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by bongo frenzee
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Lake district
Replies: 8
Views: 2218

Re: Lake district

Waterside House campsite on Ullswater is lovely: http://www.watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk/ - right on the shore of the lake, great facilities and only a 10 min walk into Pooley Bridge where there are three nice pubs. On the other side of the Lakes, Church Stile in Nether Wasdale is also nice: http://...
by bongo frenzee
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: JAL Conversions
Replies: 18
Views: 5423

Re: JAL Conversions

I have a JAL converted Bongo and it's a super vehicle, the chap who did it's last MOT was very impressed at its condition. Re the conversion, my advice would be to be as clear as possible about what you want, especially if you want something non-standard. Phil's converters did a good job adapting th...
by bongo frenzee
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Hi, and roofs.
Replies: 20
Views: 4508

Re: Hi, and roofs.

And well done for reminding me - the manual lifting roofs one will score better than AFTs as they are very slim and allow a Bongo to still go in multi-storey height limited car parks, as well as minimising wind resistance and the problems that result etc. Some retro-fitted manual roofs are lower pr...
by bongo frenzee
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Campsites in mid Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Campsites in mid Wales

I can second the vote for Fforest Fields, just got back from a lovely weekend there. They have a brand new shiny facilities block just opened on 1st June too.
by bongo frenzee
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar starter battery charger
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: Solar starter battery charger

Further discussion with my father-in-law (retd auto mechanic) has also revealed that my original battery was not up to the job: he said you need a minimum of 95Ah for a diesel engine and mine was only 90Ah so it was being stretched to its limit every time the engine was started, which is why it only...
by bongo frenzee
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar starter battery charger
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: Solar starter battery charger

Thanks Ron, useful info! =D> I've bought a 4.8W panel from Maplin, and am going to ask my brother-in-law to re-wire the cigar lighter so it can plug in there and sit on the dashboard. When the AA man checked the drain on the battery there was virtually none (my alarm/immob runs off my LB); it was ju...
by bongo frenzee
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar starter battery charger
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Solar starter battery charger

I've just had to replace the starter battery in my Bongo as it was about to fail, and was recommended to use a trickle charger to keep the starter battery topped up. My Bongo lives at a friend's house and I only use it once a month or so in winter (usually every week or two in summer so it's less of...
by bongo frenzee
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Starter battery question....
Replies: 13
Views: 4096

Re: Starter battery question....

In case it's of any help to anyone, I've just had this battery fitted from Halfords: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_264171_langId_-1_categoryId_165762#dtab Bongo wouldn't start this morning (after not being used for 4 weeks so not su...
by bongo frenzee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front fogs not working
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Front fogs not working

Thanks, that sounds a bit easier to follow!

I do have a leisure battery (and factory-fitted fogs) so I'll see if I can work it out. If not I'll see if my brother-in-law can sort it out at Xmas, as he knows Bongos.

Cheers
by bongo frenzee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front fogs not working
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Front fogs not working

Thanks, but I think that's a bit advanced for me! :shock: Will try the bulbs if I can work out how to change them...
by bongo frenzee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front fogs not working
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Front fogs not working

I noticed today that my front fog lamps are both not working (I have a new shape 1999 TD). Changed the fuse but that didn't help so I'm wondering if the bulbs have both blown - does anyone have any tips on changing the bulbs? The factsheet only covers headlamps, side lamps and rear cluster. Any othe...
by bongo frenzee
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: cley next to sea ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: cley next to sea ?

Super part of the country, the North Norolk coast from Brancaster to Cromer..... luckily a "hidden" gem as many folks don't go there...... Totally agree there, we had a lovely 'Gourmet Bongoing' trip in the summer, staying in West Runton and Wells and pootling along the coast road stoppin...
by bongo frenzee
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: sliding door electric closing (or not)
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

sliding door electric closing (or not)

Over the last couple of months I've noticed that the electric closing on the sliding door isn't always working, or takes 10-15 seconds to activate. It clicks and whirs a bit (like it's "thinking" about it) before working, or just doesn't work at all. Then mysteriously it will be fine for a...
by bongo frenzee
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Lake district must dos!
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: Lake district must dos!

The Lake District is fab, we go at least twice a year and have just come back from a week in Coniston :D If you want a nice spot to watch the sun go down, drive up out of Coniston on the Walna Scar road. Keep going till you get to the fell gate, open it to go through and park up in the little parkin...
by bongo frenzee
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: where to buy a new bleed hose?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

where to buy a new bleed hose?

Following my discovery of a leaky bleed hose, I now need a new one. I thought the shop stocked them but I can't see them listed. Please could someone point me to where I can buy one fairly quickly? (i.e. needed by the weekend).

Thanks.