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Help - I am trying to find a one off recharge M25 south

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:12 pm
by Flying John
Can anyone help me ?.

I have to collect an EV from Basingstoke around the weekend of 14/15th July and get her to Maidstone Kent.

With a full charge from Basingstoke - I think I can get to about Chertsey in the West to Reigate in the East but I am hoping to find a sympathetic BVS member that might help me out.

I am thinking that places like Wisley, Weybridge, Cobham, Leatherhead, Dorking, Caterham, Godstone, Oxsted etc would do for a one off boostup. These places are about half way from Basingstoke to Maidstone and I would need to be able to plug in at one of them for 3-4 hrs before continuing the journey.

Any help would be appreciated. :)



Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:34 pm
by arsharpe
Hi John,

So which EV is it you are collecting from Basingstoke ?

Is it David Sheen's Berlingo ? as he lives about 1 mile away from me :-)

Have you looked on
as there is a public charge point at Sutton, East Sussex, SM1 1EA, but I guess that is a bit high for you.

I cant think of anything that I can help with, but let me know if there is.
You are welcome to drop in a for a drink before departing from Basingstoke ?

One thing you can try is to ask pubs along the way if you can recharge when you have lunch there ;-) that seems to get them interested.

RG22 4LF

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:08 pm
by booboo
Crawley any use to you ?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:37 pm
by Flying John
Thankyou all (on and off list) who offered help. In the end I trailered her away so now I am thwe proud owner of 2 EV's (some may say greedy) A Bedford CF (in my Icon) and a Blingo 2003. All Tcut and polished and now I am on the lookout fo hte missing trim parts from a multispace to make her all nice !.

So I suppose I have to sell the "Green Machine" soon to make the wife happy !

I'll just wait abit incase I get any probs woth the Blingo.

Oh it it was Dave Sheen's.

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:59 pm
by qdos
Dohhhh! I was going to ask some friends on the way if they could loan you some leccy wasn't I

woops sorry I totally forgot :oops: All the mre reason why folk should register at the EV map thinggy place LOL

Glad you managed to get it home all the same :)

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:35 pm
by goochmeister
Hi John, I have a contact at a company that converts Blingos for wheelchair users.They bin all the rear seats and sest belts and much of the rear interior trim I am considering converting my Blingo if I can ever be bothered to go up there and pick the bits up!knowing me the van will end up on ebay when I see something more interesting! I will call them tomorrow and post their response.
want a blue blingo anyone?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:27 pm
by ChrisB
mmmmm what was the outcome of this ?

Have wondered about adding a few extra seats in mine recently


Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:50 pm
by Flying John
I obtained the seats for my first Blingo EV seat conversion from some company doing wheelchair conversions - only £30. Trouble is they still want most of the trim parts. So tomnoz I am off to the junk yard to strip down a multispace for bits of trim.

Today I saw a LHD peugeot partner van (in France) that had complete interior load bay plastic mouldings. In the UK the vans are just bare metal in the load bay and third party suppliers do lining kits in plywood.