ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIEL
(3) Ground plan. The ground plan dimensions are
shown in figure 4-5. The ground plan is provided to give
4-1. Inspecting and Servicing the Equipment
guidance for the location of shelter tent pins, and ground
a. General. New expandable shelters are shipped
anchors. Careful study of the ground plan should
uncrated. Upon receipt of an expandable shelter,
acc6opany erection of the shelter.
carefully inspect the shelter for any damage that may
b. Erection Procedures. Figure 4-6 provides step by
have occurred during transport. Report any damage of
step instructions for erection of the expandable shelter.
expandable shelter to proper authority.
b. Inspection. Inspect the expandable shelter
The erection procedures provided in
components are present. Report any missing
components to proper authority. Inspect all components
for tears, ruptures, breaks, or other obvious shipping or
storage damage. Report any damage to proper authority.
c. Cargo Tiedown Installation/Removal Procedures.
Refer to the below listed instructions and remove the
cargo tiedown installation. (1) Remove the rope net
During installation procedures (para 4-
assembly (3, fig. 4-7) by removing the tiedown ropes
2), carefully inspect all components for
securing it to the strap assembly (1).
holes, tears, or cuts; broken or missing
(2) Remove the web net assembly (2) from the cargo
bolts, nuts, screws, rivets and other
(3) Remove the strap assembly (1) from the shelter
tiedown fitting by disconnecting the metal ring.
a. General. Refer to the following instructions before
4-3. Equipment Conversion
installing or erecting the expandable shelter.
a. Expandable shelters may be interconnected for
(1) Personnel requirements. Under average field
various uses and positioned for desired floor plan or
conditions, the expandable shelter can be set up and
complex layout. Removable panels and swinging door
ready for use in approximately 30 minutes using a crew
panels may be interchanged to facilitate interconnection
and access to shelters.
(2) Site selection. The site selected for erection of
b. Refer to the special text (8 series) for the shelter's
the expandable shelter shall be in accordance with
interconnection with the hospital.
functional requirements and convenient to the other
c. Conversion of expandable shelter is as follows:
elements of the installation. If possible, a site which is
(1) Interchanging removable panels and swinging
fairly level with good drainage should be selected. If
door panels. Interchanging removable panels and
drainage is questionable, the area must be properly
swinging door panels may be accomplished as shown
trenched to ensure adequate drainage away from the
shelter. The site selected for the shelter must be cleared
(2) Installation of bellows section and tread plates.
of rocks, stumps or debris. Fill all holes and level all
Interconnection of expandable shelters is shown and
mounds which might interfere with a reasonably level