Ferry and MH size

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  1. Smith and Sharp

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    My Rapido is 7.16m and the size difference on dfds is up to 7m and then 10m, the price difference is not a deal breaker but it is a fair bit....

    Has anyone been measured or do they know the sizes of vans...?

    Will they be uptight about 16cm.....

    Size matters I'm led to believe from Mrs buc'kett .....;)
     
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    cant help you on that ferry but i can say for me brittany ferries allow 11mtr length for a car and caravan . mine is 10mtrs gets measured in uk , in spain almost every year. sometimes twice .
    even by the same staff sometimes as they say they remembered doing it last year but still cant believe its only 10 mtrs .
    i think they do it to frighten other people as well.
     
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  3. DanielFord

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    There was a recent thread about this. Personally I would book 7m :D
     
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    i forgot to add i have had the trailer 16yrs now and except for two years have always used brittany ferries .
    i have changed the truck.
    but if i say go on look on the computer even before they measure they know its been there and back for years . i ask why they dont mark something on the computer but they dont . keeps them busy . its an inch under 10mtrs really.
     
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    Why not be honest. What if the ferry company said we have six lifeboats when they only really had five? How would you feel?
     
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    Left out.:LOL:
     
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    I'd feel bad for the other people standing on the deck......:whistle:


    I've now booked with p&o with exact measurements (as you can)... £4 more but thought I'd splash out.....:cool:
     
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    Wow!!! Although I must admit that mine is 5.46 and I said it was 5.45.
     
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    You are just over 7m,so declare the motorhome as 7m. If you were 9m i would understand that you would have to pay a bit more and maybe pay the 10m price. We are 7.4 and always put down 7m and never been questioned.
     
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    Been on p&o a few times . No sign of being measured.
     
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