My experience of Calmac is the same, the guys at Weymms for Bute measured even though I said I was 5.6M . I have not been checked on any other route.
Only another type of Theft trying to avoid paying the correct fare by deceitBrittany Ferries slapped my mate at Plymouth as he booked as 5m but was 5.6m , extra £30 each way from memory, still on same crossing. I can understand if the ferry is rammed and space is critical, but other times it’s money for old rope.
I have found in general the next price band up for any given length is not a significant jump. So I’d take what you wanted to.
I’d agree but not to many have vans over 8m.
That's good to know. We live at Stenness and have recently bought a smaller m/h with the intentions of spending some time Island Hopping. Will have to get the tape measure out!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?
Hi Darcar where in East Devon are you? I am in Exeter with a mercedes 709d pic looks like a merc.Just under measures! They hardly ever check,
if you can go on a quite crossing then all the loaders want is you on the boat, they don’t care what size you are!
Even if they catch you out you’ve only got to pay what you should have paid anyway!
Take it off n put it in the van for the ferry journey put it back on when you arrive at first pitch up , also means you've the opportunity to grease the mountings !Was wondering whether to put a spare wheel on the back. Just under 6 m but a wheel would take us over. So now we decide travel with spare wheel or a filler!
If you're planning on doing a few islands it may be worth buying a multi-journey ticket (I think it's a book actually) as 10 journeys are at 25% reduction and 20 journeys at 30% reduction. Keep in mind that these are singles so five islands equal 10 journeys.That's good to know. We live at Stenness and have recently bought a smaller m/h with the intentions of spending some time Island Hopping. Will have to get the tape measure out!
We’re in Beer about 25 miles from Exeter. On the coast half way between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.Hi Darcar where in East Devon are you? I am in Exeter with a mercedes 709d pic looks like a merc.
Suppose I have to include tow bar in length