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Old 15-11-16, 22:25
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Default T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

How accurate do these need to be?
Does it affect the price much?
I always think our camper is 5m long but it's 5.2m. I was wondering if we could save a few quid here or there. We normally use the channel tunnel where it doesn't make too much difference to cost.
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Old 16-11-16, 19:47
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

...I don't know about other ferry operators, but I've used Calmac quite a few times, as soon as they know your reg number the dimensions automatically appear on their screens...the only thing they ask is bike rack or not.
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Old 16-11-16, 19:58
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

Thanks for that.
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Old 16-11-16, 20:00
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

Our T5.1 was / T6 is 4892mm so no problem there. On the other hand we are pushing it for 1850mm height limit but we do and no one says anything. A few years ago the lady at Transmanche told me to book as a car.

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Old 16-11-16, 20:17
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The issue of height isn't usually a problem...if the log book classes you as a motorcaravan then you'll usually be put in a lane for high vehicles, with all the Big White Boxes...so the pop top height doesn't matter. If the screen just shows your reg as a van then you might not be.
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Old 16-11-16, 21:44
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

Interesting. Calmac seems to be in a minority with that tech; the European ferry crossings seem to require dimensions to be added.
Our van is still a van officially.
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Old 18-11-16, 11:06
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

I have asked at the check in booths re height......and the answer is they know the height from your registration when booking.
Failing that the ANPR cameras pick up the reg as you travel through the docks to the booths.

Not a easy one to get away with especially when they try and pack you in on one of the low height decks
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Old 18-11-16, 11:14
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Default Re: T5 lwb with pop top Dimensions For Ferry Purposes

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Not a easy one to get away with especially when they try and pack you in on one of the low height decks
Never had that problem with Trans Manche that we use regularly and didn't on Hirtshals / Kristiansand - they do tend to look at the van before they decide which lane to put it in and even though we go on with car type dimensions they put is in the queue for a tall deck.

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Old 18-11-16, 13:21
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I got robbed blind by P&O for booking as a van up to 6m. Cost me 200. Could have got in a camper van for 79

Got ferry booked for isle of Man TT next year. I pre booked as a 5.0 camper before I bought a LWB. I won't be changing the booking.
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Old 18-11-16, 19:37
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I got robbed blind by P&O for booking as a van up to 6m. Cost me 200. Could have got in a camper van for 79


...most companies have different (higher) rates for commercial vehicles....from their point of view a 6m van wouldn't normally be a private vehicle.
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