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NEWS | Dec. 6, 2021

FMTV: Expansible Van Stair Bracket Failure

Expansible Van
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Maintenance leaders, if you have an M1087A1 or M1087A1P2 FMTV expansible van, the side platform mount brackets are coming loose from the van body, causing the side platform to potentially collapse.

TACOM maintenance action (MA) message MA 21-004 advises that in order to prevent possible injury or damage to equipment, don’t use the expansible van’s side platform. The guidance also states that units are to “lock out and tag out” the side door” to which the side platform is attached. This guidance is causing some confusion.

Instead, place signs that state “Do Not Use” on the inside of the personnel doors on both sides of the van. Make sure that the “Do Not Use” signs are clearly visible.

Note that you can still extend the sides of the expansible van and TACOM will provide a follow-up message once a permanent solution is developed and approved.
        
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