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mike
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Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 11:15 am

As some will know i bought my 6 so i didn't need an awning,then i found i wanted one and was very lucky to get an original awning at a very good price that matched the dandy colours.
Up to know i have been happy using the awning for longer stays and a utility tent for the shorter trips,now though i find myself wanting an awning even on the two or three nights,first thoughts where to have a smaller one made out of pvc utilising part of the standard frame, a estimate of cost would be around £800 if i was 43 i would probably go for it expecting to still be able to manage a dandy for 30 years but as ime 63 who knows i could find i struggle any time in the future.
To this end i have decided to go for the type in the picture below,i think just enough room and easily thrown over the cloths line if i return home with it wet,will keep this thread updated as to where i get to and how i fix it,my intention at the moment is still no alterations or permanent fixings on the dandy.

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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Eilis on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 11:31 am

be interesting to see how you get on. I'd like a lighter awning too, although my dandy is smaller than yours so the same one won't fit. However i'm interested to see how you get round it.

I know Helen did really well with her previous dandy but again it was bigger than mine and i'm struggling to find an awning the right height.

i'm still thinking of nicking that lovely one Nick's friends have on their VW lol
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:22 pm

This is the current favourite under £100,just need to sort the size out


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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:25 pm

That was one we considered too but decided that cosmetically on our Dandy (not being as versatile as the 6 to fit an awning to) it would just not look how we wanted it to.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:28 pm

helen wrote:That was one we considered too but decided that cosmetically on our Dandy (not being as versatile as the 6 to fit an awning to) it would just not look how we wanted it to.

It would need a straight channel at the top if i cant do that i would agree with you.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:36 pm

I think it's a good option for the 6
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:38 pm

It would have to stay within the limits of the trailer sides so i dont have bed ends to seal,and of course clear the door,with erecting the dandy i can only say it looks like it may fit.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 1:42 pm

I have them somewhere put have put them away to keep safe, just can't remember where Embarassed
if I find them in today or tomorrow I will let you know.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Cazz on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 2:13 pm

Eilis wrote: i'm still thinking of nicking that lovely one Nick's friends have on their VW lol

Which one is that please?


Mike, i'm looking forward to following your progress, you remind me of me. lol!

We've currently got two awnings for the campervan, a big one and a small one, a toilet tent and awning for the Dandy, as well as two different types of sun canopy, not including the Dandy roof.

Now we've decided to take the Dandy with the campervan, I just hope the Dandy doesn't wear out, it should be in it's retirement now. Shocked
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 2:16 pm

cazz wrote:
Eilis wrote: i'm still thinking of nicking that lovely one Nick's friends have on their VW lol

Which one is that please?


Mike, i'm looking forward to following your progress, you remind me of me. lol!

We've currently got two awnings for the campervan, a big one and a small one, a toilet tent and awning for the Dandy, as well as two different types of sun canopy, not including the Dandy roof.

Now we've decided to take the Dandy with the campervan, I just hope the Dandy doesn't wear out, it should be in it's retirement now. Shocked

Could be one of the early brown/beige Harrison canvas free standing,think i may have a picture will look and post it if i have.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 2:39 pm

Just for you cazz

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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Cazz on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 2:53 pm

Thanks Mike. That awning is perfect for that camper, good choice.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 3:04 pm

Is this like Helen's or completely different just some similar names?

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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 3:06 pm

Completely different Kevin, its a nylon tunnel type with fibreglass poles.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 3:11 pm

One of these might do for you Eilis

Drive away awning

drive away awning
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:38 pm

The door height on a 6 is 82 inches with an opening width of 45.

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Re: Going round in circles

Post by fearful wizard on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:40 pm

mike wrote:As some will know i bought my 6 so i didn't need an awning,then i found i wanted one and was very lucky to get an original awning at a very good price that matched the dandy colours.
Up to know i have been happy using the awning for longer stays and a utility tent for the shorter trips,now though i find myself wanting an awning even on the two or three nights,first thoughts where to have a smaller one made out of pvc utilising part of the standard frame, a estimate of cost would be around £800 if i was 43 i would probably go for it expecting to still be able to manage a dandy for 30 years but as ime 63 who knows i could find i struggle any time in the future.
To this end i have decided to go for the type in the picture below,i think just enough room and easily thrown over the cloths line if i return home with it wet,will keep this thread updated as to where i get to and how i fix it,my intention at the moment is still no alterations or permanent fixings on the dandy.

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I like the look of this awning, any idea what make it is?
We have a discovery with an awning, but just to lift it is a pain. Pete Smile
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:42 pm

It looks like a Sunncamp scenic porch awning to me.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:49 pm

helen wrote:The door height on a 6 is 82 inches with an opening width of 45.

The awning in question would clear the door then it needs a rail between 235cm and 250 cm high.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:50 pm

helen wrote:It looks like a Sunncamp scenic porch awning to me.


Thats my vote as well
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:51 pm

I like the look of this awning, any idea what make it is?
We have a discovery with an awning, but just to lift it is a pain. Pete

Pete you could consider getting the sides cut and zips installed to cut down on the weight.
Mike has done this.
The zips need to start at the front. The rear is too high.

Mike your panels zip all the way to the front?
Any thoughts of one being u zipped or more correctly n zipped to provide tie down points to use roof as a sun canopy?
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by mike on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:55 pm

Tow Itch wrote:
I like the look of this awning, any idea what make it is?
We have a discovery with an awning, but just to lift it is a pain. Pete

Pete you could consider getting the sides cut and zips installed to cut down on the weight.
Mike has done this.
The zips need to start at the front. The rear is too high.

Mike your panels zip all the way to the front?
Any thoughts of one being u zipped or more correctly n zipped to provide tie down points to use roof as a sun canopy?

If ime understanding correctly i dont think that would work the way mine are done
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by Helen on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 7:05 pm

My daughters has been done with U zips and to be honest I am not keen. Neutral

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Re: Going round in circles

Post by fearful wizard on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 7:32 pm

mmmm Lots to think about, best not to rush, in case of making a mistake.
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Re: Going round in circles

Post by vickoir on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 7:56 pm

pete,
have you seen the movelite awnings our designer came with one which we sold as we prefer the original dandy awning but these come in different sizes and are a good fit to the dandy
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