I O Wight ferry

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  1. stevie g

    stevie g Read Only Funster

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    Hello all,
    We have finally got our new 5th wheeler and are booked in to a site in the I O Wight.
    I hope this isn't a daft question about the ferry.
    Do You have to turn round on the ferry or is it drive straight through?
    I'm concerned because of the turning circle of these rigs.
    Hoping the front of the trailer will not hit the pickup on a tight turn.

    Steve
     
  2. cliffandger

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    We went on Wightlink and it was a drive on drive off ferry - so no turning round on that one.
     
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    Should have said, we are booked on the Wightlink service from Portsmouth and we have a 28ft kountrylite pulled by a navara.
     
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    Thanks Cliff.
     
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    They will put you with the shuttle { dropped trailer ) hgv's , no probs.

    Steve.
     
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    We drove in one end and out the other when we went. We did the same on all the ferries on our recent Hebrides trip too. They were checking all the heights on the iow trip. But just the length on the Hebrides one.
     
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    Thanks all for the answers,
    Back from the trip and we had a great time, just one tight spot getting in to the c&cc site at adgestone, and luckily we didn't forget anything major so it made for a very successful first trip.
     
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    Speaking of ferries ........ we're planning to take our 34 foot 5th wheel from Plymouth to Roscoff in the new year. Has anyone out there any recommendation as to which ferry company to use and any stories of problems we might encounter?

    many thanks
     
  9. vectian

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    It is a straight drive on and drive off on all 3 carry ferry services.
    If you are a member of camping & caravanning club and book your ferry through there ferry services page you can get a far better discount than any other way.
    Have a good time on our fantastic island.
     
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    I tried that. They quoted the same as the ferry companies.
     
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    I did the crossing with a 44t artic a few years ago - no problems at all. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Appreciated.
    Mel
     
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    Re: ferry crossing - Plymouth to Roscoff ............. Is it as simple as a direct booking through Brittany Ferries?
     
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    Yes, I'm not aware of any other companies doing that route. I've booked directly but try the CC as well. You might get a bit of a saving.

    It's drive on drive off.
     
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    The price is the same until you go to the pay part when it shows you the discounted price
     
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    Hi
    If you go from Portsmouth to Bilboa with Britany Ferries at any time be aware that the Pont Avent as a turning circle at the top end not too small but be aware. Pete
     

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