Camper trailer on the Canning

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 07:26
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I'm thinking about doing the CSR from North to South with my camper. The camper and vehicle are capable, and I'm also quite experienced in desert / dune towing.
My question is Can I drop the Camper off and Granite Peak Station, complete the CSR from wells 5 to 1, then swing back to pick up the camper?

Has anyone done that?

Alternatively, I would be interested to hear from people who *genuinely* know about a way to legitimately tow through that section? I understand it can be done if you go about it the right way with suitable skills and equipment.

I am aware is isn't normally permitted to tow in that section, but that's not my question.
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:42

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:42
Hi Boobook,

The owners of Cunyu Station have put the ban on all trailers going up to Well 5. They wont give permission.

I'm sure you can leave your CT at Granite Peak, the Quadrios are traveller friendly and nice people, ring them on 08 9981 2983.


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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:44

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:44
When are you travelling Tony? Might see you on the track.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:51

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:51
Not for a while Adrian. To be honest I'm still trying to decide if I want to do it or not.

Obviously a great iconic trip which must be magnificent, but soooo many people and so many kms. It's hard to pass up on another Vic Desert trip with it's isolation.

Are you taking your Camper on the CSR?
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:04

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:04
No, just tenting. Have a pretty good set-up in the canopy. Would have considered the TVan, but now we have an AOR Eclipse, which is heavy for a track of that standard and would be too hard on the vehicle.
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Reply By: B1B2 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:53

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:53
Tony,
There was a brand new camper trailer wrecked around Well 14, when we there in 2015. All the canvas and chequer plate were like new, The stub axle had been completely ripped off. I would recommend carrying some battery welding gear. (like taking an umbrella, it won't rain). I couldn't see an easy way to get it mobile, but there was plenty of other wrecked vehicles around, and an upturned box trailer with a full width axle.
On another CSR trip, one of our vehicles ripped a front shocker off the chassis, we welded it back on ok.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:00

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:00
hi Tony
what brand name was on it
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Follow Up By: B1B2 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 14:46

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 14:46
I wasn't going to mention the name, but it was an Ezytrail Offroad Camper. A lot of trailers do the CSR successfully, it may well have been down to overloading, or travelling too fast. It will still be there probably minus a few fitting by now.

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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 13:09

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 13:09
We did it with some friends, 3 of us were towing.
Campers were, Pioneer Argyle, AORC Odyssey & a Track Eagle, no problems with any of them.
It sounds like a lot of people, but it is 1800+ kms so you really don't see many. BB it is a must do trip!
I don't think we live that far from you, so if ever you want to discuss let me know.
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 06:43

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 06:43
Hi Tony.
We did it in 2015 with three T-vans in tow, no problems. We went out via Granite Peake and returned to well 3 from Wiluna camped there and did the well 3 to well 5 bit in a easy day trip with just the vehicles.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'll send you a PM.

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Reply By: Member - Lyncol - Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 10:43

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 10:43
Other than Boobook with a 200 series what were you other guys using to tow. We have been looking at this as well, got a 120 series diesel Prado and an Adventure camper both set up for extended and remote travel .
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 17:58

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 17:58
We had Prado 120 1kz-te diesel manual towing a Pioneer Argyle, a Prado 120 D4D auto towing an AORC Odyssey & a Landcruiser 76 series V8 towing a Track Eagle. The non-towing 4th vehicle was Land Rover Defender 300 tdi who led on the bigger dunes, if any of the others with the campers got stuck, they got a quick snatch over the crest, saved a lot of time & digging up the dune, as the snatch straps were connected & wrapped around the bull bar, just in case!

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