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Posted: 01/23/20 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.


Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button.


I do, I have a couple of small folding step stools that tuck in either side of my bed box. I'm not lowering the tailgate and climbing over everything else every time I need to get at something small that is in the front of the bed.


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wilber1 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.


Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button.


I do, I have a couple of small folding step stools that tuck in either side of my bed box. I'm not lowering the tailgate and climbing over everything else every time I need to get at something small that is in the front of the bed.


Seems to be a good argument and a selling or marketing features for Cybertruck. Just push a button to lower the truck for the wifey to climb up.

But don't teach wifey how to do it so she won't be driving it.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.


Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button.


I do, I have a couple of small folding step stools that tuck in either side of my bed box. I'm not lowering the tailgate and climbing over everything else every time I need to get at something small that is in the front of the bed.


Seems to be a good argument and a selling or marketing features for Cybertruck. Just push a button to lower the truck for the wifey to climb up.

But don't teach wifey how to do it so she won't be driving it.


Too funny. [emoticon]. My wife has a reservation for a cybertruck. I came out of the shower one day and she says “guess what I just did”. [emoticon].

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Too funny. [emoticon]. My wife has a reservation for a cybertruck. I came out of the shower one day and she says “guess what I just did”. [emoticon].


[emoticon]

Now, this early, you have to strategize on how to get her password to access and drive "her" Cybertruck.

And check the provisions of your marriage contract as to whether "her' truck will be conjugal property and you not being able to drive it constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" where you would need a court order for joint custody (and unhindered access).

Meanwhile, please express my congratulations to her.

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Too funny. [emoticon]. My wife has a reservation for a cybertruck. I came out of the shower one day and she says “guess what I just did”. [emoticon].


[emoticon]

Now, this early, you have to strategize on how to get her password to access and drive "her" Cybertruck.

And check the provisions of your marriage contract as to whether "her' truck will be conjugal property and you not being able to drive it constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" where you would need a court order for joint custody (and unhindered access).

Meanwhile, please express my congratulations to her.


Heh heh. I hear ya.

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I wasn’t a big fan of the looks of this one but thought it would have a shot at some competition for the S or X. Not looking good for the next few years for the Mercedes EV’s. The Germans are getting hammered on the EV front.

https://electrek.co/2020/01/23/mercedes-........-target-in-half-battery-shortage-report/

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I wasn’t a big fan of the looks of this one but thought it would have a shot at some competition for the S or X. Not looking good for the next few years for the Mercedes EV’s. The Germans are getting hammered on the EV front.

https://electrek.co/2020/01/23/mercedes-........-target-in-half-battery-shortage-report/


What could be a Cybertruck killer will be EVs in Mercedes M Series and old Land Rover Defender configurations.

EV is the future but I think truck owners are mostly still traditional. That's why we cannot let go of our Jeep whose looks did not as much depart from the WWII counterpart.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

I wasn’t a big fan of the looks of this one but thought it would have a shot at some competition for the S or X. Not looking good for the next few years for the Mercedes EV’s. The Germans are getting hammered on the EV front.

https://electrek.co/2020/01/23/mercedes-........-target-in-half-battery-shortage-report/


What could be a Cybertruck killer will be EVs in Mercedes M Series and old Land Rover Defender configurations.

EV is the future but I think truck owners are mostly still traditional. That's why we cannot let go of our Jeep whose looks did not as much depart from the WWII counterpart.


We both drove Jeep’s for awhile but unfortunately in a high salt environment. They kinda disintegrated.

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Reisender wrote:

wilber1 wrote:

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.


Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button.


What's a tonneau cover?!? I've heard of canopy's, useful if you haul co striction tools like my sons. Really a major pita if like me, you haul bulk material like soil, rock bark etc doing landscape construction with truck. Have only had one xanapy. Spent 90+% of the time off the truck. Lumber pipe racks are useful.
Tonneau cover?!?!? Is that a fancy term for front engine compartment cover?!?!? Or bra like some VW bugs had to keep rock chips on hold?!?!?
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Reisender wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

I wasn’t a big fan of the looks of this one but thought it would have a shot at some competition for the S or X. Not looking good for the next few years for the Mercedes EV’s. The Germans are getting hammered on the EV front.

https://electrek.co/2020/01/23/mercedes-........-target-in-half-battery-shortage-report/


What could be a Cybertruck killer will be EVs in Mercedes M Series and old Land Rover Defender configurations.

EV is the future but I think truck owners are mostly still traditional. That's why we cannot let go of our Jeep whose looks did not as much depart from the WWII counterpart.


We both drove Jeep’s for awhile but unfortunately in a high salt environment. They kinda disintegrated.


Got a Jeep mostly for farming. It's a brute and mostly don't even need a road to go where you want it to go.

And if it got stuck in the mud or steep terrain, I have a winch and four of the tires have chains.

In some really sticky-wicket, I have to use all that my mechanic warned me to be a little more careful as I might rip the differentials off it's mounting. It was fun!

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