Essential gear for Cape York

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For most of us, Cape York is a long way away, and good preparation is essential to make sure have an enjoyable time away with your family and friends, rather than have it become a nightmare. Some people tend to overthink the Cape a bit, though. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting to have all of the gear, but truthfully, keeping it simple will always be better. It also depends on how you want to approach the Cape, as you can get there via the iconic Old Telegraph Track, or you can take the development road and just duck in to see some of the sights along the old track instead. I recently spend some time up the Cape but I was mainly going fishing, rather than hardcore 4wding, and I’ll go over all the camping gear I wouldn’t be caught without.


A portable icebox is essential, and the better quality it is, the more likely it will be to be able to stand up to some punishment. The Adventure Kings portable ice boxes are perfect for this situation. The corrugations won’t shake them to pieces, yet they are available in sizes big enough to hold enough food/drink and ice for over a week if you plan effectively. It’s hot up there year-round, so having enough cool drink is a lovely way to finish off a tough day on the tracks.


Any recovery gear you can carry and are confident with will be ideal, and luckily, 4wsupacentre sells Hercules kits with everything you’ll ever need. For me, the Kwiky tyre deflator is invaluable, as the road conditions up there change frequently and getting those tyre pressures right will ensure a comfortable ride and good traction. The other part of this equation would be a Thumper MKII air compressor to inflate your tyres back up once you’ve let them down. Throw in a Hercules recovery folding shovel for good measure and you’ve got basically everything you need in a nice compact package. This is exactly the gear I used to get myself off a beach on the Jardine when I hit a spot that was way softer than I anticipated it would be. Of course, a winch is always good, but if you aren’t hitting the really gnarly tracks, you can get by without one.


Driving at night isn’t ideal, but the reality is, sometimes we get caught and it’s unavoidable. I drove a fair section of the PDR at night when I was up there and I was seriously glad I had some LED spotlights on the front of my car. The LED technology makes these lights super tough and they won’t rattle to pieces on the bumpy roads. There is all sorts of wildlife up there and plenty of it is bigger than a kangaroo, so avoiding animal strikes is a must. Also, let’s not forget, that most of us will be pulling some serious kilometres in our vehicles just to get to the Cape, so the LED driving lights come in handy on those bitumen runs, too.

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Most of us will be sleeping in swags up the Cape, and all of the Adventure Kings swags are great choices because they are able to be pitched to keep off your body while you sleep, but they offer great ventilation and solid mosquito netting. On those hot nights, I find having the swag up and off your body really helps with airflow, and a good sleep is important if you’re spending many hours behind the wheel each day. For a bit of extra comfort, lay down an Adventure Kings sumo stretcher.


While much of a Cape holiday involves being behind the wheel, some of us choose to stay in an area for a few days at a time to really soak up the atmosphere. If this is you, and you have a few bits of gear that run on a separate battery for your car, I recommend getting an Adventure Kings solar panel of some description. It’s usually sunny up the Cape and hooking up one of these panels to your second battery will ensure you don’t run it flat and lose the use of some of the bits of gear you’ve brought with you.


The great thing about Cape York is that during the most comfortable times of the season, there are heaps of other people up there, so the chances of you getting really stuck and in big trouble are slim. There are also stacks of people who have done it before, and many of them have put their experiences up on various forums and other places on the internet. As has been stated earlier; there is an infinite amount of gear you can take on a trip up the Cape, but keeping it simple and then figuring out other little bits and pieces you may need is the best way to go. You don’t have to break the bank to have a good time up there. Get out there and enjoy it.


 Rookie Camping Mistakes, and how not to make them!

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When you are just starting out going camping, there are many pitfalls that people fall into through lack of experience.

These are just a few helpful tips for getting more from your campsite and preventing some of the trip ruining mistakes many beginners make!
1.Open Camp Fire

There is a fantastic ideal, that is spread by Hollywood and TV that when you set up camp you will be able to kick back beside an open fire where you can cook dinner and roast marshmallows. This unfortunately is not the case in many places across Australia at different times of the year, as it stands we live in a harsh and dry country, where our climate can change from drought to flood in a matter of hours, where the risk of starting an out of control bushfire can be extremely high, particularly in the summer months.

For this reason, it is very important for people to keep an eye on the fire danger risks in the area you are heading too, and make sure that you are abiding by the restrictions set out by the local Rural Fire Brigade service as to what is an acceptable way of cooking and heating.

There are many alternative ways you can use fire at camp, that can help to prevent unnecessary fires, such as the Adventure Kings Camp oven/Stove a self-contained fireplace with an adjustable flue. Offering a perfect place to cook food and get the smoke out of your eyes, you will even be able to use it in many caravan parks and parkland areas!

Adventure Kings also offer a range of gas cooking appliances including a Portable Gas BBQ that are often permitted in high fire danger areas!


 2.Lack of Research

When you are getting ready for your trip, it is important to make sure you know exactly where you are going, and what facilities are there, there is no point going unprepared to a campsite, getting lost along the way, and finding out that the toilets you thought were there, haven’t been built yet or haven’t been maintained in years and are non-functioning.

There are a few ways to research effectively, by using google, or even using one of the best value off road navigators available, the VMS Touring 700HDX to navigate both on and off road, with turn by turn navigation directions.


3.Not testing your campsite setup

There is nothing worse than when you get to camp and you go to setup everything, but you forget how things go together, or you unroll your brand new Big Daddy Deluxe Swag, but realize you have left the poles and pegs, in the box at home if this happens to you, you are going to be okay, but you may not have a fun time trying to find a way to erect your swag and hold it down in place using sticks if the weather starts to turn!

Another reason to test your campsite systems before leaving home is to make sure that you have everything you need for self-sufficiency. For an example if you set up your campsite and you find that your vehicles cigarette lighter isn’t working, you may have to work out another way to make your 12v fridge operate from your vehicles battery, whilst you are setup at camp!
Being able to iron out all of the kinks of your setup will make setting up camp a lot faster, easier, and give you the ability to kick back on a Kings Throne Camp Chair with an icy cold beer and enjoy the serenity of nature!


4.Campsite lighting

Don’t go back into the dark ages when you head for camp!

By adding a bright and energy efficient LED Camp lighting setup you can make sure you don’t have any mishaps in the dark, like tripping on guy ropes or not being able to find the zipper to get into you Big Daddy Swag!

The quality range of LED Camp lighting found in the Adventure Kings range, allow you to simply connect to your vehicles battery. You can also dim the light output to suit exactly what you need at camp, whether it is mood lighting or just absolutely bright enough to find cold ones in the bottom of your esky!

The range of Adventure Kings LED Lighting is also fully compatible, meaning you can daisy chain multiple lighting units to offer even more bright LED Lighting!


If you follow these steps you will be able to get further offroad for less!

Setting Up A Base Camp With Your Adventure Kings Gazebo

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We all want to make the most of the time we have when we’re out camping at our favourite bush or beach campsites, right? One of the biggest complaints we hear here at 4WD Supacentre relates to the time it takes to set up or pack away all your camping gear. Our aim at 4WD Supacentre is to make camping more accessible to every single Aussie and we’re always coming up with new ways to make camping easier. Our massive range of camping gear is more affordable than ever before and we’re constantly refining our tents, swags, awnings, gazebos and the rest of our camping gear ranges to make the camping experience as enjoyable as possible.

Easter is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to head away camping for a couple of days. That means it’s also the perfect opportunity to really set up a comfortable campsite with all the right camping gear to make your time out in the bush as enjoyable as possible! We reckon that adding a gazebo to your campsite will completely change the way you go camping, especially if you’re camping in a place that has lots of fun local attractions like swimming holes, places to go fishing and other interesting things to see and do.

The Adventure Kings 3×3 gazebo and 6x3m gazebo are both perfectly suited to being used as the central shelter in your camping gear setup. We’ve designed them to be modular so that you can add different things to the gazebos to really customise your campsite and make it suit your own purposes. We all have different requirements when it comes to camping gear, and the Adventure Kings camping gazebos are so versatile that they suit just about everyone!


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What we really love about using an Adventure Kings gazebo is the ability to set it up and then have that as your base camp so you can go exploring. Whether it’s the 3x3m gazebo or the 3x6m gazebo, both can be setup in minutes and then once the gazebo is in use, you can use the area immediately underneath and surrounding it to build the rest of your campsite. A gazebo is great for throwing your swags under, or setting up a cooking or living area or even turning into its own huge tent with the addition of an Adventure Kings gazebo mozzie net or full-enclosed gazebo tent!

Then, if for whatever reason you need to head away from your campsite, it’s no drama to simply leave your entire setup in place for when you return. Maybe it’s as simple as needing to run a couple of kays up the beach to use the dunny or the shower. Or perhaps you want to go look at some old ruins in the bush, or go wet a line and catch a bit of tucker for dinner. Whatever the reason, with your gazebo in place as the centre of your campsite, you don’t need to pack your entire campsite away whenever you want to go for a drive!

There are almost unlimited options for what you can do with a gazebo at a campsite. It can be as simple as a bit of shelter for everyone to hang out under, or it can be as in-depth as you like. One setup we love is using the 3x6m gazebo as a multi-roomed area. Add a 3x3m Adventure Kings gazebo tent to one side of the 6x3m gazebo and you’ve got a fully-enclosed place to sleep at night, and with a couple of gazebo walls you can easily turn the other half of the gazebo into a beaut cooking and living area that’s protected from rain and wind. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better setup campsite than that!

And then, when it’s time to pack everything away, the Adventure Kings gazebos can be pulled down in under a minute and put back into their heavy-duty carry cases ready to be strapped to your roofrack until your next adventure. Having a campsite this well setup used to cost thousands of bucks – but these days you can do it all for way, way less with 4WD Supacentre!

BREAKER BREAKER, Get The Low Down On UHF CB Radios!

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What is UHF

UHF stands for Ultra High Frequency Radio, this is a service cost free civilian radio frequency and is commonly found on 4WD’s, semi-trailers, construction and mining equipment and other land based vehicles.

There are many different types of UHF radio, but all transmit and receive in specified frequencies(477 MHz band). Radio waves in the UHF band travel almost entirely by line of sight and are easily blocked by geological features such as hills and canyons and will also be blocked by trees and buildings.

Built in vs Handheld

When shopping for a UHF you typically are presented with 2 options, one is a system usually designed to be run off a 12v power source and mounted inside a example would be the Oricom UHF380PK  a handy unit that contains all controlls in the handle great for vehicles that are not fitted with a spare “DIN” space for a UHF unit.  The other style is a more portable unit that is easily transported and can be easily carried on a belt clip or in a backpack. These are referred to as “handheld” radios and can be bought with a smaller budget. a great example of a good quality Handheld unit is the Oricom UHF2190, a twin pack of units allows portable remote communication.

Both Handheld and vehicle mounted UHF radios are limited by a legal maximum transmission power of 5 watts, this means they both have the potential to be  ‘as powerful’ as one another, however in common practice vehicle mounted units are mostly 5w offer more range and clearer signal, due to larger antennas with higher gain and higher antenna mounting location. Whilst handheld devices choose more power economical wattages like 0.5w, 1w and 2w, with some 5w units also having a 0.5w low power mode for shorter range transmissions.

What is gain

All antennas take advantage of a scientific principle called gain. The best way to think of an antenna is as if the radio waves were to propagate away in a sphere like a beach ball away from the antenna. A 0dBi has no gain, and the antenna would maintain a spherical transmission of signal.

However if you were to step up the gain to a typical 4.5dBi or 6dBi  antenna found included with many vehicle mounted UHF units the transmission pattern becomes more like a disc, which extends the plane of radio transmission to much further down the track, however the angle of incline of the vehicle when you are transmitting will dramatically affect whether or not the receiver falls within the area of transmission.

Gain can be your best friend or your enemy depending on your circumstance and terrain.


With recent developments the Australian government has opened up an additional 40 UHF channels with 80 possible channels on most modern UHF devices. Older devices will still function on the first 40 channels, however with new restrictions the first 9 channels and 31-39 are dedicated to duplex mode, with channel 5 being restricted for emergency transmissions only with older units you are left with only channel 10-30.

Channel 11 is reserved as a calling channel used to find friends, to be polite once you have found your friends, move to a free channel to leave 11 for others to use.


Make sure you do not use either channel 5 or 35 when you are not in a real emergency, if you are not in a real emergency you can face a 2 year jail term, and if you are interfering with a real emergency the penalty can be up to 5 years imprisonment.

So make sure you only use the emergency channels when you need them!


Duplex function transmits on one channel and receives on another, it allows the use of a repeater station which is a base station that picks up on the transmission output by your device and re-sends the transmission from an elevated high-power antenna resulting in a much further transmission.


We know of a situation where people were using Duplex via a repeater station to transmit between 2 locations that had no line of sight but were approximately 4kms or 5kms away with a large hill in between and using duplex reached a repeater 20km away from them and could read each other loud and clear!



Despite the word coded in the title, coded squelch systems such as CTCSS and DCS are not private transmissions, and when activated simply mutes all other radio transmissions except for ones coded the same system and it will not prevent other people from hearing your transmission.

Many UHF radios, like the Oricom UHF380PK and the Oricom UHF2190 are fitted with both DCS, and the CTCSS, depending on the circumstances you

These systems are handy for busy areas so you can clearly understand transmissions from others within your party.

Keep Your food and drinks COLD!

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Once you start touring around this wide brown land we call home, you’ll get over refilling your esky with ice every couple of days pretty quickly, especially when you’re pulling out soggy bacon the next morning. The best solution to cold drinks without ice? A portable fridge in the back of your 4WD!


The Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge is a great option for the budget conscious tourer, featuring the trusted SECOP BD35F compressor, adjustable temperature setting from +10°C to -18°C, reversible lid, 12V and 240V operation, tough polycarbonate body, separate dairy section and included basket dividers. All this and the space to fit 81 cans if you pick up the 60L model!


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What makes the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge so good for 4WDers?

Well, the SECOP BD35F compressor means that your fridge will cool down fast, and then keep what you put in there nice and cold. The easy to use controls mean you can easily set the temperature of your portable fridge from +10°C to -18°C, which allows you to choose wether to use  your fridge for keeping food and drinks cool on shorter trips, or even loading it up with frozen food to last a longer remote trip.

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When you’re living out of your 4WD, power usage is one of your top priorities, even if you’ve got a killer 12V setup or are doing heaps of driving to recharge your batteries.

With thick polyurethane insulation to keep the insides cold, the average power usage we’ve found is a miserly 0.83 amps/hour to keep the portable fridge down at 5 °C, even on a 32 °C day! You can keep the fridge cooler, and let it work even easier, by wrapping your 12V Portable Fridge in a protective insulation cover, with easy Velcro opening and handy side pockets. This means faster cooling with less energy! The seal has been tested and proven to ensure the Adventure Kings 12V Portable  Fridge holds its temperature perfectly.


At 630mm (W) x 580mm (H) x 360mm (D), the 60L Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge is sized to suit a wide range of vehicles, and can easily slide in and out of your 4WD, even when mounted on a set of Titan Rear Drawers. It also works well on ClearView Draw Slides, or inside a wire fridge cage to keep it easily accessible. On long trips when the boot is full of camping gear such as chairs, swags, bags and boxes of food and supplies.

When you mount the Portable Fridge in your vehicle, the tough handles provide an easy to use and sturdy point to secure your fridge to the drawer slide using the supplied Tie Down straps. These handles also make it easy to move the fridge from your vehicle and around the campsite, with the added bonus of also being able to run on 240V power. Being able to run on 240V means that you can use your portable fridge to hold extra food and drinks at BBQs and parties in your backyard, and not just when you’re out on the tracks.


The tough polypropylene body and lid also makes the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge suitable for mounting in the tub or on the tray of your ute. This tough construction makes it perfect for 4WDers, because when you’re gripping the steering wheel and bashing up a tough rutted track, the last thing you want to worry about is if your fridge is going to be in one piece at the top. With the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge, you can relax, focus on driving, and then kick back and relax when you get to the top, enjoying a cold beverage from your portable fridge with your mates.


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The reversible lid is another great feature of the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge – this means you can easily install the fridge on either side of the rear of your vehicle, and have it be easily opened without having to try and reach over the door, or get a step ladder to get into the bottom around all your camping gear.


One little feature of the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge that really makes your life easier is the internal LED light, which automatically activates when you open and close the lid, just like your fridge at home! There’s nothing worse than having to fumble around in the dark looking for a late night snack, but with the Adventure Kings 12V Portable Fridge, you’ll be able to easily find that last beer or the packet of Tim Tams for dessert. And inside there’s a removable basket with two dividers so your food and drinks won’t bounce around on even the toughest tracks and the separate dairy compartment is perfect for dairy or even fruit and vegies.


So get yourself a Portable Fridge today, and get out there!

Fit More Gear Into Your 4WD!

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It’s easy to pile gear inside the back of your vehicle, but the more gear you need to take with you, the more difficult packing becomes, and shortly you become a puzzle master, finding which piece fits best where!

Packing is a somewhat tedious task and one of the biggest issues people face when packing for a trip away is just how they are going to fit everything in, without causing undue upset to the balance of your 4WD’s suspension or ending up swearing like a sailor ‘til all hours of the night, the night beforehand whilst trying to organize everything in the back of your vehicle.

So here are a handful of tips that can help you with packing your 4WD for your next trip away, for organization, easy access, and quick response during an emergency situation!



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How many times have you gone away, thinking everything was packed only to find out that when you get to camp you’ve left some critical item like the tent pegs, or the gas for your Portable BBQ sitting on the bench in the garage.

By drawing up a detailed list of gear for each type of trip, e.g. 4WDing, Glamping, Touring, Fishing or bushwalking, using a spreadsheet program like Excel, you can print of a bunch of copies, and literally tick off items as you pack them, this way you can ensure that you haven’t missed anything important.

When making your lists don’t forget the most important gear you could need are the things that are essential to life, Food, water, shelter and clothing.


By getting your vehicle organized, you can tick a lot of boxes easily with regards to packing faster and more efficiently. By adding a method of keeping structure to your gear packing, you will be able to easily and simply locate and identify exactly where bits of gear are in the back of your 4WD.
There are quite a few ways to begin organizing your gear, the cheapest and easiest is with cheap plastic crates from the hardware store, built to be fairly robust many of these crates are interlocking and provide an easy way to separate gear, that makes packing your vehicle a lot easier.
For people who have experienced using plastic crates, but want to get more organized, you will understand the limitations with stacking plastic crates and the lack of ease with getting gear out when it matters most, not to mention crates bouncing around and cracking and breaking when you hit sections of track that are rough and unpredictable.

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To move forward from what can now be seen as a flimsy system, a set of Titan Rear Drawers allow you to easily access even the deepest items packed underneath everything else in a matter of seconds, not to mention the durability of the heavy duty galvinised steel chassis, which with a DIY installation can be bolted down to the floor of your vehicle. The heavy-duty Titan Rear Drawers offer heavy-duty tie down points, and an integrated fridge slide which allows you to quickly and easily remove your fridge from the back of your vehicle and access cold drinks without completely unpacking the rear of your vehicle.

Another upgraded method of keeping your gear more organized is by taking advantage of a full-sized Roof Rack, like those found in the Adventure Kings range, by giving you a secure and stable place to tie down larger bulkier items such as your Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Swag, you can free up plenty of internal space inside your vehicle, making room for less critical items you might choose to bring camping such as the Adventure Kings Inflatable Standup Paddleboard.


Safety when off-road is critical, and when you are in an emergency situation, your response time can be EVERYTHING. Whether you are responding to a first aid emergency or a recovery situation, being able to access the critical emergency gear, like a first aid kit or your recovery gear at a moment’s notice can make a massive difference. So when packing your 4WD it’s a good idea to keep these things handy and towards the top so when it counts you can access everything quickly.

When getting creative whilst packing it’s wise to take advantage of all of the usable space, being able to stash gear in nooks and crannies and under your seats, coupled with using affordable and easy storage upgrades, more Aussie campers than ever before can afford to get out and explore the great outdoors of Australia without leaving anything important at home!

Get More Out Of Your Winch!

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A 4WD winch has always been considered one of the pinnacle identifiers of having a kitted out 4WD vehicle and if you have a 4WD winch (or two) fitted to your vehicle the uninitiated could easily consider you a gnarly 4WDer and someone who hits unbelievably tough tracks, and lived to tell the tale!

However even though many people know what a winch is, and many people have a 4WD Winch fitted to their vehicle, not many people understand the mechanics of a winch recovery and how to  safely operate an off road winch for an easy 4WD solo recovery.

There are a handful of simple and effective techniques that over the years have become mystified and seem too complex for many people to attempt to undertake, regardless of how easily a sturdy winch can quickly and easily enable you to escape a tricky situation on the tracks.

So we are going to demystify these techniques and help you choose a 4WD winch, and show you some tips on how to use it correctly and safely!




There are thousands of excellent winches available on the market, offering everything from included wiring kits, winch cables and even options for wireless controllers. Many brands offer units with different line pull speeds and weight ratings to suit everything from quad bikes to fully loaded tourers with campers in tow.

There is almost a winch for every application, but with all features considered an Adventure Kings Domin8r X 12,000lb Winch offers 4WDers an excellent value-packed winch that is full of features and utilities not found on even some of the most expensive winches on the market, and for way less than you’d imagine.

Starting with its load pull rating, the Domin8r X 12,000lb winch offers nearly 5500kg of pull, coupled with an Adventure Kings Snatch block can be doubled to nearly 11000kg of pulling power, this is one of the highest ratings available on a winch, and anything more would require a custom fabricated winch cradle.

The Domin8r X winch empowers an efficient 7.2HP motor, which offers power on demand, coupled with a hugely reduced 218:1 automatically braked gearbox, which gives an absolutely controlled faster winching speed, for push button recoveries!

The control box of the Domin8r X winch offers wireless control, for easy control but with the option of connecting a control cable to manually operate making tricky recoveries much simpler.

With included 9.5mm X 26m Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene winch rope, and an included Hawse fairlead, and included winch hook, there is little needed to get your 4WD winching!


No matter what situation you get into, you will require a Recovery Kit that includes at least a tree trunk protector, a winch dampener and a set of gloves to protect your hands. Something like the Hercules Complete Recovery Kit, offers just about anything you could need to get your vehicle out of trouble, and without these accessories a winch can become next to useless and potentially dangerous and by not preparing you are not giving yourself the best possible opportunity to get your vehicle free.

Before attempting to try a winch recovery, it is good to familiarize yourself with the operation of your winch, work out how to operate the manual clutch for unspooling cable. This disengages the spool from the gearbox. It is also a good idea to work out how to spool your winch cable back in using the controller, in both wireless mode and wired in, this will ensure that when the pressure is on you know how your winch works.


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  • Disengage your winch clutch and pull out enough winch line to reach your anchor point if there is not enough length, employ a winch extension strap to reach a suitable anchor, for example; a large tree, another vehicle or even a ground anchor like a spare tyre buried underneath sand.
  • Cover metal components of the anchor using the winch dampener, this will prevent components becoming projectiles in case of critical failure of components.
  • Re-engage the clutch mechanism on the winch drum, connect the remote and spool in some winch line to get it under tension.
  • Begin winching using 30 seconds of winching followed by 30 seconds of letting your winch rest, make sure your engine is running making sure you don’t drain your battery, it is also a good idea to have your vehicle in low range, in first gear to assist the winch in getting your vehicle free.



This mechanism will double your winches effective pulling power, however, will slow down your pull speed by half, it is highly effective at extracting your vehicle from the suction of thick mud.

  • Disengage your winch clutch and pull out enough winch line to reach your anchor point and return to your vehicle, if there is not enough length, employ a winch extension strap to reach a suitable anchor, for example; a large tree, another vehicle or even a ground anchor like a spare tyre buried underneath sand.
  • Connect your snatch block to the anchor, using a shackle to fasten the snatch block to your anchor whilst running the
  • Cover metal components of your vehicles anchor system using the winch dampener, this will prevent components becoming projectiles in case of critical failure of components.
  • Re-engage the clutch mechanism on the winch drum, connect the remote and spool in some winch line to get it under tension.
  • Begin winching using 30 seconds of winching followed by 30 seconds of letting your winch rest, make sure your engine is running making sure you don’t drain your battery, it is also a good idea to have your vehicle in low range, in first gear to assist the winch in getting your vehicle free.

How Easy Can You Upgrade Your 4WD’s Power?

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When you hit the tracks or beaches fully loaded, it’s easy to feel like your 4WD is a bit sluggish, heavy and lethargic, with a couple of hundred kilos of gear and the whole family on board, no matter how grunty your motors specs are, there still may be much left to be desired, particularly when driving on sand and through soft muddy tracks. Have no fear, gaining a few extra ponies under the bonnet is a lot easier than what you think and by installing one or two simple upgrades you’ll be grinning all the way to the fuel bowser too!

Since the early days of engine modifications, there is one simple principle that will allow your stock standard motor to perform at its highest capability, and that is allowing it to breathe freely. Due to manufacturing cost constraints and developing vehicles for markets with insanely strict restrictions and emissions standards, manufacturers develop engine systems with bolt-on restrictions. With many modern 4WD Vehicles having the potential to unleash smoother power delivery and quicker engine response by simply upgrading these limiting components!


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To help you unleash the maximum potential of your offroad vehicle, 4WD Supacentre has worked closely with Australian manufacturers and fabricators to develop a series of top quality, high-performance Domin8r Exhaust systems that are designed to be DIY installed easily underneath your 4WD.

There are many factors to why a free-flowing exhaust can unleash your vehicle’s potential we will go over below;


When shopping around for an exhaust system upgrade for your vehicle you can see many different materials from raw steel to high tech coated ceramics. With this plethora of options on the table, it pays to make the right decision for you to get the best value for money. The top of the line within the Adventure Kings Range of Domin8r Exhaust systems is the 409 stainless steel exhausts, unlike marine grade 303 stainless that many people are familiar with, 409 stainless is less shiny and has ferrous properties. 409 Stainless is one of the best choices for an exhaust system as it is durable and can withstand lots of vibration, and many hot and cold cycles without getting brittle, like it’s more popular marine grade cousin may, whilst maintaining excellent corrosion resistance.


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The 409 stainless exhaust requires a few specialized techniques with construction so is a fraction more expensive than the Aluminised steel option within the Domin8r Exhaust range. As a more affordable option, Aluminised steel is extremely corrosion resistant, whilst being  durable in hot environments due to it’s thin hot dipped aluminium coating, applied in a similar fashion to galvinising, with greater durability for the underbody of your vehicle.


We’re not talking about diving here! The way that a pipe is bent can and will determine how easily a gas will flow through it. There are 2 main methods for bending a pipe, firstly by applying pressure using hydraulics in a similar way to how you would bend a piece of wire with your hands, this is called ‘Pressure bending’. By pressure bending a pipe you effectively ‘pinch’ the cross section of pipe at the bend, this results in a restricted gas flow through the system, and reduced performance. Many vehicle manufacturers employ this method of exhaust manufacture because it is cheaper and easier to build on a mass scale, regardless of the performance lost by this method.


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The other way that a pipe can be bent is by using a ‘mandrel’, this is an insert that holds the inside walls of the pipe at a consistent diameter, whilst the pipe is pulled around a ‘die’ or a curved mold. By using mandrel bends you allow exhaust gas to maintain its flow all the way out of the system and is the preferred method of manufacture for performance exhaust systems all over the world. The whole range of Domin8r Exhaust systems utilise mandrel bent piping.


When designing an exhaust system for mass manufacturing, factors like ground clearance are sometimes neglected in favor of a system that uses the least amount of material to get the exhaust gas from the motor to the rear of the vehicle. Being built by 4WDers for 4WDers Domin8r Exhaust systems are designed with off road driving in mind, paying special attention to the clearance underneath a 4WD, they tuck neatly underneath your vehicles underbody, meaning you will not get caught up on obstacles on the track, they also are designed to keep your tailpipe from sticking out and getting pinched on rocky sections of track.


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All Domin8r Exhaust systems fasten directly to your vehicles turbo dump pipe, employing heavy duty 4 bolt flanges, and includes all fasteners and gaskets. The 3” dump pipe back systems all include high flow catalytic converters, and a high flow sports muffler, this means exhaust flow is promoted throughout the whole exhaust system taking getting hot exhaust gasses out and away from your vehicle.


Not only does a Domin8r Exhaust increase your vehicles performance, response, and even fuel efficiency, but the exhaust note produced by the Domin8r systems is music to our ears! With a less restricted system, you can hear the engine responding to any accelerator input, and you can even hear the whistle of your turbo!

Some people are happy with the sound but for off-road applications require even more volume, this is where our Domin8r Muffler Delete kits come in handy!


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By removing the Domin8r Exhaust Muffler from both the 409 Stainless steel and the Aluminised steel and inserting a muffler delete kit, customers feel even more response and a much louder exhaust tone, which many find suits their taste much more!

By adding a Domin8r exhaust system to your vehicle, you will be able to feel your engines response increase instantly and give you better fuel economy, paying itself off in no time!

With easy DIY installation and far more affordable than you could imagine. Today is the day you should add a Domin8r Exhaust to your vehicle!

How to Check For Vehicle Fault Codes With an Engine Data Scan

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By and large, the days of ‘bush mechanics’ are almost done and dusted. It used to be that fault-checking and diagnosis of a problem in your car or 4×4 was pretty simple, because everything was mechanically controlled. Engines for example, only needed a few basic things to run – fuel, air, compression, spark and ignition. And if it was a diesel, it was even simpler because it didn’t require spark! These days, technology has taken over just about every facet of our vehicles and it can get a lot more complex trying to diagnose faults – if you try to do it the old way.


However, if you do things the smart way, fault diagnosis on a modern car or 4×4 is actually incredibly easy – as long as you have an Engine Data Scan. This clever little ‘black box’ makes checking engine fault codes a simple 30 second job and can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in paying a mechanic to diagnose a problem – especially if it’s an intermittent issue or even a false error code.

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The various systems throughout your car or 4×4 are controlled and monitored by dozens of different sensors. They’re spread right throughout your engine, your transmission, your brakes and other parts of your vehicle. Thousands of times a minute, these sensors collect various bits of data and send that info back to the vehicle’s central computer system which assesses the data. In many cases the computer then adjusts the output of a particular system to suit the data being collected. If the data is outside a given ‘safe’ range of parameters for that system, the computer senses there is something wrong and will log a fault code, resulting in the dreaded Check Engine Light.


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Now, the problem with a Check Engine Light is that one little light on your dash can be lit up by any one of a hundred or more different problems. If you’re lucky, it’d be a minor fault that will need fixing by a mechanic sometime soon. If you’re unlucky, the Check Engine Light could easily result in a limp mode situation where the vehicle won’t run at more than 20km/h or so to prevent damage. With an Engine Data Scan, however, you don’t need to go to the expense and hassle of having your vehicle towed into a mechanic for them to check the fault code, because you can do it yourself with just the press of a few buttons!


Apart from working like a scan gauge tool, the EDS has the ability to log any fault codes that the engine’s computer might put out and store them. Then, with just the press of a few buttons it can display any fault codes on the LCD screen. The fault codes come in the form of a few letters and numbers like P0410, so what you do is simply punch that fault code into Google to find out what it corresponds to. Those fault codes are all standard ‘OBDII’ codes so it doesn’t matter what your vehicle is, the codes will all be the same. In the case of P0410 for instance, this is a ‘Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction’.

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Okay, so you have your fault codes, what next? Make sure to write them down somewhere and then use the EDS to clear the fault codes. Drive the vehicle for a short period of time and see whether or not the fault code re-appears. If it’s a genuine problem then the code will re-appear. Sometimes however it can be a ‘one-off’ problem. We’ve personally seen fault codes for ABS sensors that were triggered when a vehicle was bogged on the beach. Because the wheels were excessively spinning while trying to get the vehicle unbogged, the ABS sensor on one wheel hub was reading excessively faster than the others, so the computer assumed there was a fault. With the EDS, we were able to clear the fault code and since it never came back up again, we saved ourselves a trip to the mechanic’s. Considering most good mechanics charge at least $70 an hour and can run up to $150 an hour or more these days, that means the Engine Data Scan has paid for itself instantly!

LED Lighting Revolution!

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Driving at nighttime can be dangerous and by adding additional lighting to your 4WD you can make sure that all the hazards down the road are visible and easy to react to!

Because of the high demand for affordable and effective 4WD Lighting systems Adventure Kings developed some of the best value 4WD Lighting systems on the market.

The range of Adventure Kings LED Driving Lights and Adventure Kings LED Lightbars offer some of the brightest and best value auxiliary lighting for night time driving that are available on the Australian Market. With budget conscious options and designs that rival the industry leaders, Adventure Kings LED Lighting has quickly become one of the most popular option chosen by many campers and 4WDers from all over Australia!

One of the reasons that the Adventure Kings LED Lighting range is so popular is because of the easy plug and play installation using the clever Adventure Kings Illuminator LED Light Wiring Harness. The kits available to suit the LED Light bar and LED Driving light harnesses both include quick connect adaptor kits to suit HB3 & H4 headlight globes.


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With a clever design to help 4WDers stop mucking about with dodgy homebrew wiring, electrical tape insulation over poorly spliced wires and sketchy scotch locks which damage existing wiring and can cause wires to corrode from the inside out –  a clever Illuminator LED Light Bar Wiring Harness makes sure that you can rely on your LED lights to deliver bright clear lighting, every time you need them!

The Adventure Kings wiring harness kits come 90% assembled in the box, and in just a few minutes you will have your wiring harness hooked up and ready to go!

The first step to getting your harness connected is to identify which adapter your vehicles headlight requires by finding the high beam plug in the back of your headlights.
Once you have identified the correct adaptor it is then time to find the tidiest and best path for your wiring to be located. It is best to run your wiring away from moving components inside your engine bay, as well as hot parts like your engine block and exhaust system.

When your Wiring has been layed out so you pull out your fuse and connect the negative wire (black wire) to the negative terminal of your battery, make the path of the wire neat and try to keep it out of the way, keep the red wire disconnected for now, but you should still remove the fuse (keep in a safe place) and make sure that the red (positive) wire can reach the positive terminal of your battery when you are ready to hook it up.

It is now time to run the wires that connect to the relay (small black box) to a place that is suitable for mounting the relay, ideally this is somewhere where it can remain upright and out of the way of mud and water if possible.

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From the relay is 3 main bundles of wires, firstly we will take the end with the waterproof deutsch plug connectors, run this section neat and out of the way to the location you are have already mounted your LED Lightbar or LED Spotlights and connect them to your harness.

The next wire bundle you are going to look for is the one with the white quick connector, this will attach to the headlight adapter that suits your vehicle that you identified earlier, simply click the adaptors matching white plugs together, then insert the adaptor between your headlight globe and the vehicles factory headlight wiring harness.

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If your vehicle doesn’t have a HB3 or H4 bulb, you can take your wiring harness to a local auto electrician to modify the existing adaptor to suit your vehicle for a small fee.

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The last wire bundle remaining will have the illuminated rocker switch and 3 wires connected to the back (one black, one red and one white), disconnect the 3 wires from the rocker switch taking note of their location in the rocker switch.

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Once the wires are disconnected you will need to feed them through your firewall, the best way to do this is by following the existing wiring through the factory wiring harness grommet and into your vehicles cabin. This job will be made easier if you poke an old metal coat hanger from the inside of the cab into the engine bay and using some electrical tape you can pull these wires back through the firewall.

Once you have the wires inside the cab, you can hook up the rocker switch in a neat location. Double check all of the wiring under the bonnet to make sure there aren’t any loose ends and making sure the wires are all neat tidy and out of the way, using some cable ties to keep everything in place.

It is now time to connect the red wire to your battery terminal, once it is firmly in place, it is time to insert your fuse and test your LED Lights out!

Turn your headlights on and hit your high beams! If you aren’t impressed at the amount of light coming out, there may be a problem, you should check your rocker switch is on and confirm your LED’s are on, you should also check to see if your fuse is okay.


If you are having trouble there is a possibility you have a negatively switched vehicle, which you can make a few simple modifications to your headlight adaptor which can be seen in the image below.

For more information, please see or call 1800 88 39 64.

Bush Tucker Recipes

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Eating on the tracks used to be uninspiring and bland, with upgrades and enhancements to our fresh food carrying capacity with clever 12v refrigeration systems like the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer system. With brand new and exciting advancements in the ways we can cook on the tracks, you no longer have to rely on cooking boring old baked beans in a can to keep you going on the tracks!

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We are going to go over some interesting recipes to bring back the excitement of eating a good bush cooked meal, on the tracks, and gives you something exciting to look forward to after a long day in the saddle!


This one is great for those with a passion for spicy foods and will excite your taste buds for years to come, and can be prepared in just a few minutes!

Get ready for an instant firey classic!


Bedourie Camp Oven

Adventure Kings BBQ Tools

Cutting board and a knife

– a bowl for mixing

– Campfire to borrow some hot coals

Folding shovel to gather hot coals from fire

– Plates and cutlery for serving

– dash of olive oil

– 2 Lemons

– 2 large Chicken breasts

– 1 large chili chopped fine

– 2 teaspoons of paprika powder

– 1 bottle of peri-peri sauce

–  1 bag of fresh lettuce

– 1 chopped tomato

– 1 packet of wrap bread

Take 1 of your lemons and cut it into quarters for juicing into your bowl, the lemon juice will become a 2 minute marinate. To your fresh lemon juice add the 2 teaspoons of paprika powder, your finely chopped chili and a dash of peri-peri sauce.

Prepare your Bedourie Camp Oven, by oiling with a dash of olive oil, it is important to oil the whole interior to prevent burning your chicken to the bottom. Once the oven is ready place on a bed of hot coals from your fireplace to preheat.

Slice your chicken breasts into thin fillets, once your chicken has been cut, its time to add it to your bedourie oven, basting it in your lemon chili sauce.


Once your chicken has all been added to your pan cover with the lid and surround with more  hot coals.
check to see how your chicken is going every couple of minutes, but keep in mind, the steam trapped inside will have chilli infused so watch your eyes and lungs.

Once your chicken is cooked pull off the heat and serve in wrap bread, with lettuce, tomato, peri-peri sauce and any other seasoning you might like.


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Nacho’s are an easy to make tasty classic, that can be made quickly on the side of the tracks and will make everyone at camp happy as larry.


Bedourie Camp Oven

Adventure Kings BBQ Tools

Cutting board and a knife

– Campfire to borrow some hot coals

Folding shovel to gather hot coals from fire

– Plates for serving (eat with hands)

– 1 Tablespoon of Cooking oil

– 1 Bag of corn chips (original flavor is the best)

– 1 jar of salsa (choose your preferred spicyness, we love our HOT!)

– 1 Packet of pre-grated 4 blend cheese for melting

– 1 Can of Mexican beans (get one with a ring pull to save using a can opener)

– 1 avocado (cut into slices)

– 2 sliced onions

– Handful of coriander for flavor

– 1 small lime
Oil the base and sides of your bedourie oven to prevent your tasty, tasty nachos from getting stuck.


To begin layering use about a third of the bag of corn chips to give a good foundation, with about a quarter of the jar of salsa, cover the base layer of corn chips, add a quarter of your can of beans, and a good sprinkle of your grated cheese.

Top your layer of chips beans salsa and cheese with a few slices of avocado, slices of onion and a pinch of coriander.


Repeat, step number 2 to create another layer. The final layer should use up the remaining corn chips, salsa, beans, another spread of cheese and the remaining avocado, onion and coriander.


Cover your ingredients, using the frypan of your Bedourie oven as a lid and place at the edge of your fireplace.

Gather some red-hot coals from the fire and place on the lid of your oven and let the mix cook up for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.


Serve up portions for everyone and enjoy with an icy cold beer from your Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer.


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There are many times you can encounter steep and tough sections of track that will challenge you and your vehicle, so we’ve put together a few things you can do to make your attempts a little more successful.


This same old trick still applies, when you are hitting the tough tracks, there is one universal trick that will help you get further offroad, and that is by letting your tyres down to offroad pressures, this rule of thumb should be applied any time you feel like you will need low range.

By using carrying both a compressor like the Thumper MKII and a purpose made tyre deflator like the Kwiky Tyre Deflator, you can comfortably deflate your tyres knowing that wherever you end up meeting the bitumen you will be able to air back up!


This trick is the same as setting your tyres to the right pressures, if you cannot walk the section of track, it is highly unlikely that your vehicle will make it to the other side. So get out and do the leg work to make sure you won’t get stuck!

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This one is important, when tackling a steep hill, selecting the right gear can mean the difference between getting to the top or having to do a hill stall recovery (Described below). When on steep hill, using your clutch can result in your vehicle loosing control and rolling backwards down the hill, not a good outcome in our books. Which gear to choose is absolutely up to your judgement but we recommend picking a lower gear in low range (either 1st or 2nd) so you don’t have any issues if you have to slow down.
PICK A LINE and stick to it!

The biggest mistake many 4WDers make is choosing a line on the track and then changing their mind half way through, trying to alter course midway along a line can result in getting hung up on unforeseen obstacles.

By picking a line you can also plan ahead and lay down your MAXTRAX MKII or prepare your Domin8r X winch line for undrivable sections.

By knowing you may need to perform a recovery you can avoid damaging your vehicle and already have the gear ready to go when the time comes to use it!
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When hitting any hilly section with momentum will definitely help you hit the top, however too much momentum will mean you risk breaking bits of your 4WD, and possibly bringing your vehicle outside of its centre of balance –  this could mean A ROLLOVER!

So keep the momentum up, but don’t just give it the berries, a good method is to go fast enough to maintain traction without spinning wheels but fast enough to bounce up and over obstacles in your way.


If you have lockers fitted from factory or even a set of those aftermarket jobbies, now is the time to switch them on along with other traction aids your vehicle may have, such as traction control, ascent control and any other bell or whistle that will prevent you from losing control or traction.

If you don’t have any of these fancy newfangled traction aids you will be fine, just keep your 4WD moving along stable and smooth, which leads us to our next point….


This procedure is designed to give you the most safety possible exit strategy when you have to bail on your hill climb attempt. The procedure is slightly different for automatic and Manual Transmissions but can save you from losing traction and potentially sliding backwards downhill.

If you need to head back to tackle the climb again, the process is simple, simply apply the brake pedal slowly and firmly, do not use your clutch and do not put your vehicle in neutral.  This will stall the vehicle and hold you in place on the hill (if you drive an automatic place the vehicle in park as your torque converter will prevent you from stalling) the benefit of being stalled out(or in park) will be that your gearbox is acting as a  secondary method for holding your vehicle on the hill and preventing it from rolling or sliding backwards.
The next step with this style of recovery is applying a generous amount of handbrake, this will lock your wheels and give you a third point of preventing slides or any other rearward movement of the vehicle, once your handbrake is applied turn your key to off, this will remove any chance of ignition in case of your vehicle starting to roll.

Now you are stationary and secure, don’t remove your foot from your brake pedal, if you have a passenger or a spotter from another vehicle that can help you see which way you need to reverse, now is a good time to get them to reconnoiter the track behind you to give you a bit of an idea of what you are up against.

If Driving a manual vehicle slowly and carefully engage your clutch and put the vehicle into reverse do not use anymore clutch until you are at the bottom of the hill.

Release your handbrake slowly, and release your foot brake until your vehicle’s weight has been taken up by your engines compression, cover your footbrake and turn your key to start the motor (yes whilst it is in gear) this will begin your decent, so make sure you are covering your foot brake to meter your down hill speed.

If you are in an automatic, pop your vehicle out of park and into neutral first to prevent gear engagement from rocking your vehicle loose from its stable platform. You can now start the motor, and engage reverse gear. Slowly release the handbrake and use your foot brake to control your descent. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR ACCELERATOR gravity will assist you all the way down!

Now you are safe at the bottom of that section of track, you can reassess your chosen line and hit it again until you make it all the way to the top!

Save cash on fuel during your next trip!

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With modern advances in fuel delivery, and computer-controlled turbo diesel engines, 4WD fuel efficiency figures have slowly been becoming more palatable for those without blank check books to pay for their expeditions.

We are going to go over 6 ways for you to enhance your fuel efficiency on long journeys away!


When packing your vehicle it is important to remember that the heavier your vehicle is, the more energy you will need to use to keep it rolling. By packing less gear more efficiently and towards the middle of your vehicles wheelbase and lower towards the vehicles center of gravity you will minimize uneven stress on the suspension components of your 4WD meaning it will handles smoother, this results in an easier ride, and burning less fuel.

A set of Titan Rear Drawers help you to locate your bulky heavy gear lower down, and also freeing up internal cabin space for safer and better visibility which makes decision making much easier on the open road, because you give yourself more time to react to hazards ahead and slower vehicles that you may be approaching which can make you lose momentum for climbing up those bigger hills.



Whilst driving on any road in any car, regular stop start driving wastes a ridiculous amount of fuel, and in our personal experience a fully loaded 4WD being driven in bumper to bumper traffic DOUBLED…. That’s right doubled, its fuel consumption from nearly 11L/100Km to just over 22L/100Km.

There are dozens of tricks to making sure that you don’t burn this much fuel specially when travelling past and out of the city!

To avoid stop starting from taking its toll on your wallet, take off extremely slowly, and change gears early if you are driving an auto, simply holding minimal accelerator will allow the gearbox to upshift early without ‘winding out’ your revs through the gear range. Using the engines low end torque and not bringing your turbo into boost will save you many litres of fuel at the bowsers.

 Just because the car in front is zipping off the lights and slamming their brakes on at every traffic blockage doesn’t mean you have to as well.

Stick to the slow lane and drive it like a semi! This way you’ll always give yourself plenty of stopping distance to slow down in your own time and you will always conserve fuel being able to coast towards the red light ahead, instead of racing the car next to you right up to the stop!


The old saying ‘smooth is fast’ also applies for efficiency, smooth driving is efficient driving.

One of the best ways to avoid being erratic on the road is by giving yourself plenty of stopping distance and trying to maintain a steady pace.

The more erratic and agitated your driving is the more resistance your vehicle is likely to be encountering, making its job of cruising, much harder. Play some relaxed tunes on the radio and take your time making maneuvers in traffic and it will go a long way into getting you better numbers at the bowser.

Many modern 4WD’s handle just like cars, and with excellent handling characteristics, people automatically drive them as if their 2.5 ton 4WD is a micro-sized European designed hatchback, resulting in horrible fuel economy. Drive your vehicle like it is a fully loaded truck, and you will be rewarded with much smaller fuel bills than you are accustomed too!



When your vehicle encounters mechanical resistance you are burning excess fuel that you don’t need too. There are several things you can do to make sure your vehicle is not costing you stacks of hard earned.

Things like making sure that your vehicle is running the right tyre pressures is an excellent place to start, by using a compressor like the Thumper MKII to keep your tyres inflated to the right pressures, you will have a smoother drive, put less wear and tear on steering and suspension components and also reduce the rolling resistance of your tyres.

