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Polaris Overland

West Europe Region Director
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4,951
Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
First Name
Dave
Last Name
Spinks
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3057

Hi Guys I'm interested in feedback from UK members specifically.
Can you look at the following and give me some feedback. No one is going to hold you to this but I'm hoping this information will help us to sort out some of the issues we are experiencing.

I appreciate your help and please if you prefer send me the info in private message or to my e-mail spinks.dave@gmail.com

1/. Location
2/. Local Meet Ups - How far are you willing to travel for chin wag / socialise with other local members.
3/. Nationwide Meet Ups - How far are you willing to travel for a weekend meet up with members from further a field.
4/. Overland Shows - Do you regularily attend any of the annual overland shows in the UK and which ones.
5/. Do you have any specific skills or experience you would be willing to share at a meet up.
6/. Do you prefer the Forum Platform or the Facebook Platform for being kept up to date on local and regional events and sharing updates and information.

Thank you I appreciate the feedback. Additionally the West Europe Ambassador / Director position is vacant. I have been told a type of role description is being written up and will be available shortly. If anyone is interested in taking on the role then get in touch with @Kent R

Dave
 

Tim

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Oxford, UK
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Tim
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Lunn
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0671

Hi Dave,

Thanks for this. My answers;
1) Oxfordshire
2) 45mins - 1hr
3) Up to about 4hrs. That means the Lakes if I’m headed north. Although we are usually in Scotland several times a year so if something linked up then that would work.
4) Adventure Overland & HUBB UK, usually get to the more generic one day shows too.
5) Not really... I wrote a piece on basic auto electrics for the forum.
6) Either... facebook I would probably see more quickly and the notifications are easier. Forum I dip into less often but find better for following longer discussions.

Thanks again,

Tim
 
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Polaris Overland

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Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
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Dave
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for this. My answers;
1) Oxfordshire
2) 45mins - 1hr
3) Up to about 4hrs. That means the Lakes if I’m headed north. Although we are usually in Scotland several times a year so if something linked up then that would work.
4) Adventure Overland & HUBB UK, usually get to the more generic one day shows too.
5) Not really... I wrote a piece on basic auto electrics for the forum.
6) Either... facebook I would probably see more quickly and the notifications are easier. Forum I dip into less often but find better for following longer discussions.

Thanks again,

Tim
Thanks Tim for the response. Hopefully see you at one of the shows or if you come up to Scotland give me a shout. Im near Aberdeen.
 

Tim

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Thanks Tim for the response. Hopefully see you at one of the shows or if you come up to Scotland give me a shout. Im near Aberdeen.
Looking at doing the North East 250 next year so could well be in the area. Likewise if you are down this way.
 
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Polaris Overland

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Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
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Thought I better add myself just so you all know too

1/. Location - Aberdeenshire
2/. Local Meet Ups - 1 to 1.5 hours
3/. Nationwide Meet Ups - As needed
4/. Overland Shows - Adventure Overland Shows
5/. Do you have any specific skills or experience you would be willing to share at a meet up - 2 years Overlanding, 50K miles 3 continents
6/. Do you prefer the Forum Platform or the Facebook Platform - FB Forum for community and OB Forum for information although I do find the OB Forum too populated now and often difficult to search for what I need.
 
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Polaris Overland

West Europe Region Director
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Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
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Dave
Last Name
Spinks
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3057

Come on guys 66 views of this post and between OB and FB Forums we have 11 responses.
Very very poor.
Its your community and it will only be what you make of it so please take a few minutes to fill out the poll and get involved.
 

blackntan

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Uk. 53.4084 N 2 .9916W.
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1 ) north west eng
2 ) the above means great mway access. So what ever if availiable
3. As above
4 ) overland shows, gamefairs To many to mention
5 bush craft , trapping , snaring
6 , OB. DONT DO FB. What i have for breakfast is my own business
 
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Azza

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Essex, England
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Aaron
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Boyer
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17127

1. My location is Essex
2. would be willing to travel up to 50 miles for a chin wag, possibly more if it suits others just outside my area
3. for a weekend meet up I would travel around 200 miles, possibly more for the same reasons as number 2
4. I've yet to attend the overland shows in the UK yet but definitely intend to go to whatever ones I can
5. certainly willing to share my mechanic skills with others, as I'm a plant mechanic by trade so do all work and maintenance on my vehicles. I also plan to build my truck into a capable overland vehicle, even if it is a 90, but I suppose if I have no luck I can always go for a 110. I would also be grateful for other information and advice from others.
6. the Facebook platform seems easier to use and quicker to get on and reply with, however thinks like the overland bound talk app have made things simpler than logging into the main website every time from a mobile device .

I hope my answers help Dave
thanks
Aaron
 
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nickburt

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Wallasey, UK
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  1. Live Wirral, work North Lakes
  2. Hour ish, give or take.
  3. Anything, assuming no clashes.
  4. Willing to give any of them a go each year, especially if combined with OB meet.
  5. Vehicle mechanics and off road/expedition prep, electrics, solar, navigation/map reading/route planning.
  6. Forum Platform for searching resources, data, help and historical info. Facebook Platform for a quick look in. Firm believer that forums are the best resource and that FB is killing forums off, but is far from being a replacement.
 
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Defender 90 Keith

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Plymstock, Plymouth, UK
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Keith
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Pierce
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3467

1/. Plymouth, Devon
2/. An hour or so but there aren't many members in Devon
3/. 4 - 5 hours or so although current finances are tight having a newborn on site
4/. Haven't attended any Overland Shows to date although I have attended Various Land Rover shows
5/. I used to assist on Self Sufficiency courses (Survival) in my spare time whilst serving in the Royal Navy.
6/. Forum Platform for definate as I do not use ANY Social Media platforms
 
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Traveler I

Hi,

Interested in the forum but not an OB Member yet.

1 - Rugby Warwickshire
2 - An hour or so
3 - 200 miles ?
4 - overland adventure show Stratford
5 - any general help
6- like the forum but try to use Facebook as little as possible.

We are not 4x4 off roaders but do lots on travel and wild camping in our motorhome.

VIMG_3961.JPGery happy to meet at a camping place for a few beers ?!
 
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Polaris Overland

West Europe Region Director
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Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
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Dave
Last Name
Spinks
Member #

3057

For those interested in the results of the poll conducted here and on the regional FB Forum.
Everyone seems to be on the same page regarding distances willing to travel.
Hopefully a few local meets can be arranged and then wider participation at say the Adventure Overland Show in April 2019.

Thank you to all who took the time to participate.

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Craig.Avery

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Gateside, Beith, Scotland
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Craig
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Avery
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13446

Hey Dave, only now getting round to joining in on the chats. My answers:
1. North Ayrshire
2. 1 - 1 and a half hours drive
3. 3-4 hour drive
4. No but would like to, need to keep myself informed of when they’re on.
5. Not of OB note but will help where I can
6. Both

Looking forward to meeting some members in the coming months
 

Polaris Overland

West Europe Region Director
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Moderator
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Member

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4,951
Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire,
First Name
Dave
Last Name
Spinks
Member #

3057

Hey Dave, only now getting round to joining in on the chats. My answers:
1. North Ayrshire
2. 1 - 1 and a half hours drive
3. 3-4 hour drive
4. No but would like to, need to keep myself informed of when they’re on.
5. Not of OB note but will help where I can
6. Both

Looking forward to meeting some members in the coming months
Thanks Craig greatly appreciated and thanks for getting involved
Dave