Coromal Seka Off Road

Submitted: Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 13:45
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We have a 2003 Coromal 17ft 2 axle off road pop top. Tow vehicle is 2009 Prado diesel auto. Planning a trip in June/July which will include Mereenie Loop, Oodnadatta Track and Birdsville or Strzelecki Track.

We have done one trip several years ago that included Hillston - Ivanhoe - Wilcannia - White Cliffs - Tibooburra - Cameron Corner - Innamincka - Dig Tree - Windorah. Very minor dust problems but nothing broke! We let the tyres down and drove to the conditions.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I have an extra spare wheel for car and caravan? Any feedback on off-road capabilities of Coromal? I don't really want speculation about that. Just any positive/negative comments from real experience.
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:02

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:02
Dave

You seem to have it worked out , the magic words are drive to the conditions
I wouldn't worry about a extra spare on the roads mentioned , they just add to the weight .
Most reasonable quality tyres with the correct pressures will get you there and back no problems .

Have a good trip

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Reply By: baznpud (tassie) - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 19:09

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 19:09
Agree with above comment, have traveled tracks mentioned on a few occasions
with a 19' caravan and never had a puncture.
One of the vans was a Coromal Pioneer Off Roader.
Love the areas, enjoy the trip.
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Reply By: mike39 - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:25

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:25
I go against the grain a little here.

The only time we seem to have tyre problems is when its least expected. Having said that, we do tend to get into well off the road places and most failures are the result of a small (wood) stake in the sidewall which do not manifest until a couple of days later.

Carry 3 spares (2 in the truck, 1 on the van) same rims/tyres all round.
Last winter ended up with 2 punctures within 4 days (both on the van), all a long way from civilisation.
Mike


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Follow Up By: Zippo - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:30

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:30
The tracks the OP listed are all graded roads (which we have traversed) and the likelihood of staking a sidewall on any of them is lower than my chances of winning Lotto without a ticket.
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Reply By: Dave S9 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 08:36

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 08:36
Thanks for the feedback guys.

The general consensus seems to be that on those graded roads I don't need to go overboard with extra spare tyres etc, and that the Coromal should be up to the job. The wheels on car and caravan aren't compatible so it would be an expensive exercise to do that.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 08:56

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 08:56
Don't know whether you still have the original wheel nuts on Dave. I got caught out a few years ago when the Coromal nut tool snapped. Could have been a real problem if I had been out bush. Changed them to a standard wheel nut.
Cheers,DaveM.
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