Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Our doors are open, our fitting bays are operational, our shelves are stocked and we’re here to help.

ARB Corporation Ltd. is monitoring the guidelines of the Federal and State Governments daily and will continue to ensure that it complies with all guidelines and legislation in an effort to work towards the best health and economic outcome for our nation.

STATE OF OPERATION

This information is accurate as of Thursday 26th March 2020.

ARB stores and stockists are currently open and operating as usual, please check with your local store for opening hours.

  • Fitting workshops remain open and available for accessory fitting and servicing
  • Parts and accessories supply remains strong across the country

Currently, ARB is operating under Federal regulations with no state by state restrictions. Please check back to this page for future updates.


SUPPORTING EMERGENCY AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES

ARB 4×4 Accessories services many government and corporate agencies all across Australia in the emergency & essential services sector, including but not limited to:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Education
  • Australian Border Force
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Ambulances
  • State Police Services
  • Rural Fire Services
  • Privatised essential services (such as electricity, water, gas)
  • Department of National Parks
  • Mining Corporations
  • Farmers

Our services involve preparing and maintaining these vehicles with critical accessories including, but not limited to, vehicle protection, communications equipment, recovery equipment, GVM upgrades and suspension requirements, long range fuel tanks, air compressors and more.

ARB’s network of stores is open and our fitting bays continue to offer availability for vehicle fit-outs, so whether you’re already on the road or are making your way home, you can rest assured that ARB’s stores and stockists are open and there to help.


HOME DELIVERY & DIY FITTING

During this time of social distancing, we understand the need to adapt both as consumers and retailers.  ARB stores and stockists are now offering phone consultation, phone ordering and home delivery of a range of 4×4 accessories.

All ARB accessories come with extensive fitting instructions, so if you’ve found you’ve got some extra time on your hands, why not have a go at home installation? Contact your local ARB store to discuss delivery options and get to work on installing drawers, driving lights, UHF radios, roof racks, tailgate assists, UVP and so much more.

For more information contact us. 


EASTER & SCHOOL HOLIDAY IDEAS

The Easter school holidays is going to be a different experience for us all, however, there’s no harm in maintaining a little ‘adventure’ in your days with the kids; only a small amount of space is needed in the backyard to set up the swag, light a small campfire and enjoy a toasted sandwich.

If you’re looking to bring a bit of adventure into your backyard, ARB is well-stocked with all the regular touring gear including swagsawningschairscamping lightstoastie branders and sleeping bags.


KEEPING THINGS CLEAN & HYGIENIC

During this time, we all understand the importance of improved hygiene and social distancing. In response to the current situation, ARB has increased its frequency and depth of cleaning within all ARB retail stores, warehousing and office sites.

Staff who handle customers’ vehicles are taking additional precautions to ensure a heightened level of sanitisation and surface cleanliness.


PREPARING TO SUPPORT OUR RURAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES

There’s never been a better time to sit down and plan your next big adventure; a great opportunity presents itself to help many rural and remote towns, pubs, caravan parks and tourist destinations in the future. With a vehicle ready to roll and your camping cupboard sorted, ARB can ensure you’re ready to get back to some of our most iconic destinations as soon as possible.


ARB stores are open and stock a range of camping and touring products

Whether you’re wanting to replace or upgrade some of your old or damaged equipment, chances are there’s an ARB store or stockist just around the corner with everything you’ll need to gear up for future adventures.

 


Supporting those affected by the Australian Bushfires

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by these devastating bushfires ravaging our beautiful country. To support those in need, ARB will be donating half the price of all adult tickets sold for the ARB 4×4 Culture LIVE event held in March, as well as holding an abundance of charity raffles and auctions during the event to raise more funds which will go to four of our chosen charities – Australian Red Cross, Blaze Aid, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

If you’re looking to lend a hand, you can donate directly to these charities via these links:

Australian Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.au/
Blaze Aid: https://blazeaid.com.au/donations/
Wildlife Victoria: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/
WIRES Wildlife Rescue: https://www.wires.org.au/

If you’d like to join us at 4×4 Culture LIVE, you can find out more here:

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Christmas at ARB Maroochydore

It's Giftmas Season at ARB

Christmas is a time for celebration and what’s more exciting than a SALE! ARB has bundled up some of the most popular packs for you to spoil a special person in your life.

