200 series landcruiser

Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 16:56
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Has anyone done the Gibb River Road lately with a off road caravan single axel approx 22oKg ball weight. So far I have left suspension standard apart from Air Bags. Would appreciate good advice.
Phil H NSW
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 22:23

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 22:23

Should be fine but depends much on what you will have loaded in the 200 itself.

220kg on the ball is quite ok but if combined with a wheelcarrier, longranger tank, fridge, freezer and cartons of beer in the back it may be a bit much for standard suspension

The Toyota shocks are actually not bad for an OE shock.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:21

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:21
It also depends on time of season...straight after the wet, before the road is graded, you will have fun in a unimog. but after grading, easy dirt with small water table drains to ford..at this time, your tyres are the weak link, with sharp rocks from the blade action....last there 2002, we passed a ford towing a van out...it was around may.
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Reply By: Member - J&A&KK - Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 06:14

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 06:14
Hi Phil.

We did it last year in June with diesel ( underpowered) Prado towing a Kimberley Karavan. Ball weight about 210kg, suspension standard apart from rear airbags. Road was generally good apart from section between Mt Barnett and Kalumbaru turnoff which was corrugated. Roads into Wanjina and Silent Grove were very corrugated.

Tyres were OEM Dunlop and they were fine. The road is well formed, most major creek crossings are concrete, steep sections are bitumen. It's not a very challenging drive. You shouldn't have any problems provided you are well prepared and drive to the conditions.

Cheers John
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