Do what I did Colin, we were quoted £3,500 to move from Cornwall to Limousin, so we bought a 7.5 tonne lorry for £2,000 insurance and fuel added another £500 and we sold it on e-bay on return for £2,000 to someone who was doing exactly the same thing! Cost of move £500 plus ferry ticket and we were able to take as long as we liked packing the lorry and making sure everything was tight. We broke nothing and enjoyed the trip and adventure. A word of warning, lorries over 3.5 tonnes are not allowed on French roads on Sundays unless they are refrigerated. HOWEVER, we decided we would risk it and no-one took any notice of us at all.