I just received this message from Gary Bunzer:
Hi Roger...thank you for your recent email to the RV Doctor Website! It is
> our sincere hope the website has been beneficial to you as you travel. Now,
> on to your question;
> There are only a few "code" states left; WA remains one. The L&I laws
> pertain primarily to RV builders. Regular maintenance, repair and
> installations by RV owners once the coach is sold is not normally governed
> unless it involves a safety concern. The RVIA seal governs the "standard" by
> which all RVs should be built, the NFPA 1192 is the governing document. Some
> code states still require a certification and a state seal, but there's only
> 4 or 5 that I'm aware of.
> In the aftermarket, unless major construction modifications are altered,
> I've never heard of the state demanding a permit. My dad, for instance, made
> a 5th wheel trailer out of a conventional travel trailer for his own
> personal use. THAT probably would qualify for a state permit and inspection,
> but the addition of RV-approved products would not normally require
> anything. That's one reason why it's important to only install "approved"
> Thanks again for contacting the RV Doctor Website! Hope this was helpful to
> you. Remember, RVing is more than a hobby, itıs a lifestyle!
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Roger, currently there are only three "code" states that work with RVIA on
RV standards; WA, OR and NE. I'm not aware of how they actually impact the
RV industry however. Bruce Hopkins at RVIA is the VP in charge of Codes &
Standards for all member manufacturers. He would be the one to talk to for
You can publish my earlier response if you wish. Just know that it is simply
my opinion since I'm certainly not an attorney. Nor do I speak "for" RVIA,
just parallel with them. Nice website, by the way.