The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th 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 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

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

Rubber seals (again)

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by bigbird » Fri, 04 Apr 2014, 11:02 am

Hi Steve, many thanks for this, I'm going to have a look at her this weekend and see if I can figure out where the gaffer tape should go, it sounds like we are indeed missing this! Thank you so much for the help...hopefully, she'll be a lot more water tight than she has been :-)

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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by txfsealord » Fri, 04 Apr 2014, 6:17 pm

Hi Jan, sorry I didn't correctly remember your name! It's been a while since I posted on here.

If you'd like to send your email address, I'll send you some pictures of the tape. I have never found out how to operate Matt's Machiavellian photo-bucket system, I gave up on it a long time ago.

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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by Admin » Sat, 05 Apr 2014, 10:55 am

Hey! It's not 'my' Photobucket system! :)

Although I completely agree, Photobucket is far too complicated for its own good.

Anyway, at your request Steve, I have switched on the feature that allows people to post their pictures directly onto the forum. They will then sit on the server forever and never expire. Only downside is, if everyone posts loads of pictures, my hosting bill for the site is going to increase massively, but if it keeps my forum members happy, it's a burden I'll have to bear! :)

With this in mind I've limited the file size to 500 kB, which is more than enough to display a good quality picture. Enjoy everyone!
Matthew
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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by txfsealord » Sat, 05 Apr 2014, 7:46 pm

Oh heck, did I ask you to do that Matt? I don't remember anything about it; I have slept since then, many times of course, so recall was always going to be unlikely . It certainly wasn't my intention to put you to more costs than you incur already, but many thanks for going there!

My camera takes photos of around 800kB, so I've sent what I have directly to Jan. As usual, I don't have precisely what is required, the van's up & full of stored....things. I'll be clearing it out so I can fold it for picture-taking asap.

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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by bigbird » Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 1:24 pm

I've just posted another thread on the forum. When I finally opened her up, hell was waiting...we emptied 15 gallons of water out of her!!!! Just repairing some hinges now and installing the ducktape!!! Keeping everything crossed that this will work for her :-/
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Re: Rubber seals (again)

Post by Admin » Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 10:45 pm

Where is your water getting in? I've had mine out in all weathers and it's bone dry, and I've not replaced any of the tape on mine yet.

Sounds like you need one of my caravan covers: http://www.portafold.co.uk/parts_and_sp ... cover.html

:)
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