The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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