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When I am looking into booking my crossing in my Ford Transit Murvi conversion it is not being recognised as a camper van. I can only book it as a van. It is a motor caravan on its V5.
My friend has an Autocruise PVC and hers comes up as a camper van.
Has anyone with a PVC had the same problem?
 

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Although I haven't booked for a month or two, it is normally entered under the campervan classification, which I believe includes almost everything from a VW camper, through high-top camper, coachbuilt C class motorhome, A-class motorhome of any size, all the way up to huge American RVs.

So just put it under 'campervan'.

We have a high-top camper and have never had a problem.
 
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What site are you using. I never have a problem with Eurotunnel, they just ask if campervan etc
 
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I’m using the official site and put it under campervan but when I put in my registration number it won’t let me proceed with the booking as it says it’s not a campervan.
 

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I’m using the official site and put it under campervan but when I put in my registration number it won’t let me proceed with the booking as it says it’s not a campervan.
Book your selected crossings and leave the registration off the booking.
Hope this helps.
 

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Aly ... is it shown as a motorhome on your V5C?

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motorhome and vans are same price anyway
Strangely enough, the Isle of Man ferries charge a lot more for vans than Mohos
Just to clarify Eurotunnel charges for a 'campervan' (this includes a MH or a camper), but if you just select 'van' its a LOT more expensive. I suspect the IoM ferries are the same as a 'van' is normally a commercial vehicle, not a leisure one, and they charge accordingly.
 

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Just to clarify Eurotunnel charges for a 'campervan' (this includes a MH or a camper), but if you just select 'van' its a LOT more expensive. I suspect the IoM ferries are the same as a 'van' is normally a commercial vehicle, not a leisure one, and they charge accordingly.

I've had my previous van checked (twice) to ensure it was a camper in Douglas IOM - Not sure if the do the same at the tunnel?

(To be fair to the IOM ferry staff, the rock & roll bed had been removed and there was a motorbike in the back - but once they saw the cooker & sink they were OK)

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How do eurotunnel manage it with non uk plates ? How do the I-O-M do it as well ?

I was queried whilst checking in at Douglas ferry terminal, as far as I know they don't use ANR there.

For comparison, when checking in at Dunkirk, they do use ANR as they greet you by your name.
 
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Just to clarify Eurotunnel charges for a 'campervan' (this includes a MH or a camper), but if you just select 'van' its a LOT more expensive. I suspect the IoM ferries are the same as a 'van' is normally a commercial vehicle, not a leisure one, and they charge accordingly.
not if you dont go in goods, its just a large car.
 
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I was queried whilst checking in at Douglas ferry terminal, as far as I know they don't use ANR there.

For comparison, when checking in at Dunkirk, they do use ANR as they greet you by your name.
Yes but the question was how do they know, with foreign plates ,that it isn't a motor home.?
not if you dont go in goods, its just a large car.
On the ferry site you only have van or motorhome & van is 150% dearer than motorhome at same size,height ,length.
 
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Yes but the question was how do they know, with foreign plates ,that it isn't a motor home.?

On the ferry site you only have van or motorhome & van is 150% dearer than motorhome at same size,height ,length.
sorry but you are wrong
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Yes but the question was how do they know, with foreign plates ,that it isn't a motor home.?

In my case they physically checked that it was a motorhome rather than a van - once they saw the sink & hob, they were fine

I had a similar experience on the Servern Bridge toll, the rock & roll bed had been removed and they wanted to charge me over £13 as a van, once they had checked that it was kitted out with sink, hob, etc they were happy to charge me the motohome rate (since December 2018 the toll has been abolished)

In both cases it wasn't about a number plate it was human beings looking at the van at check in/toll booth
 

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not if you dont go in goods, its just a large car.

They've changed it as the last time I checked (last year sometime out of interest) I selected a van over 1.85m in height and it was a LOT more expensive, just done a comparison for clarity:

Motorhome/campervan:


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Van over 1.85 m:

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Van up to 1.85m:

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Book your selected crossings and leave the registration off the booking.
Hope this helps.
This is what Eurotunnel have told me to do:
The vehicle in question, if it has been converted into a campervan and has sleeping and cooking facilities, you will need to book the vehicle as a campervan I am afraid. It would be checked on the day of travel and if booked incorrectly you could be made to purchase a brand new ticket, which on the day can be more expensive that what you purchase the ticket for in advance.

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This is what Eurotunnel have told me to do:
The vehicle in question, if it has been converted into a campervan and has sleeping and cooking facilities, you will need to book the vehicle as a campervan I am afraid. It would be checked on the day of travel and if booked incorrectly you could be made to purchase a brand new ticket, which on the day can be more expensive that what you purchase the ticket for in advance.
Bollocks
 

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