TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT ON BONGO CAMPERVAN

Questions & answers about awnings, mattresses, and other things to make life on the road more comfortable. This section is for Bongo-specific kit only. No talk about backpacking tents here!

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TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT ON BONGO CAMPERVAN

Post by Campervan50 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Please can anyone tell me the best way to transport bikes and blow up paddle boards on my Mazda bongo campervan? Anything that anyone has used that works with a roof that raises or with a tow bar would be appreciated ? Thank you in advance for you advice and support.
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Re: TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT ON BONGO CAMPERVAN

Post by Bob » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi Jo, and welcome aboard.

I use a Pendle bike rack, which has a bracket fitted on the tow bar, and it's own lights and reg plate. Really pleased with it.

No experience with boards, but a popular Forum member does, and will most likely help. :wink:
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Post by g8dhe » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 pm

I use a roof rack for SuP's and ratchet/cam ties to hold it all in place;
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Post by Campervan50 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Hello both , thank you ever so much that is really helpful. Can I ask with the roof rack, what sort do you use and do you have an elevating roof?
I also noticed on the back of your van you have a sliver box is that useful? I have been looking at those, quite expensive but wondered if they were worth it?
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P.s also do you have an alarm or lock for your board? To keep it safe when away from the van / over night?
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Re: TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT ON BONGO CAMPERVAN

Post by Bob » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:17 pm

Useful video kindly posted here:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=77208&p=713843&hil ... ox#p713843

Also, the AFT (lift up roof) has 4 threaded fittings to take roof bars, also called ladder racks, so I would think your supplier will recommend something suitable.

More difficult if you're looking to buy used, of course.
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Post by g8dhe » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 pm

The roof rack was a product from the Bongo Fury shop but is no longer available :-(
Details of the rack fixings and telescopic ladder here http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/roof_bars-rack

The back box is the Thule system, yes expensive but still working well after 12+ years of heavy use!
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Re: TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT ON BONGO CAMPERVAN

Post by pauldeb » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:32 am

I got a used Thule back box from a local salvage yard. This thing is very handy during camping and long trips.