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    Brittany Ferries, a word of warning.



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    Anyone intending to tell porkies about the length of their van should think again.

    Brittany Ferries are now accessing the makerís spec for the year from the reg No.

    I booked my van in at under 5mtrs but they said it was over, the difference being the rear step, which I removed as I always carry a couple of sockets for this purpose, especially for the Scottish islands ferries.

    BF measured the van at the port (sans rear step) & it was under 5mtrs, saving myself £35 for 5mins work.
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    We have always stated our van as it is and with Brittany if you have a cycle rack it is cheaper to measure the van and then state you have a cycle rack, rather than including the cycle rack in the length.
    This was confirmed by BF staff!
    With DFDS we include the rack!
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    I,ve never had a query on lenght before but they did question it in Dec she appeared to be looking above the van and the position of the front then asked the length this was at Plymouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzend View Post
    I,ve never had a query on lenght before but they did question it in Dec she appeared to be looking above the van and the position of the front then asked the length this was at Plymouth
    i get measured every year. i book 11 mtrs . together truck and trailer . as car and caravan .
    but when they measure its only 10mtrs .
    always surprises them .
    mind one in santander says she does it just to frighten any one thats cheating . she as measured it loads times . always happy and smiling .
    daft bit is its cheaper than my mates motor home thats 3mtrs shorter. cars and caravans are cheaper than m,homes .

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    Thatís why I used tunnel last year my vans 9meter and is the same price as vw transporter. tunnel only charge for camper never ask anywhere how long van is so for me always cheaper on tunnel and you can have upto 9 passengers at no extra cost.
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    I can never understand why folks think its ok to under declare ?

    Would the same folks nick the ferry company car or salt cellars ? No difference IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looser cruiser View Post
    Thatís why I used tunnel last year my vans 9meter and is the same price as vw transporter. tunnel only charge for camper never ask anywhere how long van is so for me always cheaper on tunnel and you can have upto 9 passengers at no extra cost.
    i only live 30 mls from plymouth . its almost 350 to the tunnel.
    i can get on ferry one day and in 20hrs be in spain . ideal.
    mind sometimes i have to go portsmouth . not ideal.
    but to drive to the tunnel then thjrough france and back etc i find ferry to spain lovely .
    i did used to go roscoff and drive through france but for years now straight to spain . nice and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwalan View Post
    i only live 30 mls from plymouth . its almost 350 to the tunnel.
    i can get on ferry one day and in 20hrs be in spain . ideal.
    mind sometimes i have to go portsmouth . not ideal.
    but to drive to the tunnel then thjrough france and back etc i find ferry to spain lovely .
    i did used to go roscoff and drive through france but for years now straight to spain . nice and easy.
    how much was the ferry from portsmouth to santander Alan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    how much was the ferry from portsmouth to santander Alan?
    varies depends on time of year
    this year 279.30+10quid for a seat. coming back to plymouth is actually the same .
    but i am a travel club member .
    i always try to get the pont aven boat then i dont need a cabin just pay for a seat.
    usually going in november reduces it to about 425 quid .total.
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