The RV Industry Association’s standards inspection program is one of the organization’s signature industry initiatives and its greatest member benefit. The standards department maintains a professional team of full-time inspectors that promote the enhancement of safety by monitoring adherence to the standards adopted by the Board of Directors for the construction of RVs and Park Model RVs. The team conducts more than 2,000 unannounced inspections of member company RV manufacturing plants annually and is committed to providing educational resources, and hands-on training to manufacturer members to support their commitment to comply with these adopted codes and standards.

Standards Compliance

Plumbing Basics - Use of Sanitary Tees

Learn the latest best practices in plumbing basics with our short three-minute video explaining the correct use of sanitary tee fittings in the RV plumbing drain system. The correct fittings must be used to ensure proper liquid flow and air circulation in the drain system.

Education Series

The RV Industry Association Standards Team have developed in-depth Education Series Documents (ESD) designed to provide step by step education for employees on the production lines of our manufacturer member companies. Each ESD focuses on a given requirement from the NFPA 1192, ANSI LV or NEC codes and standards, and provides a deeper insight into critical compliance requirements.

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Laws And Regulations

The RV Industry Association's Government Affairs Team works with legislators at the state, local and federal levels to create a favorable business environment for members. We also track specific requirements federally and in all 50 states ranging from length and width restrictions, brake requirements and seatbelts. The information is updated annually and available to all members so they can stay abreast of the requirements and guidelines that allow them to do business across the country.  

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RV Industry Association Seals

As a condition of membership in the RV Industry Association, every RV produced by a member manufacturer must display the Association’s seal. This seal communicates the manufacturers’ certification that it complies with the RV standards adopted by the Association. Member companies may purchase seals online.

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