Dandy Campers

Dandy Trailer Tent / Folding Camper Enthusiasts. Dandy Trailer Tent/Folding camper the best for all year camping


security on a dandy 6

Share
avatar
mc-nat

Posts : 5
Join date : 2013-08-25
Location : Nottingham

security on a dandy 6

Post by mc-nat on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 8:44 pm

hi all,

Ive just brought a dandy 6 trailer late 70's edition. lovely just managed to get it open - just wondering @ present the keys supplied do not work, I will have to sort this out, wot sort of things do you guys use for security measures??? something effective but that dosent cost the earth.Laughing 

avatar
mc-nat

Posts : 5
Join date : 2013-08-25
Location : Nottingham

security on a dandy 6

Post by mc-nat on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 8:53 pm

yep I brought it!!

wheel clamp and the identity pens are a real good idea - and hitchlock thingy....wow jus cleanin' her up kids love it too:P 
Tow Itch
Tow Itch
Dandy Expert

Posts : 3183
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Leigh Gtr Manchester

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 9:18 pm

You seem to have answered most of your own questions on security.
I'm not sure if the door lock is security as it's still easy enough to get in. I did a search on "Door Locks" and came up with this miss mash of items but it gives you some idea of how to do a search. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Phoenix (I think) did a much better piece on door locks and keys that I can't seem to find. The lock and replacement cylinders are Caraloc items available from many dealers at sub £12 for the lock barrel or sub £10 on eBay.
Helen
Helen
Dandy Owner

Posts : 6837
Join date : 2011-06-12

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Helen on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 12:10 am

A hitch lock is a must if your dandy didn't come with one Smile if it did then that's good but the original ones can't really be seen that well ...... you can get bright yellow box type ones fairly cheap that act as a visual deterrent. Very Happy 
Phoenix
Phoenix
Dandy Expert

Posts : 1435
Join date : 2011-09-07
Location : South Norfolk.

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Phoenix on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 9:31 pm

mc-nat wrote:hi all,

Ive just brought a dandy 6 trailer late 70's edition. lovely just managed to get it open - just wondering @ present the keys supplied do not work, I will have to sort this out, wot sort of things do you guys use for security measures??? something effective but that dosent cost the earth.Laughing 

Hi and  mc-nat

Another Dandy 6 owner.  

Don't know if you meant to start a poll. Laughing 

The most effective anti theft measure that doesn't cost anything if you are worried about theft from your driveway is to remove the wheels. Smile 

As far as the door lock keys the link Mr Itch might have been looking for we think is this one.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Tow Itch
Tow Itch
Dandy Expert

Posts : 3183
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Leigh Gtr Manchester

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 23 Sep 2013, 10:22 pm

Phoenix wrote:
mc-nat wrote:hi all,

Ive just brought a dandy 6 trailer late 70's edition. lovely just managed to get it open - just wondering @ present the keys supplied do not work, I will have to sort this out, wot sort of things do you guys use for security measures??? something effective but that dosent cost the earth.Laughing 

Hi and  mc-nat

Another Dandy 6 owner.  

Don't know if you meant to start a poll. Laughing 

The most effective anti theft measure that doesn't cost anything if you are worried about theft from your driveway is to remove the wheels. Smile 

As far as the door lock keys the link Mr Itch might have been looking for we think is this one.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
D'oh. Having a senior or moment or still three parts cut from last week. Looked up "Door Locks" but didn't open the door locks thread. Not so bright.
avatar
fearful wizard

Posts : 263
Join date : 2011-12-06
Age : 68
Location : Lincoln Lincolnshire

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by fearful wizard on Tue 24 Sep 2013, 8:21 am

I have an SAS Wheel clamp for sale on preloved at the moment, only used once on my Discovery while it was waiting to be sold. Pete Smile 










[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
peridot
peridot
Dandy Admin

Posts : 545
Join date : 2012-09-01
Location : Newport

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by peridot on Tue 24 Sep 2013, 10:48 pm


I also have a spare 'bright yellow box type hitch lock' as Helen perfectly described it that I can flog for a reasonable price if anyone is interested.

I'm not convinced that the door lock offers any real security. Undoing a couple of elastics at the side gets you in anyway. If I were worried about anyone 'breaking in' I think I'd remove all valuables to the car boot and leave the door unlocked. Better to have someone having a nose around than putting a Stanley knife through the PVC affraid 

avatar
fearful wizard

Posts : 263
Join date : 2011-12-06
Age : 68
Location : Lincoln Lincolnshire

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by fearful wizard on Wed 25 Sep 2013, 10:07 am

If you haven't got a key you can still lock the door from the inside by pushing the handle up.
Just gives you a bit of security at night when your asleep. Pete
Caz1960
Caz1960

Posts : 1716
Join date : 2011-09-04
Age : 59
Location : Cardigan west wales

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 1:14 am

Embarassed  I have a tiny screwdriver that locks the door well anything flat will lock and open my door Embarassed    
Helen
Helen
Dandy Owner

Posts : 6837
Join date : 2011-06-12

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Helen on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 7:22 am

The only time we really consider security is when it's folded and parked up because to me that's when it's at it's most vulnerable to being taken, if we stop at the services one of us stays with the Dandy and car but you can buy a lock that stops it being unhitched from the car.

