Oodnadatta Track

Submitted: Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:53
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I am thinking of driving the Oodnadatta track and was just wondering how I would go towing an off road caravan. Thanks, Wes
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:57

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:57
The Oodnadatta track is a gravel highway, no problems with the usual precations
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:20

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:20
Cover your back window for stone protection, without that widow things will get a tad dusty
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Reply By: Marc - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:49

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:49
were on the track in June with a kimberley. Easy ROAD to do with some common sense driving. Keep it to 60 and have fun. The only place you need to think is on the Peake rd.
Maybe we will see ya out there. have fun and allow plenty of time to explore
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Reply By: AndrewX - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 20:48

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 20:48
When Lake Eyre had water ~2000 I think, I saw numerous normal road vans being towed by sedans along the track. There was also a rally went through when we were there and they were travelling at speeds of well over 100kph. As has already been said it's a gravel highway. The only difficulty you could encounter is if it rains. It's hard enough to travel in a solo 4wd on the outback roads after rain and impossible with a van behind you!
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:49

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:49
As mentioned the biggest drama are the rocks. We travelled the track a few years back with raised Jayco Freedom and Prado.

You need to try and mitigate the risk of damage to the rear of your vehicle as well as the front and underside of the van.

We sustained substantial stone damage right up the front and underneath of our van. Despite having had oversize mudflaps, we lost our A frame tap as well as a hole in the water tank. Severed several cable ties.

We naw have all our water tanks, water pumps and front jerry can holders fitted with galvenised stone guards.

I realise you have an off road van but I would get underneath the van and apply the "whatif" principle. If could be damaged then assume it will and find a means of protection.

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