Savannah Way

Hi All. Been a while since my last post but I read your post's with interest. Here's the problem. Just bought a second hand 20' off road caravan and the minister for war is now asking, are we using it for the trip next year. I'm saying no, we are taking the camp trailer as we don't know what the track will be like from Lorella Springs on across the gulf and we will be able to get into more places to do the more important things, like fishing and such. Has anybody been over this track this year in the second half of the dry as this is about the time we will go and what was the track like? Cheers Errol
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 22:54

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 22:54
Is it a high clearance caravan Errol? How would it handle steep dips, and water crossings?

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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 23:02

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 23:02
Duel axel's, 16" wheels, cutaway at the back. Should be ok. She want's the room, but I want to make sure we get through. Plus go fishing of course. Errol
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 23:08

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 23:08
Sounds feasible to me Errol. Have a read of recent reports here



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Reply By: OBJ - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 08:51

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 08:51
Why not contact Lorella Springs direct and ask them? They are Johnny-on-thespot" and will tell you. Try Google.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 09:56

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 09:56
Good idea, thanks. Errol
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 11:38

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 11:38
Hi Errol,

I crossed The Simpson with you in 2006 with the group where the wheels broke off the Landrover.
Anyway, I have just completed that exact section of road including Lorella Springs in a Jayco Expanda Outback twin axle and all was good.
Roads were crap in places including the whole way into Lorella but "slow is the go".
There were no creek crossings along the "dirt" Savannah Way which required high clearance.
Nothing broke on the Jayco but I am sure I could have been like many others and broke heaps if I drove like a drongo.
We were on there 3-4 weeks ago.
Cheers Grant.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 15:01

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 15:01
Hi Grant, good to here from you again. I think I'm convinced, camp trailer is the go. Now just to convince the minister for war. Say hi for us to the rest for the group for us. Cheers Errol
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Follow Up By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:47

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:47
I will let the others know you said hi. Mate!!!! my wife just said to let know she would take the van over the camper any day along that route again. I assume you still have the Maggie for those tougher spots to get to? Good luck convincing the Minister! Don't let her see our post hahahaha.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:24

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:24
Hi Errol,
If you want to go fishing up at rosie fishing camp on Lorella Springs I would take the camper trailer. As for the roads that time of year you would have no water in the creek crossings and most of the track would be in ok condition some bad places (bulldust) average speed would be around 60kph.
Cheers Andy
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Reply By: wholehog- Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 11:56

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 11:56
Take the van..but be sensible. We just came across there this week. Late in the season like now its dry, dusty and corrogated. Whether its a Jayco or Bushtracker...it will go there if you do it sensibly..let the tyres down and take it easy.
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