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by bongo frenzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Leisure battery recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Leisure battery recommendations

It looks like the leisure battery in my Bongo needs replacing as it's a few years old now and not holding its charge. Can anyone recommend a good supplier and/or brand? I currently have a 115Ah which is plenty as we almost always camp with EHU so it just runs the fridge during journeys and the stere...
by bongo frenzee
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: cleaning glass on headlights
Replies: 25
Views: 6660

Re: cleaning glass on headlights

I've just tried to polish the cloudy glass on my 1999 Bongo's headlamps, but the Xerapol seems to have made it worse! I followed the instructions and used plenty of elbow grease but they now look uniformly cloudy rather than patchy. Any ideas where I've gone wrong and how to make them clear again?
by bongo frenzee
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rewording leisure battery devices
Replies: 18
Views: 3563

Re: Rewording leisure battery devices

Hi, sorry for resurrecting an old thread but it seems to *almost* answer my question... Am I right in thinking that to wire the blinds to the leisure battery, you just have to run a wire from the LB to fuses 6&7? Should this mean that the switches in both the front and rear will then operate the bli...
by bongo frenzee
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Bike racks
Replies: 14
Views: 4623

Re: Bike racks

Just bumping this thread up again as I'm also interested in whether the Saris Bones rack will work with the Bongo. Has anyone tried it yet? We already have a Thule rack which stays on permanently, but it stops the tailgate from staying up and undoubtedly reduces the fuel economy, so I was wondering ...
by bongo frenzee
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo

Thanks Helen, that's the sort of thing I'm after!
by bongo frenzee
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo

Something like this? - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Seat-Back-Storage-Net-Bag-Phone-holder-Pocket-Organizer-/351102054417?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item51bf503011 Or a slightly larger version - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kit-car-rally-map-magazine-net-pocket-Westfield-locost-/25151400959...
by bongo frenzee
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo

I was thinking of something with smaller holes really. More string shopping bag than Army cargo net!
by bongo frenzee
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear cargo net for converted Bongo
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Rear cargo net for converted Bongo

Hi I've searched the forum but can't see an answer to this... can anyone recommend a cargo net to go at the rear of my converted Bongo? It's a side conversion and I need one that covers the back of the RnR bed to hold in the stuff we store on the back of the seat as well as things underneath it, whe...
by bongo frenzee
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rattling Tail Gate / Back Door
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Rattling Tail Gate / Back Door

The tailgate door on my Bongo never used to shut properly and rattled, until I discovered that the pull-strap was getting trapped in the door seal. I taped it up to the door panel with gaffer tape and problem solved!
by bongo frenzee
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Wild camping in or near bath
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: Wild camping in or near bath

Not wild camping but a lovely basic campsite: the amusingly-named Merkins Farm :shock: :lol: nr Bradford-on-Avon

http://www.merkinsfarm.com/camping/

Only £13 per pitch per night (+£2 for EHU if you want it), super cafe with lovely breakfasts and a nice pub at the end of the lane.
by bongo frenzee
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Sky Lift Roof - anyone got one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Sky Lift Roof - anyone got one?

Mrs Muppet wrote:Thank you for that info. Sort of reasssuring but not sure about the 45 degrees! Thank heavens we do not get many Summers like this one :)
Yes, it was during the heatwave! Still hot on a sunny day but usually "only" 30C or so...
by bongo frenzee
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Sky Lift Roof - anyone got one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Sky Lift Roof - anyone got one?

I have the Skylift roof with the stormproof plastic panel tent as we had major leaks through the mesh zips of my original roof ten during a heavy rainstorm the first year I had my Bongo. (Phil changed the tent over f.o.c.). I was worried about condensation but it's not too much of an issue if you ma...
by bongo frenzee
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Headlining glue
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Headlining glue

Simon Jones wrote:This is good up to 160F:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-X-TRIMFIX- ... 0747984186
Thanks, that's the sort of thing I was after! Have ordered a can from ebay.
by bongo frenzee
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Headlining glue
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Headlining glue

This isn't strictly a pimp, more of a repair, but thought this was a good place to post... I have a converted tintop Bongo and in the recent hot weather the glue on the headlining has melted and strips of it have come off. Can anyone recommend a heat-proof glue for re-attaching the fabric? It's a ki...
by bongo frenzee
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Damp headlining / courtesy light
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: Damp headlining / courtesy light

Just adding another post as I'm still having this issue, though on re-reading the previous posts it looks like some folk are having this problem when their roof is down - mine only occurs when it's up. I was thinking of removing the headlining to have a look underneath (or rather above it) - is it a...