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Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

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Helen
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Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 2:15 pm

We pull our dandy cover over the legs, it keeps them secure for travelling. Our old cover was the original Dandy one and we also used to pull that over the legs. I noticed that lots of people leave the legs on the outside of the cover and just secure with the bungee. You can see what I mean on the picture below and that one is an original dandy cover, so what do you do with your legs for travelling lol!

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by John on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 4:01 pm

legs out
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by mike on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 4:28 pm

Out to protect the paintwork
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Helen
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 5:07 pm

Fair point but I've never noticed any scratches from the legs ....... just from the new trailer cover not having a protective layer over the eyelets.

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by fearful wizard on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 5:42 pm

Tried putting legs in tore a piece of the cover.
(the cover is brittle with age} legs out stll secure Pete
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by MrsG on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 6:19 pm

1 million percent in.....a long bumpy journey might drag them out and cause undue stress.

Our cover isn't original I dont think, but Ben has a leverage system to put it on properly....
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Phoenix on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 6:44 pm

Legs out to prevent damage to body work. Sad Also if the cover is over the legs spray from your towing vehicle can get up under the cover. We wrap the cover bungee round the leg ends to stop them escaping Smile .
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by bgarston on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 6:46 pm

MrsG wrote:Our cover isn't original I dont think, but Ben has a leverage system to put it on properly....

No its not the original cover but it was made by Riva. I always travel with my legs under cover....you wouldn't want to see my knees! ;-)
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by MrsG on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 6:48 pm

Yeah....don't subject anyone to that love....especially if they are of a nervous disposition!

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 9:03 am

I've been thinking about this ..... there are pro's and cons to both ways of doing this but I've decided to stick with putting the legs under the cover because if not I'd be worrying every time we took it out on the road ...... I have no obvious scratches on the paintwork from the legs yet but to prevent any in the future I've decided to stick a thick sock onto the top of each leg before we put the cover on ...... I can just imagine peoples faces when we take the cover off lol!

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by abc5575 on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 2:31 pm

Always had legs in, no scratches on trailer.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by jake001 on Fri 29 Jun 2012, 11:22 pm

Phoenix wrote:Legs out to prevent damage to body work. Sad Also if the cover is over the legs spray from your towing vehicle can get up under the cover. We wrap the cover bungee round the leg ends to stop them escaping Smile .

As I have gas struts fitted then the spray problem is not relevant (It's a real problem , but the legs don't really make a difference, the struts do and can't be bypassed) all the pictures from dandy, from the beginning, show legs on the inside, so I'll stay with it until proved otherwise Smile
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by mike on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 7:00 am

I think the out to protect the paintwork is more relevant with the six than the others,on our delta we had the legs inside the cover with no damage to the paintwork but with the style of the six it looks more likley.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 10:03 am

So what we're saying is I can take the silly socks off the top of the legs cheers cheers cheers
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by mike on Sat 30 Jun 2012, 10:06 am

Helen wrote:So what we're saying is I can take the silly socks off the top of the legs cheers cheers cheers


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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Cazz on Mon 02 Jul 2012, 11:17 pm

The green one has legs out as they would never fit under. The brown one has the legs under, they seem to more comfortable hidden. affraid
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by alday on Thu 16 May 2013, 1:00 pm

hi i have legs in if no roof rack on but out if it is on as legs of roof rack slide into top of legs, am going away in couple of weeks so will add pictures of dandy and roof rack fitted.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by peridot on Thu 16 May 2013, 5:33 pm


With the Designer it was always legs out but bungee over to keep them secured.

Now, with the Destiny, I'm afraid that I'm legless

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by The Admiral on Thu 16 May 2013, 6:30 pm

We've always been 'legs in' didn't really think of doing it any other way.

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Post by kimmieto on Thu 16 May 2013, 6:36 pm

Legs out??? Surprised

Didn't know it was safe to travel like that.

Legs in always.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by ShaunJUK on Thu 16 May 2013, 6:57 pm

I agree, what stops the legs coming out if not the PVC?
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Helen
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Thu 16 May 2013, 7:14 pm

I've seen people use the bungee on the cover to secure the legs, I feel far better having them tucked in the cover.

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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by navver on Thu 16 May 2013, 8:14 pm

With them out, all that can happen is the legs slide out from the body. The bottoms can't fall out. The bungees shoud be plenty to hold them in. Having said that, mine are in as on the Riva video and as Ian put them when I bought it.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent Cover - legs in or out ?

Post by Helen on Thu 16 May 2013, 8:23 pm

I have visions of going past a cyclist and my legs sliding out What a Face

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