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Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Ashmanzzz » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:59 pm

Hi I was wondering if you knew the rules on if a double axle camper trailer (heavy duty off-road) unit were/were not allowed to access national parks? Is there a NP web site with the info?
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:29 pm

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/

Thats the NSW one, google will point you in the right direction if your in a different state.

I will say I find that hard to believe. It may be the case in a small number of national parks or certain areas. But I'd even doubt that. Have seen caravans in a few national parks and I dare say they are heavier than any camper.
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:42 pm

I can't see camper trailers not being allowed in NPs either. I can see bollards in NPs preventing access by CTs to specific campsites but that is all.

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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Komodo » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:28 pm

You got a coota?
Theyre the only camper manufacturer I know of that does a tandem axle camper.

I see no reason why they woundt be allowed. I know a lot of guys who take tandem tradesmans trailers into national parks camping all the time...

Im interested as to how you find the tandem camper in offroad conditions as I'd love to hear someones first hand experiances with them. Makes so much sence to me to have a tandem - but hey what makes sence and whats practical are often 2 different things when it comes to trailers.
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby mr_grumble » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Not sure why dual axle trailers are not allowed :?
Double axle means half the load on each tyre resulting in lesser footprint I'd think.
Only thing I can come up with is when dual axle trailers turn sharply, the rear wheels tend to drag sideways ripping up the track a bit, but not enough to ban them outright I'd think.

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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:04 pm

I haven't heard of any restrictions to date in any State.


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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Komodo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:03 pm

any more info on this?
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby hoadie72 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:16 pm

I know of National Parks that don't allow camper trailer or caravan camping. It's not quite the same as being banned though, is it?
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:28 am

hoadie72 wrote:I know of National Parks that don't allow camper trailer or caravan camping. It's not quite the same as being banned though, is it?


Which ones are they Ben??
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby hoadie72 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 pm

gypsylady wrote:
hoadie72 wrote:I know of National Parks that don't allow camper trailer or caravan camping. It's not quite the same as being banned though, is it?


Which ones are they Ben??

Click on search, then scroll down and you'll see quite a few sites that don't allow caravans OR trailers.


http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Natio ... ounds.aspx
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:33 am

hoadie72 wrote:Click on search, then scroll down and you'll see quite a few sites that don't allow caravans OR trailers.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Natio ... ounds.aspx


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So you are referring to NSW only when you make your statement re CTs and caravans not being allowed in some NPs!!!


BTW..I did have a look at that site and my take on it is more about access rather than them not being allowed. However as I do not frequent NPs in NSW (or anywhere for that matter) maybe I have misinterpreted it.

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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby hoadie72 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:07 am

If you have a look at my post, you'll see that I said you can't CAMP in some NPs with a caravan or trailer. It doesn't necessarily mean you can't take them in there.

Having been into some of these spots, due to the design of the campsites, there's no way you could set up a CT or van as they use bollards and bays that aren't long or wide enough to set up a CT in.

I've also seen sites in SA like this too, so it's not just NSW specific.
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:27 am

hoadie72 wrote:
Having been into some of these spots, due to the design of the campsites, there's no way you could set up a CT or van as they use bollards and bays that aren't long or wide enough to set up a CT in.

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That is what I meant by ACCESS Ben...
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:33 am

hoadie72 wrote:
I've also seen sites in SA like this too, so it's not just NSW specific.


Ben, my comment was specific to your NSW link....

It never ceases to amaze me that our NPs are not governed by the commonwealth as opposed to the states, not that I am saying they would do it any better. I think the name NATIONAL Parks is very misleading.
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Re: Two axle camper not allowed in national parks

Postby Komodo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:42 am

^ agreed.
But really do you really think that a federal body could really look after parks properly?
Although it is weird that we have national parks and state forests managed by the states...
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