Hiring your own mechanic is a good idea and I wish you luck in doing so.
I’ve got to ask: you’re ordering another RV-12 “right now for delivery in January.” How did you accomplish that? When I last inquired (in the Spring of 2019) about RV-12 delivery times, Van’s sales department told me it would be a year and a half!
Santa Monica, CA
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