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My New Dandy - First Time Setup

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Caz1960

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 12:35 am

Tow Itch wrote: As always the extra bit makes all the difference.

Official name such as; Dash, Dart, Delta, Designer, Discovery, Dimension and Destiny. Oh or Regency.

Wouldn't it have to be a yellow one with a white roof for a Daisy?

flower but the orange, browns greens don't have posh names like the blues only noted by measurement or berths yep I read the manual
and on the water on the roof I know what you mean I always get it can't work out why and how yet but something aint right
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Helen
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Helen on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 9:39 am

I Think I've figured out how to avoid getting wet now .......... I usually go to the front of the Dandy to avoid hitting shins on the tow bar and getting wet Twisted Evil

I did do the tow bar side once and I got wet so I assume it's because our Dandy back wall (tow bar side) is lowered first so any excess water goes this way and whoever is stood there gets it. What a Face
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 4:56 pm

Back home after an amazing couple of days, next trip booked for 4th - 6th May lol

I now have a list of projects I want to do

1. Rewire 12v electrics into mains hookup. - I have pretty much done this this weekend but now it works I need to tidy some wiring up.

2. Replace velcro - Bought the velcro so ready to go.

3. Fit a shelf above the sink and cooker, I have contemplated how to do this and I think I am going to permanently fix a shelf using folding hinges (like under the sink) so it folds down when I put the camper away. There seems to be enough room beneath where the wall folds to accommodate this. Am I right?

4. Replace mattress and seating foam and covers.

5. Make some bed leg bracket holders for the sides.

6. Stick dandycampers sticker on
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Tow Itch
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 6:37 pm

Shaun

Fit a shelf above the sink and cooker, I have contemplated how to do this and I think I am going to permanently fix a shelf using folding hinges (like under the sink) so it folds down when I put the camper away. There seems to be enough room beneath where the wall folds to accommodate this. Am I right?
If you go to the Yahoo group there is a file containing drawing for what has become the default above kitchen shelf.
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 6:43 pm

Tow Itch wrote: Shaun

Fit a shelf above the sink and cooker, I have contemplated how to do this and I think I am going to permanently fix a shelf using folding hinges (like under the sink) so it folds down when I put the camper away. There seems to be enough room beneath where the wall folds to accommodate this. Am I right?
If you go to the Yahoo group there is a file containing drawing for what has become the default above kitchen shelf.

Yahoo Group?
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mike
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by mike on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 6:48 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]but you need a yahoo mail and then register,not a very active group but a good source of info
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Helen
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Helen on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 7:19 pm

The discovery will be erected this week at some point so I can take a picture and show how the shelf fits and can be removed for when you pack away.
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 8:04 pm

Even towing height?

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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 8:09 pm

I have put a lot of thought into it and I think I have an idea for the shelf I am wanting.

I plan to build it in the next week and will take pictures.

It will be a fully foldable shelf which will fold away with the dandy
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Caz1960

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 8:30 pm

bounce bounce bounce brilliant I will be very interested in seeing that as I need shelves bounce bounce bounce
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 10:29 am

Caz1960 wrote: bounce bounce bounce brilliant I will be very interested in seeing that as I need shelves bounce bounce bounce

Changed my mind again, making it using spur shelving.

What is the width bearing in mind it is removable, I should be looking at.

I am thinking the width of the kitchen unit and sofa so quite large?
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 10:39 am

ShaunJUK wrote:
Caz1960 wrote: bounce bounce bounce brilliant I will be very interested in seeing that as I need shelves bounce bounce bounce

Changed my mind again, making it using spur shelving.

What is the width bearing in mind it is removable, I should be looking at.

I am thinking the width of the kitchen unit and sofa so quite large?

Maybe the length of the red line?

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by mike on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 11:33 am

Guess if its removable the longer the better,there is always a shortage of space for items to stand on
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Helen on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 11:49 am



you can never have enough workspace, we love ours but still wish we had more than we have.
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 11:56 am

Approx how long is that? Long enough for 110cm shelf board?
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by mike on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 12:26 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:Approx how long is that? Long enough for 110cm shelf board?


Before my time cm but if ime right and its about 3ft 8 inches then it sounds as though it should fit no problem
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 7:49 pm

I changed my mind and didnt go as wide, but here she is

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Helen
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Helen on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 8:27 pm

I can see a small clock sat on the middle of that shelf, perhaps a mirror for Helen too What a Face

Then again maybe more practical things like washing up liquid and the likes Smile
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Caz1960

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 11:45 pm

Bloody brilliant for my P's & Q's but that's good thanks for the picy's so useful and easy to do
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 11:32 am

Caz1960 wrote: Bloody brilliant for my P's & Q's but that's good thanks for the picy's so useful and easy to do

On a side note, I havent screwed the brackets into the shelves as this would easily break as the shelf is going to be removed a lot. What I did do was put 2 screws in the shelf that slightly protude and fit into the gap in the bracket preventing it from sliding around.

Now as a lot of you seem to know more about my dandy than me what model do I have? How much room do I have for a box on the A-Frame?


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mike
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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by mike on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 11:38 am

Looks like a discovery but as for a frame space i dont know but would have thought its the same on all 4/5 berth so if any one has built one there sizes should do nicely

mike
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 11:43 am

mike wrote:Looks like a discovery but as for a frame space i dont know but would have thought its the same on all 4/5 berth so if any one has built one there sizes should do nicely

mike

Cheers mike
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ShaunJUK

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by ShaunJUK on Fri 04 May 2012, 8:32 pm

Out in the rain again lol

Shelf is up and looking good, pictures on Facebook, I can't post pictures on here on my phone, anyone wanna post it for me?
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Caz1960

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Caz1960 on Fri 04 May 2012, 10:23 pm

you have the same as one of mine a 4/5 and I will tomorrow take measurements for you of the a frame ..
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Caz1960

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Re: My New Dandy - First Time Setup

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 05 May 2012, 8:55 pm

Hi ya sorry late just been playing tag with 2 runaway cow s anyway the measurements from the trailer to the coupling is 16 inches .. the width at the widest part by the trailer 25 inches hopes this helps

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