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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ShellyWell
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Towing

Post by ShellyWell » Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 7:34 pm

Hi all, I am struggling to put our Portafold up on my own, I'm little and not very strong. I have seen on this site somewhere that it sounds like someone has towed theirs when it is erected, do any of you think it is safe to do this. If it is, it could solve all my problems. :problem:
Thank you
Shelly

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Re: Towing

Post by bigbird » Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 7:38 pm

Nooo, don't do it, I have heard of people doing this just a few feet and all the hinges have pulled away from the body. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but in my opinion, this is really something that you shouldn't do. :(
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Re: Towing fixed up

Post by Admin » Wed, 06 Jul 2011, 11:12 am

I'll add my vote to the no camp as well.

I can't see anything good happening from it being up. Mine creaks and cracks enough just from a windy day (every show I seem to go to recently seems to be blowing a gale). I'm guessing that If I towed it up I'd have to perform major surgery afterwards.
Matthew
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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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Re: Towing

Post by ShellyWell » Wed, 06 Jul 2011, 7:25 pm

Thank you both for your answers, I definately won't be towing it while up. Never mind, back to the drawing board.
I really like the idea of a winch which I have seen on the site but I just wouldn't have a clue on how to make one.... :idea: maybe a bit of weight lifting is on the cards to build up the strength in my spindley arms.

Thanks again,

Shelly

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