Bongo Tales

(Picture by Marnie Crabtree)

In their search for Bongo perfection, our membership have been just about everywhere in their quest to bring you “Tales from the Bongo”!

Some of the Tales below are true. Some are made up. But all are worth reading.

And if you have a Bongo Tale to contribute, just get in touch!

Just click on the links below to read the full stories

A Change of Career

Justin Foster finds he is in the wrong job as his Bongo takes his family to the Bay of Biscay.


David Brown, a wheelchair user, talks us through the adaptions he has had made to his Bongo.


Ian Harley gets to meet the team at Allan's Vehicle Services.


Craig Crady & family go to the Isle of Mull.


A number of Bongos descend on South Wales. Little knowing the consequences.


Graham & Rosie Sugdon didn't really get a comfortable nights sleep on their rock'n'roll bed, so they made some further investigations. This is their story.

Belfast Busker

It's early September 2005 and 35 Bongos have gathered at Porth Beach, Newquay for Bongo Fest South West.

Bin the Bongo?

Whisper it quietly, but Simon Turton considered trading in his Bongo for a pick-up truck.....

Birth in the Bongo

Oh no! Mrs Jewell doesn't quite make it to the hospital in time!

Boaties Fry Pan

Ricard & Terry test out a square shaped frying pan in the back of their Bongo.

Bongo Bash 06

A full report, including the winner of the Best Dressed Bongo competition, and the new club rule.

Bongo Bill to the Rescue!

A major disaster is averted on the way to climb Ben Nevis.

Bongo Elder

Joan Miller, our most experienced Bongo member, gives her impressions of Bongo Bash 2005.

Bongo the Elephant

Yes, we have fostered a baby elephant!

Build Your Own

John Cady, armed only with a stanley knife, and some sticky-backed plastic, converts a Bongo for his daughter and son-in-law.

Captain Constellation!

Alun takes his vintage Royal Enfield around the TT circuit, using a Bongo as a support vehicle.

Carry on Camping

You mustn't let mobility issues get in the way of enjoying your Bongo!

Changing the Configuration

Tony Johnson didn't like the way the back of his converted Bongo was arranged, so he made a few changes.

Colouring Comp

The results of the kids' coloring competition from Bongo Bash 2007.

Dodgy Dealer

There are some cowboy outfits out there selling bad-news vehicles.


Helen & Dean Smythe use their Bongo to tow their dragster.

Dutch Oven

Phil Jones finds an economical way to cook outdoors

El Bongo

Mick Parsons gets his Bongo registered in Spain.


Neil goes cycling while Helen chills out.


Mark Hall has fitted DVD and PS2 to keep the kids quiet.

Euro Jaunt

Neil Gosney took his Bongo around Europe during the summer of 2005, and this is his tale.


MIJ Performance of Walsall do nice stainless steel exhausts. But it's a crap town to visit....

Fez Please!

It's destination Atlas Mountains for Nick & Lesley


Bernard (Scoop) Symcock reports back from the inaugural Bongo Golf tournament.

Highland Getaway

Matt goes Munro bagging.

Husseys on Holiday

Off they go! But how on earth did they take all that stuff with them?

Importing a Bongo

It sounds like a good idea. But sometimes it can take longer than expected.

In the Doghouse

Naughty Archie devours some sandwiches and then escapes to the Bongo roof.

Julie Goes to Spain

Things don't turn out quite as planned......

Life’s A Gas!

One of the advantages of having a Bongo is being able to brew your own beverages on our long journey. Allen Townsend reports.

Lost on Penalties

Paul Hewitt meets Wayne Rooney.

Midge Alert

Report back from the 2008 Scottish Bongo Bash.


Val puts up one of these drive away awnings for the first time.

Mushroom Roof

The Bongomaster pops round to see Nick's manual push-up roof.


The Outdoor Revolution Navigator is put through its paces in late 2005.

No Man is an Island…

....except the Isle of Man! Lee Millhouse tells us all about the week he spent there with his Bongo, family and dogs in 2012.

No Midges

Derek Wallace has sent us this story of his jaunt around Scotland


Ken James has a smashing time.....

Norway Calling

Ken has more time to enjoy the scenery and the fishing on this trip.

Pick Up!

Steve Drewery from Outback Autos converts his Bongo in to a pick-up truck.


Armed with a surf board strapped to the roof, the Taylors head south.

Scandinavian Odyssey

Dave & Nick Owens go birdwatching in the Arctic! (June 2007)


A horrible chain of events results in a cautionery tale!


Terry goes to Ireland (Summer 2003)

Snow and Ice

The winter of 2009/2010 was very harsh, and Bongonauts had a lot to report!

Southbound Again

Roy Aylett gives some advice about tolls and routes to the Camargue.

Stripped for Action

Andrew Welch explains why he never uses his window blinds.

Summer Camp

This article originally appeared in Camping Motorhome & Camping Mart October 2008.

The Evangelist

Alison spreads the good news.

The Great Storm

The story of the Ancient Monuments weekend, July 2006.

The Rigs

Stef Young lives hard, and plays hard. So he needs to equip his Bongo how he wants it.

The Wrong Walter

A case of mistaken identity on the Wirral. As told by Alan Tunicliffe.

Watermouth Cove

Bob & Mo recommend an idyllic campsite, and have some tips about some indispensable items.