Protect & Style Your Cargo with the Rivian R1T Tonneau Cover: See It In Action Now!
The Rivian R1T Tonneau Cover is a great addition to the R1T and provides an extra layer of protection for your cargo. The cover comes in two versions, manual and powered, with the Adventure and LE packages offering the powered version. The manual cover consists of four panels that slide into a track on the bed rails, while the powered version has a motorized system that opens and closes with the press of a button. The powered version also stores neatly away in the gear tunnel when not in use.
The manual cover is easy to use and requires no power source, making it perfect for those planning to keep their R1T long term. It is made from durable materials and can support weight if needed. Additionally, each panel latches in separately so you can remove just one or two if hauling something tall but not full length.
The powered tonneau cover offers convenience and ease of use with its one-touch operation. It will stop and reverse direction if it senses an obstruction while closing, and pressing the open/close button twice allows you to stop what it's doing and then do the opposite function at the second button press.
Overall, both versions of the Rivian R1T Tonneau Cover provide excellent protection for your cargo while adding style to your vehicle. The manual version is ideal for those who plan to keep their R1T long term, while the powered option offers convenience and ease of use with its one-touch operation.
In this video, we take a look at the Rivian R1T Tonneau Cover in action. We show how easy it is to install and use both versions of the cover, as well as demonstrate its features such as one-touch operation and obstruction detection.
We also discuss some tips for using your tonneau cover properly, including making sure that all four panels are securely latched before driving off with your cargo covered up. Additionally, if you have the powered version make sure to press twice on the open/close button when needed so that it will stop what it's doing and then do the opposite function at second press.
Finally, we provide an overview of why having a tonneau cover is important for protecting your cargo from weather elements or theft while adding style to your vehicle. The Rivian R1T Tonneau Cover provides excellent protection without compromising on looks or convenience - watch our video now to see it in action!
Does anyone know yet how the manual cover will open and close?
Explore trim gets manual cover. Adventure and LE get powered cover. I believe so, on the list of upgrade items with the Adventure package is a "powered tonneau cover" so I think that means explore package people would have a non-powered version of this and I'm curious if anyone has seen what that is like.
Is there space between the cover and "tailgate"?
It looks like there is space between the cover and "tailgate". So looks like NOT water or dust proof. CS told me it was 4 panels that slide into the track that the power cover slides on. The rear panel has a latch that keeps them all in place. This is a bit disappointing as I was hoping you would only have to remove the rear panel or two if hauling something tall and shallow, but this makes it seem that you would have to do all or nothing, or the remaining panels would be sliding around. The panels can be stored in the frunk or gear tunnel when removed. That is not what the pictures and other videos have shown, definitely water tight. I think you are seeing the curve of the seal as it touches the tailgate, which looks like a gap, but is just a shadow. Watch it on 0.25 speed. You can see the tailgate move a little as the tonneau makes contact. It will not be a problem for leaks (at least not initially).
Does anyone know what happens if you press the open/close button while it's still opening (or closing) and then close it again?
My understanding is it’s exactly like a garage door. It will stop what it's doing and then do the opposite function at the second button press.
Any info on what happens if it's closing and it hits something in its way?
It should sense an obstruction and stop. It will then reverse and open back up. If it doesn't, you can press the button again to make it reverse. It also has a manual override in case of power failure.