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Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 2:08 pm

we are off to pick up our new Winter Cover from a fellow Dandy Designer owner who by luck lives 7miles away.I have been struggling to find a suitable company to make me a custom cover for a sensible price,then i found by chance a guy who is selling his Dandy and accessories.Unfortunatly it is through ill health that he is having to sell his beloved Dandy,but in true camper spirit,he hopes one day to be back with possibly a Destiny/Dimension.I will let him know about the forum he may wish to say hi Smile
Helen
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Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 4:29 pm

Pleased you finaly found one Nick, I hope the guy manages to get back into a Dandy soon.
mike
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Post by mike on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 4:32 pm

Dont know about you but if i buy something in a sad situation i always feel a little sad,i cheer myself up by telling myself its going to be appreciated
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Post by vickoir on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 4:55 pm

well we back obviously lol and are the proud owners of a made to measure specialised winter cover the bloke only wanted 30 quid for it we had no change so nick paid him 40
he also has a light blue designer which he'll be selling too shortly so hopefully it will go to a good home, and when his health gets better he's hoping to upgrade to a
dimension he said the thought of selling his dandy felt like shooting the family dog
Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
but hopefully all will be well and like mike said knowing the things you love but sell on are appreciated and going to good homes is a really nice thought Smile
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 5:03 pm

mike wrote:Dont know about you but if i buy something in a sad situation i always feel a little sad,i cheer myself up by telling myself its going to be appreciated
mike

Well i gave him £40 instead of £30 that cheered me up,i felt that £30 was too cheap especially considering i was quoted £186inc vat for same cover by same manufacturer(specialised covers)its a fab deal,the cover has plenty of adjustable webbing straps that connect under the chassis it also has a storage bag.The best quote i had up to today for a new custom cover was £150 by a local company who make covers and sails for boats.The breathable storage cover is the best thing you can have with the exception of a garage/car port. Smile
Eilis
Eilis
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Post by Eilis on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 5:39 pm

that's so sad that he feels that selling his dandy is like shooting the family dog Sad here's hoping he gets well soon and can get out again in another dandy
Helen
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Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 5:44 pm

I know how he feels, that's why we hang onto ours I think we would feel the same. I sold my first car and put "To Good Home only" on the ad. Crying or Very sad
Eilis
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Post by Eilis on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 5:46 pm

it's amazing how attached you get isn't it, and how quickly it happens, my dandy - proudly named Bob - is very much a part of the family now Smile
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 6:30 pm

Eilis wrote:it's amazing how attached you get isn't it, and how quickly it happens, my dandy - proudly named Bob - is very much a part of the family now Smile

mine is not called anything as nice as bob especially when i am laying underneath it doing some remedial work Laughing i still love it though it keeps me busy
Eilis
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Post by Eilis on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 6:34 pm

well the advantage you have nick is that you have the skill to do the remedial work whereas my skill ends at looking bemused and confused and scratching my head Wink
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 5:42 pm

Have fitted the Cover to our Dandy today and its a nice snug fit,i need to replace 1 clip thats broken on the cover other than that its great.There are 4 straps on the side that go under chassis and clip to other side there is also 2 straps on the front 2 on back that loop around the leg steadies which Dandies dont have,so must just be something they do to all covers regardless.What i need to do is extend these straps and i can just run them under dandy the full length.That said the Dandy is in a sheltered area so dont know really if i need to bother too much.


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Helen
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Post by Helen on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 5:45 pm

Could you just use small bungees to pull two of the looped straps together front and back

mike
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Post by mike on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 5:47 pm

Sounds like a real bargain i got one with the delta but never got round to using it silent
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 5:50 pm

helen wrote:Could you just use small bungees to pull two of the looped straps together front and back

Helen thats a simply yet truly excellent idea,i was even considering putting anchor eye bolts in yard to attach straps to,i never think of simple idea's.We also have 15mtrs of 8MM bungee that is spare so i will make 2 loops tonight and give it a try.Thanks Very Happy
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 5:57 pm

Mike its made from breathable roofing Membrane we have about 60mtrs of it in our shed,its exactly same texture and colour.The only difference is our membrane is only 1500mm wide and specialised must buy it in really wide rolls.I supposed with the right thread a sowing machine and a bit of time it would be possible to make a cover from our membrane there would just be an extra seam which wouldn't be an issue.
mike
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Post by mike on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 6:06 pm

NickB wrote:Mike its made from breathable roofing Membrane we have about 60mtrs of it in our shed,its exactly same texture and colour.The only difference is our membrane is only 1500mm wide and specialised must buy it in really wide rolls.I supposed with the right thread a sowing machine and a bit of time it would be possible to make a cover from our membrane there would just be an extra seam which wouldn't be an issue.

The main reason i didnt use mine was i have no outbuildings to store it in if i removed it wet to go away in the winter,there is a limit to what ime allowed to store in the front room.

mike
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 6:28 pm

mike wrote:
NickB wrote:Mike its made from breathable roofing Membrane we have about 60mtrs of it in our shed,its exactly same texture and colour.The only difference is our membrane is only 1500mm wide and specialised must buy it in really wide rolls.I supposed with the right thread a sowing machine and a bit of time it would be possible to make a cover from our membrane there would just be an extra seam which wouldn't be an issue.

The main reason i didnt use mine was i have no outbuildings to store it in if i removed it wet to go away in the winter,there is a limit to what ime allowed to store in the front room.

mike

good point i will just have to force cover into shed if we go away,however if we are away it could go in house i guess.I was thinking if i have to pack dandy away wet sometime i could leave PVC cover off and just put storage cover on so hopefully it would dry out over a few days/weeks
Nick
Nick
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Post by Nick on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 7:10 pm

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Post by vickoir on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 10:12 pm

well i can honestly comment after the weather we have had the last week or so this cover was worth everypenny can't recommend it highly enough Winter cover 3517506835

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