The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

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

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by The Gomersalls
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Chassis Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Chassis Removal

We are coming to the stage where our Portafold could do with the body coming off the chassis so the chassis can have a full overhauls and look at the body to chassis mounting points for condition. Has anyone any tips for removing the chassis with the van complete i.e roof sides and ends still attach...
by The Gomersalls
Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Owners Gallery
Topic: Portafold Project
Replies: 3
Views: 4455

Re: Portafold Project

Hi Ben, the Portafold doesn't look too bad in your photos I've seen a few on ebay looking much worse.

Good luck with the restoration.
by The Gomersalls
Wed, 01 Jul 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Portafold wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 6498

Re: Portafold wanted

Hurrah! :clap: :clap: :clap: And you did well getting one with an awning too, hope you enjoy your new portafold.
by The Gomersalls
Sat, 30 May 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Portafold wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 6498

Re: Portafold wanted

There's been a few for sale recently but I'm afraid it looks like you will have to be prepared to travel if you really want one, we bought ours last year and we're based in sheffield but the one that was offered to us was in Wales. It was a Sunday afternoon trip and almost midnight when we got back ...
by The Gomersalls
Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Roof lining
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Re: Roof lining

A fine day at last and the roof is done! not an easy job and its not perfect in the fins but at least it looks 100 times better than it did with its flaky paint.

We wont be rushing to repeat the process but at least were still talking to each other.

Marie & John
by The Gomersalls
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Roof lining
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Re: Roof lining

We now have the stuff for lining the roof and the rear wardrobes. For anyone who may be looking for this the stuff you need is not Veltrim, it's a similar product listed as easy liner from the company we bought ours from (harrison trim) and it is 4 way stretch as mentioned in another posting. We hav...
by The Gomersalls
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Wheel Bearing Adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 2262

Wheel Bearing Adjustment

I have just checked the brakes on our Portafold to make sure all is well. When adjusting the wheel bearing is it normal to feel a little rock side to side with the road wheel fitted? I followed the Rubery Owen instruction but the bearing to me could be a little loose. Any help much appreciated. John...
by The Gomersalls
Sun, 08 Mar 2015, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New awning
Replies: 1
Views: 2079

New awning

We don't have an original awning with our Portafold so has anyone successfully used an alternative new one. Must be something quick to erect as we have a Jovi tent and Oztent which can both be adapted for longer stays or when the kids come with us, I'm thinking of one or 2 night stays when you might...
by The Gomersalls
Sun, 08 Mar 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Roof lining
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Roof lining

Right the weather is improving so its time to get the jobs done, we spent all day yesterday scraping the cracked paint off the Portafolds ceiling, still not finished but if it stays fine today we might just get there. Nightmare of a job since the wire brush didn't touch it and we've already removed ...
by The Gomersalls
Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Table legs
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Re: Table legs

Thanks Ray, gives us something to look at this winter.