Single cab Utes have always been a favourite with Aussies, but it’s no exaggeration to say that dual cabs come in a close second. The increasing popularity of dual cabs is likely due to their versatility because you can carry more passengers than a single cab and still have the benefit of a tray in the back. People love the idea of having just one vehicle that can do everything and a dual cab canopy simply increases that flexibility.
What are the benefits of a dual cab canopy?
Most people want a twin cab canopy because of their lifestyle. They either need the security of a canopy for their work tools and other gear or they like to go camping and can throw all their gear in the back and keep it safe. A dual cab canopy not only gives you additional security, but it also keeps all your gear out of the weather, which is a huge benefit when there’s a sudden downpour.
If you’re going to fit a canopy to your vehicle, then it’s also a good idea to install a quality drawer system as well, because these keep everything stored away and easily accessible. You don’t want your gear tumbling around the back of the truck getting broken or damaging other items you’re carrying. So a drawer system makes complete sense. Also, if you’re a camping enthusiast, then a fridge and fridge slide is another additional extra that virtually pays for itself because it makes it so easy to access your fridge for a cold beer at the end of a hot day.
If you want to maximise the potential of your dual cab, you can’t ignore the benefits of a quality fibreglass canopy.
What are the benefits of a fibreglass canopy?
Fibreglass canopies are probably the most popular type of canopy installed by Aussies. Most of these canopies attach to the well body, but some can be bolted onto a flat tray and have windows on both sides, and at the cab end, as well as at the rear. One of the biggest benefits of a fibreglass canopy, compared to a steel canopy, is that it’s so lightweight. Given the amount of gear you might want to stow in the tray and all the accessories you might want fitted to your vehicle (bullbar, towbar, extra fuel tanks, roof rack, and so on), keeping an eye on your vehicle’s GVM is essential. So the lightness of these canopies means you can carry loads of gear and still keep the GVM within legal limits.
You can also lock these canopies and not have to worry about someone stealing your tools, equipment, compressor, generator, fridge, fishing and camping gear. However, if you’re undecided whether or not you really need a dual cab canopy for your vehicle, ask yourself this question: do you want more space, security or storage? If you answered yes, then let’s take a look at the Mean Mother dual cab canopy to see if it suits your needs.
Why should you buy a Mean Mother fibreglass dual cab canopy?
If you have a dual cab vehicle, then Mean Mother has a canopy to suit. Their canopies are designed to fit most popular makes of vehicles and come with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. They have a reinforced roof, LED interior lights, tinted windows with different configurations, and central locking (this is a great security feature).
When selecting a dual cab canopy, you need to consider its build quality, features, load capacity and looks. Mean Mother canopies are handmade and designed to fit most dual cab vehicles, they also use a local paint shop and a premium paint to ensure that your canopy looks as good as new for as long as possible. Your canopy will be perfectly colour matched to your vehicle!
Their canopies are built using high quality, reinforced three layer fibreglass for the main structure and five layers throughout the critical weight bearing sections. This additional reinforcement offers a 100kg rated roof capacity so you can confidently carry additional gear up top on your roof rack.
You’ll be happy to know that the rear window lifts up to a height that won’t hit anything you’re carrying on the roof rack, so if a ladder hangs over the rear of the roof rack, you won’t damage the window when it’s opened. You have two options for the side windows, either a sliding window or a pop-up window. The sliding windows are ideal for ventilation inside the canopy and the pop-up windows give you great access to the tray. You also have three configurations of these windows, a dual slide, dual pop-up, and a combination of these two options (this gives you a pop-up window on the passenger side and a sliding window on the driver’s side). The combination configuration is a great choice if your dog travels in the canopy because you can open the sliding window on the passenger side for ventilation.
The rear of the dual cab canopy has an integrated LED brake light and built-in rear demister for the rear windscreen. You also have two quality gas assisted struts to lift the rear window and stainless steel hinges and brackets. There’s also a double locking system on the rear door for added security and inside the canopy is a battery operated LED light and carpet lining on the inside of the canopy. The canopy is locked onto the body well using six thick C clamps for easy and secure installation.
To make accessing all your gear in the back of the canopy easy, there’s only one key needed for all the locks. This means that you don’t need a bundle of keys to lock and unlock your canopy, but don’t forget you also have central locking as well.
Mean Mother fibreglass dual cab canopy features
Here’s a list of all the main features of your new Mean Mother canopy:
- Front sliding window for easy cab access
- Double clicking latch system
- Twin gas struts on all pop-up windows
- Integrated rear demister
- Carpet lined interior
- Battery powered LED interior light
- Stainless steel hardware
- Heavy duty C-clamp mounting
- Ultra bright LED brake light
- Single rear locking handle
Your Mean Mother dual cab canopy is designed to suit the following vehicles:
- Ford Ranger PX/PX2, Oct 11 – Present
- Holden Colorado RG, Jul 12 – Present
- Isuzu Dmax, Jul 12 – Present
- Mazda BT50 UP/UR, Oct 11 – Present
- Mitsubishi Triton MN, 2009 – Apr 15
- Mitsubishi Triton MQ, Jan 15 – Present
- Nissan Navara D40, 2008 – Feb 15
- Nissan Navara NP300, Mar 15 – Present
- Toyota Hilux, Mar 05 – Aug 15
- Toyota Hilux (A Deck), Aug 15 – Present
- Toyota Hilux (J Deck), Aug 15 – Present
- Volkswagen Amarok 2H, Feb 11 – Present
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a Mean Mother Dual Cab Canopy?