ANSI OK's New Standards for Park Trailers
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the recommendations of the 2009 Canvass Committee on Recreational Park Trailers to update the ANSI A119.5 Standard for Recreational Park Trailers.
Numerous changes and revisions were made to the approximately 500 building and safety requirements specified in the code, including codes that govern the requirements for arc-fault circuit breakers, tamper resistant electrical receptacles, anchoring systems, propane pressure relief and shutoff valves, gas piping materials, warning labels, carbon monoxide alarms, toilet venting, cleanout fittings, outdoor receptacles approved for outdoor locations and health notices involving formaldehyde emissions.
The new codes were formally circulated on March 1, and the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association’s (RPTIA) board of directors has indicated that the new standard will apply to all RPTIA inspections effective as of Sept. 1, the RPTIA stated in a news release.
Copies of the new standard are only available as a 48-page printed publication by contacting RPTIA at (770) 251-2672 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the publication is $39 for non-members and $36 for members, clubs, associations and government agencies and includes priority mail postage and handling.
Individuals serving on the 2009 Canvass Committee on Recreational Park Trailers included Chuck Ballard, Pacific West Associates Inc.; Larry Beineke, PFS Corp.; Tom Brandt, Fairmont Homes Inc.; Robert A Denman, Pleasant Acres Campground; Philip Gauthier, AHRI; John Harvey, state of Washington; Robert Holliday, Chariot Eagle Inc.; Ted Huff, T.R. Arnold & Associates; Bill Hug, WMH Consulting; James Keller, Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council; David Mihalick, Thor Industries Inc.; Jerry Miller, Woodland Park Inc.; Michael Neidlinger, Skyline Corp.; Paul Probst, North American Forest Products Inc.; Kirk Rensberger, NTA Inc.; Bruce J. Swiecicki, National Propane Gas Association; Monte Taylor, Oregon Building Codes Division; John Walters, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.; and Dennis Webber, RADCO.