinda like a modern convertible.

  • none
    none 4 months ago +7

    awesome ... very, very well done - a useful and very intelligent, real world review - I am subscribed!

  • Anonym
    Anonym 6 months ago +5822

    I like that you really use your truck, not like most people just buying it with no need or use. You’re a real truck guy.

    • Trey Donnell
      Trey Donnell Month ago

      @M G I mean some people want a vehicle that can fulfill any need that might have. That doesn't mean they're gonna through at the environment and cargo daily.

    • I fix cars
      I fix cars Month ago

      @M G well my f150 costs 41k and after taxes and warrantys it was about 50k (I live in Cali taxes are crazy with trucks) and now you make fun of me because I don't wanna haul your shit ? Naww either you pay me an I'll do it or I'm just hauling my shit. Remember just because your homie has a truck dont mean you can use it!

    • I fix cars
      I fix cars Month ago

      "YouR A rEaL TrUk GuY" lmao 🤣😂 not everyone with a truck records their daily truck use and puting it on the internet.

    • Jordan
      Jordan Month ago

      @Smok3 SHO why would you buy a sports truck for offroad, the lightning is lowered

    • Simon
      Simon 2 months ago +1

      I like that you really use your sedan, not like most people just buying it with no real need or use. You’re a real sedan guy.
      See how stupid it sounds? Should people who never use their back seats just buy a two seater?

  • pbilk
    pbilk 4 months ago

    Great video! it seems to have better towing range compared to a recent video I saw comparing F150 Lighting and a gasoline Chevy Silverado.

  • Kevin Lucas
    Kevin Lucas 4 months ago

    Great insights on needed info, had one of these electric truck covers only issue was using windshield washer to de ice in the winter. Love the truck though.

  • A. Voltz
    A. Voltz Month ago

    The spare tire in the bed that requires removing everything out of the bed to access could eventually be a major issue as noted in your other off-road video of another Rivian. Yet Honda still does the same with their Ridgeline.

  • Scott DePanfilis
    Scott DePanfilis 4 months ago +1

    I've only seen one on the road two weeks ago. I'm still waiting on purchasing a EV hybrid truck. Charging stations need to improve a lot more (5 to 10 minute super charge) before I commit.

  • WHAT'S INSIDE? FAMILY
    WHAT'S INSIDE? FAMILY 6 months ago +1174

    Not sure if you remember, but the Rivian we drove in Colorado for the Test Drive had a broken Truck Bed Cover. It would not open or close and was stuck in about the same spot as yours.

    • toriless
      toriless 5 months ago +1

      They have not even built that many either, only a few thousand.

    • hdj81Vlimited
      hdj81Vlimited 5 months ago +4

      @Don Caluga like the tail gate. why electric? cost much more and is not good.......

    • JizzyJake
      JizzyJake 5 months ago +1

      Maybe it's a feature

    • Richard Kule
      Richard Kule 5 months ago +1

      @Brett Blankner He is a Tesla Bot prototype.

    • Brenny McPhees
      Brenny McPhees 5 months ago +1

      @Brett Blankner I think he sounds a little more like a robot.

  • Marcus Vincent
    Marcus Vincent 2 months ago

    Haha.. I find this funny because I worked at a company that made parts for this truck. We had Rivian employees at our plant over seeing everything. Making sure we were keeping up on QC. At one point we were supposed to check every single part for multiple things coming out of the cnc machines. But only being being able to do 3 parts an hour. That wasn't really possible. As far as I know they're still having issues.

  • Douglas Heyen
    Douglas Heyen Month ago +1

    My real test will be to see how these electric vehicles perform in the winters. Also what happens if you get stuck in snow. Will the heaters be adequate to keep passengers warm? What is the lowest recommended temp these ev are to operate?