A set of new tyres every 2 or 3 years will also ensure that you are taking advantage of modern tread patterns, in the last 5-10 years Mud terrain tyres have increased in road handling and are much quieter than their dinosaur ancestors you used to hear coming down the road, but All terrains and highway terrains are still king at getting the best fuel economy figures.

Before any longer trip and every six months or so, you should get a good wheel alignment, this will make sure your front and back wheels are sitting square and riding true to the chassis, reducing any drag that the system might have and making your steering more responsive.

Don’t forget to check your wheel bearings, cv joints, and maintain your engine, gearbox and transfer case oils to make sure you aren’t wasting a drop of fuel.


There are few better ways to reduce your fuel bill, than by maintaining your momentum, if you have to keep adjusting your speed, you will be wasting fuel. It’s a good idea to keep your RPM lower, and cruise, with bigger vehicles a good cruising speed will allow you to make it up the hills on the freeway, and coast back down again without the need to floor it and rev your motor up.

Simply by reducing your speed by 10 or 20 km/h, and cruising at around 90km/h instead of 100km/h and 110km/h, you can make massive savings to your fuel bill, you will find that by cruising at a slightly slower speed the frantic pace of the freeway no longer agitates you and you will gain plenty more stopping distance for smoother and easier driving all the way to and from your destination!


By planning your path ahead you can make sure there are no dramatic swerves to get to an offramp, or any unnecessary detours that can take you well off the beaten path, by using a VMS Touring 700 HDX GPS unit you can navigate easily to your destination without any silly wrong turns or time-consuming detours.

10 Tips for using a UHF radio

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Whether you are new to the scene or are an old bushy, there are many tips and tricks to getting the clearest communication whilst using a UHF radio.

There are many important things to keep in mind when using a UHF Radio, we recommend finding the instruction manual for the particular UHF unit you own for more specific details on how to adjust the settings.

1 Be courteous

First step is first the etiquette of using a UHF radio dictates that you wait until the other person finishes speaking before keying on, when using a UHF unit you cannot hear incoming transmissions if you are keyed on and if they are still speaking your transmission will likely go unheard.

2 Don’t eat the microphone

This one’s a zinger, too many people make this epic mistake, the microphones built into UHF radio’s are super sensitive and a beginners first mistake is to put the microphone directly up to their mouth, this results in a distorted mess on the other end.

The best way to approach this is to talk across the microphone and have it placed about a hand width away from your mouth, this will prevent your breath from distorting the sound.


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4 Know the channels you can use

The Australian government recently introduced new legislation to protect a handful of UHF Channels and reserve them for emergencies and data transmissions, along with the introduction of 80 channel UHF devices means there are many extra channels now available that you can use. However older devices can still operate on the older predesignated 40 channels (ch1-ch40) and operate just fine.

It is important to only use Channel 5 and Channel 35 only during an emergency, generally you will need to engage duplex mode, and wait for a response. If misused heavy fines apply and potential jail time for using these emergency channels when not in a real emergency apply so be careful!

5 Know your range

Many people forget that a UHF radio can in ideal conditions reach up to and beyond 25km. This factor can be forgotten, and pointless chatter can be heard well down the way so keep the banter low key and make sure no one else can listen in before getting rowdy!

Different radio wattage ratings and different antenna decibel ratings offer varying reception and transmission range. With your typical vehicle mounted 5W UHF like the Oricom UHF380PK coupled with the included higher gain 6.5dBi you can reach up to 25kms.

Whilst lower powered devices like the Oricom UHF2190 handheld UHF units offer 2W of power and next to no gain on the antennas giving far less range and approximately 5km range.

All radio ranges operate by line-of-sight, which means mountains, trees and even your own vehicle can block out the signal resulting in far shorter range.



Most UHF devices like the Oricom devices on offer at 4WD Supacentre, have a scan function. You may not understand why you would require a scan function but this can come in handy whilst 4WDing, if you leave your radio on scan, it will constantly skip through the whole range of channels searching for transmissions in the area that your unit can receive. This will give you a heads up if there are others in the area that are also 4WDing, it can also give you a way of communicating with other vehicles in case you need a recovery.

This doesn’t always work but if people are out there it is good to know if you can get a hand if you need it.

7 Duplex vs Simplex

Duplex function transmits on one channel and receives on another, it allows the use of a repeater station which is a base station that picks up on the transmission output by your device and resends the transmission from an elevated high-power antenna resulting in a much further transmission.

We know of a situation where people were using Duplex via a repeater station to transmit between 2 locations that had no line of sight but were approximately 4kms or 5kms away with a large hill in between. And using duplex reached a repeater 20km away from them and could read each other loud and clear!


There are a few pro bits of slang you must know, you may have heard some of these before;

Breaker, breaker – This is used to start a transmission, it implies a message is about to come through, usually the first and last word of a sentence is repeated in case it gets interrupted by other transmissions.

10-4, copy that, roger – Translates to message heard loud and clear!

What is your 20 – what is your location

Affirmative – Means yes, just like with phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie… etc) sounds can be hard to hear. This is a clearer way to confirm information over the radio

Negative, negatory – Means no (as above)


It is good practice to make sure you have a spare radio, we prefer 1 handheld and 1 vehicle-mounted unit, as this will allow your passengers to communicate with your vehicle when guiding you through tough tracks, and also lets you scan monitor different channels whilst driving.

Hopefully from this guide you have learned more about using your UHF, they are fun and they are free, and they don’t require any mobile phone towers to operate, so can make convoys and remote area driving, easier and safer. So fit a UHF radio to your 4WD and grab a handheld so you can have more fun on the tracks!

Save More With A Kings Generator!

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The Adventure Kings Generator range are built to offer excellent fuel efficiency and performance for weight and represents unbeatable bang for buck reliability. At first we didn’t realise just how valuable the Adventure Kings range of generators were, so now we’ve done our research and have found out exactly what other brands are charging for their portable camping generators, and we are gob smacked!


Our market research led us to find out that some of our competitors are charging up to and over $2000 for a 2000W generator. At more than dollar a Watt, savvy shoppers will see this price as highway robbery and considering you can get an extra 1500W with an Adventure Kings 3.5KVA Generator and only pay just under $700, you can tell the opposition they are dreaming!


So to give you an even better idea of what you can get from the Adventure Kings range with a $2000 budget we’ll show you exactly what to expect!




Adventure Kings Generators are a handy piece of equipment and are perfect for campsite power, or in an emergency blackout situation. As a backup power source, they are ready to go at a moment’s notice and if you choose the colossal 3.5kva generator you will have 3500W for powering all of your electrical requirements both as a backup and for camping, you certainly won’t be disappointed.

With a 7.5L Fuel tank and automatic ECONOMY mode, even without refueling you can have over 9 hours of seamless 240v power, perfect for saving the contents of your fridge, and running emergency lighting when the sun goes down.

Over recent months we have had more power outages than we’ve had for quite a number of years, and with the unreliable power provided from an undermaintained electrical grid, people have turned to using an Adventure Kings Generator to step up to the challenge and take the burden. The 3.5KVA and 2KVA Adventure Kings Generators have been in extremely high demand due to their affordable powerful and quiet running.




Along with running your fridge at home, a Kings 3.5KVA 4 stroke Generator can charge all of your digital devices including sensitive electrical devices like laptops and has enough power to operate electrical cooking appliances, toasters chargers and kettles all at the same time.


With the 12v output socket the Adventure Kings 3.5KVA will even run your 12v campsite lighting with its integrated cigarette lighter socket offers stacks of extra power for emergencies and campsite power needs.


The Adventure Kings range has a plethora of LED Camping lights to choose from, this means you can pretty much take your pick as to what type best suits your setup.

By grabbing an Adventure Kings Illuminator 5 Bar camp light kit you can even power up different rooms of the house with 5 separate 50cm long LED strips, and 5 separate dimmer switches, you’ll have more than enough light to brighten your camp!





Still within the $2000 Budget, you can add a top-quality Adventure Kings Tourer Roof Top Tent to the mix, boasting one of the best value camping setups on the market. As simple as folding camp out, you can attach the included Annex underneath and you have a comfortable ventilated 2 story campsite.


Offering million dollar views wherever you pull up and a plush and comfortable 75mm thick mattress the Adventure Kings Roof Top Tent Tourer is hard to beat bang for buck. Fully waterproof the outside canvas fabric will protect you and your better half from the wind and rain, and with massive opening windows with insect proof mesh on all sides you’ll have a Kings view of your campsite!




In addition to everything already mentioned you can add 2 of the strongest camp chairs we’ve ever seen, a pair of Adventure Kings Thrones are comfortable and offer a massive wide arm rest, and a HUGE 300Kg weight rating.

With the Adventure Kings Throne you and your better half can Kick back and relax at camp in style and comfort, and knowing you scored a bargain on your generator!





Still remaining under budget, you can add one of the best on and off-road GPS Navigation tools on the market to your shopping list. The VMS Touring 700 HDX offers an extremely accurate navigation tool to make sure that you get where you need to go, giving over 3000+ pre-loaded high detail topographic maps, displayed through a high resolution 7” touch screen, you will easily navigate your way into and out of some of the most scenic places in Australia.



Even with all of these cool new toys we are still a couple of hundred dollars shy of the $2000 budget. This proves to show, that the Adventure Kings range is extremely good value for money, and for less than you thought, you will get way more than you bargained for!


Stay Warm At Camp This Winter!

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4WD Supacentre are announcing the latest release in their gas burner range.

Adding to the already reliable gasmate range carried at 4WD Supacentre, and just in time for winter the team has just released the Gasmate portable camping gas heater.

The Gasmate Portable Camping Gas Heater is designed to be fully portable utilizing a light-weight sturdy metal frame, with an integrated convenient carry handle, the heater can be placed anywhere that portable heat is required.

With the ability to output a massive 7MJ/h the compact ceramic burner delivers a toasty warm heat output, ensures Aussie campers can stay cosy at camp, no matter what and the piezo ignition results in hassle-free heating.


Fully certified to Australian standards, the Gasmate Portable Heater is one of the safest compact and portable heaters available. Being compatible with typical disposable gas cans you can refuel at many supermarkets and camping stores across Australia whilst also taking advantage of 4 clever built-in safety features that make for reliable heat and a much safer camping setup.


The new Gasmate camping heater uses clever internal mechanisms to provide maximum safety, including;

•Tip-over Protection – This safety feature automatically cuts off the gas flow in the event that the heater is tipped over, this decreases the risk of accidental fires and burns.

  • Oxygen Depletion System – By sensing the oxygen levels around the heater, internal mechanisms automatically switch off the unit when oxygen levels drop below a safe amount, this makes the device safer to us inside smaller enclosed spaces. However good ventilation is always a good idea.
  • Flame Failure Safety System – without a flame to burn gas, particularly when unattended means that dangerous levels of flammable gas can build up, this safety circuit Cuts off the flow of gas if the flame goes out meaning fire/explosion risk is minimized.

    • Pressure Sensing Safety Shut-Off – Gas cartridge pressure, is critical to safety, this pressure shut-off circuit senses whether the pressure levels inside the gas can are safe and will eject the can if the pressure becomes too high, this often happens if the gas can is heating up too much, and can result in an explosion.

With safety and comfort being paramount to a happy camping experience, Adventure Kings are happy to be selling the Gasmate camping heater in their range just in time for winter camping expeditions, and is sure to not disappoint winter campers looking for a little extra warmth this winter chill!

Do You Know What To Do In An Emergency?!

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Many Aussies know the absolute basics, but nothing can prepare you for a real world emergency like professional first aid training!

Even when equipped with a properly equipped first aid kit, many people still don’t even know where to start with treating a patient with necessary and appropriate first aid care.

Acknowledging this issue and coming up with a brilliant response the Adventurer Rescue Swag first aid kit was created!

The Adventurer Rescue Swag first aid kit is considered one of the best ultimate remote area first aid kits, containing nearly anything you could need to make sure that life threatening injuries are tended too safely and appropriately and with the best possible care.

The kit contains three modules that are tailored to suit the necessary requirments, of those types of injury as outlined below;

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Minor Injuries Module Module:

Description: Quantity: Purpose:
Gauze swabs 3pc 7.5cm x 7.5cm 6 Cleaning skin & wounds
Eye pads 5.5cm x 7.7cm 2 Covering of eye wounds
Fabric strip Band-Aid 72mm x 19mm x 25mm 2 Minor wound covering
Micropore paper tape 2.5cm x 5m 1 Securing dressings
Wound closures 6mm x 75mm 3 Assist to close wounds
Povidone iodine swabs 4 Cleaning skin & wounds
Eye wash liquid ampoule 15ml 4 Wound and eye irrigation
Forceps 7.5cm stainless steel 1 Foreign object removal, dressing handling
Splinter probes 3.7cm x 1 5 Splinter removal
Instruction card 1


Snake Bit/Burns/Sprains & Strains Module:

Description: Quantity: Purpose:
Premium snake bite indicator band. 10cm x 10M 1 Compression for snake bite, support for sprains
Triangular bandage 110cm x 110cm 1 Immobilisation
Burn gel sachet 3.5g 5 Burn relief
Low adherent dressing 7.5cm x 10cm 1 Covering burns
Low adherent dressing 5cm x 5cm 3 Covering burns
Clear plastic bag 50cm x 60cm 1 Water liner – convert Rescue Swag to water carrier
Instruction card 1


Major Injures Module:

Description: Quantity: Purpose:
First aid leaflet 1 Instructions – First Aid
Amputated parts bags assorted x 3 1 Amputated parts storage
Wound dressing No.14 1 Control bleeding and protect wounds
CPR Face shield disposable 1 Resuscitation
Thermal blanket 127cm x 180cm 1 Shock management
Universal shears 15cm S/S 1 Removal of clothing, cutting bandages/dressings
Safety pins – bag of 12 1 Securing dressings
Nitrile glove powder free x 2 4 Personal protection
Instruction card 1

The Adventurer Rescue Swag also has a technological trick up its sleeve being able to couple with an offline smartphone app, that can prompt users with the appropriate steps to remembering their first aid training when placed in a stressful real-world emergency.

The smartphone app cleverly recognizes QR scanner codes on the first aid kit compartments and will help the first aid practitioner into delivering a safe and effective treatment for anything from, burns, cuts, grazes, broken bones, snake bites and even help with performing CPR.

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It is important to be prepared when you find yourself in remote environments, as even when in populated areas, help isn’t always readily accessible. When prepared for

When you are in remote areas, it is important to quickly apply first aid practices as outlined below, to ensure maximum chances of survival;


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When someone encounters a seriously nasty bite from snakes, Funnel-Web spiders, and even blue ringed octopus, It is important to apply the steps below to ensure sufficient pressure bandaging and limb immobilization is implemented to prevent the spread of venom around the body;

Firstly apply a firm heavy crepe or elasticised roller bandage (10–15 centimetres wide) starting 5-10cm above the bite location in overlapping turns moving first up towards the heart, then back down over the bite and past it towards the hand or foot.

The bandage needs to be applied firmly to the limb. The correct pressure is necessary to slow the transmission of venom through the lymph system and into the blood stream. The bandage should be about as tight as when strapping a sprained limb and must NOT cut off blood flow, or even be uncomfortable; if it is uncomfortable, the person can and will unconsciously flex the limb, defeating the immobilisation portion of the therapy.


The location of the bite should be clearly marked on the outside of the bandages for later treatment.

Immobilise the bandaged limb using one or more splints. This is important to prevent pumping of blood through the victim’s muscles resulting in the venom being spread quickly throughout the body.


As with any life-threatening injury you should seek medical assistance AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

If you have an emergency PLB beacon, now is the time to set it off, if you don’t have one, call for help on your vehicle mounted UHF Radio using duplex mode on stations 5 or 35 which are both reserved for emergency use only, if there is no response try again with Duplex mode switched off.

Preparing Tasty Bush Tucker for your next trip away!

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Cooking up a storm at camp used to mean, cracking a baked bean can and if you were to splurge a can of spaghetti and meatballs, or chunky stew and heating it up directly on the campfire, requiring no refrigeration this was usually enough to satisfy a mountain man’s cravings for protein, whilst still a valuable camp food staple for when supplies are running low, cans of food are no longer the go to for when you get hungry on the tracks!

With massive advances in technology and manufacturing, there are now a handful of ways you can bring nutritious meals with you on the tracks for way less than you imagined.



In the past, you either had to stash cold meats into pools of icy water in an esky or with a high performance 12v fridge that used to cost more than a month’s wage, and neither option really helped to inspire a lot of confidence for the average camper!

Now with modern components and set and forget temperature controls the Adventure Kings range of fridges offers a reliable way to chill your food and drinks on the tracks with the same high quality components used across the industry, with the choice of a compressor powered 60L Fridge/Freezer or a massive 80L Fridge/Freezer unit for keeping all of your fresh food and drinks cold, and at nearly half the price of what the opposition are charging you’ll have plenty of spare change for a way to cook it!




With many different styles of cooking there is a solution for everyone at 4WD Supacentre, we have made sure that there are options for open fire hotplates or gas BBQs, traditional portable bedourie ovens for roasting, and even a handy set of stainless steel BBQ Tools, to make cooking easier.

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When planning meals for your trip, you will need to consider how much space you have for keeping meats fresh, if you are on a longer trip, even though your 60L Fridge freezer can easily store up to 81 cans, keeping just a few cans cold whilst occupying the rest of the chilled space with meat and dairy is a wise idea. If you organize your food and with the added ability to include all the plates and cutlery for your group, in your Titan rear Drawers you will have an organized pantry wherever you go!

Long life foods, such as pasta, rice, and even long life milk coupled with tins of tuna, pre-prepared freeze dried meals, and even substituting things like bread, for wraps or Lebanese bread for extra-long storage without needing regular restocking make travelling much easier!




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When you are preparing food at camp, the faster the better, when you have an army waiting for food, a simple feast will please the masses. By cooking your food before you leave, all the preparation is done, and all you’ll need to do is reheat, one of the easiest ways to pre-prepare your food is by sealing it up using a Vac sealer, like the Kings Vacuum Sealer, by sucking all the excess air out of your meal and keeping it cold in your fridge.

By vacuum sealing, you eliminate the risk of harmful bacteria. You can also use the vacuum sealed bags to help reheat your food simply place the 290mm wide bag into boiling water for a few minutes. Cutting open, and dinner is served, cooking inside the bag also means you do not have any messy cleanup after eating!




This one is often overlooked, when you are out camping, there aren’t many places to stop for extra food, so packing snacks like chips, chockies, along with fresh fruit are a good idea, as those middle of the day snacks that fall between meals can certainly make the difference between going hungry or not.

Now that you are armed with all of this knowledge and all the right gear you can head out into the bush nearly indefinitely with the ability to eat fresher foods that taste better, and as a result live healthier, whilst making sure that your hunger is satisfied thanks to the awesome gear from 4WD Supacentre and Adventure Kings

Creek crossings tips and tricks!

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4WDing is fast becoming one of Australia’s favorite pastimes, with more 4WD’s being sold than any other type of vehicle. This rate of popularity increasing is due to the affordability, safety features like curtain airbags and reversing cameras plus with increased fuel economy rivalling other family cars, the lower running costs are more appealing than ever to young families!

These tips and tricks are all about making sure that when you encounter obstacles off-road you know exactly what to do!

We all know about letting your tyres down for driving on sandy tracks, but what about all of those potentially hazardous creek crossings and washouts you may encounter on the beaches and winding mountain tracks.

We’re going to go over some pro tips on how to make sure you’re 4WD makes it to the other side without any stress or dramas. There are rules of thumb for everything when you head off-road, but it is up to you, the driver to make decisions on the best course of action, and how you are going to proceed whilst you are off the beaten path.


  1. Preparation

There are a few things you may need to do before you even consider tackling a creek crossing, depending on the water depth and your vehicle.

Firstly you may need to pull out a can of WD40, CRC, or RP7 to spray all of the electrical connections underneath your bonnet including distributer caps, and injector connectors and plug lead connections. This will prevent your motor cutting out in the middle of the creek and causing you strife, and whilst it is out, give your door seals a quick squirt, this will make them seal a lot better.

No matter what your user manual recommends, your vehicles ‘fording depth’ can be taken with a handful of bull-dust and solid preparations should be made before any water crossing deeper than 30cm. Even with a lift kit and snorkel water can make its way all the way to the top of your engine bay.

If you have been driving for a while, it is a good idea to let your brakes cool down before entering the water to prevent your discs warping when they hit the cool water.

Also if you aren’t running an electric fan or a fan that uses a viscous coupling to stop it spinning you may cause damage to your radiator as the fan blades bite into the water they can start to chop against your radiator core.

There is an easy solution to this, a 2 dollar poly tarp and some occy straps simply cover up the front of your vehicle with the tarp and use the occy straps to fasten the tarp in place, this will stop the water from flowing through your radiator and allow it to wash past your engine bay minimizing the risk of water damage, particularly if you haven’t fitted a snorkel to your vehicle.

Also if you have a Domin8r X winch fitted, a wise move would be to connect your winch controller, unspool all of your rope and coil it up on your bullbar and engage the winch clutch mechanism before you enter the water, this means you are ready for a rescue no matter what happens.



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When getting ready to navigate a crossing, it’s a good idea to walk the creek first, with golden rule being, if you cannot walk it, you shouldn’t drive it, there are 5 main factors to consider;

Depth of the water – You don’t want water coming up over the bonnet, if you are any deeper than waist depth, you may end up getting yourself into trouble and we wouldn’t recommend it, specially if you haven’t got a snorkel fitted, particularly if you find any deep drop offs.

Flow speed – Depending on the depth of the water even a seemingly slow flow can carry a vehicle away due to the large surface area, so extra caution should be taken. Particularly

The driving surface – the surface of a creek can change dramatically so even if you have driven it before it is good practice to walk it again, this will help you identify boulders you may get hung up on, you will also be able to check for unexpected drop offs, and the condition of the creek bed.

Just like with tracks, a sandy bottom may need you to deflate your tyres, using a Kwiky tyre deflator, or a 3 in 1 tyre gauge.

The track width – Depending on your 4WDs width, the crossing width may have more or less underwater surface to support your vehicle, this is another reason why walking the course can help to determine, whether or not you should cross.

The water exit – there is no stopping once you have entered the water. So double checking you have a good place to exit the water is a good idea, you don’t want the exit to be too steep, or get your vehicle in a situation where you cannot climb out the other side, so make sure you have a good exit strategy!

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3. Driving tips

Now you are prepped and have a strategy to get across the creek, you should pay attention to these tips for driving through deep water, to make sure you get to the other side!

We recommend driving in second gear, low range. This will allow you to maintain momentum without needing to change gears whilst in the water. If you engage your clutch pedal, you may let water enter between your friction plates and render your 4WD dead in the water. Keeping a steady speed will allow your vehicle to create a bow wave, leaving much of the rear of your vehicle in the trough of the wave, keeping dry, the steady speed will also allow your tyres to maintain traction on the riverbed.

If you have a convoy, don’t all enter the water at the same time, if you aren’t first you can watch for hazards, and if things go wrong you can help recover your mates whilst safe and sound on solid ground, wait for them to get across fully before attempting your crossing!

By all means this is not a conclusive list of everything you need to consider for creek crossings, but will give you a good guide for getting it right the first time. Please use caution, and never drive across flood waters, as the surface can be unpredictable and doing this regularly results in dangerous situations and possible death, particularly with flowing water.

Get out of the crowded and busy campsites with a 4WD!

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Australia is known as the island continent, and for good reason, measuring over 4000km wide and just over 3600km from the most northerly cape to the most southerly tip. With all of this space and less population than California, it’s truly a wonder why, whenever you go camping all of the campsites are packed!

But don’t fear, you aren’t sentenced to a life lived like a school of fish, we have the perfect solution. By getting you and the family into a 4WD you can access the vast untouched national parks and remote regions of this country and gain a greater appreciation for those who lived here long before wifi and air conditioning. Some people might say a 4WD is only for farmers and people who live in the bush isn’t it? NO! and the argument about fuel economy went out the window with modern common rail computer controlled turbo diesels sometimes delivering under 10L/100km fuel economy, when you find out just what a 4WD can do for you, you’ll be wondering why you never had one before.

1. Traction

Many vehicles are marketed as 4WD, and whilst some do have all 4 wheels driven, could be considered and “all wheel drive” these are designed for extra grip and power delivery in the wet, however a true 4WD usually has a reinforced drive train, and can handle the varying torque loads encountered off-road.

Usually a true 4WD has a method of engaging and disengaging the 4WD function allowing it to use less fuel on the freeway and will also have an option of low range gearing, which to put it simply, will turn your 4WD into a low speed tractor, giving plenty of extra grip and power when you are in slippery situations.

There are a few tips and tricks 4WDers use to gain even more traction, like differential lockers, limited slip differentials and even traction control systems, however the biggest secret to getting further off-road is to lower your tyre pressures using a purpose designed tyre pressure gauge like the Kwiky Tyre Deflator. This can nearly double your vehicles tyre contact area meaning you will float above soft terrain and have extra purchase on soft terrain. This trick will get you to your destination no matter how rugged the tracks are!


A Typical 4WD has an elevated ground clearance, which offers you plenty of room underneath your vehicle to avoid being “high sided” a term that describes being bottomed out on the tracks by an obstacle like a big rock or sand. Usually a true 4WD will offer 30cm or more of ground clearance under the body with some suspension components hanging lower.

Rugged tracks will challenge this clearance and could end up resting a 4WD on its belly pan, so a good set of underbody bash plates and even a 2” Lift Kit, like the highly affordable Raw Suspension kits which contain everything you need to get your vehicle a little bit more ground clearance for off-road.

However even the most equipped vehicles get stuck and by bringing a Recovery kit and an offroad jack and jacking base, you will be surprised at just what a basic vehicle with minimal modifications can do!

3. Durability

Typical 4WDs are engineered to have stronger frames, motors, gearbox’s, suspension and body panels. These are all designed to cope with the forces encountered on the tracks. The durability also makes sure that bumps and scrapes do not leave souvenirs on the track for the next vehicles that are coming through to find.

Usually the motors are stronger and require less maintenance, with many people being able to get old Toyota Landcruiser motors up and over 1,000,000 km before retiring them. The longevity and reliability of a 4WD makes them perfect for travelling longer distances into the arid regions, and the extended range fuel tanks often make them the perfect vehicles for mining, and farming applications. This reliability makes the journey trouble free and enjoyable, even in mostly uninhabitable environments!

4. Storage

With the larger size of 4WD’s being typically necessary to carry the larger capacity motors and reinforced gearbox’s, there is plenty of internal storage space to stash all your creature camping comforts.

Now you have decided to get away from caravan parks and busy urban campsites, you’ll need to bring some of those comforts and amenities with you on the tracks. With a Privacy Tent, 12v shower and portable flushing toilet, the better half will be happy to join you no matter where you end up!


Being able to stash all of your creature comfort camping gear organized in the back of your car in a set of Titan rear drawers will help to keep everything easy to access no matter how far you are travelling. And with a heavy duty fridge slide included, even icy cold drinks will be on hand at any given moment!

Get your family away from the crowds and enjoy quieter and more pristine campsites, with a tough 4WD and gear from 4WD Supacentre!

Six Bits Of Gear To Add To Your New 4×4

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If you’ve just bought your first 4×4, welcome to the most addictive lifestyle you can be a part of! Owning a 4×4 opens up a whole new world of recreational opportunities, from going from a drive up through your local state forests all the way through to camping out in the bush or on the beach. It can be a little bit overwhelming trying to wade your way through all the different 4×4 gear and 4×4 accessories that are available out there, so we’ve put together a bit of a guide to some of the types of 4×4 accessories and equipment that are a great idea to try and add first. The truth is you don’t need the biggest, toughest 4WD out there to have a lot of fun – you just need the basics! Here’s our guide to six bits of gear to add to your new 4×4.



If you forget every other ‘rule’ or bit of advice when it comes to 4x4s, remember this one! If you let your tyres down a bit when you’re off-road then they’ll last longer, and you’ll get stuck less because the tyres have a bigger contact patch with the ground and will have better traction. Use a tyre deflator like the Kwiky tyre deflator or the Adventure Kings 3 in 1 tyre deflator to drop your pressures to around 26psi when you’re out in the bush or about 16psi on the beach.



The other side to letting your tyres down, is you need to pump them back up again! Don’t rely on service station air compressors, carry your own portable air compressor like the Thumper air mk2 compressor or the Thumper Max air compressor. Being able to reinflate your tyres whenever you want is a great idea and will prevent you from waiting for ages in the hot sun for the servo air compressor to become available.


Getting stuck is part of heading off-road. In fact, it can be fun – if you have the ability to get out again! You should always carry a 4×4 recovery kit that includes a snatch strap and rated shackles at a minimum, so even if you’re by yourself and get stuck, if someone comes along then you’ll be able to get towed out. It’s also good form to use your own recovery gear if you’re stuck – that way you won’t leave muddy recovery gear in the back of someone else’s 4WD! Especially if they were good enough to help you out!


Any 4WD can do with a boost in the storage stakes thanks to a roofrack. Doesn’t matter if you only get to go camping once a month, having a 4×4 roof rack will be useful every day! Do runs to the hardware store, help mates move, do tip runs, anything – adding a roofrack to your 4×4 will be one of the best things you ever do. Especially because it lets you add the next bit of gear…


If you’ve got a 4×4 roofrack, then you need to add an awning to the side of it! The range of 4×4 awnings from 4WD Supacentre are fantastic for adding instant shade to the side or the rear of your 4×4. They mount very simply to the full range of our 4×4 roofracks, and open in seconds anywhere you want shelter – at camp, at a jobsite, down at the park with kids, anywhere! We love our awnings and we’re confident that 4×4 awnings will be one of the best things you ever add to your 4WD.


We all rely on technology these days, and just because heading off-road means running out of phone reception doesn’t mean you have to go back to paper maps! The VMS 4×4 GPS units come pre-loaded with highly detailed maps that cover the entire country and don’t need phone range to show you where you are. They even come with on-road navigation so you can use yours every day of the week! There’s also an option to buy an easy diy installing reverse camera that is simply plug and play to let you see all the obstacles that are out the back of your 4WD – a very worthwhile investment!

Five Bits Of Camping and 4WD Gear to Take To Cape York

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It’s almost that time of year again! Easter is just around the corner and that means for thousands and thousands of 4WDers, the annual pilgrimage north to the incredibly beautiful Cape York is just about to start. Whether you’re heading up for the first time this year or you’re returning for your 2nd, 6th or 15th trip, you’re probably making lots of checklists and going over your camping gear from head to toe. It can be a little over-whelming, and there definitely can be a tendency to want to over-pack everything until you end up looking like a third-world bus. Here at 4WD Supacentre we have been travelling Cape York for years and we absolutely live and breathe the place. We’ve come up with this essential guide to five bits of camping gear and 4WD accessories you should definitely make sure are on your list to take with you. This stuff will make your Cape York adventure an unforgettable one!


If you take absolutely nothing else to Cape York with you apart from your credit card, then make sure it’s a winch. The 4WDing on tracks like the famous Old Tele Track and the Frenchman’s Track are fun and challenging, and you’re bound to get stuck at least once! That’s okay because it’s all part of the fun, as long as you’ve got a good solid winch like the Grande Mk3 or the Domin8r X. Make sure you’re also carrying a good recovery kit and you know how to use everything in it, because this will mean the difference between a half-hour bog that results in a good yarn around the campfire later, or being stuck in mud for hours or days.



The weather can turn at any moment up the Cape. While the ‘Dry’ season runs from around Easter through to about November every year, there’s nothing to say that unseasonable rain won’t hit. In fact we’ve been up the Cape in May and June and it has bucketed down! Take a camping gazebo like the Adventure Kings 3x3m gazebo or the Adventure Kings 6x3m gazebo with you and strap it to your roofrack. That way it’ll be there in easy access when you need to get to it quickly.



Every second or third day you’ll pass by roadhouses or travel through beaut little towns like Cooktown, Weipa or Bamaga. That means there’s heaps and heaps of opportunities to buy blocks or bags of ice to keep your drinks cold. Because it’ll no doubt be warm up in the Cape, even in winter, your fridge will be working overtime so give it a hand by storing all your drinking in an icebox like the Adventure Kings range of iceboxes. Tip: Don’t break up bags of ice, leave them as one solid mass in the centre of the icebox and stack drinks around them to make the ice last as long as possible.



You’re probably wondering about the big question – crocs up the Cape. The short answer is yes, there are lots of crocs up in Cape York. There’s big salties that’ll have a chomp without a second thought, and little freshies that you still need to be croc-safe around. That means not camping right on the water’s edge, and ideally being up high in the sky when you’re camping. A roof top tent is perfect for Cape York for this reason, but camping out of a roof top tent also lets you get up higher and catch any little breezes on those particularly hot nights. Rooftop tents are definitely recommended for up the Cape!



Don’t sweat it if you have a swag, though. Just follow the rule of thumb and camp at least 20m back from the water’s edge. A croc isn’t really going to make a midnight snack of you in the middle of the night, not unless you’re being an idiot and swimming where you shouldn’t in the dark. Still, you’ll sleep a lot easier if you throw one of the Adventure Kings Sumo Stretcher Beds under your swag to get you up off the ground. As a bonus, if it rains you won’t end up rolling around in that famous Cape York red dirt that turns to clay mud instantly.

Six Things Not To Forget On Your Overnight Camping Trip

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We all dream about those big, epic adventures where we go away camping for weeks at a time! It’s the stuff dreams are made of – leaving everyday life behind and just heading bush to your favourite campsite. However, most of us are lucky if we can fit in one extended camping adventure every year, but that doesn’t mean for a second that you have to miss out on going camping. If we only ever went camping on those big trips, we’d hardly ever get away!

A quick overnight camping trip is just as good as a long extended trip for reducing the stress levels and letting you relax. However, just because it’s a quick trip doesn’t mean you should forget all the essential camping gear, because it’s just as important to camp comfortably on the big trips as it is on the quick overnights. 4WD Supacentre is Australia’s best value camping store! We beat all the other camping stores on value for money, because our camping gear has the perfect combination of incredible quality and unbeatable prices. We’ve put together this guide to six bits of camping gear you should definitely make sure are in your 4×4 before you head off camping next time. This camping gear is guaranteed to make your next campsite that much better.


No good campsite is complete without a way to light it up at night! LED camping lights are great for any campsite because they’re so bright, so easy to setup and they use bugger all power, which means you can run them all night long. An Adventure Kings 1.3m LED strip light or 4m strip light, or even one of our four or five bar LED lighting kits is an easy, instant way to light up your campsite without spending the earth.

There’s nothing like cooking in a camp oven for that real, authentic camping experience! Here at 4WD Supacentre we sell two different spun-steel camp ovens, including the authentic Bedourite camp oven. Keep yours in the back of your 4WD and anywhere you can have a campfire, or use a gas barbie, you’ll be able to cook incredible roasts and all sorts of tucker.

There’s nothing worse than an uncomfortable camp chair! We’ve gone to extreme lengths here at 4WD Supacentre to make our camp chairs as comfortable as possible as well as making them extremely good value. The full range of Adventure Kings camping chairs are well-built, extremely comfortable and come with clever additions like cup-holders, in-built pockets and even side-tables. Forget your cheap hardware store $10 camp chairs, our camp chairs aren’t much more expensive but are 100 times better in every way!

If you’re running any sort of electrical camping gear like a portable fridge or LED camp lights, then you’re going to want a way to keep your deep cycle battery charged while you’re at camp. You could sit there with your engine running all day, but a much better way is with a set of mono crystalline high efficiency 12v camping solar panels. Whenever the sun is shining – and even on cloudy days when the sun’s tucked behind the clouds – your solar panels will do a brilliant job of keeping your deep-cycle battery topped up.

Thousands of campers around the country are turning onto the fact that a portable gazebo is a brilliant way to add instant, huge amounts of shelter to any campsite. The Adventure Kings 3x3m camping gazebo and the Adventure Kings 6x3m portable gazebo are brilliant value for money, and are so quick to setup that one person can set one up, or pack it away, in minutes. What’s even better is that you can leave your campsite setup and go for a drive without having to pack everything away.


There’s nothing like staying up out of the dirt to make your campsite more comfortable, and the Adventure Kings range of mesh floors do exactly that! Available in a variety of sizes, these heavy-duty camping sand matts pack up to almost nothing but fold out to huge sizes in seconds whilst allowing dirt and sand to fall through without being able to work its way back up. Keep your campsite clean with this genuine value bit of gear!

How to choose the right cooler or refrigerator your campsite!

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When shopping around for the best way to keep your beers cold, and your food from spoiling in the back for your car there are many different factors to consider, and whilst a massive 80L fridge freezer unit is the dream, sometimes something like this is a bit over the top!

We have the top 5 key factors in deciding which fridge or icebox suits your needs the best, so read on and find out which setup suits you!



This is one of the biggest limiting factors between the many different models on offer and is mostly but not limited to your budget. Even though the Adventure Kings Fridge range is priced somewhere around 50% of most other 12v fridges on the market, many campers don’t have a budget that will stretch the whole way! There are a handful of alternatives on offer including the Adventure Kings Icebox range, which when packed properly can keep ice frozen for up to and sometimes longer than a week.

The fridge range starts with the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge Freezer which can be had for under $600 and will run indefinitely as long as you have a 12v battery connection, you can keep things chilled to a crazy -18°C. Whilst the icebox range starts with the trusty Adventure Kings 40L Icebox at under $150 you can see the massive cost advantage, but when you factor in the price of an ice bag at servos across the country reaching nearly $5 and time period you will be using your icebox, as well as the usable space taken up by the ice, a fridge may just be the solution for you.


Length of stay

Where you are staying, and the style of campsite setup you have will determine how easily you can break camp to restock on ice. With a reliable 12v solar charging system and a dual battery setup you can keep a fridge running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 52 weeks a year with no definitive time that you need to move along. When using an icebox, availability of ice is something that you will have to consider.



12v Setup

On a hot day, just like the warnings about leaving pets and children in your car, a 12v fridge can become labored, this means that the total power draw from a 12v fridge can become higher than expected when the compressor kicks in and tries to draw the temperature down. This additional power draw can easily drain a vehicles 12v battery in just a few hours. To combat this a solid dual battery system like the CTEK D250SA + Smartpass120 coupled with a reliable deep cycle AGM battery.

With an extra 12v battery dedicated to running your 12v accessories you shouldn’t ever have to worry about running your starter battery flat and potentially causing permanent damage. Coupled with a solar battery charger, there is no limit to how long you can stay at a location without buying ice, or breaking camp!



When you are camped a long way from civilization, a trip to go and get ice for your Icebox, costs more than the price of a bag of ice. The cost of fuel and the time spent away from camp will add up and could potentially waste a good period of time taken away from relaxing.

Most of us in the 4WD Supacentre team, run 12v fridges for this reason, however some don’t camp often enough or venture far enough away from civilization to require the additional benefits afforded by a 12v dual battery setup and a 12v fridge!



In our opinion bigger is better, you can never have enough cans on the chill. And for some people even the massive Adventure Kings 80L Fridge/Freezer can hold a massive 111 cans. That is enough for a whole team of people on a week away but will mean you always have a cold one on hand, and food for everyone.

With efficiency the less airspace inside an icebox or fridge, the easier it is to keep cold, so sometimes a more modest icebox will suit your needs, particularly on shorter trips away with less people.

The final decision is as always with you to make but the overwhelming value for money is hard to deny when comparing with other makes and models available on the market. With industry leading internal components and built to take a beating, its not too late to get your hands on an Adventure Kings Fridge Freezer or Adventure Kings Icebox to keep your food and drinks cold when you are away from home!

Why You’ll Love Your New Adventure Kings Awning Tent

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Here at 4WD Supacentre, our aim is to make camping more accessible to every single Aussie. We do this by continually bringing out the best value camping gear, which has that perfect combination of excellent quality and unbeatable value. We also achieve this by looking at all the different ways that camping can become difficult or less desirable, and then solving those problems with clever new products. Some of the most common complaints relating to camping gear are that it’s too difficult to setup, and that even when your tent is setup, it doesn’t offer you a whole lot of room. That’s why we developed the Adventure Kings range of awning tents that attach to your 4×4 awnings!

If you haven’t seriously considered an awning tent for your 4×4, it’s definitely time to take a closer look. There are so many reasons that these awning tents are so brilliant! One of the things we love about awning tents is that they’re extremely easy to setup. There’s no spending hours trying to figure out which pole goes where, and how to set this room or that room up properly. In fact, it’s so easy to set up your new awning tent that one person can do it in about 5 minutes – and that’s going slow!

Tens of thousands of campers around the country are already running at least one of the Adventure Kings 4×4 awnings on their vehicle. They’ve got them mounted to their roof racks and know how easy it is to pull up somewhere and quickly roll their awning out for instant amounts of shelter. Once the awning is out and setup, it’s only a matter of minutes to unfold your awning tent, attach it to your awning via the included the sail-track and Velcro straps, and then peg each corner down. It’s that easy!

What’s really beaut about the Adventure Kings awning tents is they’re a genuine enclosed tent. They’re made from 500D rip-stop canvas, with fully-enclosable and openable windows with mozzie netting flyscreens, and an ultra heavy duty 500D PVC floor. You can use your awning tent to camp in just about any sort of conditions. Even if it’s absolutely bucketing down rain and there’s a river running through camp, you’ll stay completely dry!

Once your awning tent is setup, you’ll love how much space there is inside. There’s room to roll out three or four swags, or set up the same number of stretcher beds, or even fit the huge Adventure Kings Big Daddy double swag inside. This is great if you end up camping in really bad weather, or you just want a bit of extra privacy when you’re camped in close proximity to other people, like at a caravan park, B&S ball, rodeo or music festival.

The awning tent is perfect for creating an instant, additional shelter for when your mates or the kids come away camping with you. Maybe you’ve already got one of the Adventure Kings roof top tents on your 4WD, and that’s where you and your other half camp each night. Just set up your awning tent under your 4×4 awning off the other side of your roof rack and you’ve instantly got a complete other camping option!

And here’s something everyone is guaranteed to love. At 2m high to the inside of the roof, you can genuinely stand straight up inside tent – unless you’re Andre the Giant of course. Combine that with the fact you can close all the doors and windows, and you’ve now got an ability to get dressed while you’re out camping, without having to roll around in your bed doing it! It sounds like a small thing but being able to get dressed inside your awning tent while standing up makes all the difference.

The uses don’t stop there though. There’s a hundred more things you can do with the enclosed space that your awning tent offers you. Use it as a communal living area to hang out and play cards when it rains, for instance. Or just set your camp chairs and table up inside so you can eat dinner in peace without being nailed by the mozzies and the flys at camp. However you use it, you’re guaranteed to love your new Adventure Kings Awning Tent!

Six Mods To Make Your Rooftop Tent Even Better

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We reckon that 99% of campers who spend a night in a roof top tent will never go back to any other way of camping! Once you’ve seen the benefits of a rooftop tent you’ll be hooked, and with good reason. We love the fact that they’re so quick to setup and pack away, and that you can store all your bedding and pillows inside the tent when you pack it away. That way you save a heap of room in the back of your 4WD by not having the rear cargo area all jammed up with sleeping bags and pillows! Plus they’re incredibly comfortable, seriously spacious and whether it’s a hot or a cold night they’ll provide the best night’s sleep possible.


You also can’t deny that a 4×4 with a rooftop tent on it just looks cool, like you’re the type of adventurer who literally carries their home around with them, ready to head bush at a moment’s notice. We’ve camped out of our roof top tents for a long time and over the years we’ve come up with some clever little modifications and upgrades to make a rooftop tent even better. Here’s six mods that will take your roof top tents to the next level!


Okay, if you do no other mod, make it this bargain $20 one! Here at 4WD Supacentre we sell a beaut little 2 in 1 Fan & Light combo that runs off batteries and is perfect for hanging inside your rooftop tent. It’s headache free, and that cracking little bit of breeze the fan puts out is a godsend on stuffy nights.


Stick-on LED strip lighting that runs along the inside of the centre alloy support pole will light up your entire rooftop tent. Run it off a dimmer switch so you can control how bright you want it, and if you want to get really fancy, put separate lengths of LED strip lighting across the head end of the bed on both sides with individually controlled dimmer switches. That way if someone wants to read a quick chapter of a book before bed, they don’t have to light the entire tent up.


This is a favourite old trick that we use on awnings. Attach a long (at least 300mm) cable tie to the zipper on your rooftop tent’s bag to provide an easy, almost cost-free extension to the zipper. Particularly useful if your rooftop tent is mounted to a lifted 4WD or if you’re vertically challenged in the height department.


A basic rubber welcome matt stored inside the rooftop tent’s outer bag is perfect for putting under the legs of your roof top tent’s ladder. This does two things – first, it provides a nice stable base for the ladder so that the feet don’t sink into soft terrain like when you’re camping on the beach. Secondly, and most importantly, it gives you somewhere clean to stand to take off your boots or brush off your feet before you climb up into bed.


In a similar vein to the LED strip lighting trick that we spoke about above, adding a couple of 12v charging sockets up under the head end of the mattress is a great upgrade that you’ll use time and time again. It could be for something as simple as USB sockets to charge your phone while you sleep, or you could even run an inverter up in the tent to power a laptop so you can watch movies on those rainy nights.


When you open up your rooftop tent, you’ve immediately got a perfect amount of shelter underneath it. Use it to its full extent by securing some bungee cord across the bottom of the rooftop tent back and forth a couple of times and you have an instant clothesline for drying everything from tea towels after you wash up, to board shorts, beach towels or whatever you want. It’ll be up out of the way and you’ll be making use of otherwise wasted space!

5 pro tips to having the best 4WD camping setup in OZ!

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Summer is over but camping season has just begun, we are going to go over the top 5 campsite upgrades to getting the most out of your setup and looking like a pro at camp this autumn!

The best gear isn’t determined by the price tag, but more by what you need it to do and whether or not it does that job easily. Autumn is an awesome time of year to get out and camp, and if done right you will be happy that summer is over, the only setback can be the unpredictable weather but if you are prepared it absolutely will not ruin your time away!




  1. Shelter

This one is easy, as you can get shelter from nearly anywhere, from hardware stores to the dozens of camping retailers, however there are a few key features to look out for. The first feature you want to look at with your new shelter is whether or not it is actually waterproof, we’ve seen on cheap tents ‘not for use in wet weather’ this instruction on the label doesn’t inspire confidence. So we made sure that all of the shelters available at 4WD Supacentre offer the best in waterproofing and UPF50+ solar protection.

The Adventure Kings Awning and the Adventure Kings Gazebo are both skinned by 100% waterproof fabric, with the awning utilizing a stretch resistant and tear proof 280GSM ripstop fabric and anodized poles. Whilst the Gazebo canopy is slung over a high peaked puddle resistant steel frame and wears a heavy duty 400D oxford weave polyurethane coated polyester!

The build quality is hard to beat and so are the prices, with an unreal 12 month warranty Adventure Kings has you covered for shelter no matter where you choose to camp!




