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Helen
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Re: another chapter

Post by Helen on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 6:35 pm

affraid affraid affraid

How can you say that Mike, it's beautiful. The problem is that not many men would be seen towing it up the motorway. Rolling Eyes
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Re: another chapter

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 6:53 pm

I don't quite get the nose. Most of the illustrations I've seen have the hook nose which I think yours has.
If it does leave a shadow do I remember you saying your of an artistic bent?
If so have the nose how you want! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

If you want 2 Dandys who am I to complain as at this point I have 3.
Wait till I sort the gas struts for the bed and I'll get back to you and the wall struts.
Have you compared what your 6 is like with the struts removed?
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Caz1960

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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 8:41 pm

Very Happy thanks for the link I was thinking of painting over the brown on the 5 but this " Flexithane must not be used on any PVC coated fabric surface." would that mean the PVC on the Dandy , and yea don't like the hook nose on the dragon mind you to be perfectly honest don't like the new dragon . affraid no take the gas struts off the 6 It would kill me although they do not work to well and will be serviced or replaced to make life easier .. watching every thread on the gas struts saga with interest but would like the struts to be on the inside.. Very Happy
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 8:53 pm

flower i must admit if i'd seen the pink lady first I'd have gone for it but saw it after bounce bounce went to do the awning today but got side tracked as it was a nice day opened her up , sat down , then the next thing i know it was late I think a little too relaxed
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 6:24 pm

hoping to change to this colour [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] uv resistant , water and oil proof
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Helen
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Re: another chapter

Post by Helen on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 6:50 pm

Lovely and mellow, very relaxing but has a holiday feel to it
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 11:07 pm

got the 4/5 up and have left her up did all my measuring my neighbour came out and I waz very proud to show her off so going to bring the 6 out of storage and open her up to get her fit for her trip, I'm very proud Dandy owner as to watch the amazement on peoples faces when they look inside "wow it so big and its got every thing "
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Re: another chapter

Post by Helen on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 11:09 pm

I love the awe struck faces on a campsite when we are taking it down, they don't see the packing away inside they only notice when we are outside and folding so are amazed that it all seems to have gone in 10 minutes. Laughing
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 11:30 pm

Very Happy we were near another trailer tent but a canvas one well we started to pack away at the same time they were very smug as we were bigger and as you said they don't see the packing on the inside and bless their faces when we were down before the and ready to move so we got out of the car and offered to help which they were surprised to get but to be honest dandy's are so much easier than the canvas .. flower
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Re: another chapter

Post by Helen on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 11:47 pm

We arrived on site at the same time as a family with tent, we put the Dandy up and the Royal Traveller awning and they had just got the poles through the sleeves, we then put up the utility tent and windbreaks and they were just finishing off pegging. Felt sorry for them though as it rained really bad the first night and their tent leaked, we had the kids come in the Dandy while John took them for some fabsil and he helped them re proof the tent as soon as it dried. Lovely family and we had a nice week with them.

Dandy's are brilliant though and people do like to look inside and are amazed at what's actually in them.
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 2:52 pm

got the window fixed gave the frame to my nephew and he cut and put the glass in as the rubber that seals the window and frame together had perished he bonded it with clear silicon and now i'm placing it in the dandy today so simple just screwed in place I hope to place photo's when I change the PVC but that will not be until Aug sometime
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Re: another chapter

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 3:19 pm

Caz1960 wrote: got the window fixed gave the frame to my nephew and he cut and put the glass in as the rubber that seals the window and frame together had perished he bonded it with clear silicon and now i'm placing it in the dandy today so simple just screwed in place I hope to place photo's when I change the PVC but that will not be until Aug sometime


I hope to place photo's when I change the PVC but that will not be until Aug sometime


?????? What are you up to Caz? Tell us more.
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 10:06 pm

flower the plans are great and hopefully successful I have trawled the web sites and have found a German company that supplies awning material rot and mould prof also uva prof so as I have the template of the 4/5 Dandy and today took one of the side panels off I will use that as a template and make new sides with the new sides and hope to winterize her as I have sourced a cotton wadding will keep the roof as per but will cover the or marry the new to the old as the new colour hopefully be [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

but today spotted this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and wonder how they did this window as it brings more light into the Dandy all this will take place when I get back and will take photos of each stage something to look forward to it so far cost of material £60 including postage with extra just in case..
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 10:16 pm

bounce bounce If anyone has the side window could you take a picture of the outside so I can see what they have done I would be grateful bounce bounce

also my 6 has a door catch that holds the door when open but Daisy has not ! the door when opened fully smashed into the back lights what do peoples have in place flower
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Re: another chapter

Post by vessey44 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 11:18 pm

I have a side window Very Happy The door stop/retainers are available on eBay
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Re: another chapter

Post by Helen on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 7:17 am

I have a side window, not the best picture for you to see it. The same method as the front windows is used to fit the clear pvc to the pvc sides and that lines up with a cut out of the side panel. Yes they do let in more light but you get condensation on the side window.

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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 11:44 pm

flower thanks Matt will check that out thanks Helen I thought the window was in the wood side and pvc had the hole so now I know i'm gonna have a try at that as got the 4/5 up and kept her up in the last 2 days cleaning the trailer and door attacking the roof tomorrow so sparkly white been painting the tow bar and bed legs white and will be painting the tow bar and legs with glow in the dark stuff so she would be easier to find in the dark staining the wood all over and general spruce up before the big make over and cant wait to bring the 6 out to play just waiting to see my neighbour so i can use his driveway ...
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 10:33 pm

flower out playing today and washed the roof clean jif and elbow grease in the blazing sunshine bounce only prob with that now its the evening is I got sunburnt whats the prob with that you may ask affraid only that im burnt on my right side of my face oh my god I look half done flower
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Re: another chapter

Post by Nick on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 11:01 pm

easy solution you will have to work the other way round tomorrow then you can have matching sides Very Happy
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 11:07 pm

still got Daisy up washed and looking good when a very good friend visited we sat in her and chatted for hours to cut a long story short she is converted so looking at the adds but i said I would be there to view with her as this forum has taught me allot and what look out for and as I said to her if we ain't sure we just ask on here but hoping the 6 ( " Dezdemona " ) will be out to play tomorrow and I cannot wait as for Daisy we are doing her every day but she is not urgent so be lovingly packed away till Aug flower
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Re: another chapter

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 11:13 pm

Cool just hope no one see's me till then.. but as we all know it never works out that way but must admit I even scare affraid myself if i glance in the mirror the red is RED and that makes the whiter side WHITE it looks weired as its exactly half couldn't have done that if i tried

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