Perth to Perth in 18(ish) months


Active Member
May 19, 2016
Two weeks to go before we start another lap (sort of) around Australia again. This time I want to visit a few more bucket list places like Oodnadatta via Flinders Ranges, Cape York, and Brisbane to Sydney coastline. I've given the Starcraft and tug a pretty decent check over and added a few more comfort & rough road mods so there is just the packing to do.

We don't have a fixed time constraint so 18 months is as good a guess as any!

My last 2 things on the go are a new xgody (very cheap) gps that I'm just now updating with new maps and figuring out how to use it. I mostly use my phone as a gps because it is real easy to link from wikicamps but my wife prefers a dedicated gps.

And I bought 2 sets of 4 wheel TPMS units (again very cheap) to monitor my tyres which are not as new as the could be for corrugations etc. The down side is the sensors I'm sorting that out with the supplier. 6 out of the 8 leak but I have searched high and low on google but can't find anyone complaining about leaking external sensors so what are the odds I get 2 leaking sets?. The problem as far as I can see is caused by the circuit board (which houses the pressure sensor chip) not pressing down hard enough on a rubber washer which could be remedied by filing down the circuit board mounting posts.


Well-Known Member
Nov 7, 2013
Sounds like an interesting sojourn, might be the last chance you get for the Cape before they tar it, its not the adventure it once was since they put a bridge over the Wenlock but the dirt is still the same, just take care with the lunatics who think they are the only ones on the road.......................when they tar it I will return.
Even with TPMS still get out and look at your tyres every morning as the TPMS won't show the chunk missing or the echinda spine in the sidewall until its too late.
Don't forget the pics ..........................
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