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Renault batteries

Thanks for the replies,
I donít think the carís battery has ever been allowed to run flat or the car has been idle for any length of time, the tow hitch has the two outlets I had just had a new 110 amp leisure battery fitted in the caravan when they put the motor mover on, could it be that this new battery was demanding more from the alternator than was going to the car battery? It seemed to be fully charged from the gauge in the caravan.
As you can see I am a newbie to caravanning still learning the ropes, I disconnected the electrics from the car as soon as I parked so I donít think anything in the caravan was draining the battery from the car.
But £90 for a battery Renault should be ashamed I did a quick trawl through the Internet and it seems the right battery (heavy duty) for the Laguna is around half that price and less.
The Renault mechanic said that even if you leave the curtsey lights on for a few minuets the battery will run flat, thatís not very helpful, I am starting to think the electrics where not very well planned if thatís the case.
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2004 Renault laguna II 1.9 Extreme
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