wuold a toyota surf make cape york trip

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going around australia for 12 months in a 1994 surf 3ltr what would be the odds of making it to top of cape york
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Reply By: ERIC from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:29

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:29
DAVID A SURF WILL MAKE IT TO CAPE YORK.
WE TOOK A SURF UP LAST SEASON AND IT IS ON OUR VIDEO.
"CAPE YORK THE GREAT ADVENTURE " PUT OUT BY LIFE STYLE VIDEOS.
TO ORDER PH 03 9790 0656 WE HAD NO PLOBLMS WITH IT.
ALL THE BEST ERICCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: david - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:33

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:33
thank you eric will buy vidio do you think a hand winch would be enough or should i fit electric
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Follow Up By: ERIC from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:43

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:43
IN MY OPINION A GOOD HAND WINCH IS THE WAY TO GO.
IT IS A BIT MORE HARD WORK BUT YOU CAN PULL YOUR SELF BACK WARDS AND EVEN SIDE WARDS . SOME TIMES FORWARD CAN GET YOU INTO MORE TROUBLE.
I LIKE TO TRAVELL WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER 4* 4 S SO YOU CAN SNATCH EACH OTHER OUT.
ALL THE BEST ERIC
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Follow Up By: rodeoowner - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 11:23

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 11:23
Eric, you beat me to it! I have your video. I like it a lot! I reckon the Surf would have done better with a good set of tyres.
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Reply By: david - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:48

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 17:48
could you tellme what cape york connections is or do have not heard you before thank you
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Follow Up By: ERIC from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:19

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:19
DAVID WE DO TAG ALONGS IN CAPE YORK.YOU CAN SEE MORE ABOUT US ON www.capeyorkconnections.com.au
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Follow Up By: PETER from Cape York Connections - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:21

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:21
DAVID YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON OUR LOGO ON THE ANSWERS AND THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO OUR WEB SITE.
ALL THE BEST ERICCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol- Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:30

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:30
G,DAY PETER , ERROL FROM YORK HERE HOW ARE GOING?
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Reply By: david - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:22

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:22
thank you for your help we have been thinking of a tag along setup will have a look at your site thanks dave
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Reply By: Member - Errol- Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:38

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 18:38
DAVID IF YOUARE THINKING OF GOING WITH A TAG ALONG , THEN GO WITH THEM ,THAY NOT BAD , DID A TRIP WITH THEM A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ,AND WE SURE DID ENJOY OURSELVES . ERROL PS ASK PETER ABOUT WELDING RODEOS UP IF YOU GO WITH THEM
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Reply By: dougie - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 19:54

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 19:54
Your surf will do it easy, There are a lot of single car travellers and jion up with someone for the telegragh track the rest is easy.The good thing is there are alwys people along to give you a hand out of bogs and creeks.
watch out for on coming traffic
If you get stuck the other travellers will pull you out because they will need to get past and most of the the telegragh is 1 car traffic
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Reply By: jaycee - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:00

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:00
SMURF'S ARE GOOD AT GOING ANYWHERE AND COMING BACK!
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Reply By: Groove - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 12:27

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 12:27
Hi David,
I did Cape York in a stock NG 1991 (original Shape) pajero 3l petrol. No problems at all, apart from getting bogged once. Avoid the Development Road at all costs. It is corrugated beyond belief and boring as hell. The Overland Telegraph track is so much fun I cant wait to go back.

Only two real tricky spots. Palm Creek and Gunshot. Gunshot can be bypassed if you want and Palm has many good places to attach a winch if need be. Palm is quite early in the piece and often causes alot of travelers to turn back and go the develpment road, dont be put off it really is one of the more tricky creek crossings and once acrros the going is fine.

I did the trip alone and had a ball. A good quality hand winch is essential along with tree trunk protector and extention strap etc. Take it easy check all crossings on foot first and you wil love it.

On my trip I actually came across a surf bogged very badly. No recovery gear, not even a snatch strap. I felt very tempted to leave him there, but didnt.
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Reply By: Member - Chris - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 23:03

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 23:03
I read a 4x4 magazine a few years back showing photos of two sedans fully jacked that made it to the tip. It was a big selling feature for the vehicle - I'm pretty sure they were BMW's or something sporty like that. They looked weird as.
Admittedly they must have scoured the tracks for days making sure the track was at it's easiest.

Not only that but I would guess the cars would be pretty messed up after doing it a few times.Sedan manufacturer try hards trying to abolish the reason for 4x4s. Will never work.Love the bush.
Chris
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