member ts210, Caravanner from West Glamorgan two green stars [Online] Posted 06 April 2012 by ts210 Quote | Report I bought a 2004 Swift Charisma 540 last April with all the usual accessories included but for some reason the previous owner removed the lesisure battery. We used the Van without a battery last season, I've been thinking a buying one for this season but are wondering if I really need one! Once the van is hitched up to the car it has power from the car, once on site and connected to the hook up everything workd fine. Are leisure batteries intended for use when sites haven't got electric hook ups and when caravans are fitted with motor movers? Any advice would be appreciated........we're off to Tenby tomorrow for our first trip this year and i'm concidering popping over to GO OUT DOORS to buy a battery!!! Post liked!