Because of the Bongo Bash we will close at 1pm on Friday 15th June and will not reopen until 9.30am on Tuesday 26th. No membership applications, orders or enquiries can be serviced during this period.
Late availability for the Bash: The meeting is SOLD OUT but we have opened an overflow field adjacent to the main rally field. It has a capacity of 30 non-electric pitches. This costs £11 per night (day visitors £2 charity donation) which you can pay on arrival. But you MUST text your membership number, surname and vehicle registration in advance to Ian on 07932844321 to check if there are any places left.
17/06/18: Advice from Russian Bongo Owners
There’s been a recent exchange of correspondence regarding turbo wastegate issues on late edition diesel Bongos. It has been added to the factsheet entitled “Wastegate Actuator”
15/06/18: South West London
There’s an awning, and two Bongos For Sale
11/06/18: Going to France
There’s new question and answer in the the Bongo Clinic.
07/06/18: Bash News
We now have 229 booked in for the Bongo Bash and the site limit is 245.
07/06/18: Two More
There’s a couple more For Sale
31/05/18: Latest Newsletter
The latest edition of the quarterly club newsletter is now available for download from the members area.
31/05/18: Bash Update
Information packs will be sent out over the next few days. There are 206 Bongos booked in so far!
29/05/18: Dipsticks & Central Locking
Two more queries for nurse in the Bongo Clinic.
29/05/18: All Over The Place
There’s plenty more Bongos, and an inflatable awning For Sale
27/05/18: Bongo Buddy
Member Richard Gentle runs the “Bongo Buddy” website.
It is a free service to the Bongo community, to enhance, rather than compete with, the two main parties: Bongo Fury and the various Facebook groups. It is an excellent resource tool and highly recommended.
There’s two more Steel City Bongos For Sale
24/05/18: Meetings in Cornwall and Wales
Prices have been announced for these two meetings (September and October respectively). Full details here.
24/05/18: South Yorkshire & Mid Wales & Devon
There’s three more Bongos For Sale
Over in the Bongo Clinic there’s some useful information about what to do if your auto-transmission starts behaving erratically.
There’s another Bongo For Sale
16/05/18: Re-Registering as a Motorhome
If you are thinking about doing this you should consult the factsheet entitled “Motorhome” which has been revised.
13/05/18: Late Availability
Following some last minute cancellations we have 2 places available at next weekend’s Scottish Bash and 1 place at our Summer Camp. Full details here.
There’s more Bongos For Sale
30/04/18: Friday Night Entertainment
On Friday night at the Bongo Bash DJ Dano will be hosting “Stourport’s Got Talent“! All welcome.
30/04/18: Five More Campervans
Sheffield. Brighton. Worcester. South Wales. Bristol. Bongos For Sale
There have been minor amendments to the factsheet about Rust
28/04/18: Bongo Friendly Garage
There’s been a new one added from West Yorkshire to the database. See the “Databases & Downloads” section in the members area for the latest list.
18/04/18: Key Stuck in Ignition?
Yes, it’s another member’s Top Tip!
17/04/18: All Over The Place
From Buckinghamshire to Birmingham, from Rossendale to North Yorkshire. There are 4 more Bongos For Sale
16/04/18: Irish Bongo Bash
Due to poor take up we have handed back 10 pitches to Castlewellan, the venue for our Irish bash. This means we have 5 booked in with 5 pitches available. The others will be handed back shortly if not sold. Full details here.
There have been some revisions to the factsheets about Coolant and Audio
15/04/18: Two More
Bongos For Sale
13/04/18: Latest Bash Update
We now have 142 Bongos booked for the Bash
08/04/18: Bash Update
All electric hook ups for the Bash have now been sold and the waiting list has now been closed as it is over-subscribed. There are plenty of non-electric pitches left and these can be booked by phoning the office or online from 6pm today via the members area of this website.
There have been minor amendments to the factsheets about Rust and Gearbox and EGR
Bookings for electric hook-ups for the Bongo Bash start today at 0930. Please be patient as everyone will try and phone at the same time. All bookings must be by telephone on 0114-2550836. Do NOT phone Ian’s mobile as he is away on urgent family business and his mobile will be switched off.
