TThe festive season is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up some of the best 4×4 and camping products to take you further these holidays. Plus, they’ll make some great stocking stuffers, too.
Hulk 4X4 Tailgate Assist Kits
Hulk 4X4 has just expanded its range of vehicle-specific fitment tailgate assist kits, now including a wider range of four-wheel drives. These tailgate assist kits are designed to alleviate the discomfort of maneuvering the heavy tailgate found on many dual cab utes.
All Hulk 4X4 Tailgate Assist Kits are designed to be easy to install, with every component required in each kit provided. Inside each kit, you’ll find two struts, one helping the tailgate slide smoothly and smoothly, while the other makes raising it back up a breeze. By fitting the Tailgate Assist Kit to your 4WD, you will be able to open and close your tailgate with one hand.
Kits are available to suit many popular makes and models, including Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-MAX, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok.
Scan Gauge Three
A brand new product from the ScanGage team, ScanGage 3, is designed to monitor your vehicle’s critical systems and provide real-time data through inbuilt digital gauges.
Along with monitoring vitals like transmission temperature, oil temperature, trip data and fuel economy information, the ScanGage 3 is also an OBD2 scan tool that allows you to read and clear trouble codes in the form of a check engine light. .
ScanGage 3 is easy to install, requiring no tools and no batteries. Another neat feature is the ability to customize the color backlit display to match your mood or instrument cluster to a factory finish.
TAG Next-Gen Ford Ranger Towbars
TAG has just launched its most extreme range of towbars for the next-gen Ranger. The range of new towbars includes Heavy Duty (HD) and Extreme Recovery (XR) Towbars designed in style side, cab chassis and extended cab chassis configurations, to suit all the needs of next-gen Ranger owners. Offer products.
TAG’s tower bars are a three-piece design for ease of installation, finished in a textured powder coat for style and durability, all backed by a TAG Limited Lifetime Warranty. To sweeten the deal, all TAG towbars offered for the next-gen Ranger come with a two-ball mount, pin and clip and D-shackles.
Invicta Hybrid Starter Lithium Battery
A recent addition to the range of Invicta Lithium batteries, this hybrid starter battery offers a dual purpose. It’s quite a mess to start your vehicle as well as power a 12V electric winch and run your camp accessories like a fridge or LED lighting.
The Invicta Hybrid Starter battery is made of A123 pouch cells, with a claimed output of over 1400CCA depending on the battery size selected. This is a drop-in battery replacement, which also disconnects your vehicle’s alternator for hassle-free installation.
The Hybrid Starter range has a wide range of batteries, sized to suit most applications. A unique feature is the backup jump start function, which allows you to safely start your vehicle if you leave the fridge running for a short while at camp.
Oztrail Canning 1300 Rooftop Tent
The latest addition to the OZtrail Rooftop Tent range is the top-of-the-line Canning 1300 Hardshell Tent. It features a slimline design to reduce wind resistance, a durable aluminum exterior and a unique four-point scissor frame system that maximizes interior space.
This design allows for an extra window in the front of the tent as well as more height and light inside. On top of the Canning 1300, the OZtrail includes some sturdier-looking roof bars for easy storage of extra items, or mounting a solar panel.
Premium German-engineered gas struts make setting up and packing down the roof tent quick and easy, and a 210D poly-oxford fly-over-the-entry combined with heavy-duty 280gsm ripstop polycotton canvas keeps the outside elements where they belong. belong to
Also included is a 50mm foam memory mattress with a removable luxe comfort flannel cover for a restful night’s sleep wherever you park for the night.
More information: www.oztrail.com.au
Easy Anchor Caravan Starter Pack
If the thought of using traditional tent pegs for your camper trailer or caravan gives you a cold sweat every time you go to set up, it’s time to take a closer look at these offerings from Ezy Anchor.
Designed to be quick and easy to use in the tough red and gravel dirt conditions found in the outback, as well as sandy loam-based soils, Ezy Anchors are as convenient as your awnings, hammocks, Campers come in handy when securing trailer walls … and anything that really requires pegging down.
