Originally Posted by AWCHIEF
Individuals are under no legal obligation to follow the referenced codes. Should they? That is totally a personal decision
You may be factually incorrect.
I'm not licensed to practice law, so recommend that you validate with legal counsel that "Individuals are under no legal obligation to follow the referenced codes."
In some states, such as 2016 California Code Health and Safety Code - HSC Div 13, PART 2 , CHAPTER 4, Section 18027.3.
"h) It is unlawful for any person to do either of the following:
(2) Alter or convert, or cause to be altered or converted, any recreational vehicle in a manner that is inconsistent with ANSI Standard No. A119.2 or A119.5 or the NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles when the recreational vehicle is used, occupied, sold, or offered for sale within this state."
In most states, such as here in Texas under the Transportation Code, it is illegal to tow on any public road a trailer containing LP-gas installations, containers, or equipment, other than a farm trailer, unless the vehicle complies with NFPA 52, NFPA 54, NFPA 57, NFPA 58, NFPA 1192... as appropriate.
Personal preference? Why would anyone not follow the national consensus life safety codes in their Airstream?