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Old 01-12-2016, 01:02 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mike Lewis View Post
I took this route after I picked up my trailer in April 2014. At the time it cost $42.80. But beware-- they measure the combined length of your tow vehicle + trailer and will charge more if the combination is over 40 feet long. My Tacoma + Escape 21 came in at 39 feet, one inch. Whew!
Another way they'll get ya is if you're over a certain height. One time I took the ferry with a roof top cargo carrier on my FJ. Got dinged for being "oversized". Really? The ferry was almost empty (relatively speaking) and everyone got loaded in the middle anyway. I was not too happy about that.

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Old 01-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #22
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We also took the ferry. It was a great experience, and no Seattle traffic. Making a reservation online easy and convienent.

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Old 01-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Dave&Kathie View Post
We love the ferry and would much rather take it than drive through Seattle. It's easy - drive on, drive off. Make reservations (they are easy to change). You can do it online. The little cafe at the Coupeville dock is good. On the Port Townsend side, Ft Worden is a great place to camp and 101 is a beautiful drive no matter which way you go. Here we are waiting for the ferry.
Another one for loving the ferries . Also like the drive through Seattle and Portland especially at night . The city we live in is small so it is quite a adventure going through there and something we are not used too . Pat
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:51 PM   #24
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I sat in my truck during the crossing to Port Townsend. Toward the end of the trip a guy tapped on my window. He and a friend were admiring my trailer and asked about it. They had gotten out of their vehicle and were on the upper deck and could look down on it; he noted the clean lines of the roof of the trailer.

It was too late for me then to do the same thing, but if you want a good view and photographs of the roof of your new trailer, the ferry crossing is the time to do it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:50 PM   #25
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I was very nervous about taking the ferry, but it was easy. As others have said, they guide you on and you simply stay in your lane and then drive off. Piece of cake!

Port Townsend is lovely. We spent a week there last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like coffee, check the coffee shop on the front called "Better living through coffee". They roast their own beans and my spouse swore it was the best coffee she'd ever had. We also ate at several amazing restaurants.

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