  • SCARLETBIRDS
    SCARLETBIRDS 4 months ago

    for the mirror problem backing up i added a corner slant mirror meant for giving a wide view but instead of left to right i point it to look down from the inner corner and then put a puck mirror opposite of it for area alert, however on my f250HD i have extending mirrors that let me get a better rear view of things so i can see around and past the trailer better

  • TonyD
    TonyD 4 months ago

    Hi Jerry, awesome authentic review. I wish you would do one on the Ford Lighting EV. I'm interested in that vehicle but I want to know what's I'm dealing with, sonce the EV technology is relatively new.

  • Divyam Maheshwari
    Divyam Maheshwari 6 months ago +468

    We want a teardown of the Rivian, but I think it won't even survive the bend/bin test 😅

    • j Walster
      j Walster 6 months ago

      "the batteries ruptured at 5-6 degrees, the paint started to buy, and now my truck is a bond fire"

    • Kaleb Fernandes
      Kaleb Fernandes 6 months ago +1

      @Ling Xing bones are bones and bones break.. as Zack always says...

    • Udbhav Singh
      Udbhav Singh 6 months ago +1

      @The Half Blood Prince 😂 I thought the same

    • Udbhav Singh
      Udbhav Singh 6 months ago

      😂😂🤝

    • Divyam Maheshwari
      Divyam Maheshwari 6 months ago +1

      @Ling Xing 😏

  • JohnBanski84
    JohnBanski84 2 months ago

    I’m not sure if its you or your team but whoever puts together your sponsored ad segments….well done. You seamlessly put them in there and they also don’t take away from the video👌

  • John Clerke
    John Clerke 4 months ago

    i really like these trucks, i travel for work and stay in an area with no way to charge the truck for multiple days doing well over 400KM so i just cant own one, but some day when the battery tech is there i would buy one

  • Patrice Steiner
    Patrice Steiner 4 months ago

    Now there’s an electric truck that could pull our little trailer. Very cool. Over time, it may come down today our price range. Will look forward to that. Thanks for showing it really go through its paces in the real world. Thanks

  • Unkn0wn C0mmand
    Unkn0wn C0mmand 5 months ago

    Great video, man. Nice, objective viewpoint. Look forward to future ones!

  • Ben Sullins
    Ben Sullins 6 months ago +819

    Solid. Something that bugged me about the cameras also is if you have the tailgate down the backup camera is useless. It'd be nice to be able to switch to the "bed camera" in this case instead of the one under the bumper.

    • Kain Yusanagi
      Kain Yusanagi 4 months ago +1

      @Paul Vincent Arriesgado More likely it was designed that way, for making sure that you aren't going to back up into the concrete block or curb of a parking lot/space.

    • Pops Smith
      Pops Smith 5 months ago +1

      Downward facing shows you the confused look of a thief trying to find the catalytic converter to steal

    • H RALF
      H RALF 5 months ago

      @sphigel How about split screen?

    • harry walker
      harry walker 5 months ago

      @JerryRigEverything i heard rivian dont exist anymore.. plus. why buy one.?. ev,s are not green. you could make 4 std cars for the production price of that, plus, you still need elec., from somewhere..try fitting solar pnls, which by the way,,are non,,re cyclable..as are wind farms..its a yupi brain dead scam..millenial bs..plus, its not a real 4x4. its for green padocks.. total waste of space. recources.. live the dream....you are...

    • sphigel
      sphigel 5 months ago +3

      I’m sure that’s a liability issue. The bed camera wouldn’t show the area directly behind the truck. You could easily run over a kid by relying on the bed camera to reverse.

  • Glenn Beadshaw
    Glenn Beadshaw 4 months ago

    To be honest those are good figures for a truck pulling a lot of weight I'm actually impressed... and I don't say that very often.... anything brand new has some issues to iron out that's the way of life

  • GET2222
    GET2222 2 months ago +1

    That cover was bound to break. Hopefully it's covered under warranty.

  • Avrey Pietila
    Avrey Pietila 4 months ago

    I have to agree with the not being able to move with the door open. I like keeping my driver door open when backing up a trailer, it allows we to watch the back left side corner of the trailer.