  1. Camp flooring

The reasons you get away camping are to get more in touch with the elements, but the romance of this is ruined when you are literally sleeping with half the beach worth of sand in your sleeping bag. There is a solution to keeping your campsite and bedding clean, and it is much simpler than you thought.

By adding one of the 3 sizes of Adventure Kings Mesh Floors to your campsite you can take advantage of the cleverly woven mesh, gravity allows sand water and dirt to fall through whilst preventing the debris from rising back up, this means the kiddos will no longer be dragging sand through your campsite  bedding and vehicle, this is perfect for sandy adventures through the desert or beach/island camping when visiting your favorite coastal breaks.
An Adventure Kings mesh floor certainly makes a massive difference to your autumn campsite!



  1. Awning side wall

What if we told you that you could nearly double the usable sheltered space at your camp for less than the price of a fancy 6 pack of imported beer. Well you can easily, with the help of an Adventure Kings Awning side wall, fitted with Velcro fasteners to be able to be attached to the horizontal crossbars of an Adventure Kings Awning, the Awning side wall is also compatible with many other makes and models of Awning.

You can also fasten the awning side wall to your awning using the sail track along the outside edge of the molded aluminium crossbar, this allows you the potential of adding up to 3 awning side walls to you Adventure Kings awning offering stacks of usable space and shelter from wind and windblown rain through your protected area.



  1. LED Lighting

With the usable daylight hours getting shorter, the usefulness of campsite lighting is becoming more and more relevant to weekend escape artists. With a stack of options on the table the Adventure Kings range of LED Campsite lighting is one of the best options for just about anyone setting up camp around Australia.

Starting from the simple battery-operated LED headtorch, the range extends all the way to a fully customizable setup that uses multiple dimmer switches and is even expandable with other kits within the range.




  1. Solar panels

The last addition that should accompany any campsite year round is a good quality high output 12v solar panel. With the added draw of 12v lighting at your campsite a 12v solar panel will help top up your batteries to make sure all of your 12v accessories including your 12v fridge stay running until you are ready to get moving.

Adventure Kings offers anything from 10W usb charging personal solar panel all the way up to a massive 250W solar panel system, and even a folding 120w solar blanket for maximum portability and ease of use no matter what size car you drive.

With all of these affordable campsite upgrades on offer its hard to look past the incredible value offered by Adventure Kings camping gear. With the ability to make camping comfortable for the whole family no matter where you end up!

Five Ways Your Roof rack Will Pay For Itself

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It doesn’t matter if you drive a small 4WD like a Suzuki Sierra or a massive one like a Ford F250 – or anything in between! – you’ll find so many benefits to adding a roof rack to your 4×4. Every 4WD could benefit from increased storage space, but it’s not just when you go camping that you’ll use it! Whether you’re a tradie who drives their 4×4 every day for work, or you use your 4WD for everyday duties running the kids around, you’ll love the space that a 4×4 roof rack will give you. In fact, we’re so confident that your new 4×4 roof rack will be such a great addition, that we’re certain it’ll pay for itself within a couple of months! Here are five ways that 4×4 owners are loving their roof racks every single day.


The first one is a no-brainer. If you’re a tradie then you probably at some stage need to lug long lengths of timber, or metal, or PVC pipe. Forget towing a trailer from jobsite to jobsite, bung a roof rack on your 4WD and load it up! The Tradesman steel roof racks that we sell here at 4WD Supacentre have side rails for tying loads down, but have open ends at the front and rear for loading long lengths of materials easily. There are no dramas lugging 6m lengths of steel for instance – just hang about 1.5m over the front of the roof rack and a little over the rear. Perfect for those times when the delivery will be delayed and you need materials fast!


If you don’t have the need to own a trailer that you might only use once or twice a year, then you’ll love having a tough Kings steel roof rack for those unexpected trips to the hardware store. Maybe it’s to pick up a new outdoor setting for the backyard, or just something too big to fit into your 4WD. Strap it to your 4×4 roof rack and you’ll have it home in one trip, and there’ll be no stuffing around having to rent a trailer for half a day just for the one run!


Hands up if you’ve ever got a call from a mate to help em move something just because you’re the one with the 4WD? Yeah, except the problem is if you don’t have a roof rack, then amazingly you don’t actually have much more internal storage space than your average station wagon. However, if you have a Kings Steel roof rack then you’re well equipped for all those last minute ‘emergencies’ that your mates seem to have. And if you need an added incentive – it’s well known that the going rate for delivery of a new mattress and bed frame is a slab of beer. You’ll have paid off your roof rack in a couple of trips at this rate!


The garage or the shed all get away from us at times, and before you know it, you’re tripping over those boxes your brother-in-law left in the shed ‘just for a couple of weeks’ back in 2017. If it’s time to do a tip run then don’t stuff around renting a trailer, use your roof rack! The Adventure Kings Full length steel roof racks feature tie-down points right around them so they make it incredibly easy to lug big bits of gear around. Do that entire tip run in one trip by chocking up the inside of your 4WD and putting the bigger, bulkier gear up on your roof rack!


Whether it’s all the surfboards, or three pushbikes, it’s never been easier to take all the kids’ sporting gear with you wherever you go. Forget the bike rack that is a pain the backside to mount up, load up and then set up since you’ve gotta move your number plate to stay legal. Just strap the kids bikes straight to a Kings Steel flat rack roof rack to take them down to the bike track! Our roof racks are made for bulkier gear too, like kayaks. They’re tough as nails, made from heavy-duty powdercoated steel and not only are they extremely useful, they look really slick too!

Attention Explorers and Adventure Seekers!

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There is nothing more rewarding than exploring Australia’s winding river systems, massive picturesque coastal lagoons and estuary waterways by man power and now you can too with an Adventure Kings Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board.


This small easy to use inflatable watercraft completely packs away into the included carry bag and is small enough that it will easily fit into smaller cars or can be carried onto public transport.


Once setup it is extremely buoyant allowing plenty of fun on the water even for bigger blokes!


The convenient carry bag is designed to be easily carried on your back whilst stowing all of the included accessories neatly, this makes a short walk to the beach a piece of cake.


The Adventure Kings Stand Up Paddle Board is simple to use, just unfold the board and connect the smooth and fast high volume low pressure pump to the inflation nozzle, and pump till the board is firm, when you disconnect the pump nozzle fasten the air plug and then simply attach the rear fin and connect the parts of the paddle together and you are ready to get on the water!



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The desired technique is to stand with your shoulders and feet perpendicular to the direction of travel, unlike a surfboard and more like skiing. With long deep and smooth strokes you’ll be cruising in no time.


Many people find Stand Up Paddle-boarding great for physical fitness, whilst also improving your balance and building up core strength. However if you are looking for a more relaxing pastime you will still enjoy using the Adventure Kings Stand Up Paddle-board as it allows you to glide gracefully across the water and enjoy time exploring your surroundings in a much smoother and easier way than cramped up on a Kayak or a canoe.


The Adventure Kings Inflatable Stand Up Paddle-board measures 83cm across, 15cm thick which is a massive 150% of the standard 10cm thick found in many other inflatable stand up paddle-boards whilst also giving additional buoyancy, it features three stabilizing fins on the rear of the board, this provides plenty of stability and directional control making it easy to use for both newcomers and experienced paddlers alike.


Another great feature is the adjustable length paddle, built with an aluminium shaft and a heavy duty plastic blade, the included paddle also has the ability to easily extend and retract from just 1670mm to 2200mm in length, this means you can adjust it to suit the height and comfort of nearly any user. The most comfortable handle length can be determined by extending the handle whilst standing up next to it, the handle’s T-piece should line up with the bottom of your extended hand.



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The Adventure Kings inflatable paddle-board is a truly one-size-fits-all design and ensures that no matter how young or old everyone in the family can have their turn paddling around…. Only after you are done!


The light weight design and solid construction found in the the Adventure Kings Inflatable Stand Up Paddle-boards is made possible by the innovative and revolutionary Drop-Stitch re-enforcing technology. This new technology uses tens of thousands of polyester threads woven back and forward into a matrix between the top and the bottom faces of the board, to maintain structure when high pressure air has been added.


By using this clever new Drop-Stitching technology the Adventure Kings Stand Up Paddle-board can be inflated to higher pressures without risk of blowouts, and can also be formed without weak external seams unlike older designs, this improvement offers greater performance than previous technologies which utilise pool toy style air chambers, because of the added pressure it can withstand you get the result of an extremely rigid board that is also much higher performance than its older technology counterparts and also has no trouble holding its shape whilst paddling in choppy water resulting in a board that is more buoyant and performs more like its far more expensive and less versatile fiberglass counterparts.


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When you are finished enjoying your time on the water, pack-up is a breeze, simply unscrew the valve cap, and depress the valve core until all of the air has been evacuated, then roll it up and stash it in the backpack.


Take your next adventure straight to the waterways and enjoy all the fun you and the family can have using an Adventure Kings Stand Up Paddleboard with the convenience and portability of inflation technology.


Sand driving 101

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Sand driving is one of the most difficult off-road terrains to negotiate, but it is often the first terrain that many people try to tackle, and with the thousands of kilometers of beach access and coastal sand islands all around Australia it’s no wonder people choose to give it a good old crack in the family ute or wagon!


We’re going to go over our top tips for getting the most out of your vehicle no matter what mods you have, these tips will give you maximum confidence for when you take your pride and joy off-road and hit the sandy tracks for the first time!


There are many things to address before you take your vehicle off-road, the first thing is first, make sure your vehicle has enough fluids, and is fully serviced, this will make sure you are less likely to encounter any nasty surprises when you are miles from the nearest mechanic, make sure you’re oil is at the correct level and all diffs and gearboxes are topped up.


You should also read your vehicles user’s manual and familiarize yourself with how to put your vehicle in 4WD and into low range, this will come in handy later and we will discuss it in more detail. To help figure this all out we recommend finding a gravel carpark and making sure your vehicle engages 4WD easily and as the manual describes, as nothing is scarier than getting to where you are going and not having the confidence to take your 4WD off-road!

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Now it is time you are about to hit the sand for the first time ever, the steps are simple enough but many people panic in the last minute and forget the correct steps, this can be seen in hundreds of videos on YouTube, simply search the term “inskip point” to see many people who use the wrong techniques off-road and get seriously stuck.



Your absolute first step to hitting the sand is to let your tyres down to the right pressure, it’s a good idea to start at around 20psi which is nearly half of what highway pressures are, but depending on the conditions could be as low as 10-12 psi in an emergency situation (this will vary depending on your vehicle) we have a few articles in the blog that cover this so check them out.


The easiest and fastest way to get your tyres down to the correct pressures isn’t to use a stick or the back of your keys, but by using a Kwiky Tyre Deflator in under 5 minutes you can drop all of your tyre pressures safely to exactly the right pressure. The device works by screwing onto your tyre valve and removing the valve core, with 2 easy steps. Once the valve core is removed, you simply open the dump valve and watch the pressures drop on the easy to read gauge, when all is completed you reverse the process making sure your valve core is fully threaded back into the valve unscrew the device fasten your dust caps and you are ready to roll!



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Now you are driving on reduced pressures and in 4WD high range, you will find your vehicle will be able to drive through most situations without any problems, make sure you stick to posted speed limits and watch out for washouts, where creeks spill out into the sea, a washout can have deep embankments on either side and cause major damage to your vehicle and injure you and your passengers so drive carefully.

All seems well with your new passion of sand driving, that is until you hit the soft stuff. Soft sand can be one of the hardest surfaces to drive through and has swallowed many vehicles before, so a few precautions will save you from calling for help…. At least for now.



When your vehicle encounters soft sand it is important to keep your momentum up and keep smooth inputs to your accelerator, brakes and steering, anything to dramatic will dig your wheels in and eventually get you stuck. If you feel your vehicle slowing down or getting stuck, it is a good idea to stop accelerating (instinct tells many to do otherwise) and gently reverse out and attempt the section again with more momentum. If you find your vehicle isn’t going anywhere too easily it is time to engage low range, low range will use more torque to slowly drive your wheels out with minimal wheel spin, a little bit of left and right steering can also help your tyres bite and find you an easy way out of trouble.


When all else fails, and you are seriously bogged it’s time for a recovery, you have a handful of options here, the first being a set of MAXTRAX MKII recovery tracks. These work as a portable caterpillar track, by offering a temporary bridge to let your vehicle simply drive through the stuck bit of sand. Its good to have a pair on hand, but they don’t always work, it is also important to also not spin your tyres on recovery treads, you can damage your tyres and the MAXTRAX by doing this so take things steady and you should get out pretty easily!


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If you don’t get free after 1 or 2 tries on the MAXTRAX there’s a good to fair chance your vehicle is in deep. It’s time to pull out your Hercules Offroad Jack and jack base, you can lift your vehicle up and fill in the area around where your tyres are with sand to give your vehicle more clearance and get it up off the underbody, you may be able to drive straight out in low range but if not there is only one last resort.


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The Hercules snatch strap kit and a mate, or another passing vehicle to help pull you free, the snatch strap uses a stored kinetic bungee effect to easily ‘snatch’ your vehicle free from the sticky situation its always best to clear out as much sand from under your stuck vehicle to make as little work as possible for the recovering vehicle.


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A snatch strap is an excellent piece of recovery gear and should be carried in all 4WD vehicles in case of emergency situations, but always use precaution.

When you’ve had a bit of fun and are ready to go home, don’t forget to air up your tyres back to highway pressures to avoid damaging them, with a reliable 12v compressor like the Thumper MKII or the Thumper Max.


Not everyone is a professional driver straight out of the bag, so take your time, and don’t be afraid to swallow your pride and ask for help, most people are happy to help out on the tracks and once you’ve gotten your 4WD free once, you’ll be eager to go back for a second round!

Solar power: Moving your campsite into the future!

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Green energy has become a recent highlight in modern cities, through high demand and increasing costs of non-renewables, energy providers worldwide have had to look at implementing large scale green energy, to reduce emissions, and satisfy the demand of customers.

In recent years Photovoltaics (solar power panels) have advanced by leaps and bounds and have increased their potential efficiency by many factors and currently offer users a silent and basically cost free raw energy source ready to go!

These dramatic advances in technology have spread through the whole community and now allow 4WDers, caravanners, and campers to have reliable and steady 12v power through camping solar panels to assist in topping up battery systems and running 12v accessories.

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When coupled up with a reliable solar regulator to their camping solar panel, campers are afforded the ability to run accessories safely and smoothly without fear of power loss or long-term battery damage.

With the increase of affordable and extremely cost effective solar power there are many available 12v solar systems that offer supplementary power for longer stays at camp.

With intense scientific research and some of the best development teams around the best value solar power systems on offer are the Adventure Kings Range available from 4WD Supacentre.

Built using superior high quality monocrystalline photovoltaic cells, coupled with smart regulators a safe 12v output is always maintained.

The range offered by Adventure Kings starts with a simple 10W personal panel with a standard 5v USB charging output perfect for charging cameras smartphones and tablets on the tracks without draining your vehicles batteries, perfect for social media lovers and bored kiddies.


The next Solar panel system on offer is the 110W Fixed panel system, this is a panel that gives you the choice between 2 different regulators, it includes mounting bracketry and hardware and is able to be fastened permanently to the roof of campers, 4WD’s, trailers, caravans or even boats and yachts.

With the choice of a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) or the MPPT (Multi Point Power Tracking) 12v regulator you can choose the maximum potential possible, PWM is efficient at converting bright sunlight, whilst MPPT is more efficient in varying light conditions and in cloudy light.

There are also 160w and 250W solar panels which come fitted with a clever PWM regulator these are solid panels set inside an aluminium frame and allow efficient and easy transportation and setup at camp.

And finally one of the best value solar panels on offer through the Adventure Kings range, the 120W Solar Blanket. Being one of the most compact and portable panels on offer this massive output panel folds down to a tiny 400mm x 400mm package and includes a massive 4.4m extension cable with alligator clips, and a PWM charge controller with voltage readouts on the integrated LCD display.

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The biggest kicker with this compact and powerful panel system is it’s massive affordability compared with similar units sometimes ranging up to 10x more expensive.

The benefits to an Adventure Kings solar panel system are more than just the practicality of reliable 12v power anywhere you are set up, they are also some of the best priced camping solar panels available on the Australian market, making them unbeatable value for money.

To find out more about the full range head to or call 1800 88 39 64 for more info!

Adventure Kings Generators are incredible value

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Adventure Kings Portable camping generator sales have gone through the roof in the lead up to Easter 2018.


Easter stocks had already taken a hit after recent heavy rains and flooding in Queensland left tens of thousands of residents without power. Many turned to the reliability and value of a portable Kings generator to power their homes back up until the mains were back on. It was during this time many people realised that portable generators aren’t just handy on the jobsite or at camp; they’re perfect backup power at home and can save you hundreds in damages if your food and drink goes off in the fridge and freezer.


After the rush for backup power slowed, smart shoppers turned to 4WD Supacentre to get in early to get their portable camping generator before the masses. Both the 3.5kva and 2kva portable camping generators have sold like crazy in recent weeks as in store and online customers prepare to power big campsites with their friends and family over the Easter break.


With recently-added portable generator covers, combos of the portable generators and their covers began selling really well. Customers were attracted to even bigger savings and exceptional value for money that they’ve come to trust 4WD Supacentre to deliver time and time again.


2kva and 3.5kva generators have become extremely popular for campers because their portable, easy to use nature has allowed families to take the luxuries of home out bush with them. Now you can cook up a feed with ease by running a microwave, kettle, coffee machine or toaster at camp. No matter how big your family is, it’s easy to cook like you’re in your kitchen at home as you balance bacon, eggs, toast and a hot brew all at once.

The pure-sine wave inverters in both the 2kva and 3.5kva portable camping generators provide safe, reliable power to your accessories. That means no matter whether you’re running a $10 kettle or charging a thousand dollar phone, you can trust these portable generators to safely power your accessories while camping.


Easy one-person pull start operation and efficient four-stroke motors mean you don’t need to carry a heap of fuel to get your portable generator running while at camp. Simply follow the instruction videos online at 4WD Supacentre and you’ll have your portable generator up and running all of your appliances in no time.


Cooking, lighting, charging – whatever power demands your Easter campsite has, a Kings portable camping generator has you covered. But be quick – the cat is out of the bag and people are ordering them at unprecedented levels to take advantage of their terrific value. Get your portable camping generator now and relax at a comfortable campsite that keeps the whole family happy.

A great Australian tradition lives on!

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Swags are quickly becoming one of Australia’s favorite ways to get out and camp in the hundreds of beautiful peaceful and remote locations dotted around this vast country.

With many modern materials on the market, many people have become well accustomed to setting up a flimsy or cheap dome tent attempting to stay warm and dry when at camp. Whilst praying that any rain manages to hold off ‘til after it is time to go home due to the learned fear of rain, making it’s way through the thin 100% synthetic fabric.

For some Aussies sleeping in a canvas swag is a fairly new concept, being a fully self-contained canvas camping system. However, the concept of sleeping in a swag throws way back to the early European settlers around the turn of the 19th century travelling to remote areas looking for work throughout this massive country.

A Swagman used to travel the countryside by foot and carry his swag on his back, slung by a short rope. A swagman’s swag was a simple bundle of blankets and a canvas tarp and any other worldly possessions a travelling worker could carry with him.

The romance of swag travelling has inspired many classic Australian poems and folk songs, that have made their way into mainstream Australian culture.

Swags have been a part of Australian culture since the very beginning, and over the generations have adapted and evolved to become a very comfortable and easy way to escape on weekend trips away.

As needs have changes and through rigorous design swags have now become a fast and easy, comfortable way to setup camp at nearly any campsite across Australia.

Whilst swags are fast becoming the go to campsite setup for Aussies who choose to go camping from the great Australian dividing range all the way into the vast red sands of the outback. The incredible popularity of swags has meant that the Australian market is now flooded by a massive variety of differing designs for different applications, but few swags are more popular than the now famed, Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag.

The Adventure Kings range of swags includes many varieties from single and compact up to one of the largest swags available on the market. The Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag is a massive 1550mm wide and over 2m long, this is the same size as a standard queen size mattress from home, the included 70mm thick open cell mattress offers plenty of comfort for rocky or hard ground.

The thick 400gsm ripstop poly cotton canvas is sturdy and once it has been seasoned, is absolutely waterproof whilst maintaining excellent breathability, coupled with the heavy duty 550gsm PVC bucket floor, punctures and abrasions will not be able to penetrate through, and even when it is pouring rain the soaking ground is unable to seep through.

The cavernous big daddy swag is a huge 1m tall and is supported by a sturdy alloy ‘exoskeleton’ made up of high tensile strength alloy poles and the extendable telescopic center pole allows you to maintain skin tension for additional waterproofing.

Far from the simplistic canvas tarps of old, the modern 400gsm polycotton canvas uses a durable grid of polyester fibres that are woven in during the construction of the canvas adds massive amounts of tensile strength to a canvas that now rivals thicker, much heavier canvas for strength and durability.

Designed for both summer and winter the massive big daddy swag utilizes massive breathable and insect proof mesh on both the sides and the head and foot ends, to allow the cool summer breeze to pull away the steam and sweat for a cool night’s sleep.

Being fully waterproof there is no need to cover a Kings swag however by the simple addition of an Adventure Kings Awning, or an Adventure Kings Gazebo you can keep the morning dew off of the top of the swag, keeping it dry and meaning you don’t have to dry and air out your swag once you get home!

There are many reasons to get your hands on a top quality Adventure Kings swag as they are easy to setup, are fully self-contained, weatherproof and versatile enough for nearly any weather you can encounter in Australia.

Don’t delay, if you haven’t already got your hands on an Adventure Kings Swag you are falling behind!

Shelter qualities explained

With both the online marketplace and camping stores across Australia being packed with a full range of camping gear, off-road shelter and other accessories it is hard to know exactly what makes something good-quality, and what bits of gear you can choose to give you the absolute BEST value for money.

There are a handful of very important points to consider when choosing your brand-new camping shelter setup, so we will try and cover everything in good detail to make sure you get exactly what you need for your trips away!


If you choose the right shelter you will be rewarded with a comfortable space to protect you and your family and friends from the harsh and ever-changing weather patterns found all over Australia.For many years a tarp and a set of adjustable poles and guy ropes were the standard setup across the country, offering great waterproofing. A tarp and pole setup certainly has its upsides, but they are far outweighed by the difficulty in setting up and the difficulty of clearing pools of water from sagging in the roof above you.


With modern technology a good-quality shelter is far easier to setup and can be one of the simplest additions you can add to your camping setup, and with some fairly simple modifications to your vehicle you can have a semi-permanent shelter ready to roll out no matter where you pull up. The whole Adventure Kings Awning range can be seen mounted to vehicles all over Australia, and for good reason. Available for nearly one third of the price of similar quality vehicle mounted awnings the range of Adventure Kings Awnings are built seriously tough.

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The level of waterproofing on offer is superb, built with a 280GSM ripstop polyester, even in heavy downpours you can stay dry and comfy, and as an added benefit the polyester is also rated to UPF50+ to add even more confidence in your campsite setup.


The whole range of Adventure Kings awnings use hard anodized adjustable poles that support the hard-wearing alloy frames. The design process that durability offered by these solid awnings, the Adventure Kings awnings use metal knuckles on all hinging components, this adds stacks of durability when the weather suddenly turns on you.


Just to make setup even simpler, all camping awnings on offer by Adventure Kings, include a full fitting kit to mount up to your vehicles roof racks!


As an alternative to a camping awning, there are also many camping gazebos, available on the market. A gazebo offers plenty of versatility to your setup by allowing you to establish a solid base camp and requiring no modifications or brackets fastened to your vehicle, meaning you can escape camp and explore the surroundings without having to completely dismount camp.

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When searching for a suitable gazebo for your campsite, it can become a little confusing. With many gazebos on the market utilizing thin gauge steel frames and a low apex roof. These extremely budget conscious gazebo’s are built solely with affordability in mind and are more suitable as an affordable beach sun shade.


If you choose one of these, keep in mind that when the weather starts to turn, you will need be prepared with a broom handle to push the pooling water off the top or you’ll end up going gazebo shopping again very shortly.


When you are considering all of the possible weather you may encounter, a high peaked roof and reinforced heavy-duty steel frame, and tough frame hinges will ensure that once it is pegged out an Adventure Kings gazebo will withstand heavy weather.


Built with durability in mind the Adventure Kings gazebo range offers hammertone finish on the framework which is scratch, rust and chip resistant unlike other lightly painted units, it also is covered by a sturdy and fully waterproof 420D Oxford weave polyester which is lightweight but with the added polyurethane coating is waterproof enough to withstand an absolute downpour during a heavy rain storm.


The Adventure Kings gazebo range also offers excellent UV protection with a UPF 50+ rating which blocks over 97% of harmful UV rays.


To add to the versatility there are plenty of accessories you can add to the Adventure Kings range of gazebo’s including Gazebo walls, a mosquito mesh tent, and even a fully waterproof gazebo tent for privacy and shelter.

The range of Adventure Kings Gazebo Accessories is changing campsites across OZ!

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Adventure Kings Gazebos are one of the many milestones  have absolutely shattered a market filled with overpriced and inferior quality gazebo’s.

Adventure Kings Gazebo range is built tough enough to survive the harshest  Australian weather conditions without issues. The solid steel hammertone finished frame is reinforced at its hinging points meaning it has a solid structure and foundation to support the waterproof 420D Oxford PU coated polyester high peaked roof.

Due to overwhelming demand Adventure Kings had to expand the range of gazebos to include the massive Adventure Kings 6m x 3m option, having literally double the usable sheltered space beneath it.

Along with the addition of a larger double sized 6m x 3m gazebo, the brand new range of Adventure Kings gazebo accessories, easily fasten to both sizes of Adventure Kings Gazebos using Velcro fastenings. Being accessories tailor made, to fit a gazebo’s folding frame, there are no issues with aesthetics with the whole range of accessories fitting neatly to the concertina steel frame.

These brand new accessories offer extra dimensions of usability in nearly any situation, and replicate the form and functionality of the already successful range of Adventure Kings Awning accessories.

The quickest and most versatile accessory you can add to your Adventure Kings gazebo setup regardless of the size you have chosen is the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side wall, being 3m wide and made from 210D waterproof it offers stacks of additional privacy from campsite neighbors, shelter from the wind and rain.

Another simple gazebo upgrade in the range is an Adventure Kings mosquito net. Being a fully sealed room with a PVC bucket floor the Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo Mosquito Net is perfect for setups in wetland areas, where mosquitos and other insects can cause grief and irritation for little people, and is even perfect in the desert, preventing the dreaded blowy (blow flies).

Despite the 3m x 3m size the Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo Mosquito Net fits easily on most gazebos including the larger Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo, offering half insect proof shelter and allowing space for adding a few Adventure Kings Gazebo Side walls or even the new Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent.

The fully weather proof Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent offers an enclosed and fully self-standing shelter and when it is fitted to an Adventure Kings gazebo, creates a solid base camp for weekend adventures and even for reserving your campsite and securing loose valuable items around camp.

Built from a tough wearing 210D Waterproof polyester fabric, and with a durable PVC bucket floor the Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent offers versatile shelter from wind and rain and with its massive mosquito netting windows prevents insects from bothering you whilst still allowing plenty of ventilation and air flow for when it is needed the most!
Offering excellent waterproofing on a sturdy setup it is no wonder Adventure Kings Gazebos and Adventure Kings Gazebo accessories are showing up at campsites beaches and parks in every corner of the Australian continent.

To find out more about the Adventure Kings Gazebo and Adventure Kings Gazebo Accessories Range head over to or call 1800 88 39 64 to speak to one of our experts!

Update your campsite with a Kings 2KVA Generator!

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When you are setting up camp at your favorite site, its only a matter of time before you have pack everything back up and drive around to get recharge your vehicles batteries, to keep your campsite running, if you haven’t yet cottoned on to the benefits of running a 12v refrigerator, you’ll generally need to get ice for the icebox soon enough anyways.

By simply adding an Adventure Kings 2kVA generator to your setup and you can take all of your creature comforts from home camping and stay at your favorite site for way longer! We guarantee that with reliable 240v power your better half and kids will be more excited to go camping with you if they can bring a couple of the luxuries they are used to from home to make life in the bush a little bit easier!

With an Adventure Kings 2kVA generator you can have an easy and reliable source of power for your whole campsite with reliable pure sine wave 240V anywhere in Australia. This includes running all the gear you’d ever want including LED lighting, 12V fridge/freezers, and even microwaves, coffee machines or hair straighteners!

When shopping around, finding the perfect generator may be a bit tricky trying to compare features and value and for some people can even be quite frustrating but with an Adventure Kings 2kVA generator you can take most of the hassle out of scrolling through the hundreds of different generators on the market.

When looking for reliable bush power, there are four important things to consider:


A 2KVA generator offers a massive 2000W output, this can run many standard appliances  has 2x 15amp rated 240V outlets along with a 12v socket which will let you run a 12v fridge full time, to keep all of your beers icy cold, plus stacks of 240v accessories like toasters, kettles, a microwave, and even power tools.  The Adventure Kings 2KVA generator has a pure sine wave inverter which offers smooth ac power for running all of your sensitive electronics like a laptop, phone chargers,and anything else with delicate circuitry.

The Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator even has an economy mode which gives you an insane 9 hours of running time on just 4 litres of fuel!


When packing your 4wd for a trip it can be a real pain in the backside, especially when you’re planning a longer trip away and you simply cannot afford to compromise on those essential ‘must have’ items in order to save space in the back of your fourby. While planning the gear you are going to bring in your 4wd, it is important to be wary of how much you’re trying to fit in.

For this reason, the Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator is perfect to bring along, being a lighter weight build, it is also relatively  compact for its massive 2000W power output and with the built in carry handle is made much more easily transportable than many of the bulkier units available on the market. This means you’ll never have to compromise on other essential items in order to save space to fit your generator in when packing for camping trips away.


There’s nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of the night by the old bloke across the campsite attempting to start up his ancient un-muffled 2 stroke generator. This is why we designed the Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator to run quietly. Built with a fuel efficient O.H.V. 4 stroke engine, the Adventure Kings 2Kva Generator is also fitted with a highly efficient silencer, quietening the 100cc motor down to a silent 60.6 dB which is about the same volume as a normal conversation.

This silent operation is perfect for keeping your entire campsite happy, and not making enemies with the neighbor campers by making sure your noise pollution is kept to a bearable minimum while still being able to power all of your devices and  gadgets for the next day.


Gone are the days of mixing oil into fuel to keep a generator lubricated, the highly priced silent smooth and hassle free 4 stroke design of the Adventure Kings 2KVA generators allow, the easy pull start to crank the 100cc OHV motor in just one pull. With an integrated smart “eco” mode you can conserve fuel by allowing the generator to adjust its RPM to suit the demand put upon the generator.

The CDI ignition is another advancement in small motor design that simplifies the circuitry and removes the need for adjusting points clearances, resulting in a next to zero maintainance motor that only requires you to keep topping it up with fuel for years of reliable power output!

Our top 4 take anywhere Adventure Kings accessories!

4WD Supacentre’s range of top quality camping gear just got even better, with these four campsite essentials that will make your camping and 4WD trips away absolutely gold!



Adventure Kings Gazebo Range

Gazebo’s are not a new invention, in one form or another they have been around for a few decades, but until recently a good quality gazebo that can withstand the rugged environments, Australians go camping, have been few and far between.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo range offers a tough, hard wearing steel framed gazebo that is fully waterproof and offers maximum UV protection for no matter where you are, and now offer plenty of gazebo specific accessories that add a stack of extra versatility.

Adventure Kings Gazebos are unbeatable value, here is why;

  • Tough steel reinforced frame, with strong hinge mechanisms for added strength in rough weather.
  • 420D Oxford PU coated polyester offers absolute waterproofing
  • UPF 50+ rating offers protection from over 97% of the suns harshest UV rays!
  • Stacks of BRAND NEW Gazebo accessories!



With many retailers offering 12v solar panels it is hard to choose which one is the best value for money, we can help you out.

The Adventure 120W Folding Solar Blanket is the most recent addition to the 4WD Supacentre range of Solar Panels, made up of 8 high efficiency cells, it can fold up easily into 18th of its unfolded size. This portablility means you can easily stash it under the seat or in your Titan Rear Drawers and set it up easily to quickly recharge your vehicles batteries.


The Adventure Kings 120W Folding Solar Blanket deliberately uses monocrystalline cell technology because of its high efficiency and durability. Made from a higher grade silicon than other styles of solar panel, the monocrystalline solar cells offer excellent durability , and have up to 20% solar efficiency, as opposed to most other solar cells which have 10-15%.

That means they’re extremely effective at converting the suns rays into usable electrical power.



  • Pulse Width Modulation controller to harness the most energy possible for charging batteries
  • Included 4.4m extension cable with alligator clips for attaching to your battery included
  • Stitched in fastening loops for placing in the best position to catch the suns rays
  • Super compact and includes a handy carry bag




The Adventure Kings Complete 5-Bar Camp Light Kit is the best way to illuminate your campsite. With five versatile and easy to use 50cm LED magnetic bars, each with its own dimmer, there’s tons of possibilities for how you can configure your campsite’s LED lighting.

With ten adjustable Velcro ties and built in magnets, you can mount the light bars onto your gazebo, your 4WD’s steel body panels, the roof of your awning using a handful of steel washers or the smooth side of a bottle cap, or even a steel roof rack or steel bullbar.

With over 20m of length you can easily light up your whole massive campsite.

THIS KIT includes;

  • 5 x 50cm LED magnetic bars with on/off dimmer switches
  • 1 x 3m quick connect lead with cigarette lighter plug
  • 1 x battery terminal clamp to cigarette adaptor
  • 10 x Velcro straps
  • 1 x padded bag with carry handle
  • 2 x 1.5m extension leads; 2 x 3m extension leads; 1 x 10m extension lead
  • 2 x two-way splitters; 1 x three-way splitter




Even in the middle of the bush, the Adventure Kings 1500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter means you can safely run all your home appliances and accessories.



Ever wondered what this means? Modified Sine Wave inverters are much more basic than Pure Sine Wave and will do the job when it comes to less sensitive appliances such as heaters and air conditioners.

However Pure Sine Wave inverters are a much more sophisticated technology and produce a smoother power. With them you can run sensitive electronics such as laptops, smart phones and cameras. Unlike the Adventure Kings 1500W inverter, cheaper quality inverters won’t produce a Pure Sine Wave output.

  • Pure Sine Wave output, meaning you can safely power sensitive electronics
  • 12V DC to 230V, 50Hz AC so you can power your home appliances and accessories
  • Features thermal, overload and short-circuit protection
  • Low voltage shutdown: if the battery drops below 10V (±0.5V), the device will turn off meaning you never have to worry about your battery over discharging


You can make sure you are set up for any requirements at camp with Adventure Kings gear!

Get more organised with a set of Titan Rear Drawers!

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Are you sick of struggling to find gear in the back of a messy vehicle when you’re out 4WDing or at camp? You can save yourself hours of your time by investing in a set of Titan Rear Drawers! With Titan Rear Drawers everything you need for all of your camping and offroad adventures will be neatly organised and easily accessible for whenever you need them.

This extra level of organization makes life a lot easier whether you’re simply loading up your groceries into your vehicle before heading off or grabbing your Adventure Kings BBQ Tools from the back of your vehicle before you start firing up your Gasmate Voyager portable BBQ at the beach, at camp, or even on the side of your favorite tracks.


The Titan Rear Drawers are built around a solid galvanised steel frame which are folded, welded and bolted together for extreme durability and ultimate strength. A set of Titan Rear Drawers can even hold up the weight of an engine whilst they are fully extended from the bolted down chassis, we’ve even had a bloke standing on top of a set of extended drawers full of pavers with no worries or doubts about their strength at all, that is how tough they’re built. We have many torture test videos online and the customer testimonials on the 4WD Supacentre website only add support to just how these solidly built these rear drawers are.


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All Titan Rear Drawers have double steel roller bearings on all load bearing surfaces, this means that the weight is distributed evenly and allows the drawers to roll smoothly, even when they’re carrying heaps of weight. The youtube videos show just how easily our fully loaded rear drawers roll in and out on these tough steel roller bearings. No matter how loaded up your Titan rear drawers are there is no need for back-breaking effort to open and close, and because of the heavy duty metal latching locks, the Titan Drawers are tough enough to hold even a full load of gear in place without bouncing around loose!

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Titan Rear Drawers, drawer tubs are built from a solid galvanised sheet of steel and are engineered for all around toughness, galvinised steel is corrosion resistant and extremely strong, this means they will last you hundreds of thousands of kilometres on any off road track you throw at them. They’re even carpeted on the inside with heavy duty marine grade carpet to ensure you won’t be driving crazy by tools or food cans rattling around in the back of your Titan Rear Drawers as you make your way to camp!


All double Titan Rear Drawers offer excellent value for money and including a self-latching fridge slide built into the drawer top, while most competitors drawers do not include this incredibly valuable accessory, it’s been designed to be stable and has the ability to hold heavy loads easily. The included fridge slide uses the same large diameter steel roller bearings as the main drawer rollers, this offers great surface area which means they will roll in and out smoothly even with a fully loaded Adventure Kings 60L fridge/freezer full of beer!

This incredible value Fridge slide is included in all three sizes of double sided Titan Rear Drawers and if you were looking at the Titan Single Rear Drawer 4WD Supacentre also offer a range of top quality aftermarket slides from Dunn and Watson that you can pair with a single sided Titan Rear Drawers if you’re looking for a different size or style.


For such an affordable set of rear drawers, Titan Rear drawers are designed to be a nearly universal fit, which can be installed in just an afternoon with simple hand tools, you can fasten your drawers in place by adjusting the predrilled ladder sections on the base and fastening your drawers to the existing bolt holes in your vehicles cargo area.


It’s easy to see why the solid performing underpriced Titan Rear Drawers some of the most popular and best value vehicle mounted cargo organizing systems on the Australian market. With their strength and durability, partnered with versatility and practicality, you simply can’t go wrong! And at the prices we sell them for – most people reckon they couldn’t build a better set for less!

Just How Easy is an Adventure Kings Portable Gazebo To Use?

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Here at 4WD Supacentre, our mission to make camping more accessible to every Aussie no matter what your budget! We manage to do this by offering incredible value camping gear that combines excellent quality with unbeatable prices, but as real 4WDers and campers ourselves, we know that camping doesn’t end the minute you make a purchase! Camping is such an incredible lifestyle and we have some of the world’s best camping opportunities on our doorstep, but all of that counts for nothing if you’re completely put off by the thought of setting up and packing away your campsite for hours every time.

The Adventure Kings 3x3m and 3x6m gazebos have been designed to be extremely easy to use, and in fact feature a brilliant modular design that lets you create your ultimate campsite, incredibly easily! In fact, our camping gazebos are so easy to use that one person can go from ‘pulling up at camp’ to ‘completely setup and sitting down by the fire with a cold drink’ in less than 10 minutes!

Like with any camping gear, we highly recommend that as soon as you get your new Adventure Kings 3x3m gazebo or 3x6m gazebo home, you open it up and set it up in your backyard or driveway. After all, it’s the new toy and you’re no doubt busting to have a go of it! What this does, is allow you to get used to your new gazebo in comfort with no time pressures. Unpack it from the box and you’ll see there are two components to your portable gazebo – the strong yet lightweight aluminium frame, and the heavy-duty waterproof cover. Put the packaging to the side and open the frame up part-way so it sits wide enough to stand by itself without being supported, but don’t extend the legs just yet. Fit the cover loosely over the frame and then you can open it up to its full width and depth, adjusting the cover as you go until it sits perfectly. Now you can lock it into place and extend the legs. In almost all cases, you don’t need to remove the cover when you’re putting your portable gazebo away back into its storage bag. Leave it in place and you’ll save yourself time again when you go to set it up next time.

At camp, setting up your gazebo by yourself is actually a very simple process. Remove your 3m x 3m gazebo or your 3m x 6m gazebo from the bag, and before you extend the legs, open it up to its full width. Pull each leg out a little as you go around the gazebo in a circle, giving each a gentle shake as you go. By the time you’ve made it back around to the first leg, it’ll be close enough for you to lift the frame up into place and click the lock in. When all four legs are locked into place, then secure the cover to the frame with the elastic hooks and you’re ready to extend the legs. If you’re doing this by yourself, extend each leg one notch at a time to prevent one side of your portable gazebo from becoming unstable. Packing away is simply a reversal of this process. If, at any time you feel like gazebo is getting a little difficult to setup, it may be because the legs are getting a little dirty from being used out in the bush or on the beach. A small squirt of WD40 or similar lubricating spray will instantly make it open and close like new again!

It’s even a piece of cake to take your 3m x 3m gazebo or your 3m x 6m gazebo setup to the next level. This can be as simple as adding an Adventure Kings mesh camp floor to keep you up and out of the dirt, or even one of our purpose-built mozzie nets or fully-enclosed gazebo tents! They’re extremely easy to setup and pack away, and they make for an incredibly comfortable camping setup. Use half of your 3×6 gazebo as a tent, and half as an enclosed living, cooking and eating area and the entire thing can still be setup in under 10 minutes by a single person.

Now that’s what we call making camping easy!


Why an Adventure Kings Campfire BBQ Plate Grill and Hotplate are an essential piece of camping gear for any 4wder.

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Whether camping in the bush for you means quiet time by yourself, or being part of a big crew with family and friends, the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate should be an item you never leave home without.


Everyone loves a campfire when out in the bush; they provide warmth on cold nights and give a place to sit and spin a yarn. Some people overlook the fact that they are great spots to cook a feed as well, as they often take a gas cooker of sorts on their trips. With the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate, cooking a meal big enough to feed a large group of people while out camping has never been easier.


The Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate is big, both in the surface area it has available for cooking on, and how high it sits above the fire. This height is an advantage in that it gives you greater flexibility in varying your temperature, as you can either have a small bed of coals underneath for a moderate and even heat, or you can really stoke it up when you want the sear on the outside of your steak to perfection. I’ve even had a large bed of coals beneath the grill section to cook steaks quickly, and have a smaller bed of coals under the hotplate section to cook things more slowly such as onions, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, etc. How good does that sound?


Cooking direct on the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate when camping is the way I use it most of the time. Who doesn’t like a scotch fillet cooked over the fire? It’s quick, easy, and requires the least amount of extra gear and preparation. If you aren’t too pressed for time however, and feel like upping your game, there are other techniques and accessories I recommend for cooking meals that will have everyone thinking you’re a genius.


An adventure Kings cast iron skillet can make a great addition to your cooking gear. I’ve cooked many meals with one of these over the fire by itself, but I find using one on the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate makes life a little easier, as the heat is easier to control and the platform you’re using is level. This ensures that the pan heats evenly and everything in there cooks in the same amount of time. The high sides make it easier to stir larger amounts of food without dropping them in the fire, and you can also cook a meal that requires a bit of liquid, such as a curry or bolognaise sauce.


If you require a little more space to cook a big saucy meal while camping, look no further than the Bedourie camp oven available from 4WDsupacentre. Besides putting it on the fire by itself, it can be used as a really big saucepan on the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate. The advantage of this camp oven is that the lid can be used as a frying pan as well.  Again, my main reason for cooking in this way allows me to regulate the temperature underneath more easily, so I can start a curry or stew off without things getting too hot like sometimes happens on the coals.


Another great technique is to sit the Bedourie camp oven on the hot plate section of the portable BBQ plate with a small bed of coals underneath. If you’re cooking for an exceptionally large group, you can fry steaks and snags up on the grill section of the portable BBQ plate, and as they finish cooking, put them in the Bedourie to keep warm. This is a great way of preventing the meat from overcooking and keeping it in one place.


Storage and transportation of the Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate when camping is a breeze with the included canvas cover. It folds away flat so it can be shoved into small spaces in the back of your vehicle, and the cover keeps grease and ash from getting onto your other camping gear. I’ve shoved mine between 2 coolers before, and even behind the seats in my single cab ute!


The Adventure Kings portable BBQ plate ensures cooking is a dream while camping and provides you with many options to impress your family and friends. Make sure you don’t leave home without one.




Free camping made easy with Adventure Kings gear!

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Australian travellers of all ages spend plenty of money every year booking powered campsites spending up to and above $200 a night in peak season, caravan parks offer convenience and facilities that were until now were extremely difficult to bring along with you!

There is a far more comfortable and cheaper solution……


Free camping takes many forms, from pulling over at a strategically placed rest stop for a quick nap on the side of the highway, to travelling to remote areas that are far from noisy neighbors to enjoy the serenity and privacy offered by being deep in nature!

In times past, to head out free camping you would have to sacrifice some of life’s creature comforts, like 240v power, a flushing toilet and even a warm shower, but not any more!

Thanks to the Adventure Kings Range of equipment free camping is made so much more comfortable and all for way less than you imagined!


To cover yourself with hours of reliable 240v and 12v power an Adventure Kings generator is the perfect power supply for just about any free camping setup.

Offering nearly complete independence from the grid Adventure Kings offer both a 2kVA and 3.5kVA generator for massive amounts of 240v mains power on demand!

With a massive 2000W and 3500W watts respectively of smooth pure sine wave peak power output.

An Adventure Kings Generator has a pure sine wave inverter that converts the generator’s output to a reliable and stable 240v AC sine wave output. That allows you to safely plug in your laptop, phone, camera gear and other sensitive equipment without a worry of damage .

Along with having enough sensitivity to also charge up all of your digital device batteries and power up plenty of normal home appliances like kettles, toasters and even your 12v fridge all at the same time!

The Adventure Kings Colossal 3.5KVA Generator also outputs enough power to suit even larger caravan air conditioners whilst still keeping everything else running smoothly in the process!

Both models have a 12V outlets for standard camping 12v accessories and two 240V Australian standard outlets which are 15 amp rated sockets, this means they can handle the extra load required for heavy duty power tools, and the massive load generated by all of a caravans appliances!

Both sized generators are fitted with an easy start ripcord design, coupled with a Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) they will turn over easily and reliably every time.

Both units are extremely fuel efficient and once your generator is running, you can even switch it over to economy mode to adjust the rpms automatically to suit the load as it changes. That means when the kettle has boiled, and the microwave is done, you aren’t wasting fuel powering a system that isn’t drawing load!

Adventure Kings generators also employ a sound dampening muffler system to silence them, with the 3.5KVA Generator only producing 62.7dB and the 2KVA producing 60.6dB which falls around the lower level of volume found during a normal conversation, making them perfect for keeping purring away in the background at your free camping location!



With the lack of comfortable and suitable toilet facilities around the countryside, until now your only option was digging a hole, this is uncomfortable, and very difficult to do your business in private, so gone are the smelly, messy and embarrassing latrines of old!

What if we told you that no matter where you end up you could have a flushing self-contained toilet that requires no shovels and with the pump of a lever can flush away all traces!

Well now you can! And in complete privacy, the Adventure Kings Flushing toilet is a sealed and self contained unit that allows you to pump water from the fresh water reservoir and straight into the 10L holding tank!

