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Dandy Awning - Royal traveller adapted to fit. Dandy Designer, Discovery,Delta.

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Helen
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Dandy Awning - Royal traveller adapted to fit. Dandy Designer, Discovery,Delta.

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:20 pm

Hi, following a failed attempt to attach a caravan awning to our designer (would have worked but one side of the designer is slightly wider from the centre roof point - would be possible on other models)

After selling our Royal Kensington drive away awning ( did fit but not very well due to the roof shape)

We have purchased a Royal Traveller 3, we had read that it was a good fit but be warned, it will fit but the door clearance is not possible without alteration, I have removed the rear section giving the clearance for the door, I then attached what was the top part of the tunnel (this is not fixed to the top of the awning but around 10 inches down) to the top forming a flap that sits neatly under the dandy roof as any normal dandy awning does. After attatching strings to this flap you can then tie on and secure as normal. I also found that the rear section that has been removed was big enough to cut up and form two sections that have now been sewn to the rear of the awning forming a skirt that fixes via the same two pole system as a normal dandy awning.

Result, we now have an easy to use lightweight awning with a full door to the front, a front window a side window that opens with a fly screen attached and the whole front section rolls up to form a sun canopy.

Remember to sew two channels for extra strength, set your sewing machine to a small stitch, dont lose your patience, it can be a little awkward due to the amount of material and the weight. You do not need a special sewing machine and no real skill is involved as it is all straight lines and do not forget to use a seam sealant or tape on all the alterations.

It is fantastic now, we left the side sections of the tunnel attached and rolled up, this stops any draughts getting in the sides and the skirt that we created stops any draughts getting in under the dandy. You will find it benficial to get a strip of stick on velcro, attach it to the bottom of the dandy (door side) and then make a small skirt with velcro attached to stop any draughts at all. We love our new awning and if you dont want to put up the full dandy awning or are finding it difficult then this is a great alternative and the zips dont stick either.

Hope this helps anyone thinking of getting a lighter awning and if you do get one and take a look at the back of the awning then all my confusing instructions will make sense it sounds more difficult than it actually is.

Regards to everyone

Helen

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Helen
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Pictures of the finished awning, this will fit a Dart, Delta, Designer or any Dandy up to and including a 5 berth

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:32 pm

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Dandy Designer awning

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:35 pm

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