  • GET2222
    GET2222 2 months ago +2

    Rivian glass seems to crack a lot easier, which includes the roof glass. I'm curious how the Cybertruck glass will compare when it comes out.

    • GET2222
      GET2222 Month ago

      @Operator 801 so basically a category killer and selling more EV trucks compared to everyone else. You’re probably right.

    • Hilary Albutt
      Hilary Albutt Month ago

      Lol i remember when BMW rear windscreen used to explode!🤣🤣🤣. They had to make the glass thicker.

    • Operator 801
      Operator 801 2 months ago

      About on par from what we've seen so far. XD

  • Robby Price
    Robby Price 4 months ago

    I saw a Rivian on the road this week. They look cool. But I would be pissed spending that much on a truck that breaks so easy.

  • Shafer Hart
    Shafer Hart 4 months ago

    5:23 I can already see this becoming a huge problem during the winters as the years go by lol

  • Tyotee 43
    Tyotee 43 5 months ago

    The two things I've seen most of my truck guy friends hesitate on is the towing performance and too many gadgets and gizmos. These are guys still driving 80's-2000's trucks, so they have no gizmos. This truck is almost there, I would say, just make one cheaper without the unnecessary motorized parts and you're golden. (Bed cover, etc)

  • Esa Edvik
    Esa Edvik 4 months ago

    All of the EV manufacturers seem to have adopted Apple as their guide to UI design - force everything, allow no modularity or customizations. Just give people the choice of items they want to see on the monitors. I think Merc has a few buttons you can customize as shortcuts, but can't recall seeing that on anything else.

  • Robert Zambrana
    Robert Zambrana 5 months ago +158

    A widget-based dash would be smart. Get your speed by default but then you can add what gauges or numeric display widgets you want, delete the stuff you don't, and you're spot-on about how those cams would be useful for more than security!

  • jrrrj
    jrrrj 4 months ago

    I like your reviews i hope you do a year review as well i curious about that battery life longevity

  • Paul Pangilinan
    Paul Pangilinan 4 months ago

    I’m not a truck guy but this video is really entertaining and informative!

  • selwocc
    selwocc 4 months ago

    Very professionally executed video. Thank you!

  • John Wick
    John Wick 24 days ago +1

    I've been an auto mechanic for over 20 years. Many of the problems I see daily could have easily been avoided by simply following the vehicles maintenance schedule. I use a program on my computer called Automotive Wolf car care software to keep track of all the maintenance for my 3 cars, a truck and even a generator. It automatically can send you text message reminders when any type of service is due. Two of my vehicles have over 200,000 miles and have never needed any repairs. Want to save money? Follow your maintenance schedule!

  • Chris Favreau
    Chris Favreau 5 months ago +180

    This is why it's good to wait a couple of model years, if possible, so that the manufacturer can (hopefully) work out the kinks.

    • Magnum Ondeko
      Magnum Ondeko 5 months ago +1

      Humans are always making mistakes. ..Or it is designed to break.

    • Guillotines For Globalists
      Guillotines For Globalists 5 months ago

      @Thabiso Mogano Plenty of idiots willing to take the plunge first, thankfully!

    • Eros Sinema
      Eros Sinema 5 months ago +1

      Exactly, but some meat heads have to be the trendiest, coolest person on the block. Fools.

    • toriless
      toriless 5 months ago +1

      Yeah, even Toyota makes mistakes, avoid the Corolla Cross, really just a remake of their old Matrix.

    • Heero yuy
      Heero yuy 5 months ago +2

      i wish more people would wait that way companies dont sell anything and go bust

  • Oskar
    Oskar 5 months ago

    I like watching videos like this, because I am not an EV fan. Heck, I'm not a "modern" car fan. I occasionally hop into these reviews to see if things have changed. This whole video was a bunch of "nope" for me. I'm glad other people enjoy these products and they serve a purpose. Nice to see an unbiased review of something like this. I don't know what state you live in, but take a look online - you may find your state allows a free windshield replacement. My state has a law that insurance companies must cover one windshield per year (without deductible).

