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 grown into a bit more of a social event these days, but it's still a great opportunity to ask all those questions you have, or just compare your engine and oily bits to someone else's. 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 held twice yearly and next years second will be Friday 4th - Sunday 6th May '22. 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! There are toilets, showers and washing-up facilities on-site. 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 facilities. There are no stalls or tat, it's just camping. There is usually a run to the local chippy for a feed Saturday night, and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons 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. You're welcome to have fires on-site. Just bring / scavenge something from the hedge to stand your fire pit on so as not to burn the grass. I’ll find out if the bar is open. Edit. No bar this time. What will it cost? It’s £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. 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. 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'texpect a timetable. If you want help ASK. A wise man once said "if you don't ask, you don't get."