Techenders - 6th - 8th May. Who’s coming?

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  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Afternoon all,

    Next Techenders is the weekend of 6th - 8th May, 2022.

    Get it in your diaries. It'll give you oodles of time to double-book....
  2. CollyP

    CollyP Moderator

    Could you put the dates clearly in the title please? ;)
  3. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    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 1st will be Friday 6th - Sunday 8th 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.
    There is a bar on-site that is cheap as chips. Normally there is Thatchers, Carling (for the non-drinkers) and Doom Bar on tap; as well as Guinness in cans etc.
    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.

    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't expect a timetable. If you want help ASK. A wise man once said "if you don't ask, you don't get."

  4. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I purposely left them out of the title to tantalise folk.....
  5. theBusmonkey

    theBusmonkey Sponsor

    Good lord, I've barely recovered from last weekend!
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  6. philntfc

    philntfc Supporter

    Excellent, the 7th is our wedding anniversary:D
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  7. F_Pantos

    F_Pantos Supporter

    S'ok, you got another 7 months to recover.
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  8. paulcalf

    paulcalf Supporter

    Put the date in your diary: 6-8th May 2022.
    Don't quote this post, as some people get a PING .

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  9. Really hope I make this one.

    Crunched some numbers the other week and realised that since I got the campervan i’ve spent 0.64% of the time actually camping in it.

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  10. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    That must've taken some doing Paul:thumbsup:
  11. Childish…
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  12. CollyP

    CollyP Moderator

    It was unresistabubble! :)
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  13. Anyway, I’ve booked the 16th - 18th of may off work :thumbsup:
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  14. F_Pantos

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    Impressive name recall there, Mr P. :hattip:
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  15. Please can someone remove the @ symbols as I don't need to know every time someone talks in this thread

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  16. It's a first I've put it on my calendar
    Also quoted @paulcalf just to make everyone phone ping ;)

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  17. In the home diary already!

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  18. The oracle has been consulted and I should be good for this one.

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  19. Defo going
    Not going to pull bus apart
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  20. Dub and Dubber

    Dub and Dubber Supporter

    The idea of also making TE a bit of a "swap meet" was floated on Sunday ..... what think you all?
    Personally I hope to have emptied the VW tombola corner by then, but it's surprising what little niknaks turn out to be useful for spannering!
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