Suitabilty of Cobar Louth Rd

Submitted: Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:01
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Seeking advice on suitability of Cobar-Louth Road for 4WD towing 22 Ft road caravan.
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Reply By: djpatrol - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:16

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:16
Dunno but I would love to know also as I am thinking of doin it also 18ft road van
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Reply By: dinodog- Central Coast NSW - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:58

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:58
roosey

up that way at easter, travel that road a couple of times a year its all red dirt. if you take it easy you should not have any problems. a bit soft in places a bit rough in others. the only time it becomes difficult is after rain then it is generally closed. it is now tar to about 50 k's out of cobah.

travelled it once when it was raining about half an inch an hour in the dark towing a heavy duty trailer, very interesting trip, glad to see the lights of shindy's inn at louth. could not venture any further as the rest of our trip was on black soil. so we stayed and enjoyed the hospitality at the pub for the rest of the night with all the stranded locals and travellers. new owners there now doing a good job. if you are out that way drop in at the tilpa pub to read the walls and have a good feed.

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Follow Up By: dinodog- Central Coast NSW - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:01

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:01
sorry
should have also said you will need a decent vehicle to tow and i assume that if your towing a van that size you already have the appropriate vehicle.

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Follow Up By: dinodog- Central Coast NSW - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:03

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:03
me again
the photo below is on the louth/tilpa road

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Reply By: atoyot - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:10

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:10
Yep, I agree with Dino Dog. Unless it rains, it shouldn't be a problem. Just one thing about road closures out there. When it rains, they don't always have the resources to put closure signs up on all the roads that might be affected, so it's best to ask the locals, listen to the local radio stations, or even check it out with the coppers. The locals appreciate considerate travellers who make the effort to find out. Having said that, I don't want to put the mocka on your trip, but a bit of rain would be real handy right now,

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Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 23:23

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 23:23
We were at Trilby over Easter.

Don't have a van but spoke to 4 couples from a Hunter Valley caravan Club that were there with vans about your size. They had no dramas except for some dust in around the fridge vents.

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Reply By: roosey - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:25

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:25
Thanks for info, I will give it a go, probably check with local police at Cobar also before leaving.
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