Savannah Way??

When is the best time to do this trip, West?? in a 2wd motorhome, slowly?
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 21:15

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 21:15
Soon after the road opens to "all traffic" after the wet season and before the tourists get it all corrugated again.
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Reply By: Member - Core420 - Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 09:48

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 09:48
Be aware that the Robinson river crossing may be covered by large rocks. A high clearance vehicle would have no problems. I've seen locals crossing it in a sedan, but you wouldn't want that sort of damage to the underside of your motor home.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:57

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:57
Move a couple of big ones and it will be fine.

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Follow Up By: JOHN C36 - Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:39

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:39
Before moving a big one make sure it does not have teeth and a tail. The Robinson River is known to have crocs.

A cautionary tale about crossing the Robinson River:

Tourists spend night on car roof in croc-infested waters

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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:12
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Follow Up By: Member - Cuppa - Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 19:44

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 19:44
We met folk with a similar setup to yours on the Savannah way. They were travelling very slowly & enjoying themselves, but I recall thinking that if I had a rig like that I probably wouldn't be finding it so enjoyable. They had quite a long rear overhang & i wondered if they might have trouble on a couple of the river crossings we had already been over, where the overhang could be quite an impediment dropping into the water & exiting it. We never ever heard of a stranded motorhome though, so I guess there is a good chance they made it. Roads & rivers change with the seasons so if it wee me I would want to be carrying sufficient fuel to cover me in case I had to turn back.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Friday, May 13, 2022 at 09:10

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 09:10
Yes I was thinking the same thing. There are some very sharp dips into creek crossings.
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