OFFROAD VAN IN AREA 2 GAWLER RANGES

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 20:49
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HI ALL

Was wondering if it is possible to tow a Off road van from
Glendambo -- Kingoonya -- Mt Ive -- Hiltaba -- Wirrulla.

OR
Mt Ive -- Minnipa -- Via Gawler Ranges
I have a dual wheel 21ft, towing with TD Toyota 79 series tray
I will be traveling end of August .
I will not do the track if it rains.
Have read road conditions on SA.GOV said it open at this time but does not say if I can tow a van.
Cheers Reggy2
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 21:05

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 21:05
You will be OK, just watch out for washouts and grader runoffs on the side of the track...... plenty of vehicle roll over happen on that track.

As for rain...... the track can get closed at a minutes notice, we got caught up there a few years ago at Mt Ive Station for 3 days.... ended up driving out on a closed road with permission from Pt Lincoln police (we know the Station owners).

5 other friends who we were due to meet there (they were coming from Tarcoola) got stuck and had to divert to Glendambo.

The sky went from a few clouds to torrential downpour within 3hrs.

We were parked about 100m from the homestead and we could not move our 4x4 closure for 2 days.

The station owner got caught in Kimba for the 3 days.

Apart from that we had a fantastic time.
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Follow Up By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 21:32
Hi olcoolone

Thanks for a quick response yes rain does change a lot of plans .
We will be on a trip going to WA in a via about way how ever long it takes.
Thanks
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Reply By: Priscilla G - Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:41

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:41
Ok ,as long as you drive to the conditions.Often very corregated in areas ,just slow down & regulate tyre pressure. Be sure to stop over at Wirrulla.Nice meal at the pub & friendly locals.Visit the jetty!
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Follow Up By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 19:48

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 19:48
Thanks for that Priscilla G.
We always drive to the condition its the only to go you can't enjoy the trip otherwise
Thanks Cheers
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