oodnadatta track

just wondering if anybody can tell me what the track is like for towing a van over? I have a jayco outback has anybody been over it lately? thanks MATT.
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 11:18

Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 11:18
Rental Hyundai Getz go along there so it can't be too bad. I have seen a few, plus '80 Nissan Bluebird, 1 Camira, Std XD & XF Falcon utes.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 11:21

Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 11:21
The track was closed one day last week due to rain so would imagine that it may be a bit slippery still especially nearer Marree - it is open now

Great track / highway normally, just remember to drop your tyre pressures

cheers
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 15:53

Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 15:53
Lots of loose sharp gravel, so expect a few stones to hit your camper and its worth having protection for your car's rear window. Don't drive too fast, don't overload, keep your tyre pressures down to say 70% of road pressures. Its one of those outback roads which can be driven fast, but driving fast can cause punctures and rollovers.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 21:48

Sunday, Apr 06, 2014 at 21:48
I first drove some of it in a Mini Deluxe in April 1970.
It has only got better since then.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:00

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:00
It can change from day to day. Check out the SA govt website before you set off -http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads - and check again at towns on the way in.

It can be a dirt highway. Or while you're overnighting out there sections can flood.
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Reply By: Muzman - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 14:25

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 14:25
did the oodnadatta track in September 2013 on a Postie bike, generally it was very good, just noticed when teh road narrowed it got extremely sandy and was quite deep in parts.

Blew out a front fork seal on the corrugations but that was all--sat comfortably at 70kph the entire way. Only one accident we passed was a hiace van that flipped on a long sweeping very gravelly corner near lake eyre viewing area...other than that sweet as!
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