Fliners Ranges Roads

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 22:25
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Is the road from Wilpena Pound to Arkaroola to Leigh Creek comfortable for a standard caravan & 4WD? Expect to be there in one week. Any recent knowledge appreciated.
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Reply By: Slunnie - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 23:03

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 23:03
You shouldn't have any dramas. Its all good wide fast dirt. That was 5 weeks ago anyhow. The main problem will probably be the humps and hollows but at a sensible speed it will be too easy. Some areas can get a little stone like but I wouldn't worry. They take the fuel tankers all through these areas also.

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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 13:55

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 13:55
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Reply By: kevin - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 21:01

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 21:01
I agree with John, you will have no difficulty, remembering of course that you may get some stones flying up on the gravel roads, so assuming you have that already sorted out. Have a good trip.
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 08:50

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 08:50
Its a good road except when wet. It can get very boggy
Watch the creek beds as if going too fast you'll soon know about.
An again a angled netting across front a van will do wonders on this road. The road across to Copley is also good if you want to go out this way. its a longer trip but not as much dirt Wow! am I cute
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:10

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:10
I would agree mostly with the above, but in July I had two tyre failures on the main part of that road, and thought it was pretty rocky up near Arkaroola. BFG AT - both holes through the belt, one unrepairable. Take it easy and you should be OK, but you never know! Arkaroola has some tyres, but quite limited range, so you might not get the brand/type you want if you need one. Of course, watch the dips in the road - but with a caravan I would think you'd be approaching dips and creeks with a fair amount of caution anyway.Russell S
Prado RV6
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