SA road closures - 4WD, under 3t, no towing restriction

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 16:10
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Having just been to the Gammon Ranges when there were a few days of road closures, it occurred to me that the yellow category, 4WD, 3t and no towing, if strictly applied is quite restrictive and probably out of date. It rules out Patrols, 70, 100 and 200 series Cruisers, Hi-Luxes, Rangers, BT-50s, Pajeros and Amaroks. Some of the other twin cabs such as the Triton and Navara and the wagon variants squeak in along with the Pajero Sport, Prado, FJ Cruiser. This presumes that the 3t refers to the plated gvm and not the actual mass, which is not clear from the website.
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 16:51

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 16:51
I think it would apply to actual vehicle weight. Not GVM.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 18:46

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 18:46
Carefully "designed" to allow 3/4 empty Landcruiser tray top station vehicles and not much else.
Overloaded tourist vehicles are a secondary consideration.
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 19:45

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 19:45
gOOD MOVE TO. tOURISTS CUTTING UP WET ROADS ARE NOT NECESSARY.
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 19:56

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 at 19:56
I wouldnt consider it out of date. I,d say it is to protect the roads from the rubber neckers towing their overweight McMansions on wet roads and cutting them up...particularly as the locals depend on these roads to earn a few dollars.
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