Sorry I was about to post this at around 10.30 then fell asleep. Quite a few other people now posted. Not much value in this now. campwoman wrote:Hi y'all. I've just inherited my first dandy trailer (a 60s green beauty) and am setting off next week for a two-week holiday in it. Thing is, I've never put it up myself, and though I just watched a very helpful film on youtube it didn't show me how to put the awning up - can anyone point me at a video I could watch that's about doing just that?
Great to have a forum for Dandys and their owners!
We can't point a video out to you as there isn't one, we did recently develop a thread on doing a video on the much later and larger Destiny but it just descended into a mickey taking session about the marital stress of putting up an awning.
Good news the early Dandy awnings are slightly smaller but much easier to put up.
Is yours an early awning or the early awning MK2? Have you ever seen it up? The earliest awnings had vertical left and right sides the MK2 had sloped sides. My instructions are as per the MK2 which I have put up I can't believe that the straight sided model is that different?
Arrange out the poles the 5 straight sided poles are from the Dandy to the end. 3 shorter are the outside mounted poles the 2 longer ones with the U piece on the end being the interior ones. Work out which interior pole clip the U's slide into from the outer flap position.Assemble the two legs and the centre piece together and set up the frame. Throw the awning over centralise and tie the flap inside of the Dandy roof and rollout the awning..
The press studs on my awning fit where they touch the studs on the Dandy. They are somewhat poorly if not misaligned but it all goes together.
Then press stub on the front flap for the door and you are set up