An about face' on interface hit.
WHY SO GLUM, CHUM?
I'M REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT'S IN THIS TRAILER INTERFACE KIT OF YOURS!
I'm confused about some of the information in the BII of TM 9-2330385-10 (Apr 09) for the M1076 PLS trailer.
Item 12 in WP 0049-6 is the trailer interface kit, NSN 2590-01-5077132. But the drawing only shows the left- and right-hand vehicle loading ramps. Both of these loading ramps are also shown as Items 13 and 14 in WP 0049-7.
If you click the Characteristics tab for the kit in FED LOG, it shows the part numbers for 11 different items totaling 16 pieces, none of which crosses to an NSN.
So if you order the trailer interface kit, you should get more than just the two loading ramps. Right?
I can understand your confusion.
When you order the trailer interface kit, you'll get the left- and right-hand loading ramps. In addition, you'll receive a left-hand double angle bracket, NSN 5340-01-527-0985, and a right-hand double angle bracket, NSN 5340-01-5270986. Both mount to the side of the stowage box.
The list of components you see on FED LOG is actually the components that are used to make up the two brackets. TACOM is working with DLA to get the Characteristics data cleared up in FED LOG.
Another potentially confusing issue is exactly how many left- and right-hand loading ramps are needed per trailer. The trailer interface kit has one of each. Item 13 indicates a separate quantity of one right-hand ramp. And Item 14 gives an additional quantity of two for the left-hand ramp.
Add it all up and you have a total of two right-hand loading ramps and three left-hand loading ramps required as BII. But that's the wrong answer.
The right answer is that you only need the trailer interface kit (Item 12).
Items 13 and 14 will stay in the TM, but only to provide the NSNs in case a replacement ramp is needed. Note that the quantity for Item 14 will be changed to 1. The drawing for the trailer interface kit will be changed to show all four of its components.
The description will be updated to say the kit is located on the side rather than inside the stowage box.
I HOPE THAT CLEARS UP THE CONFUSION!