Need to buy leisure battery

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  1. DocHoliday

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    I'm going down the west of France, from Vannes down to Poitiers then round Bordeaux. I need to buy a leisure battery to replace a five year old Elecsol that won't hold much of a charge now.

    Where might I find a battery at a reasonable price? Do the big hardware chains sell them, or do I need a motorhome dealers?

    Any recommended brands commonly available in France?
     
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    We got two 100amp ones from l'eclerc car shop! Well chuffed with them!
     
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    Mitzimad.......read all of docholidays post again....hes in France now. :rolleyes::LOL:
     
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    Probably available in the big supermarkets.....many things are including car spares etc.
     
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    But Battery Megastore also operate in France (and Spain too I think) - see here:
    http://www.batteriemegastore.fr/
     
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    My apologies to Mitzimad.....i just saw the .uk address
     
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    its not called the world wide web for nothing lol although to bw honest i didnt notice the op was in france or the fact that battery mega store operated there
     
  9. DocHoliday

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    Unfortunately I'm travelling - I don't have an address in France for them to send it to, assuming they don't have shops you can go to.

    Le Clerc seems worth a try. I assume you mean the car parts section in a hypermarket as opposed to a separate shop?

    And what's the French for leisure battery?
     
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    Yes and I just asked for "pils pour campercar" worked for me. They had a shelf full from 65a up to the 100's i bought!
     
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    When my son in law wanted a leisure battery in France a few years ago it cost the best part of an arm and a leg in a Narbonne Accessories, so would check out some of the hypermarkets first. I have noticed that when there is a motor accessory shop near a hypermarket there is very little in the way of motor bits in the hypermarket
     
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