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Easy camping the ARB way
  |  First Published: August 2012



In last month’s issue I touched on a few important bits of ARB kit to make a run up the beach as easy as possible. This month we will take a look at additional ARB equipment that can make a camping trip on the beach or out in the freshwater a pleasurable and stress free experience.

Roof Top Tent and Awning

The ARB rooftop touring tent will makes it totally easy to set up camp and in less than two minutes. All it takes is to undo clips securing it in folded position up top of the vehicle roof bars, pull out the tent’s ladder which then extends both floor and upright bows to maintain shape and the 240cm long, 140cm wide tent is ready for use. With the ladder down, the tent stays in place.

A very handy extendable awning compliments the roof top tent’s use with room for a couple more folk to sleep or to be used in conjunction with the tent as a kitchen area. Note that an optional mosquito net can be fitted.

The awning and all components are carried in folded position on the side of the vehicle’s roof bars and stored in a heavy duty PVC bag. To set it up the awning extends on telescopic poles to extend outwards up to 210cm and as the legs, (another set of extendable poles) are able to adjust to virtually any height it’s a truly versatile unit.

The awning can be installed as a DIY project and is complete with all mounting nuts, bolts, fittings and easy instructions. Same as the roof top tent all sections and fittings of the awnings are of the highest quality assuring a long life.

Outback Solutions Modular Roller Drawers

These drawers make gear storage a piece of cake and are a must for the camper or touring angler. Again high quality components are ARB hallmarks and with three modular styles including drawers with roller floors and different sizes to choose from they can be adapted to a wide range of vehicles. In all there are 200 possible configurations. A roller slide for the ARB fridge freezer can easily form part of any modular roller drawer set up.

Important features of the drawers include key lockable push /pull slam shut latches, UV stable carpet liners, vehicle specific kits to reduce redundant areas within the cargo space, plus a self locking anti roll back system to keep drawers extended without the need for fiddly pins and the like. Also, as the drawers are totally modular one can add to, or change, the set up at any future time.

Note that a power distribution panel can be fitted in conjunction with a set of drawers to allow easy access to 12 volt power plus monitoring of nearby electrical components.

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