The Camping Essentials Bundle features a Single ARB SkyDome Single Swag SII, Deluxe Sleeping Bag, Camping Table and Camping Chair with Table for just $676!

The Ultimate Weekender Bundle features a Recovery Damper, Weekender Recovery Kit, Tred Pro (Monument Grey/Orange) and Recovery Gloves for only $430!

The Air Up Bundle has an Inflation Case, Digital Tyre Inflator, E-Z Tyre Deflator and Single Portable Compressor for $435!

The Intensity Combo Bundle features two Intensity V2 32 driving lights (flood/spot combo, flood combo or spot combo) and Wiring Loom for just $1,289! You can have these fully fitted from only $1,499!

The Ultimate Air Bundle has a Speedy Seal SII Repair Kit, Inflation Case, E-Z Tyre Deflator, Digital Tyre Inflator and Twin Portable Compressor for only $897!

If you’re looking for something smaller to gift, there’s a range of other single items on sale too. Get in store from 25th November to 24th December 2019 and grab yourself a bargain in time for Giftmas!

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Roof Racks and Overloading - Know your limits

Roof Racks & Overloading: What are your limits offroad?

Getting out on the road requires some forethought and some basic knowledge. This includes load-carrying, especially as it pertains to roof racks and overloading.

When you carry a load on roof racks, you need to understand some technical aspects of doing so – including installation, load rating, load size, and the distribution of the weight of your load.

Many people don’t understand how going off-road impacts your load rating. It’s crucial for your safety and the security of your load that you do...

Load Rating Explained

When you select and purchase roof racks for your vehicle, the first thing you need to consider is the load rating of your 4WD. This is the amount of weight your vehicle’s manufacturer determines that your roof can handle. It will, in many cases, be lower than your vehicle’s actual load-carrying capacity, but it should not be exceeded so as to maintain safety and avoid damage.

The load rating is broken down into different types:

  • Static – determined when your vehicle is stationary
  • On-road – determined when driving on sealed roads
  • Off-road – determined for unsealed, dirt, or uneven roads
  • Cargo – stipulates the weight of gear your roof and roof racks can accommodate

Your overall load capacity is impacted by the weight of your roof racks. To determine how much weight you can carry, you need to subtract the weight of your roof racks and accessories from the overall load rating of your vehicle – the result is the cargo load rating of your vehicle.

Weight Distribution Explained

When you load your roof racks, you also need to understand the implications of weight distribution. Large loads need to be evenly distributed over your roof racks, even between front to rear and left to right. Your load must also comply with restrictions on its height, length, and width, and without exceeding your load rating. Your load must be secured.

When driving with a load, you need to modify your driving to suit – driving with greater caution. Loads can alter your handling, steering, and the time taken to slow down when travelling at speed.

What if I Need to Carry a Long Load?

If you have a long load, you need to take extra care.

  • Wind that is directed under the load in transit (especially at speed) can direct upward force on your load.
  • Long loads must be flagged with a bright flag fixed at both ends of the load item.
  • Long loads must be lit at either end for night-time driving.
  • Straps and anchor points must be used to secure your load
  • Install and use carriers for bicycles, canoes, kayaks, skis, etc as per manufacturer instructions.
  • Be aware of local laws relating to load limits. These may vary between states.
  • Check all bolts and other attachments on a regular basis.

Choose ARB Maroochydore for Roof Rack Installation

Don’t overload your vehicle! You also need to understand that if you plan to go off-road, your cargo load rating will be considerably less than it is for on-road travel.

If you overload your roof racks, not only will your vehicle potentially be unsafe and your load insecure; you may also render your warranty on your vehicle and your roof racks null and void. Your racks and accessories should be professionally-installed and fitted to your vehicle by an authorised dealer.

