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Powering Your Caravan or Mortorhome

Powering Your Caravan or Mortorhome

The BBL Experts will offer you the very best advice…

With the Great British Public being urged to holiday or ‘stay-cation’ in the U.K. and with Caravan and Camp sites due to reopen this weekend; there has been a noticeable increase in interest in Caravans and Motorhomes. Both of which provide flexible, mobile and self-contained accommodation, perfect for those who want to get away but with the reassurance of being able to be in full control of their surroundings.

There are many options for those who are looking to purchase a Caravan or Motorhome, including buying new, second hand or even, from a Motorhome perspective, a Van Conversion. However there is one key consideration, which ever option is chosen, and that is ensuring you are able to power any equipment you take on the road with you. If your preferred choice of destination is a Caravan Park / Site you will be more likely to hook up to the onsite electric when you arrive. However, if you prefer to camp away in the wild then this option is not available and you need a battery that will allow you to do this. Maybe you want to do a bit of both? Therefore choosing the best Leisure Battery to suit your requirements is crucial to the success of your trips away.

At BBL Batteries we offer a wide and diverse choice of Leisure Batteries to suit all applications. Those wanting to stay ‘off-grid’, therefore needing their battery to run equipment for a number of days at a time, should certainly consider BBL’s Lifos Lithium Iron range, currently available as a Member Offer on the Caravan and Motorhome Club website. These intelligent batteries connect directly to your mobile device, via Bluetooth enabling you to keep an eye on your battery’s state of charge and output / input. Also, being Lithium Iron there is a considerable weight saving, much more reserve power and a reduced cost per cycle. For those who want to stay mainly on Caravan Parks / Sites, BBL offer Lead Acid Leisure batteries as part of their range including the Yuasa Active Range, currently being featured on the Camping and Caravanning Club website, and their very own AVON Lead Acid Leisure Batteries which offer Premium Quality at Exceptional Value. Lead Acid Batteries can be sub divided again into EFB (Enhanced Flooded Batteries) and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) both of which offer different characteristics and options to the user and can accommodate a combination of both off-grid trips as well as being hooked up at a Caravan Park.

BBL also offer multiple Solar solutions, including Solar Panels and the associated kit needed to ensure the effective harvesting and storage of Solar Power. The AVON Solar Fencer Assist Kit can be connected to any battery (over 35Ah for the 5w version & over 70Ah for the 10w version) directly, without needing any form of voltage regulation. The 20w panel is fitted with an in built charge controller which enables it to be connected to any size 12v Battery. The purpose of the system is to keep a 12v battery charged and is ideal for use with Motorhomes and Caravans.

All in all there are many different options to choose from. We highly recommend that you contact the Leisure Battery Experts at BBL Batteries who will offer the very best advice and ensure your choice of Leisure Power products is the one that will suit your needs best.


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Tina 07 January, 2020 Reply

Amazing help and service from the Swindon Branch this morning after my car wouldn’t start and taking a recommendation to bring it to BBL. Matt and the team were really friendly, helpful and efficient from my initial phone call to fitting, which was done immediately!  I am very thankful and will certainly be recommending this place to everyone. Thanks again highly recommended!


Gerald Lawrence 21 December, 2019 Reply

DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE.BBLbatteries recommended by Breakdown chap saying batteries cheaper than anywhere else so went along.
yup batteries cheaper than elsewhere by £20 including fitting!!!!

Great service from the staff including walking out with a mug torch and a smile!!


Kerry 07 December, 2019 Reply

I have to leave a great review here.  on approach Matt that worked behind the counter was amazing he just seems to have a customer approach that would make u want to come back. I’m sure I won’t need to. But he’s an absolute asset to the business. Thanks for your help. Kerry.


George Paterson 06 December, 2019 Reply

Visited the Truro Branch today and was most impressed by the two lads behind the counter. I am somewhat deaf and cannot see particularly well and explained the problem I had with a small compact tractor battery which had limited space in the engine compartment. They talked me through the size and capacity I needed and even helped unload the old battery from my friends car and found a replacement model in the store which should do the trick they said. Upon reaching my home the new battery did the trick - fitted into the compartment perfectly and I am a very happy ole boy. Thank them very much please for their patience and guidance. Very much appreciated.


Jacek Pelc 06 December, 2019 Reply

Top service. Guys were really helpful. Order came on time.  I visit a few shops around estate and they had the best prices. Definitely I will recommend BBL Batteries to my frends. Very pleased. Thanks.


barbara brown 03 December, 2019 Reply

Very friendly, helpful quick service and a reasonable price for a new battery. Thanks


joanna wiggans 22 August, 2019 Reply

Went in today for new leisure battery.  What fabulous service offered, so helpful and knowledgable. Fitted and very good value.  put me in a good mood for the rest of the day

fabulous customer service


Debbie cantin 15 July, 2019 Reply

Lee in the Plympton branch helped me today. I was in a bit of a stress as my battery was flat and the RAC signposted me to your store.
Lee was really professional and helpful , he changed my battery for me and I would definitely recommend BBL to friends and family. Thanks Lee!


Paul Compton 09 July, 2019 Reply

Excellent and friendly service. Matched the price of a competitor. Very helpful. Knowledge staff. Would definitely come again.


Martin Collenette 21 June, 2019 Reply

Mike in Truro is a battery hero!! He managed to get my wife’s old electric bike’s battery repacked and rejuvenated via Bristol battery repacking department. The alternative was a new one at twice the price and a possible 3 to 4 months delay. Fantastic, thanks to all concerned. Regards Martin Collenette



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