Join Date: Jan 2019
My Motorhome: I drive...
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Although I never actually travelled across the channel with my Hydratrail, I changed it for a Motolug as my bike was too heavy.
I did do extensive research, to answer your question my findings are
The Eurotunnel will treat it as a trailer and charge as such, the Ferry companies will not charge you extra providing your total declared length is not exceeded, as they seem happy to recognise it as a rack.
One of my main reasons for trying the Hydratrail was for cheaper crossings, however as said, I was not happy that my (type Approved) towbar was sturdy enough to resist the twisting action load
imparted by the hydratrail.
I have since checked with DFDS and using the Motolug trailer will only add a few pounds to my crossing costs.
The Eurotunnel charges however are ridiculous so I will not be using them.
hope this helps