Camper Trailer

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The Simpson claims another camper trailer today - this one is South Australian.
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:04

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:04
Hi Ruth
Any details ?

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Reply By: ThePublican - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:15

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:15
Without details all youve done is the same as I can claim "it rained today"
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:21

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:21
What-the???????????

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:24

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:24
Hi Ruth,

you've sparked some interest...and now we're hanging out for the details...and unlike thePublican I can't claim that it rained today...but I can claim that it didn't...ahahhahahaha...

Lyn
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:01

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:01
The Hume Highway claimed another truck today. Ban trucks.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:04

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:04
Will they never learn? Expensive to get it recovered I would think. We have one of the best campers & I still would'nt take it across the Simpson.
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:48

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:48
Hi All , Well in July last year when I crossed East to West I met "Desert Dan & Sandhill Sally" who had towed a Kamperoo camper with wheel barrow size tyres !!!
I followed their tracks some of the way - often one trailer tyre track missing as the axle planed on the centre hump . I must admit he is experienced as he crossed the S.D on a motor bike when he was only 17.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:55

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:55
I did not know that campertrailers were allowed to be on the population register index............thanks for enlightening us, Ruthie dear.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:06

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:06
The details are, and I quote: 'it wasn't the Desert that broke the camper it was the rough stony Oodnadatta Track but the trailer didn't break until 400 kilometres into the Desert', end quote. Still laughing I'm sorry but it is funny. Hoping to return, revive and rescue tomorrow.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:17

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:17
must have disintegrated slowly...
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:24

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:24
Ruth,
What brand of trailer was it...do you know??
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:35

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:35
Tell you tomorrow if I can. Anyway I'm not speaking to you - you're a friend of that Pesty (by name and by nature - lucky Glenda's nice - Hello Glenda).
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Follow Up By: Pesty - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:55

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 20:55
Hi ruth,
(Princes, wicked witch of the west) Did the right thing last night and sent in my order for EO membership. Have been reading posts between you and Roachie, he is a very jelous Bank Manager, Sorry, His new title is Personal Relationship Manager, and if you saw him you would understand why Mrs Roach didnt want to play in the sand with him. He is steeling Andrews thunder, Andrew has big plans for drunken stories so I wouldnt touch them publicly, when a Master is going to deal with them!!! LOL
Roachie is woried that the broken camper is an "ultimate" and it might reflect on his status as an "ultimate brother", so time will tell.
Sorry moony was giving you such a hard time, if he had been a PEST, I could have delt with him!!! LOL

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:04

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:04
"Rough, stony Oodnadatta Track"!!!! Just as well it's in the best condition it's seen for many years, or there would be hundreds of broken vehicles and trailers. I live in Oodnadatta, and was amazed to hear someone say recently that "it should be graded". It has been just recently. They should have seen it before. I suppose that's what you get when the Toorak Tractors get off the black stuff.
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:11

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:11
MMMMM....Planning to take an 8year old trackshak across the Oodnadatta in jun/july this year....is this a good idea...or should this camper trailer handle it no probs?? (pulling it with a 1997 80 series DX)

Cheers
Mick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:15

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:15
Mick

we're taking a 17ft poptop along the Oodnadatta track [pulling it with a 2004 100TD] in about 7 weeks....taking it slowly and going to enjoy the sights....i hope !...ahahhaha

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:20

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:20
Pesty,
I know it won't be an Ultimate that fell to bits (well maybe except for the back step...LOL). But if I can find out, maybe I can recommend they buy an Ultimate ans get a spotters fee.....LOL

Sorry if I got you into trouble with Ruth (so he says sniggering lots to one side)....you never told me it was a national secret about what she gets up on the top of Big Red every Sunday morning......
Whoops there I go again...me & my big mouth (or would that be "big fingers on keyboard"?)
Roachie
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:44

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:44
If you take it easy and enjoy the scenery, you won't have any trouble towing a trailer or camper trailer along the Oodnadatta Track. It's in pretty good condition now compared to a couple of years ago. Just watch out for washaways - doesn't do your suspension much good hitting a 6 inch step at 100 km/h.
If you have an hour to spend in Oodnadatta, drop in to the hospital for a chat and a free tour. Maybe even a cuppa! I like having visitors, it breaks up the routine a bit.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:45

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:45
jiarna

we will be in Oodnadatta on June 17, staying at the Caravan Park, we have a 17ft Roadstar van with EO wheel covers, and a Pewter Landcruiser with a couple of EO stickers on it, and our travelling companions have a Coromal windup camper and a purple Mitsu Triton....

