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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by GeoffH, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. GeoffH

    GeoffH Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone help with which ferry company to use from Dover to Calais with 23 Ft Motor Home.
    Cheapest would be nice if decent company.
     
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    DFDS had a special on at the nec weekend, posted on Fun. We have booked a trip for the Rv with Toad £29.00.

    Check out the posting it may be still on.
     
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    I've just booked with P&O using CCC member's discount, which made it a bit cheaper than myexseafranceferrywhatever, but we're crossing at a busy time. Those two and the tunnel were all pretty much of a muchness.
     
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    DFDS are £ 39 e/w at the mo. I booked a couple of trips for £ 58 return a while ago with 6/7 weeks in between. May/July and Sept/Oct crossings.
     
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    A couple of weeks ago I got Dover Calais with DFDS through the Caravan Club for £49.00 return. Have used then before and found them to be satisfactory.

    Rgds
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    Just booked DFDS Dover-Calais £48 return in June using the offer code from last weeks show :thumb:



    Cheers. Nige
     
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    Just booked a return trip, Dover-Calais, MH and car trailer mid July. £74 with DFDS through the Caravan Club. Pleased enough with that. All I need now is the trailer!!
     
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    DFDS almost always. Tunnel is convenient, but often more money and has limits on the size and number of LPG tanks, which is an issue if you have fixed tanks or an LPG converted petrol.

    Christian.
     
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    I'm looking at using the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk in January, rather than using the tunnel. Came across this statement on the DFDS website:

    "Please note however, vehicles are limited to carrying one LPG cylinder. We also ask that you advise the staff at the check in booth before you check in."

    I have two Gaslow cylinders - would that be a problem?

    Brian
     
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    I think you'll find you cannot take an LPG powered vehicle in the tunnel but The amount you can carry is quite a lot as long as the cylinders are closed.
     
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    2 year old thread.
     
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    So it is don't know where BrianK picked that up?
     
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    The search engine :) seemed relevant to my question (y)

    Brian
     
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    And so it was two cylinders should not be a problem last time we did the ferry we had two they just make sure they are turned off.
     
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    Spot on Alan, I thought so, but better to be sure.

    As you have done the journey, can I ask how long you are away from the MH. I can see the sailing time is 2hrs, but wondered in total how long it would be. I have a dog, he's good for 2 hrs, 3 is a bit of a stretch for him.

    Brian
     
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    Has someone moved Calais to confuse the immigrants.
    Last trip we took was just an hour and a half.
    Google says 1.5hrs too.
     
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    Wouldn't know, my post was about sailings to Dunkirk (post #9)

    Brian
     
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    My apologies Brian.
    I misread your post as a lot of folks seem allergic to Dunkirk and only ask about Calais.

    Add another 30 minutes or so to allow for loading.
    Unloading is generally as soon as the boat stops rocking...a bit like a racing start..
     
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    Thanks, sounds good. I may give it a try. Been through the tunnel half a dozen times in the last couple of years, but the Dover-Dunkirk route seems quite a bit cheaper.

    Brian
     
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