Written on: 25/03/2013
Now in my third year of owning the dandy six and my admiration is still growing,so much so that with some fellow owners we started a forum just for dandy owners Dandycampers is the name. I never got round to having the insulation done but did a DIY job explanation of how on the Dandycampers forum. If you have ever arrived home with wet tent or folding camper and had to dry them you will appreciate the pack away and leave benefit of the dandy camper. There are plenty of good ones about we run... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012 by Dandy_Forum (1 review written)
The Dandy Trailer tent is fantastic, a range of models, and ages, so you can find one that you can afford. With the cult following and help from the Dandy Forum dandyforum.co.uk you get not just a trailer tent but the Dandy experience. No worries about packing away wet, with the Dandy its made from a pvc materiel, and will not rot, unlike canvas Get along to one of the Dandy Forum meets and chat to other owners, who will show you there Dandy, and how smart they are A Dandy is for all year... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010
On our second dandy now started with a 1988 delta, fully insulated walls and roof was out in all weathers in that one, had outside temperatures of -8 but snug and warm all night with a 650w convector heater.Just changed earlier this year to an older 6 berth, this one has no insulation in the walls so its going back to the factory to be done.
All weather, All season, put away wet with no rot camper, there is nothing better.
mike (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2010
we love our dandy designer (5 berth) it is 13 years old and the pvc is like new,It is easy to store, light to tow and can be put up in 10 mins also can be put away wet,very cheap to maintain, also one bed can be left up through the day and curtained off without messing about with cushions, when the headlining is clipped into place it feels like a bedouin tent, we have a movelite xl awning and when that is joined up to it it is very spacious highly recomended (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2010
Bought my first (1991) Dandy Designer folding camper/trailer tent last year. When camping late September, almost all other campers spoke of chilly or sleepless nights due to the dipping night temperatures - but we were toasty warm!! The insulated walls/roof have far better thermal values than canvas and hold in heat from the gas heater (even on low) beautifully. Even before we put heater on late at night, we noticed the surprising warmth inside Dandy compared to outside. After 19 years of... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010
My Parents have had 2 Dandy's over the past 30 years and i was brought up on caravan holidays in the Dandy, so it was only natural that when my Kids came along, we bought a Dandy. Best Folding Caravan bar none. There is no canvas on these units and both the unit walls and roof are made from a very durable PVC. (my unit is 16 years old and not one rip) this means that you can put the unit down in the rain and not have to worry about "canvas rot". The two most important points when buying... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
We have only recently bought our Dandy Dart, 4 birth trailer/folding camper, I have put it up once and found it really easy, needed a good clean and some of the rivets had come away, but took no time replace them also a couple of the welds will need fixing, not yet done, but she is the same age as my daughter 15 and she has her faults.
although we have not yet been away in her, I am generally very Impressed, i will update info after our first Holiday!
Just sbout to join the DANDY OWNERS... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
i bought a dandy 4 berth trailer tent last year. It was first purchased in 1972, is this the oldest one still on the road? The previous owner has replaced the roof on both the tent and the awning. It is difficult to put up. However the matteress have stood the test of time and are very comfortable (I've had back problems for years and I am find very few beds comfortable to sleep in). The tent area is large enough to move around with ease and so is the awning. We are still using the... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
i sold a brand new bailey senator twin axle i had for nine months and replaced it with a 1990 dandy destiny 6 berth and im more than happy with the dandy.these are for campers not for people who owe the bank everything they own.one of the hinges on the caravan broke,it took 7 weeks and hundreds of phone calls.i lost 1 of the lock down clips on the dandy,1 phone call to dandy and the clip arrived 3 days later.the service from dandy is 110%.we have as much room,cosyness warmth,easy to... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
bought our dandy this year and love it . we have the blue and white dart , looks good ,and the best part is putting it away when it's wet .
we have a new awning with ours which look's better than the old ones, would recomend the dandy to anyone ,also put wood flooring down it gives the floor more support and it is easier to keep clean .
all we need now is to buy another skirt and we are all done .we love our dandy and would never have any other trailer tent now .buy one you will be amazed ,... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009
The Dandy Trailer Tent is a great Camper, we have an older dandy but still in good condition.
The revew was excellent, and showed what Dandies are like.
