ICL 20-05 and TIRE SAFETY CHECK LIST
7 August 2020
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL CAP UNIT COMMANDERS
SUBJECT: Interim Change Letter – CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of Civil Air Patrol Vehicles
1. This letter immediately changes CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of Civil Air Patrol Vehicles and will remain in effect until revised. Compliance with this letter is mandatory.
2. Add paragraph 2-1. d. that reads “Refer to the Tire Safety Checklist in Attachment 2 for additional guidance on tire inspections when completing the CAPF 73 inspection.”
3. Add new paragraph 3-1. c. that reads “Tires, to include spare, shall be replaced according to manufacturer’s tread wear guidelines and/or at least every six years based on date of manufacture. See the Tire Safety Checklist in Attachment 2 for additional guidance on determining tire age. Ensure purchased tires are the same load rating and size as recommended by vehicle manufacturer.”
4. Delete the following sentence from the beginning of Attachment 2: “Edited from the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DOT HS 809 361”
5. Delete “Tire Safety Checklist” in Attachment 2 on page 18. Replace with the checklist and illustration attached to this letter.
6. For comments or questions regarding this interim change letter, contact Gary Schneider, CAP/LG, at (334) 953-9084, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK E. SMITH Major General, CAP
Attachment: New Tire Safety Checklist
TIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST
1. Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, dry rot or other signs of wear or trauma.
2. Check tire age . Replace all tires (including the spare) if they were manufactured more than six years from date of manufacture. Use graphic below to determine age of tire. It is recommended that all tires be replaced at the same time even if one tire is newer than rest .
3. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread.
4.Make sure tire valves have valve caps
5.Check tire pressure. Correct (inflate or deflate) discrepancy if needed
6. Do not overload the vehicle
7. Check the manufactures manual for maximum load of vehicle
8. If you are towing a trailer, remember some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.
1 NOV 2023/LGT