  • solomon shelton jr
    solomon shelton jr 2 months ago

    dude you have the perfect voice for what you do ,very informative and clear videos keep up the great work!,

  • Desert Guy
    Desert Guy 5 months ago +4

    This guy is a true truck owner thank you for this honest review.

    • Jon C
      Jon C 4 months ago

      A true truck owner lol. I bet you're a true judge of who makes that true owner list!

  • mrrpepsi24
    mrrpepsi24 4 months ago

    With this being an electric truck, and if you spend much time off the pavement, and you are out in the wild and off road, how well is this Electric truck going to hold up against Water, mud puddles, snow when it collects underneath and compacts in little crevices ?? just saying, water and dirt have away of being where they are not seen or wanted

  • Gaming Norwegian
    Gaming Norwegian 6 months ago +128

    I honestly find it kind of insane how car manufacturers can put nearly a dusin camera`s on a vehicle, and NOT have them record as dashcams all the time. How can they miss such an obvious potential use case for all the camera`s...

    • Bad Drivers Of The NorCal Area
      Bad Drivers Of The NorCal Area 6 months ago

      @Flowgang Semauda Martoz Yes. Cameras take next to no power at all. Plus, they are already running anyway. Recording wouldn't add anything.

    • USugo
      USugo 6 months ago

      the same way, still not having 360 surrounding view

    • James
      James 6 months ago

      @Flowgang Semauda Martoz they're used for the self driving and safety stuff.

    • TheBowerbird
      TheBowerbird 6 months ago

      This is coming in the next software update.

    • PashaUndertow
      PashaUndertow 6 months ago +1

      I'm not sure if you were including Tesla's on this list or not, but they do indeed have both Dashcam and Sentry mode options available as long as you provide an external drive to save the footage. Pick up a thumb drive and you will be good to go. It will store roughly 45 minutes to an hour of Dashcam footage and many incidents of Sentry mode before you have to delete anything.
      Then if an incident were to occur that requires you to save footage, you can then save the Dashcam to a separate file for later usage. It happened to me and luckily the guy that hit me was a stand up dude and admitted it was his fault and I never needed the footage. Had it been someone not as honest, then I would have submitted the footage immediately.

  • Andrea
    Andrea Month ago

    For the automatic bed cover they should have a release lever to pull if the cover doesn’t function properly then you can operate it manually.

  • Torbox1
    Torbox1 2 months ago

    Ford, and most other manufacturers, have the vehicle select park when the door is opened while in gear but you can still put it back in gear after the door is open, I think its a good compromise between safety and convenience. Also what happens when the door ajar sensor goes bad? You cant even drive the vehicle to get it repaired, you would have to get towed. The doors being harder to close its either an adjustment that is not quite right, the striker in the door jam can be adjusted in and out usually, or the aluminum doors are to light and they need to add a bit of ballast weight, preferably in the form of sound deadening, two for one deal.

  • casbott
    casbott 5 months ago

    If I was to get a EV I would get one from a long established car company that knows build quality.

  • Daron Deckard
    Daron Deckard 4 months ago

    Awesome review sir. I was on the fence with this vehicle, but I think that I will take a closer look at this vehicle. Thx

  • Toby Baden
    Toby Baden 5 months ago +199

    Good review! I’d classify 2 of the “minor” issues as possible show stoppers unless there’s reasonable work arounds: truck won’t move if a door is open (you could be stranded if a door closed sensor fails). Constant ride height adjustment at stops would really be annoying. - also $1000 deductible is ridiculous (mine’s) $100.

    • Adierit
      Adierit 5 months ago

      @TheRainHarvester If it's parked in a collection and left to sit, like most collections the door wouldn't be opened for a very long time. Hence why your logic makes no sense. They wouldn't design a sensor that would go and trip codes just from the door being shut too long. That's way too nonsensical.

