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#1 2019-07-06 18:54:29

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 376

It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

I'm on a trip around the Isle of Arran. Because I'm winging it without a plan I was very last minute.

Tried booking as a van, and as a motorhome - no space available till 22:00.

Changed it to People Carrier, typed Citroen Dispatch and hoped for the best.

Arrived at the terminal, all was well, sent to the car queue and boarded no problem.

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Guy in the white van said he lives here, does it all the time

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2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#2 2019-07-06 20:16:46

Ricko
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From: SW Lancs
Registered: 2017-01-18
Posts: 220

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

Very very jealous.
I'm yearning to head up north and north again.


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#3 2019-07-06 21:04:43

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
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Posts: 376

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

Ricko wrote:

Very very jealous.
I'm yearning to head up north and north again.

No need to be jealous. It's not *that* nice up here

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Seriously though, what's stopping you?

Last edited by kenbw2 (2019-07-06 22:27:48)


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#4 2019-07-06 22:27:19

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 316

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

Well it can carry people.   smile

A Dispatch camper in front?

How much for the crossing?

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#5 2019-07-06 22:32:02

kenbw2
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Posts: 376

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

I didn't look in the white van. I think I can see furniture in the picture so it could well be.

Crossing was a bargain at £19.95

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2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#6 2019-07-07 19:13:04

Ricko
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From: SW Lancs
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Posts: 220

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

kenbw2 wrote:
Ricko wrote:

Very very jealous.
I'm yearning to head up north and north again.

No need to be jealous. It's not *that* nice up here

https://i.imgur.com/eD1GqOp.jpg

Seriously though, what's stopping you?

Unbelievably busy weekend, all day Sat dealing with my son who had an emergency appendectomy, all day Sun moving my daughters uni accommodation.
I reckon it'll be Aug before I head off.
My head says Wales, but my heart says Scotland.


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#7 2019-07-07 19:14:50

Ricko
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From: SW Lancs
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Posts: 220

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

kenbw2 wrote:

I didn't look in the white van. I think I can see furniture in the picture so it could well be.

Crossing was a bargain at £19.95


Now that is a bargain!!!
I think I paid 12 quid to cross the Clyde at Dunoon!!


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#8 2019-07-07 21:47:19

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 316

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

kenbw2 wrote:

I didn't look in the white van.

I find that hard to believe. 

Surprised you haven't got a pic of it's VIN  plate. 

smile

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#9 2019-07-07 22:36:32

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 376

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

OAT wrote:
kenbw2 wrote:

I didn't look in the white van.

I find that hard to believe. 

Surprised you haven't got a pic of it's VIN  plate. 

smile

I thought it was just a work van. If I'd known it was a camper I'd have been straight in there!


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#10 2019-07-07 23:22:46

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 573

Re: It's a car for the purposes of Calmac Ferries

Ricko wrote:

Now that is a bargain!!!
I think I paid 12 quid to cross the Clyde at Dunoon!!

I did that sailing about six weeks ago Car and 4 passengers £34

Mind you it was Dunoon.....Hunters Quay-Gourock (the other way) Which would obviously cost more as it up hill

On the far side of Tighnabruaich head for (about half mileor so) Kames then on the road to Carry is a really good spot to park up (very wide parking .... however all but on side of road {not much Traffic though}) and if your really lucky you may even get right on the waters edge unless that's where you were heading..............


(Did this area with bike and tent on frequent occasions)


P.S. It's been a while but from Arran sail out of lochranza to what is the mainland again and your ready for Campbeltown ....Mull of Kintyre or driveback round or both
Also you could do Skelmorlie to Rothesay (For those that remember Home to of Lena Zavaroni) Isle of Bute ......... Head Northish of isle there's a landing craft type ferry for all of about 5 mins back to mainland at Colintraive ............

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