Excellent Camping Spot

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 16:58
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Just came back from an enjoyable 3 days at Moingup springs in Stirling Range National Park. Trip was taken for final trim of 12volt setup. Running a 110amp deep cycle and a 20 amp smart charger from "supercrap"( as some members refer to them as). In the van during day was only running a Waeco 140ltr upright(12v only), added to that at night had 1 maybe 2 LED lights and an inverter. To keep the setup going for the 3 days all I had to do was run my cheap as chips $99 750w 2 stroke generator for 2 hrs in morning and 2 hours at night.(quite happy). Still trying to sort out when the generator runs if I am getting battery back up to full charge or only up to the "80%" point. I was basically turning gen off after most of the indicator lights came back on.Just not sure if this is healthy or not?

ADDENDUM: recommend this campground to anyone travelling in the area, but be aware camper and caravan spots are limited and is first come first served. for further details is a reference on exploroz or just google Moingup Springs WA
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:16

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:16
Agreed - as you say, limited vehicle/trailer spaces but plenty for tents. Lovely spot in spring - some top quality native flowers found only a few metres from our van - and close to Bluff Knoll (might actually make it to the top next time - was low cloud that stopped us you see - not the climb :-o(. and we stayed a few nights for free - no self reg facilities and no ranger anywhere either - bonus!
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:20

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:20
was running with volunteer ranger(out from Gnowangerup) while there was s'posed cost $5 conc. for wife and $7 for me but he only charged me the $5 as well
all he wanted to do was chat couldnt get rid of him hahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 19:53

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 19:53
managed to talk the wife into climbing Bluff Knoll about 5 years ago, she has not forgiven me yet.
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 02:12

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 02:12
Love the Stirlings, use to climb them regularly when I was a kid, not too many that I haven't climbed. We climbed Bluff Knoll about 12 months ago, found it a lot harder than when I was a kid. LOL My favourite one was Warrengup, (now known as Mt Trio), we lived on the farm at the foot of the hill and use to walk to and then climb it and then walk home again, that back road wasn't there then of course. Arrrh the memories.

Simba, our much missed baby.

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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 16:29

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 16:29
Good to hear from someone that can camp with just a little back up power and not going overboard with the cost.
Sola and expensive generators would not be in my budget, anyway the little A'Van will get the same setup when it hits the "Free camping" again.
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Reply By: greydemon - Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 18:19

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 18:19
Yes, it might SEEM like a good camping spot, BUT you might be unlucky enough to be there at the same time as someone running a cheap as chips 2 stroke generator (cheap as chips... read as 'bloody noisy') for four hours a day while 'getting away from it all' !



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