Dartford Crossing Charge (1 Viewer)

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Apr 25, 2016
590
1,991
Soham, Cambs
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42,710
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Consort Oslo
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Since 2016
I opened an account a few years ago, but haven’t used it much, as haven’t really been down that way very much.
However, with the new van now here, have been down Ramsgate/Broadstairs way a couple of times.
Just looked at my account, and they have charged me £2-63 for each crossing (£3 less discount for account)
it’s a Consort Oslo, so a Ducato 6.36mtrs.
i have read somewhere that motorhomes are in the same category as cars, ie, £2 (£2-50 less discount).
It says goods vehicle with 2 axles for the £2-63 rate.
What do others get charged when they go accross the crossing?
many thanks.
 

DJA

Mar 5, 2011
662
1,047
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15,533
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A
Exp
Since 2008
Hi I would ring them on 0300 300 0120 and quote your account number and query it with them. It could be as a result of the description on your V5 not saying it is a motorhome and discuss it with them and hopefully they will sort any error re the charging.
 

K9Motorhomers

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Jun 19, 2021
70
145
North Yorkshire, UK
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82,035
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Swift Voyager 540
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Since 1979
I opened an account a few years ago, but haven’t used it much, as haven’t really been down that way very much.
However, with the new van now here, have been down Ramsgate/Broadstairs way a couple of times.
Just looked at my account, and they have charged me £2-63 for each crossing (£3 less discount for account)
it’s a Consort Oslo, so a Ducato 6.36mtrs.
i have read somewhere that motorhomes are in the same category as cars, ie, £2 (£2-50 less discount).
It says goods vehicle with 2 axles for the £2-63 rate.
What do others get charged when they go accross the crossing?
many thanks.
We have an Auto-trail Tracker @ 7.6m and 4250kgs. Made 4 crossings in the last 4 months. Our account shows £2.50 for each crossing
 

Minxy

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Aug 22, 2007
32,776
66,977
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149
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Carthago Compactline
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Since 1996, had Elddis/Swift/Rapido/Rimor/Chausson MHs. Autocruise/Globecar PVCs/Compactline i-138
I have an automated payment arrangement so they charge my bank each time we cross rather than having the PAYG type of account where you top up and get a discount. When we crossed in December we were charged £2.50.

It looks like they've got you in the wrong category so you definitely need to contact them.
 
Jul 5, 2013
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13,833
Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, UK
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26,797
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A class
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Since 2013
£2 for our 7.5m A Class motorhome 4,500kg. Motorhomes are Class B, the same as cars.

Edit. The rate depends on what type of account you have. We top up in advance automatically.

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Oct 9, 2019
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Todmorden
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65,104
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Van conversion
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FUNSTER in a PVC
And an hour in traffic on each side to get off and back onto the M25. Unless you are still using the North and South Circulars to get round London, in which case 3 hours
Ok, I bow to your knowledge, I must admit we used it to ensure we didn’t have to use the M25 when travelling from Suffolk to Dungeness last year.

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Apr 29, 2009
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Burstner Nexxo T740
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since 2008
If you check your V5 the class will be on there. We had a Vantage Cub but it was still classed as a panel van on the V5 and was class N if I remember rightly. Even when we changed it to Motor Caravan via the DVLA the class letter stayed the same. We didnt persue it though as we changed the Van.
 
Jul 5, 2013
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13,833
Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, UK
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26,797
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2013
If you check your V5 the class will be on there. We had a Vantage Cub but it was still classed as a panel van on the V5 and was class N if I remember rightly. Even when we changed it to Motor Caravan via the DVLA the class letter stayed the same. We didnt persue it though as we changed the Van.
AFAIK the tunnel does not directly use the vehicle category (entry J) or taxation class (entry X) on the V5 for setting their tolls. They have their own system. Both of our cars and the motorhome are referred to by them as "Class B"
 
Apr 29, 2009
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757
West Sussex
Funster No
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Burstner Nexxo T740
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since 2008
AFAIK the tunnel does not directly use the vehicle category (entry J) or taxation class (entry X) on the V5 for setting their tolls. They have their own system. Both of our cars and the motorhome are referred to by them as "Class B"
I called them a few years ago as my van conversion was coming up as a goods vehicle even though the body type had been changed to Motor Caravan and they said it was because it was an N and not an M and its this which determined the class they use. Cant remember which entry it was on the V5. They may have changed the way they do things since then.

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