SECTION VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-94. SECURITY PROCEDURES. Refer to AR 190-11 or 190-13.
4-95. PREPARATION FOR NORMAL MOVEMENT. Refer to para. 2-28 for crew procedures to ready the ROWPU
for normal movement.
4-96. PREPARATION FOR EXTENDED ROAD MOVEMENT (OVER 1 HOUR) WITH TEMPERATURE
EXTREMES ENROUTE OR AT RECEIVING END.
Sensitive items as listed in para. 1-11, equipment data, cannot be subjected to
temperatures below 35°F (2°C) or above 110°F (43°C) or damage will occur.
a. Remove RO elements (para. 3-28) and package in accordance with para. 4-97d.
b. Remove listed sensitive items (para. 1-11) and package separately.
c. Ship sensitive items in a temperature controlled environment and store at the receiving end in a temperature
4-97. SHORT TERM (ADMINISTRATIVE) STORAGE.
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when there is a shortage of
maintenance capability. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors as determined
by the directing authority. During the storage period, appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
b. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current preventive check and maintenance services should
be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and all Modification Work Orders (MWOs) should be
c. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, the crew shall perform the flushing, cleaning, and sanitizing
procedures given in para. 2-22. Crew personnel will then perform the end-of-mission ROWPU packup (para. 2-28).
d. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, site selection and environmental factors must be considered.
When not in use, the ROWPU, with the exception of sensitive items, does not require special siting or shelter. If a
temperature controlled shelter is available, storing the ROWPU undercover will minimize routine maintenance. Refer
to para. 1-11, for storage temperature requirements of the ROWPU and the temperature sensitive items. Storage of the
ROWPU in an environment between 35°F (2°C) and 110°F (43°C) requires no further preparation. Storage beyond
these extremes requires the following preparation.
Two different procedures (methods 1 and 2) are given. Either may be used at the
discretion of the directing authority.
e. Method 1.
(1) Plug an extension cord with a 20 amp capacity into the ROWPU auxiliary power connector on exterior of the
van. Voltage must be 110-120 VAC.
The ROWPU fuel pumps are not capable of lifting fuel from a ground storage
container. Use the generator fuel tank as a supply source. Fuel consumption will be
about 1/3 GPH.
(2) Disconnect the generator batteries.
(3) Refer to para. 2-31 and install the generator to ROWPU fuel line. Turn the 24 VDC power supply on and start
both heaters per para. 2-31.
(4) Monitor the ROWPU temperature and heater operation daily to ensure above freezing temperatures.