The primary goal of the Standards Department Inspection Program is to monitor the pledge of member manufacturers to build in conformance to the following Association adopted standards. As a condition of membership, manufacturers pledge in writing that they will build RVs that conform to the Adopted Standards and agree to comply with regular, unannounced plant inspections. Failure to comply with this pledge may result in association membership being revoked, or the manufacturer being subject to disciplinary action following due process. The RV Industry Association Standards Department provides educational opportunities and training tools related to these standards for members to further enhance their ability and commitment to comply. 

Association Adopted Standards

The following standards have been adopted by the RV Industry Association’s Board of Directors for the construction of RVs and Park Model RVs. 

ANSI Standards

The RV Industry Association is an accredited standards developer by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI is a non-profit association that establishes procedures and guidelines to create recognized minimum safety standards for products used by both consumers and industry. ANSI sanctions standards that have been created following accredited procedures that allow all affected entities a voice in their development. The following six standards have been specifically developed, via the RV Industry Association canvass process, to assist member manufacturers in the construction of safer RVs.