Some of the places which offer help and advice about Bongos
Allans Vehicle Services, helpful tips
Bongo Camper – A guide for Mazda Bongo Friendee and Ford Freda owners.
Bongo Spares (J L Bongos Ltd) Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire – just give them a ring and ask away…
Practical Motorhome (UK online magazine)
Some advice on parts and manuals
Need advice or an owner’s manual? Bongo Camper based in Kent, provide information and advice on Mazda Bongo Friendee and Ford Freda Campers.
The Vanual is described as ‘a friendly adviser. An opinionated right-hand man who provides insight to those interested in converting a van into a camper and living a mobile lifestyle. Best of all, this helping hand is free to use and completely void of expectation for something in return.’
Individual people who can provide specific help for Bongo owners
Karl Chadwick – auto-electrical installation engineer
Karl can offer electrical advice and a fitting service, together with supply of the following: Wiring looms – including USB, circuit swap, and specialist (where people want extra provision, for example, in the rear of the Bongo), split charge kits, and extra power sockets. Karl has access to a number of suppliers and can source electrical parts. He also has a supplier who makes good quality battery trays.
People on facebook
I have come across a few knowledgeable people on facebook Bongo groups, who make regular contributions to help and advise other Bongo and Freda owners. These people can usually be found posting on Mazda Bongo Owners:
Geoff Mather – encyclopaedic knowledge of the Bongo
George (Paule Hulme) and team at Bongo Spares – all sorts of knowledge and expertise
Karl Chadwick – electrics and wiring looms
Mike Gough – undersealing and servicing
Paul Horsfall – repair knowledge
Royston Heath – repair knowledge and diesel heaters
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