Santander ferry

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    We've booked the van on the Portsmouth santander route for the first time this year - have previously been as cycle passengers and enjoyed it. Using the 'Economie' crossing, costing us £730 return for 6.5 metre van and outside cabins both ways. Not bad, I thought. But am wondering about the van's fridge during journey? We like to bring a good few foodstuffs back, as well as taking some out. On the short crossings we just let it take care of itself, but can't do that for 24 hours. Could we keep it going on gas? Is there any chance of an EHU on board? Not a disaster if we can't use it, but to do so would be good.
     
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    Gas burning fridges should be turned off. We always fill our freezer compartment and turn it on high a couple of days before and switch off gas and fridge when we board, contents still fine after 24 hour voyage.
    I believe some hook ups are available.
    Have a good trip :thumb:
     
  3. moonman

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    We are also booked on the ferry end of April to Santander and have the same issue. I can't see any mention of ehc on their web site and I doubt it would be safe to leave the gas fridge on during the sailing.
    We have a 200 mile+ journey to Portsmouth and then straight on the ferry so we've more or less decided to carry very little in the fridge during the voyage stocking up in Spain after arrival.
     
  4. flatpackchicken

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    Santander Ferry has ehu on board ok I have used the ehu both ways just ask when you arrive at the check in desk then while you are waiting to board see one of the loaders outside usually standing at front of queue with walki talkie and ask him to arrange for ehu when you drive on board, but make sure you have continental plug and plenty of cable, they normally have plenty of ehu on the truck deck as loads of fridge trucks have to use the ehu Hope this helps, Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    thanks for that advice as I had the following reply from BF when I enquired about EHC.


    Dear Mr Davies



    Thank you for your email.



    I’m sorry but we do not provide hook ups for motor homes these are reserved for freight vehicles only



    Regards



    Sandra
     
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    For £730 return Id enjoy the drive, and more importantly the stops in France and rest assured that the snap in the fridge was cushty. :thumb:
     
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    Hi, we've just returned from a 2 month stay in Spain and our solution was cheap and simple, and it worked. We filled two large pop bottles to about 75% then froze them. Then when got to the terminal and had to turn everything off, put them in the main fridge compartment. If your freezer box is small, use a few small bottles instead.:BigGrin:
     
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    We do similar to HymerB544. Often use freezer blocks and a cool box / bag when out and about in the car. When I needed to do injections that had to be kept cool the freezer blocks and cool bag kept it all safe for 48 hours.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Sandra, but I would still ask the loader on the dockside with the walkie talkie if he can sort out ehu for you, if boat not full of trucks then what is the problem as they will have loads of empty hook up points free??????, Best of luck and hope you get one, would help if you posted on here the outcome, Regard Garry Flatpackchicken
     
  10. carolyn

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    I three quarters fill those lakeland stacking boxes and freeze them, they dont roll about, it lasts well enough for the english bacon and sausages.then they can be used for striage whilst you are there.
     
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    Frozen litre plastic bottles, works every time.
     
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