Oxley Highway

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 20:24
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I will be traveling up the Oxley Highway next week towing a 26ft van,i havent been on this road before can anybody who has travelled this road lately let me know what the conditions of the road is like for towing.
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Baker
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 22:05

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 22:05
Oxley runs from Nevertire to Port Macquarie, what part of the highway are you referring to.
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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:03

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:03
I will be going from Port Macquarie to Walcha.
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Reply By: graham B9 - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:07

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:07
Humpback also list what vehicle you will be towing with and your experience in towing and this will help with adive. Is it s road van of a off road caravan. Also the direction you are going as well.

If you are going West it is significantly harder as you have a long climb up the mountains. It is not as steep as Grafton to Glen Innes or Coffs to Dorrigo but alot longer on the climbing part.

If you have a 200TD for example you have to make sure you do not overload the exhaust temp sensor.

It is used by many trucks and passing can be a bit tricky as well. There are two nice rest stops along the way as well not to mention Apsley George is certainly worth either a look or camping at overnight. It is a fantastic flushing bush toilet and great fire wood. Animals come in at night so it is nice to watch them roam around. Make sure you pay your fees as the ranger will come before dusk.

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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:14

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:14
Hi Graham thankyou for your response,I will be towing a 26ft caravan with off road suspension and the vehicle is a Ford F 250 V/8 Turbo diesel we are heading to Uralla for a family reunion.
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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:25

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:25
A 7.3 effe could tow a oil tanker up that hill. Something like a Kedron/Bushtracker?

Aspley George is about 15 minutes from Uralla ( from memory) and certainly work camping there. There is also a free camp on top of the mountain as well. It is a nice camp sport and had great turning ability.

Have you got a "camshaft timing sensor" in your spare parts box? They are about the most common fault and a bugger if you are away and it breaks. I never had one go on me but felt better that it was there.

Motherhen (on this site all the time) tows with an F truck and is a great source of information on them as well.
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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:30

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:30
Actually cannot be a Kedron or a Bushtracker as they are very very rare that length (26ft) so most likely a Humpback.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:28

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:28
Good road surface, long and twisting but as stated above not as steep as the Bellingen -Dorrigo or Gloucster-Walcha climbs, loved by biker riders, just take you time.
Semi trailers use it, so with a F250 you will be fine. By car, touch over 2 hours from Port to Walcha. With our Pajero towing a heavy camper trailer not much longer.
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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:41

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 07:41
Thankyou Graham and Mark for your feedback very much appreciated.
Cheers
Humpback
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Reply By: workhorse - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 08:26

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 08:26
Some road works with a stop/go section with one lane. Otherwise ok. For the latest road conditions ring the Long Flat pub.
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