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.

Caravan chassis mods

Anything you've created that didn't come out of the factory.
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Caravan chassis mods

Post by txfsealord » Tue, 10 Feb 2009, 2:48 pm

Ansfold007.jpg
Looking rearwards from the offside-front corner. The black cable is for the trailer's lights. The angled spikes & nuts on bolt-tails are foot-flange clamps for the two gas bottles.

Ansfold006.jpg
Similar view from the nearside-front. The gas-pipe can be seen cleated to the hull. The brace beneath the axle has shims which can be changed to alter the shape of the chassis' hull-supporting surface, should further hull-distortion occur.

Ansfold004.jpg
Underside of the fridge-locker, seen from nearside-rear. The red plugs close holes for the waterpump & wastepipe.

Ansfold003.jpg
View from offside-rear. The "rods" in the foreground are light-gauge tubing, forming a rear cross-member which braces the door opening against distortion caused by someone standing on the threshold when the van is supported on its corner-jacks. Shock-absorbers are Mini front ones, (old Mini that is), they're different colours because they were bought at different times & aren't the same make.

Ansfold002.jpg
View from nearside-rear. The left-hand end of the rear crossmember is seen, as well as the amount of extra depth at the inner edge of the fridge-locker. (about 3/4").


Many thanks are due to Matt who tirelessly educated me so I could caption these photos!
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