on site when it's erected we still use the hitch lock but that's it. We do lock the door at night from inside ....... just because we can and if we go out we lock it with the key but that would only stop opportunists who are passing by or kids messing inside. We have never been on a site in all our years of camping where there have been thefts.
peridot
peridot
Dandy Admin

Posts : 545
Join date : 2012-09-01
Location : Newport

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by peridot on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 10:19 am

fearful wizard wrote:If you haven't got a key you can still lock the door from the inside by pushing the handle up.
Or down if your door is hinged on the right Laughing 

Seems they didn't have room on the stores shelf for right-hand and left-hand locks, so fitted the same one to everything.
avatar
mc-nat

Posts : 5
Join date : 2013-08-25
Location : Nottingham

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by mc-nat on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 2:14 pm

Thanks for the keys info and the info on hitch locks - i'm gonna have a quick look for these now, looking to go away in October and defo need items for then. Laughing 
avatar
mc-nat

Posts : 5
Join date : 2013-08-25
Location : Nottingham

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by mc-nat on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 2:27 pm

ha didn't mean to start a poll not a techno head - kids are better than me lol

Thanks pete had a look @ your clamp. think I'm just gonna go for a hitch lock though.flower 
avatar
navver

Posts : 1005
Join date : 2013-01-03

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by navver on Sat 28 Sep 2013, 8:02 pm

Hi mc-nat. Not sure if you've got it insured, but our insurer insists on a wheel clamp or hitch lock whenever it is not attached to the car. I just use the big yellow box hitch lock which is quick & easy to put on. The insurer likes to know which hitch lock to see if it's on their list. To be honest., I think any wheel or hitch lock won't stop anyone taking it. However, most caravans stolen are twin axle and high vale. Much more than a Dandy.

When we stop at services, one of us always stays with the Dandy and dog. Means a longer stop but we accept that as preferable to having it stolen.

The insurers won't cover contents, presumably because it is so easy to get in.
Tow Itch
Tow Itch
Dandy Expert

Posts : 3183
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Leigh Gtr Manchester

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 28 Sep 2013, 9:36 pm

just had a play with this to try to remove the unintended poll. Managed to close it but not remove it.
Helen
Helen
Dandy Owner

Posts : 6837
Join date : 2011-06-12

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Helen on Sun 29 Sep 2013, 7:07 am

Poll deleted  
peridot
peridot
Dandy Admin

Posts : 545
Join date : 2012-09-01
Location : Newport

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by peridot on Sun 29 Sep 2013, 11:13 pm

navver wrote:... but our insurer insists on a wheel clamp or hitch lock whenever it is not attached to the car.
I insured ours this year through the Camping & Caravanning Club and when getting the online quote ticked that we used a hitchlock and wheelclamp as I expected this to bring the premium down. (We had a hitchlock and intended to get a wheelclamp).

I then went back and got a quote with no security devices whatsoever and the difference in the quoted price was £0.00 - not a jot.

So I went for the second quote Laughing 

Had I gone for the first one I imagine not having either of the security devices fitted would have invalidated any claim.
avatar
fearful wizard

Posts : 263
Join date : 2011-12-06
Age : 68
Location : Lincoln Lincolnshire

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by fearful wizard on Mon 30 Sep 2013, 8:51 am

That's interesting, i bought the sas wheel clamp because it is insurance approved, it doesn't fit the combi-camp because it has 8 inch wheels and fat tyres, so i was thinking i would have to buy another wheel clamp for the combi for the insurance next year.
I will have to get a quote. Pete
avatar
Sir Henry

Posts : 71
Join date : 2013-04-23

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Sir Henry on Thu 03 Oct 2013, 12:43 pm

I've got a wheel clamp, but it's tight getting it into the wheel inboard arch and is then loose on the 10" wheel. My Dandy came without any keys, but a local key cutter is making me a pair of keys to fit the existing lock barrel for £10. Before laying it up for the Winter I'll be fitting a car type alarm system with vibration and tilt sensors so that any attempt to enter or tow it away will result in a loud siren. I did the same in my shed and it's so sensitive that just mowing the grass at the side of it and off it goes!
bedwok
bedwok

Posts : 53
Join date : 2012-12-19
Location : warwickshire

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by bedwok on Thu 03 Oct 2013, 10:30 pm

Just a quick thought on insurance not covering the contents on Dandys as they are so easy to get into,if you have any expensive items that you would like cover for while away you can put it on your house insurance. I insure £8000 pounds worth of fishing tackle and camera gear this way and it only added about £55 to my bill for the year .This covers me for theft and accidental damage, not bad for piece of mind. Also covers me for taking it abroad.
avatar
navver

Posts : 1005
Join date : 2013-01-03

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by navver on Thu 03 Oct 2013, 10:46 pm

Insurance is a funny business. My son went to music college and had an expensive trumpet or two totaling about £6000 worth. We took out specialist insurance for these but later discovered they were not covered whilst in a concert hall. Where did they expect him to use them?

But our house contents insurance already covered them at no extra cost. What a con.

Sponsored content

Re: security on a dandy 6

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Tue 19 Mar 2019, 3:46 pm