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Helen
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Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 9:08 pm

We always take a few things with us that we may need

We take a small tool kit with spanners and screwdrivers also a small pipe wrench just in case the legs wont unscrew. Tenacious tape just in case of any mis-haps. We should take the pop rivet gun but as yet have always forgotten to.


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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by mike on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 6:44 am

Most of my dandy tool kit came from the pound shop pliers screwdrivers ect also got some small packs of assorted nuts and bolts and self tapping screws,rivet gun and rivets,tesco where selling of some electric drills at £5 so got one and some drill bits,stanley knife,just general odds and ends.

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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 7:35 am

We also put a small scissor Jack just under the Dandy cover where the Water Buts and awning go. That way we can always find it if we did ever have a puncture on route without having to empty the entire contents of the car to get to it. Shocked
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by mike on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 2:36 pm

helen wrote:We also put a small scissor Jack just under the Dandy cover where the Water Buts and awning go. That way we can always find it if we did ever have a puncture on route without having to empty the entire contents of the car to get to it. Shocked

Hide the jack and ring the AA
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 2:40 pm

mike wrote:
helen wrote:We also put a small scissor Jack just under the Dandy cover where the Water Buts and awning go. That way we can always find it if we did ever have a puncture on route without having to empty the entire contents of the car to get to it. Shocked

Hide the jack and ring the AA

OOOOOOOOhhhhh I never thought of that ....... we are in the RAC but could probably have the wheel changed by the time they arrive

If it's raining I will ring them though
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 9:46 am

Bumping this thread for new members and to see if anyone has any tools they find useful with the Dandy.

Something I forgot to mention was duct tape, it comes in very handy at times. In really windy weather we have used it to stop draughts in the awning. You do have to get any sticky residue off after but at the time we don't care so long as we are warm.
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Eilis on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:06 am

tenacious tape is a must have for me Smile
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by naedoot on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:22 am

good to see a list forming

does anyone carry additional bungee cord?
I looked at these and thought that they would be handy addition


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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by mike on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:24 am

naedoot wrote:good to see a list forming

does anyone carry additional bungee cord?
I looked at these and thought that they would be handy addition


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I had some but used it on Kevins dandy at Christmas lol!
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:42 pm

We carry spare everything ............ guy ropes (use them for all sorts including the windbreaks) bungees of all different sizes - also multi purpose but it has got to the stage where it would be nice to have one small kit with handy bits. We need to condense stuff.
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by mike on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:55 pm

I have no idea the full extent of what i have in my dandy tool box but this is what i can remember


selection of screw drivers ranging from diy size to electrical
selection of small spanners
stanley knife
rivet gun
rivets
gaffa tape
electric drill
drill bits
pliers
side cutters
electric wire strippers
electric connectors
hammer
assorted nuts and bolts
roll of green garden wire (very handy ask eilis it held her door curtain up the first time)
assorted self tapping screws
spare bungee
spare guide lines
lump hammer for the tent pegs
just bought a long handled all steel peg puller too lazy to make one lol!
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 8:50 am

Forgot to mention we always have a selection of cable ties in the Dandy, all colours and sizes. I use them to put my fairy lights around the awning but thought I would mention that when one of Laura's awning poles came away from it's fixed bracket that sits over the edge of the Dandy we managed to make do for the week by using a couple of strong cable ties to hold it until we could get back home and rivet it back on. I suppose if you want to use the wooden dowel method of curtain hanging you could always use them to hang the dowel from the awning frame too.

They are handy to have with you. Very Happy
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Re: Dandy Tool Kit

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 9:05 pm

bump for new members

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