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Old 09-07-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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RV Building Code

I have seen several comments on the forum that this or that is not in accordance with the RV Building Code. Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of this code so that the reconstruction on my Liner can conform to the requirements. Although I may choose to vary from the code, it would be good to know the requirements.

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Old 09-07-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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wkerfoot,

Try http://www.rvia.org/
I'm sure they can point you in the right direction.

RVIA Western Office:
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The big Pomona show is in October.

I am sure that 49 CFR (Transportation) will be referenced.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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I hope you find some data on the standards. Cause I am not sure if there are standards.

I work in real estate I know that there were no standards for manufactured homes up until 6/1/1976. Bill I will be interested in learning what you find, cause I may change the way I restore my trailer depending on what you find.

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Here is what I found.

.What standards do I need to use when building an RV?A.ANSI/NFPA 1192 Standard for Recreational Vehicles NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH RVIA - To order from NFPA call: 1-800-344-3555 or visit http://www.nfpa.org/catalog
ANSI/RVIA 12V Standard for Low Voltage Systems on Recreational and Conversion Vehicles
A helpful but not necessary publication would be RVIA's Guide to 1192 which includes sections on all three publications listed above


Looks like the standards relate to fire safety and electrical. Everything else seems to be at the discression of the manufacturer.

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I didn't know that there is a RV Building Code on Motor Homes or is this a joke.
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I didn't know that there is a RV Building Code on Motor Homes or is this a joke.
Alfalsetto,

No, this is not a joke but a serious conversation on how to properly and safely, restore and maintain your Airstream. There is often a comment that this or that construction technique is or is not according to code. What I found out is that there is no RV building code, but rather a set of standards that manufacturers have voluntarially agreed to comply with to obtain the RVIA approval. I have also discovered that RV manufacturers are subject to the national fire code.

I happen to like codes because it tells one how to properly construct something which you may not know unless that is your business.

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If we had no standards (like SAE J684), every travel trailer would have a different type of hitch.

I can't imagine trying to match a 2 1/8", class III.a coupler onto a 54mm, class 4B hitch ball.
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Check out the Mobile Home Manufacturer's Association for info, too.
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I believe that has happened in the past.

And SAE sets standards not code. The RV manufactures do not have to comply with a SAE standard. And they would be silly not to.

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I like to see Standards to keep the blood line on the Airstream the same. I like to keep My Airstream to looking like a Airstream! Thank's for the help.
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