bargain of the day

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  1. irlamtrucker

    irlamtrucker Read Only Funster

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    :Smile:we went to the show at the NEC on tuesday,just browsing through the official show guide this morning and stummbled over the norfolk line advert "exclusive show fares", booked a return crossing dover/dunkirk out jan 2010 return march 2010, motorhome and car on "a frame" overall length 12 metres, 2adults 1 dog £92 all in, also you can ammend the booking free of charge, Quote booking ref TEF04. bargain or what?
     
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    Hi,

    Your post prompted me to look at costs for next year, Using the code you qouted for an 8m MH out 08:00 on 18/5 returning 08:01 30/6 Norfolk line site gave me a quote of £90 - the same as yours. So I tried the booking via the caravan club the same crossings gave me a cost of £48 - now thats a bargain!
     
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    irlamtrucker Read Only Funster

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    had same quote as you last week for solo m/home from caravan club, but after adding £30 for the dog and £80 for the car with "A"frame, it worked out alot more, i emailed the editor of the caravan club magazine and asked why they could get such good rates from the ferry companies for car and caravans which have a greater overall length than the average m/home towing a car, and asked if there was a bias towards carvans over m/homes because at the end of the day we were all members of the same club. he replied that the ferry companies were a law unto themselves, but they would be re-negotiating the rates with them but did not hold out much hope to the likes of motorhomers like myself with a tow car
     
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    I re did the search on the CC booking service to include a 4m trailer (car on A frame) overall length now 12m and the cost went up to £58. There is nowhere on the web site to enter pets so I assume that they would be carried free as they travel in the vehicle whilst on board.

    Did you enquire through the resevation service?

    Lunarman
     
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    Seafrance, Feb half term, £78 return, now thats a bargain:thumb:




















    If there still trading:Blush:
     
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    No , you have to pay for pets even though they are not allowed out of the vehicle.
    I askad about this once and was told "somone has to check the animals chip with the scanner". Another way of extracting more cash from us.:Angry:
     
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    There does not appear to be a way of adding a pet on the CC site, I had to do this by phone, after making a booking. There was a charge in my case, £30 with the tunnel. This is the standard tunnel fee for a dog, so I have no problems apart from the fact that I could not complete the transaction online.

    However be aware that I had booked a 7.4 mtr m/h plus a car trailer on line, on turning up at check in they informed me I was entered as a car and had to pay extra. On checking the paperwork sure enough the booking was for a car, this must have taken place on the final page turn on the cc site and then I just printed it out. On arriving home I phoned the CC, in no uncertain terms I was told it was my fault I should have checked, which incidentally I did before committing to purchase, at that point the booking was for a motorhome. However that held no sway, and as far as they was concerned end of matter.

    This together with the booking situation and now I read following complaints ! they are reviewing dogs on sites. It was my time to leave the club.

    I since have booked with the C and C and due my mother falling ill, I have had to amend the booking a couple of times, what a difference in attitude, they call it the friendly club and if the travel staff are anything to go by, it's true.
     
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