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nickdugs

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Join date : 2013-04-13
Location : Nr Conwy

Just to say Hello!

Post by nickdugs on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 12:24 am

Dee (wifey) and I are new to this forum but not the Dandy. We have had a Dandy 5 (1982) for a couple of years now have have thoroughly used it and abused it, from music festivals to travelling around Europe (a years tour). But, it will have to go soon though and be replaced by a 4/Dart or similar due to storage problems.

So, hello all and if you want to go touring then we may be able to help with some advice.

Toodle pip
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Tow Itch
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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 12:36 am

European tour photos featuring the Dandy would be nice. Not expecting this is the 5 at the top of the Eiffel Tower etc but even if it's just the differing hues of the photo processing of the time. Old tour photos are always good.
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Owd Lad

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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by Owd Lad on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 7:08 am

A hearty welcome to one of the friendliest of forums! Look forward to photos, blogs, problems you have, problems that you've solved and anything else you want to comment on.

Steve
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mike
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Location : north east lincs

Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by mike on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 1:14 pm

to the forum,as Kevin said any story's you care to share about your extended tour would be more than welcome
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nickdugs

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Tour

Post by nickdugs on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 3:39 pm

Ok then, I'll have a look at slapping up a quick description and the odd photo or two on the appropriate slot.
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Helen
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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by Helen on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 4:25 pm

Hello and Welcome to the Dandy Campers forum ...... no point telling you how fantastic Dandy's are because you already know



looking forward to hearing of your Dandy adventures
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peridot
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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by peridot on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 11:40 pm

Nick Dugs wrote:Ok then, I'll have a look at slapping up a quick description and the odd photo or two on the appropriate slot.

We're hoping to go Dandying further afield in future and would love to read about your adventures.

We're planning a relatively easy start in France and possibly Spain next year but thinking of heading eastwards through Europe in future years.

Oh, and welcome to the forum. I'm fairly new here myself but doubt you'll find a nicer bunch of folk anywhere.
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nickdugs

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Travels

Post by nickdugs on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 4:00 pm

Hi peridot,

Setting of in July (2011), We took the route through southern europe during the winter and turned around in Turkey to take the northern countries in on the return, getting to north wales in Sept (2012). We took our time and worked for food/accommodation or food/parking space whichever was most convenient at the time.

So, insurance/breakdown/generals hints tips we should be able to cover for you.

navver

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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by navver on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 6:10 pm

Whatever satnav were you using! That's a long way round to North Wales from Conway.

It says a lot for a 29 year old Dandy to do a trip like that though. Did you have to replace much before you went such as suspension units, hubs, hitch etc. Did any of it fail on the way.
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Phoenix
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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by Phoenix on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 9:46 pm

Hello and Nick Dugs and wifey Dee.

We look forward to hearing about your trip, and seeing your photos. We all love pics here. Smile
You will have to wait 7 days to post them though the host won't let you till then.
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nickdugs

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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by nickdugs on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 9:50 pm

We originally got a Bonair pop-up but discovered that it was just too heavy! So, about a week before we set off we bought the Dandy from a chap in Bury, Lancs, put it up once and then set off. So, to answer your question, nothing was prepared and we just crissed our fingers and hoped for the best......
A couple of bits were replaced along the way but nothing major.

Wait a week? Ah well.
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Phoenix
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Re: Just to say Hello!

Post by Phoenix on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 9:59 pm

We will pm you with an email address and put them on for you if you wish.

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