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My mate and I are hoping to travel the Anne Beadell in Late July. Has any one had any experience with off road caravans on this track. Your advice would be appreciated. I will be in a 4WD Canter, he has a Landcruiser and 14' offroad van. Neale.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 16:46

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 16:46
Have just come back from there. Our crew was towing an off-road trailer, no problems. Seen 3 caravans being towed, and on was just a regular van, he was keeping it all very slow. A few tight turns in sand, but all okay. The vegetation is okay, you can keep both mirrors out now. It seemed that the Mabel Creek - Tallaringa Well was the worst section for corrugations.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 18:10

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 18:10
I see the Prodigal Son has returned.

No doubt a comprehensive and entertaining report will be forthcoming, including an explanation of how each & every gadget & gizmo was used......including those little green bags!

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 16:52

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 16:52
No experience with offroad caravans on the Anne Beadell Hwy, but seen plenty of camper trailers come through - often with bits falling off.

But I've done the track a few times. I'd expect the major issues will be
- that parts of it on the SA side are narrow with overgrown and overhanging trees, and the extra width of the van may see it knocked around.
- From Laverton to about 70k west of the border was graded 2 years ago - should still be OK. East of that point it can be a bit sandy, but I'd expect with low pressures, between the two of you you'll get through OK.
- The corrugations from Emu to Coober Pedy haven't got any better - I keep the tyre pressures low to save the suspension - used 17psi last time. Or you could do the run from Nullabor to Vokes Hill instead.

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: J.T. - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 19:06

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 19:06
Can someone please tell me how far it is for fuel stop from cooper pedy or do you need total fuel for complete ann beadell hwy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:09

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:09
JT,

Check out the trek notes on this site:
Anne Beadell Hwy Trek Notes

Theres a new roadhouse run by the aboriginal community on the WA side of the border.

It used to be about 1350km before the roadhouse went in.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Bev - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:09

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:09
I read an article recently that the Aboriginal station supplying fuel on the Anne Beadell were getting a bit upset with travellers wanting large amounts of fuel instead of being self sufficient as it depleted stocks for the community. You may want to check this out .

We saw a 50 to 60 seater 4wd bus doing the track when we did it . We towed a camper trailer with a 4.5 l cruiser and had 365 liters petrol 275 in tanks We had 20 liters left at laverton The dies els had about same left but only used their 265 on board capacity.
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