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Anyone had any experience with travelling with a double bass on the eurotunnel? (by van)

it says the rules are;

*[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]You are NOT permitted to use the Eurotunnel Passenger service to transport: [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]* Commercial goods for resale [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]* a total volume of goods (commercial or non commercial) exceeding 3 cubic metres. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Obviously the resale isn't a problem.

The volume of good however, it's impossible to say what double bass comes under as it's a large instrument?

Anyone have any experience with this?

Cheers, [/size][/font][/color]

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Anyone had any experience with travelling with a double bass on the eurotunnel? (by van)

it says the rules are;

*[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]You are NOT permitted to use the Eurotunnel Passenger service to transport: [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]* Commercial goods for resale [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]* a total volume of goods (commercial or non commercial) exceeding 3 cubic metres. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#232323][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Obviously the resale isn't a problem.

The volume of good however, it's impossible to say what double bass comes under as it's a large instrument?

Anyone have any experience with this?

Cheers, [/size][/font][/color]
[/quote]

Good afternoon, SevenSeas (or may I call you Seven..?)...

3 cubic metres is just about a van-full. A bass, even in a full flight case, is going to be much less than that. If you're taking several basses, and filling a Transit completely, you'd have to rely on the goodwill of the ferry folks, or, better still, contact them beforehand and explain your situation. They're trying to protect their 'commercial vehicle' rates; once they're happy you're not a 'dodger', it should be OK, I'd reckon.
Hope this helps; subject to correction, completion, contradiction from others...

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