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Old 08-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Ferry crossings

What should I know befor I make a ferry crossing with my Safari? We want to take the
Burlington, VT - Port Kent, NY ferry across Lake Champlain in September. I am most concerned with the ground clearance at the ramp.


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Old 08-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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If you have skid plates below the frame, not sure the newer ones have them, at the rear you just take it slow and slid her on. That ramp should not be a problem as there is no tide run on the lake so there should be little height difference . However if you ever use the Canadian Ferry system that is a different story, those ramps are steep. I suggest to them that they buy paint before I go on as I take the paint off the ramps going and coming and lift the wheels off the ground.

You will have to turn the propane off on most ferries, but that is a short crossing so the refig. will be OK. When I cross to Newfoundland or the Queen Charlottes we freeze a couple of soda bottles filled with water before hand and leave them in the freig.

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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Any Experience?

Has anyone used the Burlington, VT - Port Kent, NY ferry to cross Lake Champlain with their AS or just as a passenger?
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