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Submitted: Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 09:52
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hi all
done a search in the archives can't find any thing current. is it possible to take an of road ct down this track to volkes hill then turn south on to the cook track. any body done it lately if so any major problems.
thanks in advance
al
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 09:58

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 09:58
Yes


Reduce tyre pressures on CT to 15psi and you should be OK.

AB is just a track which is VERY corrugated in places
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Reply By: Squizzy - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:48

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:48
Al,

When are doing the trip, we are leaving Nullabor on the 6th June with CTs to go the opposite way to you by the description of your question.

We have done the trip before with CTs and it is not too hard.
As Willem said, lower your tyre pressures and take it easy over the rough stuff.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:49

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:49
Sorry, make that 6th July.
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Follow Up By: al - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 17:21

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 17:21
good day geoff we won't be doing trip till late july
regards
al
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:04

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:04
Richard Knovac has just got back see Site Linkhe's also got 440 photos of the AB on his photo site.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:15

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:15
Ther's no N in Kovac and there are actually 480 photos. Thread is 58240
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:26

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:26
Al,
Need to prepare the vehicle and trailer to be corrugation proof - plenty of vehicles and trailers get trashed out there, and help is difficult/impossible to obtain.

The road from Voakes Hill to Cook is a nice drive with a fair bit of interest. The top end involves driving across some dunes, which shouldn't present a problem. It is becoming more overgrown. You will pass multiple aboriginal wells, len beadell plaques, and can take the side trip down to lake Wyola. The water tanks installed by the aboriginal community, have always had good rainwater when I've visited, but don't rely on it. There are some beautiful stands of black oaks through there. The Cook township is gradually disappearing, but is still used for railway crews to sleep and change over. The Nullabor tracks past Kudna Rockhole are more interesting than the main road that follows the fence up from the highway.
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Reply By: bob2 - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:34

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:34
You will miss the Ilkurlka Roadhouse.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:47

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 16:47
Yep, but that loop is about 920km from memory, and fuel consumption is very good on the times I've done it - usually OK for a diesel vehicle, or petrol vehicle with a long range tank.
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Reply By: farmer112 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:26

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:26
Hi Al,

I travelled the Anne Beadell Highway from Coober Pedy to Laverton two weeks ago. The corrugations on the South Australian side were quite considerable, but if you have a good, corrugation-proof CT and take it slowly it should work. However, the Anne Beadell Highway ist very narrow in places (especially in the SA part of it), so be prepared to add some scratches to your 4WD and your trailer. ;-)

From Serpentine lakes towards the Ilkjurlka roadhouse, the track was getting better and from Ilkjurlka on to Laverton it was in really good condition.

Regrettably, I cannot say anything about the track from Vokes Hill Corner south to Cook. Maybe you can contact Connie Sue Beadell from Beadell Tours:

I think I remember from the guest book at Vokes Hill Corner that they did a tour there just a few weeks ago, so Connie Sue should be able to give you some feedback on the way south to Cook.

Greetings from bloody boring Dortmund/Germany,

Juergen
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:35

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:35
Juergen Hi

We missed you, heard about you i think from a guy named Tommy a croation
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:38

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 00:38
sorry whet to use spell check and hit submit Tommy is an Australian Croatian.

We travelled from the 12/05/08 to the 20/05/08.

maybe next time, back to work tomorrow

Cheers

Richard
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