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New Edition of Park Model Handbook Now Available

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The RV Industry Association’s board of directors recently approved the 2020 edition of the ANSI A119.5 Park Model RV standard with an effective date of Sept. 1, 2020, and an enforcement date of Jan. 1, 2021.

To assist RVIA Park Model RV manufacturers and provide a roadmap for RVIA inspectors, the Association’s Standards Department publishes a handbook as a companion to the standard. The handbook for 2020 ANSI A119.5 Park Model RV Standard is now available for purchase in the RVIA’s online store.

The updated Park Model RV Handbook is comprised of information on the Park Model RV standard, as well as the RVIA’s enforcement positions regarding the manufacture of Park Model RVs. The handbook includes more than 200 illustrations and an array of tables and charts. Its primary purpose is to provide members with a tool that can be used to achieve uniformity based on the 2020 Edition of the ANSI A119.5 Park Model RV Standard and Article 552 of the National Electric Code (NEC 2020).

As a requirement of membership, each Park Model RV manufacturer must have at least one copy of the 2020 ANSI A119.5 Park Model RV Standard, the 2020 National Electric Code, and the Park Model RV Handbook present at every production campus operated by that manufacturer. The RVIA inspection team verifies that the manufacturer has the latest edition at every production campus during their unannounced plant inspections.

For questions on the handbook or any of the standards, please contact Senior Director of Standards, Kent Perkins, at kperkins@rvia.org or 571-665-5862.

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