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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.


27/05/18: Sheffield

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


21/05/18: Gearbox

Over in the Bongo Clinic there’s some useful information about what to do if your auto-transmission starts behaving erratically.


21/05/18: Latest

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.


13/05/18: Lots

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


28/04/18: Amendment

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.


16/04/18: Revisions

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.


08/04/18: Amendments

There have been minor amendments to the factsheets about Rust and Gearbox and EGR


05/04/18: Bash

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.


01/04/18: Increase

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


28/03/18: Pace

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.


26/03/18: Upgrade

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.


05/03/18: MOT

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.


26/02/18: Revision

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.


23/02/18: Spoof

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.


18/02/18: Amendment

Some useful information about removing tailgate bulbs on new shape Bongos has been added to the Bulbs factsheet.


16/02/18: Wallingford

All of the 3-night tickets have now been sold but we still have Friday/Saturday availability. Full details here.


15/02/18: Awning

We have taken delivery of a small quantity of Wimberley drive away awnings.


15/02/18: Revision

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.


05/02/18: Sheffield

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.




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