travellin to ayers rock

Submitted: Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:02
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just letting everyone know that we are back from the rock it was great couldnt cross the plenty on the way there as it was closed . But crossed it on the way back , The nt side was great travelling but queensland side was a bit rough and muddy in spot , no blown tyres but a broken back windscreen. it was caused by a rock rebouneding from the trailer tyre .
thats about it
mumwith2
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Reply By: Skinny- Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:09

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:09
Sounds a great trip, how old were your children.

I thought the old rock from the trialer was a story told by triler owners that had a stone protector when they were selling it. Obviously not. Can you tell me what sort of rig you drive and trialer..perhaps I need a stone protector?

Where did you stay by the way at the rock? I have only flown there so far and am planning a trip with my two kids next year?

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Follow Up By: mumwith2 - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:28

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:28
my kids are 2yr and 4year old . We drive a 92 4 runner it was just a box trailer but we also had the spare tyres mounted in the draw bar which now we are told not a good idea as rocks can bounce of them as well.
We stayed at the ayers rock camping grounds it was quite good very cold.
how old are your kids?
mumwith2
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Follow Up By: Skinny- Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:32

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:32
We have a 2.5 & and 6.5 one of each and are past the throw up stage and at the "are we there yet" how long till we stop" I didn't need to go then " stage. Out of interest was your spare laying down or mounted vertically? how long did it take you and where did you start from ?

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:45

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 15:45
Hi mumwith2 and skinny,

just reading the post with interest, we went up to Darwin last year - incl Oodnadatta Track, and also Ayres Rock etc on the way back, this year we're headed to the Gulf country - we have 2 kids - 4 & 5, we certainly would recommend some sort of stone protector, and have bought one through Tambo camper trailers as they were great value and a great guard, as extra protection we will have cardboard taped to the back window to prevent any stones smashing the rear window, we did this last year and it saved the window - at least from the stone impressions that were left it did, there is also the type of stone guard that is like a sling between the camper and the car - made out of shade cloth.

cheers, glad the trip went well mumwith2, and enjoy the planning Skinny.

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 16:57

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 16:57
Got a bit worried there for a while when I read Skinnies reply....

" Sounds a great trip, how old were your children'...

were is PAST tense for ARE...and then I put Ayers rock and the past tense of " are" together and call me silly but...Ayers rock...children...dingoes...etc etc :-:-)))))))))
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Follow Up By: mumwith2 - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 09:32

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 09:32
skinny,
the spare tyre was laying down on the draw bar.When planning the trip make sure you pack heaps and heaps of snacks gor the kids.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:26

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:26
I beleve TJM sell a perspex rear window cover that sticks to the rear window with suction caps. It lets you have rear visability as well. A stone defector is a must for the camper trailer as stines will cause considerable damage to the paintwork as well.
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Reply By: gramps - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 23:39

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 23:39
mumwith2,

Glad you had a good time. Shame about the window. You've now got a few ideas to try for your next trip.
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Reply By: Skinny- Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:56

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:56
Hi Mum with 2 and Kiwi Angler and all.
Thanks for the advice on the rear stone protector i thought it was hype as I have only done one short trip with my new trailer.
I am sorry to distress anyone with my past tense reference to children but as a parent they seem to grow before my eyes every day and a month in a childs life seems like years to me.

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