Originally Posted by Andre
I know P & O had a special offer that caravans and trailers travelled free at certain times and Rene who came over for Ribex took advantage of that offer.(caravan / boat same thing) I think you had to book before 30 June but worth checking
I tried that a few years ago and P&O told me it was a special for CARAVANS only!!!! They wouldn't do it. Even then, it was only for certain unpopular sailing times.... So double check. Some ferry Some ferry companies have even tried to charge freight rates!!! P&O to Calais usually do a 'pay-in-advance-before-the-end-of-January-for-the-summer' rate which is a good deal cheaper. I think I paid £200 - £300 for my jeep and old 5.8 ribcraft a few years ago!
Don't worry about the drive. You forget the boat is there after the first couple of hundred miles! Seriously its not that bad... all down to mind set... and cruise control! I took mine to Italy twice!
Check the motorway tolls! They charge extra in France if you have a trailer. I reckoned £100 return including the Alp tunnels when I went to Italy. I towed via Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland to Italy. The Swiss do a much cheaper toll system with a sticker on the car..... Probably not much use if you want the South of France though!