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249ccjames

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Dandy types?

Post by 249ccjames on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 1:37 pm

I'm actively looking for a Dandy and trying to get an idea of the different models and their features. Can someone do quick sketches of what you get with the Dart, Delta ,Designer , Discovery, Destiny, Dimension. It might be a really good facet or something to watch out for.
Many thanks and if you know of one prospectively for sale please let me know. I'm looking on ebay and Preloved.
John
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 2:04 pm

Hi John and welcome to the forum, we do have some information on Dandy types. Click the red writing hope this helps

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You can also find more info here

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Re: Dandy types?

Post by mike on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 2:13 pm

Welcome to the forum John,this link may help with your search for details,

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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Cazz on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 8:07 pm

Hi John, welcome to the forum. I hope you find your perfect Dandy soon, there will be more for sale very soon, as the warmer weather starts approaching. Smile
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Post by Owd Lad on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 8:52 pm

In your search for information it might also be worth your while to have a look at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or even pay them a visit to look at the different types they have in.

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PS Welcome to the forum. Hope you get fixed up soon.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 7:57 am

Many thanks and if you know of one prospectively for sale please let me know. I'm looking on ebay and Preloved.
John

John

I don't know if your tending to think towards an older or newer Dandy but might I suggest going to look at the opposite of what you think you want.
There's an oldish one knocking around in St Helens and a light blue one Oldham ish way.
While it's time wasting to a degree you will only be aware of the good and bad by seeing as many as possible. If your looking at what you don't want you wont be tempted to buy. Also don't know if you will be camping on your tod or with the (in)/significant other. Awnings though smaller are easier to erect on the older (green, orange, early brown) ones.
eBay and Preloved are fine but try as many other options as possible Gumtree, Loot, Freeads, Fridayads(?), Craigslist(not any where they offer to transport it to you {scam}) and anything else you know. I'm eternally grateful to Mike for bringing to my attention an advert in UK Campsites where I gained an absolute steal.
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Post by 249ccjames on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 11:09 am

Thanks to everyone for the great welcome, and good advice.

Owd Lad for pointing out Riva sales which is 5 miles from me--I visit shortly.

Tow Itch: If I've got the same St Helens one that's the sort of thing that would suit me--to start with anyway--but he offers to rent as well and fobs me off when I ask to see it. Also offers to rent so may prefer a regular earner. Gumtree etc will be looked at.

One in Manchester maybe the Oldhamish one as blue white but at £1600 out of my budget currently.

For something suitable for me, primarily for one, any age under £900 I am prepared to travel.

Thanks Mike, Helen, Cazz and Vickoir for other tips and welcome.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 11:30 am

The ones you referred to were the ones I was thinking of but are these listed in Gumtree of any interest?
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If they are and you PM me I'll even arrange a day out to look at them with you If your interested. Get the benefit of my considerable lack of knowledge.
I said about looking at other sites but also remember:
Dandies are generally posted as Dandy Folding Campers or Dandy Trailer Tents. Hence search Dandy Campers and Dandy Tents you do get different results. Also not everyone knows what they have so search Folding Campers and Trailer Tents. So you don't get 28,000 items listed as Trailer Tents search "Trailer Tents" in parentheses then your only looking at 200 or so.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by 249ccjames on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 11:39 am

Tow Itch--sounds good. I'm off to one in Oldham right now. Long shot that you are around but could you look at with me at weekend (even today)?
I'm on 07973 303943.
I'll keep this open for five minutes before I drive off--about 1 hours drive from Skelmersdale.
Cheers
John
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by 249ccjames on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 4:31 pm

Hi Kevin,
I have seen the Oldham item and it's orange at £400, and it's probably a 4.
I have said I will go back at the weekend so need to arrange with you times, when convenient. I didn't get your telephone number, but if you ring 07973 303943 I'll call you back.
I managed to speak to the chap in St Helens and he has withdrawn his orange because work needs to be done.
Cheers
John
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 5:24 pm

Was going to text to find out how things went but newish phone and every time I went to use the number it went to call rather than text. I'll call you later.
How did it go?
I now know the secret of John's dog picture!
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:36 am

Wish I had seen this thread yesterday ............ how did it go Question
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Oldham is go-maybe

Post by 249ccjames on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:28 am

Looks as though I'm going for the small Dandy in Oldham. Let you know.....
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by vickoir on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 12:20 pm

good luck
let us know how you get on Very Happy
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 5:23 pm

It is a bargain at that price.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:28 pm

Kevin, please check your pm's and ring me Very Happy
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:02 pm

Thanks for phoning Kevin, nice chatting to you Very Happy
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Oldham for DIY type

Post by 249ccjames on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:56 pm

Hi Helen,
Many thanks for info on price. The £400 originally quoted by Lee (chap in Chadderton Oldham) on Gumtree was revised to me on Friday to £200. That's why I went back over there with Kevin in tow for an expert view. It would be too much for me but for someone with a garage and a bit of time it's a steal. I saw it when it was up and could not see any tears in the pvc, but Kevin found the defects in the woodwork which were apparent when it was down.
All good for my learning curve.
Cheers
John
PS You would not send a dog out in todays weather.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 10:56 am

Well we got it home, John got wet through checking underneath and although the bed bracket has rotted the chassis is sound. It will need the bottom of the door sorting and the side panels but everything else is great, had electrics fitted, and inside is lovely. Pleasantly surprised Very Happy

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Re: Dandy types?

Post by vickoir on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:11 am

very good helen well done
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Phoenix on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:14 am



An Orange friend for Phoenix. Very Happy bounce bounce

Reminds us of our mission last year. If your Dad needs any hints or tips just ask.
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:16 am

Will do
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by mike on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:20 am

Helens dandy restoration and sales
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by Helen on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:31 am

You may Mock Mike but this time next year we'll be millionaires lol!
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Re: Dandy types?

Post by mike on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:34 am

Helen wrote:You may Mock Mike but this time next year we'll be millionaires lol!

He who dares wins lol!

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