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NEWS | Feb. 11, 2020

M1087A1 Expansible Van: Keep Floor Tracks Clear and Free

Soldiers prepare an M1087 medium tactical vehicle expansible van

Photo by Matthew Wilson


When extending or compressing your M1087A1 van, make sure there isn’t any dirt or debris in the floor tracks. Extending or compressing the van while the floor tracks are blocked can seriously damage the van.


Damage can result if van is extended or compressed while floor tracks are blocked

Damage can result if van is extended or compressed while floor tracks are blocked


Regularly check the floor tracks and clean out anything that isn’t supposed to be there. And don’t block the floor channels when you store gear, tools or other equipment in the van.
 

Keep floor tracks clean and free of debris

Keep floor tracks clean and free of debris


Also, before extending or compressing the van, make sure the left- and right-hand side doors are open. If the doors are left closed, the floor panels can snag the retainer nuts on the door handles. That damages the triangular floor bracket assemblies and rollers. Then you can no longer expand or compress the van.
        
Before compressing the van sides, make sure the front and rear floor panel covers are raised from the floor tracks. That protects the covers from damage.

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