Gary Hwy question

Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 07:26
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Is the Gary Hwy suited to towing a Jayco Outback Expanda? If your information is based on a recent memory from a recent trip, that would be great.
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Reply By: Trawe - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:47

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:47
Hello Everywhereman
Lived and worked at Kintore 40 ks from WA border. NT side from Alice Springs 350 ks always rough to the border and graded twice a year May and September if lucky. WA side recently graded from NT border to Kunawarritji. Road west from there to bitumen is very rough usually. Nice camping at Jubilee well.
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 16:31

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 16:31
Trawe, you are talking about the the Gary Junction Highway, not the Gary Highway.

Did the Gary Highway last year and while it is doable with a trailer I would not do it. Others have done it and if you have plenty of time and take it easy you should be OK. It is a great drive and I hope to do it again.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 22:10

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 22:10
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Chris, I'm not trying to be pedantic, but to avoid even further confusion that should be
"Gary Junction Road".... not "Highway".
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 22:13

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 22:13
Correct, Gary Junction Road.
I am to use to LB calling everything "Highways"
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 20:55

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 20:55
Jupiter Well is the nice campsite on the Gary Junction Road - I think Jubilee is a typo.
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Follow Up By: ChrisVal7 - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:42

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:42
Motherhen, just as well you pointed that out. I was thinking I must have missed that camp on our two crossings of the GJR!
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 20:33

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 20:33
Very rough and very narrow.
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Reply By: Geoff N (NSW) - Friday, May 11, 2018 at 21:18

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 21:18
As Chris said, very doable. A love of corrugations wouldn't go astray. If you're in a DMax, there's a spare bullbar about a k out the McPherson's Pillar/Mulgan Rockhole track :)
Good camping near the Veevers crater turnoff. Veevers is worth a visit, and if Lake Cohen has water in it (usually does), it's worth a day or 2 as well.
No good camping at Everard Jn but it you turn west, there's an excellent camp at Geraldton Bore.
East, there a fair camp on the turn near Mt Everard as you exit the bypass. Water is very scarce out to the Great Central Road. IIRC, there's a track opposite the "Len Beadell's Tree & Plaque" which lead to a pump with good water but that's about it. None at Camp Beadell (an oil company clearing).
Heading that way myself in about 3 months on a full traverse of the Gunbarrell after we complete the Canning.
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Follow Up By: ChrisVal7 - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:44

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:44
Geoff, Idler Chris said it was doable with a trailer but s/he sounded caution about whether it is sensible with the rig in question.
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