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Old 10-02-2016, 12:04 PM
KatanaPilot KatanaPilot is offline
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Locust Grove, GA
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Van's suggestion was to clamp and pull the tabs into alignment. My concerns of stressing the brackets and firewall were met with a "we haven't had any problems with it". Not exactly a glowing recommendation of the method but I understand their position.

My suggestion of a note in the construction drawings was met with an equally satisfying "I will suggest that to engineering and see if they want to do it, but don't expect anything".

I am new to homebuilding and to dealing with Van's so I have little experience to be in a position to criticize. I know I'm not the first person to have this issue and a note on the drawings is neither difficult to implement nor an admission of error on Van's part. Sharing of "tribal knowledge" is necessary and appreciated.
Krea Ellis

Locust Grove, GA
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