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clydestyle

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Location : Stonehouse Scotland

new Member

Post by clydestyle on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 12:34 am

Hi Guys
No Dandy yet, but still looking!!!
Going to take my time for the right one for me.
Regardos

Clydestyle
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mike
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Location : north east lincs

Re: new Member

Post by mike on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 3:52 am

clydestyle wrote:Hi Guys
No Dandy yet, but still looking!!!
Going to take my time for the right one for me.
Regardos

Clydestyle

A warm welcome to you Clydestyle,hopefully a few bargains will come along in the next few months and one will be the right one.

mike
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Helen
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Re: new Member

Post by Helen on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 8:09 am



Hi and welcome, you will find the right Dandy for you.............. it's out there waiting
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Eilis
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Re: new Member

Post by Eilis on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 8:13 am



i'm sure you'll find the right dandy for you and it'll be thrilling when you do

Eilis

hakuna matata

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Join date : 2011-07-18

Re: new Member

Post by hakuna matata on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 10:20 am

Hi ya there , iam a new member aswell, i just waited till the right one came along , got a bargin.
iam sure over the next few weeks you gona pick up the dandy for you ...

neil
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vickoir
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Location : Penshaw Tyne & Wear

Re: new Member

Post by vickoir on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 10:23 am


that the best way to get a dandy just keep looking and the one for you wil come along
good luck with your search and enjoy the forum
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jenstar

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Location : West midlands

Re: new Member

Post by jenstar on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 4:18 pm

Hope you enjoy the forum, its full of great advice which you may need when getting your lovely new Dandy. We were lucky enough to get one pretty quick off ebay. Very Happy
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Cazz

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Location : Staffordshire

Re: new Member

Post by Cazz on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 9:07 pm

Welcome to the forum, your Dandy will just appear, Dandy's do that it seems. Our perfect Dandy dropped right in our laps, we were prepared to wait until next year. Very Happy
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Caz1960

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Location : Cardigan west wales

Hi

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 9:24 pm

Very Happy I am a new owner of a 1986? brown dandy but I am finding it hard to find info on my wheels . I need a spare wheel 12" four stud for her , is there a car wheel that i could hunt for ??? thank you would be grateful for any suggestions Surprised
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vickoir
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Re: new Member

Post by vickoir on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 9:57 pm

hi caz1960

hope you enjoy your new dandy do you want replacement wheels like alloys or just like for like replacement?
standard dandy wheels are 10 inch wheels but others on here will be able to give you more info on offsets etc also does your dandy have external or internal wheel arches?
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Cazz

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Re: new Member

Post by Cazz on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 10:02 pm

Hi caz1960, good name Very Happy

Welcome to the forum.

clydestyle

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Hi guys

Post by clydestyle on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 10:10 pm

I have just bought a designer from ebay- pickup Friday- will update soon!!!
Regardos
Mikey Very Happy
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Nick
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Re: new Member

Post by Nick on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 6:50 am

hi and congratulations on your purchase of a designer Very Happy
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vickoir
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Re: new Member

Post by vickoir on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 7:16 am

clydestyle wrote:I have just bought a designer from ebay- pickup Friday- will update soon!!!
Regardos
Mikey Very Happy

excellent look forward to seeing pics on your new dandy
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Eilis
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Re: new Member

Post by Eilis on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 7:23 am

congratulations Mikey Very Happy

some of us will be away for the weekend so don't feel we're ignoring you if we don't post when you update

Mike will have his dongle tho so i'm sure he'll be posting lol
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Helen
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Re: new Member

Post by Helen on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 9:58 am



So pleased you found one

Looking forward to seeing the pictures, I am sure Mike will let us all look at them while we are away
You must be so excited
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Cazz

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Re: new Member

Post by Cazz on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 10:47 am

on your Dandy purchase. Looking forward to seeing some pics. Very Happy
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Caz1960

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wheels

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 12:26 pm

I have been back out there and measured again and yep they are 12" so they must have been changed by the sounds of it I bought it of E Bay and didn't have a spare but tyre weld stuff just in case lol going on my first camping adventure with her next week if I can not get a spare it's going to be fingers crossed. Rolling Eyes
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Cazz

