Ooddnadatta , old Ghan tracks

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 14:32
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Hi all

Thanks to all that responded to my previous thread about the Oodnadatta track, some wanted an update of the road conditions.

We have just completed it and added the Old Ghan tracks as well.

The conditions on the Oodnadatta were varied but generally very good, BUT the old Ghan (from Finke to intersection main road) was another story, corrugated and very, very sandy making the going slow and a bit of a strain on the poor Challenger that did not like the combination of towing 2.2 ton van in thick fine sand.

Cheers

Rob

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Reply By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 18:08

Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 18:08
Hi Rob, It sounds like you drove the Finke Desert Race track which follows alongside the railway line. We drove on the actual track where there was no sand, just corrugations.
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Follow Up By: Member - escapesilv - Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 18:18

Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 18:18
Hi Mikee5
We were on the right track. There is a big difference between both in width and difficulty. This time on the main track there was a lot of sand on it.
Cheers
Rob
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Follow Up By: wholehog - Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 21:26

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 21:26
did you let your tyres down, on the Challenger and the van.
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Follow Up By: Member - escapesilv - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 13:17

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 13:17
Hi wholehog
Yes we put the tyres down to mid 20 on the car and mid 30 on the van.
Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Brett T7 - Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 23:20

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 23:20
We did the Old Ghan over easter in a Prado towing a Tvan and found the sand thick to! How did you go on Fuel? We ended up at around 21L per 100km

Brett Toll
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Follow Up By: Member - escapesilv - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:22

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:22
Hi BRet

Yes we were up there on 20 ish Lts. for 100km too towing our 2 ton van.
Cheers

Rob.
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