04/04/18: Two More
Bongos For Sale
01/04/18: Dave Stanworth RIP
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Stanworth, who was our Bongonaut of the Year for 2013. Despite having a double lung transplant himself Dave, a frequent visitor to our club meetings over the years, raised considerable amounts for the Heart/Lung Transplant fund at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Please note that from today we have had to increase membership and renewal fees by £1 per year.
31/03/18: Sliding Door
Graham Freestone (Rocketscientist123 on the Forum) has added some useful info to the Sliding Door factsheet
31/03/18: Three More
Bongos For Sale
The new Outwell Milestone Pace drive-away awning is now available from our Bongoland Shop.
27/03/18: Bongo Bash
Full details of this year’s Bongo Bash in June have been announced and you can find details here. Booking commences on Thursday 5th April.
Essential maintenance will be taking place on this website, the Forum and the Bongoland online shop this afternoon and there may be service interruptions.
21/03/18: Meetings Update
There’s only 2 places left at the Bongo Summer Camp, but there are some left for both the Scottish and Irish bashes. Full details here.
20/03/18: 24 Hours From…..
The new Easycamp Tulsa drive-away awnings/shelter! Now available from our Bongoland Shop.
13/03/18: Brighouse Bay
A reminder that tickets for the Scottis Bongo Bash go on sale this Thursday. Full details here.
10/03/18: Two Bongos and a Khyam Awning
All on the page that we have cunningly entitled For Sale
07/03/18: Going to Spain?
There’s a new factsheet with instructions on how to change the radiator and bleed the system. In Spanish.
07/03/18: County Down
A reminder that tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Irish Bongo Bash which will be held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Full details here.
There’s new MOT factsheet that explains the changes to the MOT test due in May
02/03/18: Market Rasen
There’s only 6 tickets left for the Bongo Summer Camp. Full details here.
28/02/18: Bongo Friendly Garages
There’s been some amendments and deletions. See the “Databases & Downloads” section in the members area for the latest list.
The generic Mazda OBD 2 codes have been added to the has been added to the Diagnostics factsheet.
24/02/18: A Farewell to Helen
Bongo Fury member Mark Wallder has been in touch to tell us that his wife, Helen, passed away on 21st February. Helen was a keen Bongonaut and you may remember her from meetings over the last few years. Mark has requested that anyone who is able to do so should meet at the gates of the crematorium at Garford, near Abingdon OX13 5PA on Wednesday 14th March at 12.50. There it is hoped to form a guard of honour as the hearse arrives. Even if you didn’t know Helen it would be nice to give her such a nice send off.
23/02/18: Bongo Summer Camp
A reminder that tickets for the August meeting at Market Rasen Racecourse go on sale next Thursday. Full details here.
We have received a few reports of fake invoices being emailed to people that appear to be from Bongo Fury. They are not from us and should be deleted. Whatever you do, DO NOT click on the link to the invoice as this will infect your device with Ransomware.
Some useful information about removing tailgate bulbs on new shape Bongos has been added to the Bulbs factsheet.
All of the 3-night tickets have now been sold but we still have Friday/Saturday availability. Full details here.
We have taken delivery of a small quantity of Wimberley drive away awnings.
The Wastegate factsheet has been updated.
12/02/18: Southern Softies
A reminder that tickets for the April meeting the Thames Valley go on sale this Thursday. Full details here.
08/02/18: Tough Northerners
All 30 places at the meeting in Dent (23 to 25 March Yorkshire Dales) have now been sold and a waiting list is in operation. Full details here.
07/02/18: A Banger, A Bargain, and a Top Camper
See these vehicles For Sale
06/02/18: New Password
The password for the members area changes at 3pm today. Members should receive an email with the latest password. If not check your spam. If it’s still not there, get in touch.
Another Bongo For Sale
02/02/18: Bongo Friendly Garages
Two more have been added to the database in the members area; one in Sussex and one in Gwynedd.