How to Choose the right Ute Canopy for your needs

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Utes are one of the most loved vehicles in Australia, because they can go anywhere and do anything! Drive it to a muddy worksite, take the kids to school or do a lap around Australia with the family, Utes are one of the most versatile vehicles on the market. It’s also good to know that Ute canopy prices are still very reasonable, which is great, because these canopies can seriously increase the flexibility of your Ute.

What is a Ute canopy and why do you need one? 

A Ute canopy is a structure that covers the tray and has doors, windows or panels that can be opened and closed. Basically, a canopy stops everything falling off the tray, keeping tools, fridges and anything else secure inside the tray. You can even install locks on the doors, windows and panels to prevent anyone lifting your belongings or tools from the tray.

Fibre-glass canopies have become very popular over the past few years, because they are lightweight and if you are concerned about Ute canopy prices, they are extremely affordable. The only potential negative is that whatever you put inside the canopy is constrained by its size, so you can’t throw in a 20ft table or a king size bed! However, you can usually find a fibreglass Ute canopy to fit any type of Ute on the market and they are available in a range of sizes. If you are ready to install a canopy on your Ute, here are a few things to consider.

Why do you need a canopy?

Do you use your Ute purely for work purposes or do you want to take the family away on trips? Maybe you need your Ute to serve both purposes? If it’s just for work then you need to decide how many doors you need for all your tools and you most probably won’t want any windows. You might also want shelves or drawers to hold a variety of materials, but don’t forget that you might need to transport heavy or bulky items.

On the other hand, if you don’t want your Ute for work, but for pleasure, then you might be happy with side windows and a rear opening. So long as you have the room to fit a fridge, compressor, battery, food, clothes, tent, and everything else you need for your camping trips, there’s no point in getting creative with your canopy.

With so many differing purposes, you should be able to find a canopy that suits your needs, whether it’s a full canopy that covers the entire tray, a part canopy that leaves the rear section of the tray open and uncovered or a version that’s mainly tool boxes on the sides with an open central section for long equipment. Ute canopy prices will depend on the design you select, but you can expect to pay around $3000 for a good quality fibreglass Ute canopy.

Don’t forget that you can also have some electrics installed into the back of your Ute, for work lights or emergency lighting, dual battery systems, reversing cameras and even inverters to make sure that you have enough power on your trip. If you have any questions about fibreglass Ute canopy prices or options, call us on 1300 210 549 or shoot us an email.