4-4. Reinstallation After Movement
After arrival at the new worksite, a certain amount of assembly will be required. The degree of assembly will depend to
a great extent on the distance traveled and the time spent in transit. Analysis of the individual situation should determine
the extent to which the following procedures will be followed:
a. Unloading After Movement. If it is desired to set up the shelter on the ground, proceed as follows:
(1) Select a site where the ground is firm and dry and has good drainage.
(2) Level the ground on which the shelter will be placed, and position enough concrete blocks or wooden beams on
the leveled spot to support the shelter adequately.
(3) Remove the wooden blocks installed between the shelter and the sides and front of the truck body.
(4) Loosen all tiedown turnbuckles and remove sling hooks from truck and shelter tiedown rings.
(5) Install the lifting ring on the sling hooks to form the sling assembly.
(6) Install sling assembly as shown in figure 4-1, ensuring that the turnbuckle ends of the sling cables are connected
to the lifting eyes.
(7) Tie a 1/2-inch rope at least 15 feet (4.6 meters) long to each rear shelter towing eye.
(8) Position a man on each rope to assist in positioning the shelter during the lifting operation.
(9) Lower truck tailgate.
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
(10) Slowly lift the shelter with the crane or helicopter, to a position just high enough to clear the body of the
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.
(11) Move the transportation truck clear of the area and carefully lower the shelter to the previously prepared area of
(12) Check the level at the rear of the shelter and at the side. Make any adjustment necessary to level the shelter.
(13) Remove sling assemblies from the shelter and 1/2 inch ropes from towing eyes.
(1) Refer to paragraph 4-2 for necessary installation instructions.
(2) Refer to paragraph 4-1d. for instructions on filling the water tank.