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.

Roof lining

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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The Gomersalls
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Roof lining

Post by The Gomersalls » Sun, 08 Mar 2015, 11:22 am

Right the weather is improving so its time to get the jobs done, we spent all day yesterday scraping the cracked paint off the Portafolds ceiling, still not finished but if it stays fine today we might just get there. Nightmare of a job since the wire brush didn't touch it and we've already removed about 2kg of paint scrapings.

What are the options for it when were done?

I've read the posts about Veltrim but after sending for a sample card it looks thicker than I expected so worried about how tricky it will be to do especially with the wings. (like them so don't want to fill them in.)

Also noted that if we just paint it again we will get condensation.

Are there any other options?

How many are simply painted and how many use Veltrim also how much heavier will the roof be to lift if we decide to go with Veltrim?

Thanks

John & Marie

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Re: Roof lining

Post by Admin » Mon, 09 Mar 2015, 2:09 pm

There are quite a few threads already about ceilings and Veltrim, here are a couple:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=558

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=559

Have a look through the Maintenance & Restoration section, there is probably a few more.
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!

The Gomersalls
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Re: Roof lining

Post by The Gomersalls » Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 4:02 pm

We now have the stuff for lining the roof and the rear wardrobes. For anyone who may be looking for this the stuff you need is not Veltrim, it's a similar product listed as easy liner from the company we bought ours from (harrison trim) and it is 4 way stretch as mentioned in another posting.

We have just done the wardrobes today and although not the easiest of jobs, we now hopefully have a bit more idea of how to tackle the roof, not looking forward to doing it but praying for fine weather tomorrow just to get it done then onto the nice decoration part.

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Re: Roof lining

Post by The Gomersalls » Thu, 02 Apr 2015, 5:01 pm

A fine day at last and the roof is done! not an easy job and its not perfect in the fins but at least it looks 100 times better than it did with its flaky paint.

We wont be rushing to repeat the process but at least were still talking to each other.

Marie & John

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