Coupled with an Adventure Kings Shower tent you can have absolute privacy whilst you do your business!




With power and a functioning toilet sorted the last thing you really need is a way to clean off all of the campsite grub you can experience when off the beaten tracks.

The Adventure Kings 12v Shower is perfect for the job, easily hung on the inside of your Adventure Kings shower tent or suction cupped to the side of your vehicle, you can set this up anywhere!

All you need is a 12v power source and a water supply, this can be a pond, creek, bucket or jerry can. Although the Adventure Kings 12v shower doesn’t use a heating element, you can boil some water with your kettle and Kings generator and add it to your bucket or jerry can until you are satisfied with the temperature, adjust the rate of flow with the simple hand operated adjuster, and you are good to go!

These are just a handful of tips for getting the most out of your free camping setup, with campsites costing sometimes hundreds, to supply you the most basic amenities, you can do better in the bush with all your own gear, for far less than you imagined!

Get out and see more with an Adventure Kings free camping campsite!

Swag pro tips – Get even more out of your Big Daddy Swag!

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Here are some of our top tips for making one of the top selling swags in Australia the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Swags even more comfortable than they already are!

Starting from the bottom up!

The mattress in your swag is the foundation of a good nights sleep!
If you made the decision to get one of the awesome value Adventure Kings Big Daddy swags, but didn’t have the budget at first to stretch to the deluxe model, have no fear!

You can enhance your comfort levels and get a more comfortable night sleep no matter where you camp, simply get your hands on one of the extremely comfortable Adventure Kings queen size self-inflating mattresses. At a huge 100mm thick they are double the thickness of the original 50mm mattress found included with your Adventure Kings Big Daddy swag, and 30% thicker than the included mattress found in the more premium Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe.

People turn to these plush and comfortable mattresses because they easily fit inside the huge 1550mm x 2100mm bucket floor of bothe the Adventure Kings Big Daddy swag and the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Swag.

By having such a thick mattress that also can compress quite a lot for storage and travelling with you can make your camping experience more comfy for you and the other half, and they’re just as handy to use at home as a guest bed when friends or family come to visit. This is one of those camping gear essentials that you’ll find you use way more than you’d think.

In colder weather many campers are faced with a challenge they may not fully understand, when It is cold you have to balance your insulation, with the warmth your metabolism creates for you.

By eating before you go to bed you will allow your body to create warmth from digesting food, keeping you warm. This only lasts so long and often ends up in early morning shivers.

A thicker more insulating mattress (especially a foam cored inflatable like what is found inside the Adventure kings self-inflating mattress) can assist in keeping you warm and will also add stacks of insulation underneath you, meaning you are less likely to get the 2am shivers from the cold ground stealing your body warmth after your metabolism has slowed.

Secondly, we recommend getting your hands on a good quality and versatile sleeping bag. You can certainly make do with your doona from home, but a good quality sleeping bag like the Adventure Kings Premium Sleeping Bag, will take your comfort levels up a notch.

It easily traps your body heat and keeps you toasty. The cinching hood and zipper baffle gives you the coziest night’s sleep even when there is frost all around, or with the removable flannel lining you can cool it down for summer camping without needing to hang a leg out!

As an added benefit when you get 2x Kings premium sleeping bags (left and right handed) they can be zipped together to make a larger double sized sleeping bag, perfect for partners and small families sharing the massive sleeping space inside a Kings Big Daddy Swag.


Finally, and definitely not the least important step to getting the most out of your Adventure Kings Big Daddy Swag, is to not forget to season your swag. This is a simple procedure required on most canvas products and in the process, even those that come pre-seasoned like the Big Daddy’s.

All you need to do to season your Adventure Big Daddy Swag is set it up in the yard, remove the mattress, and hit it with the garden hose or a bucket of water. Your goal is to soak the canvas material and the threads in the stitching, making sure to focus your attention on getting the canvas wet. This simple process swells the thread in the stitching holes and tightens all the seams. Allow it to dry fully and then return the mattress, pack it away rolling snug and firm and you are ready for your next camping trip!

Following these top tips will get you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had at camp, rain hail or shine, and will make sure your trip is just like you planned it, relaxing and hassle-free!


Recoveries made easier with The Hercules Complete Recovery Kit!

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No matter what kind of 4WD you drive, or the tracks that you like to hit there is surely a time and a place where your line wasn’t perfect or the track got too gnarly and you have found yourself seriously stuck in deep mud, on the edge of a bomber hill, or even just bogged on a long sandy desert track that swallowed you down axle deep!

Getting stuck in your 4WD is just a part of off-road life and could be taken as a personal failure, however we like to look at it as a challenge and something to tell stories about at the campfire later!

With more and more people getting out and hitting the tracks, we have found that the difference between a highly skilled and experienced 4WDer and someone who manages to get themselves into trouble easily, isn’t so much the ability to avoid getting stuck when you are off-road, but rather how you deal with the recovery scenario you are confronted with!

With all of that being said, here are five handy tricks that you can pull off when you are off the tracks. The Hercules Complete Recovery Kit has got just about everything you’ll ever need in one tough bag and believe it or not won’t cost you the earth!


  1. Snatch straps

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These are an extremely clever bit of kit. It’s best to think of a snatch strap as being stretchy like big rubber band or a bungee cord.
A snatch strap works by being stretched, the act of pulling it taught with a moving vehicle it stores a plenty of energy for just a moment, it will then start exerting that energy onto the stationary object by contracting back to its original length.

When attached between two vehicles you can drive an unstuck vehicle in the same direction of travel as the stuck vehicle is facing, when the strap hits tension it will stretch and store massive amounts of kinetic energy.

After the snatch strap reaches the end of its stretch the stored energy is then able to release that stored energy by retracting in a smooth and controlled pull, resulting in getting even the most stuck vehicles free (most of the time)

Because of all the stored energy, snatch strap recoveries can be dangerous if they’re not done correctly, so to make them as safe as possible, try a static snatch recovery.

Here’s how:
Attach your Hercules 8000kg Snatch Strap using rated bow shackles to proper rated recovery points on each vehicle.

The stuck vehicle applies its brakes while the towing vehicle then drives as far forward as possible. At the very moment the towing vehicle can’t drive any further forward, its brakes are applied and as the brake lights come on, the stuck vehicle’s brakes are released. It might take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but it’s a whole lot safer than backing up and hitting it hard and fast in third gear low.


2.Winching for hero’s!

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Lets set the scene, your mate is in his gun rig and chooses the toughest line and gets himself stuck and you’ve come to the rescue with your Domin8r X 12,000lb winch. Problem is, he’s just dragging you forward towards him, instead of you winching him out.

Simply grab your Hercules 10,000kg Tree Trunk Protector and wrap it around a tree behind your 4WD, and then secure it to a rated recovery point on the rear of your vehicle. Now your 4WD’s anchored rock solid, and it ain’t going anywhere.

Dont forget; You must Remind your mate of your heroic actions next time he gets up to go to the fridge or the esky


3.Winch extension straps aren’t just for winch recoveries.


Sometimes you need to do a snatch recovery, but you can’t get the recovering vehicle close enough to the stuck vehicle. In this case, it’s perfectly fine to use you Hercules rated winch extension strap joined to the 8000kg Hercules snatch strap. The stretch in the snatch strap will still allow the snatch recovery to work properly. Never use just a winch extension strap on its own as a snatch recovery strap as they aren’t designed or rated to stretch.

To extend your 8000kg Hercules snatch strap simply pass one strap’s eye loop through the eyelet of the Extension strap and then back through itself, using something like a roll of toilet paper or a rolled-up magazine to prevent it binding on itself – otherwise you’ll never get it undone when you’re finished.


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4.This technique right here is known as slingshot winching.


When you’re in the lead position on a tight track and the vehicle behind you gets stuck without a winch, you can use your rated snatch block to run your winch cable forwards and then back to the stuck vehicle. It saves having to find a place down the track to turn around – if that’s even an option at all – and the snatch block effectively halves the load on your winch, meaning it will make light work of any recovery situation. Just remember, whenever you’re winching, that you need to always use the included winch dampener on all runs of the winch cable as an added layer of protection in case any part of the system fails.


5.Synthetic winch rope is light, strong and really easy to work with.

It’s downside however, is that it can be damaged and even snap if it is rubbed up against a rock, root or dirt bank. The simplest solution? We grabbed the Recovery Folding Shovel out of the kit and used it upside down as a smooth run for the rope to pass over. It’s now protected from rubbing against the ground and faces far less danger of getting weakened or frayed.

Adventure Kings Gazebo’s are changing campsites, parks and beaches all over Australia!

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In recent months it has come to the forefront for many savvy Australian shoppers that the value and the quality of the Adventure Kings Gazebo’s represent one of the best bang for buck standalone shelters on the Australian market.

Available in a 3m x 3m version and a 6m x 3m version there is an Adventure Kings gazebo for nearly every application, with a fully adjustable height and 3 separate detents, all of the legs are adjustable to suit almost any terrain for maximum stability

Built with durability in mind the whole Adventure Kings Gazebo range uses a strong reinforced folding steel frame design with a hammer-tone finish to protect it from bumps scratches and corrosion in salty environments.

A durable 420D urethane coated polyester canopy covers both sizes of the Adventure Kings Gazebos and offers maximum waterproofing for any weather, and is also UV rated to UPF50+, which is the maximum rating available, blocking over 97% of all of the harsh cancer causing UV rays.

Both the 3m x 3m version and a 6m x 3m size of Adventure Kings gazebo have stable feet, that can be pegged out to secure the gazebo from moving. Once pegged out and with the guy ropes fastened we’ve tested the Adventure Kings gazebo range in winds that exceed 45km/h with no troubles at all, this is one impressive feat, especially considering the affordable price point they find themselves in!

The all-weather protection offered by the Adventure Kings gazebo range, makes the Adventure Kings gazebos one of the most versatile shelters suitable for use just about anywhere in Australia.

The list of potential uses for a solid high performance gazebo is long and nearly limitless, however one of the greatest features offered by adding an Adventure Kings gazebo to any campsite setup is the added versatility offered for more ‘permanent’ setups.
Being able to leave camp and explore the local area or simply to restock supplies without breaking the entire campsite down, also allows campers the ability to “reserve” their campsite when they are out and about ensuring no one relocates into their prime position, whilst they are gone.

The Adventure Kings gazebo range has recently had a handful of practical additions that make camping simpler and easier and with accessories specifically made for a gazebogazebo wall instantly adds wind protection and adds an extra level of privacy to your campsite. With a gazebo tent you can setup a completely free standing weather proof tent, to shelter you and your family from the elements, and if you just wanted to stop the bugs from eating you alive, the gazebo mosquito net offers an extra layer of protection from just about anything that wants to drink your blood!

Built tough and with a price that is tough to match it is easy to see how an Adventure Kings Gazebo, could take over campsites all over Australia!

Why You Should Mount Your Deep Cycle Battery Next To Your Fridge

Summer’s been and gone for another year, and over the past couple of months you may have noticed your 12v portable fridge struggled on really hot days. There may be one of a hundred different reasons for that – everything from quality of the fridge to the size of your battery – but one of the most common is something known as voltage drop. It’s a serious issue with 12v systems but thankfully there’s a way around the problem. If you’ve got a portable camping fridge then you need to read this article!

Voltage drop is exactly what the name suggests – when the voltage that goes into one end of a cable comes out a lot less at the other end. One thing in particular causes voltage drop, and that’s under-sized wiring. Electrical wiring that can’t stand up to the task of transporting the amps required from the battery to the load (such as your 12v fridge) will simply over-heat to the point where the wiring may even melt in the worst-case scenario. In less extreme scenarios, that heat will cause the voltage from your deep cycle battery to severely drop before it makes its way down the cabling to the fridge. This is a serious issue because many fridges like the Adventure Kings 60L and 80L fridge/freezers have selectable low-voltage cut-outs to prevent you from running your battery dead flat. In many cases the fridge will turn off unexpectedly, and because the voltage at the battery end is fine you’ll think the fridge is faulty when it is entirely caused by voltage drop.

So what’s the solution? The ideal situation is to mount your auxiliary deep cycle battery as close to your fridge as possible, and in fact to mount your battery charger or smart isolator as close to the deep-cycle battery as you can. For maximum performance from your 12v fridge, that means mounting the battery and the charger in the back of your 4WD where your fridge is. However you can’t just mount any battery inside a vehicle, as traditional wet-cell batteries emit toxic, potentially-flammable gases when they’re charging and discharging.

Thankfully, the solution is easy, thanks to 4WD Supacentre! The new Adventure Kings range of Absorbed Glass Matt AGM batteries are perfectly safe to run inside a vehicle’s cabin or canopy thanks to their completely sealed design. With no vents or caps, there’s no way for gases to escape into the cabin. At the same time, the CTEK range of DC/DC chargers like the CTEK D250SA and CTEK Smartpass 120 are perfectly suited to running inside the vehicle.

You can get around the issue of voltage drop by using large-diameter, high-current electrical cabling to run from your crank battery all the way to the back of the vehicle. Pass the cabling from the crank battery through a minimum 100A fuse or ideally a circuit breaker, and any voltage drop that occurs, happens before it gets to the charger. The CTEK D250SA and Smartpass 120 can handle a range of voltage inputs, and in turn will supercharge that electrical power before putting out a nice healthy voltage and current to power the battery. You may find you only need a metre of cabling between your battery and your charger, and another metre or less of cabling between your charger and your 12v camping fridge. It’s a much better idea than trying to run six or more metres of smaller-diameter cabling all the way from an under-bonnet mounted auxiliary battery to your fridge.

Before you start cursing your fridge for not running properly, have a think about whether the entirety of your 12v system is up to the task of running your portable fridge. It may seem like a lot to take in, but in reality it’s all about ensuring every component is up to spec and won’t let the rest of the system down. If in doubt, your local auto electrician will be able to handle the install of any 12v gear you purchase through 4WD Supacentre.

And remember that 4WD Supacentre have a price-match guarantee on the range of CTEK gear that we stock. That means if you can find a better price on Aussie stock anywhere in the country, we’ll match it! Terms and conditions apply, visit

A total campsite less than $2000

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The other day we saw a competitors roof top tent on its own, with a price tag well over $2000, the price tag nearly put us into shock and at first we thought it was a joke.


So we thought we’d show you how you can have a fully kitted out total campsite and 4WD with all the bells and whistles for less than the price of just a roof top tent from elsewhere!


The foundation of any campsite is a good solid roof rack, this becomes the perfect mounting point for all of your camping accessories, and for a roof top tent campsite setup nothing comes close to matching the value for money offered by an Adventure Kings Roof Top Tent Rack. Built out of overengineered powder coated steel, these are the best mounting point for building up all of your campsite accessories.

When shopping around for a good quality tent, you may be confronted by the extraordinary affordability of the Adventure Kings Roof Top Tent range  when compared to similar models from far more expensive brands. Tents like the Adventure Kings “WEEKENDER” Roof top Tent boast many of the same features as their more expensive counterparts, such as fully waterproof fly fabric, easy trackside setup and an included plush 75mm thick open cell mattress.

So the question goes begging why are the kings roof top tents so affordable, or rather, why are the other brands so expensive.


To add to your campsite setup and to give you a place to hangout out of the weather and with a bit of privacy an Adventure Kings 2 x 2.5m 4WD Awning offers UPF 50+ shade and is made from a fully waterproof 280gsm ripstop polyester for years of durability to add to the value all kings awnings include a mounting kit, with brackets and hardware for easy installation and coupled with an Adventure Kings Awning Side Wall and Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Mesh Flooring give you plenty of covered usable space at camp.


With Adventure kings dedication to keeping prices lower, keeping your food drinks cold has never been easier when off the beaten tracks and Adventure Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer uses reliable industry leading Secop internal components and a reliable BD35F Compressor the same found in other way more expensive units on the market. With a massive 81 Can Capacity and ability to run on both 12v and 240v the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer has you covered.

Night lighting at camp is made simple with the bright and customisable Adventure Kings Illuminator 4 Bar Camp Light Kit which includes a dimmer switch and the ability to fasten to your setup using velcro and magnets.

With all of your campsite power needs being run by your vehicles battery an Adventure Kings 160w Solar Panel with PWM Regulator is more than enough to keep this setup running indefinitely and the highly efficient Monocrystalline Cells and ip68 waterproof controller will make sure that even on overcast days you will be able to replenish your 12v setup!

Dinner is served by an Adventure Kings Camp Fire BBQ Plate Grill and Hotplate with Included Canvas Carry Bag it simply sets up over your campfire for easy trackside meals plus flipping snags is made easy with an Adventure Kings BBQ Tool Set.

And just when you thought that an affordable campsite setup couldn’t get any easier you can throw in a premium comfort Adventure Kings Throne Camping Chair to kick back and relax and oversee your adventure kings campsite kingdom in style.

All of that gear and you will still have plenty of spare change from $2000 for a case of beer and depending on the day you might even be able to add a 6 pack of ciders for the other half too, this article hopefully leaves you scratching your head like we are on how the others justify their prices and will bring to light just how much bang for buck you can get with a top quality Adventure Kings campsite!


The full list of gear mentioned is below;

Roof Top Tents For Camping – Perfect When You’re Short On Space

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Have you noticed how many 4WDs, SUVs and utes are driving around these days with Kings roof top tents fitted to their roof racks? The distinctive black cover and blue and white Adventure Kings logo is recognisable a mile away, and with so many people running them now, people are quickly realising just how practical they are.
There used to be a thought that roof top tents are a luxury you can only afford to take camping if you have lots of excess space in or on your 4WD. After all, they take up a fair bit of space, don’t they? The answer is yes, and no. Read on to see what we mean.
Kings roof top tents like the Tourer which comes with an included annex are actually very small for the amount of usable, multi-purpose space you get. When a Tourer is fitted to a Kings steel roof top tent rack, it takes up the back three-quarters or so of the rack, but not the whole thing. That means you can still use your roof as storage for other bulky items like kids bikes, camp chairs or jerry cans.
The real secret to how much space a Kings roof top tent saves you lies with what you can fit inside one while it’s packed up, as well as when it’s opened up at camp. While packed away, a Tourer roof top tent can actually hold all your linen and pillows inside it, tucked away in the standard heavy duty 600GSM PVC protective cover/bag. Think about how much space three or four pillows can take up in the back of your car as well as a doona or a couple of sleeping bags, and then imagine if you didn’t have to pack them in the boot anymore because they’re already packed away inside the roof top tent! That’s a smart way to make the absolute most of your available storage space of the roof top tent. Don’t forget all Kings roof top tents also include a thick, comfy mattress in the design as well, so you don’t need to pack a separate mattress in the car either.
Once you get to camp, a Roof Top Tent Tourer can actually serve as a base camp for you to setup around, thanks to its massive included annex. What we mean by that is if you don’t have the space to carry a swag or two plus pillows and linen for sleeping, as well as a gazebo for shade, you can use the Tourer’s annex to serve as your shady, waterproof camp shelter.
The Tourer’s annex is made from waterproof and insect proof material. It has its own base that is fully sealed to the walls so acts as an enclosed shelter that won’t let water run through the bottom, and certainly won’t let bugs or insects in. You can roll up the large windows to allow breeze and sunlight to enter through the mesh windows without letting anything else in.
Inside the annex you can easily fit a few camp chairs and a Kings aluminium roll up table, meaning it’s the perfect side to eat in, play games in, read a book or watch a movie. When it comes to bed time you can also swap the chairs for a couple of Sumo stretcher beds, a self-inflating mattress or a Big Daddy swag for extra sleeping spots for the kids or other camp guests.
This is what we mean about a Kings roof top tent actually being a very smart choice for people who don’t have heaps of space on their 4WD. If you’ve got a 4WD that has a fridge/freezer in the back or maybe a couple of kids car seats, you’ll know it’s not always easy to fit long items like swags or gazebos. But if you put a roof top tent on your rack – and especially a Tourer to make use of the included annex – you’re carrying Mum and Dad’s bedroom on the roof, as well as the loungeroom, dining room and spare bedroom all in one. That means you don’t need to pack a second tent for the kids and you can leave the bulky tarp, pole and rope setup at home as well – just live out of the annex and have the convenience of a quick set up and packup at your fingertips for even easier camping.

Five Minute Camp Setup Tips with Adventure Kings

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In today’s world we are all more time conscious. Nobody likes to waste time, and few of us have any spare to let slip by. That doesn’t mean we don’t have time to relax and enjoy ourselves, but it does mean people are always looking for more efficient ways to do things. We all want to spend less time fussing or working hard and more time enjoying ourselves, and this is especially true when we go camping.
Camping is our down time – our chance to relax. So it only makes sense that you don’t want to spend longer than you have to ‘working hard’ at camp. This is a major reason why the Kings range of swags, roof top tents, awnings, gazebos and awning Tents and gazebo tents have taken Australia by storm. All of these are so easy to set up, they’ve totally eliminated the time people used to waste trying to pitch elaborate dome tent setups with more colour-coded poles than common sense. By helping people get into relaxation mode quicker, Adventure Kings camping gear is helping more people make the most of the time they have at camp. Less time fussing, more time fishing or throwing the footy around? Sign us up!
Now, Adventure Kings is famous for its ultra comfy camping gear. Our Big Daddy Deluxe Swags and awnings are found at nearly every campsite in Australia now. They’re legendary. We sell hundreds of gazebos each week, heaps of roof top tents, and more and more camp accessories like portable BBQs, chairs, roll up tables and LED camp lighting every day as well. Kings gear is simple and logical to setup and use, which means it takes little time to get the most out of it.
The rest of this article goes one step further – it focuses on five minute camp setups for people who only have five minutes (or less) to make camp and hit the hay for some shut eye. Who on earth only has five minutes, you might be wondering? This article is for the people who drive five hours after work on a Friday to go fishing for the weekend. Or people who need to put thousands of kilometres under their belt (which means a few sleeps along the way) to get to their main destination where they can then slow down and enjoy camp a a relaxing speed. Imagine you and a mate are driving from Melbourne to Cape York to enjoy two weeks at the tip – you don’t want to rig up elaborate campsites at midnight if you just need a few hours sleep before getting back in the saddle. Sure, you’ll use your Kings gazebo or mesh floors and camp lighting when you’re at the Cape, but while you’re doing big days behind the wheel, being able to pull over and be sleeping within five minutes is a huge bonus compared to needing to spend half an hour making camp just to have to pack it up again three hours later.
We do lots of trips like this and have found that a quick setup can still be very comfy and isn’t hard to organise. We often camp this way when leaving work on a Friday to go fishing for the weekend. By the time you pull into camp at 11pm, you want a quick and comfy campsite rigged up so you can sleep quickly and then get up before dawn to go fishing. You are out all day and don’t need a huge camp in situations like this. After a Sunday morning session, you can also pack up in five minutes and hit the road back home – no need to spend half an hour packing up when you’ve barely spent any time at camp for the weekend anyway. Bigger campsites are awesome when you’re spending time at camp or have a few nights in one spot, but if you’re in and out under the cloak of darkness, speed is key.
 Keep it simple with camp lighting when you’re making a quick camp to grab a few hours sleep. All you need is a bright Kings Illuminator LED Head Torch. Bright enough to help you set up your swag and rummage around in your Titan Rear Drawers, and the fastest to set up – it takes no time at all. Keep one in your glovebox so you know where it is at all times and you’re set. No need to rig LED lights off awnings or gazebos, or to run power leads into your car. Take your head torch into your swag with you, and in the morning it’s at hand if you’re getting up before the sun.
 Nothing beats a Kings Kwiky swag in situations like this. The name tells you exactly what this swag was made for – quick and easy setups! It is a very simple design with a pole at each end to keep the 260gsm rip stop canvas off your face and feet. While being a quick swag to setup, it hasn’t gone without the comforts and features we know you’ve come to expect from Kings camping gear. It still has a 450gsm waterproof PVC base so you won’t get wet from underneath, and it still has lots of insect proof mesh so you can sleep cool in summer without being eaten alive. When doing quick camps you often don’t have the time to rig up mesh floors and waterproof shelters, so a waterproof base gives you extra protection from a wet ground without you having to do anything else.
When you get to camp all you have to do with this swag is unroll it, put two poles in, and peg out two ropes. That’s about as quick as swag camping gets. A tip to save even more time is to keep your Kings sleeping bag inside the swag at all times so you have one less thing you have to do. Then just grab your pillow and jump in. It’s also quick to setup in the morning as well so you can be back on the road just a couple of minutes after waking up – important when you have 1,000 or more kilometers to travel!
That’s all we use when making a five minute camp in good weather. An LED Illuminator Head Torch and Kwiky Swag will have you from drivers seat to sleeping in less than five minutes. But if it’s raining or looks like it might rain, we recommend you put your Kings awning to use. Kings awnings can be set up in about 60 seconds or so once you’ve done it a couple of times, and if you’ve got a 2.5×2.5m awning, there’s a trick you can do to give you heaps of dry space with next to no extra work. If you fit an Adventure Kings awning wall to the end of your awning (the opposite side to the bit attached to the roof rack) it can actually stay attached while you roll and unroll your awning from its PVC protective bag. So you can get to camp, unroll your awning, and then peg out two corners of the awning wall and you’ve got all the benefits of extra shelter without having to do much work to set it up. You might be wondering why you would need so much shelter if you’re only making a quick camp, but anyone travelling with a few mates will know it’s important to have everyone undercover if the rain comes. Otherwise the precious few hours sleep you’re trying to grab can be very broken if it rains, making it dangerous to drive the next day if you’re not recharged.
At Adventure Kings we love helping people set up big campsites with all the creature comforts of home. But we also love helping people who are in a hurry camp comfortably on their way to remote locations, or as they try to suck every spare minute out of a weekender trip away. However you camp, we’ve got you covered.

There’s no camping like snow camping!

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With the winter olympics on television recently and most of summer behind us, there are plenty of people that are getting amped up for the coming snow season. With limited accomodation in towns like Jindabyne, and with the handful of places being free costing you an arm and a leg, you end up with not much change left for paying for your lift passes!

Because of the massive inflation of cost required to access australian ski resorts plenty of  fair dinkum aussie punters are left with little to no option but to find an unoccupied piece of grass and set-up camp!


But there are plenty of things that we see people doing wrong when setting up their winter campsites that can be easily avoided, resulting in a toasty warm nights sleep and a better day on the slopes!

To survive winter camping your first step is to eat better!

When cold and shivering an adult can burn up to 100 calories in just 15 minutes, considering the standard calorie intake for a male is around 2500 calories a day to maintain weight it would take just 6 hours of being cold to use up your whole day of calorie intake, not even considering the amount of energy burned whilst skiing or snowboarding.

So the first step to surviving your snow camping adventure  is eating all of those yummy foods, a good woodfire barbeque is just the ticket, being able to take advantage of the warmth of the fire which will assist in drying out all of your wet snow gear you can also setup an Adventure Kings BBQ hotplate for easy sausage sizzles, bacon and eggs, and hash browns no matter where you are camped!


The best thing about this hotplate is the clean up, simply scrape it into the fire and slip it away in the included canvas carry bag and you are good to go!


Some locations and at certain times of the season, you can be heavily restricted with the way that you start your campfire, this is where a handy enclosed unit like the Adventure Kings Camp Oven/stove can come in handy, compact and easily transportable this handy pot belly style stove means all of the hot ash and embers are reasonably well contained, with the extended 2410mm high chimney you can also direct smoke up and away from your campsite, meaning no more sore throats and stinging eyes.

The next step to staying alive is keeping your body insulated and up off the ground, even when you are not camped above the snow line, the ground in the high country gets a deep chill that will easily pull the heat out of your body.


So staying insulated and up off the ground isn’t as easy as using just sleeping bag where the insulation can become squashed underneath you or by blowing up a lilo where the air inside uses convection currents to slowly sap away all of your body heat.

The more insulation you have between you and the ground the better so adding a quality Adventure Kings Self Inflating Mattress to your Adventure Kings premium -5c sleeping bags is just the ticket, with a 100mm thick foam core and soft flocked top you have plenty of warmth even with an overnight snow flurry.


Plus the Queen sized self inflating mattress by Adventure Kings offers the perfect fit inside an Adventure Kings Big Daddy Swag, meaning you will be toasty warm and dry all night long inside one of Australia’s favorite swags not to mention cushioned from all the rocks underneath your set up!

Last but not least is a good quality shelter to sit underneath. The weather in the mountains is hardly predictable, and can go from 25 degrees and sunny to minus 10 in the space of an hour.


With fast moving storms it is a good idea to add additional campsite protection for when the unpredictable happens.

A solid Adventure Kings Awning, offers so much additional space to sit sheltered from the elements it isn’t funny.

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Built out of tough 280GSM ripstop poly cotton it can take a serious beating and with the hard anodized aluminium frame is ideal for propping up the sturdy layer of protection over the top of your swag (and your freeloading mates too) in the event of heavy rainfall or a wild snow flurry through the night.

With the ability to be set up extremely low you can drop down both legs to their lowest setting to pitch the canopy really steep, allowing any snow or rain to simply fall right off, and once pegged out will give you some of the most secure shelter possible and on top of that once you are ready to pack up in the morning,  the fold up process takes just a couple of seconds.

Don’t go camping in the snow unprepared, make sure you take all the right gear to make quick weekend trips to the slopes comfortable and warm, and make sure you don’t miss one second of snow time this winter!

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Camping Gear?

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In a recent article we explained how far camping gear has come in recent years. We discussed how the Kings range of self-inflating mattresses, LED camp lights and portable BBQs are a big upgrade from some traditional and earlier models.
Now we’re going to take a look at three product lines from Adventure Kings that are hugely popular in Australia. The Kings range of canvas swags, mesh floors, and portable solar kits have all been very well received by the public because of their high quality and unbeatable value for money. Let’s take a look at some of the finer features of each range to show you why so many people are upgrading or converting to Kings from other brands.
Adventure Kings canvas swags.
Is it time to upgrade your current swag or tent? After reading this, you might just think so! There are five swag models in the Kings range. All are made from high quality ripstop canvas, all have an easy to clean heavy-duty PVC base, all come with a carry bag and mattress, and all are great value for money. The best selling swag in the range is also the best selling swag in Australia – the Big Daddy Deluxe. It is 1,550mm wide, approx 1m high, has a massive 70mm thick mattress, and a whole range of other features that make it Australia’s most popular swag. Other swags in the range include the Big Daddy, the Escape Double Swag, Escape Single Swag and Kwiky Single Swag.
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Many people are upgrading to Adventure Kings swags because they’re so roomy. The Big Daddy and Big Daddy Deluxe swags in particular are like a penthouse at camp. Physically big enough to fit a queen size bed mattress from home (no joke – watch the video on the website for proof!), these swags are loved by campers who hate feeling cramped or claustrophobic. Many newcomers to camping are put off by this feeling and aren’t aware that there’s an alternative. While some companies only offer double swags as wide as 1,400mm, the Big Daddy range is over 1.5m wide and approx 1m high. Many people say it feels like a tent inside which means it’s easy to spread out, sleep comfortably, sit up and get changed. But it’s much more convenient than a tent as it also includes a mattress inside, is fast to roll up etc.
So, if you’re camping in a smaller swag or haven’t ventured into the wonderful world of swag camping yet, it’s time to check out the Kings range and especially the Big Daddy or Big Daddy Deluxe swags. When you do your research you’ll also be shocked at the price – the Big Daddy Deluxe, is feature-packed with many things that other swags do not have – is much more affordable than you think. In fact, it’s cheaper than what some competitors charge for a much smaller single swag! It’s this incredibility low price coupled with its awesome features that makes it Australia’s best value for money swag, which in turn helped it quickly become Australia’s best selling swag!
Why mesh floors are replacing tarps and picnic mats
We all have an old picnic mat or silver or blue tarp that we’ve taken camping.  These days, Adventure Kings mesh floors are quickly overtaking traditional tarps or picnic mats as the most popular camp flooring.
Kings mesh floors are available in three practical sizes – 3x3m, 5×2.5m and 6x3m. You can use these under an awning or gazebo, caravan annex, or pegged together to cover much larger areas.
These mesh floors have really taken off because they offer benefits a tarp or picnic mat cannot. For example, the mesh design allows sand, dirt and water to fall through the floor, rather than pool on top like a waterproof tarp or picnic mat. This is handy to keep your campsite clean and by keeping sand and dirt out of your camp, your swags, sleeping bags and cars will stay much cleaner too!
Mesh floors don’t adsorb UV light like tarps and picnic mats can which means they won’t get so hot that they burn your feet. This is especially important when camping with kids and four-legged friends!
Solar panels are the way of the future
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Australia has no shortage of sun, so smart campers are utilising this at camp more and more and saving money in the long term. By running a complete solar panel kit from Adventure Kings, you can stop paying for powered sites, which in the long run can save you a lot of money, especially if you camp during popular times like Easter, Christmas and school holidays when caravan parks up their rates.
Kings sell three complete solar kits which mean all you need to do is unpack them from their bag, plug them in and they’re good to go. The no hassle 120w folding solar blanket and 160w or 250w folding solar panel kits are so easy to use. All come with an in-built regulator and cables to connect to your battery so there’s no more you need to organise before you start using them.
Kings also do a 10W portable solar kit which is perfect for charging phones and tablets during the day (let’s face it, we all take phones camping). This personal solar kit is popular as you can keep your phone charging while playing music or sending Snapchats from camp – you don’t need to leave it plugged in and charging in your car (which also drains your car’s battery).
So as you can see, times are changing and Adventure Kings is at the forefront of technology to help you enjoy the outdoors more, for less. Our swags are bigger, comfier and much more affordable compared to some traditional styles. Our solar kits are so easy to use and are making it possible for you to camp in more private campsites without supplies power, and our mesh floors are making big differences to how clean and enjoyable your campsite is to live in.

Portable Generators are perfect for Camping

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Adventure Kings Generators are a solid and reliable workhorse for any ocassion!


If you need fuel efficient power at play or when you are hard at work, the range of Adventure Kings generators boasts more than enough juice for well under budget!


Designed to be easy to use reliable and to also be able to keep your site cranking along smoothly when you need it most!


Available for nearly any application in both a sturdy 2KVA (2000W) and its meatier 3.5KVA (3500W) bigger brother.

The Adventure Kings Generator range caters to all of  your off grid power demands, whether you just want to run all of your 12v accessories without draining your car battery or you need to run heavy duty power thirsty power tools like a tough 9” angle grinder or a mitre drop saw the Adventure Kings Generator range has just the model for you!

Both the 3.5KVA and the 2KVA Adventure Kings generators are fitted with a smart pure sine wave 240V output from a clever integrated inverter meaning you get the absolute cleanest power to run even the most sensitive electronics like laptops or phone chargers without risk of damaging circuitry.

The 2000W and 3500W models make Adventure Kings Generators easy to operate and are fitted with smooth and quiet running 4 stroke engines with muffler noise suppression and an economic CDI Electronic ignition to ensure they maintain absolute reliability.

The Adventure Kings 2KVA generator gave a recorded decibel rating of 60.6dB, and with its 1500W of additional output the Adventure Kings 3.5KVA is measured at only 62.7dB both models noise suppression systems are extremely efficient and effective at making these an almost silent source of 240V AC power.

The trusty Adventure Kings 2KVA generator is fitted with a 100cc Air-cooled 4 stroke, pushrod operated OHV (Over Head Valve) unleaded petrol engine, which requires minimal servicing and maintainance offering excellent fuel ecconomy with its tiny 4 litre fuel tank providing a massive 9 hours running time which is incredible milage for such a small motor!

Whilst its bigger brother the Adventure Kings 3.5KVA Generator uses a 150cc Air-cooled, 4 stroke, OHC (Over Head Camshaft) unleaded petrol Engine, for maximum power output and reliability no matter where you are!


Both units are fitted with C.D.I. Electronic ignition which means the Adventure Kings generator has efficient control and can automatically adjust the engine idle up and down as it is required when set to economy mode this conserves fuel and reduces noise when on, this will make sure you get more out of your Adventure Kings generator.
To give you an idea of just how powerful the Adventure King camping generators are our 2KVA generators can run stacks of appliances, starting with 2x of the massive Adventure Kings 60L Fridge freezers, a plethora of Adventure Kings Illuminator LED Camplights offering stacks of lighting for your whole campsite.

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All of these common campsite accessories only equals about 200w of power, add in a couple of camera battery chargers and we are still only at 300W include your whole campsites phone chargers and you will have a total nearing 450w, include a 1000w toaster and we are still only at 1450w on an Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator you have over 500W remaining, and on the colossus Adventure Kings 3.5KVA Generator you will still have over 2000W of clean pure sine wave power remaining which is enough to power power thirsty tools like an angle grinder or a microwave on top of everything else!

Packed full of features, it is easy to see how great the Adventure Kings generator range are at powering campsites, worksites and even as an emergency power source. In recent months, with power outages all over Australia the Adventure Kings Generator range has become a go too power source for many peoples emergency power supply!

If you are looking for the highest performance and best value for money you can get, an Adventure Kings Generator is definitely the way to go.

The team at 4WD Supacentre are ready to back our excellent Adventure Kings generator design and build quality with a trouble free 12-month warranty period, not that you’ll need it, just so you’ll have peace of mind!

so get your own Adventure Kings Generator today, to have reliable power no matter where you are!

Make your better half one happy camper!

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There aren’t many things more enjoyable than having a good camping session with your  other half and partner in crime.


We know the irritating things about being in the bush, may be enough to turn your other half off an epic trip so these are our 5 top tips to making sure the better looking of the two of you enjoys her trips away into the wilderness as much as you enjoy taking her.


Insect protection


There is little in the world more frustrating than being swarmed by insects when you’ve searched far and wide for the best campsite around and you’ve set up your Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag and all your other camping gear.

This is why 4WD supacentre carries a full range of mosquito nets that couple with Adventure Kings Gazebo , and Adventure Kings Awning.

Built from mosquito proof 120gm ultrafine mesh both the Adventure Kings Gazebo mosquito nets, and Adventure Kings Awning mosquito nets ensure that all the pesky bloodsuckers stay away!

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With less chance of being bitten everyone will sleep easier thanks to Adventure kings clever mosquito nets.


Sun protection


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After being eaten alive by parasitic insects, the next thing that could turn your better half off coming away on camping trips would be being burnt alive by the harsh and evil cancer causing uv rays.

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world per capita, and being burnt alive is not something anyone really looks forward too, this is why all of Adventure Kings awnings and Adventure Kings Gazebos are tested and rated to UPF50+ solar protection, this means they let less than 3% of harmful rays through, this is the greatest UPF rating possible!




Life is full of last minute emergencies, and taking your better half away, you need to be prepared for all of your better halfs last minute emergencies.

As much as pit toilets could be considered a great convenience, and thanks to all of the national parks that install these amenities, it isn’t always a desirable task to use one of these gravity operated composting toilets.

To combat the unpleasant nature of using a pit toilet Adventure Kings offers a portable flushing toilet, featuring a 10L fresh water holding tank with the simple pump of a handle, everything gets flushed into the 10L sealed holding tank.

Coupled with an Adventure Kings Shower Tent all business can be done in absolute privacy.

Set up next to your campsite you will always have a private ensuite no matter where you camp.


12v Shower

After a sweaty day in a dusty campsite there isn’t much more that is pleasing than having a rinse with a pressure shower, Adventure Kings 12v Shower has plenty of adjustable pressure for rinsing off campsite grub, meaning you can both hit the sack feeling fresh.

Even though the Adventure Kings 12v Shower doesn’t have a heating element it doesn’t mean you cannot  have a hot shower.

By simply boiling a billy you can add some hot water to your water supply giving the perfect warm shower wherever you are.

An Adventure Kings 12v Shower will earn you some serious browny points and get you some more trips away with your other half!


Icy cold water (beers)


Let’s face it this one benefits both of you, if you have a way of keeping all your favorite drinks on hand at all times, you will both be happier for it. Not only does a good quality Adventure Kings fridge freezer have a set and forget temperature setting that chills down to a cracking -18°C it has clever integrated circuitry that uses the least amount of 12v power possible to conserve your vehicles battery.

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The Adventure Kings Fridge freezer range has both a 60L model and an 80L version both use the industry leader SECOP compressor components meaning they are reliable and efficient enough for nearly any campsite setup.

If your camping budget doesn’t stretch this far don’t fret there are plenty of options in the Adventure Kings Icebox range on offer 40L, 60L, 80L & 100L meaning you can stash your food and drinks in ice that will stay cold for many days at your favorite campsites.


Full tummy

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Finally but certainly not least important, if your better half has a full stomach you cannot get caught in the hangry crossfire that can happen with large gaps in between meals.

A solid barbeque setup can be had for pennies, when you grab yourself an Adventure Kings BBQ Hotplate

Easy to use simply place over your campfire for instant hotplate and grill cooking over any campfire.

We hope these top tips will help you share more awesome moments with your better half on the tracks, and make your camping experience lots more enjoyable.

Expert tips for staying dry at camp!

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Don’t let miserable weather dampen your trip away.

Through years of trial and error we’ve figured out the top 3 ways to keep your family a yourself dry and warm at camp all year long!



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There are dozens of ways you can keep your campsite sheltered. In days of old a simple canvas tarp tied between some tree’s would have passed as the latest in modern technology.

More recent advances in material science, have allowed us to introduce stronger lighter more waterproof, rip resistant fabrics that are also UPF50+ and rot and mildew resistant.

The Adventure Kings range includes world class Gazebos available in 3m x 3m and also a 6m x 3m gazebo. The Adventure kings gazebos also boast a heavy duty reinforced steel frame that is adjustable in height to suit nearly any campsite finished in a durable and corrosion resistant hammertone, will last for years and years.

The Gazebo range offered by Adventure Kings also has a handful of solid performing accessories, like the Adventure Kings Gazebo wall, mosquito proof gazebo mesh and the Adventure kings gazebo tent.

All of the Adventure kings Gazebo accessories are designed to fit both the 3m x 3m and the 6m x 3m models of Adventure Kings Gazebo offering even more versatility and protection from the elements.

The Adventure Kings range also offers some of the best bang for buck 4×4 Awnings on the market. Built with tough 280gsm ripstop polyester, this handy shelter simply rolls out wherever you are offering maximum sun protection, and incredible waterproofing.

The Adventure kings awning range offers similar accessories to the Adventure Kings gazebo such as the Awning side wall, which can double your usable sheltered space and block the wind, along with mosquito nets and even a fully waterproof Awning Tent for good measure.

An awning or gazebo is the perfect shelter for hanging out under whilst waiting for the weather to pass, and also for setting up your bedding underneath in sketchy weather.



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No matter where you set up your camp a good secure dry and warm place to sleep is heaven after a day in the elements. There aren’t many places that fit the bill, like an Adventure Kings Swag.

Famed for the epic Adventure Kings Big Daddy Swags, the adventure kings brand has bought top quality features like a massive 1550mm width and up to 70mm thick mattress into an affordable price bracket for every day Aussies.

Built from a tough 400gsm ripstop polyester reinforced cotton canvas, they are surely tough and with the thick PVC bucket floor have even been known to float (in controlled conditions) down a river.

There are plenty of swags to choose from in the range of Adventure Kings Swags, and all use the same technology to offer the best value camping in Aus!


So head over and have a look and find which one suits your campsite needs!



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Last but not least is a warm cranking fire. When the elements are against you, there is not a single thing that builds campsite morale and joy to the weather weary like a warm campfire, not only is a fire something to warm you up, but it can dry you out, and you can even cook tasty meals on one.

Not every campsite allows you to simply chop down a tree and start a fire on their lawn. This makes sense because eventually you’d end up with no more campsites and just a bunch of fire pits.

Have no fear, if you visit locations that require you to have your campfire in an enclosed raised metal container, we have just the tool for the job.


The Adventure Kings camp stove/oven, this compact unit has a 2 part chimney that allows you to lift the smoke up and away from your campsite leaving your eyes not stinging, and also has an airflow restricter which you can use to control the fire temperature.

The Adventure Kings camp stove/oven also has a small access hole in the top allowing you to use your campsite fireplace as a stovetop for cooking up lunches and dinners over the open fire, the best bit about this clever unit is the fact that you can control how hot it gets and when you are done you can simply fold up the legs and pack the flue peices inside the burner making transport easy and effiicient.


Get further offroad with a 4WD Air Compressor!

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No single 4WD accessory will get you as far offroad as setting your tyre air pressures to the right level. This  is an old bushcraft secret but there has never really been a quick and easy way for 4wders to let their tyre pressures down until now!

With rhe Adventure Kings air compressor range you can easily take away all the guesswork of everything to do with deflating and re-inflating your 4wd’s tyres.  You can have all the right tools of the trade with a setup from the Adventure Kings air compressor range.

The first piece of gear to help you get more accurate air pressure, suitable for re-seating beads and getting your 4 corners and trailer tyres up to highway pressures when you are getting back onto the blacktop is an Adventure Kings Thumper MkII.

The legendary Thumper MKII Air Compressor is our most famous compressor in the range – tried, tested and trusted by 10’s of 1000’s of Aussies over many years.

This second generation air compressor takes a lot of cues from the time tested original Thumper compressor. Built with heavy duty alloy barrels and with integrated thermal cutoff the Thumper MKII Compressor can compete with the best of them.

Starting from the beginning there is no faster, easier or more accurate way to drop your pressures than with an Adventure Kings Kwiky tyre deflator which quickly and cleverly removes your valve core for blistering speed of deflation.

The Adventure Kings Kwiky tyre deflator takes all the guesswork out of letting your tyres down and is our go-to tyre pressure tool.

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Tyre pressures are important and when you drop your tyres down you will get extra help to let your tyres bag out and increase your vehicles surface area for gaining even more grip when hitting the tracks the tracks whether they are sandy, soft or deep sticky boggy mud.


When all has been said and done and it’s time to get back on the hard stuff, the fastest way to get your tyres up to pressure is with an Adventure Kings Thumper Max Double barrel compressor, with over 300L per minute of high pressure air, we have you covered up to 125PSI.


The Adventure Kings Thumper Max uses an integrated internal pressure cutoff which can be with an Adventure Kings 3in1 tyre gauge, Which operates with a press button pressure, on and simply attaches to your tyre with a spring loaded clip for petrol station air hose convenience when pumping up your tyre pressures. The Adventure Kings 3in1 tyre gauge also has a small brass pressure release valve for if you need to slowly let the air out of your tyres with maximum control.

Over engineered the Adventure Kings Thumper Max air compressor uses an integrated thermal overload circuit, this provides additional safety for when you have used the compressor for a long period of time, it will protect your vehicle and itself from damage until it is cool enough to be used again.

No matter what size tyres you are running, we’ve even tested this beast on monster truck tyres with excellent success.

The Adventure Kings Thumper Max Air compressor is so fast and efficient all of your mates will be lining up to borrow it off you instead of waiting for the one at the local service station.


Both of the Adventure Kings Air compressors are include 8m of high pressure rubber hose which will make short and easy work of all 4 corners, allowing you to leave the compressor near the vehicles battery and only walking the inflation nozzle around the whole vehicle.

