bull bar reccommendation

as we are heading into roo teritory when we go to coral bay were looking at getting a bull bar for our 2010 ford territory . any place you could reccomend for one that will do the job without taking away too much of our holiday fund . any ideas greatly apreciated

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Would recomend Westcott

Wed, 2019-02-13 18:49

Would recomend Westcott towbars in welspool.  I bought a genuine and they just fitted.....half cost of my dealer

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Start trawling gumtree.  

Wed, 2019-02-13 18:51

Start trawling gumtree.  

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Try these guys Russ

Wed, 2019-02-13 19:17

 https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cannington/auto-body-parts/bullbars-tow-bars-canopies-roo-bars/1209821105

 

 

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 cheers guys, couple there to

Wed, 2019-02-13 20:28

 cheers guys, couple there to look at. 

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Billabong.

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:47

 Stay overnight at Billabong pub Russ, eliminates night driving, hitting roos and arrive there fresh instead of knackered from the drive. Great food and rooms, hot showers and a a good brekky.

Cheaper than a roo bar for one trip a year.

Started doing it a few years back as an alternative to driving the long distances to Exy, Coral bay & even into Steep Point.

Leave in daylight, arrive in daylight.....

Worth a thought.

Enjoy the trip & good luck.

Rob

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That's a good idea DeckieWe

Thu, 2019-02-14 14:18

That's a good idea Deckie
We have a bull bar but frankly not keen on hitting anything with boat in tow - the last 7 years we have followed the pattern to travel as per below -
Go to bed pretty early night before you leave - (like same time as Fat Cat)
leave Perth 3am, arrive Geraldton ~8am for Breakfast, Carnarvon for lunch by ~1.30, arrive coral bay ~4pm

Trip home
leave Coral bay at 7ish (roos are all usually gone by then) get back t Perth around 8pm

I stop a lot - stretch the legs, down an iced coffee and check trailer

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 your idea sounds good. there

Thu, 2019-02-14 16:45

 your idea sounds good. there will be 3 drivers so running through wont be a prob. stretch legs and an iced coffee is an even better one as long as its browns perculated .

Deckie, we thaught about stopping overnight but not this time. as far as the roo bar goes we have been thinking about it for a while. had a few near misses with the big grass hoppers . living in mandurah and working in forrestfield i leave real early most days

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we usally just leave perth

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:14

around 3 am that way you you hit around jurein on sun up for breaky and your in coral bay by 4/5pm in the arvo stuff wasting an extra cople of days fishing time

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 you got that sorted . we

Fri, 2019-02-15 16:30

 you got that sorted . we have an extra hour on our drive as were in mandurah. prob look at leaving home about 2 am. 

fishing days are the reason you go up there 

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When are you heading up

Sat, 2019-02-16 15:53

When are you heading up Russ? 

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 heading up on 11th may for 2

Sat, 2019-02-16 18:25

 heading up on 11th may for 2 weeks

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No worries Russ, if it was

Sun, 2019-02-17 12:22

No worries Russ, if it was March I might have come and had a beer with you, but we’re due in Broome in the first week of April for some quality R&R. 

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 no probs. anyway whats this

Sun, 2019-02-17 15:11

 no probs. anyway whats this R&R garbage. you go back to work for a rest , holidays are there to go hard 

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Ha ha, I call it R&R when we

Sun, 2019-02-17 15:47

Ha ha, I call it R&R when we go into a caravan park where we can enjoy better than 3 or 4 minute showers, the air con can run 24/7 don’t have to be concerned with the sun charging the batteries so I can park in the shade.

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Sun, 2019-02-17 16:32

Easy pleased 

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 fair call there. im glad

Sun, 2019-02-17 18:04

 fair call there. im glad thats all you gotta worry about 

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 Only advice I have is if you

Sat, 2019-02-16 17:26

 Only advice I have is if you are going to get a bar (I prefer not to have one) get a steel bar. Ally bars bend like liquorice and in an impact usually cause more damage than the roo.

I’m with Deckie, drive in daylight and avoid the Roos completely. Only takes one good hit and your trip is over.

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Roos are really not an issue.

Sun, 2019-02-17 07:48

 Avoid driving anywhere between Geraldton and Carnarvon in the dark. Even then, not so much of an issue. I always seem to be towing in the dark going to/coming from Exmouth, and the only trouble I ever have is on the road in through the national park from the NWCH to Kalbarri. Got one there last year with the boat on the back---oh well, was due for a new set of driving lights anyway. Steel bar on the Patrol just bounces them off at 90. 

I really wouldn't bother with fitting a bar just for this trip. Just do as others have suggested, and keep the money in the holiday kitty. Your biggest risk will actually be leaving Perth, the Brand or (shudder) IOD around early morning, which is likely when you are going through. 

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The road into and around

Sun, 2019-02-17 07:58

The road into and around coral bay has the highest build up of Roos of the whole area. I got one with the trailer at midnight there a few years ago. Hadn’t even got out of the 60 zone.  

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