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Office Closed

We are off to the Bongo Bash and will close at 3pm on Thursday 17th June and will not reopen until 9.30am on Tuesday 29th June. No membership applications, orders from our Bongoland shop or enquiries can be dealt with during this period.


15/06/21: Covid Restrictions at Bash

Following yesterdays announcemnt about restrictions being extended for a month, next week’s Bash will still take place but will be a low-key event. See members area for full details.


08/06/21: Ray’s Bongo

If you go to the For Sale page you will see another one, this time from Yorkshire.


04/06/21: Sold Out!

If you are thinking of going to the Bongo Bash then sorry, it is sold out. For those that have booked you will receive your information packs at the end of next week.


02/06/21: Latest Newsletter

Edition 71 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.


28/05/21: Three More

If you go to the For Sale page you will see some fine examples from Worcester and East Anglia


27/05/21: Bash

We have been given a further allocation of 10 non-electric pitches for the Bongo Bash next month. 2 have gone to people on the waiting list, which leaves 8 places. The last day for bookings is Thursday 3rd June. See members area for full details.


25/05/21: Mid Devon

Tamsin’s Bongo is For Sale


20/05/21: London Calling

Ben’s Bongo is For Sale


16/05/21: Rare Colour

Colin’s Bongo is For Sale


14/05/21: New Turbochargers

We have found a reliable source for these and details have been posted in the Top Tips sction of the members area.


13/05/21: All Roads Lead To…..

….Frome. Where there is a Bongo For Sale


11/05/21: Bash

There are only 5 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash. See members area for full details.


09/05/21: Bleeding a Diesel Bongo

Important information regarding the thermostat and bottom hose has been added to the  “Coolant” factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


09/05/21: North Yorkshire

Phil’s Bongo is on the For Sale page


06/05/21: Dooer Upper

There’s a London MOT failure on the For Sale page


02/05/21: Wing Mirror Unit

A new query has been posted in the Bongo Clinic about the best way to replace the wing mirror unit.


28/04/21: New Items

We now stock in our Bongoland Shop Distrubtor Caps and Rotor Arms for late edition 2 litre Bongos.


27/04/21: Meetings Update

There are 15 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash, and, due to late cancellations we now have 2 places available at the Welsh weekend. See members area for full details.


25/04/21: GLA

This Birmingham based garage has been added to the list of Bongo friendly garages in the members area


23/04/21: One More

There is a Bongo in Dorset  For Sale


22/04/21: Back to Normal

We are now reverting to our standard opening hours 0930 to 1500 Monday to Thursday.


22/04/21: Emissions

Nurse has been asked to clarify the MOT emissions test for petrol Bongo and her answer is in the Bongo Clinic.


17/04/21: Key Stuck in Ignition?

Then you need to read our amended “Keys” factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


15/04/21: New Product

Why not buy a Utility Tent from the club shop? If you are going camping this will mean you can have a wee nearby. Or use it as a storage space.


14/04/21: Awnings

As we approach the end of lockdown we thought we would fully revise the awnings factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


09/04/21: Meetings Update

There are 23 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash, and the Wales and Co Durham meetings have sold out. See members area for full details.


09/04/21: Two More

There are Bongos in Perthshire and Devon For Sale


07/04/21: Password Change

The log in details for the members area have been changed. An email was sent to all members last night at 8.30pm. If you can’t find it look in your spam folder. Or send us an email.


28/03/21: Gloucestershire

Bens Bongo is For Sale


03/04/21: Fforest Fields

For those booked in to the Welsh Bash (20 to 24 May) there was good news yesterday when the Welsh Assembly confirmed that from Monday 17 May 2021 they are considering enabling remaining visitor accommodation (which includes parks with wash blocks) …. to reopen ahead of the Spring Bank Holiday (subject to a review on 13 May 2021). This date is provisional and subject to the health conditions at the time.


01/04/21: Bongo Bash

We started taking bookings for Stourport today and all but 4 of the electric hook-ups have been sold. We reopen on Tuesday.. See members area for full details.


28/03/21: Staffs & Beds

Two more vehicles are For Sale


25/03/21: No Go

There are some places you can not take your Bongo and the list is growing. See our brand new Clean Air Zones factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


23/03/21: Bongo Summer Camp

Bookings are now being taken for the July meeting in Teesdale, County Durham. See members area for full details. Please note that due to peak season demand the campsite owner has requested that we return any unsold pitches to him, so we have a new last-booking date of Thursday 8th April


23/03/21: Fixer-Upper

John’s Bongo is For Sale


21/03/21: UK National Bongo Bash at Stourport

A dedicated page has been set up for our big event which you can find here. Contains details of booking arrangements, venue details, restrictions etc. Booking commences Thursday 1st April.


