Cape York & Snorkel requirement

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 18:40
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Going to Cape York in late July. Not going up the Old Telegraph Line and sticking to the main track. Therefore would I sill require asnorkel to be fitted.
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Reply By: Cape York Connections - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:15

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:15

all the best
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:25

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:25
straight to the point there eric,how is the OTL?have you been out there yet or is it too early still as we are heading up there in july.hpofully everything is in full swing when we get there.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Franga (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:12

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:12
What about the benefits of cleaner air and cooler air intake?
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 21:20

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 21:20
Totally agree with Eric. No need to install one just for that trip. Save the $$ and spend it on fuel :((
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Reply By: Member - Mudduck (NSW) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 22:03

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 22:03
No argument here, except why take the F*&#%N boring development road? When the tele track is heaps more interesting and lots more fun.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wolf (Int) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 05:08

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 05:08
Steve is right mate (and Eric and Footy as well),

just wanna add two points:

1) "far less dangerous and far less wear and tear"

2) maybe Steve should have considered to write "LOTS MORE FUN" in capital letters :-)

Just to give you an idea concerning 1). On the development road we had an oncoming convoy of maybe 5 vehicles coming aroud a bend, us and them travelling at roughly 80ks an hour, when their leading Troopy went into a bulldust hole just about 100 meters in front of us. So by a split second visibility was NIL. Gladly everyone did the right thing, so once the dust settled, we've all been able to continue our trip without any scratches.

Cheers Wolf
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Reply By: Inland Sailor - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:05

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:05
I read frequently that in general, the bypass route is boring and can be cut up and corregated.
Many recommend doing the OTL.
However, those who want to go via the bypass route mainly do so because it takes out the difficult parts of the OTL, and probably [like me], are unsure of which parts of the OTL are OK to use without SWMBO getting them in a twist, getting stuck and doing damage to the tow vehicle and camper. So its up and back via the so called easier route.
What part[s] of the OTL would readers recommend be taken that take out the hairy scary stuff, protect the vehicle/trailer and its nervous occupant[s] and generally make it an enjoyable experience?
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