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bideford

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I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 11:35 pm

Got a 24 year old VW campervan and looking to drag an fine old Dandy along for the ride (and lose the ever growing kids in the process.....) - wish me luck!
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Helen
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Helen on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 5:58 am

Hi and Welcome, sounds like a plan to me. I would love to have something other than the car to sit in on days out and have the Dandy to come back to.

I am sure when the others return from the meet they will all wish you well on your latest adventure.

and Good Luck

Helen
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 7:12 am

bideford wrote:Got a 24 year old VW campervan and looking to drag an fine old Dandy along for the ride (and lose the ever growing kids in the process.....) - wish me luck!

Welcome,i really love people that still have a VW camper and even more if they have a dandy to tow :arghh:lets be honest its got to be one of the most ideal combinations and ime not in the least jealous.
lol!
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 7:21 am

PS

Can we see some pictures of the VW please,i may as well get really jealous Very Happy

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 1:23 pm

I am now the lucky (or unlucky!) owner of a Dandy courtesy of fleabay.....let the journey commence.

Pics of the van, as requested:

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Other than offloading the growing kids out of the van there is a real reason for my madness! We are all off to Camperjam next weekend (my brother and his partner has an old VW Bay) with several other families all in vans or tents (it's a regular meet up...). Our Mum (bless her) has always been jealous of our trips so this year we hired a lovely old Eriba caravan (and fitted a tow bar to the van to boot) to accommodate the old lady. Best laid plans and all that but disaster struck - emailed last week to be told the caravan was a write off. A tent (given here age etc.) not the best solution, so, one thing led to another and here we are!
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 6:18 am

Nice van,lets hope the dandy is ready for immediate use and you all have a great time,in all my years with VWs i always camped in something else using the camper for transport and some great days out,especially in the winter.

mike

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 3:58 pm

Just picked it up this lunchtime. Seller had it erected when I arrived and showed me how to dismantle/erect and dismantle - very nice and helpful family!

Ebay has been kind. It is in mint condition inside and out!
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 5:07 pm

bideford wrote:Just picked it up this lunchtime. Seller had it erected when I arrived and showed me how to dismantle/erect and dismantle - very nice and helpful family!

Ebay has been kind. It is in mint condition inside and out!

Hope mum enjoys it

mike
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Helen
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Helen on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 5:44 pm

bideford wrote:Just picked it up this lunchtime. Seller had it erected when I arrived and showed me how to dismantle/erect and dismantle - very nice and helpful family!

Ebay has been kind. It is in mint condition inside and out!

That's great news

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:22 pm

mike wrote:
bideford wrote:Just picked it up this lunchtime. Seller had it erected when I arrived and showed me how to dismantle/erect and dismantle - very nice and helpful family!

Ebay has been kind. It is in mint condition inside and out!

Hope mum enjoys it

mike

Rang her with the news this afternoon - "I'll be round tonight" - can't wait until she see's it!

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:29 pm

helen wrote:
bideford wrote:Just picked it up this lunchtime. Seller had it erected when I arrived and showed me how to dismantle/erect and dismantle - very nice and helpful family!

Ebay has been kind. It is in mint condition inside and out!

That's great news

Cheers!
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Lol and Steve

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Lol and Steve on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:43 pm



Your mum will love it, it is luxury camping after all (GLAMPING)

lol!
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Eilis
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Eilis on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 3:18 pm

really pleased you managed to find a good dandy so quickly

bet your mum loves it Very Happy

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 11:18 pm

Dandy all packed up and ready to go - cannot believe the storage space in the trailer - managed to offload campervan awning/poles, sleeping bags, etc (careful not to overload) which gives us the added bonus of extra room in the van. Had a spare car battery all charged so that's in as well for lighting. Gas bottles to fill tomorrow.

Just have to do the van now.....

It may seem a bit soft but my 80 year old mum is rocking with the idea of a trip down to Camperjam. She will be setting off from Leeds on Friday with us (including 2 grandchildren) , meeting up with my brother, partner and niece (3rd grandchild) at Derby in their camper and then we will all travel down to Weston park to spend a weekend amongst friends (about 5 campervans and 4 tents) in a field full of VW campers (and not a few oddities).

Lets hope we see some sun!
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Eilis
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Eilis on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 11:55 pm

i think it's amazing that your mum goes camping with you and would love the opportunity to meet her one day on a meet

hope you all have a fab time and remember pics so we can see how it went

have a great time

xx
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Helen
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Helen on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 8:34 am

Have a great time, we have family camping get togethers and it's great. sunny

Your mum will be comfortable enough in your dandy and will love having all the family around. Safe journey and enjoy cheers
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vickoir
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by vickoir on Fri 08 Jul 2011, 5:04 pm

hi bideford and hope you (and your mum) enjoy your dandy and the forum as much as we do
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Sun 10 Jul 2011, 12:47 pm

My set up before dandys

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Nick
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Nick on Sun 10 Jul 2011, 1:18 pm

now that's just greedy

bideford

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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by bideford on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 6:41 pm

Hi All - apologies for taking so long to update but work/life somewhat manic at the moment.

Camperjam was a game of two halves really - arrived safely on Friday, Mum enjoyed Friday night and Saturday morning but unfortunately was taken ill on Saturday evening and spent the night at Telford hospital - but returned in the morning to enjoy Sunday.

Other than Sat night it was all good and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Wants to come next year.....

Anyway, next trip is to France on Wednesday for 10 days. The kids are in the Dandy and Nikki and I are in the Campervan - space for us all at last!!

Will post some pics of Camperjam and France when I get time in the holiday Snaps forum.

James
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vickoir
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by vickoir on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 6:56 pm

glad you enjoyed camperjam,
sorry to hear your mum took ill but glad she managed to enjoy herself,
nick and i keep toying with the idea of taking our dandy to the continent but living so far north its either hideously expensive to get there or tons of driving we will have to come up with some sort of tour plan for next year
looking forward to the pic cheers
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Sat 06 Aug 2011, 4:17 am

Pleased you enjoyed it and mums ok now,not letting the grass grow under your feet i see, France for your second dandy outing Very Happy

bideford

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Me again - been a while!

Post by bideford on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 12:59 pm

Hi all,

Been a while since I posted - thought I would check in again.

We did France (Leeds/Portsmouth/St Malo/La Cote Sauvage - near Royan, below La Rochelle) last August with the Camper and Dandy - 1000 mile round trip with no problem. Kids slept in the Dandy leaving us breathing space in the van. Kids loved it (having the extra space certainly helped). Stopped off a couple of places and can now erect/dismantle Dandy in minutes. The storage space in the trailer also made life a lot more bearable in the van. Fantastic trip all round!

So good were already looking to book this year. Also taking Grandma to CamperJam again to meet up with everyone again in July.

Here's to the new year and next season!

James
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mike
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by mike on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 1:09 pm

Pleased its worked so well for you, have fun Very Happy
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Helen
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Re: I obviously can't get enough.....

Post by Helen on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 1:12 pm

You have probably already had your monies worth so all extra trips are now a bonus lol!

It's great that it's worked out so well

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