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commerchris
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Post by commerchris on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 4:06 pm

I contacted Riva & asked about the history page not having any information That's when Ian very kindly posted pics of a caravanette out too me! here is the link
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Post by mike on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 4:23 pm

Interesting is the body frame steel ?
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Post by commerchris on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 4:31 pm

I believe it would be ash wood frame did you spot the dandy in the back ground ?
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Post by mike on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 4:33 pm

Now you ask and i looked again yes Very Happy
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Post by commerchris on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 6:58 pm

did you look through all of my pic's in that set ?
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Post by mike on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 7:01 pm

I clicked the first one and then kept using next so i guess so, just never noticed the dandy first time.
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Post by Nick on Mon 04 Jun 2012, 9:44 pm

they build Morgan chassis with Ash so ideal wood for frame building
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 05 Jun 2012, 8:11 pm

Chris

Sorry not returned any input into this yet.

Just got home from popping to shop. Well 30 mins ago forgot main thing I went for and forgot to go other way home to photograph a coachbuilt Commer camper that I would have seen on that route.

Nice to hear from you.
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Post by commerchris on Tue 05 Jun 2012, 9:50 pm

Dandy history 3208163979 will I have to wait a week till you go shopping again too excited! nice to catch up with you again!
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Post by commerchris on Mon 14 Apr 2014, 11:28 pm

mike wrote:Interesting is the body frame steel ?
just to let you know it is wood & steel!
Been doing some repairs!
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Post by Caz1960 on Tue 15 Apr 2014, 10:15 am

Dandy history 2197500976 that is a project so exciting to see , was that the pre trailers or along side ?? cant wait to see the finish.  Dandy history 2792229418 
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Post by commerchris on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 10:38 pm

Hi caz along side put your glasses on & look very carefully at this pic  flower 
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Post by commerchris on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 10:41 pm

this is what he should look like inside
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Post by Caz1960 on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 10:26 am

Cool yep got glasses on and yep see the Dandy "along side " I meant did they make these first then changed to make  trailer tents or make them at the same time .
still awesome though
are you doing as original or modernising her still can't wait for the finished pictures  bounce bounce
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Post by commerchris on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 6:04 pm

I don't think I will ever be able to afford to rebuild him myself. But he will be solid & water tight & made reliable so he can continue to be used,He has had a six speed gearbox conversion since I last posted too. He was first registered in 1971/72 I am sure trailer tents came first,they made few motor homes & even fewer on a commer chassis.
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Post by navver on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 8:42 pm

Ian's site suggests he made the commer chassis motorhomes before the trailer tents. But that is not necessarily correct as Ian didn't work there then and was probably only a baby or not much older at the time. He joined in 1976 it says.

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Post by Caz1960 on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 1:21 am

now I understand as I have "Betty" she is a 67 Dandy so thats interesting thanks
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Post by commerchris on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 9:13 am

I was pretty sure there are trailer campers older than mine,would be nice to find some more on van chassis too

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