Ron, That's the way it's supposed to work... in theory. The reality is that many FSDOs simply don't have the manpower to do amateur built inspections. I have seen guys get held up for a year waiting on FSDO to do an inspection because they wouldn't cough up the $500+ travel expenses to pay a DAR. It varies widely from region to region and from time to time. DARs are contractors and charge what they think is reasonable for their services. Some are $200. Some are $1000. Some do good inspections. Some will drive up in their motorhome with the boat on behind, sign the paperwork on the way by while heading for the lake and charge you travel time for it on top of their fees. It's a real crap shoot. However, it is a much better system than what we had prior to the rule changes in 1980.
-Jeff Scott Los Alamos, NM ----------------- Why do you even need a DAR during the build? 3 visits, for what? The FSDO in your city will come out for free if you can ahead and get on their schedule for a final inspection, which is all that is required (unless the rules have changed)??. RonSt. Louis, MO _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at http://tugantek.com/archmailv2-kr/search. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org