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Old 06-17-2022, 06:34 PM
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Default Vans backlog is getting better

I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
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Old 06-17-2022, 08:18 PM
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Generally, this is good news. For me, not so much. I ordered the finish kit before the fuse arrived due to the price increase that was announced. I could use an extra few months beyond the 14 that was stated when I ordered. I'm headed towards that $75K engine and prop necessity faster than I want to be.
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Old 06-17-2022, 11:00 PM
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Is there a backlog for one-off parts, or just kits? I just put a small parts order in but totally forgot they're having trouble/delays.
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:14 AM
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Vans website will indicate if the part is "in stock". My experience is - if it says in stock, I get it in about a week.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:51 AM
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I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
lucky you!...RV7 here ordered last June wont see it till this November probably crating about the same time as yours...due to the "batching" you get bumped up the list.
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Old 06-25-2022, 02:16 AM
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Just another data point on this.
Ordered my -8 fuse in November, with a 12 month + lead time. Just got an email with crating in early/mid September.
So things are getting better.
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:03 AM
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Just another data point on this.
Ordered my -8 fuse in November, with a 12 month + lead time. Just got an email with crating in early/mid September.
So things are getting better.
I don't know about that....I ordered an RV8 finish kit a year ago next week and it said 6 month lead time on their website. I just got notified that it may kit some time October, so I'm not expecting it until November. That's almost a 1-1/2 years. I'm not thrilled....but I guess I understand.
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:39 AM
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I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
Full-kit meaning what? Including Finishing and FWF?

I ordered my Finish kit in January and haven't heard any news.
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:19 PM
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Ordered RV-7 wings (slow build) March, 30th, 2022. Crating date is currently Aug 12 2022 - Sep 2 2022.
Ordered RV-7 fuselage (slow build) May, 26th, 2022. Crating date is currently Aug 5 2022 - Aug 26 2022.
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:50 PM
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I would also be interested to hear of finish kit time scales if anybody has recent info - I ordered a 7 finish kit in February 2022.
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