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Lewis and Clark
01-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Do any of you guys have the part number for an alternator belt for a 1996 series 60. It is a banded double belt. I have tired two single belts (gates 17500) and they worked for about 2k miles and need continuous tightening.
I have an old banded belt that was on the coach when I purchased it but it does not have any markings to identify it.

Thanks in advance for any help.

01-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Hey Nando,
Haven't seen you on lately. How was the rest of your holiday time at Lazy Days since we had our nice chat ? My coach is in storage about an hour away from our home ,but I will be going there in about 2 more weeks to check on things and will get you the belt # if you still need it then. I carry 2 spares and they are both new. one was purchased from Newell who I'm sure can help you and the other is a NAPA. Both belts are identical but do have different markings. Let me know if you want me to send the #s when I go up.

Lewis and Clark
01-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Hello Larry,

My holidays were great. Back to the regular routine. I will get back to you if I haven't located the number. Thanks for you help.


01-30-2012, 05:11 PM
The series 60 uses at least two different belt configurations that would use different belts. Some series 60s have a belt tensioner. My coach is different. The belt adjusts with a double bolt off the alternator. I've attached a photo of mine. If yours is like mine the belt you need is a Gates GS Powerbelt 2/9500PB or a Detroit Diesel #23520032. Both of these are double belts.

Hope this helps..................

01-30-2012, 10:16 PM
My belt is wider and longer than Steves and has the tensioner he speaks of. I use a breaker bar with a male 15mm socket to get them on and off. Had an alternator issue that was throwing belts, so accumulated a bit of experience with this. do you have the big aircraft size alternator that weighs about 100 pounds or the small one like in Steves pic ?

Lewis and Clark
01-31-2012, 11:17 AM
Thanks Steve, your set up is the same as mine.

Lewis and Clark
01-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks Larry for your info.

Richard and Rhonda
02-01-2012, 12:59 AM
Veddy interesting.

Steve, I didn't know there was such a critter as the double banded belt. Like others I just tightened mine every other trip.

When you get a chance can you post a closeup of the belt?


02-01-2012, 12:00 PM
This is a pretty representative picture of the belt. I can take a photo if a different look is what you are looking for. Amazon has them for $23.37.

02-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Rheavn, my 2000 has a DD60 and has always had two separate belts since I purchased it a few years ago (Gates Green Stripe XL 9495). And, the belts have always squealed on acceleration. Maybe I am using the wrong belts and should switch to the double belt you mention. The DD pulley has a part number of 8929532. When you get a chance, could you check your rig and see if the pulley on your rig has the same part number? If so, then I will give the double belt a try.

02-01-2012, 10:44 PM
Tim & Laura,
My pulley has the same number as yours.

02-02-2012, 12:42 AM
i have double belts for just for my air con compressor.

i found the gates greenstrip powerband equivalent just now.


i will have to get one.