Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

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Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by steerpike » Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:44 am

Hi,

I'm in mid Somerset and am looking to hire a Bongo as a means to assess - kind of a try before buy.

Can anyone recommend a good place to hire? I notice a few on Airbnb. I have no special requirements other than having a large greyhound so anyone who accepts this would be great though not essential. I'm also looking for a standard pop-top and side conversion.

TIA
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Re: Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by g8dhe » Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:33 pm

Welocme!
Have you tried a Google "Mazda Bongo Friendee hire" gets a lot of links to companies offering them?
Another way might be to join one of the Facebook groups covering your area and head over to one of the frequent meets that take place that way you get to see different configurations and ideas.
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Re: Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by steerpike » Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:52 pm

thank you! I found a guy in Bristol :)
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Re: Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by g8dhe » Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:41 pm

Excellent, still worth getting to some of the meets if you haven't done much Campervanning before just to see the ideas and methods of using things lots of little things that make life a lot easier and save carrying multiple bits around as space is always important!
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Re: Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by Bob » Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:29 pm

Well done, and welcome aboard. 8)
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Re: Bongo Hire South West (Somerset)

Post by steerpike » Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:01 pm

Thanks both!

I'm an ex VW T5 owner so I have experience from the recent past. That van was a money pit! I like the look of Bongos and I hear good things about reliability (with all the caveats that come with that re: servicing and history etc....)