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.

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Happy Jack
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Roof clips

Post by Happy Jack » Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 5:46 pm

Having sorted out my window problems I now am in the deep wotsit for a couple of roof clips, the ones that fit on top of the ends, anyone got any bright ideas as to where I might get some or how to recon my existing clips???

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Re: Roof clips

Post by fuzzyface » Fri, 26 Jun 2015, 6:01 pm

Hi Happy Jack, I saw a post by someone on the Old Classic Car forum who was selling portafold wall/roof clips. I'll see if I can find it again as he may have want you want.
What is wrong with your clips?

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Re: Roof clips

Post by Admin » Thu, 02 Jul 2015, 8:16 pm

They're an item I've not been able to find yet. So if you do find any replacement ones can you give me the company who are selling them?
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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Re: Roof clips

Post by fuzzyface » Sat, 04 Jul 2015, 7:48 pm

This was the post I saw Matthew,

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/ph ... =portafold

but they are probably the gravelly fasteners and secondhand?

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Re: Roof clips

Post by Admin » Sat, 04 Jul 2015, 9:28 pm

Yeah, they're the gravelly fasteners that hold the side walls up, rather than the clips that hold the roof on. The roof clips are big jaw like things. I'm not sure where to even look for them as I don't know what else they can be used for.
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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Re: Roof clips

Post by Happy Jack » Sun, 12 Jul 2015, 9:49 am

Thank you for your replies, I have not yet found a source of supply but the search goes on. The problem with two of my existing clips is the spring which is either seized or broken. I probably will finish up stripping them down and seeing if I can do a suitable repair. Should I find a source of supply I will of course let you know.

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Re: Roof clips

Post by Happy Jack » Sun, 12 Jul 2015, 10:31 am

Looking on Ebay I saw spring clips made in nylon which look promising. I entered Spring Catches in All Catagories and up popped a company called Automech. Have a look and see what you think??

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Re: Roof clips

Post by Admin » Mon, 13 Jul 2015, 8:23 pm

I can't see anything that might suit. They're quite meaty metal jaws.
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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