anne beadell highway

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traveling in early august coober pedy to neale junction then connie sue to warburton then great central road to laverton then laverton to neale junction ten south to rawlinna then to cocklebiddy would appreciate information on road conditions vehicle being used is a 04 pajero 3.2 did with upgrded koni suspension and polyair air bags towing a kimberly camper any advice would be greatly appreciated.. thankyou
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Reply By: signman - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:38

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:38
My road report is 12 months old..bit I don't think conditions would have changed much..
The roughest section on Anne Beadell- causing most damge to vehicles (and camper trailers!!) was from the East to and thru the Unnamed Conseravtion Park. Numerous patches of uneven unpredictable corrugations. To Neale Junction was rough to fair, and the Connie Sue about the same. Central Rd good.
Have a great trip!! it's a challenging/rewarding drive.
Have you read the Beadell books before you go??...especially Blast the Bush.
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Reply By: Member - Ian S (NT) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:58

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:58
Hi Peter,

Great trip, we did some parts of it this year and last year. The corrugations from Mabel Creek to Emu are small but incredibly persistant, akin to driving over railway lines sideways 1 every foot for 300 kms. After that bit of track the rest through to WA seems tame. must admit we saw more trailer remnants on the Anne Beadell to Neales Junction than any other track incluing a slide out kitchen that slid out and struck a tree. That would have got the co-pilots attention. The KK has a better suspension than a lot of 4bys.
Interesting stuff around Emu and ground zero.
Ian at Mt Dare
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Reply By: Member - Martin- Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:00

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:00
Hi Peter,
We are travelling that part of the Connie Sue in the next couple of weeks. We are heading down from Warburton to Neale Junction then across to Laverton, it is going to be a bit of a side trip on the way home Alice Springs.
There are four vehicles going all towing camper trailers so if you give us your e-mail i will send you info on the condition of the tracks when we get back.
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:27

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:27
Hi Peter

Great trip having done it last September from CP to NJ and down CS to Rawlinna and out through Belgair Station to Cocklebiddy. The desert is quite varied and the dune areas very rich in colours and vegetation. When you do the run down fron NJ I strongly recommend you do the short drive into Neale Breakaways. There is a 44gal drum marking the spot. It was an inspiring landcsape. Agree with corrugations, they are a persistent feature and some quite bad sections but hey that's life. Have a great trip.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 15:18

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 15:18
Corrugation lovers
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:26

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:26
We did those tracks last October. Main advice is to not overload your vehicle and we lower our tyre pressures considerably, so the vehicle (and people!) stay intact on the corrugations. Ran 20psi most times we've done these roads.

You may also want to consider the road from Laverton to Lake Rason and down thru Plumridge Lakes to the Connie Sue. Interesting drive which we did in 2003 and 2005. Westprint have some excellent info and map on Plumridge Lakes.
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Reply By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:11

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:11
This time in 2 weeks we will have travelled the Anne Beadell and should just about be in Cooby Pedy . Nor back for 5 weeks , send a massage to me for a report then . Errol
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