    • TheRainHarvester
      TheRainHarvester 5 months ago

      @Adierit not when it's the driver's door.

    • Adierit
      Adierit 5 months ago

      @TheRainHarvester unlikely, as if this car is ever parked in a collection it would present the same situation as making the sensor think the door is shut forever.

    • TheRainHarvester
      TheRainHarvester 5 months ago

      @Adierit not necessarily possible. Most sensors are on i2c bus and might notice if the sensor is stuck in the closed position. It MIGHT work now....and it MIGHT not work later with an update.

    • toriless
      toriless 5 months ago

      cars do, they just beep a lot

  • puma51921
    puma51921 4 months ago

    Have you lost battery life in the winter? I've seen videos of other EV losing up to 2/3 of their range in the winter.

  • Mewregaurd Hissyfit
    Mewregaurd Hissyfit 5 months ago +2

    As I personally do not like the Rivian, I am captivated by the EV's as a whole.
    I am with you on the dashboards though. Not just for the info, but for the integrated looks and style.
    For something so expensive, I would expect the dashboard to be integrated, not have a couple of tablets slapped on the dash.
    I'm also with you on the cameras. If they are going to have cameras installed, then they need to be used for everything a vehicle would need to use cameras for, including Drive Cam. I would think that the safety of the people IN the vehicle, as well as the vehicle itself would warrant a Drive Cam. This also goes for the access ports for plug in's and such.
    I'm shocked that the doors don't close themselves or shut themselves electronically when you close them.
    This is very interesting it's hard to get them shut all the way.
    I do have some questions..........
    Do the instrument panels have battery operation itself? (do they show the physical and temperature status of the battery as well as usage)
    Have you had any issues with the battery not functioning properly in cold or heat?
    Have you had any strange "electric" smells or burning smells?
    What maintenance, if any, have you found these EV's need often or constantly?
    Is the final total cost of purchasing an EV (including accessories and charging station) equal, or more than that of a fuel driven vehicle?
    Thanks for all of your status updates. All of this info is of great use to anyone interested in EV's!!!

  • Steven Schoenstra II
    Steven Schoenstra II 5 months ago

    You've gotta do the most important test.... what level does it scratch at?

  • Island Viper
    Island Viper 4 months ago

    A whole bunch of stuff was bad, broken and misaligned on my Tesla model Y before 200 miles. Now I have 6000 miles, more bad stuff appeared including phantom breaking paint flaking and body misalignment. What pissed me off even worse, when confronted about the misalignment, the service writer at Camarillo Tesla said, "oh it was designed that way. WTF?

  • Utkarsh Mishra
    Utkarsh Mishra 6 months ago +265

    I always see these expensive cars with whole bunch of tech as gadgets rather then a tool but the way you used your truck definitely put some confidence in me that these are more than expensive gadgets.

    • Private JR
      Private JR 4 months ago

      What do you do for a living if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Max Windham
      Max Windham 5 months ago

      @Nilo Nova Didn't realize $80k wasn't expensive, you can buy a Ford Lightning for about $25k less.

    • ian
      ian 6 months ago +3

      @Nilo Nova uhhh no shit? you’re the one that just straight up said it isn’t expensive period, though. the OP called them expensive and you came in and said “no they aren’t i can afford it🤓”
      pretty sure he’s already aware he’s not the target demographic considering he’s watching a youtube video on the car and already is aware it’s too expensive for him.
      again, your claims of affordability for yourself are irrelevant to the original comment

    • Malice
      Malice 6 months ago

      That's all cars really. I love the tech like eyesight technology on my aunts Subaru as it helps keep her safe as she ages and helps keep us safe. Sometimes the tech even makes it better at its job like air suspension so you cam compensate for the weight your adding if your towing a really heavy load.

