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vessey44

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My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:15 am

Im the owner of a Dandy as of 9am today Very Happy Need to make arrangements to get this collected sometime next week

Maybe not the best but its ideal to use just incase the VW isnt ready in time

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:22 am

vessey44 wrote:Im the owner of a Dandy as of 9am today Very Happy Need to make arrangements to get this collected sometime next week

Maybe not the best but its ideal to use just incase the VW isnt ready in time

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at least we can admit to knowing you at the meets now
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:24 am

cheers cheers

It's the same as my daughters Matt

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Post by mike on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:28 am

Sorry i was rushing to answer the door but i guess you knew my post should have had a lol! at the end
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Phoenix on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:30 am

Matt well done.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:31 am

Good price as well
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:49 am

Mr 44

Ah that's good I can't remember exactly but more cash was been looked for last year.
Did you go look or just trust in the photos?
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:08 am

Mike you must of had it on your watched list Very Happy

Helen,Do you know anymore info on the Dandy? Is it a Dart?

I trusted the photo's so lets hope its ok. Description says it has surface rust but a quick wire brush & a coat of paint will have her looking brand new

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by 249ccjames on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:22 am



Congrats on purchase I took a punt on this one to test the price levels.

This was on the questions, so pretty big.

Q: Hello there is this a Dandy Dart do you know? Plus do you know how old it is ? many thanks, Ed
A: Hi, thanks for your interest, i think this is the same style model as a Delta as potentially you could use a seat as a fifth bed for a small child - it is pretty big. I believe this model dates from the mid 80s. Simon
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by naedoot on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:45 am

grats

hope you enjoy your new toy
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:20 am

I think hers is a discovery Matt, sure that's what it says on the side of it.

It's the same but the cupboard to the side of the sofa is missing on hers (cool box sits there instead) and that's where the two settee arms make a square of cushion to make a full length single bed.
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Post by mike on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:27 am

I had it down as a discovery,the biggest you can get without going to a six Laughing if you look on completed listings one of the pictures shows the left hand seat with a low cupboard at the end near the sink unit.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:45 am

It's good enough for us to use at the moment...

What started as a light restoration soon turns into a major one with a VW so needed a backup plan...

Emma can tow the dandy with the Caddy aswell so she'll be happy
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 12:26 pm


how cool matt and the great thing is if there is anything needs doing nick can sort it while you do our car lol!
hopefully it will just be little odds and sods and i think when we bought our first dandy the delta it only cost about £50 to do all the re-upholstery and curtains etc and that was only cos i hated the pattern not cos there was anything wrong with it,
and if emma wants to do that i can help her if needs be
nick did turn into rivet and underseal man though and got attached to tenacious tape haha

oh i'm very excited
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 1:18 pm

Mr 44

Curiosity got the better of me as I knew I'd seen this before

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Which Reads

DANDY 5 BERTH TRAILER TENT

We are sad to be selling our Dandy Trailer Tent. It is 5 Berth and as with all Dandy's is constructed of PVC rather then Canvas. This means it does not go mouldy when packed away wet!
It has had a new set of Tyres, a new Jockey Wheel, Brake Away cable, Bed Boards and new water pump for the new tap on the sink unit, all within the last few months.
It has a complete awning which we have used.
We have used it a few times this year already but have recently upraded to a caravan (much to my partners disappointment!) I now need the valuable space that this is taking up. I can send photo's on request although I will need your email address.

List of items that are being sold with Trailer:
Waste water container
Clean water container
Leisure Battery
Electric Hook up
Porta Loo
2x Gas bottles (both part used)
Heavy Duty Hitch Lock
Wheel Clamp (Brand new only used recently)

I seem to remember the Dandy up for sale elsewhere and the reason for sale was marginally different.

The Good News At least £240 better off than if you'd bid last August.

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Always a good idea if your actively looking to trawl the old ads, Gumtree and Preloved don't file as long as eBay but always check to see.

Mr 44

Check both itineraries see if you can get as much kit as possible.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 3:37 pm

Tow Itch thankyou for your detective work

Ive got all the waste carriers,EHU leads etc. with my VW camper so ill use them if its not included as ill only be using one or the other

Vicki,Ill put my mum in charge of retrim & new curtains and ill concentrate on servicing the wheel bearings,brakes,prep/painting & underseal

Emma will be in charge of making sure we remember everything as she's the organized one

Nick can give it the once over when he comes down & mod all the known fails etc.

I need my Dandy experience to be a good one or ill be back in that VW in no time


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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 3:38 pm

excellent,
sounds like youre all sorted then
when you getting it matt?
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 3:40 pm

Im going to look into sending one of the lorrys for it next week...If not ill pop down next weekend

I didnt know what to do when bidding as i didnt really want another work in progress project like the VW.

Ill have that many projects started non finished & nothing to use Laughing
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Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 3:57 pm

Does anyone have a similar Dandy? I could do with a measurment between the inside edges of the wheels please

I may go down with the car trailer and strap it to that to get it home

He said it hasnt been serviced so would rather have it here and bearings re-greased & adjusted
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Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:30 pm

Please elaborate on the way you want things measuring and I will see if Laura will go to the garage tomorrow to measure hers.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Nick on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:34 pm

You wont even know your towing the Dandy when hooked up to the Caddy or T5.
Does the Dandy have any electrics?
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:37 pm

Helen, i just need a measurment between the inside edge of the wheels/tyres so i know if it will fit on the recovery trailer or if its wheel base is to narrow

The trailer can cope with its overall dimensions but it has no floow in the middle so if the dandys wheel base isnt wide enough it wouldnt fit
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:39 pm

EHU & Leisure battery with LED lighting so the advert said Nick...We'll wait & see

You know me though it'll soon be upto standard

Ill set the fastest Dandy record with the T5 Laughing

Im actually really excited about owning a Dandy...It was bought just incase but im already thinking it'll probably be used more than the vw camper Crying or Very sad
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:42 pm

Okay Matt, know what you mean now. At the moment it's heavy snow and there garage isn't outside their house but we will get back to you asap probably by Monday.
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vessey44

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:44 pm

Helen,no rush as i wont be travelling down till next weekend

If one of the lorries goes in the week it wont matter as he'll just crane it onto the back

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