Update on the Goodyear "Gatorback" fan belt
I installed a "Gatorback" fan belt on my W-22, 8.1 gas engine in September of '09. It stopped the squeeling-- for a while.
Today it squeeled for a second or two and then let go. Yes the dash air was on.
Here's what it looks like today-
Installed in Sep, '09 and 3000 miles later.
I carry a spare belt and I crawled up under the rig, on the shoulder of the Interstate, near my house, and installed it. I'm getting ready for the trip to Maine (from North Carolina) in two weeks. I filled the rig with gas, propane, and got it weighed. I was checking out the new dash A/C compressor, as it's been hot as the devil since I pulled into the home place after a winter on the Gulf Coast. I immediately went and bought another spare- A Gates belt. The Car Quest # KO61080 (it's a 108" belt).
No more "Gatorback" belts for me.
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.