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:05

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:05
Hi Lyn

I'll be on a trip myself then, following the Murray and the Darling from the Adelaide Hills to Bourke.

Sorry to get so far off topic.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:11

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:11
bugga!
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:18

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:18
Hi jiarna,

We will be in Oodnadatta first week of July, so we will pop in and say gooday.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:03

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:03
Hi Glenn

I'll be here then. Look forward to seeing you.

John
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:53

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:53
These major roads should have been sealed years ago. God knows why we have to put up with third world roads. We pay enough fuel tax and the miserable blighters give us sweet fanny adams in return.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:14

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:14
Mad Dog,
Please go and wash your mouth out with soap!!!LOL
The last thing we want is to see is any more of "our" special (read "4x4 only") tracks sealed so the brain-dead drivers of Ford crummydores and Holden fulcrums can go out and bother the living shazlik out of Ruth and our other mates in the bush. Struth, they'd even be getting visits from the JW's (don't know how to spell Johova's Witnesses) or the Mormun Tabanacle mob etc in their Geminis etc. Keep the roads as ruff as gutz as far as I'm concerned.
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:35

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:35
Actually I didn't mean to start a new thread but link it to the one above in which the Oodnadatta was mentioned which is certainly not a 4x4 track, same with the Birdsville. I didn't mean the Simpson. My opinion is that these roads may as well be sealed. Will liquid soap suffice ? :)
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:37

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 22:37
I moved to Oodnadatta to get away from the black stuff!! Don't mind real 4WD travellers, but with a sealed road the quality of tourist goes right down.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:59

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:59
Go Jiarna, glad to talk with you. Good tohave someone else in the "real" outback. As for all the rest of you - you should by now that the crack made was not aimed at the OOdanadatta Track -it is fine as is the Birdsville Track. I am all in agreement with Jiarna about the types of tourists who would come to visit - then again, after the lot I've just had (from EO) it might be an upgrade. No, just joking - keep coming, I love bottle of red wine (and nice wine from McLaren Vale thanks Peter & Lez). Haha. Jiarna you keep them straightened out on that side of the Desert and I'll keep trying on this side.
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Follow Up By: Mister Jelly Bean - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:21

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:21
Dear Golden Goddess, Are you and Jiarna now conspiring against us.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:38

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:38
Roachie, you are not going to believe this but about 3 o'clock this afternoon a big mob turned up across the road - 4bys, campers tailers, about 7 or 8 vehicles in all. Was up town to do some mail and got the word - the convoy are JWs. You did this. Couldn't believe it - after all you said last night. They arrived. Did you organise this?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:56

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:56
I think sooner or later Birdsville will be nominated for the National Exploroz Boozeup...wont that be fun Ruth.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 14:27

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 14:27
Dear Ruth
From what Pesty told me about you, I thought your soul needed redemption, so I organised for the GBs (God botherers) to come and see if you are worth saving.
Wow, I've got sway upstairs than I realised!!!!!!!LOL

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:17

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:17
Hey Roachie, Ian "put them out" of the paddock quick smart this a.m. - told 'em if they didn't camp here they couldn't preach here, amongst other things. Thought I would report there are two Ultimates in here tonight - one of the EO followers (not converted yet but will be). Another EO - Howard from ACT came out of the SD also. I'm minding the Ultimates whilst they sidetrack. Better congratulte Pesty - he converted today.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24
Trailer arrived today - don't any of your Ultimate owners (Roachie) panic - the trailer is: a box trailer. LOL. LOL.
Ian says if driven in Desert the way driven around town then the equation is:
Box Trailer x Speed x Dunes = broken.

Travellers have been reporting - following a very busy weekend in the SD that the dunes are ploughed up and starting to dish out due to tyre pressures not been reduced (at all).
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24
Trailer arrived today - don't any of your Ultimate owners (Roachie) panic - the trailer is: a box trailer. LOL. LOL.
Ian says if driven in Desert the way driven around town then the equation is:
Box Trailer x Speed x Dunes = broken.

Travellers have been reporting - following a very busy weekend in the SD that the dunes are ploughed up and starting to dish out due to tyre pressures not been reduced (at all).
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:24
Trailer arrived today - don't any of your Ultimate owners (Roachie) panic - the trailer is: a box trailer. LOL. LOL.
Ian says if driven in Desert the way driven around town then the equation is:
Box Trailer x Speed x Dunes = broken.

Travellers have been reporting - following a very busy weekend in the SD that the dunes are ploughed up and starting to dish out due to tyre pressures not been reduced (at all).
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:25

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 14:25
Hmmmm, I seem to have developed a nasty stutter. Anyone else having 'puter problems today.
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