Welcome, Guest

TOPIC: towing on to a ferry

towing on to a ferry 1 week 23 hours ago #455976

  • Terry74
  • Terry74's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
Good Evening

I will be towing a caravan for the first time next weekend onto a ferry to the isle of wight. I was wondering how easy this is ? as i do have horrible thoughts of making a total mess of it ? is it straight forward as i am not the best at reversing (lack of experience) hopefully its just a case of straight on and straight off .

Thank you all
The administrator has disabled public write access.

towing on to a ferry 1 week 23 hours ago #455978

  • Beehpee
  • Beehpee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 392
  • Thank you received: 49
I felt exactly the same when we went 3 years ago, I was bricking it! It turned out to be absolutely straightforward, the guys who guide you in to the hold know exactly what they are doing so you just take your time and follow their instructions and hand signals and you can’t go wrong, no reversing you just drive in and drive out the other end, and the island is great so worth the worrying in my opinion.

BP
Beehpee, I live in Daventry, Northants. A caravanner and love it.
Sir Sticky.....
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Terry74

towing on to a ferry 1 week 23 hours ago #455979

  • Terry74
  • Terry74's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
Thank you ! . Hearing that has made me a lot more relaxed about it
The administrator has disabled public write access.

towing on to a ferry 1 week 23 hours ago #455980

  • Brasso530
  • Brasso530's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Expert Boarder
  • Posts: 136
  • Thank you received: 58
Agree with Beehpee,we went last year,very easy.Only thing I would say,if you go from Portsmouth don't be super early for your ferry(like me :whistle: )as waiting car park is very small,we had to park on double yellows along with loads of other people.Dont panic,you'll be fine,cracking island,enjoy.
2014 Kuga 2ltr tdi,2014 explore 530
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Terry74

towing on to a ferry 1 week 23 hours ago #455981

  • Terry74
  • Terry74's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 7
Thank you , we are going from Southampton
The administrator has disabled public write access.

towing on to a ferry 1 week 21 hours ago #455982

  • chrispy
  • chrispy's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 1
  • Thank you received: 1
Hi, this video may help - it is out of date by Andrew's own admission, but it will still give you a idea. Have a great holiday!

The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Terry74

towing on to a ferry 1 week 10 hours ago #455996

  • EH52ARH
  • EH52ARH's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Hutch.
  • Posts: 3544
  • Thank you received: 650
Southampton, has a lovely big waiting area, and also a dog deck area, on the red funnel line.
Hutch
Sir Were-Rabbit
Sante Fe 2014, tugging a Coachman 560 VIP. 2013.
Rural Milton Keynes
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Terry74

Most recent caravan reviews

Bailey Phoenix 640 - The Bailey Phoenix 640 is a great starter van for comfort-seeking couples (© Practical Caravan)
Adria Adora Sava 623 DT - For 2019, Adria introduces a brand new model, the 5-berth twin-axle Adora Sava (© Practical Motorhome)
The Unicorn Vigo has had a facelift - The fourth generation of the Vigo has a revamped look to the front of the van (© Practical Caravan)
Osprey 866 exterior - The Elddis Osprey 866 dealer special edition has unique decals down its GRP sides (© Practical Caravan/Andrew Jenkinson)