ARB Maroochydore is a professional supplier and installer of roof racks including Rhino Racks. We understand the intricacies associated with roof rack selection, fitting and installation, and mitigating the risks of roof racks and overloading through education and providing simple guidelines for you to follow.

Let ARB Maroochydore Get You Set!

ARB Maroochydore is your best supplier and fitter of 4WD accessories on the Sunshine Coast. This includes (but is not limited to) roof racks. We also provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of 4WD-ing and off-roading – so don't hesitate to call or visit us today! Nick and Lara and their friendly team have the know-how and the real-life experience to get you on the road, all set for adventures wherever it may lead you.

Contact us now via our contact form or call us on (07) 5475 4011. Better still,  visit ARB Maroochydore at 1/127A Sugar Road, Maroochydore Qld. We’re here to help and will be delighted to meet you.


In case you missed it... Expanded product range

At ARB, we are consistently working on expanding the models available in our product range based on newcomers to the market. With the recent updates and releases to the following models, please find more information about products to suit:

Summit Sahara Bar – Ford Everest

Engineered and manufactured to maintain maximum functionality whilst complementing the look of the vehicle. Featuring ARB’s five-fold upswept and tapered wing profile and available with or without the polished centre tube, owners of this bar are granted a different look from a traditional Summit Bar without sacrificing practicality. Provisions for adding other accessories such as winches, driving lights, CB antennas and fog lights all come on the Summit Sahara Bar. Choose from powder-coated or colour-coded to suit your preferences.

Commercial Bar – MR Triton

Commercial bull bars are a cost-effective alternative to Summit bull bars with a comparable level of vehicle protection. By simplifying the manufacturing process, these bars incorporate the strength but achieve cost savings by going without some of the more aesthetic characteristics.

Summit Side Rails – MR Triton

Featuring large steel tubing and moulding to the lines of the vehicle, the Summit Side Rails are a strong and stylish addition to your vehicle. Connecting the bull bar and side steps, the side rail has a tough nylon cover sleeve to provide an integrated look while adding protection to your quarter panels whilst off road.

Tailgate Assist – MR Triton

The perfect solution to struggling to lower and raise a heavy tailgate. Using two struts, they work independently to ease the lowering of the tailgate and reduce the effort required to lift the tailgate. Installed easily and quickly and available now for the MR Triton.

Summit Raw RSTB – MR Triton

Protect your rear with the stripped back Summit Raw Rear Step Tow Bar for MR Triton GLX and GLX+. Designed with 60.3mm tube finished with a textured black powder coat and engineered to tow 3.1t (as per manufacturer’s specifications) with provisions for all the necessities such as trailer plug wiring, compressor outlet, trailer camera wiring, parking sensors and a 50-amp Anderson plug. The Summit Raw RSTB is the perfect addition for dual-cab owners travelling further than just the work site.

Cargo Straps and Tie Downs

Secure your load with ARB’s updated range of Cargo Straps and Tie Down System. ARB Cargo Straps now feature rubber moulded handles, reflective printed lashing capacity on the strap and improved hooks to accommodate ARB roof racks. Coming complete with a nylon mesh storage bag to keep your straps tidy and, importantly, fully compliant with AS/NZS requirements.

ARB’s Tie Down System has an anodised, powder-coat black finish to protect from the elements when mounting externally and chamfered ends to protect the vehicle if mounting internally.


Newtracs: The future of 4WD

The Future of 4WD

Newtracs, a new-age mapping software that gives you real-time information on 4WD tracks, has just launched an iOS app allowing users to research and log track information in real-time. The app gathers information from a host of 4WDers to allow other users to better understand the difficulty and performance accessory recommendations of different 4WD tracks.

When a user first logs a track on Newtracs, they are asked to provide their performance-based mods such as suspension upgrades, tyres and diff locks along with their vehicle make. Newtracs then uses this information to process trip logs and make an assessment of the track as easy, medium, difficult or very difficult.

To celebrate the launch of the iOS app, ARB has partnered with Newtracs and for a period of six months will offer the user who logs the most amount of kilometres of 4WD tracks via the app each month an opportunity to win an ARB single portable compressor (valued at $405) or an ARB SkyDome single swag (valued at $469).

