Right you 'orrible lot, there's been a few "hints" so i'm starting it now - 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 explaination. 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 1st will be over the weekend of 23/24 of APRIL, 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 for a small fee if we use it due to 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, also @pkrboo has been known to do excellent catering with poptop kitchen - he will no doubt confirm is he's doing it this time. 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. BREAKFAST CONFIRMED £5 CAMPING CONFIRMED £8/£10 BAR CONFIRMED POPTOP KITCHEN CONFIRMED HAPPY DAYS as Mike Read says......G,G,G,G,G,GOOOOOOOOOOOOO.