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25/05/22: Bash

We have just 13 non-electric pitches left at the big meeting in Stourport. Full details in the members area.


24/05/22: New Additions

On the For Sale page there’s one in South Yorkshire, one in South Wales, and one in South East London


18/05/22: Manchester & Somerset & Leicester

On the For Sale page there’s three more.


15/05/22: Aircon O Rings

We have tracked down some extra compatible O rings from Mitsubishi and added them to the Aircon factsheet in the members area


15/05/22: Fully Equipped

Fancy a top of the range JAL conversion? Over on the For Sale page there’s one in South East London.


11/05/22: Top Tips

There’s some sources for LPG and Brake Calipers in the Top Tips section in the members area. We have also amended the LPG factsheet.


10/05/22: Not For Beginners

There’s been a few minor amendments to the Engine Removal fact sheet. You will find a full list in the members area


10/05/22: Full Camper

There’s one in Staffordshire on the For Sale page.


05/05/22: Lowtop

There’s one in Kent on the For Sale page.


29/04/22: Meetings Update

Unsold pitches for the Scottish Bash have now been returned to the campsite. We have 135 Bongos booked in for the big Bash at Stourport, and still have tickets left for our meeting in West Yorkshire in July. Full details in the members area.


28/04/22: Busy Nurse

There’s two more queries in the Clinic


28/04/22: Mushroom Roof

There’s one in Surrey on the For Sale page.


27/04/22: Two More Lowtops

There’s one in Bristol and one in Stoke on the For Sale page.


25/04/22: Alternator Belts

Ian Carter has submitted some useful info about changing the belts on a diesel Bongo so we have amended both the Alternator and Alt Belts fact sheets. You will find a full list in the members area


22/04/22: Wimbledon

There’s a rust-free AFT on the For Sale page.


20/04/22: Barnsley Bargain

There’s a low-price low-top on the For Sale page.


18/04/22: Where Can I Find My Key Number?

We have amended the Keys factsheet in the members area


16/04/22: A1

A1 Towing are no more but there are other towbar manufacturers out there. We have amended the Towbars fact sheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


15/04/22: Error Correction

There’s been a few minor amendments to the Overheating fact sheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


14/04/22: Batteries & Relays

There’s two more queries in the Clinic


10/04/22: Bongo Fest South West

If you are attending the meeting in Looe at the end of the month you should note that there will be a £2 per night supplement payable on arrival by those with an electric hook-up. This is due to soaring energy prices.


08/04/22: Now Booking

Tickets for the Tough Northerners Summer Camp in West Yorkshire are now on sale and we still have availability at our other events in Looe, West Lothian and Stourport. Full details in the members area.


06/04/22: Still Value For Money

Please note that from today membership fees have increased by £1.50 per year.


29/03/22: Why Do Bongos Rust?

Is it a design problem? Go to the Clinic for an analysis.


29/03/22: Chester & Sheffield

Two more firms have been added to our Rust Directory. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


29/03/22: North East

On the For Sale page you can find a project Bongo at a reasonable price.


27/03/22: Merseyside

On the For Sale page you can find a rare version with a factory fitted kitchen


23/03/22: Late Availability

Due to a late cancellation we have a space available for the East Sussex meeting which starts on 31st March. Full details in the members area.


22/03/22: Cheltenham

On the For Sale page you can find a vintage burgundy


20/03/22: Barnsley, Bristol & Surrey

On the For Sale page there’s some more of the blighters.


20/03/22: Latest Club Newsletter

Edition 74 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.



15/03/22: Bongonaut of the Year?

Richard Dass, former member, is on a heroic mission. See here.


14/03/22: Welsh Bash

Prices for this September meeting have been announced. Full details in the members area. We have 50 pitches available.


11/03/22: Major Revision to Clean Air Zones Factsheet

The Clean Air Zones in Bristol and Portsmouth are now live, and details have been announced for Bradford, Sheffield and Newcastle. This has major implications if you live, work or visit the affected towns and cities. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


10/03/22: Premium Bongo

On the For Sale page there’s a top-of-the-range camper in West London. First to see will buy!


09/03/22: Coach Trip

If you are going to the Bongo Bash and want a ticket for the coach trip to Shrewsbury the price is £13 per head, not £23 as previously advised.


07/03/22: Birmingham

On the For Sale page there’s a project for an enthusiast.


