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Dandy of the month May

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dave42w

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Post by dave42w on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 1:57 pm

So here are a few more pictures from our summer holiday with our Dandy Designer.

Tow vehicle is a Berlingo Multispace (the 7 seater model). There were 6 of us plus fridge (our portable fridge does not fit inside the Dandy and anyway this way it is plugged into a cigarette lighter socket to keep the temperature down) in the car and a bike each on the Dandy.

Only 3 of us slept in the Dandy so we had 3 x 1 person pop-up tents for the others.

We had a week in the Loire not that far from Blois and then just over a week in the Vendee about 10 miles inland from the coast.

By putting the bikes on the Dandy we were able to stay below the medium height limit for the ferry (can't remember now whether it is 2.2 or 2.4 metres).

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dave42w

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Post by dave42w on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 2:31 pm

dave42w wrote:So here are a few more pictures from our summer holiday with our Dandy Designer.

And yes we did have concerns with grounding at the back.

If you look closely you can see that the timber supports that are bolted underneath the back of the dandy are tapered and they have a metal strip around them. On the very first test drive these grounded on the speed hump 20 metres from our driveway. So I tapered them and put the metal strip on to protect the timber.

We were a bit worried about the ramps onto the ferry but in fact it all went smoothly. Probably helped by the car being heavily laden and so lowering the tow bar a bit (and hence raising the back of the Dandy a little).

Even laden like this the Dandy was totally stable when rushing home to the ferry at 70mph on the French motorway (just made it as the last vehicle on).
mike
mike
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Post by mike on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 2:37 pm

Welcome Dave nice one
Helen
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Post by Helen on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:13 pm

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dave42w

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Post by dave42w on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:15 pm

Helen wrote:Picture 4 is a cracker and shows the ingenuity of Dandy Owners :thumbsup:

By the way the extra lighting board was due to being unable to get the right indicator and left side light working reliably :cry:

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Post by vessey44 on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:25 pm

Dave, Is the kebab shop "Flames" still open in Syston?

I had some lovely kebabs from there when attending college at Brooksby Very Happy
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Post by vessey44 on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:28 pm

John should win "Dandy of the month" due to having a VW Very Happy

Bora looks nice...I can remember seeing that at Trentfield
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dave42w

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Post by dave42w on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 3:47 pm

vessey44 wrote:Dave, Is the kebab shop "Flames" still open in Syston?

I had some lovely kebabs from there when attending college at Brooksby :D

Yep it is, have not been there yet (we have only been here 18 months and there are lots of places to eat!)
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Post by The Admiral on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 6:40 pm

Now I'm on the laptop have decided to upload a couple of pictures of Minnie for this month's competition here's the first one taken at Southwell Spring Bank Holiday last year showing Minnie with our current 'day tent'

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This one was taken at Richmond in Yorkshire a couple of years ago, not long after we had her.

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Definitely need to take some more photos this summer!
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Post by mike on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:36 pm

Just a few days left,anyone else having a go
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Post by vickoir on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:52 pm

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our offering
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Post by Cazz on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:00 pm

I'm pleased i'm not choosing the top 3, if I were, I would put it to a vote. lol!
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Post by ShaunJUK on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:36 pm

Ok heres my effort, not done anything with it yet, not even camped in it but it is in there.

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Post by jamiepsion on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 4:09 pm

My Offering ...

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Taken in 1980's in france on family holiday.
And yes its the same dandy as I have now.
Why change when you have perfection in a small trailer Very Happy


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Post by bgarston on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 5:12 pm

jamiepsion wrote:

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This one has my vote. Ben
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Post by vickoir on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 5:56 pm

mine too jamies green 'un
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Post by mike on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 6:35 pm

We changed the system for choosing lol! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mind you ime not looking forward to picking 3
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Post by Tow Itch on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 10:46 pm

Jamie.

Truly excellent.
Are you in the market for a Scimitar as well?
If I came into some money a GTC would have to be considered.
They come in blue as well, wonder if Helen's interested.

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Dandy towcar of the month competition?
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Post by Tow Itch on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 9:44 am

Another entrant in the Dandy towcar of the month.

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Er why is my steering wheel square?

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Post by mike on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 11:18 am

Tow Itch wrote: Another entrant in the Dandy towcar of the month.

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Er why is my steering wheel square?


Never mind its "allagro" anyway lol!
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Post by Phoenix on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 12:40 pm

If we are going for vintage photo and tow car, this is our entry.

Phoenix in the early 90's.

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Post by jamiepsion on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 1:05 pm

affraid
I thought i had dandy of month in the bag lol!

well done to Phoenix and Tow Itch Dandy of the month May - Page 2 1710857839

hope you two had fun digging them old pics out .

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see even your back vent is diffrent to mine
just looked got no outside back shots of mine and its tipping it down
might post pic later .



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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 1:59 am

Phoenix's is a genuine car owned by himself. The All Agro I featured is lifted from an eBay advert.
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I was disappointed that the sellers other advert was a Sea Lord and not a Dawncraft Dandy
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but it was towed by a Austin Metro.

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Post by mike on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 1:09 pm

Always fancied one of those cruisers
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Post by Helen on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 2:09 pm

Don't forget this months competition ends tomorrow so the voting can start.

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We will be starting another though on the 1st of the month so if you've not managed to enter this months there is always the next one Very Happy


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