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Discussion in 'LandyZone International Rescue' started by blue beasty, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    When asking for help from LZIR

    Please be clear whether you are asking:-
    • For advice
    • Physical assistance
    To avoid folk scrambling for their Landys when a phone call or posted information would be more helpful.

    LZir isn't an alternative to a national recovery service, but if you do need help then you will get it quicker if you tell us......

    • Your rough location (keep exact location for PM's and phone calls)
    • How urgent it is (is the AA/RAC on it's way or is yer Doris having a baby on the back seat halfway down a boggy lane)
    • What it is you need....tools/towing/winching/scuba divers/cake....
    I wouldn't advise posting your phone number publicly, The Mad Hat Man and Blue Beasty keep the rescue contact list and it's probably best to wait for the thread to get picked up by other members and for them to be contacted.

    It's up to you whether to give out your number to other members that you don't know.
    It might speed things up a little to Private Message MHM and BB your number while you wait for a response.

    Android users I am here app

    Iphone users ( MHM to add)

    How Much Does It Cost

    It is Free But, it's considered good form to offer to cover other members costs if:-
    • part is new or of significant value
    • Upfront fuel costs- if your offered more than a local recovery 10-15 miles or the person offering to help you has to travel a significant distance
        • expecting more than originally agreed, this isn't fair as it's a disincentive to offer further help and abusing goodwill
        • If your seeking to be recovered off forestry tracks and private land must seek land owners permission and expect a good ribbing.
    and to offer yourself up to the forum for ****-taking afterwards......

    Especially that last bit....:p

    Legal
    LandyZone offers a forum contact facility and it should be acknowledged that any assistance is provided subject to availability and without warranty at your own risk

    Any assistance will only be provided with joint agreement of person being rescued and rescuers- if there is no agreement then LZIR will be abandoned.

    Risk
    An Old Fashioned Common Sense Approach and Mutual Agreement of the safest possible solution- a verbal risk assessment of situation should be agreed by all prior to starting.
    EXAMPLE:- your vehicle is bottomed out in Byway Open To All Traffic (BOAT) while every care will be taken- if you agree to assistance plan of action, then if it say damages exhaust on freeing vehicle- Rescuers are NOT Liable

    FeedBack
    Remembering this is run and organised by volunteers who are trying to assist people in a spirit of goodwill and not a paid for service.
    Positive feedback on experiences and if something could be improved- for instance Fanatic got stuck and pointed out that an "I am here app" would assist in finding persons location.
     
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  2. thought it was mine!

    thought it was mine! New Member

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  3. the_wolf

    the_wolf Well-Known Member

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    It's not difficult to post in the correct section you know. Oh and the type of vehicle and engine you have may help ever so slightly
     
  4. Freelaner

    Freelaner Landy Driver

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    the title


    read the title


    :doh:
     
  5. mutsnutz

    mutsnutz Well-Known Member

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    the I am here app is really good should really help folk find you :D
     
  6. undeckedhomer

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    Brill service many thanks
     
  7. easye1

    easye1 Banned

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    it worked out just fine..


    met a nice family in the process..

    Ian..
     
  8. Pompey68

    Pompey68 Member

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    Not needed rescuing (yet) but willing to be added to a list of helperererers if there is such a thing? F.A.B.

    PS, I have a Argos socket set, some WD40 and a tow rope, so I'm like basically as kitted out as a Green Flag recovery guy.
     
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  9. Gogsy

    Gogsy Member Donater

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    If someone, Land Rover or not needs rescued I would help. Not sure about pulling a Centurion Tank out the mud with my Freelander though.
     
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