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Helen
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Dandy trailer tent, folding camper identification and information

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:39 pm

Late 1960′s to early seventies – Green PVC walls were the earliest
Early 1970′s – Orange PVC walls superseded the green
Late 1970′s – Brown PVC walls introduced
1980's saw several colour combinations of Brown/white and Brown/Mushroom also all Mushroom
1990′s – Blue and white PVC walls
The last Dandy's to be made were dark blue and white and were introduced when Dandy became Riva

Prior to the light blue and white models – which were named – the dandy was known purely by its sleeping capacity. With many similarities between the units the easiest way to identify which model was which was by the width of the trailer:

Dandy 4 Berth – 4 feet wide (122cm)
Dandy 4/5 Berth – 4 feet 10 inches wide (147cm)
Dandy 5 Berth – 5 feet 10 inches wide (178cm)
Dandy 6 Berth – 6 feet 3 inches wide (190cm)Door is on the side of the trailer rather than the rear, it is also known as low sided Destiny as a few light blue ones were made before the introduction of the High sided Destiny.

Following the introduction of the light blue and white models, identification became a whole lot easier as the units were given names

Dandy Dart -160cm (including wheelarches)
Dandy Delta – 183cm (including wheelarches)
Dandy Designer – 178cm (183 including wheelarches)
Dandy Discovery – 178cm (Same as Designer but with bench instead of table/chairs)
Dandy Destiny – 198cm trailer width 205cm including wheel arches (door is on the side of the trailer)
Dandy Dimension – 198cm trailer width 205cm including wheel arches (door is on the side of the trailer)

Destiny's and the Dimension have the luxury of a 3 way fridge.

In 1994 Double glazing was introduced to all models and a 4 ring burner was used in the larger Destiny the Dimension has a two ring burner.

There are some later Destiny models that include a toilet and washbasin

1999 saw all White Dandy's that are quite rare.

There is a serial number on the top of the A frame but it can be difficult to see on older Dandy's, the last two digits are the year of manufacture of the unit.


As each Dandy was individually hand crafted you will find that the measurements are approximate and can vary to a degree as can the specifications due to the fact that when each Dandy was first built you could choose from recessed wheel arches or outboard ones on the smaller models, you could also ask for extra windows, insulated walls and the addition of a heater.









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Re: Dandy trailer tent, folding camper identification and information

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:41 pm

Dandy Designer



Length excluding tow bar ----- 78 inches
Length including tow bar ----- 118 inches
Width -------------------------- 72 inches
Weight unladen--------------- 395kg
Weight laden------------------- 500kg
Berths-------------------------- 5

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Re: Dandy trailer tent, folding camper identification and information

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:41 pm

DANDY 6


Length excluding tow bar------275cm--9ft
Length including tow bar------350cm--11ft-6inches
Width---------------------------190cm--6ft-3inches
Weight unladen----------------500kg
Weight laden-------------------745kg
Berths---------------------------6

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It may be worth mentioning that the six evolved into the high sided destiny with a fridge built in but the first destiny's where only low sided sixes without a fridge and in pale blue and white.
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Re: Dandy trailer tent, folding camper identification and information

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:42 pm

DANDY DELTA


It would seem this is very close to the dandy 4/5 just slightly smaller than the discovery and designer

Length excluding tow bar ----- 78inches
Length including tow bar ----- 114inches
Width -------------------------- 58inches including inbuilt wheels
Weight unladen--------------- 350kg
Weight laden------------------- 500kg
Berths-------------------------- 4 and possibly 1 small child

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Re: Dandy trailer tent, folding camper identification and information

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 3:43 pm

Dandy discovery


This is similar to a designer but on the left hand side you have a bench seat instead of two seats and a table,other specification is the same as the designer.

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Post by Helen on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 10:11 pm

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