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The Admiral

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Our New Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 8:24 am

For those of you who may not have have seen it in the Dandy for Sale thread, we bought a new Dandy last night in a very nerve wracking auction on eBay.


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We went to see her on Saturday, as she lived up to her photos we decided what our top bid was going to be and joined in the auction. It was a very nail biting experience as we really wanted her, but several other people obviously did as well so we ended up paying £2 over our top bid amount but we think she's worth it as she will last us for years!

We can't collect her until Friday as we are currently away in Minnie until then at our favourite campsite The Old Oaks in Glastonbury. We will now be looking at selling Minnie I know I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with her to start with, but since we did her up, it's definitely been all love and I will be sorry to see her go!

Haven't got a name for the new one yet, thinking possibly Olivia, but I'll have to see what her personality is like Very Happy , she's definitely female though! We wil definitely be fitting in at least 1 more camp now as I couldn't wait to next year to try her out. Will post some pictures when we get some taken.
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Caz1960

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 12:02 pm

she looks gorgeous and well love and cared for
and to help you wait
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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Nick on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 8:11 am

congratulations that is one seriously nice Designer looks like its been very well cared for.

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Rose red on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 9:47 pm

Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
Thanks
Allison
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The Admiral

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 9:56 pm

Rose red wrote:Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
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Allison

Hi Allison we haven't actually collected her yet, but I can still answer your gas struts question as Minnie has them (well 3 of them anyway!). They are useful and do make things easier as I'm not very tall/strong, but I would say that with the 4 berth Dandys especially if there is 2 of you they aren't essentIal. On the larger Dandys or if your erecting a smaller one on your own I'd say go for it!

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Rose red on Tue 11 Sep 2012, 10:38 pm

Thanks Jayne.
I have just got a Designer and although most of the time it will be both of us putting it up I want to be able to use it on my own(let him do DIY jobs at home Laughing)Definitely saving up for them now!
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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by mike on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 6:44 pm


On your new dandy
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The Admiral

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 8:18 pm

We've just been to collect her & she's safely stored in the garage we rent. Unfortunately it's going to be about 4 weeks before we can take her for a shakedown cruise Sad
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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 9:05 pm

We've put Olivia for the first time since we bought her today, took quite a few photos as we unpacked her so that we could pack her away the same way. She went up really well and the friends that were with us were really impressed.

Hopefully taking her away for her 'shakedown cruise', to a small C&CC certied site in Sutton Coldfield next weekend, really looking forward to giving her a run out..
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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Helen on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 8:10 am

Don't forget to take pictures of your first adventure with her Jayne
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The Admiral

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 5:59 pm

Disappointed now, feeling really rotten so we've decided it's sensible not to go away this weekend after all Crying or Very sad So Olivia's first outing is going to have to wait for a while.
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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by mike on Thu 11 Oct 2012, 6:37 pm

The Admiral wrote:Disappointed now, feeling really rotten so we've decided it's sensible not to go away this weekend after all Crying or Very sad So Olivia's first outing is going to have to wait for a while.

Sorry to hear that,hope your feeling better soon.

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by HIDEHI on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 1:36 am

Rose red wrote:Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
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Allison

Nice 1 Admiral

And Rose Red

We are geting new bed struts fited on monday in stoke £200

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Rose red on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 6:42 pm

HIDEHI wrote:
Rose red wrote:Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
Thanks
Allison

Nice 1 Admiral

And Rose Red

We are geting new bed struts fited on monday in stoke £200

Where in Stoke are you getting them done or is someone coming to you?
I have my Dandy up in the garage at the moment recovering the cushions and getting the curtains done. I have all the time in the world at the moment as my electric garage door has just broken down on me and the Dandy is stuck inside affraid Trust my garage door to be a double sized. Thank goodness I didn't put the car in last night.

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by HIDEHI on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 11:08 pm

Rose red wrote:
HIDEHI wrote:
Rose red wrote:Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
Thanks
Allison

Nice 1 Admiral

And Rose Red

We are geting new bed struts fited on monday in stoke £200

Where in Stoke are you getting them done or is someone coming to you?
I have my Dandy up in the garage at the moment recovering the cushions and getting the curtains done. I have all the time in the world at the moment as my electric garage door has just broken down on me and the Dandy is stuck inside affraid Trust my garage door to be a double sized. Thank goodness I didn't put the car in last night.
Iam on Anglesey, RICHARD is a member on here i will see if i can find link 4 you, he lives by stoke.

HIDEHI

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Post by HIDEHI on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 11:11 pm

Rose red wrote:
HIDEHI wrote:
Rose red wrote:Hello Jayne

Congratulations on your lovely Designer, I had been secretly watching it on ebay (I am addicted to watching all Dandys now!) Your new designer has gas struts fitted which I am seriously considering getting fitted at Riva/Dandy £380 Rolling Eyes Have you tried to put it up on your own and do they really help?
Thanks
Allison

Nice 1 Admiral

And Rose Red

We are geting new bed struts fited on monday in stoke £200

Where in Stoke are you getting them done or is someone coming to you?
I have my Dandy up in the garage at the moment recovering the cushions and getting the curtains done. I have all the time in the world at the moment as my electric garage door has just broken down on me and the Dandy is stuck inside affraid Trust my garage door to be a double sized. Thank goodness I didn't put the car in last night.

coppy and paste this into the surch on this forum
Dandies Needed for Conversion for Wheelchair and Tetraplegic Campers

This guy has had a writeup in top camping mag

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by Rose red on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 4:25 pm

Thank you so much Hidehi!

I will contact him to arrange coming to fit the gas struts. As the Dandy is stuck in the garage at the moment cannot get it to Riva now anyway!!! Noticed you are getting yours fitted today. Let me know how it goes.
Don't suppose anyone knows of a good garage door firm in the Lancashire area now.

HIDEHI

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Re: Our New Dandy

Post by HIDEHI on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 5:01 pm

Rose red wrote:Thank you so much Hidehi!

I will contact him to arrange coming to fit the gas struts. As the Dandy is stuck in the garage at the moment cannot get it to Riva now anyway!!! Noticed you are getting yours fitted today. Let me know how it goes.
Don't suppose anyone knows of a good garage door firm in the Lancashire area now.

WOW THIS GUY IS BRILLIANT, We left the dandy at his and went for a meal, Richard fited the 4 struts, and put new stainless steel rivets in as well. He is so helpfull, he also cheked the dandy for any work needed that i had not seen, he actualy fixed the legs 4 us.
And then he shouwed us another way of puting the dandy up, wow it is so easy and lite to put up now.
Lots of advice from Richard boy this Gent knows his dandies and loves them.
Being disabled i was strugeling to use the dandy, but now we can use it for yrs to come lol, thanks to Richard

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