16/03/21: Bristol

Thom’s Bongo is For Sale.


14/03/21: Latest Newsletter

Edition 70 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.


12/03/21: Welsh Bash

As far as we know this is still going ahead. But there is a possibilty there may be travel restrictions in place. We will keep you posted on the “Meetings” page.


11/03/21: Sussex

Karen’s Bongo is For Sale.


07/03/21: Hampshire

Shaun’s tintop is For Sale.


07/03/21: Mobile Access

Following a recent software upggade we have become aware if you are accessing this website on a mobile phone there is reduced functionality. We are working on this, but in the mean time if you rotate your phone to the horizontal (“Landscape”) position most of the website should be accessible.


28/02/21: Air Flow Sensor

Roy can’t find this in the Parts Catalog so nurse in the Clinic comes to the rescue.


28/02/21: Enemy At The Gates

There’s a Toyota Alphard For Sale.


26/02/21: Bash

Junes Bongo Bash is going ahead but there are restrictions in place. See here for a summary.


26/02/21: Another One In London

There’s a smart looking Bongo For Sale.


23/02/21: Meetings Update

Following yesterday’s “Roadmap” for England changes have been made to the timing and capacity of club meetings. You can read a summary on the “Meetings” page and full details will be posted in the members area shortly.


23/02/21: Three More

There’s a variety of Bongos For Sale.


17/02/21: Vents

We have added some photos of the air vent controls to the Fan Resistor factsheet, and revised and re-issued the text. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


15/02/21: Cylinder Head

Bongo Bonnie has produced a multi-part instructional video on how to change a cylinder head on a diesel Bongo.


14/02/21: Fuel Lines

There’s a new query in the Bongo Clinic.


10/02/21: Hope

The Tough Northerners meeting in Hope, Debyshire, last weekend in March has now SOLD OUT (if it goes ahead). See members area for booking details


05/02/21: Looe

We are now taking bookings for the April club meeting at Looe. Full details can be found in the Rallies & Meetings section of the members area.


05/02/21: Banjo Filter

Some important information regarding availability has been added to the Fuel Strainer factsheet in the members area.


31/01/21: Turbo Wastegate Solenoid

“Tombo” came up with some further information and this has been added to the Wastegate factsheet in the members area.


30/01/21: Big Bear

Phil Jones (Bigbear on the Forum) has decided to hang his camping gear up and is calling it a day after 16 years in the club. His membership number is 267 and he has been a regular attender at Bongo Fury meetings since 2005. We have awarded him Lifetime Membership so he can still keep contact with the many friends he has met over the years. Cheers Phil!


22/01/21: Ethanol

Whatever happened to the idea of 10% ethanol and how does this affect petrol Bongo? There’s a discussion on the Bongo Fury Forum about this.


20/01/21: Undersealing

Renfrewshire based Custom Camper Conversions offer a 10% discount to club members if you get your Bongo undersealed with them


19/01/21: Damp

Bernie has a cheap solution to this. See Top Tips in the members area.


17/01/21: Amendments

We have amended the following factsheets: Dashboard Bulbs, Fuel Filter, Fuel Strainer. LPG. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


10/01/21: New Horn Factsheet

This one is all about the horn. Where to find it and how to get it working again.  See here for a list of all our information sheets.


03/01/21: March Meeting

The first club meeting of the year is scheduled for the last weekend of March in the Peak District. This is a re-arranged meeting following the cancellation of the corresponding meeting last year. If you were booked on the original meeting and opted to attend the re-arranged meeting we will contact you later this week to see if you still want  to attend. Remaining pitches will then go on sale on 14th January. See members area for booking details. If, due to Covid regulations, the meeting is cancelled or you are prohibited from attending then you will be offered a place on a re-arranged event or a full refund.


30/12/20: Door Grab

Simon Edney has given us a Top Tip!


27/12/20: Changing the Temp Sender Unit

Do you need to drain and refill the coolant if your fans stop working? The answer is in the Bongo Clinic.


