Old Andado Track with a Jaco Dove

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:11
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I would like to travel from Alice Springs down the Old Andado Track to Mt Date , Dalhousie Springs, Hamilton and on to Oodnatta in mid May.
Nissan GU 4.2TD towing a Jayco Dove Off Road camper.
Any info would be appreciated.
Regards,
Barry
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Reply By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:13

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:13
Baz,
I was in the area last year in June and there were camper trailers crossing the desert, like anywhere mate, take your time and take care and you will have no probs that I can see, have a great time

Pete.
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Reply By: Member - Niss42 - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:35

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:35
Hey Pete
Thanks for the best wishes, cant wait!
Baz
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Reply By: Laura B - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:52

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 13:52
Going that way our sekves in Aug/Sept. so if you get stuck help will be on the way!!

We will be in a white 80 with roof rack full of gear!! With 2 screaming girls more than likely!!

God luck

Laura B
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 16:01

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 16:01
Hi Laura,
I hope were not still there in August/Sept.
Have a great Trip with the screamers.
Regards Barry.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L- Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 21:20

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 21:20
Hi Barry,
Check out my Trek Notes on the Old Andao Track here in EO.
Like all outback driving, drive to the road conditions, as it is not a race. It is a great track and there is some unreal scenery along the way. You should have no problems proving that it is not wet. We will be back that way this May also as part of our Simpson Geo Expedition.

Enjoy your trip, you will want to go back again.

Regards
Stephen
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 16:10

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 16:10
Hi Stephen,
I read your Trek Notes, looks fine, my only concern is dunes with the Jaco Dove behind. I will keep a lookout for your Pajero.
Thanks for the info.
Regards
Barry
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L- Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 18:07

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 18:07
Barry,
If you stick to your intended route, there are no major dunes in that area for you to worry about. Trust me, you will have a great trip. Make sure you stop over at Old Andado. There is some very unreal scenery after Andado Station and on your way down to the SA Border. You will not believe that you are in the Centre of Australia.

Have a great trip and all the best

Regards

Stephen
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:09

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:09
Thanks Stephen, for the additional info.
Regards,
Barry
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 22:32

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 22:32
Old Andado track should not present you any major problems. Keep your pressures lower than normal (like any other track).

There are usually patches of bulldust east of Allambie as you pass Rodonga Range - just take them easy.

Its a great drive - enjoy

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:12

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 19:12
Hi Phil,
Thanks for your input, this trip is sounding better every day.
Regards,
Barry
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:14

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:14
Barry we haven't travelled the Old Andado Track to Mt Dare, but May 2005 we towed our 2000kg 17ft Evernew van thru Oodnadatta, Hamilton Station, Dalhousie Springs, Mt Dare, to Finke and Lamberts Centre of Aust. without any problems. Take it easy and you shouldn't have any dramas. Some of our trip notes for that trip can be seen at groups.msn.com/CaravanningAustralia

Enjoy the trip...
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:52

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:52
Graham & Ann,
Thanks guys for the info, it's sounding better all the time.
Regards,
Barry
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