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Old 05-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #15
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Pro, are you a Mechanical engineer? I am, and I see some changes That could be made in these systems but I also know about cost vs everything else.
To all, Quality engineering and design is sometimes a process that changes as needs arise. New technology will also impact how a system is engineered. I suspect lots of thought is put into these systems. Sometime poor installation and lack of quality control will impact anything an engineer designs. I know, it's happened to me. I'ts impossible to satisfy everyones needs and make a product that is affordable (Somewhat). I think the design and installation of the various components in my coach will satisfy MOST customers. This is a goal that we all shoot for. While my experience has been mostly in hospitals and clean room (computer chip) design enviornments I have been trained to look at parts of a whole and how they function as an operational system. I like my trailer from an engineering standpoint, the things I don't like I will personalize. I also like the design, both in and out. I just polished my coach for the first time and you don't know your skin until you've applied a coat of polish. When I was done I stood back and walked around and really looked at how beautiful it looked. I am pleased and I am sometimes very, very hard to please.


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Old 05-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #16
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Yes, I am a mechaical engineer, for the Corps of Engineers.

However, I'm in Operations. Rather than coming up with good, new designs, I'm more often tasked with fixing problems that users have encountered with not-so-good designs.

The alternatives I come up with aren't always the least expensive. Nor always the easiest to build. However, I do try to suggest things that are easiest to use once they're built. That's been my job for much of my career, and my collossal ego demands that I admit to being fairly good at it.

I don't always succeed, but it's not for lack of trying.

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