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by BigPanzer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Maintenance routine
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Maintenance routine

Hi,

Some cracking info there from BB123, one thing I would like to add:

Assuming your Bongo has an AFT, keep the eyebrow vent (top front of the canvas) open permanantly and keep the small roof hatch open. This will disperse any condensation in the AFT and helps to keep mould at bay.

Peter
by BigPanzer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Recommended roll out awning?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Recommended roll out awning?

Geoff - I was one of the people who flagged up a possible connection between the type of awning brackets that put weight on the gutter and corrosion from the inside on the rear n/s roof. What I think might be happening is this: You have commented on the poor mastic on the joint, the mastic on the av...
by BigPanzer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: What a shocking waste!!
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: What a shocking waste!!

It's just another example of marketing & sales executives trying to scam us and you have to admit it hasn't taken much talking on their part for politicians to see the advantage. Personally I think I am doing the planet a favour by not contributing to the pollution created during the manufacture of ...
by BigPanzer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Parking in Dorset
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Parking in Dorset

Bob -

I think I know the local authority you are referring to!

Peter
by BigPanzer
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: London T-Charge
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: London T-Charge

No charges for me, 98 diesel

Peter
by BigPanzer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Its Been A Bad Week (& its only Tuesday)
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Its Been A Bad Week (& its only Tuesday)

Thank you for your kind thoughts gentlemen. Whats left of the Astra is going to the scrappy tomorrow morning. What we have been offered for it will probably just about cover the cost of a new SB for Bongy. Bosch 335 isn't it? Mike - bad luck on the central heating. Ours died last winter, but being c...
by BigPanzer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Its Been A Bad Week (& its only Tuesday)
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Its Been A Bad Week (& its only Tuesday)

It all started on Sunday. 'Er in drawers took our Astra to Sainsburys to buy some spuds and when she came out the Astra bumper was on the ground in front of it. The front N/S wing is crunched and the N/S front wheel had been pushed backwards. When the bumper came off it caught the rad and the bottom...
by BigPanzer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Tyre pressures

Same as Bob

Peter
by BigPanzer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct

Hi Teenmal, A very good point. I was really thinking of the older vehicles, which did come fitted with one. As an aside, the lady who lives next door to us is not badly off - she is a solicitor - and she runs a brand new Range Rover Evoque. A couple of weeks ago I commented that it came fitted with ...
by BigPanzer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct

Hi, I think one cause is probably the fact that pressure checks are not done as often as they used to be. When I was in my early driving years I learned that there are things that needed to be done frequently - lights, fluids, wipers, tyres etc. Few seem to bother as much these days and a tyre not e...
by BigPanzer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: RAC and the diesel debate
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: RAC and the diesel debate

Hi, So the RAC in their wisdom advise avoiding these areas, which makes me ask a rather obvious question - who is the bigger planet killer, the one who drives a few miles through an LEZ or the one who does 3 times the mileage avoiding it bearing in mind that every other driver is also avoiding it so...
by BigPanzer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Tom Petty has left the building
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Tom Petty has left the building

Mike - Temples in Flames tour at Wembley. Went to see Dylan really & was very disappointed. Tom & HB did some of did some of his own stuff & some Dylan, complete with hat & Rickenbacker & was really enjoying himself, but the real star of the show was McGuinn on 12 string accoustic doing all his earl...
by BigPanzer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Tom Petty has left the building
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Tom Petty has left the building

One of the greats of rock. I saw him live in '87 with Dylan & Roger Mcguinn, it was an unforgettable night and I've even still got the t-shirt

Peter
by BigPanzer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front door insulation
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Front door insulation

A very interesting and informative thread. My soundproofing is much more basic, with bitumen pads stuck in the doors & rear panels, but even that is well worth doing and I'm convinced the stereo sounds better. One problem is though, you get used to a quieter Bongo and after a couple of thousand mile...
by BigPanzer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Sound insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Sound insulation

Hi, You will find it almost impossible to access parts of the door interiors, but will be able to get enough in there to do the job. I found a stick and a very small diameter paint roller useful, but don't press too hard - the tinwork is very thin! While you have the trim panels off it might be wort...