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  1. Daveymac

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    Hi all I have been looking at trying to book on the tunnel in November to go to Europe but from what I can see there is a weight limit of 3.5 tonnes on the passenger service. Does anyone no if this is so as our tag axle is 5ton so we are snookered
     
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    Taken our 5ton tag dozens of times before it got so expensive now use the ferry.
    Just book it on as campervan / motorhome.(y)
     
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    Just book as a motorhome ... there is no weight limit.
     
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    As they said
     
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  5. laser101uk

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    book as campervan.
     
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    Ditto. Campervan
     
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    If this bus can get on the Passenger service I'm sure you'll have no trouble - we followed it on. Eurotunnel Bus 1.jpg
     
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  8. Daveymac

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    Thanks peeps that will be a yes you can then !
     
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    Yes just book the weight limit is for commercial vans over 3.5. I'm 5tn and travel every year.
     
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    7.5t lorry followed me on to train on Sunday. You'll be fine(y)
     
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    How much is it now to cross over on train . Is more than the ferry?
     
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    Damn near double unless you use Tesco vouchers, in which case it's free

    Cheers. Nige
     
  13. BONZO

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    It's the FERRY THEN when we go to France next year.
     
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    Try booking a 24 hour return, I use this all the time in my car, as long as it's not the same day you can get it as low as £24 each way, you obviously bin the return leg, much cheaper paying for two 24hr returns than by the normal route.
     
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    Just checked, for a camper van to travel tomorrow and return next day is, £37 out and £28 return= £65, try beating that, obviously you would have to do the same on your return.
     
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    Just also checked on leaving tomorrow and coming back 2 weeks later, £105 out and £75 return=£180 versus £130 doing 2, 24hour returns.
     
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    Have you tried this method @Jonned ?
    I thought in the t&c you had to use the return leg, otherwise Eurotunnel reserve the right to charge you the full fare ?
    Just my understanding of it, happy to be corrected, never tried myself for fear of receiving a large bill !
     
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    I have used this every time I use the tunnel, must be a couple of dozen times now, last time was 2 weeks ago to travel to Germany, never had any bother at all.
     
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    That's very useful to know - thanks (y)
     
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