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Old 07-28-2019
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Default Tensioner Trouble in Omak, Washington

My family and I are on a little vacation trip and we are meandering back through Eastern Washington. Some Belts started to squeal and then stopped a minute or so after. We pulled over and I have diagnosed that the water pump belts are loose and the tensioner will need to be tightened. I have loads of tools with me and can can buy or procure anything necessary to do the job. My need is a place to do this job with 110v connection. (To keep the batteries up and run any necessary tools) this may require the radiator to be pulled. Anyone know anyone who can offer a place to park while we do this? Any help is much appreciated!! We are about 6 hours from home. Over some steep mountains so I don’t want to risk it.
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Find a rest area and start you generator.
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I replaced an air bag in a Home Depot parking lot once,that way if i needed a tool i could run inside and get it.
I did ask the manager first.
He had me park out of the way and i did not make a mess.
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Generator is down for the moment. I looped it out because of a significant fuel leak.

We are at Walmart. I’d feel much more comfortable putting a new airbag in this parking lot. But pulling the radiator feels like a bit much.
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A rest area will work,like Rick says,or an empty lot or closed down gas station.
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Where are you, exactly?
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Latitude 48.415967 Longitude-119.504762

Home Depot parking lot in Omak, WA.
920 Engh Rd
Omak, WA 98841
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Going to move to
Cark Precht RV park
Omak Ave, Omak, WA 98841
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Got it sorted out. I was able to adjust the tensioner and the fan without pulling the radiator. It was wicked tight and I needed a couple wrenches that I didn’t have that helped a lot. But all done back on the road!!
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