We decided to tackle the Mereenie Loop track from Kings Canyon to Hermannsburg and can confirm that all went well. Dust got in the back hatch (even though we duct taped the joins) and wherever pipes enter the base of van, nothing some silicone can't fix if I can be bothered. We had planned to stay the night at a camp in Hermannsburg yet it didn't feel like the most hospitable community so we drove on. The idea was to drive down to Palm Valley the next day without the van and then come back and drag the van down, would have been ok, slow, but ok but we were running out of time. We ended up driving to Glen Helen Gorge where we spent the next few nights.