RVIA Takes a Fresh Look at Park Trailer Standards
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) team of inspectors met with staff from the association’s Standards and Education department from May 7-9 at RVIA headquarters in Reston, Va.
The meetings are held regularly to help maintain and improve the consistency in the standards inspection process. The primary focus at this session was to educate staff on the ANSI A119.5 Recreational Park Trailer Standard (2009 edition) requirements with park trailer manufacturers now able to join RVIA as members, according to a news release.
While many of the park trailer requirements are very similar to the RV requirements of NFPA 1192, John Proteau, RVIA’s standards administrator/chief inspector, developed a park-trailer deviation database to identify additional criteria, such as construction, structural and thermal, that the inspection staff reviewed to become familiar with in order to conduct park trailer inspections.
During the meeting, the group also reviewed RV-related code changes and other technical issues that may have arisen since the group last met in December during the RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.