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4 years 4 months ago #206963 by Mrsmackpaul
Whats the cheapest way to get a truck across Bass Strait
The car passenger ferry is to dear or Im to tight, dunno which

So who knows a more affordable way ?


Paul

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4 years 4 months ago #206964 by lantana jack
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Apparently the bottom of Bass Strait is fairly flat so perhaps yer could fit some air tanks etc to the truck and drive it across...:lol:

I recalls, years ago, somebody drove a Landcruiser across/under Darwin harbour. To Mindall beach..?







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4 years 4 months ago #206965 by JOHN.K.
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Maybe thats what the guy in Adelaide was training for.

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #206966 by Swishy
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Mrs
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check with this joker



Hans Tholstrup left Tasmania 17th December 1976 and made the northern most point of Thursday Island 7th January 1977




Also if ure Lorry haz a 5th amendment n trailer conections U may B able to hook a trailer n go cruisin to the big Island (or Viky Verka )

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4 years 4 months ago #206967 by Gryphon
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Mrsmackpaul wrote: Whats the cheapest way to get a truck across Bass Strait
The car passenger ferry is to dear or Im to tight, dunno which

So who knows a more affordable way ?


Paul


Are you trying to take a truck to tassie to pick a new purchase?

I bought back a car years ago by going over with a falcon ute and booking two cars back . I got the un-registered vehicle to Devonport with the help of a friends trailer and then connected the second vehicle up to the Ute with an A frame and had someone sit in it and when I got to the ticket box I just told them car died on the way to Devonport and I had to towed it on board. And make sure you are in the middle of the pack with lots of traffic behind you and they will decide it is too much of hassle to get you out of the queue. It is much cheaper to book two vehicles than a vehicle with a trailer.

Terry
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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #206968 by Gryphon
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lantana jack wrote:
I recalls, years ago, somebody drove a Landcruiser across/under Darwin harbour. To Mindall beach..?


A couple of clips of the attempt.





I used to work up there with someone that was on the support crew.

Terry
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4 years 4 months ago #206970 by Gryphon
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Swishy wrote: Mrs
M80
check with this joker



That was the second water crossing Moke he tried, the first one didn't involve an inflatable or an outboard as it was driving by paddles on the front tyres.

In the above attempt you can see the yellow expanded foam along the bottom and it pretty much filled the whole boat and then when he landed on Victorian shores he needed the help of the Moke club for hours to clean all the foam off the bottom of the Moke and from the wheel arches and engine bay etc. and then told them to bugger off when they ask if they could put a club sticker on the Moke for their assistance.

He drove the Moke from the bottom of Tasmania to Cape Yorke and hit a buffalo on the way back and destroyed the Moke.

Terry

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4 years 4 months ago #206971 by craig308
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Try toll they run a boat across

cheers craig
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4 years 4 months ago #206972 by dno
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craig308 wrote: Try toll they run a boat across


They do a roll- on, roll- off service, l believe is cheaper than the searoad service.

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4 years 4 months ago #206985 by Mrsmackpaul
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Gryphon wrote:

Mrsmackpaul wrote: Whats the cheapest way to get a truck across Bass Strait
The car passenger ferry is to dear or Im to tight, dunno which

So who knows a more affordable way ?


Paul


Are you trying to take a truck to tassie to pick a new purchase?

I bought back a car years ago by going over with a falcon ute and booking two cars back . I got the un-registered vehicle to Devonport with the help of a friends trailer and then connected the second vehicle up to the Ute with an A frame and had someone sit in it and when I got to the ticket box I just told them car died on the way to Devonport and I had to towed it on board. And make sure you are in the middle of the pack with lots of traffic behind you and they will decide it is too much of hassle to get you out of the queue. It is much cheaper to book two vehicles than a vehicle with a trailer.

Terry


Might be bringing something back but will need the Mack and float or a large tray truck

Price to take Prime mover and float on a return journey was $6788.00 incl the G

Changes things a bit for a toy

Paul

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