Table 3-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item to be inspected-procedure
Check that pins are in place, in serviceable condition, at all required
positions per ground plan, and that all lines are properly connected and
adjusted at the slips. Replace broken wood or damaged metal pins.
Inspect wood poles for cracks, or breaks. Inspect metal poles for bends, or
missing hardware. Replace defective poles.
TENT FABRIC (OUTER SKIN)
Inspect fabric for rips, tears, holes, cuts, broken or missing stitching, mildew,
signs of extreme wear, or any other defect. Report all defects to
organizational maintenance personnel.
WEBBING OR SEAMS
Inspect all webbing and seams for broken or loose stitching. Mark and
report all defects noted.
Check that all tie tapes are present, in serviceable condition, and are being
Check that all slide fasteners at corners, doors, and windows are securely
sewed to fabric, that slider moves properly, and that there are no missing
scoops or stops. Lubricate a sticking slide, or one that moves with
difficulty, Report a defective slide to organizational maintenance.
Check that all D-rings, round rings, grommets, ridge plates, tent slips,
fairleads, eyes, and snaphooks are present, in servicable condition, and
are in proper use.
Inspect windows for torn screen, defective window pane, inoperable slide
fastener, missing tie tapes, or torn or missing stitching. Lubricate a
sticking slider. Mark and report other defects to organizational
LINER AND VESTIBULE (WHEN IN USE)
Perform checks 1 through 7 above for liner or vestibule when in use.