Any one done Boggy Hole NT?

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02 Nov 2015 21:54 #1 by Outback Jack
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As above.

Any one done Boggy Hole near Palm Valley? Looks like it could be a challenge with a lot of sand...

Thinking it might be a good one on the way to Uluru. Probably need to sort winch out first.

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03 Nov 2015 19:12 #2 by Ralley
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I've been through in a cruiser and camper some of the sandy sections were a bit soft but no hassle. I would do it again it was a really nice drive.

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03 Nov 2015 20:14 - 03 Nov 2015 20:16 #3 by Outback Jack
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Cheers Rob.

It will be in mid January, so will be hot and the sand even more fine.....

I have seen some videos and it seems if you have a trailer it can be hard going.

In the OKA with lowered tyre pressures and also a winch for back up ( Just got to sort out a winch), I am think it should be ok.....
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05 Nov 2015 17:41 #4 by DarrenWebster303
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I have several times Lobo.
Just low tyre pressure will be fine.

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05 Nov 2015 18:16 #5 by Peter_n_Margaret
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What tyres are you running?

These are Michelin numbers for 305/70R19.5 XDE2


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05 Nov 2015 18:57 #6 by Outback Jack
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Cant remember what I have, but they are road tyres ( Steer Tyres).

IF money permits would go for Michelin or similar with a more aggressive pattern.

You can see the current tread pattern in this picture

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05 Nov 2015 18:58 #7 by Outback Jack
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06 Nov 2015 14:40 #8 by Lang
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Probably not relevent to an OKA but I did it a few years back in an AVIS Nissan Xtrail (in summer) while working out a route for an event. Was no problem for the soft-roader but a bloke following in a Landcruiser said it was nice for the council to grade the mound between the wheel tracks all the way!

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07 Nov 2015 07:59 - 07 Nov 2015 08:09 #9 by dandjcr
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Outback Jack wrote: Cant remember what I have, but they are road tyres ( Steer Tyres).


OBJ, road tyres like yours are good on bitumen, rocks and gravel but will struggle for grip in soft sand/mud.

Having said that, if you drop the tyre pressures far enough (below 30psi) and don't spin the wheels they'll get you to most places.

For sandy conditions, Michelin XDE2, Toyo M608, Kumho KRD02 (pic), all available in 285x19.5 size, or similar block tread tyres with lateral grooving will do better.


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