20/12/20: Intermotiv

Bottoming out? You may need Spring Assisters. These are now available from Surrey based Intermotiv. We have incorporated their details in to the Spring Assisters fact sheet. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


14/12/20: One More

There’s a nicely priced lowtop For Sale. In Stockport.


13/12/20: Two More

There’s a Home Counties project For Sale. And an Alphard.


11/12/20: Postal Delays

If you are ordering items from our Bongoland Shop be aware that Royal Mail are experiencing severe delays due to a combination of large volumes, staff shortages, and Covid restrictions at sorting offices. Other courier firms can no longer gurantee next day delivery. So please plan ahead.


07/12/20: Lee’s Bongo

This has been added to the Gallery.


06/12/20: Northumberland

Based near Corbridge, Bongobarn have been in touch to tell us they can provide a full range of services including servicing, undersealing and bodywork. We have added their details to our Rust Directory and Undersealing fact sheets. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


04/12/20: Hi-Top

There’s a Bournemouth based Bongo For Sale


03/12/20: Latest Newsletter

Edition 69 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.


27/11/20: Importing Parts From Japan

Please note that if you order special items via the club, or import from Japan yourself, that there are considerable delays. This is due to HMRC introducing new systems as the UK exits the EU. Additionally, regardless of whether a trade agreement is reached with the EU, a tarriff of between 4.5% and 10% will be added to the current customs duty, VAT and clearance fees. More details to follow.


23/11/20: Thanks to Steve Varey….

….who runs our Instagram page. He has now managed to secure a discount on stainless steel key rings and you can find details in the “Special Offers” section of the members area.


23/11/20: Thanks to Paul Meeghan….

….who has sent in some useful additions to the Handbrake fact sheet. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


23/11/20: New Garage

A Peterborough based Bongo friendly garage has been added to the database in the members area.


22/11/20: Propshaft

The Nurse knows where Dave can get his propshaft reconditioned. See the Clinic for details.


16/11/20: Alternator Part Numbers

A new appendix has been added to the Alternator fact sheet listing all known part numbers. See here for a list of all our information sheets


16/11/20: Informative Videos

An amendment has been made to the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) fact sheet. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


13/11/20: Early Bongo

There’s another Bongo, this time in West Yorkshire, For Sale


12/11/20: Next Year’s Meetings

The final calendar of events is now complete. A summary can be found on the Meetings page.


12/11/20: Restricted Hours

During Lockdown 2.0 the Bongo Fury office will be open on Monday and Thursday only from 0930 to 1500. At all other times we are working from home and can be contacted by email ian@bongofury.co.uk


08/11/20: Password Change

Please note that the password to enter the members area will change at 1230 today. An email has been sent to all paid-up members.


08/11/20: Warrington & Glastonbury

There’s two more Bongos For Sale


03/11/20: Manuals

All of the Bongo books are now back in stock in our Bongoland Shop


29/10/20: Membership Update

So far this month there have been 95 new Bongo Fury members. Last October we had 59 new members. Overall membership now stands at 2,006 compared to 2,202 at the end of last October. Just thought you might like to know.


26/10/20: Minor Amendment

A wrong phone number in the AFT fact sheet has been corrected. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


25/10/20: Switch

The Window Switch factsheet has been revised. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


22/10/20: Return to Applewood

We had such a good time in Banham we are going back next October. See the members area for details of all our 2021 meetings and rallies.


18/10/20: New Garage

A Leicester based Bongo friendly garage has been added to the database in the members area.


15/10/20: Southern Softies

The meeting at Wallingford is still going ahead but restrictions apply. See the members area for details.


14/10/20: Revision

There’s been some changes to the Fuel Strainer (Banjo Filter) factsheet. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


13/10/20: Work Needed

There’s another Bongo For Sale


12/10/20: Wallingford

Due to late cancellations we have some last-minute slots available for the camping weekend at the end of October. See the Meetings page for details.


06/10/20: Dorset and Gloucestershire

There’s two more Bongos For Sale


05/10/20: Bargain!

Driver and passenger footwell mats are now back in stock and we have reduced the price to £27 for the pair plus VAT. With free postage! Plus, members get a 12.5% discount. Order now via the Bongoland shop.


04/10/20: Screens

We have now resolved some issues with our suppliers and Silver Screens are now back in stock


02/10/20: Revision

There’s been some changes to the Bikeracks factsheet. See here for a list of all our information sheets.


02/10/20: Denise’s Bongo

There’s a Bongo For Sale in Scotland



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