Hello Mr 220
Well I think I know the one your referring to: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I'm most interested in how you found it, wouldn't come up on the standard Dandy trailer tent (Dandy tent) or Dandy folding camper(Dandy camper)search.
I'll state my prejudices straight up. eBay sales, brief descriptions, (can't be an erroneous description if you don't say anything) and most of all people who say "No Time Wasters" So you can see I might be a bit dubious about this. To be fair it's a buy it now or best offer rather than a biding frenzy so more likely to gain viewers pre sale.
The photos are a bit sparse and it's hard to pick up on it's possible age without certain key features being photographed.
I'm not quite as tied to the winterised ones as Mike. If anything I'm more in love with the heater than the insulated walls.
The winterised ones do have insulated front and rear walls but the irony is that just previously they colour coded the ends of the roof to the same colour as the sides. At that point the roof ends (The side walls) lost their insulation.
If your looking at a post (1995? Someone correct me on the year) heater they went from being a Riviera floor mounted heater to a Propex blown air heater. Both have their fans and detractors.
Any Discovery trying to command in excess of £1,500 should be winterised.
My next question might concern whose electrics? Dandy did fit some with electrics but most are self installed, I've seen some right messes. To be honest my Designer came without electrics and I'm far happier with that rather than having to remove someone else's nightmare.
As Mike eluded to I did well a 1990 Designer for £500 but I did wait for a long while, not everyone can or will and waiting and viewing have there own costs.
Why do you want or need a folding camper might be another question?
Other than knowing you have a Father In Law, we know nothing about your space requirements viz a via family?
What do you want the Dandy for?
If you have the time I'd always say view as many as possible.
While Helen stated "it's not extortionate" I think you can see extortionate from there.
The later dark blue Dandies possibly have a lower build quality so there is nothing to be gained from going younger.
If I was spending that sort of money I'd throw in the extra £500 or so and buy it from Riva Leisure (Dandy) that way it would be serviced and have a guarantee. Alas only 1980's 5's in stock at the moment.
I don't know how far Darlington is for you? If far I'd ask one question before you set off. This is a one owner Discovery? So you (as in the vendor) bought this in 2001, or is it one owner plus you?
It won't make one jot of difference to what your looking at buying nor it's condition but it might tell you an awful lot about the seller.
At best this is no bargain. Go look for sure but you can easily spend £1,000 less for the same or possibly more.
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