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Old 10-23-2017, 05:41 PM
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I am planning on ordering the finishing kit for my 14A next week and was wondering if there are any items that people left out or planned to exchange with other parts. I know about the following item but was wondering if anything else that I may not know of.
Things that I am aware of:
- Plastic Air vents (I am planning for the aluminum vent)
- Sticks ( I am thinking of the prewired sticks that VANs sells)
- Seat backs (wonít need them)
- Canopy options (Plain, Tinted, UV protected)
- Wheels ( I canít Offord Beringer unless they go on sell again)
- Lights (I am going to go with other options)
- Static ports (won't need them)



- Do you know if steps are part of the kit or do they need to be ordered separately.
- Are standard breaks setup for dual or single
- Do I need a bracket for 5-point seat belts
- Parking break????

Are they any other thing that I might not be aware of?
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:12 PM
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Dual brakes - standard
Steps - standard
5 point - standard
Park brake- not included
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:15 PM
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I didn't know there were canopy options .. mine came tinted
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:24 PM
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The standard canopy supplied in finish kits for all the different RV models is tinted at the darkest value legal for night flight. Darker tint is available as an option as well as additional UV protection.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:41 PM
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There is an "SC-15" option for both the canopy and the rear window for the 14. It is supposed to be the same tint but allows much lower UV. It's about $300 more than standard canopy/window.

Also, the steps are not standard on the -14... but they are standard on the -14A
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for all info. Looks like there isn't much other things to leave out. The only other thing that I was contemplating is the prefabbed panel as I may go with a different panel but not sure what the cost saving would be in leaving it out and also whether I can fit things properly without it till the panel that I am going to have cut arrive.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:58 PM
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Also, the steps are not standard on the -14... but they are standard on the -14A
Correct... the OP said for his "14A"
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:02 PM
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I am also getting ready to order finishing kit so this a timely thread. I also did not know there were canopy options. Is there somewhere on the website I should have seen this? What other options are available that I donít know about? I have reviewed the pick list for the kit and cannot find that it includes seats. Maybe I just missed it? Does anyone know if Vans has made a throttle quadrant available yet? Sorry for all the questions and I guess I could just call Vans but yíall are way nicer.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:10 PM
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Different canopys are a special order option. They are not in stock.
Choosing a different canopy will likely extend the delivery time of a finish kit.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:12 PM
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Will NOT likely delay delivery of finish kit IF everything is ordered at the same time. If you change your canopy to a special order afterwards, it will take about 8 weeks from time of the change order. Ask me how I know.
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