Help and Advice

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 Fury (All about Bongos). Bongo Fury have also kindly allowed Bongo Buddy to link to its Bongo Clinic and Bongo Clinic Archives.

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.

Lush Projects (listed) and Parts guide and diagrams

The Vanual
– The complete guide to complete freedom

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.

Karl is a moderator on the Bongo Forum for Mazda Bongo Owners. You can PM (Private Message) him on facebook via the Mazda Bongo Owners page, or email him:

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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