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Offline mrs quilty

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Wonnangatta towing
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
Hi all,
We are planning a trip into Wonnangatta towing with a Tvan (LC200) and a Topaz (Isuzu DMax). The posts I have read discuss towing a Tvan, has anyone towed a Topaz, if so which route did you take in and out of Wonnangatta?
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Merilyn
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Re: Wonnangatta towing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 09:37:09 PM »
We took the Topaz behind the 200 around 3 years ago. We went the way that's meant to be the easiest: Myrtleford to Abbeyard, up East Buffalo road then East Riley road to the Wonnangatta track. We had a lot of rain on the last night and getting out wasn't a problem. There are some fairly steep climbs and descents but nothing serious. There should be no issues, but I would recommend a decent level of 4wd'g expertise.

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Andrew
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Re: Wonnangatta towing
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 02:14:43 PM »
Thanks Andrew, we should have taken your route. We decided to take the route recommended in the Hema Atlas and guide which is via West Buffalo and Harry Shepherd. Hema marks the West Buffalo as “E” but we wrongly assumed that rating extended to the HS - wrong! The LC 200 with Tvan was okay but the DMax with Topaz came to a standstill due to no traction. So a little winching, turning around and travelling the way you mentioned which was fine.
Whilst on the topic of track ratings: Hema rate the Cynthia Range Track as “E”, but in our view it should be “D”, understanding ratings are subjective and dependent on local weather. This was a day trip from Eaglevale not towing.
Anyway we had a great week away explothe High Country.
FYI, if anyone is planning to travel the Dargo High Plains Road is still closed and expected to reopen at the end of the month.

Merilyn
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Re: Wonnangatta towing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 09:36:14 PM »
Glad you had a good time. A bit of winching kind of adds a bit of interest to the trip anyway.

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Andrew
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