    • Kevwe Patani
      Kevwe Patani 6 months ago +2

      @Nilo Nova you sound like a character from a Wattpad novel
      Have also never lost any money on wall street?
      And founded a fortune 500 company out of high school??

  • Dave B
    Dave B 5 months ago +10

    Remember when you regenerate power going downhill you can only recover a portion of the energy, about 20% max. This is a benefit but a lot of people think it's all the power. If you fed that much power back into a battery, you'd still lose a lot through resistance but you'd light the battery on fire doing it.

    • DL H
      DL H 4 months ago

      Jere, he never said anything about 'efficiency'. The truth is that he is right, it is strictly an engineering design call: The circuits, the battery, the coolant, etc. can't handle the full power backfeed from possibly 10,000 lbs of truck and load going downhill in full regen mode. So, the 20% is a safe place to stay without overloading the system... (And, since I am an engineer, with my own EV, and have seen these exact numbers, I agree with Dave.)

    • jere lievone n
      jere lievone n 5 months ago +2

      regenerative braking is closer to 70% efficient, unless you also use normal brakes at the same time. if it was 20% EV motors would overheat. energy doesnt just disappear.

  • Mike Romo
    Mike Romo 4 months ago

    Nice video--informative and, as I am sure you hear a lot, your voice is oddly calming and is a welcome change from so many other hosts out there that seem to use volume and manic manicness to get their points across. Thanks for taking the time to make this!

  • Mike O
    Mike O 4 months ago

    The thing i noticed when you opened the truck bed full of cardboard was that it was full to the brink and the top layer was retracting along with the door. My guess is a bit of cardboard jammed in the mechanism underneath.

  • Maureen R.
    Maureen R. 2 months ago +1

    I wouldn't say your tonneau cover broke I would say something's blocking it from closing.

  • TDPEquinox Productions
    TDPEquinox Productions 6 months ago +325

    Not being able to drive with the door open is actually a bigger problem than it seems. In a few years when things start breaking more regularly on these things, it's entirely possible that vehicles that are otherwise perfectly able to drive are stuck because of a faulty door sensor.
    Scream warnings at me sure, but don't prevent me from driving.

    • Andre P
      Andre P 4 months ago

      @Justin Williams ...my current 2022 & previous 2019 Rams 1500, both with rotary shifters, also prevent moving the vehicle with the door open. To a certain degree I can understand that it is considered a safety feature, as one is more likely to exit the vehicle without placing the truck in "P" on vehicles equipped with rotary shifters.
      However, for those of us who - as Jerry said in his video - like to open the door for maneuvering in reverse (one can often see more details with direct vision as opposed to through the mirror), this restriction is a royal pain in the south-end of a northbound mule.
      A better solution would be to have a weight-sensor in the driver-seat, which as soon as it becomes lighter (akin to getting out of the seat), applies the brakes ....akin to my Kubota Cross-Over tractor, where the engine shuts off if I exot the cab with a running engine without the park-brake applied.

    • TDPEquinox Productions
      TDPEquinox Productions 4 months ago

      @Brent M. And? 99% of vehicle sales are done with the expectation that it will be road legal. If you want to buy a farm vehicle that will never be road legal, sure. But that's entirely different than most passenger vehicles.
      Farm trucks are usually road legal too.

    • Jim K
      Jim K 5 months ago +1

      @Three Stans if i recall correctly ford tried that in the 80's. i worked at a dealership and i vaguely recall lifting my rear off the seat to start...'82 or '83 t-birds???

    • Brent M.
      Brent M. 5 months ago +1

      ​@TDPEquinox Productions wearing a seat belt on your own property (farm in example given) wont be a "legal requirement"

    • Potato Head
      Potato Head 5 months ago +1

      That's as stupid as that movie 2012. They couldn't start the boat because one of the doors was jammed, and everyone almost died.

  • Unknown -X-
    Unknown -X- 4 months ago

    Without taking apart the cover and knowing how it works and finding out why it isn't closing all the way. It's kinda hard to say it broke vs you broke it.

