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Old 08-09-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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RVIA Certification

Does anyone know if there are any RV dealers or other places you can take your conversion to be inspected and issued an RVIA certification plate? I know factory's issue them for new units but I was wondering if there are places we can take conversions to have them certified.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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Why do you need this? My understanding is that RVIA just says that a manufacturer follows their guidelines. Unless you're planning on building and selling RV's I see no point.
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Thanks for the idea John! I mean.... umm...
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I have one on my 30 yo RV. No campground has ever looked at it and we've been full-timing since 2006. My pop-up had one as well. Had it for over 15 years and no one ever looked at the RVIA emblem either. If you think that you will be able to stick one on and get into a campground like Trailer Village RV Park (see rule #7). Get real. You don't think they will be able to tell that you have a "homemade" RV? As for insurance... they have lists and even if you get full coverage, they won't pay off.
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I think everyone was joking Lorna.
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When I posted over on the Coach forums the old "RVIA sticker" topic would pop up periodically. I have a copy of the book that the manufacturers are "supposed" to go by. Based on the sticks-n-staples" RV's that we have looked at (then climb under, really inspect), manufacturers do not follow the rules that they themselves had put together. Folks who have read the book (ANSI 119.2) and know anything about electricity. plumbing, and basic building know the book is a joke. For the folks who don't... just reading the "disclaimer" in the front of the book is usually enough.

I don't think the OP was joking.
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I wasn't concerned about having it for getting into campgrounds, I thought it might make getting the title changed to an RV easier (and possible help with insurance). Virginia is a real pain in the a#* and it's damn near impossible to get the DMV to change a title from it's original classification. I like the junkyard idea though
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