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The C6 doesn't have much clearance under the front air dam. I have a sister living in Victoria and we have considered driving across country for a visit and see Canada at the same time. Has anyone taken these cars on and off ferry's?
 
Good evening Keith,

Are you planning on this for say April next year after the snow melts when I'll be driving my car from Manny's to my home out west? We could convoy on and off until Edmonton anyway..............

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Garry
 
We've just toyed with the idea but nothing serious yet. I'll keep the convoy idea in mind though. That would definitely be neat. We were out for a drive today and followed a newer red 427 Z06 into Peterborough. Looking like a week of wet weather so we were making the best of what driving time there is left.
 
Hmmmmm, April. No promises at this point but definitely something to keep in mind. April can be iffy and they always like to use up the last of their salt supply if it does snow. :( Last April 24, there was a bit of snow just north of here and down went the salt brine. Talk to heavy truck mechanics about what the calcium chloride brine is doing to the electrical systems. You definitely don't want it on your Corvette. Some people going west from Southern Ontario go via Sault Ste Marie, and Duluth.
 
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hey keith i went to nanaimo in june from tawasin no problem getting on but a bit of a bump getting off. not sure what the tide was. i also used the blackball/coho ferry from victoria to port angeles, usa and i would say that was the best. a nice flat ramp for on and off. on your way home yellowstone is great and the beartooth pass is a very nice drive. elevation is about 12000 ft and a lot of switchbacks.
 
The C6 doesn't have much clearance under the front air dam. I have a sister living in Victoria and we have considered driving across country for a visit and see Canada at the same time. Has anyone taken these cars on and off ferry's?

try to get on/off at an angle, this should also answer your question:

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Thanks for all the Info guys. We sold our COPO Chevelle two weeks ago and it is in the restoration shop already. It should be done in 2014 and if all goes well, another couple and us may be taking our Corvettes on a cross country run then with a stop in Calgary. We'll keep your ferry information in mind. Any hints on things to see and places to go while out there would be appreciated. We would definitely want to see the Reynolds Museum while in Alberta. Many years ago my parents went on a bus tour across Canada to Victoria then back across the northern US through the Dakotas. It's pretty much the same tour that we would be taking.....at least as far as the plans have progressed so far.
One thing with these cars, you sure learn about doing everything on the angle to avoid scraping the front air dam. It still catches hell once in a while. :)
 
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What really makes a mess of things is when people drive into a parking spot front end first and run up onto a curb. Our car is scraped up underneath but I guess they never got as far as the air dam. Dale and I always back into parking spots and don't have the problem. With a little experience, we've eliminated much of the scraping by where we go and angling into irregular driveways. A friend just bought a lowered Corvette and the big stipulation in the deal was that it had to be put back to stock height. Unless you are going to be racing, the lack of ground clearance is just a royal pain some times.
 
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