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.

Sliding Carpet Problem

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Sliding Carpet Problem

Post by Admin » Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 12:41 pm

As many of you might have found, because of the sloping floor near the door, the carpet slides gradually away from the door. My original piece of threadbare carpet has the two popper studs fixed to it so you can fix it to the floor mounted studs. (Just visible in the photo)

I've fixed mine another way by just using carpet tape. Most of you have probably already done this... Also though, by using rubber backed underlay I have sorted out the ribbed floor problem which makes for an uncomfortable time when standing in bare feet. Being rubber backed this also gives the carpet some grip against the GRP floor.

First I cut the rubber nobbled underlay into strips that fit exactly into the grooves in the floor:
Then I covered the back of each one with double sided carpet tape:
Then peel off the backing layer from the tape:
I added some cross braces of tape to add extra 'anti slide':
Then carefully roll the carpet back into place:
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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