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Re: new Member

Post by Cazz on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 1:52 pm

I'm sure I know of another designer that has 12" wheels. I also seem to think our local caravan centre has 12" wheels and tyres for sale, Burton caravan centre, they have a web site, I think they deliver. scratch

I assume you've googled them? Very Happy
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Caz1960

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wheels

Post by Caz1960 on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 2:08 pm

Thanks Cazz um no I hadn't googled them but will now , I just like to say this is a great site as I have been asking for weeks on other Dandy sites with no reply and it's great that I have found you all xxx I love you
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mike
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Re: new Member

Post by mike on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 2:43 pm

Caz1960 wrote:Thanks Cazz um no I hadn't googled them but will now , I just like to say this is a great site as I have been asking for weeks on other Dandy sites with no reply and it's great that I have found you all xxx I love you

Bear in mind some of us are only out on day release Very Happy
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Tow Itch
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Re: new Member

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 3:41 pm

Caz (with one zed)

Oh bugger I've just written war and peace on this, previewed it but not sent it.
Lucy you, you now get the abridged (slightly) version of this.
Small Dandys = 10" wheels 6's = 12"
Look at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Then download the original brochure (Help tech types how do I attach or host a PDF file on this site?)
Look it has the wheel and tyre size 12" and 155SR 12
The things you need to know about now are: PCD. Centre Hole Diameter. Offsets. Load Indexes. Tyre Speed Codes. Aspect Ratios. Stud Diameter.Wheel Nut Profile.
This can be circumvented by calling Ian at Riva [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and he will give you the dimensions for the wheel. Or more usefully tell you what vehicle the wheel was intended for i.e. the small Dandys have mini wheels.
I see Mike has already corresponded this afternoon. Give him a nudge as he has a 6 so probably knows most of the details for tyres off the top of his head. Well either that or senility has struck and that is why he has not posted you already. (Senility says the the man who forgot to send his own post)
Tyres: the 155SR (Steel Radial?) is an obsolete form of nomenclature but I seem to remember old radials having an aspect ratio of 80% the only 155 X 12" that I can see are no higher than 70%. This might loose you 15mm or so in height and wouldn't match the original tyres. If the originals are still on we will be replacing them WONT WE 20 years+ is a bit much.
Look at this ebay advert [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I doubt that this wheel and tyre combination is right for you but if you scroll the advert down you will see a number of guides that explain the terms I used above. This is really helpful stuff and it's a better job than I could do.
Things not mentioned are that caravaner's sometimes choose tyres of greater ply rating as standing still can be a hard life on the sidewalls. Truck or commercial tyres with 8 or 10 ply tyres, how relevant this is to a larger Dandy .....? Ask Mike or see what Ian says was fitted originally.
One issue that should not affect you is that a lot of the 10" trailer tyres you see are "Bias Belted" this is almost like crossplys and if the 1960 after Caz referred to your date of birth you might just remember them.
Hopefully not overawed you, those guides do explain things, and given you suitable shortcuts to get the information. If you don't understand something or I've not explained it properly (more likely) post again.

Kevin.
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Caz1960

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Post by Caz1960 on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 4:05 pm

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TOW ITCH
Just spoke to riva and the news is " Hillman Imp" will fit now on a mission ha ha ha
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mike
Dandy Owner

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Re: new Member

Post by mike on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 4:05 pm

Kevin i tend to avoid too much tyre and wheel conversation about dandys as i think dandy made it up as they went along,my 86 dandy 6 has 10 inch wheels to which i fitted 8 ply trailer tyres ,if i remember correctly they have about a 480kg rating each giving me a 960kg rating for a 750kg trailer,but you know me and over compensating Very Happy a good tyre company should give correct advise mine where just under £50 each.

mike
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mike
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Re: new Member

Post by mike on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 4:14 pm

clydestyle wrote:I have just bought a designer from ebay- pickup Friday- will update soon!!!
Regardos
Mikey Very Happy

Well done like me then you dont do waiting Very Happy

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