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 Project

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Ben86
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Portafold Project

Post by Ben86 » Thu, 02 Feb 2017, 8:37 pm

Hi all
I'm Ben.. Quit my job in London last summer to renovate a dilapidated thatched cottage in Suffolk
Found a caravan in the hedge behind it.. This week I finally discovered it is a Portafold
Has been there for at least 9 years which is how long the cottage was unoccupied for.. The newspapers lining the floors inside date to 1997. I'm inclined to think it's been sat even longer than that though!
Tyres are flat and it's well and truly stuck until I clear the garden around it
But hopefully I'll restore it in time for the Gathering in August..
Here is a link to the photos which I'll be updating as the restoration proceeds --
https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/sha ... _link_copy
Cheers
Ben

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Re: Portafold Project

Post by The Gomersalls » Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 5:12 pm

Hi Ben, the Portafold doesn't look too bad in your photos I've seen a few on ebay looking much worse.

Good luck with the restoration.

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Re: Portafold Project

Post by Ben86 » Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 11:00 pm

Well, the portafold has finally been moved.. I collapsed it and then we used a forklift to lift it out -- the stands have seized down and the tyres are knackered

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Unfortunately I won't be taking the project on any further myself -- sold to a mate who got very exited about it when he first saw it, so it's going to a good home. I've told him about this forum and as it needs some parts replacing I suspect he'll be in touch

Cheers
Ben

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Re: Portafold Project

Post by Admin » Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 11:36 am

Ben,

Tell your friend to give me a shout about parts, but tell him not to ditch the corner steadies, they'll need to be stripped and rebuilt.
Matthew
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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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