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    Heading West

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    The trip starts today. 6 bike, 2 surfboards, 2 kids (9yrs and 4 months), 1 dog the wife and myself!
    Plannning to make it somewhere outside of Las Vegas by tonight and camp on BLM land then...
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    Not much to add.......just AWSOME!

    Not much to add.......just AWSOME!
  3. RAGBRAI is on my list for sure. Looks like a...

    RAGBRAI is on my list for sure. Looks like a great time. Thanks for the post.
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    Our Story

    My wife and I say we have "gypsy blood" :) We have a 9 year old Son we home school and a (now) 6 week old Son! We've been back on the road since he was 4 weeks old. Currently we are camped just...
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    I had an 87' Vanagon Syncro for 12 years with my...

    I had an 87' Vanagon Syncro for 12 years with my wife and 2 pup's. We loved it and it took us on so many adventures. I will say anything involving a VW Van will require many instances of crawling...
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    Tire pressure sensor

    For those who have made the switch from 19" down to 18" non-LR rims (or other sizes) what did you so about the pressure sensor system? I almost put 18" wheels on last year when I cut a tire but held...
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    LR3 with 27' Camper

    We tow our 27' Kodiak camper (4800LBS dry weight, never weighed it loaded) with our 2008 LR3. We've pulled it out to California, Idaho and all around Colorado. Taking I-15 out to California we had...
  8. Shimano SRAM

    Shimano and SRAM shifter's and derailleurs are not compatible, they have a different "throw" or distance they move with each shift. The cassettes however are inter changable. So, if you want SRAM...
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    That's us!

    We have a 2008 LR3, prior to that a 2001 Disco II. First off, no comparison on comfort, the LR3 is wonderful. We are a family of 3, soon to be 4 and the family dog. With it large tow capacity we...
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    What fun, well done!

    What fun, well done!
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    We have an NRS inflatable. It's great for tooling...

    We have an NRS inflatable. It's great for tooling around on lakes and bays. Certainly it's a bit sluggish and slow compared to a full hard board but it works well for our needs. Also it is not good...
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    A few question

    Who administers the land: BLM, USFS, the Town, Etc
    Do you have a bike shop in town to work with on trail advocacy?
    Have you contacted IMBA to see if they have any partners in the area?

    Going to...
  13. Great report, we live 2 hrs from Moab and I'm...

    Great report, we live 2 hrs from Moab and I'm still in awe with it every time we go. Hell of a job on the trail side repair to, well done.
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    Our set up

    We lean a bit more towards the Expedition "basecamp" model :)
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    Thank you

    Thank you for the kind words. With regard to the light's, all other lights on the trailer work (running, left turn and brake) just the single turn lamp is not functioning. And again if I turn off the...
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    LR3 trailer lights inop (sometime)

    Hi all, I posted this on a Land Rover repair board and have not heard much yet so I thought I'd put it on here:
    So I've had this problem from day one of hooking up a trailer. Basically when driving...
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    Toyo H/T Open Country

    I had to get new tires last summer while on a trip (sliced a tire). We were very far from home and I actually had the guy price out new 18" wheels and tires. The price difference was about $350 to...
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    I'm beginning to understand what's going on. DSC...

    I'm beginning to understand what's going on. DSC seem to be more for higher speed situations. In my experience I was going under 10MPH jumping from one muddy rut to another. Nothing out of control or...
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    Ok, I didn't see a Traction Control feature in...

    Ok, I didn't see a Traction Control feature in the LR3 manual so I thought DSC served the same function. However I also saw DSC should be disabled in some off road situations. I'll have to play...
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    LR3 Dynamic Stability Control

    So today I was heading back on one of our dirt County roads to go skiing. The road is plowed for several miles eventually ending at a giant pile of snow and no longer plowed. With the warmer weather...
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    The other way to approach this is buy good stuff...

    The other way to approach this is buy good stuff for your kid then ebay it when done. My wife bought nice brand name cloths for our first Son and when he out grew it she would ebay it and get 50-75%...
  22. Check your Fire Dept

    Check with your local Fire Dept. Our's does a program where you head down with your car and they provide you with a brand new one and show you how to install it for $20! And it's a nice care seat. We...
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    Ok, thanks again. I do have rotors and pads for...

    Ok, thanks again. I do have rotors and pads for front and rear waiting here at my house. I took it in for service a month ago and they said the rear pads were getting thin (but still ok). I bought...
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    Ok, thank you for the reply. I bought pads and...

    Ok, thank you for the reply. I bought pads and rotors for front and rear and the front kit came with a wear sensor. I guess if I trip the rear I'll have to order one of those as well as I assume they...
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    LR3 pad wear sensors?

    Hi all, I have a 2008 LR3. I knew I had front pad wear sensors but I pulled the rear wheels today to check pad thickness and I saw a wire running down to the caliper. I've attached a picture. Is that...
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