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Sadly I have gone to the Dark Side (24 May 2017)

After years of running this site, I have now gone to The Dark Side. This web site will continue, but I really need someone new to take over.

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2 years 4 weeks ago #986 by TaraMc
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Thought I would be polite and introduce myself before I dive in as I suspect I'm going to have a lot of questions. I've happily camped all my life, I have fond childhood memories of family holidays in a folding camper, but for most of my adult life I've had a tent and for the last few years I've been a fan of the pop up tents, but a month of constant camping this summer in Wales, France and Spain left me feeling the desire for a proper mattress and none of that soggy damp feeling you get when you wake up after a nights heavy rain and somehow you've slept against the tent in such a way that the inner and outer tent smooshed up and started wicking.

After hours of looking and research I've pretty much set my heart on a dandy, but I have a set budget and so will probably only manage something 80's or older. So I thought I would join, do lots of reading, learn from other people's experience and try and understand how to fix up/maintain an older model before I buy something.

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2 years 4 weeks ago #989 by NeilT
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Welcome to the Dandy forum, our background was similar, and we are now on our third Dandy.
Fire away any questions as you get them and am sure they will get answered

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2 years 4 weeks ago #992 by TaraMc
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Thanks Neil, my current quandary is that of the ones I've already gone to look at the owners say that you have to roll the roof back entirely when packing away removing it from the frame essentially; whilst the two videos I've seen on you tube show the roof being released from the right side bungees and then essentially folded away in situ with the roof still draped across the frame. Are there different set up procedures for different age models?

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2 years 4 weeks ago #994 by NeilT
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in essence no matter what the type its the same, this is the "official" way


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2 years 4 weeks ago #995 by TaraMc
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Brilliant thanks, that is one of the videos I have been looking at.

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2 years 4 weeks ago #997 by jgcr
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I agree with NeilT, the video shows the approved way that Riva use.
I have owned various models from a Delta through to a Destiny with "en-suite" as I class it and single handed managed all.
The only advice I offer when windy is to turn the fixed end of the roof into the wind , this helps no end.
I also use a length of guy from one of the inner buttons on the free end bed base, through the 2 bungee loops and back to the other inner button, allowing some slack for assembly, this keeps the free end of the roof under control and stops the inner surface of the roof coming into contact with the ground.
Use a roof pole to push up the far wall on the Destiny and pull up the door wall helps stop the roof falling in on assembly and dissassembly.

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