Seeing as how you are about to drive around 1300 miles, and probably do not have time to fix it, I would grab a spare belt for along the way, and what ever tools you might need to change the belt. Seems kinda weird that it is doing that. I wonder if its the bracket, or that the tensioner wheel itself is crooked.
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