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Herbert the Dandy Alternative

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navver

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Herbert the Dandy Alternative

Post by navver on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 12:10 am

This looks an interesting buy for someone. Only one ever made. looks like PVC roof as a dandy but solid sides. Even has a toilet compartment!

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rabbitlover

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Re: Herbert the Dandy Alternative

Post by rabbitlover on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 8:41 pm

It does look like a fabulous camper, too big for us and I wouldn't want to make the beds every day but definitely a character.
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peridot
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Re: Herbert the Dandy Alternative

Post by peridot on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 10:53 pm

That's certainly a unique piece of history.

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I wonder how high the bidding will go.

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Tow Itch
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Re: Herbert the Dandy Alternative

Post by Tow Itch on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 11:40 am

Very interesting and whether it is unique or not I've certainly never seen one.
It reminded me a bit of the Chateau Mobile camper but even the Chateau Mobile extends sideways.

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I'd love to see how the van extends lengthways.
Considering that the person selling this is involved with the Small Motorhome And Friends Forum his idea of history is a little faulted. He says that this experimental Everyman was designed in 1962 as their response to the Dandy. The only thing is the Dandy as first launched at the 1965 Belle View Camping and Caravan Exhibition. See [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

As for having more space it is 10' by 6' 5" folded, extending to 12' by 6' 5" erect. I'd say the smallest Dandys 6' 6" by 4' extending to 6' 6" by 12' still has it beat for size and certainly beat for useable space. His child or children could be sharing their own bed in a Dandy.

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