The Canning reopens

sharkcaver

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Good news for some peoples: The canning reopens after the lifting of the biosecurity measures arising from covid.
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Personally, I will be avoiding it like the plague, it's going to be like Pitt St.
 
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shanegtr

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Its great that its reopening. Would be an interesting run if you where the first vehicle across after such a long period of time with no vehicles travelling along the track. But I agree with you that it may be busier than usual this year. I cant wait to travel along it someday, but its going to have to wait until I don't have to drag kids along as the way my wife travels there is just no way we can logistically carry enough food and water to go 2 weeks without re supplies (5 days is usually about our limit with out top ups :mad:)
 

sharkcaver

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Personally, I couldn't think of anything worse. I like my serenity and with the masses about to cannonball run the CSR, that leaves plenty of other places devoid of people ;). Not that I hate people mind you, but it would soil my experience of the CSR. BTW, sent you a message.
 

discomatt

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Personally I can’t wait until I have a 4wd that is suited to a Canning trip, did the start of it in 2018 on another trip and wanted to keep going.
certainly not a trip for a 10 year Discovery unless you have a few spares , lots of mechanical knowledge, a fault reader and plenty of cash just in case
 

Albynsw

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Personally I can’t wait until I have a 4wd that is suited to a Canning trip, did the start of it in 2018 on another trip and wanted to keep going.
certainly not a trip for a 10 year Discovery unless you have a few spares , lots of mechanical knowledge, a fault reader and plenty of cash just in case

What’s wrong with the D4?
 

CTL

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That is great news.
Whilst the track will be nice and smooth (except for the numerous washouts) having had no vehicles along it for over 2 years (when we did it the corrugations were horrendous, and I have travelled my fair share of corrugations over the years) it will be so overgrown with shrubs (expect copious amounts of pin striping) and spinifex (expect clogged radiators and burning vehicles from DPF fires), I would be avoiding it until others have cleared the track.
 

Albynsw

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My initial reaction was great it is open we can do it but not so sure now with all the negative feedback
 

discomatt

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What’s wrong with the D4?
Your fishing right??
Nothing wrong with it, it’s a great car that I love to drive and has been reliable to date but that doesn’t remove the concerns of taking a 10 year old high tech car into such a remote area. As I have always stated I do accept the reality of LR ownership
 

boobook

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Personally, I couldn't think of anything worse. I like my serenity and with the masses about to cannonball run the CSR, that leaves plenty of other places devoid of people ;). Not that I hate people mind you, but it would soil my experience of the CSR. BTW, sent you a message.
Agreed. The CSR has appeal, but it is like 4wding in a traffic jam.

There are nicer places with fewer people to contend with. Alas they are all getting busier. There are some nice trips that are not well known or accessible. God help me if the APY lands open to tourism. That has some magic locations that are untouched by tourists.
 

boobook

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Your fishing right??
Nothing wrong with it, it’s a great car that I love to drive and has been reliable to date but that doesn’t remove the concerns of taking a 10 year old high tech car into such a remote area. As I have always stated I do accept the reality of LR ownership
You own 2 4wds and not one is reliable enough for remote 4wding?

I must admit I don't get that.
 
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discomatt

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You own 2 4wds and not one is reliable enough for remote 4wding?

I must admit I don't get that.
Na mate the one I would take on a trip like that is 25 years old and now reads over 400,000km on the odometer , that one drinks over 20l / 100 with a 1970's design V8, nothing to do with reliability, everything to do with size and fuel capacity.
No point trying to explain why I wouldn't take the other one to some but at the end of the day it would probably have no issue, after all in nearly 10 years and over 100,000 km not one issue or brake down but I still wouldn't take it out there but I will take it on my next 20,000km trip towing 2.5 ton the whole way
 

Mick_Marsh

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Na mate the one I would take on a trip like that is 25 years old and now reads over 400,000km on the odometer , that one drinks over 20l / 100 with a 1970's design V8, nothing to do with reliability, everything to do with size and fuel capacity.
No point trying to explain why I wouldn't take the other one to some but at the end of the day it would probably have no issue, after all in nearly 10 years and over 100,000 km not one issue or brake down but I still wouldn't take it out there but I will take it on my next 20,000km trip towing 2.5 ton the whole way
I have a couple of friends with D4s that would and do take their D4s into remote areas. They are a very capable vehicle. The traction control systems are amazing. I've seen them walk up slippery, rocky inclines that old tech double diff locked 4wds struggle up.

I can't afford a D4 so I take my 1980s V8 petrol Series 3 Landrover which hasn't let me down in the bush yet.
Oh, the ignition switch fell apart once but we hotwired it.
 

cookie64

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One thing I know for a fact, any vehicle regardless of Year, Make or Model can break down, it depends on your level of maturity on whether you elect to continue and perhaps create a bigger issue by pushing on and hoping it won't get worse or rely on others to bail you out, or head for safe territory.

Modern vehicles are great as far as diagnostics such as Scangauges etc, but these will not tell you if you Transmission cooler or radiator are clogged with grass or other physical issues, and merely pushing on is going to create a very real headache. I have a feeling that my situation may well have started when I did the Canning & Madigan 4 years ago and simply built up the collection of seeds between the radiator & cooler over the subsequent years and many travels since.

cheers
 

Albynsw

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Your fishing right??
Nothing wrong with it, it’s a great car that I love to drive and has been reliable to date but that doesn’t remove the concerns of taking a 10 year old high tech car into such a remote area. As I have always stated I do accept the reality of LR ownership

Seriously I wasn’t, I thought you were referring to your old Disco so was asking why you wouldn’t take the newer one. Didn’t realise it was so old now
But surprised at your response just the same
 
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sharkcaver

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My initial reaction was great it is open we can do it but not so sure now with all the negative feedback
Don't be too concerned. Apparently 6 x 4wd trucks are leaving Kalgoorlie in the morning for the CSR. They should clear the vegetation out.
 

Albynsw

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Don't be too concerned. Apparently 6 x 4wd trucks are leaving Kalgoorlie in the morning for the CSR. They should clear the vegetation out.

That is not my concern, I am more worried about not getting the CSR experience because it is too busy
 

CTL

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There will be an initial rush to be amongst the first to do it after being closed for so long but a lot of people were not expecting the decision to open coming so soon, therefore the numbers travelling the CSR will be spread out over the season IMHO. The main camps (4 or 5) are big and even with a lot of vehicles are still not too crowded. Anywhere else it is camp where you want and we didn’t camp with anybody else the entire trip. Need to allow about 3 full weeks to see it all.
 

mikehzz

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ASPW was bragging on Youtube not long ago that he got permission to do it from some of the TO's with the proviso he stay out of the communities. He'll just be one of many now. Apparently he's doing it in his super early model Range Rover Classic. That would be older than @discomatt's Disco.
 

shaun0

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Hes doing it in both. His mate is driving the Range Rover and hes driving the new Troopy plus a couple of other cars.
 
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