1957 Metropolitan Portafold Fiberglass Trailer - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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1957 Metropolitan Portafold Fiberglass Trailer

This sweet little trailer was at the Lynden Vintage Trailer Rally last month.
Its a 1957 Metropolitan/Portafold owned by Jim and Irma from Surrey BC
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A few of the documents they had to go along with it:
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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That is nice! One of our neighbors recently bought a Nash Metropolitan and he was surprised I knew what it was. I've always liked them, and miss the first car I bought for $40, an English Ford 4 door Prefect.
Wish they still made the car and the caravan.
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As a kid, two of my buddies and I tried to blow the rear end off a Ford Prefect that was off in a farmer's field.
We filled the gas tank with anything flammable that we could find and I was nominated to set it off. Plan was I would shove the flaming stick into the tank and run like double hockey sticks.
The flaming stick flew out of the filler pipe, missed my neck by about 2 inches, disappeared in the clouds and came down about 300' away.
Nothing happened to the Prefect, which is why you are blessed with my presence.

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cute set up, car and camper even match in color
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As a kid, two of my buddies and I tried to blow the rear end off a Ford Prefect that was off in a farmer's field.
We filled the gas tank with anything flammable that we could find and I was nominated to set it off.
Sure you are not a long lost relative of the boys of Duck Dynasty?
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Thanks for sharing this. I just love it with the perfect TV!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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I presume it is obvious that the Portafold is an all-fiberglass folding trailer:



The Portafold club has a comprehensive web site at: portafold.co.uk The home of the Portafold caravan
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So cute! Thank you for sharing.
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So darn cute! Thanks for sharing Carol........
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #11
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Kind of reminds me of my old Apache hard sided tent trailer.
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Too bad no one made something like that on this side of the pond. I like it!
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Too bad no one made something like that on this side of the pond. I like it!
We should keep that in mind and maybe "git 'er done."

I'd like to have one with a boat top version. . . . . . lol

I like the camper.
But I love the tow.
Been looking for one.
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Too bad no one made something like that on this side of the pond. I like it!
Mike someone tried to do something similar, or maybe they've succeeded and we don't know about it. Larry Drake joined our ranks more than three years ago as a new manufacturer. You may want to check out the thread: New Modular Camper for Utility Trailers and Pickups
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