Long road trip

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Long road trip

Postby ironworker » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:52 pm

Hi fellow forum members
We are planning our first long road trip in September
We are going from Brisbane to Tasmania for 3+ weeks and we are keen for some feedback on what and what not to take
Our rig will be 1998 jackaroo and Castaway Camper
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Postby the4bears » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:10 pm

Everything you can think of, AND SOME MORE.



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Postby HGMonaro » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:58 pm

You've probably checked the likely temp in tassie in Sept... maybe cold? Plan for it!

Which way are you going? inland or coastal?
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Postby ironworker » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:35 pm

We are planning to do as much as we can
starting in Devonport where the ferry docks headind up towards Stanley then down to Strachan back thru the middle down to Hobart and Port Arthur up the East coast and across to Luanceston and back to Devonport for the float home. Any Ideas or suggestions would be appreciated
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Postby HGMonaro » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:54 am

hehe! I was more thinking about to get from Brisbane to the ferry (assuming your catching it in Melb?)

Personally, only been to Tassie twice... once to Launcestion for work so got to see the main street there, and once to Hobart for a weekend. Would like to do a trip to Tassie at some stage but they way they charge for the ferry including a camper/van makes it hard to justify. Would like to hear what you find in your travels.

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Postby Scolers » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:06 am

It's been said (sorta) but plenty of warm clothes AND doona for sleeping.

Do you intend spending time at camping spots close to towns or away in the bush? You'll need lots of storage space if you haven't got it already.

What concerns me is you are asking a very broad question so the question I need to ask you is: "What have you done to prepare for the trip?"

That will make it a lot more easier to answer your quesitons as I'm sure you've done a fair bit of thinking and preparing.

Cheers ...

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Postby ironworker » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:26 pm

We are set up for both powered and unpowered camping; the trailer has its own water supply long range fuel tank new tryes on both vehicles etc. we will have new sleeping bags by then and all other general camping equipment. We have planned to go down the coast road to Sydney and spend a day there then on to Canberra and a day there; then on to Melbourne to catch the ferry- 2 weeks to travel around Taz then back home via the inland road stopping at Dubbo on to Goondiwindi then home to Brisbane once we have finalised dates of travel we will locate Parks or camp grounds enroute and finalise accommodation then.We dont have a fridge but dont plan on being away from civilisation for more than two days at a time so the big esky should be sufficient; hope this helps you to narrow the field a bit

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Postby the4bears » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:57 pm

With no fridge =think about the cost of ice every 1.5 days????
maybe two eskys 1 with a small block of dry ice covered in something,to stop burning,to keep thigs frozen,the othr on withsome block ice & some normal party ice.
Ithink that would keep 4 a bit longer.
To make your own block ice ,get acouple of plastic ice cream containers,fill them 6/8th full & freeze them.


this a just a thought .
hope it hope it helps

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Postby ironworker » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:30 pm

Thanks for the advice the4bears
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:15 pm

He's going to Tazzzie, who needs ICE :armsup

Seriously, if your camping in a cold climate and want stuff kept cold, just leave it in water overnight (preferably a stream/creek) but a bucket would prolly do in taz :mrgreen:.

Frozen meat will be another story but since you've already said you wont be away from civilisation for more than a couple of days I can't see this being a problem. And frozen meat will usually take a day to defrost anyway, stick it in an esky with a bit of ice and you could easily have it in there for 2 days. Just eat it on the 2nd night.
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Postby ironworker » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:19 am

thanks ozzycamperboy
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Postby Scolers » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:41 pm

Thirty degrees in Hobart today ... 8)

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Postby the4bears » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:58 pm

I was just thinking outloud.

don't know about anybody else but i like my beer cold.


just thinking of all the options.


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Postby stevo. » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:24 pm

He's going to Tazzzie, who needs ICE
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21 days, maybe $100 in ice at the most? cheaper than a fridge that ya never use again.

I reckon pack light, don't take too much stuff that ya never use anyway.

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Postby Kramer » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:28 pm

lol the fridge you will never use again, I use mine all the time mostly not for camping, have a BBQ use the fridge as an outdoor fridge for drinks, a fridge/freezer dies use it to store your cold stuffs and I have used mine just as a seat :) Its a multi purpose tool and one of the best investments I have ever made!
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