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.

fridge compartment ?

Anything you've created that didn't come out of the factory.
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Snorbs
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fridge compartment ?

Post by Snorbs » Sun, 22 Jun 2008, 12:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have been looking into trying to fit some sort of cooler compartment in one of the storage holes, so you can lift off the wooden door and theres your cooler/fridge.
The only one i have seen was on Stuart bubbles (club member) when i saw him at Broadlands a couple of years ago and i can't remember how it was done now.
I have measured a number of cooler boxes and similar things but they are to big to get through the holes in the portafold storage area and the one's that did fit without cutting a bigger hole would not hold much :cry: .I have been out with admin to look for ideas but, we did not find anything suitable yet.
i did wonder if you could use some sort of insulation material and line it with polystyrene :?: At least you could make it any size you want then

Anyone got any ideas please :?:

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Fridge

Post by txfsealord » Mon, 23 Jun 2008, 2:29 pm

Hi Snorbs,

We've just returned from the first use of our Ansfold with fridge in (see Mods & Upgrades for the 'how' of it). Delighted, & relieved, to report complete success! The unit I chose was the Dometic 30 ltr gas & 12v powered. There's another model this size which has mains operation as well but it's another £50 more & presumably heavier too so I passed on that one. Even then the fridge was £299 which seems outrageous for what it is & to rub salt in the wound, a suitable second-hand one was advertised in the local freepaper 2 weeks later for £45!! Nine months I'd looked for that......... Gutted just wasn't in it! Installing it was not straightforward though, but we can fold OK & the mods to chassis & hull work fine. I got in a right 2&8 trying to put pics of it on here but I'll be at Wroughton with it, so if you're there come & see us!

Steve Lord

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fridge

Post by Snorbs » Mon, 23 Jun 2008, 7:25 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for getting in touch.I'm glad it has worked ok, it sounds like a great idea to me and i will definitely be looking into it.

If i am able to go to Wroughton i will come and find you, i would love to look at your portafold and that fridge :D

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