Section II. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
13-5. GENERAL STORAGE AND SHIPPING INFORMATION
a Storage procedures will be such that the vehicle can be returned to service and operated with
minimum delay. Disassembly should be limited to that necessary to clean and preserve exposed surfaces and
equipment and to the maximum extent consistent with safe storage. The vehicle will be placed in storage in
as nearly a completely assembled condition as practical.
b. Storage site selection should offer maximum protection from the environment and provide access for
inspection, maintenance, and vehicle exercise if necessary.
c. For long-term storage, refer to MILV.62038 for information concerning preparation of vehicles and
Before applying preservatives, thoroughly clean all vehicle surfaces of corrosion, soil, grease,
damaged paint, or other foreign materials. Refer to TM 9-2320-387-10 for cleaning instructions.
l Drycleaning solvent is flammable and will not be used near an
open flame. A fire extinguisher will be kept nearby when the
solvent is used. Use only in well-ventilated places. Failure to do
this may result in injury to personnel and/or damage to
l Protective gloves, clothing, and/or respiratory equipment must
be worn whenever caustic, toxic, or flammable cleaning
solutions are used. Failure to do this may result in injury to
personnel and/or damage to equipment.
l Do not allow cleaning compounds to come into contact with
rubber, leather, vinyl, or canvas materials. Damage to
equipment may result.
l Do not use compressed air when cleaning vehicle interiors.
Damage to equipment may result.
b. Descriptions and uses of cleaning compounds, solvents, drycleaning solutions, and corrosion-removing
compounds are found in TM 9-247. Refer to TM 9-2320-387-10 as a general guide of cleaning materials used
in removing contaminants from vehicles.
13-7. INSPECTIONS, STOWAGE, AND INVENTORY
Perform semiannual (S) PMCS on vehicles intended for limited storage or shipment (para. 2-12).
b. Apply all urgent MWOs to vehicle and equipment (DA Pam 25-30).
c. Inventory the vehicle and components (TM 9-2320.387.lo-HFt) and ensure proper stowage of
components and BII (TM 9-2320-387-10).
d. Prepare uninstalled BII and government-furnished equipment in accordance with para. 13.4a.