If you’re looking at the different types of aluminium canopies available to fit out your four-wheel-drive or ute and not quite sure which one is right for your vehicle and application, we’re here to help.
The Trailer Parts Direct team are enthusiastic about all things 4×4 and DIY, so we’d be happy to help you out with anything you need. If you have a question about how much a canopy costs, what types are available and how much an aluminium canopy weighs, make sure to check out our FAQs below. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, or want to find out more, give us a call today.Read More
Frequently asked questions – aluminium canopies
What types of aluminium canopies are available?
We stock a wide range of Australian-made canopies for all sorts of vehicles. If you’re driving a single cab, dual cab or extra cab, we’ve got models that suit them all. We even have mini-aluminium canopies as well as half-tray and half-canopy for specific set up applications.
What are the standard aluminium canopy options?
Trailer Parts Direct’s standard aluminium canopies come in a range of options, including:
- 1650 litres with a flat sheet and two doors
- 1800 litres with a checker plate and three doors
- 1800 litres with a flat sheet and two doors
- 2100 litres with checker plate and three doors
- 2400 litres with a checker plate and three doors
What sort of metal sheeting are the canopies made from?
Our canopies come in both checker plate and flat sheet finishes. Depending on your preference and requirements, one finish may be more suitable than the other. Fortunately, you can find both at Trailer Parts Direct.
What sizes of canopies are available?
Our canopies come in a range of sizes and we’re even able to custom fabricate the sheets to suit your specific size.
Standard sizes for the aluminium canopy are:
- 1650 millimetre length x 1770 millimetre width x 850 millimetre height
- 1800 millimetre length x 1770 millimetre width x 850 millimetre height
- 2100 millimetre length x 1770 millimetre width x 850 millimetre height
- 2400 millimetre length x 1770 millimetre width x 850 millimetre height
How much do aluminium canopies cost?
If you’re looking for a custom-canopy product, we recommend getting in touch with us directly. Our prices for our standard canopy options are:
- $2549 – 1650 litres with a flat sheet and two doors
- $2649 – 1800 litres with a checker plate and three doors
- $2849 – 1800 litres with a flat sheet and two doors
- $2949 – 2100 litres with checker plate and three doors
- $3149 – 2400 litres with a checker plate and three doors
Do you offer buy-now-pay-later options?
Yes we do. You can choose in multiple instalments using either Zip or PayPal’s pay-in-4.
Do custom canopies cost more?
Fortunately for you, they do not. Our canopies pricing is consistent whether you order a standard model form our website or ask us to tailor-make one for you.
Do I need extra accessories with it?
No. Our canopies are ready to go with easy self-installation, or we can put it in place for you. If you are looking for additional accessories, we have a wide range of options including:
- Roof racks
- Multi-door set ups
- Powder coating
- Spare wheel carriers
Our standard aluminium canopies do come with a U-channel reinforcement and a pair of ladder racks.
Does the price include fitting and installation?
Yes, our custom quotes include installation if you specify that you’d like the Trailer Parts Direct team to help.
Are canopies suitable for off-road driving?
Absolutely. Our canopies are all made from high grade material for maximum durability and strength, and TIG welded for ultimate structural integrity. Our products are all designed to ensure that they’re able to keep up with your adventure whether it’s on the worksite or off and out on the road.
Are aluminium canopies easy to operate?
Yes! We know that practicality and usability are of prime importance to our customers. We design our canopies with a stainless steel piano hinge for ease of accessibility. Plus, the nylon cover provides more than adequate water and dust protection to ensure long term usage.
Additionally, our canopies feature stainless steel folding T-handles so you can ergonomically open and close your canopy with minimal effort. Lastly, we utilise gas struts for further support and ease of opening.
How strong are aluminium canopies?
In a word: very. Our canopies are fabricated with a complete braced frame and extra-strong doors. These aluminium canopies are built to last in the harsh Australian environment and keep pace with any adventure you take it on.
Are the canopies weather-proof?
Yes. We include a robust rubber weather seal around the doors so that the contents you keep in your canopies can be kept dry, protected and safe.
How much weight can canopies carry?
The exact weight will depend on the model of aluminium canopy you order and install, but our standard canopies can carry up to 200 kilograms in weight.
Can the canopies be removed after installation?
Yes. Our canopies can be easily installed and easily removed. If you get stuck, simply get in touch with our team for assistance. If you’re planning on regularly removing your aluminium canopy, please let us know so we can match you with the ideal model for moving on and off.
Do the canopies come with roof racks?
Our standard canopy orders to not come with pre-fitted roof racks. You’re more than welcome to add an optional two-bar roof rack to your vehicle for just $150.
Contact us today for more answers to your questions
Are you ready to order your aluminium canopies? Great! If you’d like to chat to a member of our team to find out more or have additional questions answered, please give us a call on 1300 210 549.