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Best Upgrades For Your 4WD Roofracks

February 24, 2021   |   By Brendan Seymour Best Upgrades For Your 4WD Roofracks - image 200907-MR-Triton-KosciuskoBrokenHill-Lifestyle-Resized-69-of-112 on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

Best Upgrades For Your 4WD Roofracks

A quality 4WD roofrack is one of the best 4×4 modifications you’ll ever make! Having a roof rack on top of your 4WD means that you no longer have to try and fit everything in the back of your 4WD when you head away camping. But a roofrack isn’t just for carrying extra camping gear – you can use your aluminium platform roofrack or your steel roofrack as a base for additional accessories too – making it even more useful. Let’s look at 6 of the most popular upgrades for a 4×4 roofrack that campers and 4WDers love.

  1. ADD A 4WD SIDE AWNING

Let’s start with the most popular 4WD roofrack upgrade – adding a 4×4 side awning! Whether it’s a regular pull-out 4WD awning, or a 270° awning, you’d be crazy not to add an awning to your roofrack. They are so universally useful, being able to be used for portable shelter whether you’re at your favourite campsite, at the park on the weekend with the kids or even if you’re on the jobsite! A 4WD roofrack gives you that perfect solid base to  mount your awning to, which is why it makes sense that it’s first on our list of 4×4 awning upgrades.

  1. ADD A FIXED SOLAR PANEL OR SEMI-FLEXIBLE SOLAR PANEL

Once you’ve got your 4WD roofrack installed, you’ve now got the perfect base to install a fixed solar panel or a semi-flexible solar panel! This means that you can then wire it into your DC/DC charger or your MPPT solar regulator and you’ll be able to charge your AGM deep-cycle battery any time that the sun is out. It’s the perfect way to keep your battery topped up in conjunction with charging it from your alternator, and will even in many cases allow you to run your camping fridge 24/7 without ever having to turn it off or worry about your battery going flat! Both the Adventure Kings Fixed Solar Panels and Adventure Kings Semi-Flexible Solar Panels are available in both 110w and 160w sizes and you can even join two or more of them together for simply unbeatable solar charging.

  1. USE IT AS A WAY TO MOUNT YOUR RECOVERY TRACKS

When you’re bogged, the last thing you want to do is waste time digging through the back of your 4WD to find your recovery tracks! Especially if you’re bogged on the beach and the waves are coming in, or you’re stuck in a deep boghole and you need to get out quickly. In that scenario, having your 4WD recovery tracks mounted to your aluminium platform roofracks means they’re accessible quickly and easily, and when seconds count, you’ll be able to get the recovery tracks under your tyres and free yourself quicker than ever before. And as an added bonus, when you’re free and you want to store your recovery tracks again, you just mount them back to your 4×4 roofrack which means that you don’t get the inside of your 4WD or your canopy dirty with mud or sand!

  1. MOUNT A JERRY CAN ON TOP FOR EXTRA FUEL OR WATER STORAGE

There are plenty of reasons to want to carry jerry cans when you travel – whether it’s for water storage, extra diesel if you’re 4WDing in seriously remote areas, or even to carry unleaded petrol for your portable camping generator. In these scenarios, carrying the jerry cans on your 4WD roofrack is the safest – and often the only legal – option you’ve got. You aren’t legally allowed to store unleaded fuel inside your vehicle as it is highly volatile and the gases are explosive. Using a genuine aluminium platform roofrack jerry can holder will make the job of transporting and securing your jerry cans so much easier, and you can even run multiple jerry can holders on the one roofrack to further increase your jerry can storage ability.

  1. MAKE TRANSPORTING YOUR KAYAK SO MUCH EASIER!

If you’ve got a fishing kayak like the Adventure Kings 2.85m Fishing Kayak, you’ll know that you need roofracks for 4WDs to transport it to and from the water. That is unless you drive a van and you can just chuck it in the back, but for those of us who have 4WDs or utes then a roofrack is the only option. In that case, adding a set of kayak mounts to your alloy platform roofrack will be the best option for transporting your kayak because it gives you a way to securely tie your kayak down. Because kayaks are large and weigh a decent amount, you need to absolutely ensure that they are completely secured when you’re travelling – the last thing you want is to brake heavily in an emergency and watch your kayak go flying off down your bonnet and into the car in front of you! And the other benefit of storing your kayak on your roof as opposed to trying to jam it into the back of your vehicle is that when you’re done paddling for the day and want to head home, your kayak can drip dry on the roofrack instead of soaking the back of your vehicle.

  1. MOUNT CAMP LIGHTS FOR A MASSIVE LIGHTING UPGRADE

A 4WD roofrack is the perfect way to mount camp lights or an LED lightbar for a huge boost in vehicle lighting! Many campers use the Adventure Kings 3” LED worklights as side-facing LED lights, and even mount the Adventure Kings Laser Lightbars to their roofracks when they’re offroad for a simply staggering lighting upgrade! You can even mount an LED lightbar to the rear of your roofrack to flood the area behind your car with light – it all depends on your particular camping setup and where you most need the light.