The van body skin acts as a moisture barrier to protect not only personnel and machinery inside the
shelter, but also the electrical wiring and connections between the van walls. All punctures or
penetrations of the outer van body skin should be repaired as soon as possible in order to avoid a
condensation buildup and subsequent electrical problems.
Never lift the van body by placing one end of the cable around the bonnet. Always use the lifting
Disconnecting van body from truck.
Disconnect four wire connectors from van body right-hand and left-hand clearance and blackout
lights. Refer to the wiring diagram, (fig. 4-16) when disconnecting the wires.
Disconnect fuel line and electric connections to personnel heater.
Remove nut (1, fig. 4-17) and washers (2) from bolts (3) securing front of van body (15) to truck
Retain all mounting hardware for replacement van body.
Remove bolts (3, fig. 4-17), washers (4), spring (5), and wood spacer (7) from the mounting
Remove nuts (11, fig. 4-17) and washers (10) securing bracket (6) to the wood rail (12).
Remove bolts (4) securing center and rear of the van body to the truck chassis.
Remove nut (2, fig. 4-19) washers (3) and capscrew (4) securing rear of van body to the truck
Lifting van body from truck chassis.
Place suitable blocking where van body is to be located.