Both of the Adventure Kings Thumper MKII and the Thumper MAX air compressors are compatible with the Adventure Kings 4m extension hose which makes inflating longer caravans or even off road camper trailers tyres (and even the spares) as simple as it ever could be.

All you have to do is simply plug one end into your compressor and the other into the included 4m hose and you are ready to go, with enough additional length to reach the rear spare tyre on even large 20+ foot vans.

The Adventure Kings Thumper MKII and Adventure Kings Thumper Max air compressors come with tough carry bags, and when kept safe in the back of a 4WD will last for years and years for reliable high pressure air wherever you need it.

How Camping Gear Has Changed Over The Years

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Like all things in life, technology upgrades continue to change the face of industries. The camping industry in Australia has benefited from many new and improved technologies in recent years.
Compared to how people may have gone camping 50 years ago, today’s campsites have all sorts of gadgets and technologies that were not commonplace in decades past. But don’t worry – the essence of camping hasn’t changed! It is still Australia’s favourite past time to unwind, relax, enjoy our great outdoors, and connect with nature and the family.
Let’s take a look at a few of the Adventure Kings products on the market that are big improvements on traditional camping gear. You’ll see these are still just as easy (or easier!) to use than the older designs, and come with many benefits.
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Anyone who’s used a traditional air bed in the past has probably had a bad experience with it at some point. You won’t when you upgrade to a Kings queen or king sized self inflating mattress.  First up, these are self-inflating in every sense of the word. All you do is unscrew a valve, put it on the ground, and go and have a beer. Come back and it’s inflated! No slaving over an inefficient manual pump, and no need to plug a noisy 12v pump into your cigarette socket of your car that wakes the neighbours at camp and still takes a long time to blow your mattress up. The seals on these Kings self inflating mattresses are very good as well, so you won’t wake up in the middle of the night with a deflated mattress and a rock digging into your back!
These mattresses are also built very tough thanks to new developments in material manufacturing. They have a supa heavy duty PVC base which is puncture resistant and easy to wipe down. And their soft flock top is much more comfortable to lie on compared to traditional mattresses that were plastic which either got very cold or very hot and sticky. The soft flock top is easy to clean and wipe down with a damp cloth as well.
Forget gas or oil burning lanterns, and put your old torch that runs of DD batteries back on the garage shelf – there’s a new way to light up camp and it’s much more affordable and efficient than ever before! Kings LED camp lighting couldn’t be easier to use. A 1.3m LED Strip Light With Dimmer Switch will light up your campsite much better than an old lantern, and for much less hassle. Simply plug it into your 12v socket or connect the alligator clips to your battery and you’re in business. No fuels to carry or spill risks to worry about. And, with the inbuilt dimmer switch, you can control how much light you need at any time. Crank it up while playing board games with the kids and dim it right back to its lowest setting to run all night as a night light while you sleep. You’ll love not having to buy expensive DD batteries before every camping trip once you convert to the Adventure Kings range of LED camp lighting.
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Aussies love things that are easy, and we love to cook a barbie at camp. Combine the two and you know you’re onto a good thing. This is where the Voyager Portable BBQ by Gasmate comes into its own.
This is a portable gas BBQ that can fit in a backpack – how easy is that to bring with you! It’s got a half grill half hotplate design so you can cook bacon AND eggs, and comes with a high lid with in-built temperature gauge so you can whip up a roast as camp! Lightweight, easy to pull apart and clean, and able to fire up and get cooking quickly, portable BBQs like this sold at 4WD Supacentre are leaps and bounds ahead of traditional cooking methods at camp. Leave the heat beads at home, don’t worry about looking for wood at popular campsites where it may be scarce – you can cook up a big, tasty feast for the family quickly and easily with the Voyager Portable BBQ.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how Adventure Kings has changed the way we camp. Our swag range is unlike any other on the market, our mesh floors leave traditional tarps in the dark ages, and our solar kits keep you powered for days at a time. We’ll explore them in an upcoming article soon!

Tips for Running a Second Battery in Your Boat with Adventure Kings

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Boating is one of Australia’s favourite past times, and no longer is the normal boat you see running a smelly old two-stroke motor with nothing else on board.


Running lights, one or two fish finders or GPS units and electric trolling motors are the norm on most fishing boats you see these days. To power these essential accessories, you’re going to need more than a small crank battery that’s wired up to your outboard – especially if you’re running an electric motor which uses a lot more power than low-draw LED lights and electronics.


The most important accessory for running an electric motor is a good quality secondary battery in your boat. The second most, especially if you plan to camp by the river or bank of a dam and get a few days fishing in, is a way to charge it. Let’s take a look at how you can easily do both of these things, on a budget, and ensure you spend your time on the water having fun, not chasing problems.



Why you need a deep cycle battery


Deep cycle batteries like the Kings range are designed to be charged and discharged much more regularly than a standard cranking battery that would have come standard with your boat if you have an electric-start outboard motor.

Not only do deep cycle batteries like the 98ah and 115ah Kings range charge up to 5 times faster than normal crank batteries (more on that later), they actually enjoy being discharged and charged. What we mean by that is they’re designed to be drained and charged back up regularly, even hundreds of times, without causing damage to them. Their life won’t be shortened if they get taken down to 20% then back up to 100% often, but if you do this with a standard crank battery you’ll wear it out much sooner than usual.


The features of a deep cycle, therefore, are especially important when running an electric motor on your boat. A 55lb or 80lb electric motor (the two most common sizes) use a lot of power, especially if you’re holding your position in the wind or current for hours during a session casting. You could expect to get around 10 hours of continuous run time out of a Kings 115ah deep cycle battery running an electric motor, which equates to a couple of big days on the water. And after you are done fishing, apart from being serviced with reliable power the whole time you were on the water, you’ll be happy to know you didn’t damage your deep cycle battery because you used it for what it was designed for – regular discharging and then charging.


Before we get to charging, it’s important to note a couple of other very important features of the Kings battery range which make them perfect for use on the boat.


They are an AGM design (Absorbant Glass Matt) instead of a traditional wet cell design. AGM Kings batteries are leak proof and don’t require water top ups or maintenance. This is really important because you often store the second battery in your boat low, below the deck, to keep the centre of gravity low. That’s not an easy place to try and top up water levels.

Also, being leak proof and AGM built, these batteries are very vibration resistant, which of course is important for a boat that bashes through chop and then bounces on a trailer its entire life!



How to charge your Kings AGM deep cycle battery in the boat or home


Let’s look at the two best ways to charge your battery. First up, a complete Kings solar panel kit that includes a regulator and charging cables is everything you need in one package to charge your battery. The Kings 120w folding solar blanket or 160w or 250w folding solar panels are perfect for this role.


Any of the three will plug straight in to your battery and start topping it up immediately when placed in sunlight. This is a popular way to charge your battery when camping as people often return to camp during the middle of the day when the sun is highest and the fishing worse. Giving your battery a few hours of solar charging can prolong how many usable amps are left in it by days! A good tip is to pair your Kings solar kit with a 10m extension lead with Anderson plugs. This will help move your solar panel further from the water’s edge so it doesn’t get swallowed by a rising tide!


Another way to charge your battery at camp is to pair a CTEK M100, M200 or M300 charger with a Kings 2kva or 3.5kva generator. This trick will help you pump serious juice into your battery in minutes, meaning you can fully charge your battery each day or night no matter how much you’ve drained it. The M300 can put as many as 25 amps into your battery, meaning you could fully charge a flat 98ah Kings AGM battery in just four hours!


Any of these industry-leading CTEK chargers are also ideal for rigging up to your battery once it’s home to charge and maintain it. CTEK chargers are incredibly smart and use up to 8 different charging steps to not only bring it back to full capacity quickly, but to also maintain the charge so the battery does not get damaged and you never to the boat ramp with a flat.


A handy tip is to add a CTEK Comfort Connect battery indicator to your setup to help show you the level of charge at a quick glance. This is especially handy when you’re on the water or if you’re in a boat that only has an electric motor, as you can reliably check how much charge is left so you know to leave enough to get back to the ramp!


Our top mods for your new touring Rig!

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When starting out with the touring life, it is hard to know what gear and upgrades you will and wont need when spending time on the tracks.

We love hitting the tracks, and with decades of experience we know what works and what doesn’t. So we are going to let you in on some expert tips and tricks on how to get properly setup for touring!
Roof Racks


A solid set of Steel Roof Racks are the foundation for nearly any touring setup, whether you chose a wagon or a dual cab Ute there is a set of Adventure Kings Roof Racks to suit your model of vehicle!

Available in Full length, half length, Tradie, flat racks and roof top tent styles so even if you use your vehicle for work and weekend activities there is an Adventure Kings steel roof rack to suit your overall needs!

With a steel flat rack or a roof top tent rack you can also easily fit one of the AWESOME Adventure Kings Roof Top tents in a matter of minutes, that is nearly the same amount of time it takes to set up a roof top tent.

Which brings us to our next bit of gear…..



Roof Top Tents


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There are a million options for setting up your touring campsite, and with Swags, awning tents, even fast pop up style tents on offer the Adventure Kings range of Rooftop tents easily takes the cake for fast campsite setups.

With three options on the table the Adventure Kings Kwiky pop up roof top tent is by far the fastest and easiest to setup.

Featuring spring loaded internal struts and a massive 80mm mattress the hard topped Adventure Kings Kwiky Roof top tent, has to be the fastest setup in the lineup.

for a full campsite setup in one easy to use package you cannot look past the Adventure Kings Tourer with an included annex, featuring a massive fold out roof top tent with panoramic views and an included (sealed) removable lower level, you truly get multi-story living at camp.

A little bit more detailed than the speedy setup offered by the Kwiky roof top tent, what the Adventure Kings Tourer with an included annex lacks in speed, it makes up for in comfort.

Including a plush 75mm thick 240cm x 145cm mattress, this is the largest mattress offered in the Adventure Kings Roof top Tent range!




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No matter what vehicle you choose to go touring with and where you choose to go, a set of Titan Rear Drawers offer excellent organization and a secure and stable place to lock down your gear in the rear of your vehicle.

Available in 3 main sizes;

900mm for smaller wagons like Toyota Prados and Mitsubishi Pajero’s

1070mm to suit larger wagons like Nissan Patrol and Toyota landcruiser wagons

finally the 1300mm style suitable for utes, vans and larger wagons like troopies! There is even in a single sided 900mm drawer for smaller vehicles.

Titan rear drawers are a multi fit design and can be adjusted to suit the mounting points for many different vehicles and once fitted the built in heavy duty eye loops allow you to strap down bulky cargo like swags or a campsite Generator to secure through tough tracks.

All Titan double sided drawers also include a self-latching fridge slide. This fridge slide also includes the same heavy duty tie down points as the cargo side of the Titan Rear Drawers.

This is suitable for strapping down your 12v camping fridge!

This leads us to our next bit of gear…….


Adventure Kings Fridge /Freezer

There are several sizes of Adventure Kings Fridge/Freezer starting with the Adventure Kings 60L fridge/ freezer you can keep plenty of food and drinks chilled to whatever temperature you prefer with a set and forget temperature setting, there is not a lot more to be desired.

However if you have a bigger  family or are heading out for longer a solid Adventure Kings 80L Fridge/Freezer offers an additional 20L of icy cold storage, which equates to a 30 can brick worth of volume!

Whichever Adventure Kings 12v fridge you choose, a solid high performance Dual battery system will add more usability and extend your camping range off-road.

Now go have fun!

Dual cab ute upgrades!

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If you are like over 200,000+ Aussies who bought a brand new Dual cab Ute last year, or even a used Dual cab ute, you are aware of all of the practical features offered by the manufacturers including Bluetooth, ANCAP safety ratings, traction control, climate control and all of the other features now considered standard equipment!

Sometimes these fancy factory bits and pieces just aren’t enough! If you, like us, have a taste for upgrading, modifying and enhancing your vehicle, it’s a good idea to checkout some of the epic bargains on offer from 4WD Supacentre, this gear is top shelf but you can snag yours for a bargain price!




Through summer the hours driven at night time, aren’t as high, but approaching the end of daylight savings, the daylight hours are getting shorter and the creatures that go bump in the dark are more likely to come out to say g’day through the colder darker months.

The solution to avoid collisions with the native wildlife, is aftermarket lighting!

LED Lightbars

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Over the years LED Lighting has advanced by leaps and bounds, with upgraded state of the art technology, and engineered for the harshest Aussie conditions you can encounter, the latest range of LED lightbars offered by 4WD Supacentre are seriously hard knockers!

With 2 main lines, the Illuminator MKII LED lightbars fall in the more affordable end of the spectrum whilst still being made tough enough for rough conditions!

Whilst the Domin8r series of LED Lightbar are seriously competitive with the LED Spotlights available on the market whilst offering more spread of light to light up the sides of the track, helping to avoid hitting, trackside hazards!

Whichever LED Lightbar you choose, you should also make sure you grab an LED Lightbar wiring harness for the easiest installation, simply plug and play with most makes and models, and enjoy the massive light output on offer from the aftermarket LED lighting Solutions.


Storage drawers

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Utes are famed for their practicality with large cargo area in the tray its easy to see why vehicles like the Toyota Hilux 4×4 dual cab sold more models than any other make, model or brand of any other vehicle in Australia.

However, if you need to organize your cargo space to keep your tools sorted or like to lock away all of your camping gear in the tray ready at any given moment to escape into the bush, a set of Titan rear drawers + a wing kit.

Easy to install in an afternoon, a set of Titan 1300mm Rear Drawers easily adjusts to fit many different models of vehicle, and with the custom wing kit can be custom fit into nearly any vehicle.

Built out of solid galvanized steel and with double roller bearings you can load Titan Rear Drawers right up with all of your critical gear. They also use heavy duty steel latches which can be locked, meaning sticky fingers won’t have an easy time trying to knock off your goodies!



Whilst many manufacturers offer reasonable quality roof racks, there aren’t many that can do that for under $300 bucks, whilst currently not having specific mounting brackets for current model dual cabs other than for the Toyota 79 series dual and single cabs that include rain gutters.

However, using some clever mounting ideas, you can quickly and easily, upgrade your roof top storage.

A good quality steel Roof Rack, offers the perfect place to chuck bulky gear like Maxtrax mkII recovery treads and even an Adventure Kings Awning

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Seen mounted to stacks of vehicles all over Australia, an Adventure Kings Awning offers an impressive amount of shelter and shade and can be easily mounted to your vehicles sports rails in a lazy afternoon.

All Adventure Kings Awnings come with an included mounting kit and are able to be setup for waterproof and UPF50+ shelter in just a few minutes.

An Adventure Kings Awning is the perfect accessory for any serious 4WDer camper or weekend warrior. The ability to always be able to open up an Awning wherever you are, it is ideal!

These are just a few tips and tricks for the first handful of modifications you can make to your 4WD dual cab ute, but this is just the beginning, if you are adventurous a set of RAW 2” suspension lift kit will give you more clearance when you are off the tracks, but the sky is the limit!




Get More From Your Winch

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Winch recoveries are a fact of off-road life, or so Graham tells me. Here’s some tips to get more from your winch next time you get your Patrol bogged!

First up – get the right sized winch for your vehicle. 4WD Supacentre has two 12,000lb options; the Domin8r X or the Grande MkIII. 7hp motors, 218:1 gear ratios and powerful automatic brakes mean they’ve got the power to get any 4WD out of even the stickiest boghole. And the boys at 4WD Action have proved that!

The Winch Controller

If you’re not running in cab winch controls, you’ll need to connect the winch controller cable to the box on the front of your 4WD. Once you’ve plugged it in, make sure that the controller wiring doesn’t hang loose between the control box and the inside of the vehicle. This is the easy bit, wrap the lead around the upper cross-tube of the bullbar twice. Keep the lead tight, feed it back and around the driver’s side wing mirror and wrap it twice around that too.

Now you can pass it through your open window, and there’s no way it’ll hang loose and risk getting caught by a turning wheel.


Selecting an Anchor Tree

Selecting a tree to winch off isn’t rocket surgery, but we’ve still seen trees pull out of the ground that at first inspection seemed fine. If you’re planning to anchor a 2 or 3 tonne 4WD to it and then drag that sucker out of mud up to the sills, or even just up a loose, scrabbly climb, the tree you choose needs to be at least a foot in diameter, and it’s preferable if the tree is alive as that means the roots will have spread deep and have a really strong hold.

Always, always use a tree-trunk protector, even if your winch is equipped with synthetic or dyneema winch rope, and whenever possible, keep the tree-trunk protector as close to the ground as possible.

The exception to the rule of placement of tree-trunk protector as close to the ground as possible is when you’re winching up and over a rise with synthetic dyneema winch rope. It’s great stuff and almost perfectly suited to winch recoveries, but it can easily cop abrasive damage from rocks and tree roots. In this case, it’s better to position the tree-trunk protector up the tree.

The rough equation I use for finding a suitable tree is that for every two feet up the tree the tree-trunk protector is positioned, the tree should be one foot thicker in diameter than what you’d normally consider okay to winch off.

Mobile Anchor Points

Sometimes (OK, pretty much all the time, thanks for that Murphy) there isn’t a suitable tree around. The next best option is to use one of your mates 4WDs as an anchor point. Secure the winches hook to the rated recovery point on your flash new vehicle anchor. Before winching starts I always ensure I’m in the vehicle with the engine on, the handbrake on and my foot firmly on the brake pedal. If you’re really stuck, it’s always a good option to try and secure the anchor 4WD to a nearby tree as a back-up.

Winching Sideways

Sometimes you simply can’t winch forwards – you may need to winch off to the side to pull your 4×4 up and away from this bank. Often when you drop into some deep ruts, it’s tempting to try and drive out of them, but all that does is jam your panels hard into the dirt and stuff them all.

Winching at anything up to a 45ׄ° angle is perfectly acceptable, and the Domin8r X or Grande MkIII will easily get the job done, but you’ll need to un-spool the winch cable when you’re back on flat ground and re-spool it in, because it’ll have bunched up on that side you were winching towards.

Recovery Points

The 4WD Action team have been beating this drum for a long time, but that’s because it can be literally life or death. Rated recovery points are the ONLY thing to ever connect onto on your vehicle in a recovery situation.

We still see people using tie-down points or towball’s to connect their winch hook to, and worse, people die every year because of it.

It’s easy – if it is welded to the chassis with a couple of small spot welds, it’s a tie-down point for securing the vehicle on a towtruck.

If it’s bolted to the chassis with massive fat high-tensile bolts, or it’s an eyelet on the front of a bullbar that’s one single piece with the bullbar, it’s okay to use as a recovery point. And of course, never recover off a towball, in case of failure a towball can become a cannonball! instead use a tow hitch receiver with a rated shackle

Winch Dampeners

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Always, always use a winch dampener when performing a winch recovery. Even when you follow all the right steps or not, sometimes things go wrong and something will let go during the recovery process. A winch dampener is a failsafe that prevents a failed shackle or recovery point from turning into a deadly missile aimed straight at your head. Never winch without one.

Recovery Accessories

A quality recovery kit doesn’t have to cost the earth these days, and in fact it’s almost better if they don’t. You can score a Hercules Recovery Kit from 4WD Supacentre for less than $100, which is good because recovery gear should be replaced regularly if it’s getting used and abused. Mud and grit gets into recovery straps and can weaken them to the point that they will lose strength. If your gear is starting to look faded or frayed you’re better off replacing it than having it fail next time you’re relying on it.

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Bonus Tricks

In really tricky terrain, a favourite trick I’m a big fan of is pre-spooling out your winch line and wrapping it around your bullbar or lights. What this does is save you from having to dig your way through thick and smelly mud to get to your winch when you need it the most!

And if you’re stuck in muddy ruts, don’t be afraid to grab the shovel and knock some of that central hump out of the way to help your winch get you out of the tough stuff without bending a steering arm or snapping a CV…

Why Your Diesel Needs An Additional Fuel Filter

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If you own a diesel SUV, van or 4WD, then we hope you’re sitting down right now because what we’re going to say will come as a big shock. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that there’s a risk that every single tank of fuel you put into your vehicle carries with it the risk of water contamination which can destroy an entire fuel system and even an engine in kilometers! Doesn’t matter if you only fill up from name-brand servos, or don’t go out into the bush much – every vehicle is at risk. That’s why it’s so vital that you fit a Diesel Care Fuel Filter kit to your 4WD as soon as possible.

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So where does the potential for damage come from, and why should you fit a 4WD fuel filter kit to your vehicle? The problem is two-fold. First, there is an increasing number of fuel system failures being attributed to water in diesel thanks to service station tanks around the country aging and rusting. Most of the time, the gunk in the bottom of a service station fuel tank stays down the bottom of the tank, but when the fuel truck’s there filling up, it all gets stirred up. Then you rock up to buy a tank of fuel and inadvertently grab a batch of watery diesel and 100km down the road your pride and joy shudders to a stop because you haven’t fitted an aftermarket fuel filter. Yikes!


The other problem is that modern 4WDs that run common-rail fuel systems are so much more susceptible to fuel system damage thanks to increasingly tight tolerances in the fuel system. Where the case might have been 20 years ago that your old GQ Patrol could almost swallow a tankful of watery diesel and come out the other side okay, it’s just about a death warrant now for most common-rail diesels. Then when you consider it could cost anywhere up to $10,000 to completely rebuild a fuel system including high-pressure common-rail pump and injectors, you see why fitting a 4WD secondary fuel filter is such a good idea.


So why can’t you rely on your factory fuel filter, especially if it has a warning light to tell you when it fills up with water? The problem is by the time the warning light comes on, it’s often too late. By that stage, there’s a good chance that water has already made it past your factory fuel filter. By the time you pull up on the side of the road to investigate, it may well have been too late and the damage might already be done.


Here at 4WD Supacentre we sell a wide range of Diesel Care Fuel Filter Kits for the most popular 4WDs on Aussie tracks today. What we love about the Diesel Care Fuel Filter Kits is they aren’t just a fuel filter – they’re a genuine bolt-in kit with all the bracketry and mounting hardware supplied. Diesel Care have done the hard yards to produce model-specific kits that fit into your engine bay in a way they should. All the required screw-in fuel lines are supplied as well as comprehensive fitting instructions so that any typical DIY-type vehicle owner can install one in an hour or two.


In many cases you can choose between a 30 micron pre-filter which runs before your factory fuel filter, and a 2, 3 or 5 micron post-filter which runs after your factory fuel filter. It’s your choice as to which one you run. Some prefer to fit it before the factory filter and let the 30 micron fuel filter pick up the majority of gunk to protect the factory fuel filter and extend its life. Others prefer to run a post-filter which acts like an additional safe-guard in case something gets past the factory fuel filter. Both ways are equally valid and it’s up to you as to which you feel most comfortable with.

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Wanna know the really scary part? Poor quality fuel is often attributed to outback and remote top end roadhouses but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s just as much, if not more, chance of you picking up bad quality fuel from a local no-name servo down the road from home that might sell its fuel for a couple of cents a litre cheaper. When and where bad fuel will strike is not apparent, but thankfully the answer is clear. Fit a Diesel Care Fuel Filter Kit to your 4WD for piece of mind!


5 symptoms you are ready for a camping trip away!

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Whether you are a keen camper and get itchy if you haven’t been camping in a week, or have never been camping before in your life.

These are the 5 most common symptoms that will identify, whether or not you are overdue for a camping expedition.

But if you need clarification, we recommend that you seek professional advice from a trained expert at one of the many Adventure Kings Dealers and stores around Australia.

  1. Days have started blurring into each other

If you work a 9 – 5 office job or on a jobsite, the biggest alarm bell that you might be needing a trip away is, when Monday suddenly becomes Friday and no matter what you get up too, your weekends feel too short.

For some of us here, this is a constant feeling and inescapable, but if this feeling is out of the ordinary for you then a camping trip away may just be the ticket.

The biggest warning sign that you suffer from this symptom is when you cannot distinguish which day certain conversations took place. And is made even worse if the conversation was the same day.

Stop working immediately and get out camping.

  1. Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning

From time to time, it is hard to get out of bed, an obvious indicator that you need to take a camping trip, is dreaming about your dream Adventure Kings camping gear setup, from the plush 80mm thick mattress included in an Adventure Kings ‘Kwiky’ pop up  rooftop tent, to all weather shelter offered by an Adventure Kings Awning.

Our most common reoccurring dream is to waking up in an Adventure Kings Big Daddy Double Swag happy and content only to realize it is only a dream. This is our version of a night terror, and the only way to cure this is by hitting the tracks and getting a good night’s rest in the bush!

3. You start enjoying sitting in traffic

To a normal sane person, traffic is the bane of existence, this common pastime to and from work, often starts road rage fits, pent up aggression and many other symptoms of high stress.

Those who have had too long in between camping or 4×4 trips take this time as a miniature break from the complications of every day life, and also find this time enjoyable, as driving the pride and joy even though it is on pavement feels like an escape in itself (to be fair some city roads in Australia’s major towns and cities can be in worse condition than recently graded sections of the ‘telegraph track’ in Cape York).

4. You spend every spare minute looking at online maps

If you, like us are constantly on the prowl for new and exciting, secret camping spots to seek out and head away to visit. You are more like the team at 4WD Supacentre and Adventure Kings than you probably thought.

if you were to get any pro tips from this article it is this… Upgrade your searching with a VMS Touring 700HDX GPS Navigator.

It doesn’t need constant ‘data’ access like smart phones do, and It contains Whereis on road maps, iTopo and Gregory’s off-road maps for over 3000+ maps

With its 4-hour internal battery life you can virtually explore and navigate around Australia to satisfy the hunger temporarily.

We find the ability to plan hitting tracks in the middle of nowhere is made so much easier with this handy device.

5. Constantly checking for new camping gear

This is a true sign of a camping addict, looking for the best bargains at on the best quality gear. You probably find your way onto regularly. This is where you will get the latest camping gear at a fraction of the price of many competitors. It’s hard to deny value for money when you do your research on all the best quality gear on the market. gear arcan see Adventure Kings camping gear mounted to vehicles in carparks all across Australia.

At 4WD Supacentre there are mountains of gear for unbelievable prices. With a limited budget you can get away on a weekend trips and recharge yourself ready for another week stuck at work.

Get top shelf universal campsite setup for under $600!

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There are many different ways you can setup camp but we’re going to let you in on some industry secrets to getting you the best quality campsite setup for an absolute steal!

No matter where you choose to camp the requirements are the same, you need shelter from the rain, somewhere to keep your food and drinks cool, something to cook food on and a comfortable place to sleep.




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Getting a waterproof and UPF50+ shelter over the top of your campsite is as simple as setting up an Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo. In just seconds you can have a tough shelter that offers plenty of protection from the elements, a hammertone finish offers plenty of durability, and the three position adjustable legs offer up to 2380mm of head clearance and with 3m x 3m of coverage you will have shade and protection with no modifications being required for your vehicle.

An Adventure Kings Gazebo offers easy to setup shelter whilst still being able to drive around and run errands and explore whilst still reserving your campsite, this is something you cannot do with an Adventure Kings Awning.


Keeping chilled

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The desire for nearly any camper is to have a portable and easy to use 12v fridge freezer system like the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer, when you are camping on a budget a refrigeration unit may just be out of reach.

Have no fear a good quality Ice Box can be yours for well under $200 bucks, and with good ice can chill a beer to icy cold in less than 10 minutes.

Available in 40L, 60L, 80L & 100L  you can take your pick for how much you need to keep cold, but with the ability to almost instantly chill your favorite drinks an Adventure Kings 40L Icebox is insane value.


Getting beauty sleep

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Wherever you camp there aren’t many ways to sleep in the bush that are more Australian than in a canvas swag!

Over the last few years Australians have seen the range available and have spoken their minds, and now the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Double swag is one of the most popular swags on the Australian market.

Featuring a massive 50mm thick 1550mm wide mattress that is over 2m long, this behemoth swag is also a whole 10000mm tall. Being one of the larger Swags available on the market and one of the most affordable by far.

Built out of heavy duty waterproof 400gsm rip stop poly cotton canvas fabric they certainly do not sacrifice any durability or weatherproofing and with the tough 550gsm waterproof bucket stitched PVC base this swag can cope with years of abuse on the tracks!

Campsite Flooring

There is nothing worse at camp than traipsing dirt and sand through your campsite. Heading to bed and having sand all through your bedding, so Adventure Kings has an affordable and practical solution to this with the Adventure Kings Mesh flooring available in 3m x 3m, 5m x 2.5m and also a massive 6m x 3m.

With the clever open mesh weave of the Adventure Kings Mesh Floor, Sand dirt and water fall straight through to the ground underneath, this means no more dragging sand and dirt to bed with you!

And all of this for less than a case of beer, that’s a top-level camping accessory at a mind-blowing price, you cannot beat that!




Lastly but not least, the most affordable cooking method on the Australian market, the Adventure Kings BBQ plate. Packaged in a canvas carry bag, this has to be one of the simplest method of cooking food at camp. Simply start your campfire and unfold the Adventure Kings BBQ plate, preheat your plate and cook away.

Clean up is even simpler, just scrape your scraps into the fire place let it cool down and fold it away into its canvas storage bag!

There you have it, that is how you can setup a campsite suitable for any location across Australia. You can find a Kings campsite like this on Fraser island, in the Victoria high country, at cape York the Simpson desert and even at your local national park, because an affordable campsite doesn’t have to sacrifice performance or quality.


Cleaning and Reseating a Tyre Bead Out In The Bush

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Challenging, tough 4WDing can be seriously addictive, right? There’s something that just gets under your skin about pointing your 4WD at a big hill or a monster mud hole and seeing if you and your machine has the ability to get out the other side unscathed.

If you’re into hardcore low-range 4WDing then chances are you’re well aware that dropping your tyre pressures will give you massive increases in traction. However, at lower tyre pressures you increase the risk of the tyre coming off the wheel, which is known as ‘rolling a tyre bead’. Thankfully, this doesn’t automatically mean a trip to the tyre shop, not if you know how to deal with the situation and you’re carrying the right gear. It usually doesn’t mean the tyre is damaged either. Here’s how to properly reseat a tyre back onto a wheel if it rolls off the bead while you’re out bush. The most important tool you’ll use here is your 12v portable air compressor, but there are also some specific techniques and tricks to be aware of as well.

WARNING: This is an advanced technique and there is the potential for lots to go wrong here. Safety MUST always be the number one priority. Take it slow, breathe deep and assess the situation from all angles at all times.


Technically, this process can be done with the wheel still on the vehicle but it’s way safer and easier to do off the vehicle. Undo the wheel nuts before you lift the tyre off the ground, then use your highlift jack and hi lift jack base plate to raise that corner of the vehicle. If you have a vehicle with long travel suspension like a Land Cruiser or Patrol then consider using a ratchet strap to strap the diff to the chassis before you start to raise the vehicle. This will prevent the suspension from having to bottom all the way out before the wheel comes off the ground. With the tyre off the diff, use a large rock under the diff housing to support the weight of the vehicle. Never leave the vehicle sitting purely on any type of jack, and never get under a vehicle supported by any type of jack.



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All good mechanics know that removing broken parts and refitting new ones is only half the equation. The work area has to be spotlessly clean, or the repair fails. In this case, there’s a good chance that the inside of the tyre is filled with mud, dirt or rocks. Get a bottle of water and a rag and methodically work your way around the wheel, cleaning it as much as possible. Don’t worry if dirt and debris fall into the wheel – it’s probably not enough to cause any issues, and if there really are excessive amounts, take it into the tyre shop next week and have them strip the tyre and clean the rim completely. Keep going until the inside lip of the wheel is completely clean. If the dirt is dry you’ll possibly need to use a screwdriver to scrape it out.



To reseat the bead isn’t just a case of using your 12v air compressor. The problem is the tyre needs to be forced to make hard, full contact with the wheel otherwise it’s never going to build any air pressure. To do this, grab a spare ratchet strap and run it around the circumference of the tyre, right around the tread face and back to itself. Tighten it a couple of clicks of the ratchet mechanism at a time until the tyre starts to make proper contact. If you have big off-road 4WD tyres you might still need to physically manipulate the tyre to make sure it stays in contact with the rim.



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First give the entire inside lip of the wheel a really good squirt of WD40 or similar spray. You want to make it as easy as possible for the tyre to reseat onto the wheel and the WD40 will lessen the chances of it binding as it inflates. Start the car, connect your 12v air compressor to the battery and to the tyre valve. The first bit is the trickiest – manipulating the wheel so no air comes out. As soon as the tyre ‘takes’, get well out of the way and whatever you do, keep your fingers completely away from the wheel. It’ll increase in pressure and you’ll know the job’s done when the tyre makes an audible ‘pop’ noise, it being the tyre bead completely sealing against the wheel. Refit the tyre back onto the vehicle, adjust to the appropriate pressure and you’re set!

Affordable 4WD Recovery Gear

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There aren’t many things in life that can ruin your once in a lifetime trip than getting your vehicle stuck in the middle of nowhere and not being prepared to get yourself free!


When heading off-road it is important to make sure you always carry the right equipment for getting yours and your mate’s vehicles unstuck, safe and clear of any tricky situation you may find yourself in on the tracks!


4WD Supacentre recognized the need for quality recovery equipment and has taken the guesswork out of setting up your recovery kit and has put together a range of Hercules Recovery Kits that are both extremely affordable and suitable for nearly any recovery situation.


The simplest and most essential kit on offer by 4WD Supacentre, by far is a Hercules Snatch Strap Kit. As far as recovery kits go this has to be one of the most basic and simple styles, that will get pulled out at nearly any opportunity on sandy beaches and muddy tracksides!


A Hercules Snatch Strap works like an elastic band, by stretching and snapping back yanking your vehicle free.

A friendly recovery vehicle can build tension in the Hercules Snatch Strap by driving forward with momentum, effectively yanking your vehicle free of most offroad obstacles.

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A kit like this will get most people by for years and years without drama and has to be one of the most cost-effective solutions for offroad recoveries.


The Hercules Snatch Strap Kit is a no sweat kit that bundles neatly in a zip up nylon bag to keep it tidy in the back of your 4WD!


The kit contains 2x 4.7 Ton rated recovery shackles and an 8000Kg nylon snatch strap and will recover many different vehicles out of soft sand, mud, or even out of slippery traction free sections of track.

If you are a keen 4WDer and have a solid winch fitted like the Domin8r X 12000lb winch, you will absolutely need to carry a more comprehensive recovery gear kit with you when you hit the trails.

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On its own, a winch can be next to useless and in some situations can end up being dangerous!

With any winch you need to include in your kit a strong Tree Trunk protector and a winch dampener. These two dramatically improve the safety and usability of your winch, allowing you to winch of tree’s without cutting through the bark, and killing the tree, the winch dampener offer plenty of safety and will arrest any flying components in case of critical failure of your winch hook or any other metal components.

Our Hercules Essential Recovery Kit is one-of-a-kind recovery kit and represents tremendous value for money. Including a rated Tree Trunk Protector, a Snatch block, a winch extension strap, and even an 8000kg snatch strap for simpler recoveries on the tracks.
The Hercules Essential Recovery Kit comes in a bag that holds all your gear but also doubles as a winch dampener. Offering recovery solutions for many situations the Hercules Essential Recovery Kit is many people’s go to kit for trackside recoveries!


If you are keen on hitting the toughest tracks, 4WD Supacentre have also put together the Hercules Complete Recovery Kit which just like the name suggests contains absolutely anything you could need to assist with snatching, winching, or even shoveling yourself out of trouble, this kit is a must have for any 4WD fitted with a winch and heading into the bush!


The Hercules Complete Recovery Kit includes everything from a rated snatch block pulley for double line pull winching to a winch damping blanket to improve safety in otherwise sketchy situations, a Kwiky tyre deflator for simple tyre pressure adjustments, a folding shovel, recovery gloves and so much more.


Carrying a Hercules Complete Recovery Kit means you will always have just about everything you need to recover nearly any 4WD vehicles from danger and trouble on the tracks.

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Whatever tracks you plan to hit, you never know what will hold your 4WD back, taking a well thought out Hercules recovery kit will definitely help you to turn that tough section of track into an epic tale you will tell your mates for years to come!

You can save even more whilst still being able to carry reliable and functional 4WD recovery gear.



How to gain confidence in your offroad driving abilities!

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There are many different ways to gain confidence and grow more familiar with the capabilities of your vehicles off road performance.

It comes as a HUGE surprise to many new 4 Wheel Drivers that before you take your brand new (or new to you) 4WD vehicle off-road for the first time you won’t need to make ANY modifications.

Vehicle manufacturers spend millions of dollars every year to ensure that the vehicle you have purchased will offer a comfortable blend of performance and reliability in many different conditions and will provide a fairly even compromise of offroad ability in a range of varied terrain and weather conditions depending on the model of vehicle you are looking for.


The first thing you need to do is become familiar with your vehicle. Learn where all the controls are and how to operate them. Things like engaging 4WD and how to operate low range, will mean that when the pressure is on you aren’t pulling out your user’s manual to have a look at how it works (unless you really need too!).


Start small

Just as with anything you undertake, starting small is the easiest way to learn a skill. You don’t have to enter TUFF TRUCK CHALLENGE with your 4WD to learn how to 4WD. We recommend finding a large gravel carpark and working out how to use 4WD and low range in a controlled comfortable environment.

Have a go at crawling along in 1st gear low range and letting your vehicle idle along. This is one of the most useful skills to have on tough sections of track as it prevents your wheels from spinning unnecessarily and digging you into soft terrain like sand or mud.


Air Down

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It’s easy enough to forget this all-important step, but the importance of airing down your tyre’s increases the contact area of your rubber. Making sure your tyres are let down accurately and low enough will add a surprising amount of offroad performance and grip without requiring fancy modifications such as ‘lockers’ or upgrading to more expensive offroad specific tyres.

There are many ways to let down your tyres down, and in many of our early years the solution was to use the end of your keys to drop pressures down, periodically using a conventional tyre gauge to ensure we’ve hit the desired pressures. This is time consuming, so learn from our mistakes and get yourself a dedicated and accurate Tyre deflator such as a Kwiky Tyre Deflator.

By quickly removing the core of your tyre valve in a controlled environment inside the Kwiky Tyre Deflator, you can quickly dump air pressures with the integrated release valve to gain additional tyre contact area, whilst still maintaining accurate air pressure balance between all 4 corners.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget a reliable 12v air compressor to air up your 4WD tyres! we use a Thumper max compressor for the fastest inflation


Take a lesson

There are stacks of 4WD Schools out there, taking a lesson from a trained professional can enhance your off-road driving abilities with plenty of professional tips and tricks and instantly give you confidence in the ability of your 4WD in what would seemingly look like a hairy situation to untrained eyes.

A good lesson from a reputable school or club will give you all the tools you need to get your vehicle further offroad, avoiding damage and getting stuck in easy to get out of situations.


Bring recovery gear!

No matter how far you are travelling off-road, whether it’s a quick trip or a massive expedition into the outback, it’s always a good idea to pack a reliable recovery gear kit.

Without bringing a reliable recovery kit with you, you may end up having to call for help resulting in being stranded for a long period of time. This can be embarrassing and expensive, some remote places charging 10s of thousands to recover a vehicle.

Getting yourself out of trouble can sometimes be as simple as reducing your tyre pressures a little bit more with a Kwiky Tyre Deflator.

However, in trickier situations having a fully kitted out Hercules Complete Recovery Kit you can setup full winch recoveries with a Domin8r X 12,000lb winch and even clear debris from under your vehicle making recoveries with the included Snatch Strap easier and hassle free.


Gaining confidence driving offroad doesn’t take long, simple preparation and a little bit of knowledge goes a long way. So get out there and have more fun offroad with equipment from 4WD Supacentre!

Cook up a storm with camp cooking!

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Here at 4WD Supacentre we have put together a massive range of Cooking Gear to make sure you don’t go hungry at your favourite campsite!

Everything within the range was specifically chosen to offer a campsite cooking solution to nearly everybody. With camp ovens, grills, BBQ’s and portable fireplaces, you are sure to find something to prepare your bush cuisine within the 4WD Supacentre range.
Starting with the traditional Australian made Bedourie spun steel camp oven kits.

The tough Bedourie Camp Oven, and the Aussie Camp oven were built to replace older fashioned traditional cast iron cookware that is often prone to cracking on hard impacts.

The Bedourie Camp Oven range allows you to bake, boil or fry your food over the hot coals of your fire and eat tasty and hearty meals on the tracks with very little preparation. The compact lightweight spun steel construction means that the Bedourie camp ovens are hugely crack proof and sturdy enough for years of tasty bush meals ahead of you.

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The next awesome cooking implement offered by 4WD Supacentre is the Adventure Kings BBQ Hot Plate. This is a proven favourite for Aussie campers. The Adventure Kings BBQ Hot Plate is compact with its folded size but offers maximum versatility for cooking over your campfire.

Simply gather some hot coals underneath and you are ready to cook. When you are done cooking simply scrape the scraps into the fireplace, fold up your Adventure Kings BBQ Hot Plate into the included canvas bag keeping your vehicles interior oil and ash free!
With a hotplate and grill section, there is not a single type of BBQ food you can’t cook with one of these BBQ’s!

To make camp cooking far easier than using normal cutlery, Adventure Kings have even released a quality set of steel BBQ Tools that includes a set of stainless steel tongs, a quality spatula and a scraper/brush wrapped inside an included tool wrap.

This handy bundle makes sure you have clean cooking utensils at the ready wherever and whenever you need them!
The portable gas cooking gear offered within our range, gives you the ultimate versatility to cook whatever you’d like, easily, wherever you are, even when you’re far away from home.

The compact Voyager portable BBQ is similar to other fully featured compact barbeques on the market.

Small enough to fit in a back pack, the Voyager folding BBQ is easily able to roast meats with a fully closing hood and an integrated temperature gauge and turn knob heat controllers, you can make sure your roasts are at the right temperature for the best results!

The Voyager folding BBQ is also perfect for picnics and trips to the beach, being so compact it allows you to cook up a storm no matter what you are up to!


This is a real favourite among Aussies who double up and use this BBQ at home as well as on the tracks.

In the range of gas BBQ’s on offer is also the Voyager BBQ Grill, this barbeque uses a reversible vitreous enamel cast iron hot plate with one side offering a grill and the other a standard hotplate.


This Voyager BBQ Grill packs down even smaller than the Voyager folding BBQ, and with its sturdy single stainless-steel burner, can cook up a storm no matter where you are!

Even with all of these options on the table, we still haven’t covered all the bases.


Camp cooking can take a tasty turn with a wood fired camp oven. The added flavor added by campfire smoke can really enhance your campsite cooking recipes.

This is why there is now the Adventure Kings Camp Oven/Stove, which for a fraction of the cost of competitors enclosed wood stoves.

The Adventure Kings Camp Oven/Stove has an elevated flue which reaches up to 2410mm high to direct smoke up and away from everyone at camps eyes and will also radiate heat, that is warm enough to keep the whole campsite toasty, plus with its adjustable heat settings you can bake in it and even fry on it! “

There is no denying it whatever you like to cook, wherever and however you like to cook it 4WD Supacentre is the only place you need to go to get set up with your camp Cooking equipment this camping season!


The First Timer’s Guide to Camping in 2018!

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If you’re just getting into, or just getting back into, camping, then on behalf of all of us here at 4WD Supacentre, let us extend a warm welcome! Camping’s one of the most enjoyable recreational pursuits you can ever under-take. It helps connect mates and family members together, it lowers stress levels and it opens up a whole new world of education to the little ones amongst us that they’d never get in a classroom.

Whether you’re gearing up to go camping for the first time, or you’re just stepping back into the camping world after time spent away, it’s easy to get lost in all the different options available. And we’ll put our hand up and take responsibility for that, because here at 4WD Supacentre our goal is to make camping as affordable as possible! That means we sell one of Australia’s best ranges of quality camping gear, at unbeatable prices. Here’s our list of seven of the best bits of camping gear to buy in 2018 that’ll transform your campsite like you wouldn’t believe. Forget what you used to know about camping, because this is the future and it’s here right now!


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Gone are the days of using halogen battery powered lights or even gas-powered lights around camp! These days LED camp lights rule supreme and there’s little wonder why. They’re so bright, and yet they draw such little power that you won’t risk flattening your battery by running LED camp lights for a couple of hours. At 4WD Supacentre you can buy either a four or a five bar LED camp light kit, or you can also get ahold of a 1.3m or 4m LED strip light that’s perfect for hanging off your tent or awning. We even make a beaut little 2-in-1 LED light and fan that’s battery powered and perfect for those muggy nights at camp!


One thing that puts a lot of people off camping, is not being able to shower every day. We’ve solved that problem with the introduction of our genius 12v Portable Shower Kit! This light-weight kit runs off your car or 4WD’s cigarette lighter for power, and can draw water from just about any clean source, before pumping it out of the 2m hose and the showerhead. Our favourite way of doing it to boil a billy or two of hot water, mix it with some cold water in a bucket and you’ve got a proper hot shower!


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We’ve sold tens of thousands of our legendary 4WD side awnings, and it’s little wonder why. They can be setup by one person in 60 seconds, and they’re brilliant quality too. At 4WD Supacentre, we’ve taken the concept of a 4×4 awning to the next level by developing add-ons like awning walls, mesh floors and even fully-enclosed mozzie nets and proper enclosed tents! Campers love the modular design of our awnings which lets them set up their campsite exactly how they want it.


Camping gazebos are the next big thing in the camping world, because they offer instant amounts of shelter. The Adventure Kings 4wd gazebos are available in both a 3m x 3m and 3m x 6m size, and we’ve taken the modular concept of our side awnings and applied it to our 3m x 3m too. Not only can you get a brilliant-value gazebo from 4WD Supacentre, but you can also buy side walls, mozzie nets and even fully-enclosed massive 3m x 3m tents that let you shelter the entire family!


The Adventure Kings Premium Winter/Summer sleeping bags are the king of all-weather, super-comfortable sleeping bags! If you’ve ever shivered through a freezing night in a thin, sub-standard sleeping bag, then you’ll be blown away by how good these sleeping bags are. Rated to -5°C, the best part is you don’t have to ditch them in the summer as there are 2 individual layers which can be removed to suit warmer camping weather. Plus, they zip together so you and your other half can have a snuggle on a cold night, the tough but comfy poly-cotton canvas outer and soft flannel interior mean you’ll have a cracking night’s sleeping – whatever the weather!


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Adventure Kings Steel Roof Racks are some of the toughest and best value roof rack systems available on the Australian market!


To make sure that this prestigious title isn’t taken away from us at 4WD Supacentre, we constantly make sure that all of our steel full length gutter mount roof rack designs are designed, built, and tested to (and exceed) the limits set out by the Australian Standards AS 1235-2000 (A.D.R.).


Testing to ensure this standard is met, requires machines try to twist, contort and deform a roof rack from its mounting points on a vehicle. After some rigourous torture testing our racks all passed with flying colours and earned a massive load rating, offering the ability to carry up to 500KG (check your vehicle’s load rating)you can even pack the kitchen sink (only if the other half insists!).


