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Topic-icon Got a New 2008 Dandy Destiny

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2 years 2 months ago #1034 by NeilT
NeilT replied the topic: My Destiny up for sale
First bits of information are now ready, and the Dandy is ready to sell for more info see -->>

www.dandyforum.co.uk/index.php/k2-blog/6...-light-blue-for-sale

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2 years 2 months ago #1037 by NeilT
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well got round to opening up the new Dandy today.
Its a 2008 model, and hardly used.
Jobs that need doing is a new front locker catch, the ones fitted are pretty cheap, but that will be a simple enough job to do.
The Front door does have some issues and looks like water ingress maybe the cause, at this stage not exactly sure what the fix will be, but a baton of some sorts down the door frame, and another across the the top half of the stable door may be the way to go.
The corner steadies all need greasing up, I understand that the Destiny may have not been used for a few years and has been storage.
Looks like I am not going to be able to fit an awning rail which is a pain, as we really like our light weight porch awning, but going to rack my brain for another solution.
Light and sockets are working, not tried the water pump yet.
And sussed out how to fold down the Loo
So far so good.

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2 years 2 months ago #1038 by jgcr
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Good to see there are no major jobs.
re the Awning rail, I would have thought there would not be an issue.
If pushed you could use awning webbing attached as is the case with an original dandy awning using guy to the inner roof saddles and poles with a figure of 8 as used for a drive away motor home stand alone awning.

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2 years 2 months ago #1043 by navver
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You can plug the grey socket into the car and it should work the 12v from the car battery when the engine is not running. On the smaller ones it's not much load just one light and the pump. Yours will have more lights.

I would worry about the grey plug and clips on the battery idea without a fuse. Could all go up in smoke.

The quality on the dark blues is not as good as the light blues. The door has a plastic trim on mine which breaks very easily. It's sealed with silicon sealant which I don't think lasts for more than 5 years. Ian has the trim if you need to replace and can also cut you door panels to suit. He fitted a new lower section to my designer this year.

The kitchen catches are called pegaline catches.

With the awning rail you could have two battens of wood with awning rail attached. Fit the battens with hooks like the standard dandy awning poles and hook them on. Looks like the rail needs to be in two runs to form a vee to clear the door. Ian sells the hooks. get the height right and the roof should snug it all down.

Is it harder to put up than the high side?

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2 years 2 months ago #1044 by NeilT
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navver, good words, and thanks, for us its early days with the new unit, but can see the plus sides, and also the down side re the cheaper parts used. What a a shame is what i say!
Ours is booked in with Ian, at Riva next Tuesday, and will be interesting to see the bill/out come is.
A <running gear> service is normally around £150.00

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2 years 2 months ago #1058 by NeilT
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Got the Destiny back from Ian this afternoon and it seems all is well.

It is a 2008 model, and one of the last ones ever made.
Ian let me have a couple of packs for the pegaline catches, I knew what they where but did not know the names, and they are readily available.
Running gear all checked over, shoes etc no problems.
The corner steadies had been over greased, Ian explained how doing that attracts mud and crud etc. He has cleaned them up and has his own lubricant for the job.
Front locker catch replaced, and a broken door retainer.
He has replaced the plastic door trim and done the lock issue (with luck)
Also replaced the bungee cord on the transit cover (I was going to do that at New Year.

So will know better tomorrow when I am doing a extended weekend camp. Going alone, so hope i do not run into any snags putting it up!

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