Hi, new member and new owner of above RV. I need to replace the fan belts and after searching the archives here, I purchased 2 Bando BX45 belts, which are 17mm wide and 48” or 1220mm outside length.
There is no way on earth that these are the correct size and no way they are going on without really damaging the belts. I have the alternator adjuster bolt removed at this point and it is tilted towards the engine until it’s hitting the engine block and the belt is easily 2” short of going on. And this is at the loosest adjustment possible of alternator.
To answer some possible questions, I am a mechanic and have installed hundreds of belts of all kinds in cars/trucks/lawnmowers/you name it.
This belt is seriously too small.
Anyone have actual experience installing belts on an Isuzu turbo diesel coach? I’m about to order some slightly larger ones online but wonder if anyone knows the optimal size. Thanks in advance!