To be a part of a project that assists the whole 4WD community and have the opportunity to win a prize, download the free app from the App Store now and get logging!

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4x4x Culture Live Event - Arb

4x4 Culture Live - New Event

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re interested in the 4×4 lifestyle; whether it be camping, fishing, touring or 4WDing, ARB is right there with you.

On the 21st and 22nd March 2020, ARB is hosting a national off road event open to all ARB customers and friends. 4×4 Culture LIVE will be based around all the diverse aspects of 4WDing covered in the pages of the 4×4 Culture magazine: family travel, new products, vehicle set-ups, education, camping and everything that goes along with it.

Hosted at Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park in South Australia, attendees will be spoilt with a weekend full of adventure including tag-along tours of the 8,000-acre park, scavenger hunts, prize giveaways, camp cooking, fishing classes, special guests, product experiences and industry experts.

As night falls, the park’s licensed tavern will come to life with live music, catering and hours of socialising with other campers. For those with young tackers, a grassed yard adjoining the tavern will keep the youngsters entertained with a host of kids’ activities and entertainment.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on 3rd of September 2019 and will be available in Adult, Teen and Child passes.

Your ticket to adventure will include:

> Park access and camping fees
> Saturday night tapas and dinner (kid-specific meals available)
> Sunday night tapas and dinner (kid-specific meals available)
> Access all areas (classes, demonstrations, tours, etc)
> Evening entertainment
> Kids’ entertainment

Attendees will be responsible for their own camping equipment, fuel and meals (outside of included meals).

Things to note:

> There will be an on-site cafeteria and chef where meals can be purchased
> There are on-site amenities
> No dogs are allowed during this event
> No unregistered vehicles are allowed during this event

To register your interest in attending the event, please click the link below

Register your interest

ARB Products for new 2019 MR Triton

ARB Releases Products for New MR Triton

Upon release, the new-look MR Triton received mixed reviews across a number of social channels and media outlets. The updated front end design was different to anything else on the market with unique lines, fog light and parking sensor placement. Designing an ARB Summit bull bar was going to present some challenges for ARB’s team of engineers.

A prototype Summit bull bar has now been created and fitted to the MR Triton. ARB’s design team worked hard on reconfiguring elements of the bull bar to suit the new vehicle shape, without compromising the functionality of the vehicle’s safety features and still maintaining the overall style of the Summit bull bar.

“The redesign of the front end instantly posed some challenges with distinctive lines and varying parking sensor placement on some models. We are pleased to have released a Summit bull bar that integrates into the MR Triton while offering increased protection to the vehicle and passengers” says Brand Marketing Manager, Mark Berger. Production for the Summit bull bar will begin in July 2019.

Carry-over products from the previous model include Old Man Emu suspension, front and rear Air Lockers, Classic, Classic Plus and Ascent canopies, drawers, ute liner, UVP, RHS recovery point and side steps.

Development continues on rear step tow bars, side rails and Tailgate Assist to complete the range of accessories offered for the MR Triton.

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ARB Maroochydore R & D Testing for Caravan Towing

R&D Testing ARB Products and Zone RV Caravans in the Outback

Safety is of the utmost importance when you travel. You need to understand safe towing practices as well as the importance of having lightweight towing know-how.

Zone RV is one of the best Australian manufacturers of premium off-road and semi-off-road caravans. Their caravans are second to none both in terms of technicality and luxury. Research and development, or R&D testing, is a huge part of what they do before their vans make it to you, and their process for this is what makes their final product so superior to others on the market.

The Triple Crown Tour Zone RV Trip

The most recent ZONE RV trip for R&D testing was called the “Triple Crown Tour”, and saw the ZONE RV Directors David Biggar and Matt Johns travel with an entourage of ARB personnel in their rigs and caravans travel for an epic adventure over two weeks. They traversed the country from Australia’s west coast to their Coolum headquarters in Queensland, via the Gibb River Road, Tanami Highway, and Plenty Highway.

