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RVIA Handbook Process

The RV Handbook has been assembled in a cooperative effort between those states that have recreational vehicle enforcement programs and the recreation vehicle industry. It expands upon the standards and safety requirements of the ANSI/RVIA LV Standard for Low Voltage Systems in Conversion and Recreational Vehicles, NFPA 70 National Electrical Code and the NFPA 1192 Standard for Recreational Vehicles.

The primary reason for developing this document is to establish a tool that can be used by all interested parties in an effort to obtain uniformity to the maximum degree possible in enforcement positions. Not every situation is outlined within the handbook and it is understood that other situations will arise that will require resolution. This document is also intended as a service to interested parties to identify any areas where enforcement uniformity does not exist.

All proposed enforcement postiions received from the manufacturers, inspectors, suppliers, testing and listing agencies and the RV code states are processed by RVIA. All proposed changes are reviewed by industry established technical committees, which the RV code states are invited to attend, and modified as necessary prior to distribution to the RV code states for their review and written approval. RVIA has made an agreement with the states that no change will be made to the Handbook without their approval. If a topic can not be resolved, the differing positions of the state is published at the bottom of the page in the Handbook. This way everyone with an interest can review the enforcement position in use and if deficiencies exist, corrections can be made.

In addition, because the RV standards (1192/NEC/LV) are updated every three years to keep the industry current on new safety considerations, the code states have been working together to agree on enforcement positions, transition timing and other similar activities to assist the industry.

The entire content of the handbook is comprised of opinions based on the experiences of those participating in its development. It is not intended to be represented as a handbook of official interpretations either of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Furthermore, this handbook was not developed nor intended to be used as a design specification or an instruction manual for untrained persons. Finally, in the event it is subsequently determined that there is a conflict between the NFPA 1192 Standard, NEC, or ANSI/RVIA LV Standard and this handbook, the NFPA 1192 Standard, NEC, or ANSI/RVIA LV Standard shall control.


KEY DATES FOR HANDBOOK UPDATE PUBLISHED IN JULY 
 

 

 December

Call for Proposals 

 February

Proposal Closing Date 

 March-April

Technical Subcommittee Meeting* and Action 

 June

Standards Steering Committee Meeting* and Action 

 June

State Code Ballot and Action 

July 

Publication Date 

*A letter ballot may be substituted for the meeting depending on time constraints and need


KEY DATES FOR HANDBOOK UPDATE PUBLISHED IN JANUARY
 

 

 June

Call for Proposals 

 August

Proposal Closing Date 

 Sept. - Oct.

Technical Subcommittee Meeting* and Action 

 December

Standards Steering Committee Meeting* and Action 

 December

State Code Ballot and Action 

 January

Publication Date 


*A letter ballot may be substituted for the meeting depending on time constraints and need

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