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Old 08-21-2021, 06:41 PM
KevinPereira KevinPereira is offline
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Default Time to ship after crate date?

Anyone have a recent idea on general time to ship after crating date right now?

Already went through my tool box and practice kit last weekend and just twitting my thumbs right now.
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:39 PM
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N804RV N804RV is offline
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Location: Mount Vernon, Wa
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Your guess is as good as mine.

The "crate date" on my finishing kit was 8/16. I'm taking delivery at Van's. So, I'm just waiting for shipping dept. to call.
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Old 08-21-2021, 08:59 PM
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Location: Missoula MT
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Default crating time

my finish kit shipped ten days after being sent to crating; when I opened the box i was impressed, and totally understand their lead times. They pack it very well, and tight, and well-engineered. My canopy was fully secure, over an engine mount, and lots of assorted other parts packed in, with lots of paper packing to buffer and support the contents en-route. very pleased!
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Old 08-21-2021, 11:59 PM
RVFan671 RVFan671 is offline
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Seattle
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While siging a Van's form a week ago they included a letter that stated 4 to 6 weeks to ship (from crate date). No clue if that will hold true or not, yet as my -10 wings will be crated 11/1.
Bought an O-360 RV4 to fly while building a -10.
Emp completed September 2020
Fuse started October 2020
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Old 08-24-2021, 12:38 PM
skelrad skelrad is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Redmond, WA
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My crate date on the tail kit was supposed to be 8/16. I just got contacted by Van's to complete the payment, and they said it would be about 6 weeks until it was ready for shipping. So about 2 months longer than their website said back when I ordered it.

EDIT: Van's responded back to me and said in all likelihood a tail kit wouldn't take the 6 weeks since it's simpler than other kits. So it may be faster depending on the kit.
RV-9A: Wings

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Old 08-24-2021, 03:44 PM
Bavafa Bavafa is offline
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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I was told 4-6 weeks for crating.
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - SOLD
N258SM RV14A - IO390EXP119 - in progress
Dues paid
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:45 PM
KevinPereira KevinPereira is offline
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Wow so still looks like I got at least another month to ship my RV-8 Emp.
RV-8 Empennage and Wings Ordered
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