(2) Tie a 1/2-inch rope at least 15 feet (4.6 meters) long to each rear shelter towing eye.
(3) Position a man on each rope to assist in positioning the shelter during the lifting operation.
(4) Lower the truck tailgate and make sure that all tools and equipment have been removed from the truck body.
To avoid injury to personnel and damage to equipment, permit only those individuals actually
engaged in the lifting operation to be near the vehicle and the lifting device. Also, all
instructions relative to the lifting operations must come from the crew supervisor.
Do not jerk the shelter when lifting. A pull greater than the actual amount required to lift the
shelter will tear the lifting eye assemblies from the shelter.
Avoid swinging the shelter from side to side. The additional stress placed on the lifting eye
assemblies will tear the lifting eye assemblies from the shelter.
(5) Slowly lift the shelter with the crane or helicopter, to a position just high enough to clear the body of the
transportation vehicle. The unit may be transported to the new operating site by helicopter if necessary.
All personnel must remain clear of the truck while the assemblage is being lowered into position.
Do not bounce or jar the shelter. Bouncing or jarring can loosen the bond between the skin and
foam-core and reduce the rigidity and strength of the shelter.
(6) Back the truck into position under the assemblage and using the towing eye ropes to guide the assemblage into
position, slowly lower it onto the truck body.
(7) Remove the lifting ring from the lifting hook and disassemble the lifting ring and sling hooks. Remove the sling
center hooks from the lifting eyes and the 1/2-inch ropes from the rear towing eyes.
Tiedown procedures are identical for each side of the shelter.
(8) Install the tiedown ring assembly (see fig. 4-2) above the center support on the cargo bed siderail of the truck.