transporting troopy Adelaide-Darwin

Submitted: Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 21:45
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Greetings all,
I'm looking at transporting my troopy campervan (height is more than normal, around 2.5) from Adelaide to Darwin. Does anyone know the best way to do it?
Cheers
Dust
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Reply By: Cruiser Crazy - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:07

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:07
1 - Get behind a truck which has destination Darwin.
2 - Get the wooden planks that you previously stored on your roof rack.
3 - Place wooden planks in such a position that they lean with one side on the truck and one side on the street.
4 - Get back in the car, put the car in first gear, and floor it.
5 - Brake/Stop just before you fall on the other side of the truck
6 - Get out of the car and go home.
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Follow Up By: Dust - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:27

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:27
What type of wooden planks would you suggest? hardwood etc..
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:28

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:28
I'm thinking thick as 2 short planks.

Steve.
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Reply By: qubert - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 23:48

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 23:48
i think the train is pretty cheap. and dosent flog out youre suspension like truck transport. i think its tnt that organise it
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Follow Up By: Heefers - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:24

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:24
Qubert, I would've thought that being on a truck would be no different than driving the road for ones suspension, maybe even better if the trucks trailer had some sort of suspension. Can anyone please explain? I am a little naive on this topic.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:56

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:56
qbert, last time I looked, it was black top all the way from Adelaide to Darwin, so I don't hink the suspension will get flogged too much..........

The camper hire companies do deals with backpackers to get vehicles moved around the country at a reasonable price.
Place an advertisement on the Lonley Planet forum.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:27

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:27
Putting the vehicle on the train is cheap...... BUT only if you buy a $1970 ticket first.... and second, NO ROOF RACKS ALLOWED and vechicle must not exceed 2.1mtrs in height.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:46

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:46
I rekon that you should speak real nice to "Mr Troopy", Doug T , and see if he will hitch a ride with a trucky mate to Adelaide and see if he will drive it back for you.
You get the troopy to darwin, and he gets a cheap holday in the southern state, not that its very inviting here today, absolute stinker of a day, howling hot dusty north wind and going to be about 48 degrees here.
Sitting on the edge of our seats not wanting to have fire pager go off.
Just suggesting there maybe someone who will take it there for you.

Cheers pesty
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Reply By: nomadoz - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:05

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:05
Ex truckie from Darwin will drive it for you for no out of pocket expenses from me

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Reply By: Dust - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:54

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:54
Thanks for those inovattive ideas. Still contemplating my next move though! One issue with having someone driving for us is that we won't be covered by our insurance.
Any recommendations out there for a reputable transport company?

Now about those planks.......may still be an alternative..

Dust
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Follow Up By: qubert - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:18

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:18
just insure it for the particular driver person for a week.
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Reply By: qubert - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:22

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:22
call this bloke. ad in n.t news ' cars adelaide-darwin 450 dol'
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