dfds 13kg gas bottles

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  1. SC 05 OUT

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    whilst waiting for Geo to sevice the m/h yesterday I bought MMM to pass the time, BIG thanks Geo

    One of the mags letters to editor stated that DFDS no longer allow 13K gas bottles and that on booking in travellers are asked what size bottles they have and if they are 13k they are not allowed to travel till they are removed or swapped for smaller ones, 11k is the largest allowed. Its in the terms and contitions,

    Not sure if all this is compleatly correct but thought it might interest those carring larger bottles.
     
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    From their T & Cs ..

    download the pdf
    http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/PublishingImages/legal/terms-and-conditions-dec-2012.pdf
     
  3. Phill D

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    I read the article also.. it states that 11kg x 2 max on Newscastle & Harwich ferries but 3 x 15 kgs Dover Ferries
     
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    You are correct Phill.
    Currently, there are different Terms and Conditions for the different routes.


    Roll-on the Revolution!
     
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    Without knowing this, I have just booked DFDS from Harwich to Denmark, and now have a problem as our van has 1 13 and 1 6 kg cylinders which I have been totally happy with so far.

    Are these rules strictly enforced?

    Looks like I may have to change our gas system before we go, but you cannot get easily changed british 11kg cylinders. Tempted by gaslow but its very expensive and I cannot see where to fit a filler on our van - a rapido.

    Help???

    Thanks
     
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    is this ruling just for gas bottles or for fixed tank also ?

    could be a problem for those with fixed tanks.....like me :Sad:

    i have 1 x 135ltr domestic tank and 2 x 70ltr and 1 x 55ltr engine tanks.....eurotunnel is out so if the ferries wont allow them i wont be going to foreign parts any time soon.
     
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    No mention of fixed LPG tanks in the T&Cs John
     
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    Thank god, if you go foreign with that bus you'll push the price of oil to $200 a barrel.
     
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    Oops, I came out DFDS with 3 X 13 kg gas bottles for me and a Spanish one for RR totaling 4 X 13 kgs. Hope they will let me back with em. Nowing RRs luck my Spanish bottle will be confiscated.:Sad:
     
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    oops, i had 3x13kg and 1x6kg DFDS dover/dunkirk/dover crossings last month.
    no one questioned me regarding my gas quantities.
     
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    are you sure you dont need an export license for that lot pappa.:BigGrin:
     
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    We have traveled several times on DFDS Dover - Dunkirk with 2 x 13 kg bottles.
    Never been asked, never been stopped regarding the gas or anything else.

    When I worked on the ferries, I never saw anyone check gas bottles in motorhomes or caravans, even to just check the bottles were closed, never mind the size of the bottles. That included the ports of, Dover, Hull, Felixstowe, and Fishguard.
     
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    Also a police escort and high explosive stickers :Rofl1:
     
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    not to mention the 70 gallon/312 ltr petrol tank. :Eeek:
     
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    Good lord if that lot went up it would take out a small town never mind a ferry.:Eeek:
     
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    Hi
    Know its a bit of an old thread, but this had me wiooried for a
    bit as i use 15Kg bottles.

    Anyway sent DFDS an Email last night to check on Dover / Dunkirk
    route and got the folllowing reply, this i have printed out just in case.

    Cheers.

    Good morning
    Thank-you for your e-mail.
    On the Dover Dunkirk or Dover Calais routes you are permitted to carry up to three 15kg canisters (maximum 45kg)
    Kind Regards
    Lynne
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    Passenger Services Department
    DFDS Seaways
    Eastern Docks,
    Dover, Kent.
    CT16 1JA.
    Registered Company No: 271116770000
    Telephone number 0871 230 0440*
    International +0044 208 127 8303
    Fax number +0044 1304 218415
    Available between 0800-2000 Monday to Friday and 0800 to 19.00 Saturday and Sunday
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