Camper or Caravan to the Gulf?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:25
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We had planned a trip to Arnhem Land, Kakadu etc, leaving next month, but unfortunately our pre-booked housesitters have had to cancel due a possible terminal illness in their family.
As we will now have to take our dog, we have revised the trip to basically travel from Victoria up to Normanton then Burketown, Borroloola, Roper Bar. On the way we will spend a week or so at Lorella Springs, we may then head to Darwin for a look around & then head west.
We have a Vista RV Crossover & a Coromal Seca 505 Pioneer XC "off road" caravan.
For the uninformed ,the Coromal has an aluminium frame, cutaway rear end & independent suspension, stoneguard etc
The Crossover obviously will go anywhere the vehicle can.

Should we stick with our obvious original choice of the Crossover, or opt for the greater comfort of the caravan?




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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 19:38

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 19:38
Hi Shaker,

Not familiar with the van but we did this trip last year and with the usual cautions I would suggest a van would be fine. We had to slow considerably to accommodate the road conditions and frankly we were driving a lot slower than we would with our camper trailer. The worst part of your trip is the turn off at Borroloola to Roper Bar and slow going is required but I would say this is also the best part (isn't it always!).

We were travelling at the end of the season around Sept/Oct/Nov so the road was well worn but dry.

Have a great trip and check out the Towns River.

Kind regards
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