Cape York tyre pressures

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 09:36
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With the mixture of made and unmade sections on the Peninsula Development road do I need to drop my tyre pressure’s on the unmade and then reinflate on the made sections? Or can I do the length on dropped pressure? Any feedback gratefully received on this. Cheers fellow Bushtrackers, Sheryl
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Reply By: travelling tuckers - Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 16:44

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 16:44
Just got back from the Cape. The road was quite good so i didnt feel the need to drop tyre pressures. Dont hurry and watch out for washouts. The road to Weipa was like a highway. Lots of sealed sections. We averaged about 60 klms per hour. I run pressures of around 34. The worst section was from Fruit Bat Falls to the ferry.
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Reply By: Sheryl M - Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 16:52

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 16:52
Thank you for the information. Were you towing your BT and if so does this apply to tyre pressure on the caravan also?
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Follow Up By: travelling tuckers - Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 05:40

Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 05:40
Yes towing the BT. Same pressures car and caravan. The main thing is not to hurry
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 19:00

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 19:00
Pressures around 30 - 35 would be fine for both dirt & bitumen, your speed will be slower so no issues with heat build up.
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Reply By: Sheryl M - Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 08:58

Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 08:58
Thanks fellow Boggers, your responses ease my mind. I will treat it a bit like my Gibb river road trip but enjoy the bits of bitumen as well. Cheers Sheryl
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Reply By: Bushmann - Friday, Jul 30, 2021 at 19:05

Friday, Jul 30, 2021 at 19:05
We have just returned from our Weipa/Cape York trip with the BT. Conditions can vary from day to day, but we found 25psi in the van, 200 Series LC 35psi rear and 30psi front, airbags at 15psi. Just took it easy on the sealed sections.
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