off road or standard van

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 13:08
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Going across to Broom via Melbourne, Longreach,Tennant Creek etc will possibly go off road. Do we need a true off road van or should a standard van do the job - Help
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 13:13

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 13:13
Most of that is tar road depending on your route...
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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 13:35

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 13:35
For peace of mind, I would go for a medium duty off road van. Then you can take that dirt loop road and feel safe about it.

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Follow Up By: mum - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 15:17

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 15:17
Thanks for that, we do have a Jayco Eagle Outback which we took to Cape York, but that was horrendous as the corrugated roads were awful and each time we stopped there was dirt and screws all over the floor. Did not want to have to go through that again, will opt for another brand of off road
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 17:34

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 17:34
"will possibly go off road"
Well then Mum a true offroad van may very well be needed :-)

Do some more planning, decide where you will go now & would like to go in the future. No point getting a van that wont handle the conditions you are going to take it on as it will only dissapoint. If you are sticking to the tar then a standard van will do. If looking at routes like the Birdsville track/Gibb river road for example then upgrading to an outback pack would be good insurance. If heading off the main tourist routes like the great central highway or Taminai track then I'd lean towards a purpose built offroad van.
Cheers Craig..........
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Reply By: Member - Thomo - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:31

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:31
If it were my money I would go off road from the start. If you don't go that way stay on sealed roads as despite what the manufactures claim you need more than just a suspension upgrade for off road travel.
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