Gouville Sur Mer. Need new leisure battery

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  1. Spawn_e_git

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    Hi. In the Gouville Sur Mer Aire tonight and I need a new leisure battery.

    I'm heading to Taden tomorrow. I'll be ok for a couple of days as I have EHU but if anyone knows of somewhere near this location I can get a new LB please let me know.
    Internet slow and French non existent so searching net is an issue.

    Would like brand name (Bosch) so warranty is ok back home.
    Many thanks
     
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    go to verson , its just before caen and you will find a battery megastore which is a uk company so you will have warranty back home . great prices too , a good choice is a alphaline dc31 . http://www.batteriemegastore.fr/
     
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    Just looked at map that place is too east as we are heading south east toward st Malo but a bit south
     
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    ok but just be prepared as you will pay through the nose for your battery at most other places especially motorhome dealers . €200 for a rebadged starter battery is not uncommon!
     
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    try a carefor or any big supermarket they normally do leisures that will get you out of trouble
     
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    If no battery might spoil your trip and a branded battery is important to you, I would take the detour as suggested, it will add les than 100 miles to your journey

    You might get lucky looking elsewhere, but you might spoil your holiday if you don't (y)

    If I were you I would be on my way to Verson now, having said that when I got there they would probably be shut and then I would find they did them in St Malo :)
     
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    Find a tourist information office, get them to make some phone calls and they can probably tell you who has them in stock for you to collect or get one delivered the next day. Just stay on a local aire till then. If they order the battery for you they would use your credit card to do so. Not a problem they will do it in your your presence. You can do the same on a campsite and have it delivered there. I think that's the easiest option.

    Same thing happened to us. We just went along to the dealer and bought two which were fitted free. On our way within twenty minutes.
     
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    Don't know exactly where you are, but try to find a norauto, bit like halfords but we have found them very good(y)
     
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    just get somewhere get the bat job done even if its just 1 to get u through ya holiday or the only thing you will remember about the trip is trying to source a batt
     
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    There's one just below you at Granville
     
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    Get Batterie megastore to deliver to the site you will be using, usually delivered next day.
     
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    I dropped into the norauto in Granville but they had only "normal" batteries and all at €120+

    After much email tennis with battery megastore I've got oneon order for next day delivery, just waiting for confirmation they have sent it.

    Many thanks again for the sound advice on here.
     
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    Battery arrived 15 mins before we had to leave the site.

    Fitted and all OK. Many thanks for pointing out getting it delivered. Much better than me driving around looking for it.

    Didn't have to hand around and made good time to an Aire in La Rochelle and loved it there, now in St Emmillion so some win tasting in order.

    Cheers for all the sound advice.
     
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    He can't reply, battery gone flat. :)
    Or wine tasting and now flat (out).
     
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    £50 or €65 for titanium Xv110.

    Worked ok last night at the Aire in La Rochelle.

    In a campsite now with hook up but will Aire tomorrow probably.

    Wife wants 1 x Aire then 2 x campsite...
     
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    Thanks for that. Seems excellent value.(y):)
     
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    I have 3 x Titanium Xv110 and very pleased with them as I sure you will be. Enjoy your hols's
     
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