Australians love their utes, the utility vehicles some less enlightened nations call ‘pickup trucks’, and take great pride in their combination of fun and functionality. The basic ute is comprised of two doors over a two-wheel-drive chassis, with a rear-end cargo tray. The ute is endlessly versatile, and can be used for a wide variety of purposes both recreational and professional!
The basic ute could be compared to the housing of a Swiss Army Knife, with a nearly endless number of customisable tools and features that can be added, such as the ute canopy in Sydney that transforms the open back tray into a structure that can house anything you require or desire! Here are some of the many popular arrangements that the installation of a ute canopy can make possible:
Canopy Roof Safe Zone – Camping is one of the most popular uses to which utes are applied, their tough design allows them to venture into rough terrain. When staying overnight in an area full of potentially dangerous wildlife, you can simply attach a ladder to the canopy roof and turn it into a safe zone for sleeping that’s high enough off the ground to prevent creepy crawlies and other uninvited guests from sharing your sleeping bag!
Carriage For Mountain Bikes – Like camping, this increasingly popular sport requires the ute to explore rugged territory, and it can be hostile to mountain bikes left out in an open tray. The canopy provides protection from the elements as well as security for your expensive and easy-to-steal bikes, keeping them locked up safe and sound until you are ready to break them out and go for a ride!
Coffee Shop – The ute canopy is the perfect space to create a mobile coffee shop and drinks stand that you can drive to any event full of thirsty people! The canopy stores and protects all the supplies and beverage-making equipment, and there is even room for a few folding tables, chairs, and umbrellas to provide a comfortable temporary space for customers to relax and enjoy your offerings in!
Fast Food Kitchen – The same basic idea as the coffee shop, the canopy becomes a mini restaurant on wheels, able to carry all the cooking implements you need to whip up your tasty treats, as well as a refrigerator, gas stove, or barbecue!
Mobile Workshop – You can quite easily transform the back of your ute into a workshop that can manufacture nearly anything you can think of, and that’s ready to go wherever the need arises! Some possibilities include key making, printing, arts and craft production, and bicycle repairs!
Pet Carrier – If you love your pets and want them to come with you on your adventures, then protect them from the wind and rain inside a canopy specifically designed to house them in comfort and safety! Proper ventilation, as well as heating and air conditioning, are easily achievable, and your pets will love the chance to be with you wherever the road takes you!
We have only scratched the surface when it comes to the many functions a canopy on your ute can provide, just use your imagination to bring your dream to life on wheels!
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.