Techenders September 2016 weekend of 23/24/25 Who's coming?

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  1. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Most know the score but here's a copy and paste from last time to inform you all.

    We've had a few newbies this year so i'll start the thread with a bit of an explanation

    What is TECHENDERS?
    TECHENDERS is a meeting of (mostly) bay owners to camp and fix/learn about their van in a central location, it's a chance to ask all those questions you try to explain on here or compare your engine and oily bits to someone elses with assistance or back up from people who've probably done the same job you're attempting.

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

    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 2nd will be over the weekend of 23/24/25 SEPTEMBER you can arrive (many do) Friday afternoon and stop 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 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, 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 - or be willing and we can point you in the right direction.

    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 and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. The site has a bar and a heated barn which we have the use of if there's bad weather etc. The site owner is a vw nut and has a 4 post lift which he usually lets us have use of if pre-warned.

    What will it cost?
    Usually £8 a night to camp with no hook up or £10 with, this will be confirmed nearer the time incase it's gone up - we do not 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.

    I have yet to confirm if breakfasts are being done by the site owner but i'll find out soon.

    If i've missed anything ask away and if i'm not online old hands such as @zedders @Baysearcher @Tuesday wildchild will also answer most questions - i'm just the fool who talks to the site owner.....

    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.
    If we get enough interested i can get draught ales put on in the bar (doom bar or suchlike).

    Remember although we publicise this on the late bay they do not endorse or have any say on the running, it's just a meet up - techenders is owned by none and runs itself, it isn't "structured" so don't expect a timetable, if you want help ASK as they say up north "quiet kids get nowt" The meet is open to any make of vehicle and any person - but be aware due to the meet being pushed on here there may not be too many experts on T5's....

    Cheers folks. Rick.

    EDIT BREAKFASTS ARE ON £5
    BAR IS ON
    CAMPING PRICES SAME £8/£10
    Happy Days.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
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  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    I've text Jackie am awaiting confirmation on prices and if there will be breakfasts - which i'm doubting.

    carry on.
     
  3. @theBusmonkey fitting cabinet drawer runners, general fettling.
     
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  4. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    1. The roos and the grandkids - not working but watching you repair those quaint old vans from my warm bagsied hook up pitch bitches.
     
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  5. I'm in....:thumbsup:

    (The bar or kitchen):D
     
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  6. I have Rick's book; I'm in for the Saturday night only!
     
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  7. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    do you know something kitcheny i don't?
     
  8. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I'm in. Anyone good with electrics? I need to rewire my 240 volt sockets and put in some 12 volt wiring. I literally don't know where to start, so anyone willing to show me the way, can be assured of being kept in cider. Any volunteers?
    Oh, I need to look at my brakes too.
     
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  10. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    1. @theBusmonkey fitting cabinet drawer runners, general fettling.
    2. @rickyrooo1 The roos and the grandkids - not working but watching you repair those quaint old vans from my warm bagsied hook up pitch bitches
    3. @art b I'm in....:thumbsup:
    4. @MorkC68 I have Rick's book; I'm in for the Saturday night only!
    5. @Baysearcher I'm in. Anyone good with electrics? I need to rewire my 240 volt sockets and put in some 12 volt wiring. I literally don't know where to start, so anyone willing to show me the way, can be assured of being kept in cider. Any volunteers?
    Oh, I need to look at my brakes too.
    6. @davidoft I'll be doing some stuff I expect
     
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  11. No.. But my breakfast will be in there...:D

    I'm sure Jackie would consider breakfasts...:thinking:
     
