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Helen
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Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 8:32 pm

We noticed on newer Dandy's that they have a small bracket that the top of the dandy leg fits into to secure them so we got some metal straps and bent them to shape in a vice we then put the Dandy up and drilled holes into the bed frame and riveted the metal straps into place. Now when we open up our Dandy the legs just slot into these straps and we no longer go around pushing legs back into the correct position because they have moved.

I will upload pictures soon as you will then know what I mean, I'm not great at explaining things Surprised
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:13 pm

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Lol and Steve on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:30 pm

That's a really good tip Helen,

I know our 4 berth moves cos i hurt my back once when i was cleaning the inside walls and the bed slipped, so i will be doing that to ours when we get it out.

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Sun 02 Oct 2011, 4:38 pm

I know quite a few have Dandy's that don't have these on and may not have had the opportunity to see another Dandy yet so thought I would bump this thread just in case people have overlooked it, it's a really easy job and makes a difference even if it only gives peace of mind then it's worth doing. Very Happy

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by fearful wizard on Fri 16 Dec 2011, 3:58 pm

I have made some brackets for my discovery that im going to fit after xmas.
But for anyone who hasnt got the brackets, I thought about using elastic luggage straps stretched across and hooked near the top of each of the bed leg supports
This would hold each bed support tight to the bed base(no chance of moving or slipping).
you might have to widen the hooks to go around the support legs,and then get the correct length of luggage straps by trial and error so as to be not too loose or to tight.
A bit more peace of mind. Pete.
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by mike on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 6:28 pm

Mark made some for Kevin today and Kevin and i fitted them,it will make the bed a lot safer affraid
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ShaunJUK

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 8:37 pm

I noticed mine doesnt have these and was only telling the OH earlier today that we should make some.
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:05 pm

We were forever going around the dandy and pushing the legs back in as they do move slightly and these mean we no longer have to do that. It's a really small job but it gives peace of mind Very Happy
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by John on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 10:03 pm

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 11:29 pm

Now they are posh but our beds leg brackets only need to hold the legs in because there is no chance of them lifting as we don't have posh gas struts fitted Crying or Very sad


Yet lol!
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ShaunJUK

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by ShaunJUK on Mon 13 Aug 2012, 8:16 am

Are these them on Riva's site?

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by mike on Mon 13 Aug 2012, 1:40 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:Are these them on Riva's site?

Saddle Brackets

They look like the right thing but easy to make.
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 10:42 am

Bumping for new owners, if you've used a Dandy without these then you'll understand why they offer peace of mind and if you haven't you'll find that these prevent any worry about movement of the top of the legs that support the beds Very Happy
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 10:54 am

ShaunJUK wrote:Are these them on Riva's site?

Saddle Brackets

Only just seen this the brackets from Riva look like the "Saddles" for the awning (or internal) roof bars.

Someone did a neat version of the bed leg brackets by cutting a U section out of some 1cm or 1.5cm square section tubing.

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Helen on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 12:13 pm

affraid you saying mine look naff Mr Itch ..... note Sunday name used lol!



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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 12:18 pm

Helen wrote: affraid you saying mine look naff Mr Itch ..... note Sunday name used lol!




Sunday name used with schoolmarm like inflection.


Ah well Um Er ( he says slowly putting the shovel away so he doesn't keep digging)

It's no use slapping the back of my legs I'd only enjoy it! Nar Nar Na Nar Nar
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 6:53 pm

Would these be appropriate? Are they big enough?

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by navver on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 9:43 pm

Someones made some brackets and puts them on ebay
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by ShaunJUK on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 9:45 pm

navver wrote:Someones made some brackets and puts them on ebay

Its a member of the facebook page.
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 10:24 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:Would these be appropriate? Are they big enough?

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Is it just me or did Captain Scarlet design those brackets? SIG.


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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by navver on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 12:01 am

Here's the ebay ones

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by peridot on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 9:39 am


I used the male half of a 'Keku' fixing from Screwfix

I've subsequently discovered that these fixings are used to secure the loo door on the Destiny, so they can even be considered 'standard' Dandy components Laughing

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One thing to remember when fitting any of these brackets is to make sure that the unit is perfectly level to get the position correct.

For the saddle type, it's best if the saddle is wider than the spigot on the leg (as in Helen's original picture) as this allows it to work without repositioning the leg when the unit is not quite level.

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by ShaunJUK on Wed 01 May 2013, 5:20 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:Would these be appropriate? Are they big enough?

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Haha, I am terrible, these are far too small, however on a plus side they have done a wonderful job of mounting my speakers in my summerhouse for this weekends BBQ
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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by peridot on Wed 01 May 2013, 6:19 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:
Haha, I am terrible, these are far too small, however on a plus side they have done a wonderful job of mounting my speakers in my summerhouse for this weekends BBQ

So nice of you to invite us all ... what time do you want us around at tongue

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Re: Bed leg Brackets

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 01 May 2013, 6:33 pm

ShaunJUK wrote:
ShaunJUK wrote:Would these be appropriate? Are they big enough?

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Haha, I am terrible, these are far too small, however on a plus side they have done a wonderful job of mounting my speakers in my summerhouse for this weekends BBQ

Wouldn't you have done better sending the large awning to Caz Numbers after this weekend as it would have been a great shelter from the inevitable rain.

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