Not only are Adventure Kings Steel Roof Racks some of the toughest on the market, there are plenty of options on offer for whatever vehicle you drive.


We have steel roof racks that mount to single cab utes, ½ length racks, ¾ length racks, full length tradie racks,full length steel racks and more!

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Not only are our racks built strong, we build them to last.


All Adventure Kings Steel Roof Racks are powder coated with a hard wearing black corrosion resistant coating for ultimate all weather durability.


With your Adventure Kings Roof Rack you can rest assured that whatever the weather and wherever you go – rain hail or shine – you’ve got nothing to worry about!


As a bonus to add to the durability and versatility of fit with the Adventure kings range of steel Roof racks, the Adventure Kings Roof Rack range is fully compatible with all of our awning and awning accessories range, offering simple mesh bottom, and perfect crossbar locations to allow you to mount an Adventure Kings Awning easily to most roof racks in the Adventure Kings Range.

An Adventure Kings Awning also represents one of the best value vehicle mounted shelters in Australia, and in just a few minutes you can be setup and sitting back in shade and dry shelter no matter where you pull up.

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An Adventure Kings Steel Roof rack finds itself ranked as one of the best foundations for an offroad touring setup, offering the ability to mount auxillary lighting such as an Adventure Kings LED Lightbar’s or Adventure Kings LED Driving lights on the easy pre-drilled mounting holes

Nighttime off road driving is made easy!

An Adventure Kings Steel Roof Rack is the perfect mounting location for any other part of your dream campsite. If you’ve been eyeballing one of those mobile fortress Adventure Kings Roof Top Tents, we even have a solid steel adventure kings steel roof rack specially designed for that too with front cargo side rails ending in the front quarter there is no obstruction for folding out your rooftop tent!


An Adventure Kings Steel Roof Top Tent Rack is the perfect mounting location for any Adventure Kings Roof Top Tent, and offers simple installation with the included mounting hardware!

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A set of Adventure Kings steel roof racks offer some of the toughest and best bang for buck steel roof racks available on the Australian market.


There are many styles of roof rack available from within the Adventure King Steel roof rack range.


There are many styles of fitment, starting with mounts suited to vehicles fitted with rain gutters, the gutter mounts are nearly universal fit, and simply sit within the rain gutter and clamp in place with a secondary plate. The gutter mount variety is the most versatile fit as gutter grooves have been standard equipment on many vehicles for decades.

In more recent years, vehicles come fitted with roof rack specific mounts, these mounts are situated at proprietary distances and will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, these require specific mounts.

At the moment we carry full length rack mounts to suit the following vehicles:

  • Steel Roof Rack mounts suitable For 100/105 Series LandCruiser
  • Steel Roof Rack mounts suitable For Prado 120 Series
  • Steel Roof Rack mounts suitable For Prado 150 Series
  • Steel Roof Rack mounts suitable For 200 Series LandCruiser

With more mounting options you can shake a stick at, its easy to see how Adventure Kings tough as nails steel Roof racks have taken the Australian market by storm, we haven’t even mentioned the price yet.

At nearly 1/10th the price of similar roof rack systems on the Australian market the Adventure Kings Steel roof racks  are insane bang for buck, and offer plenty of value for smart shoppers looking for a sturdy and functional roof rack that looks the part, without breaking the bank.

Do yourself a favor, stop dreaming and start living right now with a solid steel torture-tested and rock solid Adventure Kings Steel Roof Rack TODAY!


Swag vs Tent vs Roof Top Tent – what should to Cape York?

Cape York’s Dry Season is almost upon us, and that means one thing – 4WDers from around the country are gearing up to make a run for the Cape’s campsites and 4WD tracks for 2018.

If your dream Cape York adventure is rolling around this year, or you’re still in your planning stages for next year or beyond, chances are you’ve wondered about the type of camping accommodation that’s best suited to the Cape. After all, aren’t there heaps of crocs up the Cape – and doesn’t that mean a swag’s a terrible idea?

The short answer is no, a swag is nowhere near a terrible idea for Cape York! However, each of the three different types of camping accommodation have their own benefits. Let’s look at swags, tents and roof top tents to help you make a decision about what’s best for you up in the Cape.


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Chucking a swag in your 4WD and heading away camping is as Aussie as it gets! What we love about a swag, be it a single swag or a double swag, is just how simple they are to setup and use. When you’re up the Cape, you’ll want to spend every spare second each afternoon swimming in beautiful freshwater swimming holes, not spending hours battling that 20 year old multi-room tent.

Yes, you do need to be croc-safe when you’re up in Cape York. Salties definitely do exist in the large saltwater rivers that scatter across the Cape York Peninsula. The general rule of thumb is to camp at least 20m away from the waterline. If you’re still a little worried about camping out of a swag in Cape York, then the Adventure Kings Sumo Stretcher Bed is perfect. In fact, we love sleeping on it in a swag wherever we are, because getting up off the ground makes a comfy swag even more comfy!


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The key to a good tent is simplicity in its setup. There’s no point spending 45 minutes every afternoon setting up a tent, especially in a place like Cape York where you’re most likely going to pull it down the next morning and move on to a new campsite. That’s why we love the concept of a 3x3m gazebo and a gazebo tent, like the Adventure Kings gear. The camping gazebo is able to be setup in less than a minute by one person, and then all you do is use the ties and velcro straps to secure the tent to the gazebo frame. What’s even better, is on those really muggy Cape York nights, the gazebo tent has beautiful big windows and doors that can open to allow a fresh breeze in. Plus, at a massive 3m x 3m and over 3320mm tall in size, you’ll never feel stuffy and suffocated!


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If there’s one type of camping accommodation we reckon is perfect for Cape York, it’s a rooftop tent. Having done the Cape multiple times in swags, tents and roof top tents, we reckon it’s a roof top tent that wins at the end of the day. You’re up off the ground, which is a bonus because even in the Dry Season the Cape can experience unexpected rain. On hot nights you’re up in the air which lets you grab any bit of cool breeze that blows through, and most importantly a roof top tent is quick to setup and packup. Plus, sometimes you’ll come across busy campsites where there’s not a whole lot of room to sprawl out. With a rooftop tent, anywhere you can fit your 4WD to park it, you can set up your roof top tent!



Camping up in Cape York is all about protection from the elements, because unless you’re up there in November, you can’t guarantee there’ll be no rain. We highly recommend at least one awning, as well as a couple of awning walls. If you’re travelling and camping with mates, then it’s a no-brainer – something like an additional 3m x 3m gazebo or even a 3m x 6m gazebo will provide you with heaps of communal under-cover living space. Add a couple of walls to the gazebo and you’ll be prepared for all eventualities, regardless of what the weather does.


Adventure Kings Gazebos – completing campsites all around OZ!

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Adventure Kings Gear shook the industry with its Supa affordable and Supa high quality vehicle mounted Awnings and Awning accessories. These Solid performing vehicle side awnings set the benchmark for waterproof, rip proof and heavy-duty shelter, perfect for the tracks and campsites all across Australia!

With rave reviews about durability and performance in nearly all weather conditions the Adventure Kings Awnings range took Australia by storm, and right now you can go to nearly any carpark across Australia and spot the famous Adventure Kings logo, touted by many to be one of the best value roll out awnings on the market!

As an extension of our best-selling awnings and awning accessories range, we’ve recently developed some of the best value portable Gazebos on the market. Utilizing a tough hammertone finish heavy-duty steel frame, covered by a durable and waterproof 420D UPF50+ tested Oxford polyester waterproof fabric and a high peaked supported roof with steep sides for rain shedding.

With plenty of research and development these are some of the toughest and easiest to use Gazebos that we’ve ever seen in Australia and thanks to 4WD Supacentre will last for years!

Due to the success and performance of the incredible value 3m x 3m Gazebo, coupled with overwhelming positive customer feedback and demand meant that naturally, Adventure Kings had to expand the range and ended up developing a bigger brother with more covered space.

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Whilst still being just as easy to set up. The result is the Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo. Some other brands often struggle to make their gazebos as durable in larger sizes, but with the Adventure Kings heavy duty steel frame, it didn’t need any modifications for strength, we’ve even tested them in 45km/h winds and had no worries at all!

The Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo is the go to for durable and easy to use shelter that is reliable in even the toughest conditions.

On top of the foundation range of the Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo and the Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo, there are plenty of recently released gazebo upgrades you can grab for less than a case of beer, including the handy 3m x 3m or 6m x 3m Mesh Flooring that allow sand and dirt to fall straight through, or an Illuminator 4 bar or 5 bar KED camp light kit for fully customized night time illumination.

And in very exciting and more recent news, the eagerly-anticipated range of Kings gazebo accessories has just launched. These are guaranteed to make your gazebo more versatile and comfortable no matter where you use it.

Whether your 6x3m gazebo is setup as a base camp for you and your friends, or your 3x3m gazebo keeps the sun, wind and rain off you at kids sport, these three newly released gazebo accessories will come in handy.

Starting off we have a waterproof 3x3m gazebo wall. This can be used to create extra privacy and protection from the wind. It’s super easy to install thanks to its stitched in Velcro straps, and will fit easily on both the 3m x 3m or 6m x 3m gazebo. Of course, we offer exceptional value combo deals with this wall to save you even more money as well.

If you’re after a fully enclosed living space for your gazebo, look no further than a Gazebo mosquito net. Mozzie-proof 150g see-through mesh is perfect to keep bugs out but let a nice breeze in. Fitted with a 400GSM bucket floor will keep your feet dry and stop insects crawling through underneath the bottom. Perfect for keeping the flies at bay during a lunchtime cookup, or great if you like sleeping in the open air on a stretcher but don’t want to be harassed by mozzies at night, the Kings gazebo mozzie net is a winner.

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The final addition to the new accessory range is the Kings gazebo tent. This high-roof, weather and waterproof addition to your 3m x 3m or 6x3m gazebo will make you the envy of the campground.

Offering superior privacy and shelter, and offering great ventilation thanks to the sturdy mozzie netting on the windows and doors, and super easy to setup – it’s no wonder this has been such a hit!

Fit snugly to your 3m x 3m gazebo or put it on one half of your 6m x 3m gazebo (and leave the other half for a mozzie net, or open living with a gazebo wall or two, there’s no better way to fit out your gazebo than with an Adventure Kings Gazebo tent.

No matter what your camping setup requires, Adventure Kings has the gear you need to get out there for less!

PRODUCT UPDATE – BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250w folding solar panel kit!

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The brand-new Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel is great for travellers looking to get the most power out of their camp set-up. This is a high output, serious panel for power-hungry campsites.

Quiet, cost-effective, and simple, the BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel is the popular Adventure Kings 160W Solar Panel’s big brother, built with the same highly efficient mono-crystalline panel design and including an efficient and smart PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) solar regulator but packing an even bigger solar power punch!

Providing a steady 10a of green solar energy, with next to no running costs, this powerful and free alternative to charging 12v deep cycle AGM batteries at camp is sure to be a hit. A BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel can bring confidence to running campsite accessories all day long and not being concerned about battery life.

The BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel has plenty of power and can run a 12V fridge, LED camp lights and charge voltage sensitive appliances like phones/laptops and much more all at the same time.


The BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel comes packaged with an included zip-up padded carry bag for protection whilst it is being transported on rough tracks and sets up easily by folding out and is easily connecting to a 12v battery with the 5m extension lead fitted with handy battery alligator clips.

Built with adjustable legs, the BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel can be angled to get the most efficient power delivery from sunlight and it can be folded away to easily fit in the back of many 4WDs vans or even inside a camper trailer.


The BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel uses energy efficient monocrystalline solar cells giving campsite 12v setups more bang for buck and better panel efficiency for the given area.


In bright and direct sunlight the Adventure Kings Solar Panel can generate as much as 22.3V. To prevent damage to lead acid and AGM batteries the panel is fitted standard with a high tech PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) weatherproof IP68 solar controller. A 12v voltage regulator is essential to drop the voltage down to a more reasonable level. A PWM solar controller not only protects batteries from overloading, it also includes short circuit protection for incorrect assembly.


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The BRAND NEW Adventure Kings 250W Solar Panel will safely charge most camping setups, automatically without requiring any user input, except for moving the mono-crystalline panel to point directly at the sun every couple of hours!


Adventure Kings rooftop tents are becoming incredibly popular these days, and the three different styles of roof top tents we sell here at 4WD Supacentre are all ridiculously good value. Whether you like the simplicity of the Weekender, the extra out-of-the-elements space of the Tourer or the clever new hardshell Kwiky rooftop tent, one of them is guaranteed to change the way you camp for the better. We’ve spent years and years, hundreds upon hundreds of collective nights, camping out of our Adventure Kings rooftop tents all in the name of field-testing them for research and development purposes.


Here’s eight things about your roof top tent that we know for a fact, that often get glossed over.

  1. YOU CAN STILL FIT THEM TO BIG 4WDS WITH MEGA LIFTS: The main concern here is the length of the ladder. Our roof top tents come with high-quality alloy ladders that will suit up to a 4inch lift on most vehicles. However, if you have a 4WD that’s bigger again, we sell a ladder extension that will suit almost any size 4WD.


  1. YOU CAN KEEP ALL YOUR SLEEPING GEAR UP IN THEM: There’s nothing worse than having to un-make your bed every morning when you pack your tent up! That’s a thing of the past with a roof top tent as they’re big enough to keep your sleeping bag and pillows stored up in them while they’re folded away. That makes setting up and packing up camp even quicker and keeps your storage space inside your vehicle free for other things.


  1. ROOFTOP TENTS ARE A GOD-SEND ON HOT NIGHTS: Sweating through a hot night’s sleep out at camp sucks, but that’s where a Adventure Kings rooftop tents comes into its own. By being up off the ground, you get away from the heat that the sun has drilled into the earth all day. You also have the ability to feel any of those beautiful night-time breezes because you’re up higher.



  1. OUR ROOFTOP TENTS ARE EVEN BETTER ON COLD NIGHTS: We’ve camped down in the High Country in minus -5°C windchill weather with snow all around, and with a good sleeping bag we were toasty inside our roof top tent! The Adventure Kings rooftop tent range is all made from beautiful thick canvas that provides excellent shelter on even the coldest night.


  1. THEY’RE BIG ENOUGH TO FIT THE WHOLE FAMILY! If you take the tin lids camping with you, you’ll love the ability to turn your Adventure Kings Tourer roof top tent into a true full-family campsite simply by attaching the fully-enclosed anexe. It zips on in less than 30 seconds, and with the corners pegged down you’ve got heaps of internal room for sleeping, or just a big private area for getting changed while standing up. Luxury!



  1. SETUP IN A MINUTE – PACK UP IN TWO: There’s nothing worse than struggling your way through setting up camp, especially when all your mates have already finished and are sitting down having a coldie around the campfire. Set up any of the Adventure Kings roof top tents in minutes thanks to their clever design. The Kwiky is the best of the lot, but even setting up the Tourer with the included annexe room takes barely more than five minutes. 
  2.  THEY ACTUALLY DON’T EFFECT FUEL ECONOMY OR VEHICLE HANDLING: We’ve heard from many people that they are avoiding a Adventure Kings rooftop tents because they’re worried it’ll make their vehicle use more fuel, or handle worse. The truth is, roof top tents do neither! Mount your Adventure Kings rooftop tents at the rear of the vehicle on a roof top tent rack and it’ll sit down nice and protected out of the wind buffer zone. And honestly – unless you drive like a wally, you won’t notice any difference to vehicle handling, either.


  1. YOU’LL NEVER LOOK BACK AFTER THE FIRST NIGHT’S CAMPING: After just one night’s camping in your Adventure Kings roof top tent, you’ll never want to go back to any other type of campsite accommodation! Between the ease of setup and pack up, how comfortable they are, and just how good a night’s sleep you get, you’ll fall in love with your rooftop tent and just want to camp out of it time and time again.

The Biggest Comfiest Swag On The Market!

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Camping weekends with your partner are the best way to create lifelong memories, and the best way to make sure these memories aren’t tarnished due a bad sleep is to get one of the biggest, comfiest swags you can buy – the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe.


If you’re in the market for a double swag, you would have seen dozens of different styles, shapes and sizes out there. Here are 5 reasons why smart shoppers are choosing the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe.


  1. It is bigger than a queen bed

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That’s right, the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag mattress is longer and wider than your queen mattress of your bed at home. An average queen size mattress is 153cm wide and 203cm long, where the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe is a massive 155cm wide and 215cm long. That means couples can stretch out just like you would at home. You can have space in the heat, and in the cold get cosy. For most couples you will even have room to put your bags of clothes at your feet and still comfortable stretch out.

The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe is one of the biggest swags you can buy, but packs up easily to fit anywhere in your car or 4WD when you’re heading to and from your destination.


  1. You have so much head room


Many other double swags will taper down at your feet, some even taper in to save on material costs! The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag is a full dome, so you get a massive 1 metre of headroom all the way from top to bottom. This means you don’t get that claustrophobic, cramped feeling you can get in other swags.  You can sit up fully and still have head room. It also means you and your partner will have enough room to get changed in privacy inside your swag.


  1. Mattress thickness

You won’t believe the difference 20mm makes to a mattress comfort. Many swags on the market at double the price of the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe only have a 50mm mattress – where the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe has a 70mm mattress. That 20mm will mean you won’t feel that one annoying rock or stick below your swag – with a thinner mattress it could keep you awake all night.

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While mattress thickness is important in a swag – the density of the foam used it just as important. The more dense the foam, the more support the mattress will give you, and the less you will feel any uneven ground below you. The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag has a high density mattress – so even if you and your partner are sleeping on it, you’ll have plenty of support, and you won’t need to setup your an absolutely perfect grass every weekend. That means you can go to more remote campsites away from the crowds, and still get a great night’s sleep!



  1. Self-standing design


Another benefit of the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag is that it’s designed to be self standing when you set it up. Many other double swags on the market have a complicated set of poles that take a long time to set up, and need to be fully pegged down or they will fall over. The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe has three poles – an arch at either end, and a centre pole that keeps the canvas taught, and helps the swag stand up without the need to be pegged down. This means it’s easier and faster to setup if you pull into camp late at night.


The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe also comes with pegs and ropes for the storm flaps at each end of the swag. Peg these out and you can keep the canvas windows open to allow air flow even if there happens to be rain or a storm come in the night.



  1. The sides can be fully open


Many double swags will open up from the top of the swag, and it’s common that the only opening is from the torso up, which restricts air flow, makes it awkward to get in and out of, and almost impossible to get changed in. The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag opens fully on both sides, which makes it really easy to get in and out of.


Each side has a canvas flap and a midge and mosquito proof mesh flap that can both be zipped closed. In warmer months – you can open up both sides so you capture any breeze that might come your way, while the midges and mozzies don’t bother you. If the wind gets up you can close one side, and if it gets a bit cool, zip up the canvas on both sides and you can be toasty warm. And because the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe has quality 400GSM canvas – it’ll breathe – meaning it won’t get stuffy inside the swag.


No matter what the weather, no matter what type of ground you’re sleeping on, and no matter if it’s you, you and your partner, or even a family of four – you’ll have the perfect night’s sleep in an Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag. It’s no wonder they are Australia’s most popular double swag, and one of the biggest and comfiest swags you can buy.


Take a look at any campsite you stay at or drive past, and you will notice the sea of Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double swags setup. The design of the swag has been made by campers, for campers, and when you compare the quality of the components used in the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe to swags that are double the price – there’s no surprise smart shoppers and bargain hunter camping couples across the country choose to shop at 4WDsupacentre.


At 4WD Supacentre, we can provide top quality products at affordable prices because we buy in huge volumes, cut out the middleman, and work on razor thin margins – and we pass all those savings onto you. High prices don’t always mean better quality.




Solar Panels Explained : TECH BREAKDOWN!

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We have all seen solar panels on products from small led torches all the way up to powering whole cities.

But what is a solar panel and how do they work?

Just like suntanning is your skin absorbing the uv rays of the sun, a solar panel or photovoltaic cell converts uv light (photons) into electricity by a clever reaction within a silicone panel.


Since it was first discovered in 1839 the photovoltaic effect has undergone dozens of massive improvements and developments to get us to the solar panels we know today. Until the 1950’s the technology wasn’t great enough to produce practical solar panels for powering things like communications satellites or spacecraft.


But changes in silicone production meant there is now a more affordable supply of high quality silicone.

Today there are a few different types of solar cell, the most affordable is polycrystalline, made up of a many smaller crystals of silicone, its appearance is flaky with blotchy or speckled blue colour, the efficiency of a polycrystalline panel is around 13% which means, 13% of the available sun’s rays hitting the panel can be converted to electricity.

The other main type of solar panel is a monocrystalline panel, these are easily identifiable by their dark and uniform blue colour. Monocrystalline panels are far more efficient and in certain conditions can be up to 30% efficiency, this means for equivalent power you don’t require as much surface area.

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ALL models within the Adventure Kings 12v solar panel range take advantage of the higher efficiency monocrystalline panel technology for additional efficiency offering more bang for buck.


Despite the added costs associated with the production of monocrystalline panels, the Adventure Kings range are some of the most affordable monocrystalline panels available on the market.

All Solar panels output raw wattage, this means without some form of regulator to even out the voltage, you may end up with damaging voltage spikes when clouds pass over that can cause irreparable damage to your expensive 12v setup.


This phenomenon occurs inside a cars alternator, the output voltage would spike higher and lower, as your vehicle’s RPM’s increase and decrease, because of this there are many different voltage regulation circuits installed even on extremely old vehicles, with modern ‘smart’ alternators becoming standard equipment on many vehicles.

So for a top quality solar panel kit, you need to integrate into your setup some method of 12v power regulation. Nearly all Adventure Kings solar panel kits include an integrated voltage regulator, and with the Adventure Kings 110W Solar panel you can choose which style of voltage regulator will suit your setup the best.

When shopping for a solar voltage regulator for your 12v setup it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the choices and options presented to you. But when considering the most common styles you are looking at either a Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) regulator or the more modern and more efficient Multi Point Power Tracking (MPPT) regulator.



Both styles of regulator are efficient and affordable and can save you a lot of heartache by preventing damage to your 12v battery bank.

The most common style of regulator found on the market is the Pulse Width Modulator (PWM), these work by pulsating the power both on and off. The pulses are adjusted in duration to modify the amperage and voltage to give optimal battery charging. These devices often also include other circuit protection features, such as load sensing and current overload protection.

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With a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) circuit, many essential requirements will be met, however, for enhanced power delivery even on overcast days, a Multi Point Power Tracking (MPPT) regulator will deliver up to 30% more power efficiency when compared to Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).

The Multi Point Power Tracking (MPPT) regulator works by sensing the voltage output from the solar panel and the voltage at the battery and calculating and adjusting the best possible output to the battery for optimum performance in any conditions.

Because of the constant voltage monitoring, Multi Point Power Tracking (MPPT) regulators offer superior performance for nearly any 12v power charging application.

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There are also dual battery DC to DC charging systems like the CTEK D250SA coupled with a CTEK Smartpass 120 have a direct solar panel input that automatically regulates the charge from the panel using an internal Multi Point Power Tracking (MPPT) regulator.


Within the massive range of 12v solar panels on offer by Adventure Kings it’s hard to look past the unbelievable value on offer. With many solar panels and solar panel kits on offer, there is power for everyone’s 12v setup whether you need 10w or 250w.

Get more power for your camping setup, with a solar panel kit from Adventure Kings solar panel setup!


How to keep safe in the Aussie sun!

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It’s an essential Australian pastime to head out and spend time in the sunshine! Whilst being one of the most favoured pastimes there are plenty of risks associated with spending time in the Australian sunshine.

According to the statistics, approximately two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer by the time they are 70. These statistics are astounding and unacceptable, so at Adventure Kings we are dedicated to changing these numbers!


Growing up in the lucky country, we have all heard Slip, slop, slap. But there is more to the story than just using a good quality sunscreen, one of the best protections from the harsh beating Australian sun is a UPF rated shelter.

UPF, SPF and UV plus all the other ratings out there seem a bit confusing but we’re going to break down what UPF means and what methods are used in testing and exactly what you’ll be protected from.


What does UPF mean?


UPF is thrown around a lot when referring to shelter and clothing. The UPF rating issued by organisations such as ARPANSA rate the fabric’s qualities of protecting you from harmful sunburn causing Ultraviolet rays, this is where the name UPF comes from, standing for Ultraviolet Protection Factor.


In Australia there are few organisations that offer a reliable UPF rating, the most important thing to look for in a ratings laboratory is NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accreditation.

How do you test for UPF ratings?


At a Nata accredited laboratory they can test a fabric according to AS 4174. To get a UPF rating, a sample of fabric (1 m x 1 m) is sent in to be tested, and bright UV lamps are shone through the fabric in a testing rig. The result is calculated by the percentage of harmful light transmission that passes through.

With a UPF rating of 15 – 20 a fabric offers what is considered to be “good” Ultraviolet protection from the sun, this rating blocks out 93.3 – 95.9% of harmful UV rays, the next tier of protection is from 25 – 35 is considered ‘very good’ and blocks out up to 97.4% of harmful rays, and then finally 40 – 50+, which is considered Excellent and protects users from up to 97.5% or more of the sun’s harmful UV rays.


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What does this information mean to you?

Knowing what factors offer the best protection and understanding that tighter knit fabrics often prevent more UV light transmission from passing through. We produced both our Adventure Kings Gazebo range and the Adventure Kings Awning range to implement some of the toughest fabrics with the tightest knit fabrics that we could offering not just a UPF50+ rating which allows less than 2.5% of harmful  rays through, but is also fully waterproof and will protect you and your family from nearly anything Australia’s harsh environment could throw at them.

Which one should I choose?

With plenty of options to choose from, you can pretty much choose anything from within the Adventure Kings range and confidently relax in the shade, with the UPF50+ rating without fear of harsh sun damage to your skin or to the younger ones!

Adventure Kings Awning Range
With a size suitable for any vehicle an Adventure Kings awning offers handy shelter no matter where you pull up. With 1.4m x 2m, 2m x 2.5m, 2.5m x 2.5m and 2m x 3m on offer, you will be sure to find an awning that will fit your vehicle.


Whatever size you choose the Adventure Kings Awnings all employ a tough a rip-resistant 280gsm fabric rated to UPF50+ (The highest rating available) to ward away the suns harsh rays, and keep your campsite dry no matter how the weather turns!


Protected by a tough 1000D waterproof PVC zip up cover, the toughest tracks won’t affect your awning when it’s not in use. Built with a hard anodized alloy frame system and heavy duty metal knuckles, an Adventure Kings Awning is sure to withstand years of use on the side of your vehicle.


Adventure Kings awnings are tough and practical, but are also cost effective enough that you’ll be proud of the price you’ll pay!

But what if you cannot get your vehicle into where your family is relaxing…… have no fear there is still a solution for you!


Adventure Kings Gazebo Range

The Adventure Kings Gazebo Range offers many of the same conveniences as an Adventure Kings Awning however the biggest difference being that an Adventure Kings Gazebo is free-standing.


Available in a standard 3m x 3m size and a massive 6m x 3m size the Adventure Kings Gazebos offer plenty of shelter for most sizes of camping or beach setups!


Built with a tough hammer-tone steel frame with a high peaked roof, the Adventure Kings gazebo range provides spacious shelter for any remote setup. Covered with 100% Waterproof heavy duty 420D Oxford PU coated polyester with a rating of  UPF50+ (The highest rating available) to protect your family and friends on the hottest, sunniest days.

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The versatility of being able to establish a base camp and even ‘reserve’ a campsite whilst you are off running errands, getting supplies or even exploring the greater area are all very appealing to many 4WDers and campers, plus the competitive cost and hard wearing are both hard to look past for nearly any campsite, market stall, or picnic setup!


Whatever setup you choose Adventure Kings has your back, and offers the best sun protection for the buck on the Aussie market!

Why you need an Adventure Kings 4WD Awning

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Just like a good old Aussie BBQ needs icy cold beers and good music, and a scorching hot summer day needs either air con or a kiddie pool to survive through, if you’ve got a 4WD, you definitely need an Adventure Kings Awning.


I’ve been road-tripping and camping around Oz for close to 30 years and heading away on 4WD trips for the last 10 of those. From my experience it has only been during the last couple of years 4WD Awnings have advanced and changed the way me and my mates head bush.


Most of us upgraded from spending the better part of an hour (and sometimes more) yelling at each other whilst trying to jerry rig tarps up with mismatched poles and half as many ropes as we need, to rolling into camp, unfolding the Adventure Kings Awnings, rolling out the Adventure Kings Swags, and sitting round the campfire with a cold beer in hand, all inside half an hour.


All the Adventure Kings awnings have anodised aluminium poles that are permanently attached to the frame, as are the guy ropes and 280gsm ripstop fabric, so you’ll never leave anything important at home again, or be searching in the dark for that last crucial bits and pieces.

The telescopic legs make it extremely easy to adjust the height of your Adventure Kings Awning in a couple of seconds, and allow you to set up your awning to be lower on one side, preventing pools of water from weighing the setup down. Gone are the days of using a broom handle to push heavy puddles off the top of your tarp.


The Adventure Kings Awnings are so easy to set up, I’ve even seen Shauno from 4WD Action set his Awning up in less than 2 minutes, while blindfolded, and he didn’t even mess it up!


The UPF50+ rated ripstop reinforced polyester makes for a great sunshade when you stop for lunch, and being so quick to set up, you won’t hesitate to roll it out as soon as possible whenever you might need it.

If you’ve got a few 4WDs in your convoy, and they’ve all got Adventure Kings Awnings, you can circle the wagons so everyone’s awnings are facing in, and combine awning shelter to have a massive shaded area big enough to easily fit a handful of families + more people!


Adventure Kings Awnings also excel whenever the weather turns bad and you need somewhere dry and sheltered to hide out from the rain.

The 280gsm ripstop polyester Adventure Kings Awning is fully waterproof – just set it up with a tilt to one corner, and the rain will run straight off, leaving you with a dry comfortable area large enough for a table and a couple of chairs or even your swag overnight.

You can add nearly double the sheltered space with an Adventure Kings Awning wall which provides plenty of sheltered storage and a great place to set up larger swags like the Adventure Kings Big Daddy whilst still keeping your usable awning space habitable, if the weather is really bad, you can even add a second or third Adventure Kings Awning wall to nearly triple your covered area.


The cast aluminium alloy knuckles found at the pivot points on an Adventure Kings awning are super tough and can survive really strong winds and heavy rains, where the lighter-weight plastic knuckles many other far more expensive brands use can fail without warning.


Available in 4 sizes; 2×2.5m, 2.5×2.5m, 2.5x3m, and the smaller 1.4x2m designed to fit over the back door of your rig, you can easily find an Adventure Kings Awning to suit your 4WD, station wagon, van or even sedans!


The versatility of sizes allows more people to get the most out of your campsite and enjoy the spending time in the Aussie elements, worry free, knowing you have shade and shelter to protect you.


Adventure Kings Awnings are supplied with everything you need to fit them to the roof-racks of your vehicle, and can be installed in under an hour with just a couple of simple tools.


So what are you waiting for? Grab an Adventure Kings 4WD Awning for your vehicles and get out camping and exploring this great country more!


Scott Osborne

4WD Action Team

Kings Portable Gazebos Are Built Tough

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Portable gazebos have long been a popular part of Aussie campsites. They can come in many shapes, sizes and build qualities. The most common sizes are 3x3m and 6x3m. Regarding build quality, many people who are after a heavy duty portable gazebo often make the mistake of buying a lightweight models that’s not much more than a sun shade. While these are definitely the cheapest models, they’re not suitable for camping scenarios where you use your portable gazebo to establish a solid base camp.
The lightweight, often flimsy sun shade shelters are best left alone if you’re after a sturdy, solid gazebo shelter that can handle wind, rain, harsh sun while protecting you and your family at Australia’s best campsites.
Kings portable gazebos aren’t built like any ordinary gazebo. They are built tough to ensure they are strong enough and provide years of service and value for money for those who use them. In the past you may have seen how portable gazebos can bend, buckle or collapse under the weight of a pool of water on the roof, or a gust of wind that whips through camp.
Like our best-selling range of Kings 4×4 side awnings with heavy duty alloy knuckles for superior strength, Kings gazebos are built extra strong to minimise the risk of them folding when the weather turns sour.
Before you purchase a gazebo, take the time to research what material the frame is made of. Because portable gazebos are self-standing, they don’t have the benefit of being anchored to your car or 4WD for added strength and support like a retractable awning does. For this reason, you simply cannot compromise on the frame construction of your portable gazebo.
Kings gazebos use reinforced heavy-duty hammertone steel frames on both the 3x3m and 6x3m models. While these aren’t as light as other frame types like aluminium, they’re much stronger and far less likely to bend or bow. After a persistent wind blowing against the wall of your gazebo for hours on end, an inferior frame will often bend in that direction and store that bend in its memory. That then makes them much harder to fold away and unpack. Kings portable gazebos won’t do this.
Run your hand over the button mechanism that is on each gazebo’s leg and is used to change the length/height of your portable gazebo. It should be solid – almost heavy to push in – rather than so lightweight that it lacks the rigidity to hold up in bad weather. Similarly, the feet of each leg need to be made of a thick material too. The Kings gazebos use wide, thick, heavy duty plastic feet that are impact resistant. These give a solid footprint for you to bang your peg through and will not bend or crack when anchored on hard ground. Because the feet of the gazebo often transfer a lot of the energy that’s built up from the wind blowing against the gazebo through to the ground, you can’t rely on thin metal or plastic strips to act as feet – they will fatigue much quicker and aren’t as likely to stand up to many years of use and abuse.
Apart from a long-lasting steel frame, the other equally important part of your portable gazebo is the material that protects you from the wind, rain and sun. Again, some cheaper models can cut corners with this essential part of your portable gazebo, while the Kings range does not.
Heavy duty 420 denier oxford weave polyester used on Kings gazebos is 100% waterproof. It is also independently tested and verified as UPF50+ rated. That’s the highest possible UV rating material like this can attain. Take a look at the detailed photos of Kings gazebos on the 4WD Supacentre website and you’ll see that all efforts to reinforce and strengthen this material have been taken as well. Look at the corner contact points where the material connects to the heavy duty steel frame. You’ll see they’ve got extra layers or material and stitching to make sure these contact or rub points don’t wear thin. Many cheaper gazebos use the same amount of material on all parts of their shelter, meaning the bits that get the most wear like the corners will develop holes quicker than the rest. When that happens, you no longer have a durable and waterproof shelter.
Before you order your portable gazebo, make sure you do your research. Gazebos need to be hard-wearing and heavy duty because their purpose is to protect you from the elements. With the Kings range you know you’re getting very tough features at incredible prices. Gazebos around the same price point (under $100 for the 3x3m model) often aren’t built as tough as a Kings unit, and those on the market with similar quality features can often cost a fair bit more.
Don’t settle for low price or high quality – with Kings, you can have both!

What to do with your Kings fridge/freezer after camping

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The Adventure Kings range of fridge/freezers are invaluable pieces of camping equipment that have completely removed the headache of finding a source of ice to keep your beers cold while on a remote bush adventure.


For such a fantastic piece of camping gear it would be a shame to leave it in storage for most of the year after you’ve had your yearly camping trip away, especially for those of us who can only manage a handful of trips each year, it’s a big investment to go relatively unused.


Thankfully your Adventure Kings fridge/freezer is extremely versatile and can easily run off both 12V and 240V power sources the added benefit to this is that it draws very little electrical current, so after your first camping trip away with your fridge you can take it right out of your 4WD or camper trailer and plug it straight in to the power point on your back patio to use as a beer fridge. It’s also very handy as an overflow for your kitchen freezer during Christmas holidays or after big grocery hauls, allowing you to set the temperature and stash your cold goods until you need them.


By keeping your Adventure Kings fridge plugged in around the home rather than buried under a mountain of camping gear in the shed it’s going to remain at a colder temperature and therefore already be prechilled, making it far more accessible, and ready to to throw back in the rear of your 4WD and head to the local cricket game or mates place for a BBQ.


Another thing you can do with your 12v camping fridge is to leave it in your 4WD full time, this option is gaining in popularity. If you have a simple dual battery 12V set up that uses an agm deep cycle battery, a DC-DC Charger or Voltage sensing Isolator and an Adventure Kings 110v permanent mounted solar panel or an Adventure Kings 120w folding solar blanket you have everything you need to keep your Adventure Kings Fridge running all day and night.


If you’re going to go down this track and use your Adventure Kings Fridge in your 4WD daily, a handy fridge slide like the Dunn and Watson slides and a Fridge cage will ensure you have easy access while keeping the unit protected from being crowded and overheated during your travels. Keeping your fridge running in your 4WD 24/7 is a great option for people who want to keep their lunch and cold refreshments on jobsites or for those that travel long distances often whilst touring.


If you have plenty of fridge space at home and need to clear even more room in the back of your 4WD between camping trips, you might intend to store your fridge away between adventures.

If this is the case, you will need to follow a few simple steps to ensure your fridge stays clean and odour free for many years of happy use to come:


Firstly, remove all the left-over contents from the fridge before storage, this saves nasty smelly surprises like rotten meat, spoiled fruit and even sour milk…. YUK!

Wash the inside of your fridge with warm soapy water, and wipe down the outside to ensure it is free of dirt and food scraps

Once empty it is a good idea to allow your Adventure Kings fridge/freezer to air dry completely with the lid open in a well-ventilated area, this will allow any condensation from the refrigeration process to dry off without getting moldy or allowing mildew to set it.

Store your Adventure Kings Camp Fridge in a cool dry space with good drainage this stops if from growing mould or getting damp, and possibly having its internal electrical components damaged with corrosion.

Do not use your Adventure Kings fridge to store utensils, plates or cooking gear in between trips this inhibits airflow and can cause rusting of the camping utensils to stain the inside of your fridge.

Another tip to get more from your fridge is to consider an Adventure Kings fridge/freezer cover , these covers are great for adding additional insulation to your fridge resulting in faster cooling, using less energy and allowing things to stay cooler longer, a cover will also protect your Adventure Kings fridge after your camping trip, preventing any dings and bangs from damaging your investment!

Enjoy more usage from your Adventure Kings portable camping fridge with these tips and pointers!

Adventure Kings Awnings – The Most Cost-effective campsite upgrade!

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There are few items that instantly upgrade and improve your campsite, like an Adventure Kings Awning. Available in 4 different sizes 1.4m x 2m, 2m x 2.5m, 2.5m x 2.5m, 2m x 3m there is a size for nearly any vehicle.

They are supa easy to install an Adventure Kings awning to your roof racks. All Adventure Kings Awnings include all of the brackets and fasteners required to install, so in a short afternoon of work and with some simple hand tools you can have one of the most versatile and practical camping shelters available on the market.

The reason an Adventure Kings Awning is so versatile is because it is sleek and low profile when it is folded away it neatly tucks inside the zip up 1000D PVC case. However, when you get to your destination, and even at completely unexpected moments, you can unfold your awning in just seconds to have a fully waterproof and UPF50+ rated shelter, perfectly safe for even the worst weather conditions.

Adventure Kings awnings are some of the best priced awnings on the market, being priced low enough that you can pick one up and usually get change from $100, there aren’t many awnings on the market that can boast this.

The quality and construction of an Adventure Kings Awning is also one of the toughest build constructions available on any 4×4 awning. Built with heavy duty metal knuckles they don’t snap or shatter like cheaper plastic knuckles found on some of even the most expensive awnings on the market.

The poles on the Adventure Kings awnings are anodised and use a tough internal adjustable twist locking mechanism to maintain the perfect amount of tension on the fully waterproof 280gsm ripstop polyester fabric which is extremely durable and integrates a very tough ripstop reinforcing.

An Adventure Kings Awning in many ways offers more than just shelter, by adding a camping awning to your setup, you create a simple foundation from which you can build and develop your campsite. By adding an Adventure Kings Awning Wall and an Adventure Kings mesh floor you can double the sheltered usable space underneath your Adventure Kings Awning.

When setting up your camping awning it is important that you affix it to the ground, the easiest way to do this is by pegging down the feet of your awning and fastening out the included guy ropes. This means even in unexpected gusts of wind you won’t lose or break your favorite new awning.

One of the more common places to setup an awning is during a beach run, when you’ve found the perfect place to pullup and enjoy the beach, there is not much better than unrolling your awning and having a break, to prevent damage to your awning on the beach Adventure Kings have even developed a handy set of Awning Sand Bags which simply fill up with beach sand and hold the legs of your awning down in case of a strong gust. These are one of the most underrated awning accessories on the market, and at less than the price of a 6 pack you’d be mad not to add some to the cart!

Along with the simpler accessories for awnings there are more elaborate setups you can establish from an awning foundation, such as an Adventure Kings Awning Mosquito Net, for keeping the blood suckers at bay, to a fully-fledged Adventure Kings Awning Tent, which provides well ventilated and fully waterproof shelter, away from the wind and rain, no matter where you are, simply slide the tent onto the sail track on the awning frame, Velcro tight the fasteners and you are good to go!

Fully enclosed with mesh windows and a PVC bucket floor the awning tent also opens on the vehicle side offering uninhibited access to bits and pieces from the cabin of your vehicle.

It’s hard to look past the absolute versatility of an Adventure Kings Awning, and without one, your camping setup leaves much to be desired. With an unbeatable price-tag, easy fitment and installation, a list of accessories that are affordable and instantly increase the quality of life at camp. There is a size to suit just about any vehicle.

There is no longer any excuses to not grab a top quality awning to mount to your vehicle today!

Do You Want LED Driving Lights Or An LED Light Bar?

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Here at 4WD Supacentre, we sell some of Australia’s best value LED light bars and LED driving lights. In fact, we were one of the first companies to genuinely bring down the price of LED light bars and LED driving lights, and now there are literally tens of thousands of 4WDs on the roads and tracks around the country running our lights! LED lighting is so affordable and it’s a brilliant way to seriously upgrade your 4×4, van or SUV. Here’s our guide to what you should know about LED driving lights and LED light bars.

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1. LED LIGHTING IS SERIOUSLY EFFICIENT: It used to be that halogen driving lights were just about the only option on the market for adding extra lighting power to the front of your vehicle. The problem is, halogen is old technology and extremely inefficient. Essentially all it is, is a way of converting raw energy into light by heating a wire element, losing a lot of power through heat loss along the way. Then High Intensity Discharge (HID) driving lights came around, and they were an improvement but were a lot more delicate and unreliable as they required a separate igniter circuit to light the HID bulb. Finally, LED hit the market and adventures, tradies and 4WDers rejoiced. Light Emitting Diodes in LED driving lights and LED light bars use a fraction of the power compared to halogen, yet produce a beautiful bright powerful light.


2. LED IS GREAT FOR PREVENTING TIRED EYES: If you do long stretches at night you’ll be aware of how much the old-school yellow light from halogen lights can cause drowsy eyes. That’s because on the colour temperature chart, yellow is warm. The whiter, almost verging on blue, light that comes from LED is much kinder on eyes as it doesn’t strain your eyes so much. That means there’s a noticeable difference between starting out the window for two hours at a time at yellow halogen light, compared to the same white light from LED driving lights or an LED light bar.

3. LED DRIVING LIGHTS COME IN TWO DIFFERENT SIZES: We sell a 7inch round LED driving light, as well as a 9inch round LED driving light. The smaller lights are best suited to cars, smaller SUVs and smaller 4WDs, while the 9inch LED driving lights are perfect where space is not a concern. We’ve seen our customers run them on everything from full-sized 4WDs, to pantec trucks, road trains and even harvesters and tractors!

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4. LED LIGHT BARS OFFER A FANTASTIC SPREAD OF LIGHT: What sets an LED light bar apart from an LED driving light is the arrangement of LEDs. Both the LED driving light and the LED light bar offer a combination of spread beams for wide light spread, and spot beams for long-distance light throw. However, where an LED light bar excels is in its ability to throw a wide spread of light out to the sides of the vehicle. That’s seriously beneficial when you’re out in open country and want to keep an eye on the edges of the road for roos.

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4: USE LED LIGHT BARS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES: LED light bars can be used for heaps of purposes. You can use the smaller ones as LED camping lights, for instance – mounting one or two of the 6inch LED light bar to the side of your roof rack and running off a separate switch. Step up to a 20” or above LED light bar and it’ll be perfect to use as a reverse light on the back of your ute.

5: THE ULTIMATE COMBO: LED DRIVING LIGHTS AND LED LIGHT BAR: So what’s the ultimate combination? In our opinion, nothing beats having both an LED light bar, and a set of LED driving lights. This way you get the best of both worlds – that long-distance penetration that you get from the LED driving lights, and the excellent spread of light from an LED light bar. And the best part is if you buy your LED driving lights or LED light bar from 4WD Supacentre, you can get both for about half the price of a single LED light bar from other manufacturers – and it’ll serve you just as well!


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Here at 4WD Supacentre, we are by far the country’s biggest seller of 4×4 Awnings. We started off selling them for 4WDs but now we’ve had customers mount them to a massive range of cars, trucks and trailers. No wonder either – our Adventure Kings awnings have to be the best value on the market right now. You can pick one up for less than $100, have it shipped straight to your front door, there’s multiple sizes available and the quality is incredible too!

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Here’s a few clever things you can do with your awning that don’t just limit its use to a campsite.


  1. RUN MULTIPLE AWNINGS: Considering the purchase price of an Adventure Kings Awning, you can afford to run two or even three for less than the price of one from our competitors. We’re big fans of running an awning down each side of the vehicle. When you’re out at camp, you can use one as a ‘living room’, somewhere sheltered to let you cook and hang out, and the one on the opposite side as a ‘bedroom’ for your tent or swag. There’s nothing like having heaps of proper shelter, and awnings are an incredibly cost-effective way to do this.


  1. RUN A REAR AWNING: Our 1.4m wide awnings are perfect for running across the rear of your roofrack. If you have a 4×4 or SUV that has a drop-down tailgate, you probably use the tailgate as a camping table for cooking or storing gear when you’re at camp. Extend your 1.4m awning out across the rear of your vehicle and all of a sudden you’ve got shelter from the sun and rain to let you cook your tucker out of the elements! No more trying to cover the snags with a bit of tin-foil when that unexpected afternoon shower rolls through.


  1. MOUNT ONE TO YOUR UTE’S HEADBOARD: If you love chucking your swag on your ute’s tray when you’re camping, then this one is for you. Mount one of the 1.4m wide awnings across the top of your ute’s headboard and you’ve got an instant roof to camp under when the weather turns a bit average. Or, if you take your pup to work with you, pull out the awning and they’ll be snoozing in the shade all day while you earn a buck. The lazy buggers.


  1. MOUNT IT TO YOUR TRAILER: Awnings don’t need to be confined to your roofracks. The mounting system on all Adventure Kings awnings uses standard-sized M6 bolts that slot into tracks on the rear of the awning’s frame. That means you have heaps of options for mounting it wherever you want, because all you have to do is get appropriately-sized M6 bolts and drill a couple of holes. If you’ve got an enclosed trailer for your landscaping business, or to haul your dirt bikes or go-carts around, this is spot on!


