Category Archives: Accessories

Waeco PerfectPower can size inverter review

The Waeco PerfectPower 150 watt can size inverter does the job of providing 240 volts to power small consumer devices, but it does have some design limitations. On my last road trip to Tasmania, I found that the 12V DC charger adaptors for my phone and laptop were not powerful enough to recharge the batteries in a suitable length of time. I would spend all day driving with the 12V chargers connected, butmore »

Easy set-up sun and rain awning for your 4WD — gear & photos

A quick-erect sun and rain awning is a very handy addition to any four wheel drive vehicle. Rather than purchasing an of-the-shelf awning, I have developed my own from some surplus gear in my camping kit. There are numerous different awnings available on the market that bolt semi-permanently to roof racks — examples include those available from ARB, TJM, Bushranger, and OZtrail. While I could have easily purchased an off-the-shelf awning, I havemore »

Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System – first photos

The photos in this article are possibly the first photos on the internet of the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack System fitted to a  Toyota Prado 120 series. I could not find any photos on the internet of the roof rack fitted to a  Toyota Prado at the time I was making my purchase decision. The system is made up of the Pioneer Platform (part number 42102) and leg set RLCP03. I had the roof rack suppliedmore »

80 channel UHF information

I have difficulty remembering which UHF CB radio channel I should be using. Here is my handy list for 80 Channel UHF. Duplex channels Repeater output 1-8 (5 emergency use only) 41-48 Repeater channels press the DUPLEX button on your radio to use any available repeaters Repeater input – do not use for simplex 31-38 (35 emergency use only) 71-78 Simplex channels 9-21 24-30 39-40 49-60 64-70 78-80 10 – 4WD drivers convoy,more »

Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack purchase decision

I have found the perfect roof rack for my Toyota Prado — a Rhino-Rack Pioneer Alloy Platform Rack (42102). (See my photos here.) Some time back I did some calculations. I wanted to raise my Prado and fit a roof rack, while also staying under 2 m in overall vehicle height. I wanted to add some ground clearance to the 4WD and increase the luggage capacity for camping, all while maintaining the vehicle’s othermore »