Dandy number one was a 1994 Designer. It was bought because we liked the looks and the idea that it would pack away wet. We had no knowledge at the time that they had been made in other colours and, to be honest, once we found out more about them always preferred the blues. It was as comfy as it needed to be and did us good service but we always found the awning to be a pain. Doreen was always happy enough with the Designer, with or without awning and it was yours truly who was swayed into buying a new Destiny in 1998. More room, built in fridge & lights, a roof liner that made things look 'softer', a stable door to keep the dogs in and still get some fresh air and no need to use an awning. Although considerably heavier than the Designer, it wasn't too heavy for towing and manoevering and it would still fit in the garage (just!) Doreen did complain on occasions that the increased heights of trailer, bat wings, internal dimensions etc was awkward for her shorter height and gas struts for the beds would certainly have been nice but in many ways it was perfect and was only parted with as we moved on to a caravan.
Fast forward a few years and we found ourselves looking at Dandys again. This time to supplement the use of our little motorhome. Our present Designer was more than we actually wanted to pay but was reasonable value for the whole package and 'as new' condition. We do prefer the dark blue colour scheme but admit that it's probably not as well put together as the older Dandy's. Only time will tell and any bits that need replacing will get upgraded. In comparison to the motorhome it's quite roomy and gets used 'sans' awning most of the time. Are we likely to change it? Probably not. There's enough room and comfort for us and the two dogs. We're happy with what we've got.