Broken Hill to Mt Isa

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 17:06
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Hi, we have just bought a Jayco Penguin (NOT off road) to use with our Patrol. Are the roads too corrugated or rough for us to do this trip. We do not want to do major repairs when we return home. Thanks
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 17:53

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 17:53
Depends if you take the dirt roads or stick to bitumen. Some of the dirt roads would kill it.
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 18:24

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 18:24
Raelene

Depends on the way you go.
If you get on a heavily corrugated road you will struggle.
The Off Road Jayco are only marginally better in the rough stuff.

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Follow Up By: Raelene D - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:24

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:24
Thanks Mark
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 01:04

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 01:04
Stick to the sealed roads Raelene and you will be fine.

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Follow Up By: Raelene D - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:25

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:25
Are there sealed roads all the way?
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:58

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:58
Yes Raelene, even in Queensland Broken Hill to Mount Isa

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Follow Up By: Raelene D - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 21:05

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 21:05
Thank You, we will look into it further.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 21:12

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 21:12
Click on hyperlink in my post for a Google map.

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Reply By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 14:17

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 14:17
Sealed roads the whole way, you won't have any issues at all. There are dirt roads too obviously if you want to take that route, most aren't too bad so should be fine for side trips.
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Follow Up By: Raelene D - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 15:03

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 15:03
Thanks George and Shelly the posts are really helpful.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 18:43

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 18:43
Meant to post a comment last week........must have had a senior moment?

When looking at the map posted by Motherhen, it appears, and I didn't check the mileage, that it would be the almost the same distance to return home via Tennant Creek, The Alice and Port Augusta. You haven't stated your intentions for the return trip, and I thought this alternative route would add a different dimension to the trip.

Whatever you decide, have fun. Lots to see in the Isa too,

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