Section II. DEEP WATER FORDING
4-6. INSPECTION OF DEEP WATER FORDING KIT INSTALLATION.
Inspection. Check kit installation to ensure all parts have been installed. Ensure all necessary areas have been
sealed or taped and attaching hardware (screws, clamps) are present and tight. Ensure equipment removed from
vehicle for fording has been properly stowed.
If you plan on fording in a sandy area over 56 in. (1.42 m) deep for a long time,
remove engine compartment hull access plates before entering water. This allows
sand to drain out instead of building up and binding controls when leaving water.
Bilge Pump Operation. Ensure bilge pump works before entering water. Turn BILGE PUMP switch (1) ON at
accessories control panel (2). BILGE PUMP indicator light (3) should come on and there should be no unusual
noises from pump. Turn BILGE PUMP switch to OFF when pump is checked.