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Our Dandy - a few questions...

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Ben_Rach01

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Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 7:42 pm

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Hi, this is our Dandy that we recently aquired. It is believed to be around 30 years old. Can anyone confirm this and if it is a particular model?

We've been away in it twice so far and loving it!

Ben.
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Phoenix
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Phoenix on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:00 pm

Looking at the picture we would guess it is a 5 berth. The sizes would help people to confirm this. If you are lucky you might be able to find a number on the A frame which will give you the year it was made.

There are other people on here who will be able to give you far more details.

Oh and
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Cazz

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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:16 pm

Hello and I would agree, it looks like a Dandy 5, and I would say it's either from the very late 70's or early 80's, as Mr and Mrs P (Phoenix) say there may well be a number on the A frame.

It looks a tidy unit, do you have any more pics? Does it have an awning?
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Helen
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Helen on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:16 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

You Dandy looks like a late 70's early 80's, it has internal wheels I would say it's a 5

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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:26 pm

Helen, we're in stereo, posting basically the same at exactly the same time. cheers lol!
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Helen on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:29 pm

Great minds and all that Cazz, we must have a couple of brilliant minds to be that in tune lol!
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:37 pm

Helen wrote:Great minds and all that Cazz, we must have a couple of great ones to be that in tune lol!

Too true. lol!
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Helen on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:40 pm

hmm I edited it at exactly the same time as you quoted it because there isn't a edit notice on my post .......
are you stalking me

sorry about chatting on your thread Ben_Rach01 a few of us are chatter boxes, you'll get to know who
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Ben_Rach01

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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:58 pm

Thanks for the welcome's and info everyone Very Happy

We haven't taken many pics yet, but here's one of the front (the awning is nothing special)... may have a couple more, will try and dig them out!

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I've found some numbers on the A frame ... 1399 then immediately underneath it's hard to read but looks like 960613700 (bit of doubt on 2 or 3 of the middle digits).
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:02 pm

The day we got our Dandy Wink

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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:10 pm

That awning looks interesting, do you think it's made using the original frame? The trailer and cover colour matches your car. cheers

What are the cover elastics at the back, by the door, hooked to? I can't quite make it out.

I don't think the year is 1399, that makes it quite old. lol!
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:19 pm

The awning is just a home-made one. Looks more like a forensic tent with having no windows! But the whole front rolls up so it's not too bad Very Happy

The elastic at the back is one piece and it hooks onto a screw underneath the trailer.

Yeah, i'm not sure about the number. It's possible that it isn't the original A frame. I can probably find out.
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Helen on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:25 pm

It looks like a very good home made awning and that road looks very familiar Very Happy
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:29 pm

Helen wrote:It looks like a very good home made awning and that road looks very familiar Very Happy

I noticed you was from the area Very Happy
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 9:55 pm

The awning does look good, a very handy space, I did smile at your likeness to a forensic tent. lol!
It is possible that the number is well hidden under a lot of paint, I've not found our 60's one at all yet.




How did you put pics on, I thought there was a 7 day wait for new members, did you use another host, like Photobucket or dropbox or similar? (I'm sure I did that when I first joined)
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Thu 31 May 2012, 10:12 pm

They were already on my Facebook page so just used the link to them Very Happy
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Cazz on Thu 31 May 2012, 10:26 pm

Ben_Rach01 wrote:They were already on my Facebook page so just used the link to them Very Happy

Clever, i'm still a facebook dunce. Shocked What a Face
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by mike on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 5:05 pm

Ben_Rach01 wrote:Thanks for the welcome's and info everyone Very Happy

We haven't taken many pics yet, but here's one of the front (the awning is nothing special)... may have a couple more, will try and dig them out!

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I've found some numbers on the A frame ... 1399 then immediately underneath it's hard to read but looks like 960613700 (bit of doubt on 2 or 3 of the middle digits).

That is exactly the awning shape i was thinking about for my six as a porch awning,i have a old frame tent to make the frame from and am thinking of getting a price for pvc
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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Caz1960 on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 10:19 pm

were on the A frame were those numbers mine are near the tow hitch the last two numbers are the year ie: 83 would be 1983 as for the birth it depends on the inside storage box could be a 5 or 4 birth the earlier Dandy's were not named but by their birth then the new ones think when the blues colour's came in were named Delta,Designer etc but yours looks really good and
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Ben_Rach01

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Re: Our Dandy - a few questions...

Post by Ben_Rach01 on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 12:40 pm

There seems to be a lot of different sets of numbers around where you attach the trailer. Found one ending '80' which fits in with people's estimates of late 70's / early 80's Wink

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