Techenders 11 - 13th September 2020

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Jul 27, 2020.

  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 used to be a meeting where (mostly) bay owners camp and fix/learn about their vans in a central location. This still happens but it's grown into a bit more of a social event these days. It's still 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 any jobs you're contemplating tackling, before.

    Where is it held?
    It's at Victoria Farm near Lutterworth (LE17 5AU)

    When is it?
    It's normally held twice a year, but for obvious reasons this years only event will be held over the weekend of 11th - 13th September. 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. You'll rarely find so much experience in 1 field.
    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. Unfortunately this year, the bar won't be open, and there will be no breakfasts.
    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?
    It’s about £10 a night to camp with no hook up, or £12 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 don't take the mick. (Yes, we really have had people splitting connections and not paying the huge sum of £2 a night...)
    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 Eddie 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
    Thanks
     
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  2. Go on then :rolleyes:

    Lasty - General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
     
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  3. Hope to be there
     
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  4. Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
     
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  5. Fingers crossed we'll be there!
     
  6. @Baysearcher The URL for Victoria Farms? Unless you're trying to get us all to secretly visit a health farm :p
     
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  7. That is the campsites proper web address, they must not have renewed it or something
     
  8. @Baysearcher Doing his brakes :rolleyes:
    @Lasty General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
    @paulcalf Hope to be there
    @scrooge95 Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
    @MorkC68 Fingers crossed we'll be there!
    @Fruitcake Loafing, sleeping, eating and drinking (In no particular order)
     
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  9. @Baysearcher Doing his brakes
    @Lasty General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
    @paulcalf Hope to be there
    @scrooge95 Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
    @MorkC68 Fingers crossed we'll be there!
    @Fruitcake Loafing, sleeping, eating and drinking (In no particular order)
    @razzy another loafer....
     
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  10. @@Baysearcher Doing his brakes :rolleyes:
    @@Lasty General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
    @@paulcalf Hope to be there
    @@scrooge95 Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
    @@MorkC68 Fingers crossed we'll be there!
    @@Fruitcake Loafing, sleeping, eating and drinking (In no particular order)
    @philntfc should be there generally loafing around doing very little:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    @Baysearcher Doing his brakes :rolleyes:
    @Lasty General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
    @paulcalf Hope to be there
    @scrooge95 Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
    @MorkC68 Fingers crossed we'll be there!
    @Fruitcake Loafing, sleeping, eating and drinking (In no particular order)
    @philntfc should be there generally loafing around doing very little:thumbsup:
    @Dazza supping beer
     
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  12. I've just been informed it's the in-laws 60th wedding anniversary that week but if we are going out it will probably be on the Sunday afternoon so hopefully I can get away with leaving Sunday morning (it's only a 30 mile trip home anyway):)
     
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  14. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

  15. 1 Baysearcher Doing his brakes :rolleyes:
    2 Lasty General loafing and poor advice freely given ...:hattip:
    3 paulcalf Hope to be there
    4 scrooge95 Absolutely for sure. Doing no-idea-what, but I'll update this when I think of something.
    5 MorkC68 Fingers crossed we'll be there!
    6 Fruitcake Loafing, sleeping, eating and drinking (In no particular order)
    7 razzy another loafer....
    8 philntfc should be there generally loafing around doing very little:thumbsup:
    9 Dazza supping beer

    Sorry, the notifications were annoying me when the list was quoted.
    Plus Phil was trying to bump Ray of the list!
     
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  16. Is there gonna be a 16A feed so we can do some welding? :p:D
     
  17. If you really want it, i'm sure a supply could be arranged up near the owners house or bar
     
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  18. @paul2590 Removing stones from the tyre treads and being unsociable


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  19. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    I’ll bring a pop riveter :thumbsup:
     
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