Departing from France Now!! With a problem

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  1. Stacetop

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    Hi we are not far from boarding the eurotunnel and so far the tunnel is fine!

    However, having had a shower this morning it looks like the water pump has failed!! Not happy!

    Any ideas of where best to try and get one fitted today? We are travelling via Rouen, Freud, Chartres down to clermont ferrand.

    Thanks
     
  2. Flamenca

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    You will probably see some camping car stores en-route. However, there is one in Rouen:

    Rouen Camping Car
    15 Rue d'Anjou

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    I hope you manage to sort out a new pump.

    Chris
     
  3. Stacetop

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    Arghh

    Thanks but I have now tried that one and several others!! My French isn't great but believe most would appear to be closed!!

    Any other ideas anyone, please!
     
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  4. sdc77

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    Bit early yet possibly
    (I presume you have checked the fuse)
     
  5. Hollyberry

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    No idea why they'd be closed, unless they open at 10 or 10.30. Can't see they'd be closed for holidays in August but I can't think of sign they put on door---it doesn't say vacances.

    Tomorrow is a National Holiday in France, The Assumption of Mary.

    Hope you get one sorted.
     
  6. WynandJean

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    Yes, Narbonne Accessories have an outlet at Rouen
    http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/

    If they cannot help there are at least three others along the same stretch of road, probaly within less than a mile (or whatever that works out in kilogrammes!)

    Wyn
     
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  7. Welsh girl

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    We visited one in Guilberville last week and he said they're closed for their 2 week holiday . Lots of shops clouds closed for their vacations too. Hope you get sorted!
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    02.33.56.66.00

    Ouvert le lundi de 14h00 à 18h30
    Mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h00
    et de 14h00 à 18h30
     
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    We visited one in Guilberville last week and he said they're closed for their 2 week holiday . Lots of shops clouds closed for their vacations too. Hope youy get sorted
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    02.33.56.66.00

    Ouvert le lundi de 14h00 à 18h30

    Open Monday from 14h00 to 18h30
    Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 12:00
    and 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Here's her email. I used Google translate to email her
    isabelle@salinski-campingcars-manche.fr

    And Frankie helped me a lot.
     
  9. WynandJean

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    ... ETS SAUNIER, Caravanes Loisirs, 767 Route de Rouen is one. Tel. 02 35 79 85 80

    It's by the airport.

    Wyn


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  10. Allanm

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    Calais Caravans in Calais, near to Auchen. They seem to sell most things for caravans and motorhomes, may be worth a visit if you are still in Calais
     
  11. JackieP

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    When you find a shop buy two!

    You never know when one might fail and so, after a similar experience I always carry two.

    Good luck.
     
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  12. yodeli

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    I m afraid lots of shops are shut in August.... Still i find surprising that dealers are... Sorry french system....
    Edit i ll give you my phone number by pm. Text me if you need help as i wi ll be driving today so only texts. Ta
     
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  13. DBK

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    What are the symptoms of the pump failure? Is it making a noise but nothing coming out or has it apparently just gone on strike? Have you tried giving the pump a good whack?

    If you can't get a replacement you could post a photo here of the pump to help identify it and it may then be possible to dismantle it. Some pumps get blocked with lime scale, or the fault might be electrical but it may not be a write-off yet.

    Though inconvenient the loss of the pump shouldn't ruin your trip - bottled water, a bucket and a kettle to boil water for washing. It was how it was done in the past!
     
  14. Mags52

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    Ours failed and then worked again after I wiggled the wires. Not a very technical solution but it worked. ;)
     
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    Can be fuses,does the pump work in the kitchen,or is it just the shower????
    French are nortorise for there holidays and Sunday closing,Niabonne have outlets every were.
    Hope you have a bucket with you.
     
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    Yep I always carry a spare never needed it yet but it's good insurance.
     
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    Yes, do try giving it a bit of a shake up and do try wiggling the connectors and check the fuse. You might get it to spring back into life but still, buy another one soon!
     
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    Johns Cross.
     
  19. burtonbird

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    In France if a holiday falls at the weekend they take the day off either before or after. Similarly if it falls on Thursday or Tuesday they take a 'pont' (bridge) to join it to the weekend.
     
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  20. DBK

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    Not as bad as the RAF - they never work on Wednesdays as that ruins two weekends. :)
     
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