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Old 11-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #101
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I'm a big fan of checking the easy stuff first. While your bus was sitting there those years the batteries likely froze which usually wrecks batteries and bad batteries can make the alt look bad.

If you have a battery charger try charging them overnight. If they don't get up to 12.7 volts or so they're shot. If they do take a charge they still need to be load tested. Once you have known good batteries you can test the alternator. It may be shot too, but I'd bet those batteries are history.
Definitely check your batteries first like Roach said. Was that voltage with the engine off? If it was with the engine running, you will be needing an alternator. I don't know if Amazon ships to Belgium, but you should check there for parts. I bought a Ford Motorcraft Reman alternator with no core charge for $156. The cheapest from the dealer with discount was $235.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #102
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I'm a big fan of checking the easy stuff first. While your bus was sitting there those years the batteries likely froze which usually wrecks batteries and bad batteries can make the alt look bad.

If you have a battery charger try charging them overnight. If they don't get up to 12.7 volts or so they're shot. If they do take a charge they still need to be load tested. Once you have known good batteries you can test the alternator. It may be shot too, but I'd bet those batteries are history.
Definitely check your batteries first like Roach said. Was that voltage with the engine off? If it was with the engine running, you will be needing an alternator. I don't know if Amazon ships to Belgium,.
Nope!!! Amazon does not ship overseas...... My son is station over in Germany and Amazon would NOT ship to there........
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #103
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OK, I guess you'll need to take it to your guy then.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #104
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #105
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Happy Holidays! It appears you are well prepared for them.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #106
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!!!!!Looks like the party is at your place!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS,
and may the Lord lift up your spirit and shine his countenance upon you and your family now and forever more.
To all the people of good will in Belgium, Merry Christmas.
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We'll all be right over! Happy Hollidays! Jack
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Very festive! Those Airstreams are soooo cool.

Here in Michigan we've had a few snow showers but nothing that stuck so far. Seems like our climates may be similar.

How'd the alternator adventure turn out?
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Hi guy's,
Just had my 40th birtday with my friends this weekend.
The pictures are not from a holiday or so but these are taken in our garden with our Airstream.
Just to let you all see how long our combination is going to be when all of the paperwork is done and the bus is legal on the Belgian roads.
Wish we already had a holiday
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We wish you all a very nice and happy new year ! ! !
Greetings from Belgium !

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