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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1973 Portafold for sale on eBay - NOW SOLD

Post by Admin » Tue, 27 Oct 2009, 8:58 pm

A 1973 Portafold has just been listed on eBay:

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Post by bigbird » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 3:11 pm

I really love this fibreglass draining board/shelf. I wish mine had this. :(
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Post by Admin » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 3:22 pm

That's the beastie we were talking about on the other thread.

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Post by bigbird » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 5:20 pm

It looks so cool though doesn't it matthew?

I actually cut a piece of ply roughly the same size, to use as a shelf/centre for the bed, however, I am now considering cutting it into two pieces. I realise this will perhaps not help the strength, but it is such a nightmare trying to get the bed/cushions sorted,principally because of the size of the double bed itself. Having said that, I don't think just using the sides as singles will be very comfortable....does anyone else use the sides as single beds in comfort? Bare in mind that I am no lightweight!! :shock: :lol:
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Bed suggestion!

Post by txfsealord » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 8:55 pm

Hi Jan,

We've found on our Annie, the bridging of the footwell is best accomplished with a series of short planks of 3/4" softwood, placed across. These stack tidily in a locker during the day.

I realise of course that in a Portafold , this offers no help as such, for the kitchen-situation. I just wondered, if you had planks (perhaps with canvas strips tacked to them so they could be easily folded or rolled up) for the bed, could you then leave the kitchen in place & sleep with your feet that end?

Just a thought.....

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Post by Inky » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 11:20 pm

i tried once to sleep on the sides 6ft 3 and 15 stone = one very uncomfortable night 8 slats of 6"x3/4" down the centre and one of the side backs perfect

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Post by bigbird » Wed, 28 Oct 2009, 11:40 pm

That's brilliant info, thanks everyone. I'm going to keep that long plank for a kitchen shelf, and have smaller ones for the bed centre! :)
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Post by Admin » Thu, 29 Oct 2009, 9:10 pm

As I'm now flying solo I only use the sides as a single bed. Although anyone who's met me will know I'm 6'2" of 'athletic build'. Some might say lanky, bean pole, that sort of thing. It's not too bad, you just have to remember not to roll over in the night. I'm used to a King Size bed to myself at home so it does take a bit of thought when you're drunk/merry/inebriated (delete as appropriate).

The Super King Size 6 foot wide by 8 foot long (in places) bed is far better, but like Jan says, it can take a while just to make your bed up.

The other problem with single beds is the lack of shared warmth when you're on the other side of the van to your other half. Something I can't do a great deal about at the moment though. Saying that, the 12 volt electric blanket that Towsure sells does sound very appealing after Broadlands this year. Blimey that was cold. I had icicles hanging from things you don't want to know about :shock:
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Post by bigbird » Fri, 30 Oct 2009, 12:03 am

Matthew..do it...buy the electric Blanket!

We've got a small canvas folding trailer tent as well (combi camp) and it was freezing, til I discovered the electric blanket...yep, I use that in a canvas tent..ha ha...probably wouldn't in the rain though... :lol: :shock:
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Post by Neil » Fri, 30 Oct 2009, 10:49 pm

We have the same slat system joined together with leather straps so you can roll it out/up.

We did have an electric blanket,but never got to use it,the mice ate it over the winter :shock: :(



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