Corner Country

Submitted: Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 18:13
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I am planning a trip July/August from Broken Hill through Tibooburra, Cameron's Corner, Merty Merty and Innaminka taking a 18ft tandem axle caravan (not off road but good ground clearance) with a Nissan Patrol. I would like to know if anybody has done a similar trip and how they fared.
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Reply By: AndrewX - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 18:42

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 18:42
You will have no problems Lee as long as it doesn't rain. Even without a van behind, the roads are impassable (and closed with heavy fines - $hundreds) if you use them. So in a sense the van is not a problem except that you will be stuck for longer than solo vehicles. We - all solo 4wds - were stuck for 36hours between Innaminka and Tibooburra in rain. I personally wouldn't take my van, a 16 footer, on that road. Clearance is not a problem but rough roads, stones, dust etc in my view don't suit road vans. Only consolation is that it doesn't rain a lot up there!! Good luck!
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Reply By: On Patrol - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:19

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:19
Hi Lee
Did that trip last Sept in our Subaru Outback and had no problems other than corrigations past Camerons Corner, they will be the biggest problem other than the remote chance of rain. Enjoy your trip mate it a great destination.
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Reply By: Member - Tony C (VIC) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:56

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:56
Lee.
We did that trip a while ago towing van with a Commodore.Was a fantastic trip all went well. Section between Fort Gray and Strezlecki Track was fairly corrugated.If you take your time towing your van shouldnt be a problem.
Have a great trip. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 07:11

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 07:11
Lee.

Check with Camerons Corner before you leave.
I was through there a couple of weeks ago, very dry and lots of sand on the ridges.
Some sort of stone guard for the van would be a good idea.

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Reply By: Laura B - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 09:23

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 09:23
Ill just say what evryone else says - you should be right just corrigated and i guess it depends on which way up to Innamincka...we are going Bore Track ( 6 hrs max most people say with a heap of stops ) but we are only a 4b - not towing....we will be out that way 15th Aug meeting up with a few others....see you out there maybe!

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:08

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:08
Laura,

The Bore track is a very pretty run, you will enjoy it. Like you suggest taking yor time, with plenty of stops to check out the scenery is the go. 6hours I would reckon is heaps of time.

However, I would stick to the main road ie via Merty Merty if towing a large van. There is plenty of sand on the Bore Track and while you could probably get through with the van the potential for getting stuck is certainly exists.

The suggestion fo some sort of stone guard is also wise. the front of the van will get sandblasted anyway but you don't want rocks coming off the van and smashing rear windows

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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:08

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:08
We towed our van thru that way in 2003 then onto Haddon Crn Birdsville...and up to the Gulf.... no problems...a little of our trip can be found here groups.msn.com/CaravanningAustralia
http://au.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/grahcom

We followed the old Strzelecki...


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