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by technophobe
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Rutland Water..... revisited...again
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Rutland Water..... revisited...again

If we still have our Bongo then we will probably attend.

The last meetings were held on the large car park at Whitwell. No problems with space. Cost about 1.00 - 1.50 per vehicle. There are also things to do for the kids and a cafe.
by technophobe
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: fiama awnings
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: fiama awnings

Wow!! :D :D
Is this success at last? Normally no one takes a blind bit of interest in anything I say or suggest :shock:
by technophobe
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: fiama awnings
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: fiama awnings

We also have a Fiamma Zip awning with side and front and curtains. Great for winter or bad weather but heavy and bulky to transport. So for summer and warmer weather, as we almost never sit inside, we made a really effective, real cheapy. We bought a cheap set of gazebo front and sides, inserted a c...
by technophobe
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Electric Hook Up in France.
Replies: 0
Views: 1657

Electric Hook Up in France.

We always carry a polarity tester and in the past have only occasionally found a hook up with reversed polarity. But this year we met it an all but two of the sites we stayed on. We found a new installation with EU connections that should have been OK, but it was not. We also found one new box where...
by technophobe
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Campsites in France
Replies: 13
Views: 4163

Campsites in France

There are always questions abut campsites in France. A few years ago we bought Le Guide Officiel Camping and Caravaning, which lists over 10,000 sites in France, from Vacarious Books and have used it ever since. We also have the International Camping Card which costs a few pounds and entitles holder...
by technophobe
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Another successful continental trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: Another successful continental trip

Thanks for your comments Simon. We actually celebrated my 70th in Poland. I remember well sitting on the campsite and watching with wonder as the Bongo convoy came in. Hard to realise that that was five years ago. Yes decision made info already to Ian for the Bongo for Sale bit. All the same we have...
by technophobe
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Another successful continental trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Another successful continental trip

Just back after nearly five weeks in France. Never a splutter cough or wheeze. Our eighth annual continental outing. Stayed on good campsites all the time varying in price from 30 euros a night, high season with family on coast by Bordeaux, to 7.61 euros a night at a municipal site in St Hilaire du ...
by technophobe
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Cutting out whilst driving
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Cutting out whilst driving

Driving along at 60 when the engine just cut out. Started again on third attempt. This happened 9 times with shorter intervals. Any ideas what is causing this?
by technophobe
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Vitrofrigo 39i or Waeco CRP-40
Replies: 12
Views: 4407

Re: Vitrofrigo 39i or Waeco CRP-40

Can you afford to lose good cupboard space?
We have a 35ltr electric coolbox (Halfords) when we park up we pop it outside and connect to either the leisure battery circuit or the hook up. So any noise and ventilation is not a problem. When on the move it is connected to the main 12v battery.
by technophobe
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day Sunday 24/02/13
Topic: East Midlands National Bongo Day Rutland Water
Replies: 15
Views: 6608

Re: East Midlands National Bongo Day Rutland Water

Good Meeting today! =D> =D> =D> A little chilly - but that is the time of year.

Great start for the East Midlands region

Congratulations for organising it. We look forward to meeting fellow Bongoliers during the year.
by technophobe
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day Sunday 24/02/13
Topic: Confirmed Meetings
Replies: 18
Views: 8191

Re: Confirmed Meetings

Great to hear from Demon AV =D> =D> =D>

Still got your sticker from Poland on our AFT. :shock: :shock:
by technophobe
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: rear awning
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: rear awning

Made one ourselves from 4 shower curtains and a little elastic. Not elegant, not drive away but takes a couple of minutes to put up and provides additional privacy for the potty :oops: unlike some others where you can see the feet. Oh yes and the tailgate will close with it up.
by technophobe
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day Sunday 24/02/13
Topic: National Bongo Day , Lincolnshire/East Midlands "NOW ON"
Replies: 24
Views: 9971

Re: National Bongo Day , Lincolnshire/East Midlands "NOW ON"

Hi!

That's great :) .We have met before on the large car park at Whitwell. Cafe is usually open as is the bike hire shop. Parking is £1 per vehicle. Can we come along as well :roll: . Worth taking bikes if you feel you can cope with some wind and potential ?cold.
by technophobe
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Any idea of what these wheels might be worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Any idea of what these wheels might be worth?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c292/clumsy865/IMG-20120910-00054.jpg Hi, These wheels were originally on my Bongo when I bought it and I loved them but I took them off so I could refurb them properly. Unfortunately, time and other committments got the better of me and to cut a long story short t...
by technophobe
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Eastern Counties
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 17
Views: 8349

Re: Roll Call

We're not Eastern Counties :( , but east midlands :shock: have been known in the last 8 years to rove across the country.