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Post by Tuki on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 6:11 pm

Had a lovely few trips away in our Dandy and at Twinwood recently lots of people were asking how old it was (and what it was!) .. can anyone help me date it?

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Post by mike on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 6:41 pm

Check on the a frame there should be a number the last two digits are the year,it may be under a lot of paint though.

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Post by vnuala on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 7:19 pm

Yours is the same as mine but i have so much paint on the Aframe that i cant see the date but i believe it is a mid 70's dandy as the early 70's i think where orange and the 60's yellow and then the later 70's-80's had a beige colour trailer and then went on to have mushroom pvc hopefully i have got that right Smile
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:14 am

There are always clue's to a Dandy's age, the tubs have been made from Phenolic ply, plastic and aluminium. The cupboard styles varied too. I would think yours is a late 70's early 80's.

I once heard of a yellow Dandy but haven't ever seen one, green then orange then brown, then mushroom and brown - all mushroom too, brown and white then pale blue and white with some all white and last was the royal blue and white.

I think the trailer colours were - dark wood, grey plastic, cream with brown decals, cream with royal blue decals then white with royal blue decals.

Some don't follow what you think though as they were made to order and many have had changes made over the years.

It doe's look a mighty fine Dandy How old is our Dandy? 1710857839
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:40 am

I would agree it's late 70's to early 80's.

One of ours is confirmed as 60's by Ian at Riva, the plastic sink gave the date away. Our other one is late 80's - which we now have to save too much wear and tear on the sixties one, which is in semi retirement now. lol! And hes the ultimate car accessory - especially useful at rally's. Very Happy
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Post by Caz1960 on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:48 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mine is 1985 aluminium trailer
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Post by vnuala on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 7:25 pm

Caz1960 wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mine is 1985 aluminium trailer
wow i love what you have done to the pvc x Very Happy
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Post by vnuala on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 7:27 pm

vnuala wrote:
Caz1960 wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mine is 1985 aluminium trailer
wow i love what you have done to the pvc x Very Happy
my side pvc is white and i have noticed some are brown do you know why this is ?
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 7:49 pm

I don't know why but the earlier dandy's had white sides. Very Happy
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Post by Tow Itch on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:26 pm

All the sides being the same colour probably looks more coordinated. Though just as they started to offer "Winterising" and insulating the back and front at the same time the new colour coordinated sides were only one layer of PVC unlike the continuous roofs insulated form.
Two steps forward and one back.
Then again you can see condensation on the front and back walls but can't see what is behind the side walls. So was winterisation partly cosmetic?
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:31 pm

That's the thing about my dads old dandy, it's a 1971 orange Dandy and yet the white side bits are only one layer, the roof bit is insulated but not right down over the bed ends (side walls) scratch I also wonder if older Dandy sides (apart from my dads) we're insulated because the side walls we're so much shorter meaning the roof came down a lot further. Perhaps when the sidewall was made higher they decided the air gap created between the inner and outer pvc wall would keep it warm enough. scratch
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:41 pm

Our green one also has a single layer on the roof side bits, of course all in white.
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:45 pm

Oh good ....... if you know what I mean, my dads looks all original including the lino and seating that's just been covered so has been protected ..... I did wonder about the roof due to the single layer part of the roof ( sides ) but it looks 'correct' and fits perfectly. Now I know it must be original too ..... just like your lovely green un Cazz How old is our Dandy? 115684958
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 8:49 pm

I know exactly what you mean, it's reassuring to know others are the same. How old is our Dandy? 2667980805

How is his project coming on? There's been no pics recently. We need 3D ones next time. lol!
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Post by vnuala on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:00 pm

yep my sides are single layer pvc all white with the roof being insulated Very Happy got my cif so cant wait to give them a good cleaning as they are really grubby and stained more so on the removeable side Rolling Eyes i was wondering why they had all white roofs/sides and then coloured ones Smile
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:02 pm

It's been stood still due to the wet weather Cazz, but ........ he is halfway through building his greenhouse and should be finished over the next couple of days then it will be back to his Dandy How old is our Dandy? 184121345
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:03 pm

vnuala wrote:yep my sides are single layer pvc all white with the roof being insulated Very Happy got my cif so cant wait to give them a good cleaning as they are really grubby and stained more so on the removeable side Rolling Eyes i was wondering why they had all white roofs/sides and then coloured ones Smile

Before you know it you'll be answering questions about Dandy's cheers

I think it was just for cosmetic reasons. Smile
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:05 pm

Helen wrote:It's been stood still due to the wet weather Cazz, but ........ he is halfway through building his greenhouse and should be finished over the next couple of days then it will be back to his Dandy How old is our Dandy? 184121345

Hes yellow house. Rolling Eyes lol!
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:07 pm

His orange house How old is our Dandy? 1710857839
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:13 pm

Helen wrote:His orange house How old is our Dandy? 1710857839

Mustard house? A Phoenix house? lol!

We've got a green house too. Wink
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Post by Tow Itch on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:15 pm

vnuala wrote:yep my sides are single layer pvc all white with the roof being insulated Very Happy got my cif so cant wait to give them a good cleaning as they are really grubby and stained more so on the removeable side Rolling Eyes i was wondering why they had all white roofs/sides and then coloured ones Smile

Getting worried. I'll have to check the roof on the Green Un again.
Not like me to talk absolute round is it? NB round is the word that appears when you try to say "Ball Hooks"

Didn't Orange / Yellow Dandys colour just depend on that weeks supply of PVC?
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:20 pm

Probably Kevin, ours has no water inlet pipe thingy and yet Laura's dandy had one and was older and uninsulated, so I guess they just forgot to put one on mine or the new stock of them was late in

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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:22 pm

lol! How old is our Dandy? 1710857839 Mr Itch, only you would find that out. Rolling Eyes

I switch between calling it yellow or orange, it's what ever I think it looks at the time of looking. lol!
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Post by Cazz on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:25 pm

Helen wrote:Probably Kevin, ours has no water inlet pipe thingy and yet Laura's dandy had one and was older and uninsulated, so I guess they just forgot to put one on mine or the new stock of them was late in

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Ours is uninsulated, with a water inlet pipe thingy too. Rolling Eyes lol!
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Post by Helen on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:28 pm

I know Cazz lol! ....... never mind I've managed this long without one Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


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