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Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:21
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Can some one give me some feed back on towing a camper trailer on the creb track in the month of July.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 08:22

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 08:22
Depending on the tow vehicle and the weather track conditions you might have probs. It is very steep in places and nice yellow/orange clay with zero traction when it is wet. I towed a very light, 350 kg camper over it two times, once southwards in the wet, (it rained hlafway down) and never again, trying to accelerate to keep ahead of a camper that is catching you is no fun in slippery conditions. Looking back up the hill and seeing two slide marks for 100 yards wasn't a good feeling.
I've been down and up it four times, once in either direction in both wet and dry, always in june/july.
Last I heard though it was closed to public access.
Any FNQ people comment ?
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Reply By: Member - Kevin R (QLD) - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 12:29

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 12:29
Mad Dog/Traveller2,

Agree comments about towing trailer. You only need a tiny bit of rain on the creb and you can find yourself winching. The track is still closed at the moment for the wet season - We have had rain on and off for the las 6 weeks so I would think it would still be pretty wet on the CREB. Give parks and wildlife a call in Cairns on 07 40466600 for an update.

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Reply By: The Rambler - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 12:41

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 12:41
Having done it in the dry(Aug.) in a Troopy without towing I don't think I would take the chance towing a camper trailer unless you are doing it for prsonal satisfaction as there will be potential for disaster.When they say steep they mean STEEP.
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Reply By: Tony J - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 20:49

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 20:49
Been There Done That!! People said "Don't do it - Too hard". Peice of phiss. Yeh, suppose it depends on you deffinition of "hard". We did it (south to north) in an 80 series (I admit - with a front auto locker) and a 1.3tonne camper trailer. It was raining at the time. The only problem we had was when some dirt bike tour roared passed us then 3 of them fell off in front of us half way up a hill. Had to stop and then start off again. Was a bit slippery then but still managed to get going. Only had 235x85x16 Cooper ST's then. Let your tyres down if it is tooo wet. Give it a go, its not really 'hard'. You'll hate yourself after if you don't at least have a go!
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:30

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:30
>You'll hate yourself after if you don't at least have a go!

I wouldn't. I don't own a 4WD to prove how brave I am - I own one in order to get to places I can't get to in a 2WD.

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Reply By: The Rambler - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:26

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:26
Well said Mike!
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:48

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:48
Don't do it.
In the dry when the track is in good condition you may not have a problem with a light load but you would be a mug to try, becasue it is treachorously slippery with even slight rain. Since Daintree is the Wet Tropics, you can almostr guarantee rain.

Leave the trailer behind and come back to it via the cape Trib road it won't take long to do that.
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