Road conditions west of Neale junction on Ann beadell

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 07:29
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Hi,
We will be entering the AB about 50 kms west of Neale junction. We were wondering what the road is like. In particular how overgrown, narrow and tight bends will we find We will be towing a crossover.
Thanks for your information.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 09:31

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 09:31
It has been a while (2006), but I don't think you will have any dramas except for a couple of scratchy spots.






All those pics are going west from Neale Junction.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome.
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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:59

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:59
Thank Peter and Margaret. Very helpful
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 09:38

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 09:38
I went through last year towing a Tvan & got no damage.
I was really pleased that I didn t take the Quantum because I met people with one & both sides of it were trashed, in fact he said he would have to respray it when he got home.
We did chop out the lower shock absorber bushes on the Tvan, which I believe isn't unusual, so it may pay to carry spares, I had to make do with crushed up heater hose.
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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:00

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:00
Thanks Shaker. Very helpful. Did the quantum do the damage on the western side of Neale junction?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:19

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:19
As far I can recall it did.
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Reply By: Member - David C25 - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:38

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:38
Laverton Shire at the moment informs Road Closed From neale junction to border
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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:00

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:00
Thanks David
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 10:43
Tricia, it's 2 years since we last did this and we were towing a crossover - no problems with the tracks. Certainly somewhat overgrown, but no dramas. Two crossovers and one Ultimate completed that trip. It's a beautiful trip. Keep your UHF radio on scan and use a sand flag, not compulsory but good protection.

Di
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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:02

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:02
Thanks. How overgrown was the teach on the western side of Neale junction?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 15:17

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 15:17
I don't recall any of the Track being that over grown; wasn't an issue.

Di
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:22

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:22
We both lost our sand flags due to overhanging trees!

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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 22:28
I'd forgotten that as we did too on our first crossing in 2011. I've included our Crossovers.

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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 12:00

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 12:00
thanks you very helpful
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Reply By: Member - Len & Rhoda - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 13:38

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 13:38
Hi
We went from Laverton to Coober Pedy in August last year towing a camper trailer, the road on the Western side of the border all the way to Laverton was in excellent condition, West of Neil Junction it is well maintained due to the exploration going on out there. Just keep an eye on the weather.
Len
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Follow Up By: Member - tricia v - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:49

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:49
thanks Len and Rhoda
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Reply By: backtracks - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:06

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 16:06
I don't know how big a crossover is, but I guess you can judge from the size of tvans and ultimates . It does depend on how you like to keep your van in the way of scratches too. It would be inevitable to get some light scratches, but nothing a polish couldn't get out. Three years ago we followed some sort of truck sized thing and a bushtracker ! ( gulp ! ) . The caravan would have been smashed ! In the end they must have turned off judging by the lack of entries in visitors books about half way along. In a few places it would be impossible for a full sized van due to track hugging trees. We had no problems , following arm thick tree limbs broken by those before us !
If I had a ultimate trailer ( I wish ! ) I wouldn't hesitate to take it.
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Follow Up By: backtracks - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 15:19

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 15:19
Better just say that advice is if you're heading to Cober Pedy, theSA side. WA side is better and a highway ( except for corrugations ) well east of Neale junction.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - David C25 - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 17:02

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 17:02
Tricia Just checked Laverton shire they have opened the road again this morning sorry about that David
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