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crazycal 06-14-2015 11:52 PM

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?

The-Breeze 06-15-2015 01:03 AM

I checked at the following:

https://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) :doh:

nat_ster 06-15-2015 01:11 AM

Why skip Canada?

Nat

EastCoastCB 06-15-2015 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Breeze (Post 112831)
I checked at the following:

https://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) :doh:

That's almost as much as it would be to ship it to Europe!

Scooternj 06-15-2015 08:18 AM

Probably be cheaper to just drive to Alaska

austin1989us 06-15-2015 08:25 AM

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.

Scooternj 06-15-2015 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 112844)
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

EastCoastCB 06-15-2015 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scooternj (Post 112855)
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. :biggrin:
Or trying to get around in Roxy's hometown of Glasgow.:rofl:

Scooternj 06-15-2015 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 112857)
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. :biggrin:
Or trying to get around in Roxy's hometown of Glasgow.:rofl:

That's when you need this on the back of the bus-
https://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/332842.jpg

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
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzWXq9WIQAAVXm5.jpg

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

crazycal 06-15-2015 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Breeze (Post 112831)
I checked at the following:

https://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) :doh:


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

crazycal 06-15-2015 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nat_ster (Post 112833)
Why skip Canada?

Nat


I would love to drive through Canada but it will add 4,000+ miles and the cost of fuel.

crazycal 06-15-2015 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 112857)
I can see my German friends laughing at me and my Senator rolling down the Autobahn. :biggrin:
Or trying to get around in Roxy's hometown of Glasgow.:rofl:


If being laughed at concerns you, you might rethink the skoolie idea. My friends are always laughing at me. People leave you alone when they think you are nuts.:dance::dance:

EastCoastCB 06-15-2015 02:38 PM

Hey- you know damn well that I have thicker skin than that!

crazycal 06-15-2015 02:48 PM

Embrace to madness.

Scooternj 06-15-2015 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazycal (Post 112907)
Embrace to madness.

Sanity's overrated anyway

Kubla 06-15-2015 08:01 PM

on the autobahn you would be limited to 100 KPH (62 MPH) and the right lane in a school bus, and the ticket for not staying in the right lane is really high

nat_ster 06-15-2015 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubla (Post 112973)
The ticket for not staying in the right lane is really high


As it should be here in Alberta Canada on our four lane highways.

I just did a 4 hour trip on 16, a four lane highway that runs east west all the way across Canada in my 1986 Trans Am. That thing hates driving at under 75 m/h due to the gearing.

Way to many people think they just have the right to chose what ever lane they want, even if only going 40 m/h.

One province over in BC they are fining slow drivers for not staying in the right lane. I hope Alberta is next.

Nat

milkmania 06-15-2015 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazycal (Post 112898)
People leave you alone when they think you are nuts.:dance::dance:

so that's what happened to all my so called "friends"

I learn more and more here everyday:marshmallow:

ol trunt 06-15-2015 10:13 PM

Forty two years ago I took the ferry trip to Alaska in a Chevy 4x4 Suburban and then spent three months roaming and panning for gold. I drove the AlCan hwy back after the snows had begun--don't wait that long. I booked a cabin on the ferry as they would not let me access my vehicle in route and I didn't want to sleep standing up! If you get the chance to go--even if you have to cash in all your IRA's, go for it. The experience cannot be duplicated anywhere else. If you take your bus the hardest thing you'll have to do is to find a place to turn around! Food is expensive there. A friend who lives in Eagle just mentioned that he pays $1 per uncooked egg-they were only 50 cents when I was there. Jack

HolyBus 06-15-2015 10:16 PM

Central Fl is filled with idiots that moved here and think that same thing. Drive in any lane at any speed and turn any direction from any lane. :banghead:There are also idiots with rental vehicles from who knows where doing the same thing:banghead:
They stop in the left lane waiting to turn right! I see this everyday!:furious: I keep hearing that is why insurance is so high in this area. Also, something like 40+% are uninsured:banghead::furious: I drive a route most days for work and sometimes, these same idiots call my work to say I cut them off or went around them. They were going 40 in a 55 in the left lane! I've seen pedestrians and bicyclists hit by vehicles in intersections because the driver is on the phone or using their digital map that is mounted to the middle of the windshield!:banghead: All day long, I see people ahead of me driving off the road or into someone else's lane while texting.:banghead:


Quote:

Originally Posted by nat_ster (Post 112976)

Way to many people think they just have the right to chose what ever lane they want, even if only going 40 m/h.

One province over in BC they are fining slow drivers for not staying in the right lane. I hope Alberta is next.

Nat



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