How accurate to I need to be with my motorhome weight on Le Shuttle?

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  1. goneoff

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    I had my 3500kg Rapido MTPLM up rated to 3850kg it was a paper exercise through SVTech. So theoretically I can’t go through the tunnel as a campervan and would need to book via their freight Shuttle service. Are any of you guys with MTPLM over 3500kg naughty and just book as a campervan? If so have any of you had any issues i.e. do Le Shuttle pick the weight up off the number plate from a database or do they just look visually for obviously large tag axles or massively oversized RV that have been naughty? You have probably gathered I would like to be naughty. Any help would be appreciated………Cheers.
     
  2. Robert Clark

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    Weight or size are not questions asked on the tunnel
     
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    Correct, i was behind a massive continental coach when i boarded, weight isn't a issue
     
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    No problem we traveled as a pair with a tag axle
    You just go in the Coach bays some of which weigh up to 9 ton
    It has never been a problem for us.
    Cliff
     
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    Ive been through a few times 5 tonne 8.7m tag axle never been questioned about dimensions. Just select camper van when you book.
     
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    If he can get on - then you should be okay ......


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    You just book on as a campervan whatever size & weight
     
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    Weight and not even length are asked for
     
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    We are a 5tonne tag axle never been asked weight or length just book as motorhome / campervan.
     
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    Well they would never be so gauche as to ask a lady's weight would they?? :LOL:
     
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    . . . . . and yet, if you add a trailer you are charged as, virtually, two vehicles. So me with a 6m vehicle and a 2m trailer is charged more than a long RV. NOT FAIR!
     
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    and on ferries they very often allow 11mtrs for a car and caravan . so at 10mtrs i go cheaper than my mate with his 6mtr motor caravan .
    swings and roundabouts . they make choices , and so can we.
     
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    I am intrigued about where you gained the erroneous information about weight.
     
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    Maybe from this slightly confusing statement on Le Shuttle website .. ?

    High vehicles, utility vehicles or campervans
    We allocate space in the single deck carriage for vehicles cars higher than 1.85 metres and coaches and caravans. The carriages are twice as high as the double deck carriages so there is ample room.

    There is no extra charge for cars so feel free to bring bicycles, roof boxes etc. Other vehicle type prices will vary according to the vehicle type.

    Just inform us when booking. Please note, the max weight laden for a van on our Passenger service is 3.5 tonnes.


    https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller-info/vehicles/high-vehicles/
     
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    Yes virtually impossible to miss
     
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    Yes you are right, well you must be right looks like all campers over 3500kg get on and don't get hassle; great deal for 35 footers! Thank you.
     
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    We use the tunnel whenever we go to mainland Europe. It is so much easier and quicker. If you go often (5 returns per year) then get the frequent traveller deal. It costs £54 each way for a campervan.
     
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    The frequent traveller deal can be shared between two vans, ad on here will usually bring partner
     
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