The trip was sponsored by ARB, Cooper Tire, Cel-Fi, Hema Maps, Dometic, and Cruisemaster.

These roads can be challenging for even the most experienced caravanner, and the purpose of this expedition was to test and identify any issues relating to towing caravans across these three roads. These caravans were specifically the:

  • Z-16.6 Off-Road
  • ZV-20.6 Venture
  • Z-21.6 Off-Road (only for part of the trip)

The team also ventured into areas where caravan-towing isn’t usually attempted, namely Mitchell Falls in The Kimberly WA and the top of the Big Red Sand Dune in NSW’s Birdsville.

The Australian Outback has a reputation for being relentless, thanks to challenges including thick dust, deep-water crossings, natural obstacles, and relentless corrugation of tracks and roads. Add to this the scarcity of supplies available and the distance from the nearest facilities.

The ZONE RV trip, however, found these roads to be the perfect ground for testing their caravans and rigs to their limits. Thanks to the trip, the team was able to personally experience the unforgiving conditions and unpredictable obstacles along the way, and as such, common issues with lightweight towing and more were identified and were able to be rectified with the assistance of the expertise of the expedition’s sponsors.

The ZONE RV Directors are delighted to know that all caravanners and off-road enthusiasts will benefit from their experience on this trip, and they can share this themselves - the ZONE RV Trip had been made into a short YouTube documentary and it is full of exclusive tips and advice. The documentary offers not only a wealth of technical know-how and guidance but also the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way and the entertaining and at times funny banter amongst the team members.

Visit ARB Maroochydore

Nick & the team are very proud to welcome you to ARB Maroochydore. They have many years of practical experience 4wding, camping, and touring Australia’s wide brown land, and they are delighted to share their expertise with their clients. With the real-world experience they have of road-tripping and getting off-road in Australia and overseas, they have the right inside knowledge that could be of enormous benefit to you. When it comes to customer service, the sales team at ARB Maroochydore is second to none.

Be inspired! Call or visit ARB Maroochydore today.


ARB Navigator Accessories - Caravan Accessories ARB Sunshine Coast

Options for the van: Navigator Accessories

Given the land mass of Australia, embarking on a trip could mean thousands of kilometres and many weeks away from home. Travelling with a caravan allows you to take your home on the road, wherever you may go.

Navigator’s Mark Sedran has been travelling Australia for many years, creating makeshift mods out of velcro and stubby holders. He saw a gap in the market and knew exactly what products caravanners needed.

Navigator has now released a stylish range of products suitable for caravanners, campers and adventurers.

The Navigator Awning Buddy is designed to fit into the sail track on caravan awnings and most 4WD awnings. It features magnets to hold the Navigator Bottle Opener and has reflector tape at the base to avoid any nasty spills. It’s also fitted with two female buckles to allow for the attachment of the Kitchen Buddy and Outdoor Storage Buddy. 

The Navigator Kitchen Buddy is a large utensil organiser built to make your meals easier to prepare. There are eight sleeve pockets for utensils, four mesh pockets for spices and a large lower pocket with zip closure. The Kitchen Buddy also features two male buckles to attach to the Awning Buddy and corner eyelets to fasten to camping ridge poles. The Kitchen Buddy has a handy magnet in the middle to hold the Bottle Opener too. 

The Navigator Outdoor Storage Buddy is made to attach to the Navigator Awning Buddy or Kitchen Buddy, keeping your essentials in a convenient, all-in-one location. It features three handy mesh pockets, a large zip storage compartment that has ten sectioned shelves and seven large sleeve pockets on the back. The Outdoor Storage Buddy can be used to store shoes, toys or light but bulky pantry items. 

Other items in the range include the Collapsible Bin Buddy, Collapsible Laundry Buddy, Utility Buddy, Sullage Buddy, Microwave Dish Buddy, Pantry Wine Buddy, Pantry Jar Buddy, Quick Fix Seat Buddy, Visor Buddy and Carabiner Keyring.

Contact us at ARB Maroochydore for pricing and availability.

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