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Can anything go on top?

Dear Half-Mast,

Once and for all, can we or can we not store and transport anything on top of commo shelters?


Dear Sergeant I.W.K.,

You cannot!

CECOM and the folks at Ft Huachuca that have to fix the shelters are dead set against storing or transporting anything on top of the shelters.

In the past, PS has recommended that if you must do it, use pallets to save the shelter skin, but CECOM has nixed this idea, too.

So, the bottom line is, look elsewhere for storage areas.

To reinforce this, you might get your commander's authorization to stencil THIS IS NOT A LOAD-BEARING SURFACE on top of your shelters.

If you're not satisfied with this answer, put on your thinking cap and come up with a light-weight, non-interfering, over-the-cab design with a total added load not exceeding 150 lbs. Send you suggestion to CECOM for evaluation.

If CECOM says you're good to go, submit your idea to the SMART program. You might be the guy who solves this storage problem and earns a few bucks to boot!

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Title Annotation:Commo Shelters ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:Mar 1, 2004
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