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.

How to store a Portafold on it's side!!

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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pollythevan
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How to store a Portafold on it's side!!

Post by pollythevan » Mon, 06 Oct 2008, 12:04 pm

I thought this might be useful for any van owners short of garage space

I have been storing our Portafold on its side for a few years with no damage or problems ( As long as you remember to pack around all the items in the storage lockers!!!)
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Note the rolls of carpet for protection from scratches
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Connected to a block& tackle
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Over she Go's
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now have space to park my Minor Van in the Garage as well !!!
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vauxhallbitz
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Post by vauxhallbitz » Mon, 06 Oct 2008, 10:23 pm

Hello,

Very impressed with your storage method! Can you tell me what colour your Portafold has been painted, I am about to paint mine and am unsure of which colour to paint it, yours looks just right.

Regards, Fraser.

pollythevan
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Post by pollythevan » Wed, 08 Oct 2008, 3:33 pm

Hi fraser,

The Colour is A Ford cellulose spray paint called "Buttermilk"
I will get you the paint code at the weekend

Regards

John
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pollythevan
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Post by pollythevan » Mon, 13 Oct 2008, 10:37 am

Hi Fraser,


PAINT CODE Lechler Mac :BS 10 C 31 - Buttermilk


Regards

John
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Post by vauxhallbitz » Thu, 16 Oct 2008, 9:38 am

Hello John,

Thanks for all your trouble I will order some paint and post a picture when it is done.

Did you paint your van yourself, and, if so, was it easy??

Regards, Fraser.

pollythevan
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Post by pollythevan » Thu, 16 Oct 2008, 10:04 am

Hi Fraser,

Sorry no I didn't paint my van.

It had just been painted by the previous owner before I bought it and he had a 1/4 tin of paint left over which he gave me for any touch-up's needed, hence how I knew the paint code.

Anyway, good luck with the paint job and I look forward to seeing the photo's.

Regards

John
polly the van

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