Cape York

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 07:13
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We are planning a trip to Cape York in August, We are taking an off road camping trailor. Can we get the trailor all the way
Thanks,
Greg & Barb
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 08:30

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 08:30
Greg and Barb What type of 4wd is towing what type of Trailer.
This will make it easier to answer the question.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Greg & barb - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:17

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:17
We are going in an 80 series cruiser with a Cstaway off road camper
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 14:22

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 14:22
That combination should be fine. Which model Castaway.
Get the tyre pressures down and do the same on the trailer and take it easy.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Greg & barb - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:37

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:37
The trailor is a Kookaburra (hot dip galvo)
I have have fitted electric brakes & about to fit shokies
Thanks for the advise Eric
Regards
Greg & Barb
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:55

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:55
As Eric said.

Generally speaking, I saw many 4wd's with trailers at Cape York in 2005, reckon they've no place (trailers) on the OTL, although I saw several there too.

Terry
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Reply By: michael & lisa - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 22:04

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 22:04
Were are going in July, we have an 80 series, towing an off-road camper. We are travelling with a group of the same vechiles that went up 2 years ago. They towed all the way up the otl and didn't have a problem.
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Follow Up By: bigcol - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 02:25

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 02:25
Thats interesting.
How did they go at Gunshot ??????

We are planning the same trip but are staying well clear of Gunshot creek
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Follow Up By: michael & lisa - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 08:59

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 08:59
not a problem on gunshot. we are doing gunshot this year
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:42

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:42
G'day Greg and Barb,

Should have no problem with a trailer - just make sure it is a good one! Make sure you know its weight (when loaded) and the spring carrying capacity because overloaded (easy to do) trailers and corrugations are not good bed fellows.

!MPG:5!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Greg & barb - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:16

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 15:16
Thanks for the advise
Greg & Barb
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:03

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:03
I took my camper trailer to cape york in September of last year with no problems at all..

I think that the main thing to look out for is the suspension and the ability to handle the corrogations.. As far as off roading it goes .. well.. without bursting anyone's bubble or preconceived ideas there is bugger all difficult terrain on the way to the tip... But the corrogations will rattle anything that is not 100% rock solid to pieces on the first day..

I took the trailer right to the top up the OTL (which is incidentally the best portion of the trip by a long shot in my opinion anyway)..

My camper is a custom built soft floor job with Hilux suspension under neath it and it didn't even look like failing.. My car is an 80 series cruiser with diff lockers etc which did help on a couple of the creek exits but to be honest I reckon a half decent vehicle with a working LSD should be able to make the trip pulling the trailer with little effort.

Gunshot... well we didn't go over it because I didn't want to go over the bigger drops with the trailer behind and the shorter drops had mud pits at the bottom full of pieces of exhaust and steel and sticks etc which personally I didn't want to run through my grill.. I just took the bypass track around gunshot which is hardly a problem anyway... 10k's around from memory!

Whether it be a car or camper or boat trailer you really do have to look at the suspension and make sure it is up to the constant corrogations that you will experience.. and not only on the Developmental Road.. the corrogations are all over the place along with wash outs and rocks and bumps etc...

My 2 cents anyway...

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Greg & barb - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 07:23

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 07:23
Thanks for the advise
We are beefing the trailor suspension up & fitting shockies
Thanks, Greg & Barb
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