  1. MOUNT ONE TO THE SIDE OF THE SHED: No joke – this is a cracking idea. You’d spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on setting up an awning off the side of your shed when an Adventure Kings awning would do the same job just as well. Let’s say you’ve got a barbie around the side of the shed. Mount one of our 2.5×2.5m awnings above it, and you’ve got instant shade and shelter for those arvo icebox emptying sessions with mates. And then the best bit, is once you’re done, it folds away to next-to-nothing so you can still park a car up the side of the shed!


  1. PAIR IT UP WITH YOUR MATE’S AWNING AT CAMP: This is a beaut little setup that we love taking advantage of when we’re camping with mates. If both you and your mates have awnings, roll one out and set it up. Then, roll the other out and while you’re holding it, get your mate to move his 4×4 into position so the outer rails of the awnings meet up with each other. Peg the second awning down then use a couple of cable ties or a bit of electrical tape to secure the legs together, and you have a massive under-cover communal area to hang out!


Of course there’s a million more ways you can use your awning, but these are some of our favourites. Take your awning to the next level with awning tents, awning walls and mesh floors – all available from 4WD Supacentre and all of them the best value gear you can get right now.

SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY – You can drawer your own conclusions!  

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There once was a time where making your own set of drawers (draws) or cargo organisers for the rear of your vehicle was the most cost effective way to get your 4WD equipment and camping gear organized and secured. When compared with the expensive and often basic features of the available brands on the market, it’s no wonder so many people chose to head down this seemingly cost effective path.

With homemade drawers the ability to custom measure, design and fit your storage solutions to your vehicle seem appealing but with a project like this, with all the bells and whistles, it could potentially cost you hundreds in plywood, brackets, drawer slides, latches and fasteners, not to mention the mess and time consumed designing and building a set of drawers, the results are often not secure, and result in rattly and heavy drawers that, are for lack of better description, disappointing

4WD Supacentre took all the guesswork, cost and mess out of installing a rear drawer system into the back of your vehicle, with the reliable and sturdy Titan Rear Drawers available in a handful of different models in both single and double-sided options.


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There are 3 main sizes; 900mm, 1070mm & 1300mm the Titan rear drawer range, they even include custom built wing kits available for many models of vehicle, which infill the gap between the sides of the drawers and the interior trim of your vehicle or ute tray.

Built with a tough and corrosion resistant galvanised steel chassis with adjustable ladder rail mounting positions, you can easily fasten your rear drawers to just about any vehicle and with the tough wearing and water resistant marine grade carpet, they look the part too!

The solid Titan rear drawers slide on dozens of steel roller bearings for massive weight carrying capacity we’ve tested them with engine blocks, 2 wheelbarrow loads of pavers, and whilst loaded up even jumped on them to see how much they could take, and we’ve never had an issue.

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All Titan Drawer systems also include heavy duty key locking metal latches providing maximum security for your expensive camping gear, keeping your valuables out of sight and out of reach of sticky fingers.

One of the added benefits of installing a set of Titan Rear Drawers to your vehicle is that once it is bolted down, it then becomes an extremely stable platform for fastening all of your bulkier gear, such as swags and camping chairs fastening them down with a set of ratchet straps to the integrated spring loaded tie down points.



Once your gear is locked down the structure of your drawers holds your gear fast to the body of your car, meaning no more bouncing gear in the cab of your vehicle. And along with the organization offered by your drawers, the bulkier gear stays put and you can find it in a second!

All double Titan rear drawers include a built in heavy duty fridge slide, if you were to purchase one separately even if you were looking at a more affordable fridge slide, you’d be looking at over $100 not including installation.

The Titan rear drawer fridge slide is capable of carrying an Adventure Kings 60L Fridge/Freezer or an Adventure Kings 80L Fridge simply fasten the fridge to the integrated cargo hooks and you are good to go.

The Fridge slide operates with a simple auto locking latch you simply press the button and you can slide the fridge out for easier access. If you don’t have a fridge setup in your vehicle people have also used the integrated fridge slide as a temporary pull out work bench, perfect for cooking food or performing trackside emergency surgery on parts of your vehicle.

The included Fridge slide uses similar heavy-duty rollers found in other parts of the Titan rear drawers for smooth and trouble-free operation.

Not only are they feature packed and affordable a set of Titan rear drawers can be installed easily in an afternoon with a little help lifting it into place and a handful of bolts to fasten it down and install the drawer tops you’ll be more organized than ever, for far less than you would have thought.

To see the full range of Titan rear drawers don’t hesitate to view the range at  HERE >

Off-road, In the Shed or Around the Home – Adventure Kings Tool Sets

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If you’ve just moved out of home for the first time or if you’re not the handiest of people around the house – don’t worry, you’re not alone – you probably don’t realise it yet but an affordable yet good quality set of tools can be especially helpful around the house, particularly when prices from some other brands seem astronomically high, and the cheaper stuff just won’t do.


Everyone knows 4WD Supacentre to be the Kings of off-road fun and affordable camping gear but what probably gets missed the most is the top-quality range of hand tools available at insanely affordable budget-oriented prices.


The crown jewel in the Adventure Kings Tools range of top quality hand tools is the Adventure Kings Bush Mechanic Tool Kit. There is absolutely nothing like it on the market and for the first time ever there is a toolkit made by 4WDers for 4WDers.

The bush mechanic toolkit was designed as a heavy duty kit with many bits and pieces that can be used to get your 4WD back on the tracks to get you home, however many of the tools included in the kit are very handy for things like servicing your vehicle, eg. Oil changes, removing inspection covers, and even replacing things you broke on the track like CV joints, universal joints, and even repairing your swiveling hubs.

Rather than coming stored inside your typical hard plastic or metal case like most tool boxes do you will find that the Adventure Kings Bush Mechanic Tool Kit comes in a heavy duty carry bag meaning it’ll dampen the bouncing and sliding that many tool kits do on offroad tracks, plus it will fit even in the back of the messiest 4WD or it will neatly tuck away in the back of some Titan Rear Drawers without the dangerous and aggressive bouncing and bashing around you get with a typical hard metal toolbox.


Not just for 4WDing though, the Adventure Kings Bush Mechanic Tool Kit includes over 150 bits and pieces from Spanners to Pliers right through to a Hand Saw and Allan Keys for those pesky flat packs the missus has been begging you to put together, that always come with cheap tools that strip the heads of nuts and bolts before you even started building the bloody kit.


For the Average Joe a top-quality tool kit containing 150+ pieces might seem to be overkill and a bit daunting – that’s why you can turn to the more conventional Adventure Kings 74 Piece Toolkit. The name suggests it all, it contains 74 pieces of tough top quality Adventure Kings tools made from Chrome Vanadium steel, and other tough materials to make sure they can withstand whatever awkward and strenuous jobs you end up throwing at them (or throw them at depending how frustrated you get on a D.I.Y. project). In all seriousness, the 6x included ratcheting spanners, full tang Flat Head and Phillips Head screwdrivers (hex nut pommel for extra leverage with a spanner, full set of Allen Keys and even a Ball Peen Hammer will give you most of the essentials you need to become the ultimate home handyman.


For those smaller jobs or just a simple toolkit to chuck in the shed or near the water heater for odd jobs and to have handy for all the kids Christmas & Birthday presents that never include batteries, y you can grab an Adventure Kings 11 Piece Spanner Set, an Adventure Kings 8 Piece Ratchet Spanner Set, an Adventure Kings 26 Piece Socket Set or an Adventure Kings 11 Piece Heavy Duty Screwdriver & Pliers Kit , to fill in the blanks with all the random bits and pieces you’ve accumulated in your current toolbox over the years.

The Adventure Kings range of tools are a great option for people who want a go to tool kit for doing odd jobs and home D.I.Y. jobs, and simple maintenance on their own 4WD for a remarkably affordable price.


Check the full range out at 4WD and take your home handyman skills to new levels with all the right gear for the job.
DID YOU KNOW: Chrome Vanadium steel is an alloy comprised of iron, carbon, chromium and vanadium. The combination offers improved strength and hardness compared to normal steel as well as offering better wear and tear, scratch and corrosion resistance.


Adventure Kings Gazebo’s are now easier than ever to upgrade

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Adventure Kings Gazebos, have absolutely shattered a market filled with overpriced and inferior quality gazebo’s built tough enough to survive the gnarliest Australian weather conditions without issues. The solid steel hammertone finished frame is reinforced at its hinging points meaning it has a solid structure and foundation to support the waterproof 420D Oxford PU coated polyester high peaked roof.

Being so popular the Kings range of gazebos expanded from the traditional 3m x 3m sized Adventure Kings Gazebo and now includes a massive Adventure Kings 6m x 3m option.

This bigger version (Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo) offers stacks of shelter to suit nearly any setup from family barbeques and picnics. With the huge 2380mm head clearance, it can also easily be used as an emergency carport for the 4WD and even as a pit lane garage at the racetrack. The adjustable steel legs can be raised or lowered to suit uneven grounds, and in some setups even dropped low down for better weather proofing.

To further enhance your usability of the Adventure Kings range of gazebos, the Adventure Kings product development team has just released a massive range of Adventure Kings gazebo accessories that easily fasten with Velcro to the Adventure Kings tough steel gazebo reinforced concertina frame.

These brand new accessories offer extra dimensions of usability in nearly any situation, and mimic the form and functionality of the already successful range of Adventure Kings Awning accessories.

The quickest and most versatile accessory you can add to your Adventure Kings gazebo setup regardless of the size you have chosen is the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side wall, this will fit almost any 3m x 3m Gazebo on the market, and fastens easily using the strong sewn in hook and loop velcro tabs.

By installing an Adventure Kings gazebo side wall to your setup you can gain additional privacy from campsite neighbors, shelter from the wind and rain.

An Adventure Kings gazebo sidewall is a simple investment but will upgrade most gazebo setups in just a few seconds, made from waterproof 210D Waterproof polyester it easily provides extra protection from the elements whilst still looking neat and tidy.

Another investment you can make to instantly improve your gazebo setup is an Adventure Kings mosquito net. Fully sealed with a PVC bucket floor the Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo Mosquito Net is perfect for setups in wetland areas, where mosquitos and other insects can cause grief and irritation for little people, and is even perfect in the desert, preventing the dreaded blowy (blow flies) which like to crawl inside your ears, mouth and nostrils.

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The Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo Mosquito Net prevents all creepy crawlers from ruining your time relaxing in the shade and shelter of your Kings gazebo.

Despite the 3m x 3m size the Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo Mosquito Net fits easily on most gazebos including the larger Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo, offering half insect proof shelter and allowing space for adding a few Adventure Kings Gazebo Side walls or even the new Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent.

A perfect campsite setup the Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent is fully self-standing when fitted to an Adventure Kings gazebo, creating the perfect base camp for your weekend adventures. Built from 210D Waterproof polyester fabric, and with a waterproof 400GSM PVC bucket floor the Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent offers shelter from wind and rain and with its massive mosquito netting windows prevents insects from bothering you whilst still allowing plenty of ventilation and air flow on those steamy summer nights.

Extremely easy to setup you can add the Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent to both the 3m x 3m and the 6m x 3m Adventure Kings Gazebos completing your campsite with absolutely!

With very little effort an Adventure Kings Gazebo can be instantly converted into a versatile shelter for nearly any application. Offering excellent waterproofing on a sturdy setup it is no wonder Adventure Kings Gazebos are showing up at campsites beaches and parks in every corner of the Australian continent, representing excellent value for money, and now with a plethora of accessories to instantly improve your setup.


If you haven’t got one already an Adventure Kings Gazebo might be the next purchase to take your camping setup to the next level!

Why you need to upgrade your campsite lighting!

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Gone are the days where we needed to rely on lighting stuff on fire to see around your campsite!

The modern technology age has introduced some extremely clever, bright, compact, LED campsite lighting that are far brighter and more energy efficient than most battery powered lighting we have seen before!

Not only are they bright, but if you shop smart you can get a new LED campsite lighting setup for a massive bargain!

We are going to go over the best value, feature packed campsite lighting for your camp setup!

If you are looking at the most basic led camp lighting setup, you cannot look past an Adventure Kings Illuminator 24 LED Work Light. With a magnetic backing, and an adjustable hook for fastening or hanging, you can use this anywhere you need light around camp.
The 24 Incredibly bright LEDs offer plenty of light for smaller campsites and being pocket sized and a simple one button operation you can slip it in your pocket and take it with you inside your swag.

The Adventure Kings Illuminator 24 LED Work Light offers plenty of bang for buck costing less than a 6 pack of cheap beer, running on readily available AA batteries you can definitely keep a smaller campsite lit brightly on a budget!

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A step up from the Adventure Kings Illuminator 24 LED Work Light is the Illuminator LED Strip Light range. There are 2 Illuminator LED Strip Lights on offer, Adventure Kings Illuminator 1.3m MAX LED Strip Light and the Adventure Kings Illuminator 4m MAX LED Strip Light, both of these lights are versatile and flexible, allowing you to tailor your lighting to suit your campsite.

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Both systems run off your vehicles 12v battery and offer extremely energy efficient led campsite lighting that is adjustable with an included dimmer switch.

The benefits of a smaller Adventure Kings Illuminator 1.3m MAX LED Strip Light are its ability to fasten easily to nearly any campsite setup. The Adventure Kings Illuminator 1.3m MAX LED Strip Light is covered by a water-resistant cover and Velcro fasteners on the rear, it easily fastens to awning crossbars, or the top extension pole on a Big Daddy Swag also having the versatility to hang from either end with its quick connect clips. An Adventure Kings Illuminator 1.3m MAX LED Strip Light is suitable for nearly any campsite and will instantly improve the way your campsite is lit.

The longer spool offered by the Adventure Kings Illuminator 4m MAX LED Strip Light allows you to run 240 bright white LED’s around the perimeter of your campsite. Or if you only want a smaller amount of light you can leave them spooled up for convenience. They offer the same versatility found in the smaller 1.3m Illuminator Max LED Strip light, but without the waterproof casing.

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Every camp lighting setup until this point has been pretty straight forward, but now we are going to run over why an Adventure Kings Illuminator 4 Bar Camp Light Kit is absolutely the first step in the right direction with regards to camp lighting setups.

The Adventure Kings Illuminator 4 Bar Camp Light Kit includes just about everything you need to start your custom camp lighting setup. With 4x Bright white 500mm LED bars, a power saving dimmer switch and 7.5m worth of extension power leads with waterproof connections.

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The Adventure Kings Illuminator 4 Bar Camp Light Kit answered the call for efficient and powerful campsite lighting that is versatile enough for any setup.

To further enhance the options on the table an Adventure Kings Complete 5 Bar Camp Light Kit is an upgraded and more organized version of the Adventure Kings Illuminator 4 Bar Camp Light Kit.

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Offering 5 of the same ultra-bright white 500mm LED bars for even more options for camp lighting and with 5 separate dimmers and 3 different splitters you can completely customize your campsite lighting setup. Completely switching off some areas of your campsite, and dimming others whilst you aren’t needing the full “stadium lighting” experience.


The benefits to this versatile Adventure Kings Complete 5 Bar Camp Light Kit is being able to put the kids to bed. Whilst still staying up in a different area of the campsite. With an additional 11.5m of extension cables you can offer lighting for even the largest campsite setups!


There is no more stumbling around in the dark, thanks to the hard work done, putting together the comprehensive range of campsite LED lighting offered by the team at 4WD Supacentre.

Fridges vs Icebox’s: a buyer’s guide for getting better bang for buck!

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When upgrading your camping setup with a Fridge or a cooler, the question begs ‘how far do you need to go to make sure the food is fresh and the beers are cold, whilst saving money and getting the best bang for your buck?’

The choice isn’t as simple as a portable camping fridge or an icebox, factors like price range, how much you intend to bring, what needs to be kept cold, how available ice is, how regularly you go traveling and camping have a massive impact on which option you should choose.

So we are going to break down the factors between deciding whether you need a 12v fridge, or an icebox for your camping setup, to help you make up your mind on which solution is best for you!


Trip style

The first step to making your decision, is working out exactly what you need to keep cool, and where you are going to be heading too!

If you are planning on quick weekends away, with next to no additional gear, there is certainly nothing wrong with a good quality icebox.

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If used correctly a quality Icebox you can keep your ice for over a week, but if you plan on grabbing refreshments all weekend then the superior insulation offered compared to some lesser quality icebox’s (available in big departments stores) will have more trouble trapping in the cold air, and after a few days you’ll have to replace your ice with a new bag or 2. It can take a conscious effort to get the best performance out of your icebox often yielding a rewarding result for the effort.

A powerful solution to replacing ice every few days particularly on longer trips away is a reliable 12v fridge like the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge Freezer with set it and forget it temperature settings and an internal compressor system a 12v fridge/freezer allows you to simply plug and play. This means your contents stay colder for longer with no more bags of ice.Tthis means having a 12v fridge/freezer allows you to travel for longer times, further from civilization and you won’t have to go fishing for your food and drinks inside the icy cold soup in the bottom of an ice box once your ice has melted.

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Once a portable fridge/freezer is cold it uses very little power, however if you are staying at camp for a while you may need an auxiliary power source like a dual battery and solar panel. A dual battery system and a 160w solar panel or 120W solar blanket, are the perfect power solution for longer camp setups and will keep your fridge running flawlessly no matter how long you are on the road or staying at your favorite campsite.

With all the benefits of both setups the obvious question springs to mind. What are they worth, this deserves a more complicated answer than just reading off the price tags.

In the Adventure Kings range, there are a few sizes of icebox, the 40L, 60L, 80L & 100L. Bang for buck these are one of the most affordable ways to keep your food and drinks cold and if used correctly and maintained will last you nearly a lifetime!


As an alternative the 2 sizes of 12v fridge in the range of Adventure Kings Fridge Freezers, offer you the versatility to travel further with less reliance on local amenities.

This independence easily opens up trips into the outback, and across deserts, and up into remote areas like South West Tasmania and the far reaches of Cape York, without needing to worry about if the milk is going to go sour.

The cost of 12v fridge/freezers is becoming more and more affordable, and with the Adventure Kings 60L Fridge freezer being priced somewhere in the realm of 1/3 the cost of similar products from competitors, makes this car fridge an extremely cost-effective solution to keeping food and drinks cold, that is all readily available at an extremely affordable price.

There are many other factors that play into why you would purchase a 12v fridge/freezer over an Adventure Kings Icebox or vice versa, but your final decision will reward you with an excellent value way to keep your food and drinks, fresh and chilled and at the ready, wherever you are and whatever you do on the weekends!


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4WD Supacentre are committed to bringing everyday Aussie 4WDers top quality 4WD and camping gear you need without breaking the bank!

The Adventure Kings Gazebo range offers plenty of shade and all-weather protection and sets up anyway you want anywhere you want.

Both models offer a massive 2.4 metre head height clearance. This high clearance means you can easily fit any 4WD underneath. This massive clearance is perfect for emergency track-side repairs in any weather conditions.

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With adjustable legs on the Adventure Kings gear, can also be adjusted to 3 different heights to suit your setup.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo range is available in 3m x 3m and 6m x 3m for whatever size you need shelter for.

The larger Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo is just as durable and is perfect for larger families, market stalls and even as a temporary carport for your vehicle.

The smaller Adventure Kings 3m x 3m Gazebo is more compact and ideal for smaller campsite setups, its smaller size is more portable and easier to carry in smaller cars.

The Adventure Kings Gazebos packs down to just 1.6 metres long and less than 30cm wide. The compact size of the Adventure Kings Gazebo is made easily packable into your 4WD or on top of your Adventure Kings Steel Roof Rack.

Waterproof and super tough the canopy of the Adventure Kings Gazebo range is made from a tough and durable 420 Denier oxford weave polyester roof with a waterproof polyurethane coating for additional weather proofing and hammer tone steel frame and legs, to allow for long term durability in many environments.

Fully tested for UV radiation protection and rated with UPF50+ (the highest rating possible) and to make sure even on the sunniest days that you and your family are protected from the harshest Australian conditions you may find yourself in.

The Adventure Kings Gazebos are one of the toughest we’ve found on the market and we have even tested them in high wind speeds up to 45km/h without any problems, requiring only to be pegged out for extra security, the Adventure Kings gazebo range have outlasted many other competitors awnings, in howling wind.

To set up an Adventure Kings Gazebo simply unzip the 210D Oxford Weave carry bag and expand the corners of the Adventure Kings Gazebo to the full size, the structure of the gazebo automatically opens itself via the strong reinforced hinges.

There are many new Adventure Kings accessories on the market perfectly suited to the Adventure Kings Gazebo range, all released with the intention of increasing the versatility of the Adventure Kings Gazebo range.

One of the most versatile accessories for the Adventure Kings awnings has been the Adventure Kings Awning Wall, naturally this accessory was adapted and upgraded to suit the Adventure Kings Gazebo, to produce the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side wall.

With similar versatility to the Adventure Kings Awning wall, the Gazebo side wall can be used on all 4 sides of the gazebo and even added to an Adventure Kings 6m x 3m Gazebo, for additional shelter from the wind and rain.

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Additionally in the Adventure Kings gazebo accessories range is the gazebo mosquito net sized at 3m x 3m it can also be fitted to the 3m x 3m and the 6m x 3m. The Gazebo mosquito net, is made from a mosquito proof 150g see-through mesh and a heavy duty waterproof 400GSM bucket floor. In a few short minutes you can turn your gazebo into a bug-free zone.

Finally, the last Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent, made from tough waterproof 210D waterproof polyester, and sharing mosquito netting on all doors & windows lets the breeze through and keep the bugs out. Easily fitted to either the 6m x 3m and 3m x 3m adventure Kings gazebo using the stitched in Velcro fasteners, you can turn an instant shelter into an instant enclosed space, perfect for privacy and, extra shelter for getting out of the rain and wind.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo range has you and your campsite covered all year long in rain wind and sunshine, so make sure you get the best campsite foundation with an Adventure Kings Gazebo

To find out more about the range of Adventure Kings Gazebo’s and accessories head over to


Why You Need A Roof Top Tent Rack.

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Modern roof top tents like the styles found in the Adventure Kings roof top tent range have revolutionized the way many people camp. By allowing speedy setups, comfortable usable space, and just as speedy pack ups.

Roof top tents can be mounted in many ways to a variety of vehicles. The main method of attaching a roof top tent is via a strong stable and sturdy set of roof racks.

Some people choose to fasten their roof top tent to Utes, in over tray setups, and some even attach their tent to the tops of a trailers, however you will need to factor in more than just a place to fasten the roof top tent mounting bolts.

A Kings roof top tent rack allows the whole base of the roof top tent to stay supported. This benefits you for several reasons, firstly at highway speeds, many custom or homemade mounts don’t have the same mounting strength.

By fitting an Adventure Kings Steel Roof Top Tent Rack, you can rest assured that the 6 included heavy duty mounting brackets will retain the whole steel roof rack and rooftop tent, and ensure it is all solidly fastened to the roof of your vehicle.

The steel roof top tent racks are over engineered out of steel and include a grid mesh base to support the whole base of the roof top tent. The Kings Steel roof top tent racks also utilise a small section of side rail that wraps around the front perimeter of the rack, this allows a small amount of cargo to still be carried on the roof top tent rack.

Adventure Kings steel roof top tent racks tested to carry over 500KG when mounted according to recommendations and are coated with a black powder coating for ultimate rust resistance. So even when you don’t have your tent mounted you have plenty of additional cargo capacity. The steel mesh is ideal as a tie down point, but there are also additional tie down points located on the perimeter tube.

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A steel roof top tent rack is also perfect for mounting camping and driving accessories like LED lightbars, and LED work lights, as well as being the perfect mounting location to locate your Adventure Kings camping awning. As with any of the steel roof racks in the Adventure Kings range, it becomes a solid foundation for your whole campsite and allows you to get your campsite setup ON TOP!


Available in models to fit;

– Toyota 100/105 Series LandCruiser

– Toyota 120 Series Prado

– Toyota 150 Series Prado

– Toyota 200 Series LandCruiser

– Universal gutter mount

The universal gutter mount style is designed to fit many different models of van, and older 4WD that utilise a built-in rain gutter that run the perimeter of the roof of your vehicle. The Universal mount simply clamps to this gutter and with 6 separate mounts, wont budge!


If your vehicle isn’t listed, you aren’t out of luck yet!

With a little ingenuity and some cheap fasteners, you can easily fasten an Adventure Kings roof top tent rack to a vehicle that is not listed, and that does not have rain channels around the perimeter or specific mounts made for it.

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To fasten a Roof top tent rack to an unlisted vehicle, you will need somewhere to mount it too. If your vehicle comes standard with front to rear sports rails you have an easy advantage over vehicles that do not, with some simple rated U-bolts. You can fasten the rails running the length of your vehicle to the sports rails in accordance with local state regulations.

To fasten a roof rack using U bolts you will need to check your vehicles roof rail load carrying capacity, to make sure you do not exceed manufacturer recommendations. This will also allow you to gain the full functionality of a steel roof top tent rack.

If you are unlucky enough to not have a vehicle that is not listed, and you don’t have factory sports rails, you can also mount a Kings steel roof rack using the same U-bolt system and some standard roof rack cross bars, unfortunately this is a more expensive option but it is still very effective at mounting your steel roof top tent rack.

Without needing to make any serious or expensive modifications to your vehicle you can fit up a Roof top tent rack and add a roof top tent to turn any vehicle into a comfortable and handy camper setup capable of long trips away!


Get setup for outback touring!

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There is nothing better than resetting your mind and your body clock by journeying through the vast Australian outback. This is the great Australian dream and journeys through our red center are undertaken daily by thousands of adventurers and grey nomads who tour around this massive sunburnt country.

There is no time like the present to get your vehicle ready for the journey of your dreams, we’re going to give you some pro tips on making sure your rig can handle everything that the long expanses of outback tracks can throw at you!


New shoes!
Your tyres are your 4WD’s point of contact with whatever surfaces you are driving over. With inadequate tread or worn out tyres you face many hazards on the tracks, like punctures and loss of control at higher speeds.

A good set of tyres will make sure you have excellent control of your vehicle, and with the massive miles usually undertaken getting in and out of remote areas. Your piece of mind is worth it!

Simply set your new tyres to the appropriate pressure with your Kwiky Tyre Deflator or Thumper MKII air compressor and go!




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With long distance desert touring, you never know what terrains you’ll encounter, you can prepare for washboard roads, and soft sand, but are you ready for washouts and even muddy clay pans, and vast stretches of open highway. Desert roads are often graded red bull dust but can have many unsuspecting hazards and ruts that you are un-aware of. So a solid suspension upgrade will make sure your rubber almost always stays in contact with the road and you have maximum grip and control no matter what terrain comes your way.

Raw Suspension, put together many kits for dozens of vehicles, and a suspension lift kit will enhance your road feel and eliminate any sag caused by heavier upgrades. The added benefit to good suspension is you can have slightly enhanced fuel range, due to better handling and less tyre spinning.

These are all good reasons to asses your suspension and make sure it is up to the job of hitting long and unpredictable tracks

When packing your vehicle to hit the desert tracks, don’t forget to pack your gear neatly, and if your vehicle is fitted with them, use the fastening points included from factory to secure your bulky gear down, and prevent it from bouncing around the cab!

There are many storage solutions in the offroad market, ranging from plastic crates from the hardware store, all the way to car seat organisers that include pockets for nearly everything. But hands down, one of the best modifications you can make to your rear cargo area is a set of Titan rear drawers built from solid galvanised steel and fitted with double roller bearings. A set of Titan rear drawers come standard with heavy duty tie downs on top and solid metal self-latching handles. Meaning no matter what you pack your gear will stay put.

If you plan on running a 12v fridge, you can even fasten it to your Titan rear drawer’s built in fridge slide for easier access on the side of the tracks!

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Driving Lights

You may plan to never drive at night time, but with long distances between stops, sometimes delays can catch you out. Its times like this that make a quality set of driving lights essential!

Whether you choose something like a spotlight or even some of the more modern LED Lightbars, any additional light is a godsend when you are an hour or two from your next destination and the sun has set. With all the desert wildlife, Roo’s in particular like to graze on the roadside grasses, and have been known to sit in mobs of 100 or more, meaning your vehicles radiator, headlights and potentially windshield stand no chance.

A good set of driving lights, like the Kings illuminator 9” Spotties can throw usable light over 500m down the track, that is nearly double a standard high beam fitted to many modern cars!
The advantage is obvious and the ability to spot hazards well in advance, will pay itself off the first time you use them!

A good set of spotties is worth more to many people than a heavy cumbersome steel bulbar!


We cannot think of anything more gut wrenching that taking a wrong turn on an unmarked dirt road with limited fuel and supplies and travelling hours through nearly featureless terrain to find you are heading in the wrong direction.

This is where it is essential to carry with you an accurate and fully functional GPS navigator with on and offroad tracks. The VMS Touring 700HDX is one of the best tools for this job and includes over 3000+ Maps pre-loaded on a massive 32GB VMS SD Card!

The VMS has a Massive 7” high definition backlit touch screen and can even be hooked up to a VMS Reversing Camera for safer visibility when reversing a must for any parents or grandparents looking to take their kids camping with them!


If you are travelling through the outback, there is one resource that is greatly under estimated. A Solid UHF to communicate with, many people skimp out and buy cheaper hand-held units for their ease of use and lack of installation effort to get them going on the tracks.

However, a vehicle mounted unit like the Oricom UHF380PK 5W system offers a far superior range, with its included 6dB vehicle mounted antenna it can offer between 15km – 20km in ideal conditions, some people even report more. Considering the massive desert distances, this range doesn’t seem like much, but it could easily get you in touch with other travelers or a nearby farmhouse in case of emergency and get you out of a sticky situation!



With roadhouses being nearly as far few and between as townships, you’d be wise to bring your own accommodation. Desert touring accommodation can vary from a setup that is as simple as a swag or something more elaborate like a Roof top tent.

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For longer trips its definitely a wise idea to splurge a little and get your hands on a roof top tent, offering massive upgrades in comfort and getting you up off the desert floor, you wont have to worry about snakes and spiders in the remote desert campsites.

A good quality swag does still offer one of the best ways to watch the night sky as you fall asleep, and if you have read anything about the desert, the night sky is something to look forward to.

Get out there and see more, with a properly setup campsite and gear from 4WD Supacentre!

Camping gear for backyard campouts!  

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There is nothing more fun than sharing a backyard camp out with the young ones.


New experiences, in a safe environment can help to form your kids into young adventurers ready to hit the tracks and venture into new campsites with their parents when they get a bit older.

Adventure Kings produce some of the best value camping gear on the market and with a small budget you can afford even a more complex camping setup and have an excellent time with the little ones in your own backyard.

The simplest camping setup is as basic as a Kings Big Daddy Double Swag or a Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag.

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Both of these swags are solidly built out of 400gsm ripstop canvas, with double stitched seams its perfect for even the roughest play, and offers plenty of protection from the elements, with a heavy duty PVC bucket floor there is massive waterproof protection from water soaking through the bottom, the only difference between the two is the included mattress.

The Big Daddy includes a 50mm Mattress which is perfect for the young ones, and the Big Daddy Deluxe includes a massive 70mm thick mattress perfect for you to join in with your own backyard swag!

The Big daddy double swags are also absolutely HUGE, that’s where they get their name from and for its size can even fit a regular Queen-sized mattress from your bed at home inside with no worries.

Measuring 1550mm wide by 2150mm long and 1000mm tall you can even bunk several younger children (shorter than 1.5m tall) whilst lying perpendicular to the normal direction, This makes it perfect for watching movies together or having their friends over for a sleep over!

As an additional benefit, you can even use your double swag as a guest bed when people come and visit (you don’t have make grandma sleep outside).

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There are a few handy things you can add to add to your camping setup to make the experience more authentic.

It doesn’t make sense to start a campfire on your lawn. But if you wanted to bring the excitement of a campfire to your backyard camping experience, its impossible to look past the value of the Adventure Kings Camp Oven/Stove. It is a simple portable and lightweight campfire oven which will allow you to keep warm in cooler months.

This compact woodfire oven burns normal firewood in a self-contained oven chamber, offering a safer fire and with the chimney able to reach a massive height of 2.41m and with adjustable flue for varying the temperature you can make sure the smoke stays up and away from the little ones eyes.


The campfire oven folds small and contains all the ash waste inside. This prevents scorching and killing your grass and is perfect for an easy cleanup later on!

The campfire oven can even be used to cook dinner on with the help of a Bedourie camp oven, a fun first recipe to cook with young ones is damper, there is an easy to follow recipe with simple ingredients in another blog entry that will result in a very tasty loaf of one of the outback Australian swagmans most traditional foods – sure to get a smile or two!


No matter what the weather you can organise your whole camping setup underneath an all weather Camping gazebo, designed for harsh conditions they are useful for more than just backyard camping.

A portable gazebo also opens up the opportunity to have sun protection and an absolutely waterproof shelter over the top of your BBQ’s, Picnics, and even at the beach for absolute sun protection.

The Kings camping gazebo uses a hammertone steel frame to hold up the UPF50+ rated canopy, designed with a high peak roof, even the heaviest rain won’t pool and sag the fabric.


You can setup this shade in just minutes and it will offer stacks of protection for you and the family.

Even whilst operating on a budget, you can still make sure that all the young ones have an excellent first camping experience right in your own backyard.

Take advantage of Adventure Kings affordable but high quality camping gear and organize a weekend camp out for your family TODAY!

Choosing The Right Roof Rack For Your 4×4

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Here at 4WD Supacentre we sell a huge variety of roofracks to suit many different 4WDs, SUVs and vans and heaps of different purposes too. We’re convinced that they’re Australia’s best-value roof racks because they combined incredible quality with unbeatable prices. If you’re in the market for your first or your next roof rack, you might be umming and ahhing over which one would suit you best. Here’s our expert guide to roof racks to help you decide.


FULL LENGTH STEEL ROOF RACK: This is by far and away our most popular roof rack sold. What sets this apart from the other options is the fact it runs the full length of the roof from front to rear, giving you incredible amounts of storage space for your swags, gazebo, chairs and other larger camping gear. It also has a full-length wrap-around upper rail that lets you firmly secure items like jerry cans and gas bottles in place. If you’ve got a wagon like a Nissan Patrol, Toyota LandCruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero, this is a sensational option for a roof rack purely because of how much it will let you carry!

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STEEL ROOFTOP TENT RACK: This one is fairly self-explanatory. If you want to run a rooftop tent then it’s a rooftop tent rack that you want. It provides a large flat surface at the rear of the roof rack that means you can bolt your roof top tent straight to the roof rack. What’s brilliant about this design is it still provides you with a surprising amount of storage space at the front of the roof top tent, which will let you carry gas bottles, jerry cans and camp chairs at the same time. Note, if you want to run a Kings Kwiky Pop Up Roof Top Tent, you’ll need a flat rack, not a roof rack, as this tent runs the full length of the rack and will not fit with the front rails of the roof top tent rack on.

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STEEL TRADIE RACK: Not just for the tradies amongst us! Steel Tradie Racks get their name from the fact that they were originally designed for tradies to help make loading and unloading the roof rack easier. They’re also perfect for carrying long lengths of timber or PVC pipe because the front and the rear sections of the rack don’t have rails. There are still full-length solid rails down each side for securing loads. A Tradie roof rack is great for camping purposes too, especially for lifted 4WDs, as it makes loading and unloading the roofrack at home in the driveway or at camp a little easier too.

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STEEL FLAT ROOF RACK: Steel flat racks are gaining popularity in a huge way, and they’re often one of the first style of roofracks in any of our shipments to sell out of stock! Plenty of campers and 4WDers love them because of their sleek, low-profile design which looks great but is also very practical for still allowing access to underground carparks, garages and carports. In fact, on many full-sized 4WDs like the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol, adding a steel flat rack will still keep the overall height lower than 2.1m which is one of the most common underground car park access heights. That means you can have all the storage space you need, without compromising where you can take your vehicle at home or around town.

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SINGLE-CAB, ½ LENGTH AND ¾ LENGTH ROOF RACKS: Not every needs a full-sized roofrack, or can fit one. If you have a single-cab, extra-cab or dual-cab ute then we carry a wide range of roof racks that will suit just about any length of vehicle. Utes are great for storing heaps of gear, until you realise that it’s actually very easy to fill your ute tub with a couple of swags and a portable camping fridge! Add a single-cab, ½ length or ¾ length roof rack and instantly give your workhorse a massive boost in terms of storage.


WHAT TO STORE ON YOUR ROOFRACK: In general, large bulky gear is best suited to being stored up on your roofrack. That means swags, camping gazebos and camp chairs are perfect! On the other hand, certain items must by law be stored external to the vehicle for safety reasons. These include jerry cans and gas bottles. You could spend upwards of $2000 having a custom swing-away mount made for the rear of your 4WD or SUV, or you could spent not much more than 1/10th of the price and get yourself a steel roof rack to store it all safely and legally. It’s a no-brainer, we reckon!

10 Tips to keep your Portable Ice Box cold while camping

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There’s nothing better than cracking a cold beer around the campfire with your mates after a day out on the tracks, and nothing worse than finding out your beers are actually warm when you take that first sip.

When you’re camping it can be a struggle to keep your food and drinks cold, but if you follow some of these neat tricks we’ve picked up over the last couple of decades, your Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box will keep your beers cold and your food fresh all weekend, and then some!


A portable ice box is a great option if you’re on a short trip or you’ve got a limited budget – you can pick one up for under $200 from 4WD Supacentre. They’re filled with high-density CFC-free polyurethane insulation for excellent insulation & broad walls for added durability, as well as having thick EVA seals that prevent cold air from escaping, to keep your food and drinks ice cold for longer!


1 – Get the right size esky for your needs

Make sure you get a portable icebox that is big enough to fit everything you need for your trip, wether it’s a day, a weekend, or a fortnight.

Obviously, if you’re packing the wife and tinlids as well, you’ll need a bigger portable icebox than if you’re heading away by yourself. But by the same token, a bigger esky can fit more cold ones. I like to use a 60L one, as I find it gives me space for a weekend’s worth of food for 2 people, and quite a few cans hidden down the bottom.


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2 – Pre chill your portable icebox

Cool down your esky or icebox the night before you pack it for the trip, and get that CFC-free polyurethane insulation really working to your advantage if you’re using a Kings icebox.


You can easily do this by chucking in a few ice bricks or frozen drink bottles before you go to bed, and then shutting the lid. Your drinks and food will then be going into a cold environment, and will then stay cold longer. It works even better if you put all your drinks in the fridge at home to pre-chill as well.



3 – Solid Ice Bricks

Bags of party ice are deadset the worst option for keeping your esky or icebox cold. The smaller bits of ice are full of air, which means there isn’t much solid ice, so it melts quickly leaving you with an Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box full of cold water and soggy food sloshing around the back of your 4WD. And the servo will charge you nearly $5 a bag nowadays for the privilege. A much better option is to fill a few ice cream containers or 2L juice bottles about 3/4 full with water a few days earlier and leave them in the freezer at home. These will take a couple of days or longer to defrost.


4 – Add some salt to your ice

Adding salt to these home-made ice-bricks will actually lower the freezing temperature of the water, meaning it’ll be even colder. Seawater works even better due to the higher salt concentration. Colder ice means a colder portable icebox.


5 – Frozen meals

If you’re one of those people who are really prepared, you can make up a few meals for your trip, pack them into some takeaway containers and then freeze them as well! These give you the double bonus of helping keep your Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box cool, while also providing a quick and easy dinner at the end of the day


6 – Beers down the bottom

I always pack my cold beers first for 2 reasons – 1, so I don’t forget them (that’s my worst nightmare) and 2 – they create a platform for you to stack other food on top of.


Plus, when the ice melts, it’ll help keep the beers cold, and the beers will keep your food out of the cold water and stop that open cream cheese dip from turning into soup.


7 – Keep it out of the sun

The sun can get bloody hot in Australia, and so your best bet to keep your Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box and everything in it nice and cold is to keep it in the shade. If you’re keeping it in the back of the 4WD or your tent, you might as well put it in the oven, as temperatures in cars and tents can easily be 20+ degrees Celsius or more higher than outside. I tuck mine under my Adventure Kings 4WD Awning to keep it out of the sun as much as possible.


8 – Use an esky cover

You’ve seen those insulated covers for 12V 4WD Fridges – this is the same but will cost you about $10. Get one of those cheap reflective windscreen reflector shades, put it over your Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box and hold it on with an ockie strap or bit of elastic rope. Keeps the sun off and therefore your food & drinks cold.


9 – Keep the lid shut

OK, this one is pretty obvious, but every time you open the lid on your Adventure Kings Portable Ice Box, not even the thick EVA seals can keep the cold air in.

So if you’re settling in for a big one, maybe chuck a few drinks in a smaller icebox or Adventure Kings Cooler Bag, and this will help keep your main portable icebox colder. Another option is to have two eskies, and keep one for food and one for drinks.


10 – Ice, Ice and More Ice

Once you’ve packed for the weekend, see if there are any gaps in the esky. There’ll probably be a few. Now tuck as many small frozen drink bottles or icepacks as you can into these gaps. A full esky will stay colder, and all that extra ice can only keep your portable icebox colder for longer.



See you round the campfire with a cold one in hand!


Scott – 4WD Action Team

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Generators

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A portable generator is such a cracking bit of gear to own, whether it’s for use at home, on the jobsite or out at camp. Being able to produce your own clean electricity as long as you’ve got a bit of unleaded fuel at the ready opens up so many opportunities.


Portable generators have come down dramatically in price these days, and where you used to have to spend $2000 or more, you can now pay a third for one that’ll do just as good a job! We sell two different sized camping generators here at 4WD Supacentre, and many campers, tradies and home DIYers who buy them are purchasing their first portable generator. Here’s our list of six essential things everyone should know when they buy their first generator.


  1. BIGGER IS ALMOST ALWAYS BETTER: We sell two different sized camping generators at 4WD Supacentre; a 2kVa generator, and the monster Colossus 3.5kVa. For the vast majority of people, a 2kVa generator is plenty sufficient. It’ll run just about anything you could ever dream of around camp, including a hairdryer! But if you’re a tradie or you just love the idea of never running out of power, then there’s little to be lost from buying a bigger portable generator. All that means is you’ll always have ample power to spare, have the ability to run power-hungry tools like grinders and cut-off saws and never really risk over-stressing the motor. And the Colossus isn’t actually that much physically bigger than the 2kVa generator, either.


  1. TWO-STROKES’ DAYS ARE OVER! It used to be that small, high-revving engines like mowers, whipper snippers and generators were all two-stroke. These days, new technology means that four-stroke engines are more powerful than ever before. Forget carrying two-stroke oil and trying to mix it in the dark, because 4WD Supacentre’s portable generators all use highly-efficient, surprisingly-quiet four-stroke motors. Just give ‘em a splash of 91 unleaded and they’ll run for ages!


  1. LIKE ANY MOTOR, IT NEEDS TAKING CARE OF: That means doing your best to protect it from water and dirt. While our camping generators are built tough, they’re still motors after all and motors generally hate water and dust. That’s why you can buy purpose-built travel and storage covers for your 4WD Supacentre generator, for barely more than the cost of a six-pack. It’s a worthwhile investment! It’s an especially good idea if you store your generator on the drawbar of your trailer, on your roofrack or just leave it out at camp in between using it.


  1. TECHNOLOGY’S HIT THE GENERATOR SCENE: Back in the day, the power that came out of portable generators was rough and dirty. It’d make your light-bulbs glow on and off as it came in dirty waves. These days, pure sine wave inverter technology on both the 2kVa and the Colossus 3.5kVa portable generators is clean and safe enough to run your laptop, phone or other delicate voltage-sensitive equipment straight off without having to worry about causing any damage.


  1. THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS ON USAGE AT CAMPSITES: Not all campsites allow generators, and some allow them only at certain times. That’s not the end of the world – typically it just means that the porkchop four campsites over can’t run his rough old two-smoke generator all night to power his air con. A lot of the time you’ll find that it’s perfectly okay to run your generator up until about 8pm at night. We’re big fans of carrying about 50m of extension cords with us and sitting the generator up and over the next sand dune or down behind that dry creek bank, just as a way of muffling the sound.


  1. ADD A CTEK BATTERY CHARGER FOR THE ULTIMATE IN 12V POWER PRODUCTION! If you run a big battery bank in your 4WD, caravan or camper trailer, then adding a 240v charger from the CTEK range will let you crank serious power into your batteries, seriously quickly. The bigger the charger’s capacity, the faster the batteries will recharge and the less time you’ll need to run your generator. Most typical power setups will drain about 40-50A in any given 24 hour period, so assuming you didn’t have solar panels topping your batteries up, two hours with a CTEK M300 25A charger would have your battery bank completely full again. Free camp for as long as you like!

And remember, 4WD Supacentre have a price-match guarantee on the range of CTEK battery chargers that we stock. If you find a better price anywhere, we’ll match it! Terms and conditions apply, see

Waterproof UV proof shelter is the key to comfortable camping!

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When you hit beaches and campsites all over the country you’d be blind if you didn’t see a sea of shelters blazoned with the famous blue, black and white Adventure Kings logo.

There are 2 main categories of all weather shelter produced by this Industry leader.

The first category of shelter is the brand’s premium 4×4 Awnings. These awnings are built to last using a 280GSM ripstop polyester that is fully waterproof and UPF 50+ rated by a NATA accredited facility ensuring that less than 2.5% of harmful UV light transmission which is the highest UPF rating a material can get!

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There are heaps of reasons to add an Adventure Kings Awning to your vehicle; but the greatest reason everyone should include an Adventure Kings awning on their setup is purely convenience.

With the ability to set up a 4×4 side awning in literally just a few seconds you can have instant waterproof and UV proof shade, wherever you can get your vehicle.

Available in 1.4m x 2m, 2m x 2.5m, 2.5m x 2.5m, 2m x 3m you can choose a size to suit your setup!

Nearly any campsite can reap the benefits of a vehicle mounted roll out awning, and by setting up your awning coupled with an awning wall over your campsite you can add even more of waterproof protection and shelter from the elements to a simple swag camping setup.

An awning is perfect for beach runs, or even trackside lunch breaks, or even smoko for tradies and is built with solid metal knuckles at the hinging points so it won’t break apart like some of the competitor brands that use cheaper plastic knuckles.

Permanently mounted to your vehicle an Adventure Kings awning is the perfect shade and shelter solution for nearly any setup, and best of all you don’t need to remember to pack it!
Australia’s second favourite setup is the Adventure Kings gazebo!

A Kings gazebo is built seriously tough, with a hammer tone finished steel frame for extra durability. It allows some more flexibility to your setup and allows you to add shelter to any setup regardless of whether you can get your vehicle there or not.

The flexibility afforded by a gazebo allows you to setup a solid base camp and leave everything put, whilst you do short side trips, to explore the area, restock food and drinks, go grab some ice, or even if you are at a campsite you simply cannot drive into.

