You might consider yourself a bit of a lone wolf, an adventurer, or simply a true blue Aussie battler looking for a small slice of wilderness. However you decide to look at it, if packing your ute, your canine mate and an esky, and heading towards the red centre is your idea of a great getaway, you’ll be needing a reliable set up.
We’re not talking about the kind of setup where you’re tricking your mates into robbing a train heist-style, you duffer! We’re talking about your ute canopy set up! You’d be surprised by the amount of time you can save on packing. With a well laid-out canopy like AusBox, you can get on the road faster, and spend more time doing what you like best – cracking a cold one and watching that orange sun descend on a wide, barren landscape.
Now we’re done with the romanticising, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s how you can customise your canopy with Austates, to make the most out of every trip.
No matter how big your ute tray bed is, storage is always possible! After all, going out ‘Woop Woop’ means you’ll be needing a lot of equipment. Perhaps you want a full canopy covering the entire tray? Or simply a few boxes with a flat space in the middle, for longer, overhanging objects? Is your ute tray a little too short? Overhanging canopies will provide you with that extra bit of room. AusBox can even provide underbody water tanks to really optimise space, and ensure that you’ve always got H2O on hand!
When you’re out bush, every additional piece of equipment you need could be the one that saves your life when you find yourself in a pickle. If you’ve packed everything in your ute and still don’t have enough room, we can install roof racks for you. Specifically optimised so that you can pack everything PLUS the kitchen sink if you need it!
Carrying a spare tyre is standard, but when you’re pressed for space, it can be hard to find room for it. We can easily attach your spare on the back of your canopy without any issues. We can even design the fittings so you can attach two for extra security!
Our ute boxes are made for mining contractors, so you know they’re made of tough stuff. If you’re looking for something to hold your camping gear without committing to a full canopy, nothing beats AusBox’s aluminium tool boxes. Made specifically for rough conditions, these boxes feature rubber door seals to keep the dirt, grime and rain off your equipment, and drop locks to keep the dingoes out of your grub. Each box is mounted on 50mm spacers so that you can get the hose out and give underneath a good spray. That red dirt can hang around like a bad smell.
Shelf and drawer configurations
We can configure the shelves and drawers in your canopy or boxes any way you like. This means all similar items can be kept together to make camping and packing much easier. Unpacking might even become a thing of the past, as you can just keep all your gear packed inside the box. And with the help of a mate, lift it all off your tray and store it in your garage until the next adventure. Being a bushman has never been easier!