OVERLAND / EXPEDITION
Defenders are a great platform for all your adventurous trips, from the simple family weekend away to long overland expeditions to explore the world. Plower can supply you with everthing you need, from electrical setups, body and roll-bar protection, camping accessories to complete pop-top roof conversions. We help you getting the setup just right for a journey of a lifetime and are happy to share our own experience along the way.
We install rooftop conversions from Alu-Cab, an innovative South African brand focussed on delivering high quality overlanding gear and accessories. We from Plower believe this rooftop conversion is one of the ultimate overland solutions. Not only does it offer a sleep compartment for two, it is easy to erect and access and also offers unparalleled internal living space. After climbing out the vehicle to flip the roof up - a process, which takes just seconds - you can access the sleeper compartment from inside the vehicle. Which is great news if you’re overnighting in lion country or in rainy Northern Europe! A flip-up panel allows you to stand up fully in the vehicle – so no more getting dressed and undressed while bent over double. What’s more, the roof can be closed with your bedding in place. This really saves time packing up. The conversion offers a marginal increase in roof height, this means less stress about parking and manoeuvring your vehicle and less wind resistance so good fuel economy. Last but not least, it is compatible with roof racks.
The Alu-Cab Expedition tent has become one of the most sought-after overlanding tents on the market. The unit’s base and roof are insulated with polyethylene closed-cell foam, which offers great comfort and outstanding insulation. Nut-slotted rails on the base of the tent allow for easy installation, while the special mounting track along the tent roof allows for easy fitment of the Alu-Cab load bars. A robust aluminium outer-casing allows you to mount awnings, jacks & other off-road equipment directly to the tent. Best of all, this is a tent which opens and closes in seconds, with one simple action, and you can access it from three sides. What’s more, its capacious design allows you to leave your bedding when you close up.
The Alu-Cab 270° Shadow Awning, is very well built and designed to stand up to strong winds and inclement weather. With its aluminium-coated canvas it’s equally good at providing a cool place in the shade in warm climates. One of the most popular features of the awning is the easy way it’s opens and closes, easily done by one person. The unit has four arms, each containing a tie-down strap for really serious weather (a peg bag & pegs are also supplied); one leg has a drop down pole for breezy conditions but in fine weather you don’t have to deploying it. The Shadow Awning is designed to make your camping experience as comfortable as possible.
A secondary electric system is a must conversion on your Defender. With a secondary electric system you can charge all your devices, use your lighting and keep the fridge running without running the risk of an empty start battery when it is time to leave. This peace of mind is essential if you truly want to enjoy the hassle free outdoors. From simple additional 12v outlets to a complete system with a second alternator, multiple batteries, solar power, switches, power control panels and outlets, everything will be tailored to your needs and installed accordingly. We use the best components and waterproof everything to the highest possible level to ensure the setup is safe and has a great service life.
Going out on your own and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere can be a bad experience. Therefore good preparation is crucial. We can advise you on how to setup your Defender with an electric or manual winch, high lift, sand tracks, differential lockers and a lot more if you wish. Next to this, it can be a very beneficial habit to take some key spares on a long trip. We are happy to discuss what you need to take and how to setup it up, so if you do breakdown you can get home again!
Of course you don’t want to spend half the trip searching and repacking all your stuff. Yes, we did this a little too often in the past and learned it the hard way. Plower has many solutions to get your Defender organized so that you will be able to spend time on what really matters, the adventure. On long trips carrying additional fuel and water is needed to make sure you reach your destination with room to spare and fully hydrated. For this we have many solutions we can install including but not limited to side lockers (place for four 20 liter jerrycans), extra under-body fuel / water tanks and external jerrycan holders.
For long expeditions and off-roading some extra protection is desirable. We can install both external and internal rollcages of the well know and thoroughly tested Safetydevices brand. Next to this we install everything from chequer plating, bullbar, tree/rock sliders, differential, underbody and fuel tank protection.
Next to all the options above Plower can sort you out with variety of different accessories to complete your setup like:
*Rimms and tyres
*Galvanized spare wheelcarriers
*Bonnet wheel carrier
*Cooking stoves of Partner Steel (our favourite pick the 22" model)
*Gas bottle holders
*Cooking stoves of Partner Steel
*Official Hi-Lift jacks
*Bicycle carriers for 2 or 4 bicycles
*Valuables locker in secret place
*Expedition toolkit and spares box
*Separate solar panels and battery packs