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.


Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Post by Admin » Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 1:44 pm

KorenM van had polystyrene all over it when I got it it, and it was a nightmare to get off, and made a real mess. It had to be removed because it was mouldy behind.
I plan now to cover the lower walls with that table heat protector stuff and the roof with head lining.
Mine had polystyrene all over the lower parts of the walls, and it had been painted over as well. But, as with polystyrene, it had pick marks where little bits had been picked off, or and been knocked, so it was looking a bit sad for itself. Once I started removing it with the help of a Dyson and a scraper it was mouldy behind it.

Don't forget that GRP is not waterproof. If you left a GRP boat in the water long enough it would sink because water would penetrate through and fill it up.

So Portafolds, whilst they are very water resistant, are not water proof, and water/dampness will penetrate through and make cushions/linings etc mouldy.

On a side note, Veltrim is a good way of lining your Portafold walls. Easy to fit and bend round corners, even for beginners.
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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