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Old 04-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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I have spare belts for both my trucks and my MH and carry them with me, along with the tools to change them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
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We purchased a 2005 Winnabego Voyage last June (used) and I am taking it in for its first for me OIL CHANGE...The rig has 12,000 miles on it and my question is should I have engines drive belt replaced..I know it has low milage on it but it is 7 years old...I had my local tire guy inspect all 6 tires and they are good as new, so I am not concerned about them. Curious what everyone out there thinks..Thanks
As others have stated, I would replace the belts and keep the oldies as spares. The tires are a definate replacement item regardless of how they "look" as your 05 is most likely on a 04 chassis. We just traded our 05 Voyage on a 04 chassis for a DSDP and the tires on our unit had a DOT date in 03. We replaced ours in 2010 when they were 7 yrs old and they also looked good. A viable consideration would be the 19.5 size Hankook brand.

If you haven't, make sure the brake recall has been done if on a W20 chassis.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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A broken belt has been known to do a lot of damage and something to take into
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:12 AM   #18
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As has been stated, inspect the existing one, if it looks OK, then get an extra one tuck it away in a zip-lock bag "For the future". If you ever need it, it will be at the most inconvenient time and at the most inconvenient place.
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Sure wish you lived closer to me, when you replace the tires, if they are 22.5 I would sure take them off your hands.

Anyone around Missouri that is replaceing 5 year old or even 7 years that are not weather checked or worn out, send me a pm.

I don't want to cause a big fuss, I just run mine for 10 years or more never had a problem, but that's just me. Do what YOU think is right. Its kinda like democrats and republicans, you aren't going to CHANGE them so why try.:B
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #20
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The safe answer to your question is this:

If you have to ask... The answer is YES (Replace it).
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #21
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One item I wanted checked was the serpentine belt. My (trusted mechanic) told me it fell apart when checking it.
If my trusted mechanic told me that, he would no longer be my mechanic. If he said it was cracked or had some pieces missing, that would be different.
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Yeah, that only happens in cartoons.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #23
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As others have said replace! years ago I lost a outside rear on a trip to Florida trying to save money, my fault. I also lost a belt on a return trip from Tenn. one time, It looked fine, but when it went it wrapped around the alternater and tied itself into a knot, making it to a campground, calling Napa for a replacement and changing it wasn't fun. We learn in time, trust me it isn't worth taking a chance. Replace, you'll be happy that you did. You'll have happier trips. My tires changed this year, including spare. Belt is new. Nothing is ever left to chance. Safe travels.
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I would like to thank all who participated in this forum....I did not think I would get so many responses....I will have belt replaced and keep old one if in decent shape as an emergancy spare.
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