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Submitted: Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 00:14
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Going over to the big Island in July towing a 20Ft caravan with a 2007 Toyota workmate 4.5 ltr v eight.Going up to Dubbo then up to Brisbane was wondering which is the best way to go straight up the Newel Highway or do a right turn and take the Golden hwy when I leave Dubbo then swing onto the New England Hwy. Not sure which has the flatter ground for towing any help would be appreciated
Thanks Terry
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 06:29

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 06:29
Hi Terry. 4.5ltr V8 has me confused. If it has one of those in it then it would not matter how hilly it is. If not it still would not worry you as there are not a lot of steep hills on any of those roads. Just take the most scenic route for your choices. Cheers,Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Wamuranman - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 07:01

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 07:01
Terry,

If you just want the quickest easiest route then go the Newell Highway - Coonabarabran, Narrabri, Moree, Goondiwindi, Warwick etc. Still will be coming down the range at Cunningsham's Gap - make sure your van brakes work well and are adjusted correctly.
Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 07:50

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 07:50
If you are going to Brisy, the Newell is much flatter. One further way to reduce hills is when leaving Dubbo head to Mendooran from Dubbo then onto Coona. You miss the Warrumbungle foothills, but also miss out on the views of the Warrumbungle Mountains.
If you were going to the Gold Coast then the New England.


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Follow Up By: walwffoeg - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 18:11

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 18:11
I have just driven up the new england hwy from tamworth to tenterfield and i was quite shocked how bad it was. Its just a collection of patches.I came across from wa on good roads, then reached nsw and started bouncing up and down.
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 21:26

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 21:26
tHANK YOU GENTS FOR YOUR REPLIES so far Bob I guess I had you buggered both ways especially if you looked at my profile and seen the Hilux up there and I mentioned a 4.5 Ltr V8 SORRY HAVE NOT UPDATED PROFILE AS YET .Also the v8 has a bit more thirst than the hilux did .So I did not want to head into an area that is to hilly with A VEHICLE that has an unknown fuel consumption.as yet
But the answers I received from all you gents have been the sort of info I needed If when yous come to tasssy I will be able to tell you all the easiest way to swim over here .because I doubt you will get on the boat more money in freight at the moment hard to get a booking
Thanks Terry
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 09:39

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 09:39
Flat ground for towing & you're from Tasmania?
We were in Tassie last year & reckon that we never went downhill for 5 weeks!
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 23:07

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 23:07
If you go up the Newell then through Toowoomba or Warwick the only hills you will encounter are downhill. If you don't like long downhill gradients, proceed to Warwick, then take this route.


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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 00:01

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 00:01
Nomadic Navara
Peter sorry for the delay answering thank you for your route,Down hill runs do not worry me
Thanks Terry

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