The Slightly Delayed Big 60th+1 Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2021)

Help us set a new world record at the huge 60th+1 birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (we set that at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there this time. We have a lovely 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 13th, 14th, 15th of August 2021 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 (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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