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Helen
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Helen on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 8:23 am

That's cool, protects the doorway and gives protection from the sun without being heavy. Very neat and people can now see how it's done, for a full width one I would use three Storm poles so any rain will run off, you can get lot's of colours of rip stop nylon to suit any dandy so your pictures will help people looking for a sun canopy to suit their Dandy. Looking forward to seeing the larger version now but the one you have made is neat and looks good, I think I will make one for when we go away just for two night's, so much easier than putting up a full frame for our Dandy canopy and if we have to pack away wet it would be easy to throw over the washing line to dry out.

Well done and thank's for posting the pictures.

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Ali

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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Ali on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 7:00 pm

Thanks Helen - would never have done it without your encouragement though! It is very light and folds up under the seat for transport. It is put up and tied on inside in less than 5 mins so is really good. I will buy another pole to make a wider one though!

My husband has finally agreed to go away in the Dandy cheers - if I can prove to him it's not as stressful and hard work as our family camping holidays used to be! So now so we are off to forest Fields campsite next weekend and I think he will be suprised at how quickly we'll be having a cup of tea on the site!

We had a 6 berth Cabanon frame tent with steel poles which was big and solid but so heavy! And with 3 kids to pack for and then feed no wonder it was hard work! So glad I found the Dandy experience! Very Happy
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Helen
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Helen on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 5:47 am

I am going to make a small one like the one in your picture, we already have enough spare poles and it really would be handy to have just for a two night stop. I am considering making it from one of the many tents I have as one is light blue and the door would be big enough to do this with and already has the eyelets in. It's not really as bad as it sounds as the particular tent I am going to chop has had a couple of repairs done and hasn't been used for years. Shocked
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mike
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by mike on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 5:59 pm

Ali wrote:Thanks Helen - would never have done it without your encouragement though! It is very light and folds up under the seat for transport. It is put up and tied on inside in less than 5 mins so is really good. I will buy another pole to make a wider one though!

My husband has finally agreed to go away in the Dandy cheers - if I can prove to him it's not as stressful and hard work as our family camping holidays used to be! So now so we are off to forest Fields campsite next weekend and I think he will be suprised at how quickly we'll be having a cup of tea on the site!

We had a 6 berth Cabanon frame tent with steel poles which was big and solid but so heavy! And with 3 kids to pack for and then feed no wonder it was hard work! So glad I found the Dandy experience! Very Happy

Then you can say a dandy 6 would be just as easy to put up and we would have more space Very Happy
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Eilis
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Eilis on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 6:36 pm

Ali wrote:Thanks Helen - would never have done it without your encouragement though! It is very light and folds up under the seat for transport. It is put up and tied on inside in less than 5 mins so is really good. I will buy another pole to make a wider one though!

My husband has finally agreed to go away in the Dandy cheers - if I can prove to him it's not as stressful and hard work as our family camping holidays used to be! So now so we are off to forest Fields campsite next weekend and I think he will be suprised at how quickly we'll be having a cup of tea on the site!

We had a 6 berth Cabanon frame tent with steel poles which was big and solid but so heavy! And with 3 kids to pack for and then feed no wonder it was hard work! So glad I found the Dandy experience! Very Happy

the dandy will be a piece of cake compared to that, make sure the beer is cold when you buy it as it won't be long after you arrive that you start drinking it lol
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Tow Itch
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 21 Sep 2011, 1:42 pm

Dear All

You will need details as it's a sun canopy not an awning but:

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The ranger 415 has an erect with of 4148mm so give or take the odd 2mm same width as a designer or discovery.

Kevin.

Give me a PM if you are interested or I'll make it more generally known in a couple of days.
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slipstream

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Another variation on a theme

Post by slipstream on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 10:27 pm

hi all

we recently won an auction on e-Bay for this...

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for the princely sum of £10.51.

The front zips onto the roof, so we can just have a roof, if that's all we need.

We've fitted an awning channel onto the wooden element of the door frame.

On the batwing frame, press studs have been riveted. The awning has the other half fixed to the awning beading.

The pulling of the roof ropes clip the roof to the Dandy just like an original sun canopy or awning

It means that we've a cover when opening the door in rain & wind.

Additionally the windows have a dark blue tint, cutting down on glare from a rising or setting sun.

At 2.4m in length, it's about the same size as the original awning which were available with the 1970's Dandy (orange & green types).



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vickoir
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by vickoir on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 10:37 pm

that looks really good,
and a very good bargain too cheers
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Cazz

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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Cazz on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 10:38 pm

That's the best of all worlds, and what a bargain.

Do you know the make and model?
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Helen
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Helen on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 11:48 pm

Looks fantastic ........... bargain
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mike
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by mike on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 5:25 am

Had a feeling that style would look good on a dandy
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Eilis
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Eilis on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 6:59 am

that looks great and more amzingly it's the same dandy as mine as most of the sun canopies etc that i see are on blue and white dandys so it's great to see something that looks good for mine too Smile
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slipstream

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Re- make & model of our sun canopy 1/2 awning

Post by slipstream on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 10:05 am

In reply to request for make & model.

This one is made by DWT Zelte. Web Link [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Additionally, it weighs a fraction of the original Dandy awning & takes 5 minutes to erect. A bonus if you arrive late evening with everyone watching you set up!!

As for our Dandy - it's a 1984 model 4/5.

We love the old retro brown & mushroom look, but realise it's not to everyone's taste.

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mike
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by mike on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 10:11 am

slipstream wrote:In reply to request for make & model.

This one is made by DWT Zelte. Web Link [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Additionally, it weighs a fraction of the original Dandy awning & takes 5 minutes to erect. A bonus if you arrive late evening with everyone watching you set up!!

As for our Dandy - it's a 1984 model 4/5.

We love the old retro brown & mushroom look, but realise it's not to everyone's taste.


Same colour as my six i didn't realy like it at first but do now.
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Cazz

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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Cazz on Fri 07 Oct 2011, 10:30 am

Ours is green, some people don't that. I like the brown range, our car is brown, our campervan interior is two tone brown, our sitting room is beigh, beech and browns.

Thanks for use link.
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Coffee1

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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by Coffee1 on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:28 am

Some really good ideas and its nice to see pictures we may get one for when we only use the Dandy (2 nighters) as it will protect the doorway and they are light too.
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mike
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Re: Sun/rain canopy.

Post by mike on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 4:46 pm

Been sorting the hard drive and came across a few pictures,this dandy was at a owners club rally with what looks like a tent sun canopy,no idea which one though

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