Techenders - 21st to 23rd April - Who's coming?

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Morning all,

    Most of you know the score, but as an open event I'm mindful some of you reading this may not, so I'll start with a bit of an intro:

    What is TECHENDERS?
    TECHENDERS is a meeting where (mostly) bay owners camp and fix/learn about their vans in a central location. It's a chance to ask all those questions you have, or just compare your engine and oily bits to someone elses. There is always plenty of assistance or back up from people who've probably done the same job you want to attempt.

    Where is it held?
    It's at victoria farm near Lutterworth (LE17 5AU) http://www.victoria-farm.org/

    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 1st will be over the weekend of 21-23rd April. You can arrive whenever you like, but most tend to arrive Friday afternoon / evening. Stay as long as you like (it's a working campsite).

    Who can come?
    Anyone, including pets or kids - come to mess with vans or just come for a weekend break.

    What can i expect?
    It's whatever you make of it. In the past we've removed, rebuilt, and replaced engines, or just helped people change a bulb. All we ask is you explain fully what you expect to do and do it early. There's no use saying "can i take my engine out" on saturday night.... Also, be aware we won't do your work for you; we expect you to get dirty and we can point you in the right direction.
    If you do intend doing some spannering, don't forget a tarp or similar to keep oil off the grass!

    What about entertainment and food?
    This isn't a vw show, it's just people meeting at a campsite owned by a vw owner who lets us use his facilites. There are no stalls or tat, it's just camping. There is usually a run to the local chinese for a feed Saturday night, and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. There will be a fully stocked bar in the heated barn. The site owner is a vw nut and has a 4 post lift which he usually lets us have use of if pre-warned.
    Breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday at £5. Order when you book in.

    What will it cost?
    £8 a night to camp with no hook up or £10. We don't take any money, this charge is from the site. Electric is limited in the lower field although there is plenty in the top field if needed - you can always walk or drive down during the day.
    There's no need to pre-book; just pay on arrival.

    If i've missed anything, ask away. Plenty have been before and will answer questions.

    Below try to make a list of who's coming and what they want to do, try to copy and paste the list now and again just for a rough idea on numbers for me to tell Eddy the site owner.
    Try to update the list with your wishes of things to do and questions you'd like to get answered about the event. I know it's hard but let's try to keep it tidy, i like to give Eddy a rough number of people coming but don't worry it's not essensial - no cash up front is needed i just like an idea of numbers.

    Although Techenders is publicised on the late bay, they do not endorse or have any say on the running of it. It's just a meet up. Techenders is owned by no-one and runs itself. It isn't "structured" so don't expect a timetable. If you want help ASK. A wise man once said "if you don't ask, you don't get."
    If anyone wants to put this on another forum you frequent; go for it; or stick people's names on here.

    PS. Banned people are more than welcome ;-)

    Cheers all

    Doug
     
  2. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
     
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  3. Happy to assist!
    So me doing that and other stuff!
     
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  4. That's been your thing to do at the last three techenders!!
     
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  5. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
     
  6. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Tell me about it. I'm going to have to find somewhere else for the sockets as the new headlining is going in before Techenders!
     
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    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
     
  8. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
     
  9. Sorry that I Can't make it this year - 23rd April is our MG club's Drive it Day which I am committed to as the secretary - but I will get to a techenders one day !
     
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  11. Perhaps the one later in the year! Be nice to say hello!
     
  12. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    theBusmonkey - on hand to help, a few small jobs on the Chipster
     
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    1. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    2. Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    3. Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    4. MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    5. theBusmonkey - on hand to help, a few small jobs on the Chipster
    6. Geordieandy - hoping to get my solar panel kit installed and linked into my leisure battery etc
     
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  13. We will be coming, poss doing ignition timing...help out if needed
     
  14. Merlin Cat

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    1. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    2. Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    3. Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    4. MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    5. theBusmonkey - on hand to help, a few small jobs on the Chipster
    6. Geordieandy - hoping to get my solar panel kit installed and linked into my leisure battery etc
    7. merlin Cat - Putting sunroof back in with bit I've not recovered yet :oops: with sunroof master @davidoft help :D putting door card also as yet not recovered. Being shown where and how to do waxoyl type things
     
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    1. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    2. Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    3. Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    4. MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    5. theBusmonkey - on hand to help, a few small jobs on the Chipster
    6. Geordieandy - hoping to get my solar panel kit installed and linked into my leisure battery etc
    7. merlin Cat - Putting sunroof back in with bit I've not recovered yet :oops: with sunroof master @@davidofthelp :D putting door card also as yet not recovered. Being shown where and how to do waxoyl type things
    8. Flakey, poss master cylinder, help anyone with anything!
     
  16. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Remember our mission :)
     
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    1. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    2. Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    3. Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    4. MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    5. theBusmonkey - on hand to help, a few small jobs on the Chipster
    6. Geordieandy - hoping to get my solar panel kit installed and linked into my leisure battery etc
    7. merlin Cat - Putting sunroof back in with bit I've not recovered yet :oops: with sunroof master @@davidofthelp :D putting door card also as yet not recovered. Being shown where and how to do waxoyl type things
    8. Flakey, poss master cylinder, help anyone with anything!
    9. Rich83, poss height adjusting help needed.
     
    1. Baysearcher - hook up re-wire
    2. Dicky - helping baysearcher and other stuff
    3. Pkrboo - something but not sure what yet
    4. MorkC68 - coming for sat night to get away from Uni study
    5. theBusmonkey - on hand to help with solar etc, a few small jobs on the Chipster
    6. Geordieandy - hoping to get my solar panel kit installed and linked into my leisure battery etc
    7. merlin Cat - Putting sunroof back in with bit I've not recovered yet :oops: with sunroof master @@davidofthelp :D putting door card also as yet not recovered. Being shown where and how to do waxoyl type things
    8. Flakey - poss master cylinder, help anyone with anything!
    9. Rich83 - poss height adjusting help needed.
    10. Faust - We will be coming, poss doing ignition timing...help out if needed
    10 down already.

    New forum members this is a great opportunity to get help, learn basics or simply have a nose around other buses for interior ideas. It's very relaxed and you don't even need a van on the road! Bring a tent and good intentions and get some inspiration for the summer:D
     
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