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Old 05-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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007 - I see you have a Mtn. Aire gas as do I. We are going to Alaska this summer and wondering if an extra belt would be a good idea? 28,000 mi on coach.
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007 - I see you have a Mtn. Aire gas as do I. We are going to Alaska this summer and wondering if an extra belt would be a good idea? 28,000 mi on coach.
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Personally I would not normally think such things as spare belts need to be carried at that milage. However, Alaska may be different as finding a suitable replacement may prove more difficult than elsewhere in the U.S. There are adequate repair shops in many towns and cities but getting some non-standard items, like some found on a motorhome, may be a problem.
I would take various spares like fan belts, filters, fluids, etc.
Enjoy your trip.
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mercerc44, welcome to irv2

Wish I had a MA but KS is a good one just don't have the hardwoods. As to a belt yes I would bring one and maybe a spare tire if possible. I know the roads are all paved in Alaska but thru Canada not sure. Was in Signal Corp Army ,57-58, TDY must of the time many years ago. You will fine the state fasinating everything is bigger than Texas and more expensive if I recall. Enjoy irv2 and your trip. Be safe and enjoy the sites its a long trip.

You can post your coach and chassis and tow info in your signature profile and because you have a Newmar I can make you Newmar forum member so what say.
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007 - I added some info to my profile. Not sure if it registered. Think I will get another belt. I talked to WH and they said I needed to get one through a Workhorse service center. Does that sound right?
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Adding to my last. The road may be paved, sometimes, there are many re-construction locals that are gravel, today, yesterday and tomorrow. Your chanches of damaging a windshield is high. Not from your driving, you can slow to near nothing and a truck coming at you will take full care of that.
I've done Prudhoe Bay to Idahoe. It is beutiful scenery but be aware you may have damage. Been there done that.
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Thanks for the profile, as to belt go to FIND above and type in "8.1 DRIVE BELT" TAKE OFF CHECK AND YOU WILL FINE YOUR INFO.
How about the Newmar forum thing.
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mercerc44, That would probably be my number one item on my list, expect windshield damage either on the motorhome or on the towed vehicle, the roads are not all paved and the logging trucks rumble by you as if they were on paved roads, good luck and enjoy Alaska a truly beautiful state. Ed.S
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:31 AM   #9
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Got the belt today. Thanks for the info. Called one WH service center, never heard back. Tried another one and they had the part number and a Dayco cross ref. number. Local parts store had one. By the way, Ed Skibinski, we are headed to Alaska with the Newmar caravac and also have signed up for the International in Vermont. See you there.
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