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.

Portafold Awning

Things you've sourced that are suitable for Portafolds or Ansfolds.
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Non-standard awnings

Post by txfsealord » Wed, 25 Jun 2008, 5:36 pm

Having dithered for a very long time, we eventually bought a Caranex H4TS awning tent. This size is the largest Caranex & fits things like Bedford Bambis, large panel vans & so on. I have to say it doesn't fit the Ansfold very well. We used it last weekend for the Minor club's National rally. It rained fairly hard at night several times & was quite windy nearly all the time - trying conditions for us tyro caravanners/campers. (It's the 2nd time we've used the Ansfold.) Many people at this do had gazebos, & most of them were blown down. There was a big pile of scrap gazebos in the skip at rally's end. The Ansfold was unmoved by the weather, I'm delighted to say, but the Caranex was not so satisfactory. I had to get up twice on Saturday night to remove water pooled on the roof, & to re-peg & tighten guys. I got dressed eventually & took it down before it was damaged. The makers have always been very helpful, they offered to alter it to my design & they've now offered a refund if I want to return it. They're an excellent outfit - shame their product isn't suitable for our vans without lots of modification. Guess I have to count this one as a failure - an expensive failure.

Back to the drawing board for me; I intend to look for a porch awning this time. In the meantime the Khyam'll have to suffice.

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Post by Admin » Wed, 06 Aug 2008, 6:39 pm

Just found another couple of useful awning links. One of them can be found by following the link I put on the post earlier but he other is a new one:


http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/membershop/bd_navigator.asp

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/membershop/bd_movelite.asp


Both look like they should fit a Portafold. :)
Matthew
portafold.co.uk
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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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New Awning

Post by txfsealord » Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 8:20 pm

Hi all,

Irritated by past failures on the awning-front, we've decided to bite the bullet! We've commisioned NR Awnings to modify one of their porch-awning designs for specific use with the Ansfold.

The initial choice of NR Awnings was made in a rather unscientific way, I'm afraid; I'm very much a feet-&-inches bloke & they were the only company quoting sizes in imperial units, saving me the tedium of converting them to usable format! More importantly, the manager & staff seem competent at understanding the problems posed by rear-access caravan designs.

I'll let you know more about it as & when I can.........

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Re: Portafold Awning

Post by Admin » Mon, 25 Mar 2013, 5:01 pm

After emailing Mary who is selling her Portafold I can confirm that the Auvent 7228 is suitable for the Portafold, with the addition of the joining flap and awning channel tubing.
Matthew
portafold.co.uk
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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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