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pikeman

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Post by pikeman on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 3:42 pm

hi everybody just a quick hello .my name is brian wife name is sue,2 darling children ??? who have nearly left home hopefully now gives us some freedom.at the moment we own a cabanon trailer tent but are going to upgrade to a dandy just not sure which one.went along to riva last week just to look,liked the look of the dimension and the destiny. is riva same company as dandy , and have i read on site somewhere that quality is not as good on later models Very Happy
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mike
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Post by mike on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 4:11 pm

pikeman wrote:hi everybody just a quick hello .my name is brian wife name is sue,2 darling children ??? who have nearly left home hopefully now gives us some freedom.at the moment we own a cabanon trailer tent but are going to upgrade to a dandy just not sure which one.went along to riva last week just to look,liked the look of the dimension and the destiny. is riva same company as dandy , and have i read on site somewhere that quality is not as good on later models Very Happy

Brian your user name indicates a similar interest to me when i get chance that is,there is a question mark over the quality of the dark blue models which came after the pale blue,cant answer it myself as mine is a 1986 dandy 6,yes riva and dandy are the same company.
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Helen
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Post by Helen on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 4:56 pm



Hi Brian and Sue, if you need any help or advice on finding the right Dandy for you then you've come to the right place. Vicki or Nick will be able to tell you more about the later models as they have one and also had a pale blue and white before that.


carmal

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Post by carmal on Sat 24 Mar 2012, 7:39 pm

Hi there - Currently looking for our first Dandy and being new to all this, any advice would be most welcome eg. winterized or not winterized?, to e-bay or not to e-bay.... that sort of stuff.

Thanks

Carolyn
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Eilis
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Post by Eilis on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 12:48 am



lots of info and advice available on this site, welcome and a darn good choice to go for a dandy if i do say so myself
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mike
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Post by mike on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 6:25 am

carmal wrote:Hi there - Currently looking for our first Dandy and being new to all this, any advice would be most welcome eg. winterized or not winterized?, to e-bay or not to e-bay.... that sort of stuff.

Thanks

Carolyn

Carolyn which dandy is a good question,how many will be using it,what to you see as your camping season and most of all your budget,for various reasons mine isnt winterised but they are the best if like me you want to camp all year.
I have reservations with ebay but after saying that there are loads of happy buyers who get there's there also some unhappy ones,private sales are the best chance to inspect and talk about price.
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Cazz

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Post by Cazz on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 1:19 pm

Hi Brian & Sue and Carolyn, to the forum.

We bought our Dandy on ebay, but we did view it first and decided on our maximum bid and kept our fingers crossed. Regarding which one to choose, as Mike says, how many are camping, how often are you planning on using it, what is your budget. It's a good idea to have a look at a few to help decide on style, size etc. Good luck in your searches.
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Caz1960

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Post by Caz1960 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 1:58 pm

I agree with cazz but don't be put off buy the old girls the dandy is made so well that if not badly abused they hold there own

carmal

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Post by carmal on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 6:47 pm

Hi - There are 5 of us and the children are still fairly young ie. 9, 8 and 6. We've camped for years in tents and tourers but we've decided that a Dandy ticks all our boxes nicely. We would use it probably April - October but wouldn't rule out the rest of the year. We'd like to get as much use of it as we can...and ...hopefully hang on to it long enough that the children would use it. We're not after anything fancy or too pricey - an awning is a must - don't reckon we'd last a night without one:@ and we're prepared to travel a reasonable distance. I see there's a Riva/Dandy place in Wigan...do you know anything about it?

Thanks

Carolyn

carmal

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Post by carmal on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 7:06 pm

Oh - should probably say - we're in Glasgow and our budget.... up to £1500ish.

Carolyn
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Helen
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Post by Helen on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 7:55 pm

Carolyn, I would say go for a 6 with awning, you will have plenty of space for all 5 of you

Riva doe's have Dandy's for sale but you have to remember Ian sells with a warranty and has to get them ready for sale so the prices can be higher than going for a private sale. Dandy's were only made in Wigan, it changed to Riva/Dandy but they stopped making Dandy's and now sell them and do repairs and servicing. People who have work done by Ian are very very happy with the service they receive.

selkie

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Post by selkie on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 8:25 pm

Hello brian and Sue. Very Happy
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Caz1960

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Post by Caz1960 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 8:36 pm

just got confused there and reread the hole lot again so to"PIKEMAN " BRIAN AND SUE good luck on hunting for your Dandy looking forward to hearing your experiances THEN To " CARMAL " CAROLYN great to have you aboard and happy hunting you won't regret it I'm now hooked I have a 6 and bags of space

carmal

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Post by carmal on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 8:45 pm

Thanks for your replies - it's all really helpful. Thanks again Smile

Carolyn

pikeman

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Post by pikeman on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 7:07 pm

hi everybody thanks for all the advice we are going to pick our destiny highside up tomorrow will let you know how it goes cheers for the help regards brian Very Happy
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mike
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Post by mike on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 7:15 pm

let us know how you get on.

mike
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Helen
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Post by Helen on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 7:28 pm



That's brilliant
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Post by Caz1960 on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 11:27 pm

yeeeee haaaaaa all exciting

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