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Old 02 July 2004, 08:59   #1
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Taking RIB on ferry

Just been looking around for some rough prices on ferry crossings - when I get my boat wouldn't mind taking it to the med etc - thought it would be really expensive for an 8.5m RIB but P+O came up with 420 return Dover Calais and SeaFrance quoted 240 - not bad with a Land Rover 110 I thought.

Anyone got any experience of trailering to the South of France?
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Old 02 July 2004, 09:01   #2
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Help posted in the wrong place!!! How doi you move??? What an idiot!!!

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Not an idiot CP - just quickly post a piccy of the Landy for all to see.
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or a ferry!!
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Or a rib!!!
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P+O came up with 420 return Dover Calais and SeaFrance quoted 240
What do those prices represent - boat & trailer or the whole thing (Landie + boat & trailer)?

Must say I don't envy you towing all that way - my idea of hell!! We're just one hour and a bit from Portsmouth and like to stay somewhere less then three hours drive once we land. And that's car only - haven't taken the boat... yet!
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What do those prices represent - boat & trailer or the whole thing (Landie + boat & trailer)?

Must say I don't envy you towing all that way - my idea of hell!! We're just one hour and a bit from Portsmouth and like to stay somewhere less then three hours drive once we land. And that's car only - haven't taken the boat... yet!
The whole thing!!!!

As to the drive after driving Gibraltar to Bilbao in one go nothing worries me anymore - wouldn't have done it in 8 hrs towing a rib though!
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Not an idiot CP - just quickly post a piccy of the Landy for all to see.
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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

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There we go!
Don't like to mention this Tim but, either someones nicked the Land Rover or you have the Mk23a invisible version.
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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

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The P+O deal runs all year - it is the sailing times that count - having said that they quoted me 420 for landrover with trailer going free - SeaFrance price was half that even though I had to pay for trailer!
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The P+O deal runs all year - it is the sailing times that count - having said that they quoted me 420 for landrover with trailer going free - SeaFrance price was half that even though I had to pay for trailer!
That is daylight robbery. Buy a day return pay cash no c/c and when you want to cross back buy yourself a single ticket .

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"Anyone got any experience of trailering to the South of France?"

Towed a caravan numerous times to the SOF, no problems, good roads and easy driving. remember the towing speed limit is different in France, also carry all your documents for the boat i.e insurance and of course your ICC. Boating in the south is great, no tide stuff to worry about.

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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

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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!

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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!
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Anyone got any experience of trailering to the South of France?
Give a PM to Manos. He has towed his FALCON fronm UK to GREECE, so he will be THE MOST helpful on Ribnet.
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Hi there

I paid around 300 for a return ticket with PO, for the ribex, didn't have to pay for the boat trailer.

Towing the boat isn't to bad we did the trip Copenhagen - Calais in about 14 hours and we only stopped to get fill the car and empty the passengers

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