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    Daryl Haigh
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    Hi all,

    I have recently joined this forum as I have just purchased a vehicle I have been longing over for since I was a child (I’m now 30+) – a Land Rover Defender 90.

    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved going out and getting muddy; the Defender is just my Big Boy Toy!™

    I’ve wanted to help people out with a Defender for years but never had the funds to purchase a good one until last week.

    I respect what the 4×4 Response groups do all around the country (and even in countries abroad). Being able to help people out with the only rewards being the pride of helping someone in need, as well as adding to ones own recovery experience… that really strikes a chord with me.

    My D90 currently has two front passenger seats but I signed up as saying it only has one, as I will be replacing the middle seat for a cubby box as soon as I can, as quick-and-easy storage space is far more beneficial to me than a middle seat that I’ll rarely ever need to use (even outside of responding).

    I am very new to the whole 4×4 scene as I’ve only ever owned front-wheel and rear-wheel drive cars. I’ve joined GLASS, done a little bit of green laning around some easy, local lanes (based on my own research (TrailWise and Google Maps/Streetview)) on my lonesome to get a bit of experience off-tarmac without sticking my neck too far out of my comfort zone. I will also join a local Land Rover club (Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners club looks tempting) to get myself fully involved in the scene.

    My Defender is very much a blank canvas so in the pipeline will be a snorkel, winch, a recovery kit (still unsure which one to go for), maybe some different wheels & tyres as I’m not too sure about my current tyres (Maxxis Mudder Buckshot, with a Maxxis Mudder Bighorn as a spare). I’m in no hurry for any of these except for the recovery kit as that will be extremely useful.

    I live in Basingstoke but work all day in Farnborough.

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    Daryl Haigh
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    That’s great. Thank you for that, Mike.

    Now to do a bit of homework on how to use this system!

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    Phil Martin
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    Hi Daryl

    Having spoken to Mike earlier, we are looking into a few things to make sure ID cards etc are all on the way.

    I’ve upgraded you to a Responder on the forum so you should also now be able to access the Responders area. If your a Facebook user, please feel free to sign up to the Private Responders group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/279273639123734/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://www.facebook.com/groups/279273639123734/

    Cheers

    Phil

    Phil
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    Trustee & Webmaster/Membership
    HAM callsign: M6BGF

    #7371
    Daryl Haigh
    Participant
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    Cheers, Phil. I’ve submitted a request to join the page.

    #7372
    Derek Bagshaw
    Moderator
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    Hi Daryl

    Good to see you were able to log in and change your password in Responder Manager at 0949 this morning, well done.

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    mike.c.sutton
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    Request accepted

    #7374
    Martin Allwright
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    Hi and welcome.

    If you want to have a play in the mud with your new toy then the there is “4*4 without a club” based in Aldermaston.

    http://www.4×4-withoutaclub.co.uk/

    They open up once a month for people to pay and play. I have used it a few times and you can enjoy the mud in a safe environment with people around if you do need a tow.

    Martin

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