The 11th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2019)

Following the huge success of the 10th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2019.

Don't book with the organisers, just contact me to get your pitch saved.

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by paul~3
Sun, 29 Jan 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 4th National Gathering @ Purbeck Rally - BACK ON!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 29853

Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Hi Mathew. Wings n Wheels is always worth the journey from nottingham. put me down for a 2012 dose will you :thumbup:
by paul~3
Sat, 21 Aug 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of insurance?
Replies: 5
Views: 4016

Re: What type of insurance?

But if you take your little palace to a show event i dont think you'll be covered for £5 millions worth of public indemnity insurance, so... Turn up at the 'record' attempt and you can buy it for £3.50 for the year! Yes, the year! Bonus is, you'll meet new friends with Portafolds and many other type...
by paul~3
Wed, 16 Jun 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Booking in to campsites!
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Re: Booking in to campsites!

Well try and sound completely honest and tell em. "Just bought it mate, some sort of folding camper i think...." Should save you a couple of pounds, and we deserve to save this money - yea !! :think:
by paul~3
Sat, 21 Nov 2009, 9:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tatton Park, Cheshire - 5th & 6th June 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 9522

Hello fellow portafold owners, sounds like this show should not be missed. I hear the autojumble is a bargain hunters dream :D

"put my name down please mathew"

by paul~3
Sat, 06 Jun 2009, 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ping paul~3: Sussex Twosome or Mini Motel?
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Motel or Twosome ???

Hi Keef. 'Fraid there's no way for sure without a "plate" to identify our 'van's. The guy I bought mine from assured me that it was a Mini-Motel and yours looks just like mine, apart from the rear light clusters. The original lights are three separate little 'round' bullet type, as fitted to most ol...
by paul~3
Sun, 25 May 2008, 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling Paul Smith...
Replies: 12
Views: 11509


Nice to see we're {as a group } back online. And i'm pleased to see my photos here, being used to compare the size of these 'van's. Now check out the improvement page.... :roll:
by paul~3
Sat, 26 May 2007, 6:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: What sort of improvements benefit a Portafold
Replies: 7
Views: 15170

A drip proof ceiling might help

Hi all :idea: Heres a benefit that helps. Take one upturned portafold roof and give it a good scrubbing. Let it dry~ Then get a pint of P V A glue and spread it all over the roof. But ~ only in the large middle square, let it dry. Next after choosing and trimming your "befitting" ceiling cloth SOAK ...
by paul~3
Wed, 14 Mar 2007, 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original awnings
Replies: 5
Views: 7251


Hi Knotty. At some shows ive often seen Gazebos being used as an awning the type sold by ARGOS page 22. Some even add them onto the end of an old awning to make a very long tube of living space, bit off putting to Jo public though who want to look in your van... :oops:
by paul~3
Wed, 28 Feb 2007, 5:50 pm
Forum: Parts & Accessories Found
Topic: Locks & stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 7613

Hi Angie When i lock mine to the towcar i use a standard brass 1" d-lock around the handle catch. This prevents one from lifting the handle to release the ball. :idea: If i'm on a field i put a dummy ball in the socket - one that tightens into the hole and locks up. Bit expensive but you can use it ...
by paul~3
Sun, 28 Jan 2007, 5:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Soon time for a service
Replies: 2
Views: 4428

Scotland in Feb.........Brrrrr (blinkin half term)

Cheers Gordon that link is sound. Reason for cooler climes is avoidance of midges. Intention is to tour in "porty" with mountain bikes, son is looking for Balnain cycling paths and recons to scare me ! :shock: