cape york

#1
Hi all im planning a trip in 2020 to the cape york 2adults 2kids boy and girl my 4wd is a 90 series prado i was wondering what spares should i take, camping gear etc

here is a list of things my 4wd has
all bushes have been replaced with whiteline bushes
all ball joints been done with aftermarket set
tough dog shocks with king spring the springs are getting replaced with heavy duty ones soon
it has duel battery setup
110w solar setup
oricom uhf
im tossing up between 32 a/t or 32 m/t not sure yet
titan draws
warn recovery gear
dominator winch
4wd supercenter full length basket
9inch kings spotties
32inch light bar
tuff terrian snorkel
kings awning

engine wise its healthy does not leak
radiator has been replaced
timing belt kit has been done
i removed the lpg and replaced it with the 90l main tank
transfer case leaks but the output seal is leaking and im getting that fixed next week im going genuine with the oil seal

my camp gear
single fold table
chairs
butane gas burner
led strip light
pots and pans
oztrail 8 person tent
first aid

things that i am getting through out the year

xrox bull bar
50l fridge haven't decided which one yet
camp shower pack
Adventure Kings Camp Fire BBQ Plate Grill and Hotplate
Voyager Portable BBQ

Dune 4WD Recovery Board Tracks Desert Sand 800 mm
water tank not sure if i should make one or buy one

fishing gear

im sure i have left a few out but what else should i do before i go

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#3
my box of spares have radiator hoses , 6 coil packs and spare ignition leads and oil's that i permanently take with me where ever i go and i forgot i have a bag of tools in the back aswell along with silcon spray, lithium spray and wd40 and a can of start ya basturd my diff breathers have already been etended but i have read that the top of the auto on these are a pain in the ass i think i may invest in 2 more single draws to stack up because my fridge is going beside the draws
 

CruiserAd

Active Member
#5
Hi all im planning a trip in 2020 to the cape york 2adults 2kids boy and girl my 4wd is a 90 series prado i was wondering what spares should i take, camping gear etc

here is a list of things my 4wd has
all bushes have been replaced with whiteline bushes
all ball joints been done with aftermarket set
tough dog shocks with king spring the springs are getting replaced with heavy duty ones soon
it has duel battery setup
110w solar setup
oricom uhf
im tossing up between 32 a/t or 32 m/t not sure yet
titan draws
warn recovery gear
dominator winch
4wd supercenter full length basket
9inch kings spotties
32inch light bar
tuff terrian snorkel
kings awning

engine wise its healthy does not leak
radiator has been replaced
timing belt kit has been done
i removed the lpg and replaced it with the 90l main tank
transfer case leaks but the output seal is leaking and im getting that fixed next week im going genuine with the oil seal

my camp gear
single fold table
chairs
butane gas burner
led strip light
pots and pans
oztrail 8 person tent
first aid

things that i am getting through out the year

xrox bull bar
50l fridge haven't decided which one yet
camp shower pack
Adventure Kings Camp Fire BBQ Plate Grill and Hotplate
Voyager Portable BBQ

Dune 4WD Recovery Board Tracks Desert Sand 800 mm
water tank not sure if i should make one or buy one

fishing gear

im sure i have left a few out but what else should i do before i go

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Hey toothless sounds like you're going to have a ball and you've got some cracking gear there for the trip. Can i suggest one important thing if you haven't thought of it? A cargo barrier wouldn't go astray especially with two kids in the back and with that gear in the wagon. Hope you dont think im being pedantic but i do know a family that were devastated by an accident involving loose gear in the back of a wagon. One child was killed and the other left a paraplegic after a violent stop and the gear smashing into the back seats. Just something to think about if you haven't already.
 

cam04

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#9
Snorkels are cheap insurance.
I’m not seeing diff/gearbox/transfer case breather extensions on your list. Your model doesn’t come with them standard I believe.

Edit. Just spotted the snorkel.
 

TonyF8

Active Member
#12
Having been to the Cape 46 times since 1987, all I can say it is not that remote anymore, and there are plenty of people traveling up there. Now I haven't seen many people driving around the Cape at night, so if I were you, ditch the light bar and spotties and invest in some lockers, gonna be a damn sight more helpful. AT tyres will do more than what you need, Palm creek, your gonna be winching out of it unless your the first one through in the morning, and then thats not a guarantee, Cockatoo creek, well you will probably be winching into the creek, simply due to the amount of traffic using the tracks up there now, Logans and Nolans, keep your fuel tanks full, as they can be deep and a half empty fuel tank becomes a very good bouancy tank. Don't overload your vehicle, this is a comman mistake made by a lot of people, everything you need can be purchased on the Cape and your helping out the local businesses as well. A good major service before you leave, pack the hoses and belts they replace, these will be your spares. More importantly is take your time, adjust your tyre preassures accordingly and drive to conditions, its about $8000 to get your vehicle off the Cape if you have done any serious damage. Drive safe and play fair.
 
#13
i also do some night time runs aswell me and mate but i can have best of both worlds we have 4 weeks to do it so the plan is taking our time i want to get the most out of it
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
#14
4 weeks isn’t a lot. Don’t try to tick all the boxes. It’s a very big place. Tony has me by 2 years. ‘89 was my first trip. I worked up there for 7 years. I’d pick a couple of spots and just chill out and enjoy them rather than driving from one place just to see another one.
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
#15
I did it at night in 2016 and it was pretty cool. TonyF8 has some good advice for you about keeping it light. Weight is a killer on big touring trips so think twice if you need an item before packing it.
 
#16
i know it isn't a lot but but we are google maping a few spots the tip is our Big one and if i can't do that then the trip is not complete for me but the key is taking our time and picking our lines
 

hiluxdriver

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#17
I’d pick a couple of spots and just chill out and enjoy them rather than driving from one place just to see another one.
Sounds like you already have the car sorted, though don't pack one of everything for "just in case". But the above would be my advice also.Don't race from one point to the next, if you find a nice spot, stay there for a day or 2.
 
#19
Thats the plan

Here is my small setup i have the roof top bag under our bed and air mattress's aswell
 

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