  • DAMIAN TALOS
    DAMIAN TALOS 4 months ago

    Got to see few of these on the road now. It’s funny how not to many people are talking about the size of this thing. It’s like having an electric Ford Ranger.

  • soyUsernameWasTaken
    soyUsernameWasTaken 3 months ago

    Finally a tech video that do a long time durability test lol.
    Real people use these techs for years. Not just change them when the new model comes out.

  • Craig Thomas
    Craig Thomas 4 months ago

    Great examples of new cars having unneccesary gimmicks. Electric pop out door handles: pointless for the sake of probably 1 or 2 mpg....electric load cover: pointless, keep it manual....even while driving the lane graphic was glitching showing the truck driving over the line and then flicking back in. Just all pointless gimmicks.

  • HereIgoAgain
    HereIgoAgain 5 months ago +148

    "I'm no expert on the statistics, but I feel like more accidents happen while your moving." Pure gold. Great review. Enjoy your R1T, and good luck on your off-road wheelchairs.

    • Tim Rakes
      Tim Rakes 4 months ago +1

      Just to add to the statistics going the other way, I've had 4 vehicles run into while they were parked. Just saying.

    • Jebus Christ
      Jebus Christ 5 months ago +6

      @HereIgoAgain I’m a little banged up but most importantly the other guy is also fine. He even forgave me and said vehicles can be replaced. People can’t. Really good guy and he gave me peace of mind.

    • HereIgoAgain
      HereIgoAgain 5 months ago

      @Jebus Christ Sorry! Hope you are OK.

    • Jebus Christ
      Jebus Christ 5 months ago

      @HereIgoAgain I caused the accident. I wish I was joking. Always put your seatbelt on before moving the vehicle.

    • HereIgoAgain
      HereIgoAgain 5 months ago

      @Jebus Christ LoL. Driving doesn't cause accidents. Unexpected stopping causes accidents.

  • John Lockard
    John Lockard 4 months ago

    I'll have to wait until Rivian makes a battery w more capacity. Losing most of your range while towing is a serious downside.

  • Parnelius
    Parnelius 4 months ago

    I'm trying to figure what mountain peak is that is, I know the mountain range I just can't discern which peak it is. These definitely seem like a good option for midsize truck, but I think I'd go with the Ford

  • Feugene Macariola
    Feugene Macariola Month ago

    Your video is awesome and very informative. May I know how many solar batteries are needed to fully charge your RIVIAN Truck? or maybe you can point me in the right direction.

  • Jonathan Llamas
    Jonathan Llamas 4 months ago

    THANK YOU!!
    Finally someone used a pickup truck for what it’s worth.
    Not just to haul a surfboard to the beavh

  • Fred Fish
    Fred Fish 5 months ago +257

    My wife calls it 'breathing' when the R1T adjusts the height at stoplights. In my three months, I have many of the same complaints at just over 4,000 miles. The doors being hard to shut is not an issue to me because I like the quiet. Thanks, Jerry.

    • leolol
      leolol 5 months ago

      @Fred Fish good point, but im sure there are ways to fit one way vents, or even fit them above the watet line.

    • Fred Fish
      Fred Fish 5 months ago

      @leolol If there was a vent for the pressure release, the truck could not be watertight. It can wade up to 3 feet, or until it floats.

    • Keith Black
      Keith Black 5 months ago

      @jb007gd so does my 30 year old BMW. I would think they can accomplish this with an OTA update.

    • jb007gd
      jb007gd 5 months ago

      I would think that would be fixed with an over-the-air update. My Tesla automatically cracks one of the windows just a bit when the door is shutting, then rolls it up.

    • leolol
      leolol 5 months ago +2

      @Chris Underhill so they just didnt put a vent for the pressure in the cabin? Usually all cars have that, for this exact reason...

  • NandoCarrasco
    NandoCarrasco 4 months ago

    Considering the price, I think every truck/car guy agrees with you.