MM3671, Lesson 2
Item 2-Interior. Having made sure that the doors are thoroughly serviceable, you are ready to inspect the interior
of the MILVAN.
2.1, 2.2, and 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7. Now, turn your attention to the floor of the MILVAN. Examine the floor of
the MILVAN for any curvature. This would permit shifting of even well-braced cargo. Inspect for any
breaks or holes in the floor. Inspect for any splintering, warping, or rotting of the floor boards (figure 2-10).
Check the floor fasteners for any that are corroded, missing, sheared, or loose. Any condition that
endangers the cargo, the equipment, or personnel is sufficient cause for rejection. Floor stains and
separation of joints also constitute a hazard to the shipment.
The floor must be free of any debris, as this, too, could damage the cargo. This is an example of the sort
of defect that can be reported to maintenance personnel for on-the-spot correction.
Figure 2-10. Example of Unacceptable Warping of MILVAN Floor.
2.3. Check all visible portions of the corner fittings and top rails for damage and distortion (figure 2-11).
Inspect the mounting brackets for breaks and distortion.
Figure 2-11. Where To Inspect for Corner Fittings and Top Rails.