SPD Campers, Swansea/RustyLee rock n roll beds, Hereford

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Post by Jillygumbo » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:55 pm

Hi. Anyone used them for their conversions? Are they good? Been recommended. Replies by PM please as per rules.
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Re: SPD Campers, Swansea/RustyLee rock n roll beds, Hereford

Post by Gasy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:12 pm

There was talk of relaxing that rule ??
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Post by Simon Jones » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:52 pm

There certainly was - for a trial period of one month (so no-one bu**er it up please while Ian is in Cornwall ;) ): http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/ ... 18#p663318
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Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:35 pm

Simon Jones wrote:There certainly was - for a trial period of one month (so no-one bu**er it up please while Ian is in Cornwall ;) ): http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/ ... 18#p663318
To be extended as long as we behave I hope :roll: [-o< :lol: 8)

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Post by dom_e » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:53 pm

I'd also vote for Ed at Celtic MH. He's a perfectionist.
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Post by Simon Jones » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:20 pm

I agree Ed is a top bloke and his work is excellent, but that wasn't who Jill was enquiring about...
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Post by Bob » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:43 pm

Jilly might just have forgotten to ask.about Ed. :D
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Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:08 pm

Bob wrote:Jilly might just have forgotten to ask.about Ed. :D
Yup, all we're doing is throwing the subject open a bit. Gives Jilly a yardstick at least by which to measure (localish) standards :-)
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Post by Bob » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:56 pm

Bit like a chat down the pub. 8)
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Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:41 am

Bob wrote:Bit like a chat down the pub. 8)
Exactly. Ooor err missus, you don't wanna do it like that.

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Post by Bob » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:43 am

I swear Harry Enfield based that character on a pal of mine. :lol:
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Post by Jillygumbo » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:45 pm

Give up! Just like a conversation down the pub!
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Re: SPD Campers, Swansea/RustyLee rock n roll beds, Hereford

Post by digitalgypsy » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:11 pm

I'm convinced that I've looked up at every possible conversion for a Bongo, and the practicality of them in the small space of a Bongo! I had a full side conversion for about year and half and sold my Bongo because of it. In an AFT, cooking is a real pain. You spend the whole time huddled over due to fairly small 'opening' of the roof. I know you're having a Skylift Jill so it won't be an issue I don't think (bigger 'opening').

In my opinion a rear end conversion is much more suited to the space of a Bongo, Northstar's Outback conversion seems ideal to me. Advantages over classic side conversion are cook more comfortably inside and out, more comfortable seating arrangement, can convert back to full seats pretty easily, full width bed.

I know you're enquiring about SPD but thought I would get you my thoughts before you fully commit to your decision.

Steve :)

P.S. The other thing that bugged me about the side conversion is the amount of space that the main unit takes up, seems impractical. Great for storage though. Know Ed cuts back the grey panels to create more space.
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Re: SPD Campers, Swansea/RustyLee rock n roll beds, Hereford

Post by Jillygumbo » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:07 pm

digitalgypsy wrote:In my opinion a rear end conversion is much more suited to the space of a Bongo, Northstar's Outback conversion seems ideal to me. Advantages over classic side conversion are cook more comfortably inside and out, more comfortable seating arrangement, can convert back to full seats pretty easily, full width bed.
Horses for courses Steve. I think it would be difficult for me to cook outside with a rear conversion because of the height from the ground (I'm a shortarse). Plus I don't need a double bed. I prefer some floor-room with the bed down - for the loo and the dog (short bed to be ordered). And I don't need all those seats either! I've taken a long time to think about this.

P.S. The other thing that bugged me about the side conversion is the amount of space that the main unit takes up, seems impractical. Great for storage though. Know Ed cuts back the grey panels to create more space.[/quote]

Storage is what I'm looking for. I'm planning to go off into the sunset with the dog but I don't want to have to use a tent for storage, cooking, etc when I wildcamp!
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Re: SPD Campers, Swansea/RustyLee rock n roll beds, Hereford

Post by digitalgypsy » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:31 pm

Oh side conversion all day long then Jill! :P
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