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.

Booking in to campsites!

Any talk that's not covered by the other forums.
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sqweaka
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Booking in to campsites!

Post by sqweaka » Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 6:22 pm

When you guys book in to camp sites what do you say you have?

trailer tent, folding camper, caravan?

Just wondered as the price can go up a bit depending on what its classed as!

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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by Admin » Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 7:16 pm

:shock: folding camper?

:shock: :shock: trailer tent?


:wink:

I tell them it's a folding caravan, but to be honest they don't need to know it folds down. As far as they're concerned it's a caravan.
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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by bigbird » Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 8:26 pm

I tell them it's a folding camper...there's every chance you get in for cheaper and hey, they won't know the difference between it being that and a caravan anyway..lol.

Have you noticed how most people stand around scratching their heads when you arrive...he he..... :wtf:
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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by stuartbubbles » Mon, 14 Jun 2010, 9:57 pm

I usually just say I've got a folding caravan and yes - the scratching of heads can be most amusing! but a great conversation starter!

Had one couple ask if it was ok to take photo's of mine so they could send them in to a well known caravan magazine for their retro van section - they were very smitten.

I bought said magazine for about a year afterwards and never did see my porti featured :thumbdown:
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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by Admin » Tue, 15 Jun 2010, 1:34 pm

Just wait till me and Misty Meg turn up at the campsite down the road from the Goodwood circuit. Should be interesting to see their faces...
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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by Misty Meg » Tue, 15 Jun 2010, 6:02 pm

Not half as good as Melton Mobray (hopefully) :thumbup:

The others will be old - but ours will also be individual...

Re camp sites I believe they have to consider them caravans as, unlike a trailer tent, the sides and roof are solid - to do with their quotas and insurance. Discovered last bank holiday weekend when a site had space for trailer tents but no caravans :thumbdown:

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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by paul~3 » Wed, 16 Jun 2010, 9:42 pm

Well try and sound completely honest and tell em. "Just bought it mate, some sort of folding camper i think...." Should save you a couple of pounds, and we deserve to save this money - yea !! :think:
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Re: Booking in to campsites!

Post by alexdundee » Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 2:26 pm

We have the same problem, not sure what we have booked in the end, but we get hard standing with electric hookup thrown in. I think they booked us in on the motorhome area, but I much prefer to be in the tent area where you have more grass and open field around you. We'll see! Booked a week in Cornwall. :wave:
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