A challenge !!!!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    People who know me know that I am numerically challenged (what little skill I have is in my cooking ability !!)....My Scottish trip is now planned out and I am now working on a trip to the North of France from September until November!!
    What I would like to know is whether or not , taking into consideration, ferry fares and mileage etc. which is better.....Dover-Calais or one of the western ferries to Roscoff or wherever.
    I am based in Shrewsbury and my vehicle is 7 metres long and 3 metres high, only me on board (Boo, Hoo !) approx. 25 mpg.
    Over to you !!!! :helpsos::thanks:
     
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    For what its worth. what research I have done in the past. to and from every port available in France and Spain with an RV doing 14 MPG it always seems to break even:Doh:
    so doing 25MPG driving will win over ferry every time:thumb:
    But only if you enjoy driving:Doh:
     
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    We've done a number of costings over the past couple of years and based on our van doing 23/24mpg Dover - Calais wins every time!
    That's travelling from Glossop, Derbyshire so we're not near any channel ports.

    As long as you don't mind the extra driving that is!
     
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    You should apply a *real* running cost to get the right answer. Not sure what that is but it's a good bit more than fuel alone.

    Up north to Cadiz is looking close - 8 days and 2000 miles saved is quite a saving. Factor in winter driving risks and Santander is a winner. Give or take being sea sick :Sad: More calculations after Jul 12th.

    However, northern France, I can't see any sums failing to favour the very low Calais prices.
     
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