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Post Info TOPIC: Flat route Murray Bridge to Adelaide or alternatives..?


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Flat route Murray Bridge to Adelaide or alternatives..?


Anyone know of a route from Murray Bridge to Adelaide bypassing the long uphill crawls..?

Complete alternative suggestions would be welcome too.

Thanks..   Geoff.



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Any flat route to Adelaide for you would entail a much longer route. The bit of extra time the slow running on the direct route would be far less than the extra time going the flat route.

What is wrong with your rig that you want to dodge hills? Is the tug under-powered or are you pulling too large a van? I suggest you get used to hills if you are coming over to the east coast.



-- Edited by PeterD on Friday 27th of April 2018 09:15:40 PM

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No real alternative as I see it.

There are a couple of slow drags, with the first one after Callington, and one as you get near to Stirling being the worst in my opinion. Take them easy, and you would be fine

That said, it may be a bit flatter going up to Mannum and coming from there, or down to Victor Harbor and coming up from there, but then you face roads that are windy and narrow and have there own set of issues. I wouldn't bring a van via Mannum and Chain of Ponds, especially anything over a single axle due to the windiness.

At least on the SE Freeway from Murray Bridge, you have 2 lanes all the way, so you will not need to belt along, as traffic can get past easily. Also much shorter (only about 75 kms), easier for RAA support if you have issues, and a better road.

Unfortunately. like the east coast, if you want to come to Adelaide, and are coming from the east, you have to cross the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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Thanks Peter.

I didn't think there were any real alternatives.   Aside from a new car of  course.

And who needs much of an excuse for that eh..?    lol

06 Ssangyong Kyron 4cyl diesel towing a 900kg Avan.

This has been a great car and still is on the gentle gradients of Victoria.

But once it hits those long steep S.A. grades the power is just not there.

All systems are fully serviced.  Guess it's just the end of the highway.

Cheers..   Geoff

 

 



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Thanks Ian.

Very helpful information.   There never is any easy alternative the the hard grind.

My 06 Ssangyong Kyron has been good on the main route for years but even though

all its systems are up to scratch it just doesn't like those long steep grades anymore.

Think I just need something a bit newer and gruntier.

Cheers,  Geoff

 



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Shouldn't have too much trouble up the direct route only towing 900kgs. Towed over that piece of road several times with 3000kg on the back. Admittedly using a Ranger but is a fairly easy route.

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