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P6660

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Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 2:32 pm

Hi, I have a green Dandy (Betty), she doesnt have windows either side of the door and I notice that other green ones (Pictures on internet) have, is mine normal?? Also does anyone other than Cazz have a green one on here? Rolling Eyes
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Helen
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Helen on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 3:04 pm

Sounds like yours is a 4 where Cazz has a 5, my dads orange one has no windows at the front either. Smile

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 3:23 pm

Helen wrote:Sounds like yours is a 4 where Cazz has a 5, my dads orange one has no windows at the front either. Smile

I thought I had a reject one Sad
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Helen on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 3:46 pm

lol!

No, you have a fine little Dandy

Kevin also has a green dandy, I'm sure he'll post later on
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Tow Itch
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Tow Itch on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 6:52 pm

Green 4 no windows.
Do you have the early Dandy with the straight side awning or the slightly later one with the sloped sided awning.
Assuming the awning and flaps were not a later addition.
If every odd dandy was a reject I think they probably made almost as many rejects as first class product.

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P6660

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 7:12 pm

I'm not sure we have only had the awning up once, I will check next time Smile

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 10:54 am

P6660 wrote:I'm not sure we have only had the awning up once, I will check next time Smile

How do I add a picture?

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by mike on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 1:45 pm

Its a lot easier than it looks

Across the top of the reply box you will see a row of icons
run your curser across until it displays host an image
click that and a box should open saying upload image
click browse
find the picture on your computer
double click the picture
it should then show the url next to browse
click host it
you will then have 3 boxes
thumbnail ignore this
image this is the one you want
image url ignore this one
click the image one it should turn blue
then right click it and select copy
then paste this in your post
at the bottom of the box is upload click this
when the box changes back to the first box you can click the host an image icon again and it will close the box,or you can go through the process again to upload more images
if you want to click preview it will show your post with images
then click send.
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Betty inside and with her awning.

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 3:01 pm

Betty Very Happy
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 3:03 pm

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Helen
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Helen on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 4:02 pm

She's certainly no 'ugly Betty' she's beautiful ...... love the interior Very Happy
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by mike on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 4:21 pm

I have been known to say it before i prefer dandys looking original but i take my hat off to you it looks fantastic Very Happy
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Pollyanna

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Pollyanna on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 5:37 pm

Betty looks very cosy. Very Happy

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 6:56 pm

We love her, and thanks for all your lovely comments. We think she's been tastefully blinged! Very Happy
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:11 pm

I remember you now it was bought from eBay and trimmed in a Kath Kidston style.

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You were having issues putting it up if I remember how did you get on?

The forum works two ways we are happy to help but what about you? How are you getting on with a 40 year old Dandy? Problems, issues joys, as folding campers tend not to live beyond 15 years or twenty at a max people wonder about 40 year old Dandys. What have your experiences been?

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:25 pm

We are getting better at putting her up, still not fully mastered it yet, we think that the people we bought her off had completely stripped her down and hadnt put her back together properly, the strings were wrong and it didnt seem right but we have re done the strings and it is getting easier. All in all for her age she is great, who ever had her before must have looked after her, the green sides are like new as is the awning, she seems really solid and we havent come across any problems with her. We had a new door made for her last week as the other was feeling a bit soft on the bottom half and it was slightly warped. I would prefer her to look more original as Mike said but she has been painted and dont think its worth stripping her back, she does look nice though!

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:28 pm

Will she be nearly 50 rather than 40?
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The Admiral

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:46 pm

She looks really lovely, I love the Cath Kidson makeover ,very tastefully blinged as you said. You should be very proud of her
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 8:25 pm

P6660 wrote:Will she be nearly 50 rather than 40?

As she has a sloped sided awning I'm going for 70's (early) not 60's
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 11:20 am

she is gorgeous and not only that what fun and relaxing holls you will have in her ,your pride will swell as she will be admired by many campers as they pass by, stop and look .....I will admit I think the painting the interior helps lighten her up as lack of windows the wood effect( original ) would be dark inside

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Re: Green Dandy

Post by P6660 on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 2:19 pm

Thanks, I think its nice to breath new life into them, you cant take away the fact that she is so old with her still having the orginal green/white covering and that is in great condition, as is the awning, I would have preferred her to be more original but the dark wood is dark as you say, the hardest part is trying to convince fellow campers who dont know about dandys that she is over 40 years old! Very Happy I love buying all the old vintage things for her too, its my wedding annversary today and my hubs has bought me a lovely 1960/70's picnic set for her and some 1970's flowery camping chairs, he puts up with the girlyness!!
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by The Admiral on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 3:38 pm

P6660 wrote:Thanks, I think its nice to breath new life into them, you cant take away the fact that she is so old with her still having the orginal green/white covering and that is in great condition, as is the awning, I would have preferred her to be more original but the dark wood is dark as you say, the hardest part is trying to convince fellow campers who dont know about dandys that she is over 40 years old! Very Happy I love buying all the old vintage things for her too, its my wedding annversary today and my hubs has bought me a lovely 1960/70's picnic set for her and some 1970's flowery camping chairs, he puts up with the girlyness!!

Happy Wedding Anniversary, totally agree with everything you said, I'm normally not that keen on the early Dandys as I don't like the dark wood but I really love the way Betty has been done out and getting more accessories to fit in with her period is a brilliant idea, good on your husband for going along with it. .
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Helen
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Helen on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 6:21 pm

Happy Anniversary

There's so many nice things about at the moment and reasonably priced too, the Range tend to have some particularly nice things that would fit in with what you've already got in Betty .... my daughter got a Welcome bunting in pale pinks/greens/blues that had been reduced
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Re: Green Dandy

Post by Cazz on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 3:16 pm

P6660 wrote:Hi, I have a green Dandy (Betty), she doesnt have windows either side of the door and I notice that other green ones (Pictures on internet) have, is mine normal?? Also does anyone other than Cazz have a green one on here? Rolling Eyes

Hi, I am still around, just not as much as I'd like to be, but I am working on that. affraid

Windows, I think our windows were added in the eighties because - wait for it - the little PVC tie things are the 80's beigh colour PVC. What a Face

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