4WD Modifications - Storage Options
We look at your options for carrying vital liquids and hardware: fuel and water tanks, racks and drawer units.
ARB's TANGO LOAD SYSTEM FOR DUAL CABS
Sporty-looking alternatives to a canopy - May 2017
ARB has released the Tango load system that incorporates a sport lid, mount system and cargo organiser.
BOATS AND BOAT CARRYING OPTIONS
Your choice of boat can depend on how you carry it - January 2018
We all love it when the boat slides into the water and we clamber on board for a day’s fun. Trouble is, you have to get the boat to that idyllic spot first…
FOLDING STEP ACCESS FROM SAMMITR
An easy-fold, sturdy step for utes and tray-backs - September 2016
We've tried folding steps in the past, but this one looks to be the goods.
FRONT RUNNER RACK FOR THE NEW HILUX
Light and strong for increased rack payload.
The 2016 Toyota Hilux Slimline II Roof Rack Kit expands Opposite Lock's Front Runner range of roof racks and outdoor accessories.
This homemade unit stows our necessities and weighs very little - November 2017
We all know that weight is the enemy when you’re packing your 4WD or camper. Here’s one way of reducing weight while providing a great storage solution.
LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS
Standard fuel tanks don't have enough capacity.
Very few 4WDs leave the factory with sufficient fuel tank capacity for extended Outback trips. Unless you have 140-litre diesel tank capacity you won’t have sufficient fuel for long bush trips.
MSA 4X4 ACCESSORIES STORAGE SOLUTIONS
We've been using this well designed and well made gear for years - February 2017
At OTA we’ve been using MSA 4x4 Accessories products since 2007. Here’s a summary of our experience with these canvas protectors and hold-alls.
MSA4X4 ALUMINIUM DRAWER UNITS
This storage solution company has gone metal - September 2016
MSA4x4 is well known for its soft storage systems, but the company has now released an aluminium drawer range that breaks new ground.
MULTI-USE CANOPIES - January 2016
Some canopy makers produce dual-purpose designs in different materials.
As utes have become larger and more powerful they're appealing to a wider range of 4WD customers - especially those buyers who want a working ute that can become a leisure vehicle when required.
You can't leave the kids at home...can you?
If the freight won’t fit inside it has to stay at home or go on top, but it’s vital you know how much is too much.
SAFE AND LEGAL LOAD RESTRAINT
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, so you need to know what's right and wrong - February 2018
The 2018 Load Restraint Guide for Light Vehicles spells out clearly how you should load your vehicle and the correct method for restraining that load.
SAFE TAILGATE OPERATION FROM SAMMITR
This kit takes the 'crash' out of ute tailgate operation - September 2016
It's often difficult to lower a tailgate without dropping it and that action can cause injury - particulalry to small children that might be standing underneath it. The T-Lift gas strut kit softens the lowering action and aids the closing action.
STORAGE DRAWER UNITS
Find your gear as easily as you do at home.
It’s easy enough to jam everything you need for a 4WD trip into the back of your wagon, but it’s not so easy getting something you need out of the jumble – shelves or a set of cargo drawers are the answer.
Water isn't always available in the bush, so carry your own supply
Regardless of how you carry water in your vehicle or trailer it’s important that you have sufficient and that it’s stored in several independent containers. Don’t put all your water into one tank.
YAKIMA'S LOCK N LOAD ROOF RACK
Aussie designed roof rack with a difference -- February 2016
Sounds Japanese, but 'Yakima' is actually the North American Indian name of a valley and town in Washington State, USA. Yakima Industries was founded in 1973 and is one of the largest roof rack manufacturers in the world.