The Ultimate Ute Camping Setup

Are you ready to hit the road and get out into the wild?  A few key upgrades will help you set up your ute with everything you need for a day at the beach or a long-term expedition.

Having the right set-up lets you enjoy your time on or off the road.  You can live the good life, explore off the grid and get the most out of your ute.

Rubber mats for utes provide durable and easy-to-clean protection for the vehicle’s interior, shielding it from dirt, mud, and wear and tear during rugged usage.

Tray and Canopy

This is really the starting point of your adventure.  A high-quality aluminium tray and ute canopy is a must.  They provide security, weather resistance, accessibility and a world of customization options.

You can add pull-out kitchens, awnings, tents storage drawers, and roof racks.  The amount of customization you can do to an ute tray and canopy is limited only by your imagination and the weight of the vehicle.

You can opt for a “lift-off” canopy or a fixed permanent installation.  One good thing about the lift-off variation is the added versatility.  Remove your canopy and you have a fully functional flatbed tray for carrying firewood, furniture, or a motorbike.  When you’re ready to get back on the road, simply put our canopy back on, bolt it down and you’re ready for your next adventure.

Power System

Having your own power system on board gives you a sense of freedom on the road.  You aren’t tied to campgrounds or parks to run our electrical appliances.

With solar panels on the roof, a 2000-watt inverter and 2 100AH lithium batteries you can generate all the power you will need.    You can run a refrigerator, lights, compressor, and hot water system.  All the comforts of home while you sleep under the stars.

It’s also a good idea to carry a generator.  You might end up in a campsite where you don’t have good access to the sun, or run into multiple days of bad weather.

Portable Refrigerator

To keep your beer cold, you need a portable refrigerator.  A portable fridge will do more than that. You can carry and keep fresh fruits and vegetables, sauces and everything else you need to put together a gourmet meal.

Ute portable refrigerators come in different sizes and styles and can be run from solar or a generator, depending on your campsite.

Hot Water System

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of a long day in the wild.  Whether you enjoy hiking, off-road biking, surfing, or fishing, taking a hot shower at the end of the day, helps you wind down and relax and sets the mood for a great evening.

Suspension Upgrade

If you want to get out and go offroad, you need to upgrade your suspension.  A suspension upgrade sets you up to get maximum control of your vehicle on winding inclines and declines on rocky trails.  Lifting your vehicle gives you better ground clearance and improves driving characteristics in all types of road and trail conditions.

The great thing about building the ideal rig is that you can go slowly and build on it over time, as funds allow.