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Kimmie

Posts : 181
Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 8:22 pm

Go n have a look. You know you want to

Pashrolo

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Join date : 2012-12-30

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 8:26 pm

I do want to!!! Now!!!! bounce
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Kimmie

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Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 9:02 pm

Pashrolo wrote:I do want to!!! Now!!!! bounce

Just out of interest whereabouts are you?

Pashrolo

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 9:17 pm

Hi Kimmie - we are actually in Swanwick so about 10 minutes away from you!!!

Pashrolo

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 10:10 pm

Cross now! I contacted the seller through preloved (and paid £5 to upgrade my membership so I could contact before 10 days were up???) and was being very impatient as she didn't answer.

I checked my account which said I hadn't sent any messages - so sent another (still nothing) - I am becoming a bit of a stalker at this point so followed the links on here as she is a member and pm'd her from this forum - and immediately got a response from her as she hadn't had anything from me through Preloved - aarrgghhh!!!

Oh well, she knows I'm interested now just need to arrange a visit Very Happy
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Helen
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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 10:14 pm

Hope it all goes well and your going to be a Dandy owner soon

Pashrolo

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Join date : 2012-12-30

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 10:24 pm

We are visiting tomorrow morning so I am about to go back through this thread and make a note of what I need to ask and what we need to look for!!!

I will let you know what happens...
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Helen
Dandy Owner

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 10:28 pm

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Very Happy It is a good price
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Kimmie

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Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 6:36 am

Pashrolo wrote:Hi Kimmie - we are actually in Swanwick so about 10 minutes away from you!!!

We could almost shout to each other lol!

Good luck
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The Admiral

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Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 60
Location : Wolverhampton

Re: Hello and help!

Post by The Admiral on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 7:23 am

Good luck Michelle, I hope it turns out to be the one for you.

Pashrolo

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Join date : 2012-12-30

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 5:14 pm

Hooray we have a Dandy!!!

I think that now means we have more questions than before though.

The cover is pretty battered and no longer watertight so can we create something to replace it, or is there an inexpensive way to do it properly?

Also, what do people generally do for fridges, toilets and lighting? Now we have seen it, we can't decide what would be the best way to do these.

I'm sure as we attempt to put it up and practice, I will have lots more questions but they are the first ones that have come up

Michelle
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Helen
Dandy Owner

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 5:26 pm



Brilliant news

We use a Porta loo, we had a discussion regarding the merits of them a while back. lol!

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We use a three way fridge ...... they're brilliant. here's a good example

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Helen
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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 5:31 pm

You can see in this thread where my loo goes

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and when we don't have the awning with us we use this



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And for lights, we like the gas lanterns as they give off heat too but there are lots of better options when camping with little ones so we also have wind up LED lanterns plus a few battery operated ones too.

Pashrolo

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 6:01 pm

Ha haa, I love the term en-suite, I'm definitely using that when we go away with our friends in posh caravans!!!! That's a really simple idea with the curtain though, I will try that

Thank you
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Helen
Dandy Owner

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 6:08 pm

They're all going to be so impressed with the space you have in your Dandy and its far easier to tow than a caravan Very Happy
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Phoenix
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Join date : 2011-09-07
Location : South Norfolk.

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Phoenix on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 7:30 pm



Hours of fun to come. Tinkering and camping. Very Happy
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Cazz

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Age : 42
Location : Staffordshire

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Cazz on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 7:48 pm

on your new purchase, I can feel your excitement.

We also use a porta loo and a three way fridge. Our green cover has over 35 holes in it, so we lay the roof in such a way underneath to keep the wood dry.
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Helen
Dandy Owner

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Re: Hello and help!

Post by Helen on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 8:59 pm

You could always use a tarp under the cover that'll double up as a ground sheet, or contact Mick

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Mike had a new cover made local to him and had it made deeper so he could put stuff on top of the Dandy and cover it all over with his extra deep cover Very Happy
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Kimmie

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Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 10:26 pm

Pashrolo wrote:Hooray we have a Dandy!!!

I think that now means we have more questions than before though.

The cover is pretty battered and no longer watertight so can we create something to replace it, or is there an inexpensive way to do it properly?

Also, what do people generally do for fridges, toilets and lighting? Now we have seen it, we can't decide what would be the best way to do these.

I'm sure as we attempt to put it up and practice, I will have lots more questions but they are the first ones that have come up

Michelle


Wahaaayyyyy! Fab news!

Well done you
I'm sure you'll be really pleased with it
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mike
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Age : 69
Location : north east lincs

Re: Hello and help!

Post by mike on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 5:46 am

Pashrolo wrote:Hooray we have a Dandy!!!

I think that now means we have more questions than before though.

The cover is pretty battered and no longer watertight so can we create something to replace it, or is there an inexpensive way to do it properly?

Also, what do people generally do for fridges, toilets and lighting? Now we have seen it, we can't decide what would be the best way to do these.

I'm sure as we attempt to put it up and practice, I will have lots more questions but they are the first ones that have come up

Michelle

from what i can see you have started your dandy life well up the ladder,i may not be on much over the next few days but you will get plenty of help with your questions.

mike
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Esermalda

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Join date : 2011-10-31
Age : 62
Location : cullompton,devon

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Esermalda on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 11:18 am


Well done you.
Essie xxxx
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Kimmie

Posts : 181
Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 12:48 pm

Hi Michelle
Have you collected it yet? If you need any help just give me a shout and I'm happy to pop over

Pashrolo

Posts : 23
Join date : 2012-12-30

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Pashrolo on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 4:33 pm

Kimmie wrote:Hi Michelle
Have you collected it yet? If you need any help just give me a shout and I'm happy to pop over

We have picked it up thanks, but we have realised that the folder with all the info in, including step by step instructions, was folded up inside it!

We may be shouting for help when we try and put it up though!!!! Thank you

Thanks everyone else for all the congratulations, we are really excited. The boys have helped us name her Rosie and our first adventure is booked for February
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Kimmie

Posts : 181
Join date : 2011-06-14
Location : West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Kimmie on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 5:09 pm

I'm around Sunday if you need a hand Very Happy

I'm sure that someone will put a link on for hot to put it up

I found out today that mine is a 1988 so not as dated as I thought. Spen the afternoon making a roof liner and bed curtains
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Caz1960

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Join date : 2011-09-04
Age : 58
Location : Cardigan west wales

Re: Hello and help!

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 5:20 pm

I am just like you want things now but she found you how exciting and I also had the same problem with pre-loved joined and no reply's but hey who care's now you have your baby and adventures to begin
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