Congressional members of both the House RV Caucus and the Northern Border Caucus sent a letter to the Canadian Ambassador last week in support of an effort by the RV industry to gain reciprocity with Canada in the wiring able to be used in production of RVs. At present, the US accepts either the UL (UL 917) or CSA (CSA C22.2 No. 48) listed cable but Canada does not reciprocate; it only recognizes the CSA Group listed wire. This means that US manufacturers must comply with two slightly different, but equally safe standards on units being shipped to Canada.
The CSA is scheduled to meet next month, and one item currently on their agenda is a discussion to decide whether the issue should move forward and what action should be taken. The main two options seem to be adoption of the U.S. standard or a re-write of the standard.
This will be a prime topic of the RV Industry Association’s Canadian Coalition during the upcoming Committee Week in Washington, DC.