trailer on the canning stock route

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:02
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Gday can somebody tell me if you can take campers on the canning stock route cause i've heard u can't is this true and how is the track conditions
thanks bb
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:48

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:48
No you can't. It's illegal under WA law #4768B. The penalty is a $12,800 fine and/or 3 years 2 months in gaol.

Mike Harding

PS. Of course you could, possibly, bother to check the archives too....
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:06
like, for example, #7590.
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Follow Up By: kimdoug - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:45

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:45
since when cant you???

just finished watching a dvd from Cape York connections and they had two trailers on the track except around two wells down south
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Follow Up By: Moose - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:22

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:22
Mike - I bet you were expecting a few more bites on that comment!
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Reply By: Member - Troopytrek - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:37

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:37
G'Day ,

Can anyone let us know why we can't take the camper?

We realise it's by law but for what reason?

Or can you supply a link that can show us why?

Troopytrek

P.S. Have'nt been here and have not done any research for this area before but just curious
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:47

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:47
They're pulling your leg.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troopytrek - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:09

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:09
Thank's DickyBeach,

I was about to say that I had heard that you could with care, but was not certain when this post was made.

That means when we have completed our trip to the top end this year for three months, we can endeavour to plan a trip along the CSR in the future if we like this trip.Which at this stage have no doubts that we will enjoy every breathing moment of it as we have not had a family holiday to this extent for at least 8 years.

Regards
Troopytrek
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Follow Up By: Jimbo (WA) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:59

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:59
CSR report
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Reply By: normc - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:24

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:24
Yep, unfortunately you can not see the tongue in Mike Harding's cheek, but it is there.

Lots of references to trailers on CSR on this and other forums. Haven't done it myself. Many say don't try, but others have done it and say 'why not'.

From what I've read, if you decide to take the trailer, make sure it is tough and you take some spares (and the ability to use them). If something breaks in a big way and you can't fix it, recovery will be difficult and expensive.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:44

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:44
A friend of mine did it easy .... with a Dingo Camper trailer with Al-Ko suspension!
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Reply By: traveller2 - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:28

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 09:28
Having towed a camper over most of Oz, I'd suggest you don't as while it isn't any rougher than other tracks it is the fact that it goes on for so long, as Simpson crossing is 4 or 5 days, a decent CSR trip is 3 weeks and for this reason is hard on vehicles and even harder on trailers. Any recovery will be VERY expensive if outside help is required.
We left ours behind for that reason and just travelled in a very well laden troopy.
It would have stood up to it but the additional strain on the truck wasn't worth it in my opinion.
If you must tow only do it with one of the larger vehicles with plenty of low down grunt.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:14

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:14
If you are talking about the whole CSR, even if you are happy to take the trailer, one of the station owners is not as I hear it - won't allow trailers - might pay to sort that out.
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