Gibb River Road - August

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 15:17
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Hi fellow travellers. We are planning to travel the Gibb River Road from Kununurra to Derby in August this year. We have a very solid Phoenix caravan towed by a reliable 80 series Land Cruiser. Can I have some information from people who have travelled this way towing an off road caravan?
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Reply By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:03

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:03
Just came off GRR 3 weeks ago from Kununurra to Derby and going back the other way next week. We are towing a semi off roader Jayco Destiny Outback with 150 Prado and had absolutely the best time and no problems, but road was good then and conditions I expect have worsened a bit since then. I travelled with tyre pressures at 28psi all round. You should have no problems with your setup, however road conditions will have deteriorated by August. Just drive to the conditions and don't rush. It took us two weeks and we still didn't see it all, hence the journey back the other way. Good luck and enjoy.
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 21:19

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 21:19
Off the topic.

Gidday Ray

Been to Wolfe Creek now at Bungles. Head for home on Saturday, should be there Sunday.

Cheers

Greg
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:05

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:05
Although the July crowds will have undone a lot of the good work the early season graders do by August and the water levels will have dropped even further, you should have no problems with an original build Phoenix. You can check My Blogs (2008) for where we took our Bushtracker and contact me privately if you would like more detailed information about any thing.

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Reply By: baygypsywoman - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:50

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 16:50
Thanks, Ray and Mother Hen. Yes, it is an original Phoenix. I did expect that the road would be a bit worn by the time we get there. Has anyone any details of the Buchanan Highway? Would the Phoenix be OK on there?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 18:02

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 18:02
The Buchanan won't bother you. Bit stony at the western end.
Good camping in Jasper Gorge.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 19:33

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 19:33
As P & M said Buchanan is a walk in the park and probably the best dirt road I've been on this trip. The section from Dunmarra to Top Springs was better than some bitumen roads I've travelled. Once you go past VRD the road does deteriorate but the scenery more than makes up for it. Cheers Ray
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Reply By: wholehog - Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 18:47

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 18:47
We should be there late August as well.

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