Rules using the tunnel

Jan 27, 2014
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I have purchased an easy lifter hydra to tow my scoot behind the van, are there any rules or restrictions with using the tunnel. I have a friend who takes his on the ferry, when he books he does not say he has a trailer but just gives the total length of his rig and he has had no problems,is this right or has he just been lucky
 
Sep 26, 2013
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You do not state the length of van when using the tunnel as you just pick Mortorhome but you may have a problem if they class it as a trailer as they charge the same rate whether it’s a 1m long trailer or an 8 m caravan and it’s not cheap.
 
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The van is 7.2m with the easy lifter it comes out at just on 8m
A 6m long panel van is the same rate as a 10m van so it’s not the length that is important, it’s wether they decide that it’s a trailer or not, if they do it’s something like £90 extra.
 
Jan 19, 2014
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It will be classed as a trailer I think because I've seen them look under our scooter rack looking for wheels :oops:
 

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There isn’t a Motorhome class when booking the tunnel, it’s camper. Hmmmmm, if it’s got wheels it must be a trailer?? Not sure. (n)
 

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They ask if you have anything on the back or on the roof - don't get caught being economical with the truth!
 
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I have a scooter rack on the back of my motorhome which isnt much shorter than an easylifter,and I have never declared it and have never been questioned about it the 20 odd times I have used the tunnel.
 

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form a thread on Facts debating this same question.. dated 2015 ..

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Well a short update

We towed throughout Spain with no problem

Going onto the tunnel they said we had not payed for a trailer

We said its fixed, not a trailer

He came out scratched his head and said

It's a fixed scooter rack with casters

Coming back they didn't even raise an eyebrow

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I would take a chance and if it was questioned say as it's fixed and doesn't swivel, in all honesty you didn't believe it was a trailer, so didn't pay for it.. but happy to pay they extra.. :D

they stopped using the guillotine in France some years ago .. ;)
 
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