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.

Calling Paul Smith...

Any talk that's not covered by the other forums.
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Calling Paul Smith...

Post by Admin » Thu, 16 Nov 2006, 5:53 pm

Does anyone know a Paul Smith who's into Reliants and by the look of the pictures he's posted on the internet, also owns 3 Portafolds.

If you're Paul give me a shout. Many thanks

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paul smith [found]

Post by paul~3 » Tue, 28 Nov 2006, 9:50 pm

Hello, i've now joined, as paul~3.

Yes it's true i've three Portafolds & a Mini-Motel. Don't ask why as i dont really know. :wink: Last outing for the Portafold in 2006 will be Dec 8th when 5 adults will enjoy its shelter in comfort all in separate beds before a saturday cycle around Carsington Water nr Ashbourne, Derby. (and i dont use my awning) :lol:
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See my portafolds here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26942080@N02/2521414758/

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Post by Admin » Wed, 29 Nov 2006, 8:50 pm

Excellant, do you know the chassis numbers from the Portafolds?

Also, could you email me some pictures of your Mini-Motel? I still haven't seen what they look like.

Many thanks

Matthew

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mini motel info

Post by paul~3 » Sat, 02 Dec 2006, 2:01 pm

Hi matthew, ill try sending a photo of mini mo but the walls are not fitted on yet so it won't stand up. As it sits next to the spare porta' (my sons)you'll see the size comparison. The rear door and front panel swing up into the roof out of the way as you unfold each wall (double fold) but you stand next to each wheel at a time as you do this. It has a proper bath in the floor with a tiny plug hole to drain away. Tis very basic and the beds are only just big enough to sleep on, but hey its for tourin not livin in :lol: Anyone else want to see then just ask..
See my portafolds here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26942080@N02/2521414758/

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Mini-Motel pictures

Post by Admin » Sat, 10 Mar 2007, 9:33 pm

If anybody would like to see what the pre-Portafold Mini-Motel actually looks like I've uploaded the pictures below. I'm sure Paul won't mind me sharing them with you all.
MiniMotel2.jpg
MiniMotel1.jpg
You can see why the inventors were asked to come up with something a little larger!
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Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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minimotel

Post by paul~3 » Sun, 25 May 2008, 3:24 pm

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:
See my portafolds here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26942080@N02/2521414758/

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Post by alexdundee » Fri, 20 Jun 2008, 1:35 pm

WOW :shock: the Mini Motels are very small, no good for me 6'3. hihihi :wink:
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Post by Keef » Sat, 30 May 2009, 6:55 am

Thought you might like to see a few shots of my Mini Motel erected? :-
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Mini-Motel pics

Post by Admin » Mon, 31 May 2010, 7:59 pm

Just found some pics that Matt (Morris_J2) sent me years ago. They might give you a better idea of what a Mini-Motel looks like...
Mini-Motel_01.jpg
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And even some reference pictures of how big the cushions should be...
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Mini-Motel_08.jpg
Matthew
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Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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Matt's Mini-Motel

Post by Admin » Mon, 31 May 2010, 8:48 pm

And if you think your Portafold needs work, check out how Matt's Mini-Motel looked back in 2006.
Matts_MM_01.jpg
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Matts_MM_23.jpg
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Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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