Travelling along from Millmerran to Mundubbera Queensland on July 11, 2017 in winter with a little warmer weather.
You can see by looking at the map, the red area is part of the road we took which is a sealed road but bumpy. We went through Dalby up to Mundubbera.
Had to make a quick trip to Bundaberg near the sea on the right above Maryborough.
The trip to Bundaberg from Mundubbera was about 500 klms round trip, we did this on July 12.
The sealed road was really bumpy in many parts along that highway, no mobile phone signal even in a couple of towns that we passed through.
Then trouble happened about 107 klms from Mundubbera.
Husband saw smoke coming from the back of the caravan, he stopped as quickly and safely as he could, I jumped out (totally forgot how old I was) all was alright. Discovered that a 'SPRING' had broken on the passenger site of the caravan. 'Things happen'
So a few people stopped one was a farmer and he helped us out. We have RACT, (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania) there is usually one in each State of Australia or equivalent. I had the insurance in my name, the farmer drove me down a lane to a farm house he owned and let me use the Landline.
The RACQ (Q is for Queensland) man came, towed the caravan to his place, hence the next day trip to Bunderberg to get 4 new springs to be on the safe side.
The RACQ man was a mechanic also so he fitted the new springs.
We stayed in a Motel for 3 nights with RACT paying for our accommodation of up to $100.00 per night, the account was well over that but that didn't matter. We had to pay for our food but we had beautiful meals in the dinning room and something different each night.
Breakfast in bed :) and lunch in the small town.
A holiday within a holiday and it was different.
We were told that many caravans break springs on that road and others in Queensland, so that made us feel a little better. Got over it very quickly and had a good time in Mundubbera.
You can see the lean on the left side at the back.
What a lovely man the RACQ man was and is. We are still friends and keep in touch.
Driving behind in our vehicle looking out the front window and took the photo.