RVIA Inspector Team Convenes In Reston, Va.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) team of inspectors met with staff from the association’s Standards and Education department from May 7-9 at RVIA headquarters in Reston, Va. The meetings are held regularly to help maintain and improve the consistency in the standards inspection process. The primary focus at this session was to review the recent enforcement positions published in the RV Handbook, and also to continue the effort to become better educated on all the ANSI A119.5 Recreational Park Trailer Standard (2009 edition) requirements. The inspectors also submitted technical issues that they have discovered during their inspections which resulted in the drafting of several handbook updates and code change proposals for RVIA Technical Subcommittee review this October. During the meeting, the group also reviewed upcoming 2014 NFPA 1192, ANSI 12V and NEC code changes that will start being enforced September 1, 2014. The next inspection staff meeting is scheduled during the upcoming RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. Pictured in the photo are (L-R): John Proteau, standards administrator/chief inspector; Kent Perkins, senior director of RV standards; Gatie Gore, standards administrative assistant; Curt Richardson, senior inspector; Mick Sass, inspector/media coordinator; Nancy Jo Bell-London, inspection services coordinator; Greg Wischmeyer, inspector/certified technician; Bruce Hopkins, vice president, standards and education; and Sharonne Lee, director, technical information.