04/03/22: In Case You Missed It

We were busy yesterday selling the electric hook-ups for the Bongo Bash. They didn’t quite sell out (we have 6 left) but if you want to book they will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Monday morning. Telephone bookings only I’m afraid. Non-electric pitches go on sale on Tuesday. See the members area for more details


04/03/22: Lancs

On the For Sale page there’s a tasty looking Ford Freda at a reasonable price.


02/03/22: Portishead

On the For Sale page there’s another Bongo available.


28/02/21: Response From Mazda UK

Earlier in the month we contacted Mazda to ask the definitive position on issues surrounding E10 fuel and emissions/clean air zones. They have now responded and you can find a copy of their letter here (pdf file). In summary they have told us that E10 fuel should not be used on any petrol Bongo, and that no Bongo engines have been tested for Euro type approval compatability and therefore no clean air and low emissions exemptions can be made. We have to use more expensive fuel, and we have to pay the CAZ/ULEZ charges.


28/02/21: Stourport

A reminder that tickets for the 2022 Bongo Bash go on sale this Thursday from 9.30am. See our dedicated Bash information page.


18/02/21: Horam Manor

If you are thinking of attending the Southern Softies meeting at the end of March please note that the last booking day is Tuesday 1st March. Full details in the members area. We have 5 pitches left all with electric hook up.


18/02/21: Langdon Motors

This Bristol based firm has been added to the Bongo Friendly Garages database.


16/02/21: Tin Top Aerial

Stephen Gibson has found a cheap compatible replacement. See the “Top Tips” section in the members area for details.


15/02/21: Farewell to Helen

Long time member Helen Green has passed away. See a brief tribute over on the Forum


14/02/21: Posting to Europe

We have been informed by our courier company (DPD) that they are unable to send vehicle parts to Europe with the following exceptions: Ireland, Austria, Switzerland & Italy. They are now listing these items are prohibited goods due to import controls. We have checked with Fedex and Parcelforce and they have the same rules in place.


13/02/21: Rock’n’Roll Beds

This Wolverhampton based company have been recommended by member Carole Davidson: Streamline Auto Beds


09/02/21: West Lothian

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Scottish Bongo Bash which starts on 19 May. Full details can be found in the members area. There are only a limited amount of pitches at this event and the site operates a no-refund policy in the event of cancellation.


07/02/22: Open To Offers

On the For Sale page there’s an MOT failure in Poole.


02/02/21: Clarification

We have today written to Mazda UK asking them to clarify some issues regarding Bongo emissions, fuel, and the introduction of Clean Air Zones. We will report back when (if) we receive a response.


30/01/21: Looe

Please note that the minimum booking requirement for a hook up at the Bongo Fest South West has been reduced from 3 nights to 2 nights. Full details can be found in the members area. We have 17 electric and 5 non-electric pitches left.


27/01/22: New Factsheet!

It’s a bit late but worth waiting for. Our brand new Fridges fact sheet explains how fridges and coolboxes work, their power consumption, and we have some recommendations too. You will find all our information sheets in the members area


26/01/21: Bongo Fest South West

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for our meeting near Looe which starts on 27 April. Full details can be found in the members area. We have 45 pitches available.


21/01/22: Amateur Radio

“Alze” on the Forum (real name Alan) has posted this informative video about fitting a loop aerial.


21/01/22: Portsmouth

On the For Sale page there’s an MOT failure.


19/01/22: Tasty

On the For Sale page there’s a fully converted V6 in Salisbury.


17/01/22: East Midlands Servicing & Repairs

Bullivants, a Bongo friendly garage in the East Midlands, will give a 20% discount upon proof of current Bongo Fury membership. See here for details.


16/01/22: Cloned Number Plates

There’s a rogue vehicle in SE London running up Low Emission Zone tickets. See the details over on the Forum.


14/01/22: Open To Offers

On the For Sale page there’s a lowtop in Swindon.


14/01/21: Horam Manor

Tickets are now on sale for our first meeting of the year which starts on 31 March. Full details can be found in the members area. We have 11 pitches left all with electric hook up.


09/01/22: Subs Up

Due to rent and utility increases we are reluctantly increasing club membership fees by £1.50 a year from April. Sorry about that, but we can’t afford to run at a deficit.


09/01/22: Sellers Market

On the For Sale page there’s a lowtop in Berkshire.




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