Hi David , ive just noticed that my original reply to your post didnt manage to get on here . i think it went something along these lines ……one of the reasons we joined the club was to pick the brains of other owners who might have had similar problems to us with our vehicles . it is far easier to ask the experienced owners for advice than to trawl the internet for often wrong answers ! . also these people may well have an area of expertise that might assist existing members with problems . its always nice to be able to help people but this must be measured against not giving too much for nothing .
i think if queries were posted and answered it might encourage more people to join ( although any more people using the site might slow it down even more ! )
why dont we have a ” help me ” section for both members and non-members to post queries in , we could always encourage them to join the club to reap further benefits and we might also learn something ourselves from them .
another possibility would be to ask them to make a small donation to help with club funds in return for advice .