Techenders - 27/28/29 April

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Afternoon 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 job before.

    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 27th - 29th 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 curry house for a feed Saturday night, and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. There will probably 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 in the marquee at £5. Order when you book in. There will be a full bar.

    What will it cost?
    It’s £8 a night to camp with no hook up or £10 with. 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. If you intend to use electric, please pay for it. It's cheap so please don't take the pi55.
    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, for me to give to Eddy a rough idea of numbers.
    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..

    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."

    Cheers all

    Doug
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  2. If we have lost the list in the noise count me in on this one.
    mikedjames : secretly fixing something embarrasimgly fallen off on the way up and Beating @1973daisey in alcohol intake. ( ??8 to 10 pints of > 3.8abv plus extras...)
     
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  3. Coming in my Beach Buggy with a tent this time, as the bus is a way off completion. I'll bring some tools and will offer help to anyone needing it.
     
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  4. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - heater cables
     
  5. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - heater cables
    4. scrooge95: Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. @pkrboo are you still able?
     
  6. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - heater cables
    4. scrooge95: Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. @@pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
     
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  7. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95: Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo playing with new engine and helping @scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
     
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  8. @pkrboo I'll bring a bigger umbrella this time, promise ;)
    ... Thank you!
     
  9. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping @scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
     
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    1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping @scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
    8. Flakey- anything,nothing,drinking, who knows :cool:
     
  11. 9. Crossy - maining dropping things off for Lasty. Possible throat, mouth, eyes burning thro' substance handed out by Daz :eek:
     
  12. Flakey

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    Copy and paste man :mad:
     
  13. You think I know computers :thinking:
     
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  14. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
    8. Flakey- anything,nothing,drinking, who knows :cool:
    9. Crossy - maining dropping things off for Lasty. Possible throat, mouth, eyes burning thro' substance handed out by Daz :eek:


    (sorry for repost, but needed to get rid of the tag by my name as my phone is going mad with all the beeping!!)
     
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  15. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
    8. Flakey- anything,nothing,drinking, who knows :cool:
    9. Crossy - maining dropping things off for Lasty. Possible throat, mouth, eyes burning thro' substance handed out by Daz :eek:
    10. Philntfc - Doing nothing! (though watching scrooge95 fit solar panels may be on the agenda as its on the to do list:thumbsup:)
     
  16. I'm up for helping with that if you need it Iain. Need to do mine so happy to learn what's needed :)
     
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  17. 1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
    8. Flakey- anything,nothing,drinking, who knows :cool:
    9. Crossy - maining dropping things off for Lasty. Possible throat, mouth, eyes burning thro' substance handed out by Daz :eek:
    10. Philntfc - Doing nothing! (though watching scrooge95 fit solar panels may be on the agenda as its on the to do list:thumbsup:)
    11. MorkC68 - heading over Saturday lunchtime, not doing a deal, might take a few photo's :)
     
  18. Cheers Mark, I'm sure two pairs of hands will make the job easier :thumbsup:
     
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  19. davidoft

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    12. Davidoft- delivering parts and fixing stuff, I’m sure someone will tell me what
     
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  20. Dazza

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    1. mikedjames - secretly fixing something
    2. Mark Darby - helping out
    3. baysearcher - loafing
    4. scrooge95 - Fitting a solar panel to the pop-top, and all the other wiring bits. Help from experienced folk gratefully received please. pkrboo are you still able?
    5. Iain - Possibly changing heater cables.
    6. pkrboo - playing with new engine and helping scrooge95 for solar(but not if it's raining like last time with the mudflaps lol)
    7. Skutterbob - fitting a few random things I bought ages ago.
    8. Flakey- anything,nothing,drinking, who knows :cool:
    9. Crossy - maining dropping things off for Lasty. Possible throat, mouth, eyes burning thro' substance handed out by Daz :eek:
    10. Philntfc - Doing nothing! (though watching scrooge95 fit solar panels may be on the agenda as its on the to do list:thumbsup:)
    11. MorkC68 - heading over Saturday lunchtime, not doing a deal, might take a few photo's :)
    12. Davidoft -delivering parts and fixing stuff
    13. Dazza - both nights but not sure what I’ll be doing other than burning @crossy2112 eyes out
     

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