We had our Dandy up and ready in 12mins Before the rain came and then no worries, weather no prob. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009
Bought the Dandy Trailer Tent last year and its great. Away most weekends no matter what the weather. Have had caravans, tents, motor homes and trailer tents but find this the best all-rounder. Easy to erect but find awning heavy and a chore but once erected its got lots of space and comfort. Fully waterproof, windproof, warm in winter, cool in summer. Can be erected from arriving on site to starting bbq in 30 mins maximum. Certainly recommend, maybe pricey but built to last. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by zippybits (2 reviews written)
I have a Dandy Delta, blue and white Trailer Tent. Go for one with an awning as they are hard to obtain later on. Have been in heavy storms and high winds, the feeling you get looking out at people trying to peg down there tents while you have your kettle on makes the whole dandy experience. I brought mine on ebay I replaced both tyres and one rivet to the inner tent and thats it. Often go away in winter also with my kids they love it. It's cheap warm and comfy what else can you really ask... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2009 by oaky
Once you have put the Dandy Trailer Tent camper up a couple of times it is really easy to do just remember the strings which are attached as these are a good help. I have folded camper up single handed in half an hour and i am woman in fiftys and not in best of health but it is really easy. Warm inside double glazed windows and secure double glazed door, what can i say but buy one you wont be disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2009
We got an old dandy last year, it is lovely and warm. it does not rot or smell musty due to poor weather. ours is only a 4 berth but the 6 berth ones are much bigger. looking to upgrade to a bigger one soon when we find one for reasonable price. they hold the value because they are quality better than canvas trailer tents. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009 by ZETLAND (1 review written)
I found the Dandy Trailer Tent is easy to erect, even in the rain!
Snug and warm with no draughts
Easily cleaned Could do with slot-on shelf to kitchen sink for room to put things on, as not much room to place things when cooking inside when weather bad,
Awning very heavy and not easily put on. Bought July 2008 and very satisfied with it. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009 by fred sonic (2 reviews written)
Dandy Trailer Tents are extremely strong, 100% waterproof, easy to tow with a small car, excellent support from the manufacturer. Biggest + is the fabric. Made from two layers of PVC with foam insulation so you can pack it away wet, unlike canvas. We have had a 1995 Designer camper since 2005. Been all over Europe & the UK in it. It has stood up to horrendous weather, & provided cheap family holidays all that time. Don't dismiss an old one, as they do genuinely last 30+ years in... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2009 by stevegill (1 review written)
The Dandy Trailer Tent is well made, very light to tow( if fact, you forget at times that the van's hooked on the car!), sufficiently comfortable (well you are camping are'nt you?), the underfloor heating is useful, the four hardboard walls make it feel that you are in a proper caravan, no storage charges (easy to park in the front garden), very cheap to maintain. Our tip is that you require a number of different sized bungee cords to give the poles that bit more stability. Once the poles... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2009 by d leach
We have had our dandy trailer tent for about 10 years use it all the time . It must be about 30 years old and still going strong .
Only one problem carn't find an awning in brown for it. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009 by d leach
We have had our dandy trailer tent for about 10 years ,use it all the time it must be about 30 years old now, still going strong only problem carn't find an awning in brown (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2008
Although she is a 70s model and showing her age (the chassis needs a small repair) once repaired I am sure she will last for years. The beds were converted to bunks (better for four guys) and were susprisingly comfortable. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008
I have never been in a trailer tent, but the dandy delta, to me is like a mini caravan without the trouble of towing one. It is easy and quick to erect and warm, cosy and snug inside. I cant praise my dandy enough, even though it is 20 years old. Can't wait for the spring so as to use it again. (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by zoe19752000 (1 review written)
We love our Dandy sold our sunncamp trailer tent to buy it,even though its a 80's model and a bit dated wouldn't part with for love nor money. waterproof, warm, spacious, easier to tow than a caravan, the pvc lasts forever, much more stable than a tent, caravan. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2008 by tunstallwood (1 review written)
Recently bought our Dandy trailer tent and it was a dream to tow on the 160 mile journey home through Welsh mountain roads and floods!
Even without instructions we managed to put it up the first time in less than an hour, so far less than it took us to put up our tent!
Would recommend a Dandy to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008 by lindyloon
I wouldn't change to any other make than the dandy/riva. they are the best folding campers ever! Fully waterproof pvc keeps you warm and snug in the winter and cool in the summer. very stable in high winds unlike a canvas camper. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2008 by spudzzz
Used a 5 birth Dandy trailer tent for the last 3 years, bought on EBay, old I think 1980 - absolutely superb - cover leaks a bit, so had it standing through the winter in the garden - still dry as a bone inside - easy to put up. Not a lot else to say - they hold their value - light weight, easy to tow - lots of storage. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2008
Buy an older one and you will not go wrong. The old ones were much better quality, easier to erect, the kitchen was lighter to lift due to being made of plywood. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008 by mikejneary (1 review written)
Can be put away wet and will not rot. Light enough to move around. PVC so never leaks. Can be put up in 15mins once you get the hang of it. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008
We have a 6 berth Dandy. The Dandy has a heavy duty plastic insulated covering, believe me they don't leak! We have a large awning that has fitted flooring, which gives extra warmth and living space. They are quick and easy to put up, once you know what your doing and with solid windows and doors you feel very secure. I can't think of anything negative, I guarantee that you will have years of happy camping!! (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2007 by Tonys wife (1 review written)
Light to tow - hold their value (about £250.00 for a 1980's model) still going strong. (read more)
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