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Post by tribalkev on Tue 14 May 2013, 5:39 pm

Just about to purchase my first dandy 6 of a friend, very much looking forward to customising it and some merry experiences away in it.

Should pair up great with my 1995 Land rover discovery, best of british Laughing
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Post by mike on Tue 14 May 2013, 6:07 pm

look forward to pictures of the outfit
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Post by Helen on Tue 14 May 2013, 6:12 pm

Congratulations on becoming a Dandy owner and Welcome to the Dandy Campers
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 14 May 2013, 6:53 pm

Best of luck.

The 6 might well be a bit nose up on the Land Rover. My car is old enough not to need a type approved tow bar. Do landrovers also escape from this as they are lumped in with commercials?

If so a drop plate may help.

It might be a bit extreme but Wingnut is the midst of a project on a Dandy being introduced to a Sankey Trailer.

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Any details about or photos of the 6?
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Post by Phoenix on Tue 14 May 2013, 7:51 pm

Hello and Helloooo to the forum 936075699 tribalkev

Have fun customising your 6. bounce

May you have much merriment with it. Smile
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Post by tribalkev on Tue 14 May 2013, 8:18 pm

Tow Itch wrote: Best of luck.

The 6 might well be a bit nose up on the Land Rover. My car is old enough not to need a type approved tow bar. Do landrovers also escape from this as they are lumped in with commercials?

If so a drop plate may help.

It might be a bit extreme but Wingnut is the midst of a project on a Dandy being introduced to a Sankey Trailer.

Do have a look. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Any details about or photos of the 6?

Pics to follow as soon as I formally take ownership, hopefully this weekend. It's a brown 6 so I'm guessing it's an 80's one. Had a quick inspection of it on sat and interior has already been re-opolstered with modern fabrics, carpet and lino under table. No wardrobe and missing one kitchen unit which I hope to fabricate to accommodate a 12v fridge. Externally it looks a bit tatty at the mo, cover has seen better days so I will prob usean altered tarp for this year while iI spend money on more important bits. One corner has a small split and its missing a drop leg, so first jobs are going to be use some aluminium angle on all 4 corners and get some box section mild steel for the drop leg.

As for towing the disco is fitted with a multi level tow ball, drop plate has 5 positions.

Hopefully be fully operational by mid June and a few trial camps before I do some music festivals in it in the summer.

Be good to meet some of you guys to exchange ideas at some point in the future too.
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Post by navver on Tue 14 May 2013, 8:48 pm

Hi Kev, how do you intend to fit a fridge into the kitchen unit. The fold height is only a foot. I'm assuming it's not a high side.
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Post by tribalkev on Tue 14 May 2013, 8:58 pm

Was contemplating using 2 sections, only pie in the sky at the moment, the fridge won't be a permanent mount, removable for transport/folding down.

Has the base locker but needs tidying so was going to look at maybe shortening it and making a mid locker the same width, hopefully leaving enough space for my 12v fridge
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 14 May 2013, 9:19 pm

tribalkev wrote:Was contemplating using 2 sections, only pie in the sky at the moment, the fridge won't be a permanent mount, removable for transport/folding down.

Has the base locker but needs tidying so was going to look at maybe shortening it and making a mid locker the same width, hopefully leaving enough space for my 12v fridge

Not done a good festival in a good few years. Have they gone all posh and got EHUs available? If not three way is the way to go for the fridge. Bulky but you do have a Land Rover to stuff it into?
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Post by tribalkev on Tue 14 May 2013, 9:55 pm

No ehu but I am used to off the beaten track camping, getting the dandy is a luxurious move for me :-D
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 14 May 2013, 10:57 pm

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Post by Helen on Tue 14 May 2013, 11:03 pm

I recommend a 3 way fridge, nothing quite like ice cold beer or in my case, wine, cider and beer lol! when your sat in an open field on a scorching day ...... memories, quite a while since we had the scorching day but we can always guarantee a cold beer even without EHU Very Happy
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Post by peridot on Tue 14 May 2013, 11:21 pm


Hi tribalkev and welcome.

Good luck with the work you have planned - keep us updated on progress.

What festivals are you doing? We do Green Man every yeay but looking to add another smalish one onto the calandar in future.

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Post by tribalkev on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:19 pm

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What festivals are you doing? We do Green Man every yeay but looking to add another smalish one onto the calandar in future.


I quite fancy the green man myself, we do a lovely little family orientated one in shropshire in aug, reasonably cheap and you get 5 days camping before thrown in. Its quite a small one thats been going for 13 years now and theres a big group of us who go including another dandy owner Very Happy

This was last year

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You can just about see my friends dandy through there free standing awning
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Post by peridot on Wed 15 May 2013, 10:14 pm


I guess that's Farmer Phil's ?

I've heard good things about it from others - must give it a try sometime.

Judging by the sun-scorched ground, I can tell that photograph wasn't taken last year Laughing

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Post by tribalkev on Wed 15 May 2013, 10:43 pm

peridot wrote:
I guess that's Farmer Phil's ?

I've heard good things about it from others - must give it a try sometime.

Judging by the sun-scorched ground, I can tell that photograph wasn't taken last year Laughing


You guessed right, its an amazing festival people dont like to broadcast it as its a small and intends to stay small festival Very Happy
The sun scorched grass was indeed last year, we had amazing weather till the sunday combined with meteor storms to view at night and they allow camp fires, so far its the best festival ive ever been too, plus the guy selling ice cream is amazing hehe. (best festival for cost/feeling/line-up/variety/price of stuff there)

Hope to see you there some time, amazing line up this year too
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Post by peridot on Wed 15 May 2013, 10:50 pm


Wow, you were lucky with the weather then. Last year's Green Man in mid-August was a mud bath.

Still the best four days of my year though (well five actually as it took until late Monday by the time we were towed out of the mire) Laughing

Enjoy yourself this year - festivals are even more fun in a Dandy Cool

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looking forward to pictures of your adventures and plan to remodel the dandy
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Post by tribalkev on Sun 26 May 2013, 9:55 pm

Well the dandy i was going to buy hasn't materialized, the price changed by £150 so i have taken a chance on this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hopefully pick up tues will keep you campers posted Very Happy
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Post by Phoenix on Sun 26 May 2013, 10:08 pm

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Have fun putting your own stamp on it.

Don't forget we like pics. Very Happy
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Post by tribalkev on Sun 26 May 2013, 10:15 pm

Phoenix wrote: Helloooo to the forum 1428739134

Have fun putting your own stamp on it.

Don't forget we like pics. Very Happy

I like pics too Very Happy first gotta see what condition its in bought it blind but at that price im safe that i can resell and get my money back, but thats unlikely Smile

Will keep you all posted
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Post by Tow Itch on Sun 26 May 2013, 10:17 pm

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Post by tribalkev on Sun 26 May 2013, 10:25 pm

Many thanks Tow Very Happy i will check the diary thats right up my street.
Not been in the forum for a few days been a bad week or so but looking better, the clutch on my discovery decided to disintegrate the other day also.
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Post by mike on Mon 27 May 2013, 6:15 am

tribalkev wrote:Well the dandy i was going to buy hasn't materialized, the price changed by £150 so i have taken a chance on this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hopefully pick up tues will keep you campers posted Very Happy


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Post by Eilis on Mon 27 May 2013, 6:39 am

Ooh nice price and lovely looking dandy xxx

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