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by mikexgough
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Cassette toilet
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: Cassette toilet

Take look on Cak Tanks....for me looking in my Bongo....you won't have enough room IMHO even if you sleep upstairs..... http://www.caktanks.co.uk/CAK_Toilets_Thetford.htm will give you an idea of size for the installation .... if a a loo is a must have..... you need a larger camper.... Ducato or sim...
by mikexgough
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: failed MOT emissions test
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: failed MOT emissions test

Do you use your Bongo often? Short Journeys?..... sometimes if you use a petrol vehicle for short journeys or it is standing for periods of time...the Lambda get "lazy" as if they are asleep..... my MOT shop see that all the time...I took the Mrs car up for test last year and we had to run it for 45...
by mikexgough
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Overnight parking within 20 miles of Calais
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

Re: Overnight parking within 20 miles of Calais

Just been over....... no problem at Dunkirk.... bother at the Eurotunnel with delays and migrants also the Car Ferry at Calais had issues.... stopped overnight near Rouen as we were coming from Le Mans.... popped into Gravelines (6km from Ferry) for return shopping.... never saw any migrants at Dunk...
by mikexgough
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Bongo Bash 2016
Topic: Latest Information
Replies: 40
Views: 11645

Re: Latest Information

Have fun all....won't be there as Le Mans last week and off to the Tour De France this next week....
by mikexgough
Fri May 20, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Overnight parking within 20 miles of Calais
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

Re: Overnight parking within 20 miles of Calais

Depends where you are heading for..... think you will have an issue with the Trailer tent...if you can sleep/nap in the Bongo then you could get away with it, However...I echo other sentiments about staying overnight near the ports. I was over in February to Dunkirk to head into Belgium and there wa...
by mikexgough
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rust proofing the rear arches from inside.
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: Rust proofing the rear arches from inside.

Hi It's not a fit and forget treatment...repeat at least every 2 years...I usually repeat it annually...sills, cavities and doors box sections, etc. Cheers Helen agree...... good practice to recover the rear arches and the box section behind the front wheels annually.... it's a road water "wash" ar...
by mikexgough
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Planning this summer's trip - good ideas welcomed
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

Re: Planning this summer's trip - good ideas welcomed

France...... best place to go... I'm in Belgium next week though....and over to France in the summer... Austria next year
by mikexgough
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Tailgate Awning
Replies: 11
Views: 4762

Re: Tailgate Awning

The Aztec Auto Haven was the one to get.... sadly Aztec were sold to Sprayway and is no more...
by mikexgough
Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last
Replies: 44
Views: 9017

Re: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last

Sorry been away for a few days..... the seals ...they have to come from Slovakia... work out at £9 each to me... happy to sell on for that cost plus postage... which is of course less than a full rack kit... The seals are listed for the Bongo/Vito/Ducato and the correct size too... a big thanks to I...
by mikexgough
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last
Replies: 44
Views: 9017

Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last

I have now found a supplier of the Top Pinion Oil Seal..... it seems Corteco and Nok are very difficult to source these days, so I have found a supplier for the usual power steering seal failure............ in Slovakia. These people are Power Steering specialists and will sell seals for many cars an...
by mikexgough
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Drive belt tension / size
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Drive belt tension / size

http://www.gatesautocat.com/drive/MAZDA ... 95_10-98/0 These ones work fine.... there are a lot about just now for Bongo's and lets just say... they are nowhere near good enough... Gates ones are about £7 each...
by mikexgough
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Ferry travel
Replies: 21
Views: 9014

Re: Ferry travel

I just use DFDS for Dover to Calais or Dunquerke (dependent if I'm off through Belgium or not) and book Small Motorhome as I have the bikes on the Fiamma Rack.... usually same cost as cars if I book early enough...
by mikexgough
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Sherwood Forest 9 to 11 October
Replies: 22
Views: 5606

Re: Sherwood Forest 9 to 11 October

Count me in....
by mikexgough
Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Restoring wheel arches with fibreglass
Replies: 12
Views: 7785

Re: Restoring wheel arches with fibreglass

Nice alternative Mike...... you also say that replacement arches can also corrode in time.... I think it depends on how good the job is on those.... mine have been on almost 3 years and as good as the day they were replaced, it wasn't at the cheaper end of the scale but I can add that a Bongo that v...
by mikexgough
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Campsite near the NEC in Birmingham
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Campsite near the NEC in Birmingham

Caravan Club Chapel Lane Site is 14 miles away.... around 15 mins up the M42... depends on the luxury you need....