Jindabyne to Tumut

Submitted: Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:27
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Need some feedback i would like to travel from Jindabyne to Tumut on the B72 The Snowy Mountain Highway,never been on this road before i will be towing a 26ft van with an F truck is this the way to go.
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Baker
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:53

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:53
Jindabyne - Cooma - Tumut ... I would anticipate not a single problem. It's a lovely drive. Your F truck will handle the odd hill or two :-) and to the best of my memory there are no serious hairpins, just corners.
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Follow Up By: dingbat - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:05

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:05
Unless you want to go to Cooma, you can turn left at Berridale and cut across towards Adaminby. Did the same trip last Friday week.
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Reply By: Shmang - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 19:10

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 19:10
You won't have any issues, you regularly see logging trucks along that road.
The decent into Talbingo reasonably steep but nothing the F Truck can't handle
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Reply By: Member - Allan L2 - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:24

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:24
As above, a nice drive. Just be careful on the decline into Talbingo. It's not difficult to become a little complacent as it seems not too bad to start with but it just keeps on going down.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 21:01

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 21:01
Did that trip 3 weeks ago for the first time in our auto Pajero towing 1.6Tonne camper trailer. Though a relatively large altitude drop (probably 1100m) into Talbingo it's over a relatively long descent.
The TPMS measured only a moderate temperature tyre temperature increase, far less so than they did on the descent from Thredbo to Tom Groggin.
Thunderbolt's Way (Walcha to Gloucester) is harder on your vehicle brakes as the descent is over a much shorter distance.
Engaging a lower gear and having patience will see you through, I'm sure you are already experienced with that.
Yarrangobilly Caves just off that road were well worth a look, but not with your caravan hitched on.
Great part of NSW, we will be back one summer when we have a lot more time.

Mark
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Reply By: splits - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 21:32

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 21:32
I agree with the others. I have lived in that area for a few years and my wife has relatives in Tumut. Crawl down Talbingo mountain very slowly and you won't have any problems.

If you are not in a hurry then turn left at Kiandra to the Three Mile dam camping area. It is only three miles up the road. It is a very scenic spot and great for a short break and a cup of tea before continuing on to Tumut. You will have no trouble taking a big van in there.
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Reply By: humpback - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:16

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 07:16
Thank you to everybody who took the time to reply great feedback
Cheers
Humpback
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Follow Up By: dingbat - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 17:57

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 17:57
Fuels cheaper in Berridale, but the garage has an awning that's only 3 metres high. Lots of vans, MH's will not fit, be aware
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Reply By: humpback - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 18:33
Thank you we wont fit either.
Cheers
Humpback
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