Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Co. Down
My Motorhome: Hymer B598PL
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Whilst it is not, to my knowledge, a requirement I did carry a spare fan belt.
I worked on the principle quoted by Mr. Plodd. My van was a Ford Transit which had a timing chain, so that was good, but I could envision the breaking of the 'fan' belt on a Friday night in rural France. So I carried a spare and to go with it I laminated the route the belt should be fitted on. It was quite complex as it zigzagged past the water pump, alternator, fan etc.
My rationale was I could be recovered or fixed at the side of the road by the local mechanic. The laminated route card eliminated the need for any technical chat which would be way above my 'pay grade'!