Hook up cable - Where to buy in France

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  1. fpinela

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know where to buy a mains cable here in France? I have been to 2 big hardware shops today but none of them had them.

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    Suspect you need a camping car or caravan dealer. Whereabouts are you in France?
     
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    If no dealer in sight you can try Castorama, Leroy Merlin, Bricomarché might have them.
    I never tried myself as my dealer is only 5 minutes away from home.
    I'll make a quick search to see if there are more shops where you could find those.
    But as previously asked ...where are you in France?


    Amicalement

    Frankie:)

    Edit : More shops : "le vieux campeur" and "Décathlon"
    If you enter the region you are in and this search "Magasins de matériel électrique de camping dans le....(enter the number of the department you're in)" You should find something. Good luck!
     
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    Try a company called Decathlon.
     
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    Do a search for the closest Narbonne accessories outlet.
     
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    In Reims at the moment.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Will try those tomorrow, as it shouldn't be difficult to find them here in Reims. One of the shops i tried today had both ends of the connectors available, could have just bought it and cable and build my own but I didn't expect it to be so difficult to find one already made.
     
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    Looks like you have two. You in the north or south Reims?
     
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    Near the centre in the aire. But I'll be heading South afterwards, so probably the one in the south will be my best option. :)
     
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    North

    Reims La Neuvillette
    Actipole la Neuvillette
    51100 Reims

    South

    Reims Cormontreuil
    Boulevard Alsace Lorraine
    51350 Cormontreuil

    These are Decathlons
     
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    Looks like Decathlon might be camping only and Narbonne accessorie is your best bet what does van stuff. Ill get an address in a mo as you have one in reimes

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    Narbonne Accessoires TINQUEUX - CLC REIMS LOISIRS *
    ROUTE DE SOISSONS
    51430 TINQUEUX

    http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/

    I was trying to find a cable in that shop ^^ but my french is shit so having no joy.
     
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    It is expensive for UK but maybe prices are higher for accessories in France?
     
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    If you look at it, you will see it is a rubber lead not cheap PVC, continentals prefer rubber cables as they remain fully flexible in cold weather they also list 50 m one for €98 (ouch).
     
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    Is there a reason you cannot buy a length of 2.5mm x 3 core cable and use the old plug and socket.. ?..
     
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    I am guessing OP has left his cable at home or maybe on site somewhere, but glad you raised your query it has given me a chance to ask why they need one :LOL::LOL::LOL:

    could just be the regular need for something longer than whatever you seem to have when in France, we always carry 2 leads (y)
     
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    yes.. quite probably.. just thought it worth suggesting..

    I've replaced/repaired several that have been damaged on aires in France and on Spanish sites where quite often the cable goes across a site road..

    local hardware shops usually stock suitable cable.. and also plugs and sockets ..
     
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    Yes, just forgot our cable at home, but we will stay on tour for around 3 months and it's too long without one. Will try your suggestions today and see if i'm lucky
     
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    OP says here that he could have done that.
     
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