c. Stopping or Parking.
(1) Park vehicle under cover whenever possible to protect tires, canvas, paint, wood,
seals, and batteries from sun, dust, and sand.
(2) At end of daily operation, use compressed air to remove all sand from vehicle
engine and areas around brakes and drums. See after operation services, table 2-2.
(3) If cover is not available, cover vehicle with paulins. When entire vehicle cannot
be covered, protect windows, cab, and engine compartment with paulins to prevent entry
of sand or dust.
2-36. OPERATING UNDER RAINY OR HUMID CONDITIONS
(1) Material inactive for long periods in hot, humid weather can rust rapidly.
Fungus growth may develop in the fuel tank as well as on canvas paulin seats, and other
components. Frequent inspections. cleaning, and lubrication are necessary to maintain
the readiness of vehicles in rainy or humid conditions.
(2) Fuel filter/water separator must be drained frequently because of high
condensation in fuel system (refer to paragraph 3-11e.).
b. Driving Vehicle.
(1) Do not spin wheels when placing vehicle in motion in heavy rain or muddy
conditions. If necessary, place transfer selector lever (4) in LOW to obtain a slow, firm
Pump brakes gradually when stopping vehicle on wet or
slippery roads to avoid losing control and causing injury to
Do not operate vehicle on wet, smooth roads with lowered tire
inflation. Do not operate at too great a speed for road
conditions. Low tire inflation or excessive speeds may result in
loss of vehicle control on wet, smooth roads, and injury to
(2) Lower tire inflation to 25 psi (172 kPa) only when operating off-the-road in
heavy rain. Reinflate tires immediately to correct pounds per square inch (kilopascals)
when operation changes to paved roads. Refer to table 1-4 for tire inflation data. Refer to
paragraph 3-16 for instructions on tire inflation using vehicle air system.