I bought an R1T back in December. FWIW, I've had winches on my last 2 vehicles that never got used. I've found MaxTrax and a shovel to be way more useful. Over time I keep getting rid of gear and equipment that I don't use (see Hi-Lift). So while it would be nice if Rivian released an official winch option, it's not something I'm going to lose any sleep over not having.