Do the ferries charge according to the length of the vehicles. Is 6 metres a crucial length?
Mark, it depends on which ferry.They're not going to worry about the width of a wheel.
Just looked on Aferry, same price for 6m and 6.5 m.
Same price too for ticking the "someting on the back" box
You beat me to it. It costs the same on the Tunnel for my 7m motorhome as it does for a T5 PVC. That said, at least one of the ferry companies (DFDS) puts motorhomes into two categories "<4m x 7m" and "<4m x 10m" with fares of less than £50 each way Dover to Dunkirk for the 7m category. So perhaps shopping round to find the a ferry company that lumps your 6 to 7 metre van in a cheapish category might be advantageous?Tunnel doesn’t charge per metre ... just select the campervan option.
The ferries do spot checks. I was checked at Hull a few years back,all good fortunately.The ferries don't check lengths.
Some tunnels and bridges on continent measure vehicle electronically so no point trying to kid them
I now live on Bute and while i was travelling up & down with my stuff I also got measured - not sure if he believed me when i told him it was 5.5m - but no problem after that !I went to Isle of Bute a couple of weeks ago, the 2 guys took out a tape measure and I called out them I was 6.75m and so over the 6m charge length, one chap called back to me that he made us 6.8m as if I was cheating him (to$$er)
Going onto the ferry from Mull via Tobermory last year I said to the chap I was 6.75 and he said I’m charging you for 6m “it’s near enough!”
They often measure anything bigger than a car on Orkney Ferries (the inter isles ferries in Orkney).
As we live on one of the northern isles we use them often and I smile at one of the pursors (who must be a proper jobsworth) when I seem him measuring the hauliers lorry. This lorry travels back on forth on the ferry every day, sometimes twice a day - does he think it may have changed size?