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Ferry

Post by philsparks » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi.

Looking for some info. Thinking of taking the bus to.france later this year. Can I book it on as a car? Which route is best? Etc any help or advice appreciated.
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Re: Ferry

Post by 8 8US » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Phil

Have always booked ours on as a car (under 2.2m x 6m) never had any problems.

Depends where you are going, we use Dover to Calais usually but we’re heading into Belgium at the end of our trip so coming back from Dunkirk.

Cost us £136 this year, leaving on a Friday lunchtime and retuning two weeks later on a Sunday lunchtime.

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Post by 8 8US » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:03 pm

Definitely not a motor home.
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There was 4 of us in our bus and 2 in that one in front :lol:
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Re: Ferry

Post by philsparks » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks who do you guys get breakdown cover with?

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Re: Ferry

Post by 8 8US » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:15 pm

philsparks wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:08 pm
Thanks who do you guys get breakdown cover with?

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I’ve got European Cover with my RH Insurance.
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Only had to use it once but they were brilliant.
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Re: Ferry

Post by philsparks » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:33 pm

That a sight I only want to see once . Touch wood . My wife called it the ride of shame. Ha ha

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Re: Ferry

Post by 8 8US » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:40 pm

philsparks wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:33 pm
That a sight I only want to see once . Touch wood . My wife called it the ride of shame. Ha ha

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I see no shame in it, if we end up on one of them it’s pretty serious, we were 800 miles from home at the time too!
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Re: Ferry

Post by the bus driver » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:53 pm

I’ve always booked as a car based van but lately they’re being difficult pretty much every crossing now as lots of newbies are being trained and supervised.
If you take a jerrycan i’d Say hide it, they made me go out the port for it and the next time I just put it inside and no issues.
Also, they are starting to get really annoyed if your bus is lowered..
I had a 1 off last time as was with whole family..

Shame the train is so expensive as the service is a million miles better on everything..


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Re: Ferry

Post by philsparks » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:01 pm

Which port do you use? I was thinking of Newhaven

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Re: Ferry

Post by the bus driver » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:01 pm

Dover

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Re: Ferry

Post by Lovejoy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:17 am

We've crossed over from Dover to Dunkirk a few times, also newhaven to dieppe, we've alway booked on as a car and never had any problems, have a great time :D
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Re: Ferry

Post by Lovejoy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:20 am

Oh also we had breakdown cover with RAC, our regulator packed up in Le Mans, RAC we're amazing, sorted us a hotel, tried to help find parts but couldnt in the time frame we had so helped us get a new battery, we charged to old one and they booked us on a ferry that was closer so we had less distance to drive.
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