The M1087A1 expansible van’s TM 9-2320-392-10 (Oct 17) and the M1087A1P2’s TM 9-2320-333-10 (Sep 15) don’t give you cautions for everyday operations. So, here are two (2) important ones for you.
- Before extending the M1087’s sides, scan around the van and make sure there’s plenty of space around it. That way you won’t bang the sides into something and cause damage.
- Before placing the van sides back into their normal position, scan inside the van. Make sure all equipment is properly stowed, tied-down or braced. If not, you’ll risk bending, twisting, breaking or otherwise damaging the brackets, rivets, hinges and other components inside the van.
Bent bracket inside van
Make a note until the TMs are updated.