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  12. 1. @theBusmonkey fitting cabinet drawer runners, general fettling.
    2. @rickyrooo1 The roos and the grandkids - not working but watching you repair those quaint old vans from my warm bagsied hook up pitch bitches
    3. @art b I'm in....:thumbsup:
    4. @MorkC68 I have Rick's book; I'm in for the Saturday night only!
    5. @Baysearcher I'm in. Anyone good with electrics? I need to rewire my 240 volt sockets and put in some 12 volt wiring. I literally don't know where to start, so anyone willing to show me the way, can be assured of being kept in cider. Any volunteers?
    Oh, I need to look at my brakes too.
    6. @davidoft I'll be doing some stuff I expect
    7. @Robo , @Mrs_Robo , The Mini Robo's & Yappy Dog - Fitting a hidden ignition fed USB socket somewhere to complete my low cost tracker install which is a secret so don't tell anyone! As I shall have my electricatitty stuff with me I can lend a hand with @Baysearcher 's wiring if needed (sorry no good with brakes)
     
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  13. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    i did text her to see, will keep you all informed
     
  14. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Robo that'd be great mate!
    I need to make sure I've bought everything I need in advance, what sort of cable etc should I buy, any ideas? I'm gonna put in 2 single 3 pin sockets and some 12 volt lighting...
     
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  15. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    If not I'll open "Doug's sausage, bacon and egg baps" stall again....
     
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  16. Your 230v inlet is high up in the rear corner isn't it. What's the plan & have you got all the bits yet?
     
  17. 1. @theBusmonkey fitting cabinet drawer runners, general fettling.
    2. @rickyrooo1 The roos and the grandkids - not working but watching you repair those quaint old vans from my warm bagsied hook up pitch bitches
    3. @art b I'm in....:thumbsup:
    4. @MorkC68 I have Rick's book; I'm in for the Saturday night only!
    5. @Baysearcher I'm in. Anyone good with electrics? I need to rewire my 240 volt sockets and put in some 12 volt wiring. I literally don't know where to start, so anyone willing to show me the way, can be assured of being kept in cider. Any volunteers?
    Oh, I need to look at my brakes too.
    6. @davidoft I'll be doing some stuff I expect
    7. @Robo , @Mrs_Robo , The Mini Robo's & Yappy Dog - Fitting a hidden ignition fed USB socket somewhere to complete my low cost tracker install which is a secret so don't tell anyone! As I shall have my electricatitty stuff with me I can lend a hand with @Baysearcher 's wiring if needed (sorry no good with brakes)
    8. @geordieandy Not sure if I will have anything to work on but might try and buy a solar panel kit beforehand so I can get advice how best to fit it as well as bringing lots of grog and a blanket in case I fall asleep in a camping chair :)
     
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  18. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Yep, its up the top of the rear offside corner. Theres already a really thick cable between the inlet and the consumer unit, that's fixed to the top of my side board thing.
    Previously the sockets were mounted in the headlining down the sides of the van but I'm thinking 1 up there and maybe 1 in the bed base?
    I also need to fit some 12 volt lights and maybe a fag-lighter type socket. No idea what I need to buy to make that work...
    Not bought anything yet so any advice on what to get would be gratefully received!
     
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  19. your more than welcome to have a look at our electrikkery - we have two 3 pin plugs via 24oV hook up (the JK kit)
     
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  20. There's loads of options really Doug in terms of fittings. You can use std household sockets & surface mount pattress boxes or the more compact (IMO) caravan type known as C line. Your choice on that one but it'll make a difference if any holes are to be cut. The c line fittings need a hole saw, household ones need a massive rectangle cutting out if you want them flush fitting.
    Cable needs to be 2.5mm sq 3 core multi-strand (hook-up type) which you can buy in multiples of metre lengths. Get more than you think you need! A bit of 6mm sq multi-strand earth cable for bonding the consumer unit to the chassis is required. 50cm to 1m should be enough depending on where the box is located & if you can get at a suitable nut/bolt that goes through the body.
    The consumer unit needs to have double pole circuit breakers. @matty & @Dicky have posted loads of advice on these & @zedders had a massive discussion going on in his '4 devons' or '2 Westfalias' or '3 vikings' or whatever it was called thread a couple of months ago.:D Something like this one would do if it's only one simple circuit.
     
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