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UTE Tray Setup Ideas for Work or Play

People have always loved getting their vehicles modified, be it a motorcycle, a car, or a 4-wheel drive. Extra lights, unique horns, customised stickers, bull bars, roof racks, etc. These have always been a part of the modification or, say, customisation process for avid enthusiasts.

The evolution of the ‘ute’ has revolutionised the way we look at and use our vehicles.

What is a ute?

In general, Ute is an abbreviation for “utility”. It is a term famous in Australia and New Zealand, which describes vehicles added with a tonneau or ‘tray’ at the back behind the passenger compartment. They in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options.

Ute setup ideas

There are many advantageous ways in which ute trays can be set up for work or play. It is important to choose the best method of setting up a ute tray that is most suited for your needs.

A few of the many options available to fit-out a ute are below:

1. Dog travel cage

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If you have hunting dogs and need to take them with you, or simply that you love your dog so much that you cannot go anywhere without it, then getting a pet travel cage might be the best option for you.

A strong and sturdy cage anchored to the back of your ute can be very helpful when traveling with your dog. You just need to ensure the cage is also covering your pet from the sun and rain.

2. Kitchenette

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Getting a kitchenette installed into your ute tray can be very beneficial and highly customisable. A kitchenette can present you with some of the luxuries of a having camper van, just without the massive cost.

Having a kitchen installed into your vehicle can provide you with the ability to store hot and cold foods and beverages that you may require during a journey and the ability to cook up a storm when the time comes. It gives you the freedom of preparing a hot meal or grabbing a cup of coffee as per your desire.

3. Mountain bike set-up

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If you love adventure sports like mountain biking, then getting mounts for your trusty mountain bike installed onto your ute tray can be a very effective idea. With our Utemaster Load-Lid and its ability to carry a load of up to 200kg, mounting your bike is made easy. It also offers you a chance to be able to get all your bikes with you whenever you travel.

How to choose your ute set up?

Choosing the right ute startup for your vehicle may not be an easy task. There are many things that you need to consider when choosing an appropriate ute setup for your vehicle.

The first thing you need to decide is choosing the type of configuration that will suit your needs and vehicle. We recommend considering what your most important needs are and then doing some research into other’s builds.

The internet can be a great help for you in researching the best setup for your ute. 

You must make sure you are investing in quality products and making sure that your money is being well spent.

When you are searching for the best ute set up ideas, it is necessary to choose the right company to help you, with the best ideas according to your needs and provide you with the best service for your ute build.

Autosafe can help you with this process

Autosafe Industries holds pride of place as the expert Aluminium Ute Canopy & Ute Lid supplier in Australia.

We have a dynamic network of hubs in most suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and other major cities. Rest assured, we can find the best setup suited to your needs, so get in touch with us today to have a chat!

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