As part of its commitment to fostering continuous improvements in RV products, the RV Industry Association’s Standards Department works collectively with the Standards Steering Committee and its various RV technical subcommittees to engage and fully participate in the national canvass process for maintaining and updating the standards adopted by the RV Industry Association for the construction of RVs and Park Model RVs.
The NFPA 1192 Standard for RVs, ANSI Low Voltage (LV) and National Electrical Code (NEC) are published on a three-year cycle, while the ANSI A119.5 Standard for RVs and Park Model RVs is on a five-year cycle. This means that the existing requirements are reviewed and updated for clarity and applicability every three or five years. This enhances the ability of our member manufacturers to utilize the latest appropriate technology and to install advanced systems and components in their RV product lines.
Both NFPA and ANSI have formal, published processes on the development, review and approval of code change proposals for these standards. Code change proposals are routinely developed by the Association, outside experts, state government officials and other interested parties. If a proposal misses an update process deadline date, it may need to wait for the following code cycle, 3 or 5 years hence.
Below are the respective code revision cycles for the four adopted RV standards. These documents, along with the Operating Procedures, identify the important deadlines and necessary steps that are used in publishing the next edition of each standard.