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Post by johninbyron on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 11:05 am

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Hello everybody,
having owned my dandy for nearly a week.
Can anybody tell me how to tell its age?
It's an orange/white five berth,including the short seat/bed,with inboard wheels.
It does need some work as the chassis needs a spot or two of welding.It has a "chassis" plate near the towing hitch,which I think is in German (not speaking German that's a guess),is that normal?
The white roof is very padded ,is that winterized ?
It has a sort of geometric patterned orange carpet,does anybody need this for repairing there own to keep it original, as I'll replace this with linoleum, ,
when I get my self together I'll post some photo's.
Also there is no bed/mattress on the none seating side,would this have been Two peace's as on the seat side?
and would it have the same fabric covering it?.
So many questions ,if you could help me with any of them I will appreciate it.
cheers John
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Post by jake001 on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 11:49 am

The german is the spec. of the ALKO tow hitch itself, to the left in the picture below is the "chassis" number, the 90R at the end indicating in my case 1990 build year.

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As you can see, the number is not very clear Shocked and it would appear to be difficult to find (or not there affraid ) on some models but best of luck Smile All have insulated roofs it's the sides that are different.
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Post by Helen on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 6:45 pm

Hi John and welcome to the forum. Orange Dandy's were mainly made in the 70's. Very Happy

As for the bed foam, it would be one piece on the sleeping bit and yes it is upholstered to match the seating.

All Dandy's have insulated (padded) roofs, they are considered winterised if the pvc walls have the same padding, the term 'fully winterised' generally means that they have the full insulation package and the addition of either an under floor heater or propex heater

Questions are always welcome so if you have any just ask.

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johninbyron
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Post by johninbyron on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 8:03 pm

thank you all for your help .
Under floor heater,
living near Inverness ,as I do, would mean I could camp from June all the way through to July. Smile
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Post by Helen on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 8:07 pm

The underfloor heaters are great and occasionally come up for sale ..... but not often Neutral

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Post by Caz1960 on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9:47 pm

how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 1710857839 how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 1710857839 well done a great find Phoenix got more friends Answer to one of your questions yes the bed mattress is the same size and material as the seating side .. as the seating side is a bed as well but you can but new foam cut to size and re-cover flower
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Post by Cazz on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9:58 pm

Hi John, hello and how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 1217042266 I like your camping calendar, it's very long. lol!

Our 60's 5 mattress is different to the seats upholstering, there are some pics in the 'My Dandy' section. Mr Itch's 70's one also has a different colour mattress. Our 80's one has all matching covers, although I think I prefer it to look different because it looks more like a mattress. Rolling Eyes

Looking forward to the pics of your Dandy and the carpet. how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 1066248140
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Post by johninbyron on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 10:15 pm

Has anybody got any of this material?
Have discovered a bad burn in it.
I think I'll try to patch it ,just thought I'd ask in case anybody has recovered and has some of this.

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Post by vickoir on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 9:36 pm

i know vessy44 had a heater from a dandy try pm'ing him he may still have it for sale
good luck
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Post by johninbyron on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 12:02 am

As promised photo of original carpet.


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It's growing on me,so I'll leave it in place till I decide how deep a renovation/update is the best option.

Although I say original ,That is an assumption.
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Post by paddys on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 2:32 pm

hi,i have a green dandy ,year about mid 70s.it has the same carpet,very hard wearing,plus it grows on you .paddys Smile
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Post by Phoenix on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 5:46 pm

johninbyron wrote:As promised photo of original carpet.


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It's growing on me,so I'll leave it in place till I decide how deep a renovation/update is the best option.

Although I say original ,That is an assumption.

That looks like an old flotex design to us. Phoenix's original flooring was an orange patterned vinyl alas we didn't take a picture of it but have seen it in some ones photos on here but can't remember who's.
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Post by Tow Itch on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 7:28 pm



Flotex carpet was listed as standard fitment in the 1981 brochure. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Thought I was going to post a picture of the orange lino but my memory was playing tricks on me the orange lino must be Cazz's my lino is brown hexagons.

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Post by Cazz on Mon 24 Sep 2012, 9:10 pm

I vote for keeping the floor. Very Happy But if you get rid, you know which way to throw it. What a Face lol!

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Post by Helen on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 7:14 am

My dads dandy has the orange patterned vynil (very retro but different to Cazz's) and it's in really good condition as it's been covered with a carpet ...... I love it and it will be staying.
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Post by Phoenix on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8:17 pm

Phoenix's was the same as yours Cazz, but it was beyond saving especially when Toby the Doby went through it and the floor!!!! affraid
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Post by Cazz on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8:48 pm

Phoenix wrote:Phoenix's was the same as yours Cazz, but it was beyond saving especially when Toby the Doby went through it and the floor!!!! affraid

Poor Toby the Doby, how embarrassing for him. affraid

What floor does Phoenix have now?
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Post by Phoenix on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8:59 pm

1/2" Marine ply covered in underlay and carpet.

COSY bounce bounce

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Post by Cazz on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 9:34 pm

Very cosy and smart, i'm pleased we've got lino for our messy family. how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 3498837457
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Post by Phoenix on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 9:38 pm

Cazz wrote:Very cosy and smart, i'm pleased we've got lino for our messy family. how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 3498837457

You should train W & B better. lol!

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Post by Cazz on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 9:45 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Cazz wrote:Very cosy and smart, i'm pleased we've got lino for our messy family. how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 3498837457

You should train W & B better. lol!

Or is it you!!! how to tell the age of a dandy,and bed question, 3462454224

Defo the kids. ;-) He is very messy, knocking over the bowls and being sick etc. No

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