I had a great time towing my van to the FNQ Tip from Melb in mid August 2018.
The PDR corrugations were dreadful from Fairview to Coen, with many cars, vans and trailers loaded onto RACQ trucks heading South. I almost turned back, but gritted my teeth and continued.
I had the Jayco Penguin Outback with the new JTec independent suspension, which I suspect saved the van from worse damage than many cupboard doors falling off and the fridge opening and spilling contents due to the shocking corrugations. I have written to Jayco to thank/congratulate them for their new suspension system.
I came home by the Eastern route from Coen (I didn't dare go back on that "road"), along Eastern coastal tracks through native title properties with many station gates. That was longer, but a beautiful track passing some great billabongs et al, and probably saved my car and van from further damage.
I had such a great time, that I continued around Australia for 67 days, arriving home late October.
I replaced the air filter in Darwin (a full car service) - the mechanics just laughed and showed it around the garage when they saw it!
I plan to go there again in late April 2019 - at least to the Palmer River Goldfields for some prospecting, then who knows where from there?
This time I'll be armed with a snorkel and 2.5" lift.
This grey nomad stuff (63) is really appealing!]
Loving what you do.
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