1. Check bottom surface of stream or river. If bottom surface is too soft, do not ford.
2. After fording, apply the brakes a few times to help dry out the brake lining. Be sure brakes are
operating properly before driving at normal speeds.
3. Lubricate all unpainted surfaces with lubricating oil.
4. Lubricate the trailer in accordance with the lubrication chart on page 4-3.
5. Refer to TM 9-238 for deepwater fording information.