Outback trip

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Roamers
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Outback trip

Post by Roamers » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Hi all.
Just returned from our 8 week outback trip to support the people in the outback .
Spent plenty of money in the towns we visited
Went from Brisbane to Katherine to visit family then down through the middle of Australia to Coffin Bay ,stayed a week and stuffed ourselves full of oysters, then off to the Wineries in South Oz
then back up through western NSW to Brisbane . Total distance 9600K.

Vehicle and Van went extremely well
No issues with either'
My van is 19 ft Millard Horizon semi offload 12 year old and Vehicle is 2018 Pajero.

I was amazed to see the speeds that a lot of caravans are being towed,very scary indeed most vans were in excess of 24ft and longer and in most cases they were swaying around .
Was passed by a Land rover towing a vintage York single axle van in windy ,bumpy conditions at a speed in excess of 100k/h by a lot.
Hope he got there.
Back in the mid 80's we went up through the middle from Adelaide to Darwin . The roads have improved a lot since then.
A lot of the places we stayed at have been run down and not worth staying at them .
Many roads out west need to have upgrades ,feel sorry for the outback people who have to put up with the crap roads.
Governments need to spend the money out there and not on the super highways around the cities.

Regards
Roamers

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Re: Outback trip

Post by dieseltojo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi Roamers, good to hear you made it ok. I reckon the oyster lovers will want to try it. :)

When I saw the hay getting pushed into drought areas, I felt like going up north to help out. I reckon seeing the rain move in I might have been an error and It would be me needing a hand. :)
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