Interestingly, they gave me an updated delivery that was changed from June 30 to July 12-15. Today I see that another RL that they have coming had it's date changed from June 30 to July 5 and it has a VIN only 23 from mine. I have emailed the dealer to see if mine is also expected. I wonder if they did not just pad the dates so as not to disappoint a second time.
Clearly the "previously quoted on forum" 200/day production was way off the mark. Late April to now gives a production rate of more like 80-100 per day....
I don't know when my Ridgeline was originally ordered by the Florida dealer, but it had an original production date of 6/1-6/5 that was later updated to 6/26-6/30. Since the order was transferred from the Florida dealer to my Texas dealer on 6/28, I feared it might get delayed again. Fortunately, it did end up getting built because it got a VIN and loaded onto a choo-choo train yesterday. The dealer said "4 weeks", but the status shows an ETA of 6/12-6/16. I have a feeling it will arrive before then, but I know very little about how the automotive distribution system works. I know that the Honda plant loads them on rail carriers (I saw them during the 2010 Ridgeline plant tour and you can see them on the Google satellite view). I assume from there they make one or more interchanges before arriving at a regional distribution hub where they complete their journey to the dealer by truck.
Was I the one who estimated 200/day production? If so, I still believe that was close to reality - at least a few weeks ago based on the best available information at the time. HMA claims the official production start date was 5/5, but maybe they had a "soft" start a week or two prior. If you considered dates and VINs, it looks like Honda dedicated a lot of resources to producing a relatively large number of Ridgelines in a relatively short period of time to fill the initial dealer allotment after which production may have relaxed a bit as production yielded to the other models.