Aussies love nothing more than loading up their 4WD and heading off the beaten track to explore some of the more remote spots that this diverse and varied country has to offer. Whether you’re looking at tackling the Red Centre, the tropical north, the southern highlands or any one of the myriad pristine beaches our coastline has to offer, there’s nothing like exploring the country off-road.
If you’re looking at getting off the beaten path, a camper trailer is the ultimate home-away-from-home however, there are a few accessories that’ll make your trip both safer, and more comfortable. Take a look out at our recommended must-have accessories for your next trip!
Off-Road Capable Jockey Wheels
If you’re planning to explore the more remote regions of the country and expecting to camp at remote and rugged campsites that are only accessible to 4WDs and off-road caravans, then you’ll need a jockey wheel to suit. An off-road specific jockey wheel, such as the XO Series, are specifically designed to handle anything the Aussie bush can throw at it. They’re super tough, but they’re also highly versatile with multiple height options, a highly maneuverable trailing yoke design, different yoke locking positions and are available in many sizes, weight ratings and cover most of the styles mentioned above.
A battery box is one of the easiest ways to ensure you have ample power for your campsite. Even if you have a dual battery already setup in your 4WD or tow vehicle, having a battery box specifically for your camper trailer is a smart idea, especially if you plan to be off the grid at remote locations for extended periods. ArkPak is the ultimate battery box on offer, and is the only one on the market that has a built-in AC-DC and DC-DC charger. ArkPak also features a 300Watt modified sine inverter, a 5V USB 2.1 amp socket, 2x 12V accessory sockets, a 50A Anderson Socket, external battery terminals and much more, making it the ideal power solution for your camper trailer. All you need to supply is a battery and you’re good to go!
A corner steady jack such as the XO Corner Steadies on offer from Ark are the ultimate dual-purpose addition to your camper trailer. Whether you need to stabilize a corner of your camper trailer while at camp, or need to jack it up to execute a remote tyre change, a Corner Steady can serve both needs. The versatility of the strong 19mm hex drive on Ark’s XO range means that you can use them with the supplied winding handle, a wheel brace or an impact driver.
If you’re looking to wire up your camper trailer to provide all the creature comforts of home right at your campsite, then a power distribution box is an absolute necessity. The thing is, not all power distribution boxes are made equal! Ark’s XO Power Distribution Hub is the ultimate all-in-one power management system and is unlike any other 12V control box on the market. This Power Distribution Hub allows you to control all of your on-board devices, easily monitor usage, protects your battery and offers a huge range of outputs along with Bluetooth connectivity for remote control and monitoring via your smartphone.
Whether you’re planning an extended camping stay in the middle of the Kimerley or on Fraser Island, solar power is the ultimate way to keep your fridge powered and the drinks cold! Of course, a decent solar setup will do much more than just keep the fridge powered. It’ll ensure you can enjoy all the creature comforts of home without the need to hook into power or run a noisy generator. ArkPak Freedom Amorphous Foldable Solar Panels are the Ark’s premium solar offering and are available in both 30W and 60W offerings, generating 2-4.2A per hour. These panels will work in low light and partial shade and are lightweight and compact so they don’t take up unnecessary space.
Where to go for more information?
When it comes to getting off-road and exploring this magnificent country, Ark are the proven experts. They’ve been leaders in trailer parts, towing gear and 4WD accessories for over 40 years, are 100% Australian owned and independent.