Highway Dreams has had the pleasure of working with many of Australia’s leading RV, Camping and 4×4 companies over the years and most recently, Yakima has joined our list of flagship collaborators. We have been using their LockN’ Load Roof Bars and a Mega Warrior Cargo Basket for over 12 months now. The Colorado has been shaken to its bones, covered in bulldust and travelled thousands of km’s and they have stayed right where they needed to stay- no rattles, no noise, no loose ‘bits’…… Just good gear!

Yakima is best known for high quality vehicle racking solutions for outdoor recreational adventure accessories such as bikes, kayaks, snow gear and other items along those lines. It was a natural progression for Yakima to launch into the popular 4×4 market and offer a range of great quality roof-top cargo storage options and rack systems. These systems are unlike your ‘off the shelf’ roof racks that just fit any car…. their new systems are designed for off-roading and 4×4 touring where other systems just don’t cut it. Built from the ground up with a specific job in mind- the Yakima gear has taken rugged, on-vehicle storage solutions to a higher level and we reckon they should be very proud of their new range.

Below is a media release from Yakima about their upcoming NEW products. If you are considering investing in some new roof racks, roof top basket or cargo platforms for your rig, it might just pay to hold off till you see what these guys are offering…..


15th March 2017 – MEDIA RELEASE

Yakima Australia announced today they will be bringing a new collection of heavy duty 4WD cargo management products to market. The “LockN’Load” range will be centred on a new Australian-designed roof top cargo platform, available in a number of sizes to suit popular 4WD utes and Wagons. The company will unveil its new 4WD cargo management offering at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo Brisbane – 31st March – 2nd April 2017.

The LockN’Load Platform itself works with mounting kits specifically designed for 4WD vehicles to provide maximum strength and durability. It also introduces a number of features that make mounting gear easier for the vehicle owner. A much more modern and functional design was sought in the engineering process. A design that gives the end user a better experience in not only function but form.

Supporting the LockN’Load Platform will be a broad range of 4WD-focused accessories; including specialised holders and brackets for recovery tracks, gas bottles, high lift jacks, awnings, and spare wheels. Other additions to be seen at the 4×4 show will be the innovative “AceO’Spades” Shovel Holder and “LightN’Up” Light Bracket, Kit.

The overall goal for the company was to increase the brand’s range in a category so loved and important in Australia. “This range was designed by Aussie engineers, so they understand the harsh, rugged, and varied conditions faced throughout this country, and how important our 4WDs are to us. We aim to build products that are not just robust, capable and fit for purpose, but that also look good,” said General Manager, Stefan Krueger.

Yakima in its long-standing tradition of “fun” has even included a bottle opener you can attach to the Platform. “You just never know where it might be needed” smiled Senior Product Manager, Matt Horsten.

Initial products are expected in retail May of 2017, with further releases and expansions to the range coming throughout the year.

To learn more, please contact

Chris Lyons, Media Relations

17 Hinkler Court

Brendale QLD 4500

Direct +61 7 3050 1225



locknload platform on a dual cab ute


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