How to set up your Ford Ranger for Camping tours?

Author: Ez ToolBox   Date Posted:24 February 2021 

It’s that time of the year again. There’s a camping tour waiting and you need to get your Ford Ranger prepped up. While it can be tempting to just stuff everything on to your ute tray like how you would for shorter trips, camping trips though requires a bit of planning.


So how do you set up your Ranger and what do you need to keep a note of for the big day? Here’s are a few things you should know. 

The basic checks

It helps to start off with the basics. Ensure that your tyres are in order. Check the air pressure of all your tyres including the spare. See if your flared mudguards are set up right as well.


Check your Ranger’s battery and make sure the connection is set up right and is free of corrosion. If there is corrosion, you could clean the connectors yourself. Though if you’re unsure about the process, it’s advisable to get professional help. 


Once you’re done with the battery, ensure all fluids are at the right level. This includes engine oil, transmission and brake fluids, and others. Last but not least, verify that your electrical equipment and brakes are working properly. 

Get your truck bed sorted

Every Ford Ranger include a factory-fitted bedliner. This provides users with a degree of slip resistance and protects them against damage. In case your pickup isn’t equipped with a bedliner, you can opt for a bed mat. This would help keep everything in place when bumping around off-road.  

Keep your small items organised

Chances are you’ll be packing yourself a lot of small items. The problem with packing a lot of small items for a camping trip is finding what you need afterwards. After all, the last thing you want to do after a long drive is to crawl through your pickup to find that one thing you want. 


The best way to go about it is to have all the small items organised, either by placing them in a cargo organiser, containers or a large bag. Having aluminium toolboxes or under tray toolboxes in your ranger would come in handy here. 


The heavy items, on the other hand, can go in front of the vehicle. This helps maintain the balance of the pickup and all four wheels stable. 

Cover everything

It’s important that you ensure your entire cargo remains secure and covered. If not, your cargo may get damaged with the constant movements and potentially, not so friendly weather. The best solution is to go for well-reinforced ute canopies. These high-quality builds can cater to most of your requirements, including specifically for camping tours. 

Need a hand?

Here at ezToolBox, we’re a fast-growing Australian owned and operated company. We manufacture and supply all things aluminium toolboxes, canopies and trays. Our products meet tough Australian weather and road conditions. This means guaranteed high quality and durability, which is important for having your pickup set for a camping trip.


So, if you’ve got more questions or need professional assistance with your pickup related matters, feel free to get in touch with us. Our team will be happy to answer all your queries. Call us on 1300 710 666 or feel to drop us a message.


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