Early 1970′s – Orange PVC walls superseded the green
Late 1970′s – Brown PVC walls introduced
1980's saw several colour combinations of Brown/white and Brown/Mushroom also all Mushroom
1990′s – Blue and white PVC walls
The last Dandy's to be made were dark blue and white and were introduced when Dandy became Riva
Prior to the light blue and white models – which were named – the dandy was known purely by its sleeping capacity. With many similarities between the units the easiest way to identify which model was which was by the width of the trailer:
Dandy 4 Berth – 4 feet wide (122cm)
Dandy 4/5 Berth – 4 feet 10 inches wide (147cm)
Dandy 5 Berth – 5 feet 10 inches wide (178cm)
Dandy 6 Berth – 6 feet 3 inches wide (190cm)Door is on the side of the trailer rather than the rear, it is also known as low sided Destiny as a few light blue ones were made before the introduction of the High sided Destiny.
Following the introduction of the light blue and white models, identification became a whole lot easier as the units were given names
Dandy Dart -160cm (including wheelarches)
Dandy Delta – 183cm (including wheelarches)
Dandy Designer – 178cm (183 including wheelarches)
Dandy Discovery – 178cm (Same as Designer but with bench instead of table/chairs)
Dandy Destiny – 198cm trailer width 205cm including wheel arches (door is on the side of the trailer)
Dandy Dimension – 198cm trailer width 205cm including wheel arches (door is on the side of the trailer)
Destiny's and the Dimension have the luxury of a 3 way fridge.
In 1994 Double glazing was introduced to all models and a 4 ring burner was used in the larger Destiny the Dimension has a two ring burner.
There are some later Destiny models that include a toilet and washbasin
1999 saw all White Dandy's that are quite rare.
There is a serial number on the top of the A frame but it can be difficult to see on older Dandy's, the last two digits are the year of manufacture of the unit.
As each Dandy was individually hand crafted you will find that the measurements are approximate and can vary to a degree as can the specifications due to the fact that when each Dandy was first built you could choose from recessed wheel arches or outboard ones on the smaller models, you could also ask for extra windows, insulated walls and the addition of a heater.
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