RVIA Seeking Input on CARB Refueling Regs

August 19, 2010 by · Comments Off on RVIA Seeking Input on CARB Refueling Regs 

CARB logoThe Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has scheduled a conference call to provide the opportunity for sport utility trailer manufacturers to discuss recent activity by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) on the refueling systems onboard RVs. The call is set for Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. EST.

CARB’s Monitoring and Laboratory Division is examining regulations concerning on-board refueling systems to reduce gasoline refueling losses as well as permeation, evaporative and vented emissions. These systems, also known as “transfer tanks,” are mounted on RVs, trucks and trailers to fill various types of off-road vehicles, motorcycles, lawn and gardening equipment and other types of equipment.

RV refueling systems under consideration are those that stand alone, are installed underneath the body, are dual purpose and the fuel tank is regulated by SORE rule.

“The purpose of the call is for sport-utility trailer members to discuss the CARB regulations and assumptions so that RVIA can provide the agency with appropriate feedback,” said Bruce Hopkins, RVIA vice president of standards and education.

For more information or to register for the call, contact Gatie Gore in RVIA’s Standards Department at (703) 620-6003 ext. 348 or via email at

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