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beverley1232010

Posts : 74
Join date : 2011-08-16
Location : doncaster

search for a dandy

Post by beverley1232010 on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:20 pm

Hi i have just joined the club, not got a dandy yet, but on the look out for next year, We had one years ago, but sold it cos we had two dogs and it was too small. We have a sloped drive, would a motor mover get the dandy up and down ok,
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Nick
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Posts : 570
Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 43
Location : Tyne and Wear

Re: search for a dandy

Post by Nick on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 2:33 pm

hi beverley,hope you find a suitable dandy in the new year,there should be some good buys towards end of year there usually is.I don't know about motor movers but Mike has a winch system to move his dandy up his drive way i am sure he can tell you more.
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mike
Dandy Owner

Posts : 5172
Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 69
Location : north east lincs

Re: search for a dandy

Post by mike on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:10 pm

Welcome to the forum.I think most dandys will not take a mover due to chassis size,its not some thing i have looked into so could be wrong,a winch would be another alternative and at a fraction of the cost of a mover,although not a lot of use on site.i just have a manual winch as its only there in case i need it,but you could have a 12 volt running from the dandy battery,Lorraine uses one but i think she is away at the moment,hopefully she will read this post on her return.

mike
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Eilis
Dandy Owner

Posts : 1458
Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 52
Location : Lowestoft, Suffolk

Re: search for a dandy

Post by Eilis on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 4:56 pm

welcome Beverley, here's hoping you find the right dandy for you Smile
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jenstar

Posts : 177
Join date : 2011-08-07
Age : 54
Location : West midlands

Re: search for a dandy

Post by jenstar on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 5:47 pm

Hope you find the right Dandy soon. We were very lucky and found one quite quickly! You will find lots of good advice, everyones been lovely on here, I have just joined myself. Very Happy
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Owd Lad

Posts : 187
Join date : 2011-06-17
Age : 65
Location : Kirkcudbright

Welcome Beverley

Post by Owd Lad on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:26 pm

Always nice to see a new name appear. Heres hoping that you soon find what you want. Sloping drives can be a problem, especialy ones with bends in them, like ours. Much depends on your vehicle and trailer reversing skills as to whether you can reverse it up the drive. There's always winches and blocks and tackle but one way is to block the downhill side of a wheel and then swing the trailer over a way. Then block the other wheel and swing the trailer the other way, effectively 'walking' the trailer. Progress may be a bit slow but it will go up hill using this method. I've used it on caravans before now but with a Dandy it should work, even in the realatively narrow confines of a drive.
Steve
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mike
Dandy Owner

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Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 69
Location : north east lincs

Re: search for a dandy

Post by mike on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:30 pm

Owd Lad wrote:Always nice to see a new name appear. Heres hoping that you soon find what you want. Sloping drives can be a problem, especialy ones with bends in them, like ours. Much depends on your vehicle and trailer reversing skills as to whether you can reverse it up the drive. There's always winches and blocks and tackle but one way is to block the downhill side of a wheel and then swing the trailer over a way. Then block the other wheel and swing the trailer the other way, effectively 'walking' the trailer. Progress may be a bit slow but it will go up hill using this method. I've used it on caravans before now but with a Dandy it should work, even in the realatively narrow confines of a drive.
Steve

Love the simple answers Very Happy that's something i haven't done for years and had forgotten all about it.
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Helen
Dandy Owner

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Join date : 2011-06-12

Re: search for a dandy

Post by Helen on Fri 19 Aug 2011, 4:58 pm

Hi and welcome

Hope you find your Dandy soon.
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Tow Itch
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Posts : 3183
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Leigh Gtr Manchester

Re: search for a dandy

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 19 Aug 2011, 9:32 pm


Dear All

Search for a Dandy. Hope not Kin X factors back on in a few weeks. Is Walsh in this or is it summat to keep Cole on telly.
Motor movers, Dandy chassis dimensions?
There was the older movers where it was a juggling session with the jockey wheel, but then I saw this!
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Alas they have stopped making them, but there's always my favourite ebay.

Kevin.



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beverley1232010

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Join date : 2011-08-16
Location : doncaster

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Post by beverley1232010 on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:48 pm

Thank you every one for the advice, the walking the dandy up the drive sounds a real good solution. Watching one on ebay at the moment, but as it has had its suspension replaced not quite sure weather its the right one for us at this time, but hope to join the dandy owners very soon. bev
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vickoir
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Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 42
Location : Penshaw Tyne & Wear

Re: search for a dandy

Post by vickoir on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:55 pm

good luck bev hope you find what your looking for cheers

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