The 15th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2024)

Our annual gathering will be returning to the Newbury Retrofestival.

So put the dates 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2024 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show organisers it will cost you more money, just contact me (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

Roof Fixings

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Roof Fixings

Post by Inky » Mon, 27 Jul 2009, 8:30 pm

Does anybody know where i can get 4 roof fixings (the ones that are held in place by 4 screws in each) from?

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Post by Admin » Mon, 27 Jul 2009, 9:18 pm

Not sure what you mean. Do you mean the metal 'bits' that are fixed to the roof which have to be pulled down into the jaws of the clamp 'bits' (which are on top of the end walls)?
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Post by Inky » Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 8:11 am

its the jaw clamp things that i need

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Post by txfsealord » Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 9:09 pm

Good question Inky, I'd allowed myself to forget that I need a couple of those as well. The springs have broken in mine.

Looking at them, I'm sort-of wondering if I couldn't modify an old-fashioned garden-gate latch, to do this job......sounds slightly barmy I s'pose, it's just the unit always reminds me of gate latches. It might just be simpler to make new springs; however, those blade-type springs are well-known for giving trouble in car-door mechanisms, etc.

It would be dead easy to make lowering the roof a real pain, getting these wrong.

I'm a bit reluctant even to get round to removing one, as its loss renders the caravan un-erectable, unless risks are taken.


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Post by Inky » Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 10:06 pm

i took one off and apart today totaly unrepairable so i trying to figure out a way of making a new and improved version

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Post by bigbird » Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 8:47 am

Does anyone possess any photos of these latches as I don't appear to have these on my unit at all, and if they're an integral part...I'm rather concerned!!

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