AnswerID: 470706 Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 at 05:25
Member - Bucky
A couple of things to consider
Is your van an off road, soft roader, or what ?
What springs do you have under it ?
Should be a quality setup, so get them checked out, and upgraded if necessary
It will also depend on weather
the graders have been thru or not, but that is never a guarantee, so you should factor that bit out.
I would not hesitste in taking a suitable big van up the "tip".
Do not take a van on the OTT, end of story.
Use the bypass roads.
We took our Trak Shak Camper Trailer, up the Cape in August this year.
We went up on the OTT, and came back on the Bypass Roads.
There is only a couple of spots where you will get a shaken up, and they are on the Southern Bypass.
In qualifying that we Passed a couple of low loaders dragging new houses up to Bamaga
. One was in Injinoo
, and the other one was yet to hit the rough section, just nth of the bitumen, after the Communication Tower, where the Sthern Bypass Road meets the OTT.
( hope I got that bit right )..
It's a bit narrow there as well, so be carefull.
Found it a bit easy to say the least, especially after some of the Victorian High Country drives.
Drop van tyre pressures down to under 20psi, and check it's clearance.
Drive slowly, down to 10 km/hr in spots, if you have to
60 -70 km/hr only if conditions are good, ( and there are plenty )
I would hate to see you brake down because you haven't done your homework.
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FollowupID: 745226 Submitted:
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 at 15:26
Member - Kevin S (QLD) posted:
Thanks Bucky. That's a good post with valuable information for anyone interested in taking an off road van to The Cape. Your advice is noted.
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