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fearful wizard

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Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by fearful wizard on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 5:52 pm

Hi I have a 95 Discovery that i am refurbishing and will be using next year.
Looking forward to meeting fellow Dandy Campers next year. Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by mike on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 6:18 pm

fearful wizard wrote:Hi I have a 95 Discovery that i am refurbishing and will be using next year.
Looking forward to meeting fellow Dandy Campers next year. Very Happy Very Happy

Welcome Pete pleased to have you on board,i like the discovery slightly more than its counterpart the designer,are you going to take pictures of the refurb.

mike
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by mike on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 6:20 pm

Just had a look a your profile Pete nice to have some one else over my way Very Happy
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by Helen on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 6:24 pm

Hi Pete and welcome to the forum, would be lovely to see you next year in your newly refurbished Dandy Very Happy
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by vickoir on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 7:33 pm

hi pete
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by Eilis on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 7:52 pm

hi pete and welcome

always a steady supply of tips and advice available and we love to see pics of projects Smile

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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by Cazz on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 8:24 pm

Hi Pete, I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your refurb also.

fearful wizard

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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by fearful wizard on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 9:35 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. Pete
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 12:16 pm

Hello

I'm a few days behind as I've been without a computer.
95 Discovery: I wouldn't have thought that there would be much to referb.
What's good, what's not, what have you got planned?

Kevin.
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by beverley1232010 on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 7:48 pm

welcome Pete, we have yet to use our dandy too, but looking forward to meeting fellow dandy campers next year,

fearful wizard

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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by fearful wizard on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 11:21 am



Hi Towhitch,

Not too much to do to the dandy (mainly cosmetic)

work done so far

Reundersealed, brakes inspected and reajusted, all bungeees replaclaced, repainted bed supports,pvc cleaned inside and out,replaced any loose rivets found.


work to do.

Fit brackets to to bed, so no chance of slipping off bed supports (have made them)

New carpet and curtains (faded), electrics, zig unit etc: are under the cooker not easy to get at,so im going to move, possibly to under the single bed.

It has an awning but its very heavy, so looking at alternative awnings.

I would like to fit gas struts later when i can find suitable struts,and i would need measurements ect:(if any member or the forum have them fitted to a discovery, and could post photos and measurements i would be grateful)

We have never been camping before so this will be a new experience, so trying to make it as comfortable as possible.
We are in our 60s so not looking to rough it.
Pete.
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mike
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by mike on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 11:54 am

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It has an awning but its very heavy, so looking at alternative awnings.

You can improve the original awning by having the sides made to zip out,makes them a lot lighter for erecting.

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fearful wizard

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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by fearful wizard on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 1:48 pm


I havent looked at awning yet since i bought my dandy but was told it was in good condition so thats a possability. thanks
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Tow Itch
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Re: Hi from Pete (Fearful Wizard)

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 9:33 pm

fearful wizard wrote:

Hi Towhitch,

Not too much to do to the dandy (mainly cosmetic)

work done so far

Reundersealed, brakes inspected and reajusted, all bungeees replaclaced, repainted bed supports,pvc cleaned inside and out,replaced any loose rivets found.


work to do.

Fit brackets to to bed, so no chance of slipping off bed supports (have made them)

New carpet and curtains (faded), electrics, zig unit etc: are under the cooker not easy to get at,so im going to move, possibly to under the single bed.

It has an awning but its very heavy, so looking at alternative awnings.

I would like to fit gas struts later when i can find suitable struts,and i would need measurements ect:(if any member or the forum have them fitted to a discovery, and could post photos and measurements i would be grateful)

We have never been camping before so this will be a new experience, so trying to make it as comfortable as possible.
We are in our 60s so not looking to rough it.
Pete.

I would like to fit gas struts later when i can find suitable struts,and i would need measurements ect:(if any member or the forum have them fitted to a discovery, and could post photos and measurements i would be grateful)
The Yahoo Dandy forum has details on this: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] You may need a Yahoo email account to access.
Ian fits these and there is an alternative in Staffordshire (the people who do lowered access Dandys for wheelchair use.) the general discussion is that bigger diameter struts are more robust and that ex MG Metro struts have bent in use.

Kevin.

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