Instead of hammering a tent peg, Easy Anchors are driven into the ground using a cordless drill or impact driver. Best of all, if your battery goes flat, you can manually remove them using a shifting spanner.
The Caravan Starter Pack includes everything you’ll need for a caravan or camper trailer, including eight Easy Anchors, four Coastal Pegs and four Outback Pegs to name just a few items. All these are neatly stored in a canvas tent peg bag.
More information: www.ezyanchor.com
Companion Rover 70AH Lithium Power Station
This Rover 70AH unit is the second largest portable lithium power station in the Companion range, and offers some very useful features for four-wheel drivers and campers alike.
First, it is light, weighing only 6.8 kg, making it truly portable. Secondly, as the name suggests it packs 70AH lithium power, which is enough to charge the fridge and phone during a weekend camping trip.
The Rover 70 can be charged directly by solar energy thanks to an inbuilt MPPT controller, as well as 240V before leaving home, or 12V while travelling. There are multiple output charging options including a 12V socket, USB and USB C to keep everyone charged up on family trips.
More information: www.companionoutdoor.com
Terraforma Rugged Terrain RT Tires
Hybrid tires are all the rage these days, and here we have the latest release from Terrafirma Tires, the Rugged Terrain RT.
The tire is said to offer a sweet spot between the aggressive off-road traction found with mud tires as well as the stability and on-road handling characteristics of an all-terrain tire.
While it’s aimed at a more budget-friendly tire, it still has plenty of features to talk about, such as a two-ply 1500 denier carcass with steel belts and chemicals for grip and resistance to road damage. A fused silica compound.
The Terrafirma Rugged Terrain RT offers a claimed tread depth of 12.1mm, and can be found in sizes ranging from 15 inches to 17 inches in wheel diameter.
More information: www.terrafirmatyres.com.au
Projecta 12V lithium battery range
Projecta tells us that its new range of 12V lithium batteries took three years of development and testing before release, and has since announced the availability of two new lithium batteries.
The first being a 100AH unit called the LB100, and the second being a high discharge unit called the LB100-BT. The LB100 offers a true 100amp discharge capacity, which is enough power to run a 1000W inverter as well as a fridge.
The LB1-BT takes things a step further, with the ability to power up to a 2000W inverter, something truly impressive from a 100AH battery. Both batteries are housed in a traditional N70 casing for ease of installation, but it’s important to note that they’re not suitable for under-the-bonnet installation like most lithium batteries.
More information: www.projecta.com.au
Ironman 4×4 RAM Foam Cell Pro Suspension
A large vehicle like the RAM 1500 requires a large suspension setup to handle the demands of the owners. Ironman 4×4 has released its range of Foam Cell Pro Suspension Kits, fitted to the 2014+ RAM 1500 DS, with springs for comfort, performance and even long-haul travel for those seeking the ultimate in off-road performance. Available in a range of prices.
Not only does the Ironman 4×4 Foam Cell Pro Suspension Kits offer increased suspension height, but it also offers increased wheel travel for the RAM platform. The Foam Cell Pro shock absorbers feature a 45mm piston and a 65mm body, all with a three-year warranty.
More information: www.ironman4x4.com.au
Clearview Cutlery Set
The Clearview Cutlery Set is a great addition to your existing camping kitchen, designed to keep all your cooking essentials easily in place and organized while on the road.
This 24-piece cutlery set includes four forks, four knives, four tablespoons and four teaspoons, as well as a chef’s knife, bread knife, paring knife, spatula, serving spoon, tongs, chopping board and even a cork. A bottle opener with screw is also included.
It can be easily stored, as the cutlery set folds open and closed, and can also be secured with its straps and quick-release buckle clips for efficient, secure storage. There are also individual pockets and elastics to prevent scratches or damage to your cutlery and crockery without banging against each other.
The cutlery set is made from a heavy-duty black canvas that provides a durable storage solution for your cutlery while you’re out and about.
More information: www.clearviewaccessories.com.au