The gazebo canopy offered by Adventure Kings is a 420D Oxford weave polyester. This fabric is very simple but very durable and offers excellent longevity and unlike nylon won’t stretch or sag when it is wet!

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On top of being durable and heavy duty, this polyester has a protective polyurethane coating on the inside offering an even more waterproof setup for even heavy rain, and is accredited with the same UPF50+ rating of the Adventure Kings Awnings offering superior protection from Australia’s harsh sunshine.

The adjustable legs allow you to lift the canopy to a max head height of up to 2380mm with the peak of the roof apex being an additional 940mm higher for additional roof “slope” allowing water to flow off without pooling up or adding any strain to the strong and heavy duty hammer tone steel frame.

The adjustable legs also allow the Adventure Kings Gazebo, to be set up on uneven ground, perfect for setting up on the beach or in rocky/hilly country.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo comes available in 2 sizes, the most popular size is the 3m x 3m gazebo, it is compact and easy to set up making it perfect for market stalls job sites, campsites and even smaller backyards.

The larger option available in the Adventure Kings range of gazebos is the 6m x 3m gazebo which shares all the same features of its popular little brother whilst offering double the shade and shelter.

When you consider all the benefits of setting up an Adventure Kings gazebo or unrolling a Kings 4×4 awning there isn’t a better value shelter for any outdoor application.


Adventure Kings works hard to provide the best value shelters at the best prices possible, allowing more Australians to afford getting away to their dream campsites for less!


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Believe it or not, Australia is encountering a power crisis. This is not political power, but rather 240v mains power, with rising costs and unreliable supply, its becoming more and more common to come up with alternative solutions to maintain power at home for what can sometimes be over 24 hours with no supply!

This is where Adventure Kings portable generator range comes into its own, with a 2KVA and 3.5KVA and a 1500w 240 volt Inverter. Adventure Kings has your emergency power needs sorted.

First of all, this seems like common sense, however when dealing with 240V AC mains power there can be risks around wet areas. To maintain absolute safety, ensure you don’t use electrical appliances around water, and that all extension leads and power boards are in safe working order!

Moving forward, there are a lot of things to consider when deciding on an emergency power setup. The most important criteria to consider is the demand of the appliances you wish to run, when an inevitable blackout hits.

The Adventure Kings 3.5KVA Generator is by far our most popular generator for camping, work, and for emergency use, as it has a massive 3500W peak power output. This output means you can run power hungry appliances like fridges, 240V lighting, and with its integrated pure sine wave inverter can even charge 12v accessories like phones iPads, and laptops without causing damage to more sensitive components.

The Kings 3.5KVA Generator is also great for emergencies, because of its fuel economy. The reliable and efficient 150cc four stroke boasts an efficient and powerful overhead cam shaft and reliable CDI electronic ignition (Capacitive Discharge Ignition).

The powerful and reliable engine coupled with an easy to start smooth pull ripcord, and adjustable choke this generator is extremely simple to use, turn the ignition switch on and pull the cord and you are good to go!

Economy mode is a feature not found on all generators and with the Adventure Kings 3.5KVA allows it to automatically adjust its RPM to suit the demand of the appliances that are plugged in!

If you have done your calculations and you don’t require the massive power output offered by the Adventure Kings 3.5KVA Generator, have no fear. There is a smaller Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator, which at almost half the price, puts out a whopping 2000W.

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When push comes to shove, the Adventure Kings 2KVA Generator still offers great fuel economy for its total power output, it is a more compact unit, that is also more affordable than many similar output models on the market. even though this model is cheaper you still get a lot of bang for buck, and your dollar certainly goes further than you’d expect!

Powered by a meaty 100cc 4 stroke motor that uses a push-rod style Over Head Valve, and a similar CDI ignition offered with the larger Kings 3.5KVA generators. The 2KVA camping style generator can still run stacks of your home appliances, and still boasts the same automatic rpm adjusting economy mode, meaning its 4.1L of fuel capacity can last you up to 9 Hrs of total running time.


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This feature will help to conserve more fuel for longer time off the grid, however may have trouble powering all of the same luxuries offered by the larger 3500W unit!

Lastly but not least, is the Adventure Kings 1500W inverter, on its own this device doesn’t generate any power but will rather convert 12v DC power, like the power found in your standard 12v car battery or 12v deep cycle batteries used in caravan’s boats and other battery banks into 240v mains, using the same pure sine wave inverter technology found in the 3.5KVA Generator and the 2KVA generator from the Adventure Kings Generator range.

A Kings 240V Inverter is very handy to have if you have a larger battery bank to draw power from but unlike the generators, it is more a temporary solution relying on your battery bank to run all of your power thirsty gear.
With few options other than a large setup of portable solar panels or by running your vehicles motor and using its alternator to recharge your batteries you aren’t left with too many feasible longer term options for powering your home appliances.

No matter where you live in Australia, it’s sensible and sane to prepare yourself for longer power outages, from an over stressed and under maintained power grid.

Take matters into your own hands with a portable power generator from Adventure Kings!

Get your car prepped for a paradise island escape!

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If you’re planning on a summer or autumn pilgrimage to one or more of the islands in south east Queensland, it’s wise to get your rig set up properly for the trip, making sure you have all the right modifications and permits to make the trip a big success!

First thing is first, choose your destination.

There are plenty of islands that offer excellent campsites, secluded beaches, shipwrecks, snorkeling destinations, lookouts, and some of the best beach fishing in the world.

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They all have something to offer so do your research and make up your mind between the options, even if you take a blind punt, there is something to be had at all of these wonderful destinations!
Once you’ve chosen an island that has the perfect blend for your tropical escape check if you need a permit to take your vehicle on the beaches.

Some of the areas that require a permit to be pre-purchased are;

  • Bribie Island
  • Cooloola
  • Fraser Island
  • Fraser Island and Cooloola Recreation Area
  • Minjerribah
  • Moreton Island

You can book yours online but will need to display a permit when driving on the sand, in a prominent location.

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As a word of warning before booking the Queensland parks and wildlife service recommend that “Only high-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles with low range capacity are recommended. However, driving such vehicles will not guarantee your safety.”

You will also may require a spot on one of the ferries that will grant you access to Fraser or Moreton Island, these do require advanced booking (but can get busy during peak periods)! Bribie is as simple as crossing a bridge!

Now you have your destination sorted, it’s time to make sure your vehicle is up to scratch!

Salt and sand are some of the harshest things that can affect your vehicle and without the right prep can eat your vehicle alive.

To prevent rust there are dozens of simple to apply films like INOX or PTFE spray which can be applied to all the nooks and crannies on your vehicle, these stop salt water and air from turning your car into flaky biscuits.

If your vehicle is a 4WD and has low range abilities it usually will not need any serious modifications to get further on the sand, even running standard highway tyres reduced to offroad pressures will work quite well on the soft stuff. If you really wanted to gain a mechanical edge a 2” suspension lift will easily enhance your rig’s offroad handling and give you more clearance for the deeper rutted sections and knee deep powder found in some locations in these gorgeous spots!

Now that you are confident in your vehicle’s ability, and setup its time to make your rig more comfortable at camp.

The perfect offroad campsite setup starts with a roof rack.

A steel roof rack from Adventure Kings can be mounted to nearly any vehicle and will open up a world of accessories you never could have thought about.

An Adventure Kings Awning offers the perfect shelter for quick stops and a break from soaking up rays, simply park up and unroll and you are laughing!

A solid roofrack is also a perfect place to mount your shovel and offroad high lift jack, using a shovel and jack holder. These accessories are almost essential for getting a stuck rig out of soft sand, simply lift up your vehicle, shovel some sand under the tyres and dig small ramps in front of your tyres allowing you to simply drive straight out of your trouble!

A good quality roof rack will also give you a great place to stash your Maxtrax MkII Recovery boards, available in a pair they simplify any 4WD recovery by creating a solid surface you can simply drive up and out of most awkward bog situations with, they work by increasing your tyre’s available surface area and allowing you to gain traction on even the softest surface!

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On top of your new roof rack you can also carry your bulky camping setup gear, if you are bringing a gazebo or a swag, a roof rack is the perfect location to transport them.
Soft sand can really slow you down and increase fuel consumption to figures well in excess of what you may be used to from driving around town. So adding an extra fuel jerry can will extend your fuel range, simply ratchet strap it to your racks and you are good to go. A 20L jerry can should be enough to at least get you back to your ferry ride home.

Other than installing a handful of solid recovery points, like the Hercules Hitch Receiver and Bow Shackle you can get away with some rather mild modifications to your vehicle that won’t affect the general usability of your daily driver.

Enjoy one of the most picturesque and enjoyable holiday destinations in the world with your Adventure Kings setup!


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When talking to overseas tourists, it’s hard not to hear about the top 10 things the foreign tabloids says will kill you before breakfast, however with more deadly venomous snakes than nearly any other country, are your foreign friends really that wrong to be worried.

If you’ve spent any time out in the scrub or been in the bush, the sight of a slithery serpent, may worry you more than it should, in actual fact you are more likely to be bitten by a shark than killed by a snake.

Thanks to many advancements made in antivenin, in the last couple of decades.

We’re going to go over some helpful hints to make sure you don’t get fanged by one of these no legged lizards!



Ok, well a snake is not your enemy, but it sure pays to know a little bit about them.

Firstly they like to bask on rocks, and can be found hiding in long grasses or across clear sections of bush track. If you see a snake, stomp your feet 9 times out of 10 they’ll run away.

And if they don’t run away, maybe you should…. But first read on to find out more about snakes!

There are 2 main types of snake in Australia, the first being the Pythonidae family , these are your typical pythons, like the popular diamond python, or the carpet python, whose bite isn’t as bad as their cuddle. Pythons aren’t the kind of snake we are worried about with snake bites, as their bites will typically only end in minor cuts and a little bruising.

The scariest kind of Australian snake type is the elapid family. This family includes broad-headed snakes, tiger snakes, Australian copperheads, red-bellied black snakes, king brown snakes and death adders. just the names of these snakes send a shiver down many people’s spines.

This family of snakes covers most of the deadly venomous fanged varieties of snake in Australia, these guys have small hypodermic needle style fangs.

The fangs found on most venomous Aussie snakes are contrary to popular belief, quite short, and rearward facing meaning an Elapid snake needs to open wide and get a really really good hold of its prey to inject a good shot of venom.

Because the fangs on elapids are so short and enter at a shallow angle, even if you get bitten by a ‘garden rake’, you aren’t dead yet!

This is where carrying a fully kitted out first aid kit comes into play there are many qualilty first aid kits on the market, ranging from simple kits suited for smaller injuries, all the way to remote area kits which resemble something that EMT responders carry.

For fixing snake bites you dont need too many things. but with a snake bite specific kit, you can buy yourself a little more time to get to a hospital, where they can treat you with modern medical science.

Included in the Survival Snake Bite Kit offered by 4WD Supacentre is a handful of useful components suited to Australian and PNG snake bites;

  • 3 x Cotton gauze swabs, sterile, 7.5cm x 7.5cm
  • 1 x Emergency blanket, 2.1m x 1.6m in zip lock bag
  • 1 x Mini black permanent marker
  • 2 x Nitrile gloves, large
  • 3 x Pressure bandages – 2 SMART Bandages, heavy duty, reuseable and washable, 10cm x 2m; 1 medium weight, 10cm x 1.8m
  • 1 x Snake bite instruction card, includes bite record register and CPR instruction card
  • 1 x Splint, 11cm (W) x 61cm (L)

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Once bitten it is best to identify the breed of snake. from here starting from the top of the limb you want to start wrapping, the limb firmly from top(end of the limb closest to the torso, to bottom furtest extremeties) repeat this step until you have no more bandages. Don’t forget to splint the limb to prevent as much movement as possible, and once it is wrapped, you need to elevate it, to slow circulation. please take proper first aid training for more details on how to handle an emergency like this!

The correct pressure is necessary to slow the transmission of venom through the lymph system and to your blood stream. this is hard to know exactly how tight to wrap your victims limbs, so survival created a one of a kind pressure bandage with indicators that become squares when the tension is ideal. this will mean you don’t go too soft and allow the venom to travel through the body.

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The old adage, a snake is more scared of you than you are of it, almost rings true.but if you scare a snake the consequences could be deadly so appropriate clothing and carrying a good quality first aid kit like the Rescue swag or The survival snake bite kit at all times is the safest course of action!

LATEST NEW GEAR : Adventure Kings new Gazebo Accessory range!

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Adventure Kings gazebos represent one of the greatest value gazebos on the Australian market for both performance and value for money. Built with a tough steel chassis and coated with a hard wearing hammer-tone coating for extra durability in harsh conditions.

To complement the range of Adventure Kings portable gazebos, the product development team has come up with a handful of gazebo accessories to suit many campsites, picnics and even market stalls.

The first accessory is the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side Wall made from, 210D Waterproof polyester, it offers an additional level of sun, wind and water protection for most setups.

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Easily fastened to most similar sized gazebos the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side wall adds stacks of privacy for families and campers, and can be fastened to either the 3m x 3m or the 6m x 3m gazebos for enhanced shelter in nearly any environment.

The next brand new accessory released for the Adventure Kings gazebo range is the Adventure Kings Gazebo Mosquito Net similar to the Adventure Kings Mosquito Nets suitable for the range of awnings. These Gazebo mosquito nets offer protection from all the creepy crawlies around camp without sacrificing a cool refreshing breeze.

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Made from 150g mosquito proof see through mesh, and with a 400gsm bucket floor, you’ll be able to keep all of your food and even your children away from pesky blood suckers!

This handy mesh will fit both the 3m x 3m or the 6m x 3m gazebos with no problems, and offer a sheltered space away from things that make you itch!

The final accessory released by Adventure Kings for the Adventure Kings gazebo range is the Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent offers absolute protection from the elements, and is a fully enclosed 3m x 3m room that can be easily added to all Kings gazebos.

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Made from 210D waterproof polyester, this fabric Is weatherproof and hardy, coupled with a PVC bucket flooring will keep you and your family safe and dry, no matter what the weather is doing outside.

The Adventure Kings Gazebo Tent fastens to both sizes of Adventure Kings gazebos and can be coupled with the Adventure Kings Gazebo Side wall or an Adventure Kings Gazebo Mosquito Net underneath a 6m x 3m Gazebo for maximum shelter and covered space, with plenty of outdoor sheltered area to let the kids play

The whole setup is absolutely waterproof, and Adventure Kings gazebos have proven themselves at thousands of campsites as being tough and resilient even in marginal conditions that other brands seem to have trouble in.

Adventure Kings offers the best value setups for people camping on a budget, and with the constantly expanding range, has something to offer for nearly every setup imaginable!

Six Bits Of Gear To Make Your Fraser Island Trip Incredible!

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Easter is the best time to visit Fraser Island because the weather is so beautiful. Over summer it can get a little too hot sometimes, but you still want to visit Fraser Island while it’s warm enough to swim in the beautiful lakes and rockpools.


If you’re about to go 4WDing and camping on Fraser Island for the first time, you probably have a long list of questions about what camping gear to take. Between us here at 4WD Supacentre, we’ve done Fraser almost 50 times over the years, so we’ve put together this list of six pieces of camping gear to take to Fraser Island that’ll make your trip incredible.

  1. SOLAR PANELS: The real beauty of Fraser Island is that the campsites are so incredible you’ll never want to leave. If the fish are biting you don’t want to have to drive somewhere to charge your battery up, which is why a solar kit for your campsite is a great idea! Solar panels like the ones we sell here at 4WD Supacentre will take the worry out of running your batteries flat. Solar kits to look for should come with their own regulator ideally, or you can purchase one separately if your panel doesn’t have one. Kings 120w, 160w and 250w solar kits come with their own regulators.

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  1. ROOF RACK: There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take all the camping gear for Fraser Island with you! Big, bulky items like swags, camping gear, tables and chairs are perfect for storing on your roof rack. Roof racks instantly increase your vehicle’s storage capabilities and mean you don’t have to shoe-horn everything into the back of your 4WD. You’ve got a choice of roofracks here at 4WD Supacentre – full cage racks that let you store heaps, flat racks and tradie roof racks that are great for ease of access and even roof top racks that suit a roof top tent.


  1. GAZEBO: If you haven’t got a gazebo yet, make it your next thing to get! Whether it’s a 3×3 gazebo or a 3×6 gazebo, they’re brilliant because they pack up relatively small and can be setup in moments to provide huge amounts of shelter. It’d even be a great idea to carry two – one for throwing the swags under, and another to use as the communal living area. Gazebos are gaining so much popularity in the camping scene and they’re perfectly suited to Fraser Island.


  1. PORTABLE GENERATOR: When the sun’s not shining you still need a way to charge your batteries, and a portable generator is the way to go! Portable generators let you keep your batteries topped up regardless of what the weather’s doing. You can’t use them every campsite on Fraser as some have restrictions on generator use, but if you’re on one of the more basic beach campsites then a generator will serve you well. Run it for a couple of hours of an afternoon to pump some charge back into your batteries and you’ll be able to camp for a fortnight without ever having to drive anywhere.


  1. SWAG: When it comes to the best type of camping accommodation for Fraser Island, it’s very hard to go past the humble swag. That’s because you’ll want to do a lot of little day-trips when you’re on the island, visiting places like Champagne Pools, Lake Mackenzie and Sandy Cape. With a swag you can just leave it setup under your gazebo, and it’s easy to drive away without having to pack your entire campsite up. Plus, the bonus is if you leave your swag and gazebo at camp, there’s less chance that someone will pinch your campsite before you get back.


  1. MAX TRAX: Maxtrax MKII are incredible bits of recovery gear on the sand, and if you’re heading away to Fraser then it’s highly recommended that you carry a pair or two. Max trax mean the difference between getting stuck for hours on soft sand, or a quick recovery so you’re on your way again. One pair is totally fine, but carrying two pairs is even better. We’ve seen MAXTRAX  work so well that they extracted a fully-loaded 4WD towing a camper trailer that was stuck down to its chassis rails.

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How to hit the tracks more often!

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There aren’t many other things we’d rather be doing than when we hit some top quality sections of track and having a good time with our friends and family. This article is dedicated to getting you more track time, and not missing out on quality time with the other half or family whilst doing what you love the most.

Comfort is key

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Happy wife, happy life’ this is your golden rule, you may be happy to roll around in the mud all day and hit the hay without having a shower. But nothing could be further from the truth for your other half, something as simple as a fresh water rinse can make the difference of night and day.

A simple 12v shower like the adventure kings 12v shower can make all the difference, pressure shower anywhere you can park your vehicle and have a water source, and as a wise man once told us, if you can heat the water you’ll get extra brownie points, so boil up your billy kettle and add it to your water supply for a warm shower no matter what season it is.

The next step to comfort is having a safe place to go to the toilet. Nothing beats not peeing on your shoes, so I’m told, so getting your hands on a flushable toilet, like the Adventure Kings portable toilet might sway the other half to come camping more often. But don’t forget to grab a shower tent for a little privacy (and lots of brownie points).

The next step to making sure the other half is comfortable is by cooking foods she likes, between me and my mates we could devour 2 kilos of snags in an afternoon sitting. But the better half has more refined tastes, so make sure you cater to her needs, add some fresh veg to the mix and get creative, you’d be surprised with how well you can eat on the tracks, and just how far the green stuff goes without taking up all the drinks space in your 12v car fridge.

Back to the phrase ‘happy wife, happy life’ nothing rings truer than when it’s time to hit the sack. There is a plethora of sleeping options available, but nothing comes close to the comfort of a Kings roof top tent, take it from me, the massive 80mm mattress is more comfortable than your bed at home massive fly mesh also allows for excellent ventilation, and offers awesome sunrise and sunset views, and it will also keep you and the better half up off the deck and away from the creepy crawlies!

There isn’t very much bad to say about the comfort you get camping in a rooftop tent. If you get one, she’ll love you for it, all you need to add is a cozy warm sleeping bag like the Adventure King premium sleeping bags which zip together meaning you can lay cozy on cool winters nights, and share your warmth, the added benefit to being zipped together is there will be no arguments about who steels the blankets at night!

Another way to add a level of comfort is by getting yourself a solid camping refrigerator. By introducing this to your camping artillery the comforts from home don’t end up floating around in an ice bath, like a sore athlete.

Through personal experience, I’ve had many occasions fishing beers out of icy water with 2 or 3 broken eggs, this can turn even the heaviest drinker into a sober man, when everything tastes like raw eggs you’ll soon be drinking warm beers for lack of better options.

A refrigerator allows you to keep dairy fresh, cheese and dips for the afternoon, and refreshing beverages on tap at all times, not only will you both be happier for it, you can rest assured you can chill a beer to the perfect temperature with set and forget thermometer settings!

Starting out with the objective of getting your camp comfier for your partner, it’s easy to see why many people end up upgrading their camping setups for their own comfort.

After realising the value for money of an Adventure Kings campsite, you’ll get even the most staunch city slicker, boot scooting in no time!


Roof top tent vs dome tent for camping

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If you’ve ever wondered what the black square box things are with the word Kings written on them that you see on top all sorts of camping 4x4s, utes and SUVs, then you wouldn’t be the first person. Those are Adventure Kings camping roof top tents, and they’re changing the way Aussies head bush to enjoy some relaxing time off from work, school and the hustle and bustle of daily life.


A roof top tent differs from traditional dome tents that you probably used as a kid. Roof top tents are much easier to set up. They’re also faster to pack away, not to mention they’re much more comfortable and convenient too.

A Kings roof top tent comes with everything you need combined in one package. That means there’s a high density open cell mattress (either 75mm thick if you get the Weekender or Tourer model, or 80mm in the Kwiky) already included and permanently set up. That takes the first bit of hassle out of your roof top camper set up – no need to bring a blow up bed along on the trip – there’s already a super comfy mattress included.


Roof top tents also keep their waterproof ‘fly’ secured at all times as well, so when you fold out your Weekender or Tourer, the entire tent opens and sets up as you fold out the tent. The only setup required is attaching a few quick poles to your window flaps to really let the ventilation flow through while you sleep comfortable up on the roof. There’s no guesswork required as to whether you’re putting the fly on backwards or not, and nothing you need to peg out to get the tent tight and ready to be slept in. This is especially handy when you’re camping on rocky or sandy ground, where a normal steel tent peg isn’t the easiest thing to make stick!


Once you fold the base of your Weekender or Tourer roof top tent open and have opened up the window vents with the included poles, you’re pretty much ready to sleep in it. Sleeping bags, doonas, sheets and pillows can actually be permanently kept inside the bedding compartment of your Kings roof top tent – you know that’s impossible to do with a dome tent. Yes, you Kings rooftop tent can hold all the pillows and blankets you want, all the time, meaning it will be as cosy as your bed at home on a cold winters night. And not only will it be warm, but it takes next to no time to set up, so while your mates still have to unroll sleeping bags and dig around the back of the car for pillows after pegging out their tent and struggling with the fly, you’re well and truly set up and ready for bed!


Apart from holding all your sleeping gear in one place and being so fast to set up, roof top tents also offer many other advantages to traditional dome tents, and this is why they’re such a huge hit.


Sleeping up off the ground has many advantages. In your Kings roof top tent camper you’ll be up high and dry from any wet ground that can puddle during an overnight storm. In winter, you won’t have your body heat sapped out of you through the floor of a tent that’s resting on cold earth. In summer, you’ll be up higher, giving you more chance of catching a breeze and getting a cooler night sleep, as well as not having your body resting on hot, sun-drenched earth. Anyone who doesn’t love the idea of sleeping at ground level with bugs and snakes (new campers especially have this concern) will rest easy up high with their roof top tent.

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Roof top tents are also convenient for quick trips or long stays, meaning you won’t ever outgrow them if you upgrade from doing overnighters with your mates to bigger trips with the family. If you’re driving long distances en route to your final destination (e.g. heading north to Cape York), a roof top tent can be set up and ready for sleep in just a minute or two – especially the pop up Kwiky roof top tent. This is important for people who drive through the night and pull up for a few hours sleep. Being able to climb into your tent and be asleep in seconds is a huge advantage where every minute counts. Trying to rummage through your 4WD or ute tray to find your tent, sleeping bag and pillow (because the can’t all fit together in a tent bag, remember!) is not easy at midnight on the side of the road. Certainly it isn’t as easy as unclipping your Kwiky pop up tent and climbing in.


With incredibly breathable high quality canvas fabric, your Kings roof top tent with ‘breathe’ when you’re inside, meaning you won’t wake up to a stuffy, sweaty hotbox with condensation pooling on the walls. The thick mattresses in all Kings roof top tents will give you a great night sleep, and the simple and rapid nature of setup and packup ensures you conserve more of our most precious commodity – time!  Read the reviews online and even better, ask campers what they think of their Kings roof top tent. It won’t be hard to find them, they’re all over the place! You’ll be very hard pressed to find a better value for money model on the market, and that’s what our customers will tell you they love most – the value! You get a high quality product with many features found on roof top camper tents two or three times the price. Our quality is fantastic and our products have stood the test of time, and each time you choose a Kings product over another, you can rest happy knowing you’ve kept more of your hard-earned in your back pocket without compromising on quality. In fact, many people choose to use their change to order other camping accessories they never dreamed they’d be able to, like a fridge/freezer or solar panel kit!


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It’s rare to see a well set up campsite without a 4×4 awning or two in the mix these days. Thanks to the Kings range of high quality, low cost 4×4 awnings, everyone can now afford to build a campsite around these to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.


Kings 4×4 awnings are similar to the other brands on the market, however, the biggest difference is their value for money. While Kings awnings cost less than $100 each, some similar style awnings from competitors can cost three times that! And, the other big talking point is that for the price, the quality isn’t lower, as people might expect.


Do your research and you’ll see that Kings awnings use heavy duty alloy knuckles for superior strength while many others use plastic. King awnings also include mounting kits at no extra charge – some other awnings don’t include these, which will end up costing you more. For these reasons, Kings awnings are the #1 selling 4×4 awnings in Australia. Just take notice of how many more Kings awnings your see on cars and 4WDs compared to other brands every day when you’re on the roads and you’ll see the proof for yourself!

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We often say a 4×4 awning is the foundation of your campsite, and below we’re going to explore what we mean by that and offer some practical tips to making your campsite more comfy by using a Kings awning.

When setting up your Kings awning it pays to have one side slightly lower than the other. To do that you loosen one of the anodised anti-scratch alloy legs and make it a bit shorter than the other one. It doesn’t have to be much (we don’t want you making the awning too short to stand under) but just enough to allow water to run to one corner instead of pooling in the middle. A puddle of water in the middle of your awning puts a lot of extra weight on it, and if the puddle gets so big that it flows to one side, it can dump a lot of water on your campsite in an instant. That gives you a heck of a fright in the middle of the night if that puddle hits your swag while you’re sleeping.


After making sure one side it lower than the other, take the time to peg out your included guy ropes. While the 4×4 awning range from Kings is built tough, it’s always a good idea to utilise the included guy ropes to give it extra support and stability. You never know when a breeze can pick up and often the wind will get up under your awning and want to blow it up unless you have it pegged down tight. Also, because your awning is the foundation of your campsite, it makes sense to anchor it as best you can. Think of it like a concrete slab on a house – the walls and roof can’t be stable if the slab isn’t, just like the additions to your awning won’t be secure if the awning isn’t.


Once your awning is pegged down tight it’s time to grab one or two side awning walls. These are compact and affordable and fold up into handy carry bags. When pegged out, the add a whole lot of extra shade and shelter (from rain and wind) to your 4×4 awning and can effectively double or triple your living space. We peg out side awning walls out on either side of the awning. Use the Velcro ties to connect one edge of the side wall to the ‘arms’ of your 4×4 awning and peg out the other end that touches the ground. If you do this on either side of your awning and you will now have a very large living space to work with.


Now that you have your roof and walls sorted, it’s time to lay a flooring foundation in the form of a Kings mesh camping floor. We recommend either using a 6x3m mesh floor to run underneath your whole awning and wall setup, or a smaller 3x3m mesh floor to run under the awning, which will be your main living area. Regardless of what size mesh floor you use, peg it out and keep it tight as it works best when it’s flat and secure. This reduces trip hazards at night.


With a mesh floor down, it’s time to set aside a sleeping area. If you’ve got a 6x3m mesh floor laid, great stuff. If you’ve got a 3x3m, that’s fine too, as all Kings canvas swags have a 100% PVC waterproof base. Tuck your swag right up under one of your awning side walls.

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It’ll either sit on the end of your 6x3m mesh floor or one the grass or sand not covered by your 3x3m mesh floor. Either way, with the 100% waterproof PVC base, your bedding will be dry. We advise getting your swag as close to the wall as you can as this will maximise living space. If you’re camping in a Big Daddy or Big Daddy Deluxe double canvas swag, you can block one side of the swag off and still make it easy for two people to climb in from the other side thanks to the huge access flaps.


With your swag setup and pegged out, you’ve probably got a small bit of space near your front or rear tyre that’s got the edge of the awning wall and swag there. This space is too small to do much with, which makes it perfect to thread wiring through for things like LED camp lights, solar panels or your portable car fridge.


Bring your car fridge out of the car and into the living area of your awning space, on your mesh floor. Run the cables for your fridge back to the car through the area that is mostly unusable. You can do the same if you’ve got a solar panel out near your car but need to connect it to a battery bank under your awning. Having power at camp is important and it doesn’t have to take up all your living space if you set it up with a bit of thought and preparation.


The next thing to do is sort out your camp lights, and these will hang off the arms of your awning that connect the end that is bolted to your car to the other end. These alloy arms are strong and can easily support a 1.3m or 4m LED strip light, or your 4 or 5 bar camp light kit. Connect your LED camp lights to the arms of your awning as well as along the edge that hangs off your roof rack. Spread them around to give yourself a well-lit area, and then connect them to the battery bank or through the car window/door to your 12v plug in your car.


By now you have your awning anchored, a bed set up out of the way under an awning wall, and a fridge, lights and power set up, yet you still have most of the main awning space as well as the extra space from the other awning wall – how handy is that!


Here’s where you add the comforts like a couple of camping chairs and an aluminium roll up table. You can also fit your icebox, food box and portable BBQ in this space without being too crowded or cramped.


With a setup like that you can see how easy it is to use your 4×4 awning to build a really comfortable campsite. This is a really affordable way to make camp as you don’t need to buy all the components in one go – it can start with just a awning and then grow from there. You can also chop and change this setup as your family grows. Many people start with one 4×4 awning with all their sleeping and living arrangements under it like how we have described, but then upgrade to a second awning where they shift all their bedding to one side and all their camping to another. You can even then add a waterproof and private awning tent to that extra awning to give you a full on bedroom feel. Then you can throw a 1.4x2m rear awning to the back of your 4×4 or ute to give you shade while you access your Titan Rear Drawers, fridge, BBQ or whatever else you access from the rear of your vehicle.


It all starts for less than $100 with a 4×4 awning from Adventure Kings – with that, the possibilities are endless. Make camp however you want, for whatever your camping style is!




Build your own Solar kit for camping!

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Solar power has quickly become the power of choice for campers. It’s clean, affordable (no running costs), versatile (you can get kits small enough to fit in a backpack to big enough to power a house), and is easy (and fun!) to set up.


If you’re after an all-in-one complete kit that is ready to plug in and start charging a minute after taking it out of the bag, then you’re in luck. Kings have 120W folding blankets and 160W and 250W folding solar panel kits that include regulators, cables, clips and bags. These are the simplest types of solar kits to use and are the most popular among campers for this reason – simple is often best. But if you’re keen to build or assemble your own DIY solar setup to suit your particular needs, let’s take a look at the different components you’ll need to get powered at camp without blowing your budget.


  1. The panel


All solar kits need a panel of course. The Kings 110w monocrystaline fixed panel is one of the best building blocks you can get for your solar kits. It is compact enough to be fastened to your roof rack, camper trailer or boat canopy. In fact, you can easily fit two to many vehicles if you’re looking for double the output. Its solid aluminium frame makes it rust and weatherproof as well, so you won’t be replacing cracked mounts after your first trip or two away.


  1. A regulator


A solar panel is no good to you without a good quality regulator. A regulator is the buffer between your solar panel and battery. It converts and maintains solar output into safe and manageable levels before that is put into your battery to charge. By turning incoming voltage into safer levels for charging, a regulator essentially protects your battery from an early grave from being overcharged.

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Kings have two types of regulators for you solar kit. Both are extremely good value for money and are very affordable. Both are IP68 waterproof and dustproof so they’re last a long time in the weather. They both have three stage charging – boost, equalise and float, and both are super easy to DIY install.

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The PWM regulator is the most cost-effective option and transfers up to 83% of to the battery. The MPPT regulator is a little more advanced and can deliver up to 96% of solar power to your battery, meaning you get more charge for the same amount/time of sunlight. Either way you can’t go wrong.


  1. Deep cycle battery


A good quality, deep cycle battery should be the recipient of your solar charge that’s come through your regulator in your solar kit. Kings AGM batteries are perfect for this. They are modern, leak and gas-proof batteries that are designed to be charged and discharged regularly. Unlike your car or 4×4’s standard starter or crank battery that doesn’t like being drained or flattened, a Kings deep cycle battery is designed to be used and then topped up hundreds of times in its life cycle. That means you can run a portable fridge for a few days, run the battery low, charge it back up, and it’ll be good to go again in a healthy condition. A standard cranking battery won’t like that.


Buy choosing a Kings AGM deep cycle battery you can put it in the boot of your wagon without stinking it up with gases. You can put either a 98aH or 115aH Kings battery in your camper trailer, boat, ute tray, or caravan, and run all your appliances off it, all the while being able to charge it from your 110w solar panel and regulator.


That’s the essentials of a solar kit – a panel and regulator and then a good quality battery to then connect your accessories to. But you can take your kit to the next level by investing in some quality CTEK charging systems and accessories.


The D250SA DC-DC battery charger, for example, will not only help charge your battery while you drive to and from camp, but it also acts as a solar regulator meaning you can skip the PWM or MPPT regulator if you’ve got a D250SA. This is a very smart charger that will allow you to run and charge multiple batteries as you upgrade your solar kit when your power-demands increase (bigger family, more electrical accessories etc).


You can also add something like a CTEK Comfort Connect battery indicator to your kit. This connects to your Kings AGM deep cycle battery and quickly shows you the charge level of your battery. This is handy as it helps you know how much charge you have left and whether or not you need to make sure you’re getting some more solar charge into your kit.


Camping solar panels are taking over campsites because they’re THAT handy. Whether you choose to buy a complete all in one kit or build your own using these steps as a basic formula, make sure you’re using quality components backed by a 12 month warranty and 30 day money back guarantee. And do your research to make sure you don’t end up paying more than you have to for quality gear – at 4WD Supacentre, we set out to make 4WDing and camping more affordable for everyone, and the price and quality of our products are proof that you don’t always need to pay top dollar for high quality gear.

What are Max Trax? And why do you need a set for your 4WD?

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Max Trax are a multi-purpose recovery aid that offer stacks of additional offroad traction assistance wherever you find yourself getting stuck offroad.

Without the need to fit expensive offroad specific tyres, Maxtrax allows you to choose a milder tread pattern that is more suitable for use on mild offroad situations and highway driving.

Recovery aids like the Max Trax have been around for ages, whilst many people focus on their handiness in soft sand, they are excellent for use in mud and rocks and even as a “bridge“ across shorter terrain features that would leave many vehicles stranded.

Max Trax MKII are the latest addition of Max Trax and offer an easy to use solo recovery tool that can be used in conjunction with other recovery methods like winching or snatch straps and work in nearly any environment.

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Max Trax built the MKII out of a UV-Stabilized Reinforced Nylon for absolute longevity on the tracks.

The UV-stabilized, flexible, super tough engineering-grade reinforced nylon, has been independently tested for maximum flexibility on the tracks, conforming to uneven obstacles. You can also stack 2 or more Max Tracks for added rigidity and bridging ability.

Being a massive 1150mm long by 330mm wide you can give your tyre plenty more purchase on the softest surfaces and with the integrated lugs, your tyres will have the perfect surface to bite into!

As an added bonus the six handles positioned down the sides can even be manipulated to use the MAXTRAX as a shovel for moving sand from in front of your tyres creating a more even surface to make using the Max Trax easier getting your tyres a better purchase on the soft terrain!

Not only are Max Trax MKII easy to spot, even in muddy sand, the high visibility orange nylon is also a safety feature, making it hard to leave behind.

Each MAXTRAX weighs only 3.4KG and can be easily stacked on top of themselves taking up very little room measuring only 85mm thick for each tread, this results in neater and more compact storage.

The aggressive large cleats on MAXTRAX sink their teeth into the tyre tread and the terrain under your 4WD vehicle to prevent the trax from slipping backwards and burying itself deep into sand, mud, snow or slush, these aggressive teeth, make vehicle recovery safe, simple, quick and easy.

Using your MAXTRAX MKII recovery boards!


Step 1 –
If your vehicle starts spinning tyres, without progressing down the track, STOP using the accelerator. It will only dig your vehicle deeper resulting in getting really stuck!

Step 2 –
Dig clear debris dirt and obstacles from around your tyres underbody and driveline components, such as diffs, axles and suspension components. You can use your MAXTRAX to dig using the handles along the edges.

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Step 3 –
Wedge your MAXTRAX firmly against your tyre tread. In front of both front tyres if trying to drive forward, or tight against your rear tyres if trying to reverse out.

Make sure the MAXTRAX are pointing in the intended direction of travel and that they are sticking up on an angle and not flat on the ground, this will ensure they grab maximum traction on your tyres tread.

If you haven’t already you should lower your tyre pressures to gain as much possible traction on the MAXTRAX.

Step 4 –
Just as with all recoveries, make sure all bystanders are well away, and clear of the path of the vehicle, and the potential path of the MAXTRAX, freeing a stuck vehicle takes a lot of energy and can cause potential injury or death for anyone in the danger zone whilst recovering.

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Step 5 –
Engage 1st gear low range, if you have an auto make sure you aren’t in drive but either ‘1’ or ‘L’ this will make sure that you have absolute control over the recovery and aren’t losing any grip. DO NOT SPIN YOUR WHEELS WHILST GETTING RECOVERED!

Wheel spin will damage your MAXTRAX(by generating sufficient heat to melt the material and burn off the teeth) and dig you in deeper.

Spinning wheels will also prevent the MAXTRAX lugs from fully engaging your tyre tread resulting in a failed recovery!


Step 6 –
If your tyres don’t engage the MAXTRAX immediately. STOP reposition and try again.
In some really sticky recoveries like ruts and thick mud, you may need the assistance of a 12v winch like a Domin8r X or Grande MKIII to do most of the work for you. Even in these situations, MAXTRAX play an important role as you can use them to assist the recovery, putting less pressure on your winch and other recovery accessories and car components.MAXTRAX wedged under your tyres can help you pop out of a rut easier by creating a ramp. They can also give you more traction and break the suction in very thick mud.

Step 7-

Once you have traction keep your momentum until you reach firmer terrain, this will mean you don’t have to recover your vehicle all over again.  You can now retrieve your MAXTRAX!

Equipped with one of the leading industry recovery traction aids you will easily be able to take your vehicle further with less modifications.

The price of MAXTRAX is a small price to pay for confidence when hitting the trax!





Don’t be a pelican – increase your safety night driving with LED driving lights!

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When driving at night particularly on country roads there are many unseen hazards, each of which can cause mayhem to a vehicle travelling at highway speeds.

We’re going to talk about all the auxiliary LED lighting that is available from 4WD Supacentre, to increase your night vision, and dramatically reduce the risk during long night drives!
You have 2 main options for Illuminating the road ahead!



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Traditionally spotlights and driving lights have been the go to for many decades, and in recent years have taken quite a few leaps and bounds improving the performance and efficiency.

Unlike a traditional style spotlight which uses 1 halogen bulb in a large reflector, modern LED driving lights use many smaller bulbs which combine with highly refined and efficient reflectors which are focused to throw light a long range down the track, as well as offering a reasonable amount of spread to illuminate the sides of the track, and give you a warning about any unexpected hazards on the shoulders of the road ahead.

The traditional style of spotlights waste lots of energy, by turning electricity into heat, you waste power that could be turned into light. LED’s are typically far more efficient in this regard, and for the same given power will output sharper and brighter light, in a much more ‘tunable’ frequency of light.

Typically you will find LED Lights in frequencies ranging from 4500K to 6500K, with better quality lights approaching 6500K This band of light is closest to the light you see from the sun at midday. Human eyes are tuned to this colour temperature and can distinguish greater details at longer distances when it is used.

Light emitted in this temperature generally makes spotting hazards easier and is much harder to achieve with a traditional halogen bulb.

The Adventure Kings 7” and 9” LED Driving lights offer one of the best value alternatives to any other spotlight on the market. Using ultra bright LED’s a set of 9” led driving lights can achieve a massive 18,000 lumens per pair with a lux rating of 1 lux at approximately 575m.

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For under $150 per pair , this is simply unbelievable value.

The 7” Spotties offered by Adventure Kings utilise the same style of LED chips, on a more compact unit, outputting still rather impressive 10500 lumens with 1 lux out to 230m. The 7” driving lights are suited to more compact mounting locations like many bullbars on the market and priced just over $100 will offer a massive performance light for even the most budget oriented night drivers!



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LED Lightbars are a relatively new innovation to the 4WD and trucking community.

An LED Lightbar uses one or more rows of led light modules, with individual reflectors similar to those in LED driving lights, they are encased inside a durable and waterproof alloy housing with big cooling fins on the rear.

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Led light bars often incorporate a flood style reflector on both the extremities to throw light wider on the tracks allowing more vision out wider.

Some led light bars share the same performance characteristics of an LED driving light, however most do not and typically spread the light wider and shorter range.

With all things considered, you can see the benefits of both the led lightbars and the led driving lights.
for different driving conditions, for maximum light output you can even combine both styles for maximum range and maximum spread.

There are many ways to wire up your led lightbar or your LED Spotlights. All Adventure Kings units come fitted from factory with waterproof Deutsch plugs, which simply plug and play into a suitable Adventure Kings wiring harness.

Manufactured with simplicity of installation in mind the Adventure Kings LED Lightbar and LED Driving Light harnesses incorporate everything you need to make your spotlights operate whilst you operate your vehicles factory fitted high beams.

The Adventure Kings Wiring harnesses all include an adaptor kit to plug directly into H4 and HB3 style high beam globes and can even be modified to suit vehicles that use negative switching circuitry like many Toyotas and other Japanese manufactured vehicles.

When looking at making your night driving safer, there aren’t too many options quite like the Adventure Kings range for throwing a lot of light down the tracks and saving you plenty of money in the process.
Before you shop anywhere else, check out the full range of;

LED lightbars HERE:
– LED Spotlights HERE: 


How to fit an Adventure Kings Universal Steel Rack to any vehicle!

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Not all vehicles are created equal, some manufacturers include a handy rain channel that is located around the rim of your roof.  This rain gutter comes in handy for fitting a universal roof rack.

The universal steel roof racks come supplied with brackets that simply clamp to your vehicle’s rain gutters using the included fasteners, but if you are like many vehicle owners and your vehicle doesn’t have gutters built in, from the manufacturer, you are going to have to mount your roof racks in a different way.

There are a few different ways you can attack this task, but the simplest way to attach a solid set of steel roof racks to the top of your vehicles regardless of make and model is by fastening your steel roof racks to a set of existing roof rack cross bars or sports rails using a set of rated steel U-bolts.

All that you may require is a helping hand from a friend to lift the steel rack onto your vehicle’s roof and to help align your U-bolts for the perfect fit.

When aligning your u-bolts it is wise to remember that if you can make sure that the steel tubes that run cross-ways on your steel roof racks are supporting the whole weight of the roof rack mounting u bolts.

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It is also a good idea to mount your u-bolts as far to the outside of the vehicle as you can get them.
Mounting them as far outboard as you can will give your roof rack the widest and longest foundation meaning it will put less stress and strain on your vehicle.

NB: no matter how sturdy your steel roof racks are fastened to your vehicle it is important to make sure that all fastenings are in compliance with your local state regulations regarding the fitment and fastening of a roof rack or roof rack system.
Mounting a set of steel roof racks to your vehicle, whether there is a fitment kit or not, easily opens up your journeys to the practicality offered by a set of full length steel racks. They will allow you to take much more with you when you go away, and as an added benefit when you are choosing your camping upgrades you will have an easy place to mount an Adventure Kings 4×4 Awning or even an LED light bar with integrated mounting holes and a handy side rail which makes mounting a breeze.

There are many ADR (AS 1235-2000) compliant steel roof racks on offer at 4WD Supacentre of varying lengths widths and features; 


Full length steel roof rack

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  • Suitable for larger wagons and SUVs integrates a full length side rail and tie down points along the perimetre has three central cross bars that can be used to fasten to fixed points on your vehicle. Also utilises a mesh base for easy cargo carrying


Steel Roof Top Tent Rack

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  • Similar to the Full length steel rack however only has a front perimeter rail. This rack is designed to suit most roof top tents available on the market allowing them to be fastened to the rear whilst still being able to contain cargo at the front with the perimeter rail. Also includes light bar mounting points.


Steel Tradie Roof Racks

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  • The steel tradie rack incorporates 8 separate cross bars, for extra torsional strength, it can also be used to fasten a standard sheet of plywood or gyprock, being 220cm long and 125cm wide and with the side rails you have plenty of options to fasten your gear and includes the standard led light bar mounting holes on the front


¾ Length Steel Roof Rack

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  • This rack is ideal for smaller SUVs and vehicles that don’t want to lose functionality of their sun roof. A ¾ rack uses many of the features of a Full Length Steel Roof Rack but is only 190cm long allowing for less aero dynamic resistance. There are also the standard led light bar mounting holes on the front.


½ Length Steel Roof Rack

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  • The half-length steel roof rack is 125cm x 125cm and is perfect for hatch backs and smaller 4WD’s like the Suzuki Sierra, Jimny and Vitara. This size can even be fitted to smaller hatch backs and dual cab utes and it uses the standard led light bar mounting holes on the front


Steel Flat Racks


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  • The Steel flat rack by Adventure Kings uses a steel frame with 4 steel cross bars that support the load; there is also the standard led light bar mounting holes on the front. The steel flat rack is flatter and lower profile than many rack systems on the market allowing more roof clearance for underground carparks.



All of the Adventure Kings roof racks can be made to fit just about any vehicle you can imagine. With a little ingenuity and some cheap parts available at any hardware store you can convert your vehicle into one mighty touring machine!

Camping with solar panels

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Camping with solar panels has been a game changer in recent years. With our campsites more power-hungry than ever thanks to all the modern comforts we travel with, it makes sense we need something to power them.

Advances in solar kits and solar technology have made this a very affordable, useful, powerful technology to take camping. With the right camping solar panels you can easily charge your batteries to supply power to portable car fridges like the Kings 60L fridge/freezer, LED camp lighting, radios, chargers for phones, and much more.

Kings camping solar panels are some of the best bang for buck on the market. While the range is already big and always growing, let’s focus on the two most popular portable solar kits for camping – the 160W and 120W solar kits.

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