How to put up a Dandy?

A well erected Dandy Folding Camper

by admin on May 27, 2009

Am getting a few emails requesting the instructions for putting up your dandy’s – Thought it would be useful for some to post a download link here:

How to put up a Dandy - Factory erection instructions

Hope this is useful for some!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

John Currie July 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I would like instructions for erecting a dandy 6 berth, year 1981

admin July 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Hi john,

The only instructions I have are the ones posted here – should give you a pretty good idea of how the 6-berth goes together

Joyce July 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Can anyone tell me if I can purchase a lightweight awning to fit my Dandy Dart (2006 model). Have PVC one but find it too heavy. Have heard the Outdoor Revolution Movelite xl fits Dandy Delta but what about fitting the Dart? Also how do they attach? Any information appreciated.

Rick July 26, 2009 at 11:18 am

I agree with John, I recently purchased an old dandy 6 and the general instructions sound easy, but it doesnt happen like that, the hoops are knackered and loose, it seems a real struggle.
It would be great if a current Dandy 6 owner could take pictures of their technique and post a set. I still cant get the roof up properly and generally end up taking it off completely and dragging it over when the walls have been erected.
I am sure there is a quicker way, but I am blowed if I can work it out 🙁

admin July 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Hi Rick, Unfortunately I dont have a dandy 6 and had assumed that the errection would be similar to the 4/5 berth models- certianly the trick with these is to make sure the strings from the hoops to the bed base are in place, and the correct length before opening the beds. Without these it would be a struggle as you describe. I also think it helps if the underside of the roof is “shiny” and slides over the hoops as they go up – Mr Sheen polish is excellent for this! Hopefully a 6 berth owner will be along shortly to enlighten you further…

L.Lennard September 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Ihave a instruction sheet for dandy 4 and regency how do I Email it toyoufor others to see

admin September 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Hi, will get it to us.

Many thanks

John Currie June 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

If any owner of a six berth dandy could supply me with the length of the cords which helps to lift the roof. I would be very grateful.

tony October 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm

hi i have a dandy 6 and will take pics next time we put it up takes about 15 mins

tony October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

john the cords just have to mis the walls when i did mine i did it when it was up and left a fist gap between the wall and the pole and that works fine hope that helps

maurizio nazari February 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I live in Italy and I am interested in buying a trailer tent , new or used, but want to see the choice available before deciding.
I am writing to ask where it is possible to see trailer tents,
1. At which exhibitions in Europe are there trailer tents on show?
2. Which dealers in Europe actually have trailer tents (and not just the catalogue)?
3. I will be visiting the Foire Internationale in Nantes, France in mid April. Will there be trailer tents on display there?

Thank you for any information you can give me on how and where to see trailer tents!
Maurizio Nazari

Jaybee April 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I have a Litchfield dANDY 4/6 Awnibg brand new but no poles. Willpay good money for poles.

john brown March 22, 2013 at 9:10 am


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