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Old 06-14-2015, 11:52 PM   #1
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Ferry to Alaska

Has anyone here put their bus on the ferry from Washington to Alaska? I thought I remembered someone years ago doing that. How much does it cost?
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:03 AM   #2
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I checked at the following:

http://www.ferrytravel.com/alaskarv.htm

From Bellingham to Ketchikan, 2 adults, 3 pets, 35 ft bus and I got a quote of $2566 USD includes any applicable taxes, etc.

Leaving in September on a Friday @1800 and arriving Sun @700

One way.

No accomodations (maybe we can stay on bus for the 2 day trip)
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I checked at the following:

http://www.ferrytravel.com/alaskarv.htm

From Bellingham to Ketchikan, 2 adults, 3 pets, 35 ft bus and I got a quote of $2566 USD includes any applicable taxes, etc.

Leaving in September on a Friday @1800 and arriving Sun @700

One way.

No accomodations (maybe we can stay on bus for the 2 day trip)
That's almost as much as it would be to ship it to Europe!
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Probably be cheaper to just drive to Alaska
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:25 AM   #6
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You could probably do a round trip drive from Bellingham to Anchorage and back to Bellingham for $1500-2000. After I graduated high school in Anchorage we drove to Texas. It's a beautiful (but long) drive. Calgary is about halfway between Anchorage and Houston. Bring extra cans of fuel.
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That's almost as much as it would be to ship it to Europe!
Speaking of shipping to Europe, apparently there's a company looking to develop trans-Atlantic ferry service. How do I know this? If you're an FMCA member, look in your inbox for the survey
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Speaking of shipping to Europe, apparently there's a company looking to develop trans-Atlantic ferry service. How do I know this? If you're an FMCA member, look in your inbox for the survey
That sounds fun, but I don't know about driving a school bus on Euro roads!
I can see my German friends laughing at me and my Senator rolling down the Autobahn.
Or trying to get around in Roxy's hometown of Glasgow.
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That sounds fun, but I don't know about driving a school bus on Euro roads!
I can see my German friends laughing at me and my Senator rolling down the Autobahn.
Or trying to get around in Roxy's hometown of Glasgow.
That's when you need this on the back of the bus-


As for driving around Glasgow? Verrrrrry carefully. And remember to convert meters to feet...or just keep an eye on any Roadmasters they may be running


I am curious how licensing, tags, and insurance would work for American RVs (and buses) in Europe...
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I checked at the following:

http://www.ferrytravel.com/alaskarv.htm

From Bellingham to Ketchikan, 2 adults, 3 pets, 35 ft bus and I got a quote of $2566 USD includes any applicable taxes, etc.

Leaving in September on a Friday @1800 and arriving Sun @700

One way.

No accomodations (maybe we can stay on bus for the 2 day trip)

Thanks. I looked at that but didn't go far enough.
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