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    Aftermarket thermostat and Engine Temps.

    Your dash gauge will never move past normal until you are actually overheating - most "modern vehicles" are like that. If I follow correctly you changed the housing and thermostat, I would suspect the thermostat. D2 guys have run into this a lot in the last year units sold as 180F actually...
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    Suggestions requested

    No packing guns in national or provincial parks - it needs to stay locked up. As to bears in general, in BC. They are not really that much of a threat, your biggest issue will be human habituated garbage/camp ground bears. These are not generally an issue in big provincial/national camp...
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    How much do you cram into your roof?

    Very little or nothing, but I am alone so it is easier. I would suggest you limit the weight and height of anything you put up there. Start pretty simple, when I put stuff on the roof it is stuff I do not expect to use : Spare parts Emergency food box (stuff I would need in the event the...
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    Expedition BC's 2019 Roam Wild group trip

    Great trip report. I have gone back through that almost every year in the last 7 myself, it is a beautiful area to travel with huge number of routes and almost always something new to see.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Out with the Roverlanders of BC end of December
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    Buying a used Discovery in 2020

    I looked at both an LR3 and D2, and ended up with a D2. It had 240000 Km on it and was reasonably well looked after. The biggest issue is the engine, the same basic engine as a D1/RRC but bored out and set to run hot for emissions. It is honestly my only concern, everything else has been...
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    What do you use for a truck gun?

    I would add the below, although it may be self evident useful, for a variety of tasks Which why I have a short barreled pump shotgun works for predator defense, as well if need be hunting just by changing ammo. It is good multi purpose tool. I understand the whole handgun thing but outside...
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    Don't go out alone - and bring your recovery gear.

    @DieselRanger good to know about the tree cover
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    Don't go out alone - and bring your recovery gear.

    Will just add a comment to PLB's call and confirm they will in fact work where you travel and what limitations there maybe. In my discussions with Garmin, there a lot of places in the Pacific Northwest they could be marginal, deep heavily wooded valleys that limit the sky view and usability...
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    Don't go out alone - and bring your recovery gear.

    That is thick ice, must been a lot of work to break it down so you could get free.
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    Long road to nowhere.

    Heading west along the Fraser River, towards the Big Bar ferry
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    Just purchased a LR4 w/ 60K miles, now what?

    @MrWiggles, tires if you are in the Rockies or the Pacific Northwest as noted by @mpinco there can be a lot of sharp rock. You want some sidewall height and a good solid tire. I run Cooper St Maxx load range E on my Discovery currently, and on an R50 Pathfinder previously. I have not holed a...
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Sorry I was off bouncing around, another part of BC. Those images were taken on Stave Lake road East just North of Mission BC.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    On top of China head Mtn BC, about 6670 feet with the Roverlanders of BC
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Out for a short run this week end - 20 minutes of pavement a couple of hours of gravel
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    That and avoiding campsites that have problem bears, it is pretty easy to determine. Get out of your vehicle and take a walk around look for bears sign and garbage. If you find either move on or accept you may have a variety of late night visitors.
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    Up here in BC they are delightfully vague on the topic. The problem is in many places there is no hard and fast rules and poachers have made things way worse for us at least in BC. So if in doubt off to court you go in many cases. But is worth the effort to call.
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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    I will just add beyond your truck, have a good reliable contact who know your route and set some check in times. My rule of thumb is always call my wife when I fuel up, she can generally track me via APRS but that is not 100% in Pacific Northwest so that is why I call. If I miss a call on a...
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    All those below you are pretty much out of luck in BC, the critical issue in British Columbia is risk to life rather than property. However that is pretty unlikely in my experience assuming you are generally acting in, "bear aware and safe manner". I travel solo and even with bear sign in...
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    Here British Columbia, it is a tough call, you will interviewed and possibly charged. Note if you are in a Provincial Park you will be charged with the discharge of a firearm in a park, so bear spray is your only option there. If you have to take a bear down you are required to report it to...