Will it float?

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by topbrief, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. topbrief

    topbrief Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,

    Still new to all this so forgive me.

    I'm in the midst of planning my family holiday.

    We are renting a Burstner Elegance from the lovely people at Harrogate Motorhomes. It's plainly a great vehicle but it is absolutely maaaahooosive! [8.21m long and 2.79m high]. It also weighs-in at a respectable 5 tonnes!

    I've plugged in the details to a few ferry websites and they seem to want £300 for a single trip across the channel and about double (just less) for a return. Brittany ferries were quoting this much from Cherbourg to Poole but then also advising that they didn't take vehicles this long or heavy.

    The tunnel looks decidedly cheaper (£170 return).

    Does this all sound right? Am I missing something?

    Any tips would be most welcome.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chris - Leeds
     
  2. SPUD'N'T

    SPUD'N'T Funster

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    Hi Chris,:welcome: try ferrysavers, and enjoy your trip whatever ferry you go with
     
  3. simsy56

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    That seems awful expensive Chris. l have just put the details of my Winnebago (9.7m long and over 3m high) into DFDS for a Dover Calais sailing in june, and it came out at £148 return. Try again Chris.

    Craig
     
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    Ferry price is very much dependent on how long the crossing is. Cheapest is shortest i.e. Dover-Calais or Dunkirk.
     

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