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Post by P6660 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 7:44 pm

Hi all,

I have just bought a Dandy on ebay, havent a clue what I am letting myself in for, I have never had one before, she is called Betty apparently, she is described as 'vintage' and has been totally refurbished, she is aqua green and has a matching awning, I'm so excited but rather worried too!
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Post by abc5575 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 8:18 pm

Hi P6660. Welcome to the forum, it is very friendly on here.
Betty sounds lovely, you will love camping in her. We are on our 5th Dandy now.
He is called Desmond, he is a Dandy designer.
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Post by P6660 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:06 pm

abc5575 wrote:Hi P6660. Welcome to the forum, it is very friendly on here.
Betty sounds lovely, you will love camping in her. We are on our 5th Dandy now.
He is called Desmond, he is a Dandy designer.
Have you got your 1st camping trip planned yet? Soon to be Dandy owner! 1217042266

Hi no not yet, picking her up on saturday, how can I find out how old she is?
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Post by Phoenix on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:30 pm

Hi and Soon to be Dandy owner! 936075699 P6660.

Soon to be Dandy owner! 1428739134 On your new vintage Dandy.

If you are lucky there may be a number stamped on the A frame, we have had no luck in finding Phoenix's though.

Others on here will be able to give you a good idea of age, but the green ones are normally the oldest ones.

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Post by P6660 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:35 pm

Thanks, for that, the advert said 1960-70 but you can never be sure! I'm just hoping its as good as it looks, what do people do about electric in the older ones, I presume it wont have anything? As you can probably tell I am cluless Crying or Very sad
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Post by Phoenix on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:45 pm

1960's to 70's is right for a green one.

For electrics in older ones look at this link.

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Post by P6660 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:56 pm

Thanks so much for that Smile
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Post by P6660 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 10:00 pm

Does anyone have any photos of a 1960-70's green Dandy that they own?
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Post by Phoenix on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 10:07 pm

Have a look here.

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Post by Caz1960 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 11:12 pm

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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 1:10 am

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The second one is definitely seventies. The sloped awning is a newer departure than the vertically sided ones. Can't see the flaps on the side of the first one to work out which sort it is. See the pictures of my Green Un and Cazz's 5. Cazz's is the older design.

If it's the first the heater is a retro fit but a cracking addition.
Both of these have rod brakes. If they are not too keen in operation it's not the end of the world, but if they're not working and any bits are missing, parts can be hard to find and a mortgage. If bits are missing it's not a legal trailer. (All braked trailers must have working brakes) I'd want to check them over before I handed over any money.
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Post by mike on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:36 am

Soon to be Dandy owner! 1217042266 and Soon to be Dandy owner! 1428739134 on your dandy purchase,said it before but i like the green ones.

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Post by Helen on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:55 am

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Post by Caz1960 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 5:27 pm

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Post by P6660 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:11 pm

Hi all,yes its the second one, not sure whether my hubby will be impressed with how girly it is tho!! Smile Shocked
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Post by P6660 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:17 pm

Caz1960 wrote: Soon to be Dandy owner! 1468157981 the second one Soon to be Dandy owner! 1468157981 they are good at selling got her displayed well Soon to be Dandy owner! 1468157981

Do you think the price was ok? I have no idea what they are worth, they do seem to have done a lot to her, and said they have done 3 up this year and own one themselves?
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Post by Cazz on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 7:20 pm

Hi P6660, I see Mr and Mrs P have linked you to my pics of our 60's one. Soon to be Dandy owner! 115684958

When do you collect Betty? Soon to be Dandy owner! 1428739134

As to value, it's mostly down to personal feeling, if Betty doesn't need anything at all doing to her, and you like her and everything sits right with gut feelings, then she's worth it. Also if you intend on using her for many years, then any camping item will soon earn it's keep. Soon to be Dandy owner! 3498837457
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 7:36 pm

All depends on what doing up is. Though £700 isn't cheap if the sides are solid and the suspension and brakes OK you could be onto a bargain.
If the suspension or brakes are shout or they have painted and filled on knackered panels ouch! pale

Still it's all the fun of the game. As posted elsewhere. Camping is how you turn an expensive hobby into a cheap holiday.
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Post by Cazz on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 7:45 pm

Tow Itch wrote:Camping is how you turn an expensive hobby into a cheap holiday.

I like that, or in our case, the green Dandy is a big car accessory to make car shows more comfortable. lol!
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Post by P6660 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 8:20 pm

Cazz wrote:Hi P6660, I see Mr and Mrs P have linked you to my pics of our 60's one. Soon to be Dandy owner! 115684958

When do you collect Betty? Soon to be Dandy owner! 1428739134

As to value, it's mostly down to personal feeling, if Betty doesn't need anything at all doing to her, and you like her and everything sits right with gut feelings, then she's worth it. Also if you intend on using her for many years, then any camping item will soon earn it's keep. Soon to be Dandy owner! 3498837457

We are picking her up on saturday, we are having the tow bar fitted on friday, its all new to us!!
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Post by Helen on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 2:07 pm

Betty is so very very pretty Soon to be Dandy owner! 1468157981

If hubby isn't impressed get him a small pop up tent to sleep in Soon to be Dandy owner! 344726530

she is truly lovely.
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Post by P6660 on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 8:49 pm

Well we picked up Betty, shes lovely, she has a few faults but seems ok generally. Well it took us 3 hrs to work out how to put her up and nearly ended in divorce!! Eventually we worked it out and sat in her this afternoon on the drive! It took us 23 mins (yes we timed it how sad!) to put her all away again, I am sure we will speed up with practice!

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Post by Tow Itch on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 9:03 pm

P6660 wrote:Well we picked up Betty, shes lovely, she has a few faults but seems ok generally. Well it took us 3 hrs to work out how to put her up and nearly ended in divorce!! Eventually we worked it out and sat in her this afternoon on the drive! It took us 23 mins (yes we timed it how sad!) to put her all away again, I am sure we will speed up with practice!

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You have realised about using the 4 pieces of string?

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Post by P6660 on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 9:15 pm

Yes eventually! Our window section was sat on top of the door section do you think the prevous people have folded it wrongly and the window should fold down first?
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Post by Tow Itch on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 9:26 pm

P6660 wrote:Yes eventually! Our window section was sat on top of the door section do you think the prevous people have folded it wrongly and the window should fold down first?

Definitely. If it's still up or you will practice again tomorrow have a look aren't the front and back hinges at different heights.
Or someone with better memory than me can answer.

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