Road conditions

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 08:12
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Hi All
Can anyone give me road conditions from Normanton across to Borroloola please.
Looking at traveling in the next couple of days towing a 20 foot van.


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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 19:58

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 19:58
Hi Laurie, we have just completed just that but from Borroloola to Normanton. Be prepared for some rough roads, plenty dust and some severe corrugated sections. our van is a 22 footer and at burketown and Normanton we found bolts and screws completely dislodged. we let the tyres on the car down to 30psi and on the van to 25psi. This did help but still loose screws and bolts. At Normanton we spend a day cleaning dust in the van and car. However having said that, I would do it again. Some beautiful scenery along the way and coming from Burketown, when you reach Hells gate the track gets considerably better with long stretches of bitumen. Robinson River is a great camp spot, particularly on the East side, just go down the dirt track about 500 metres and there is a great camp site, overlooking the river. Good luck. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Laurie S - Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 20:32

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 20:32
Thanks George
You are not currently in Karumba are you. What sort of van were you towing and with what vehicle?
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Follow Up By: bigmark - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 17:49

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 17:49
Laurie you might want your tyre pressure to be a few psi less than 30 as well mate.
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