"Go RVing" is paid for by the entire RV Industry, (including YOU!) and it's sole purpose is to promote the RV Lifestyle with a focus on Family.
The money comes from the little seal on the outside of your RV usually by the door. It's the "RVIA" seal.
It's a voluntary program that 95% of all US RV Manufacturers participate in, manufacturers who display the seal must self-certify compliance with more than 500 safety specifications for electrical, plumbing, heating, fire and life safety established under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.2 Standard for Recreational Vehicles. A lot like mandatory "building codes".
Manufacturers are subject to periodic, unannounced plant inspections by RVIA representatives to audit their compliance. Members who fail to maintain an acceptable level of compliance can be expelled from the Association, which prohibits them from displaying the RVIA seal on their products.
You Canadians have a version of this too, the CRVA seal. But last year the Canadian rules changed, and now USA made RV's with the RVIA seal will also be approved for sale in the Canadian market with all the standard construction and electrical requirments the same for all of North America. The same with Canadian made RV's sold in the USA.
I didn't know there were different colors of seals!
RVIA members display gold and black seals on motorhomes, silver and black seals on fifth-wheel and other travel trailers, and white and black seals on truck campers and folding camping trailers.
As another condition of RVIA membership, motorhome and trailer manufacturers must post a weight label in a conspicuous location in the vehicle’s interior.
Shoppers should locate these labels for information vital to safe operation of the vehicle. The label lists weights and ratings, including the unit’s gross and unloaded weight ratings, as well as carrying capacity.
The label will enable you to determine how much weight it can safely transport, including dealer-installed accessories, fuel and other engine fluids, LP gas, fresh water, passengers (for motorized RVs) and personal belongings.
The "Go RVing" website has a wealth of information on RV Manufacturers and types of RV's. Also extensive lists of RV destinations, events, campgrounds, Dealers, Industry Suppliers, RV Shows, RV Insurance, even "on the road" cooking tips and receipes!
A series of well made "RVing with the Family" short videos to help promote the RV Industry.
You're probably wondering why...with all of their RVIA safety and building codes, some RV Manufacturers still turn out such poorly made RV's!
You weren't paying attention! All of the RIVA seals are paid for and RIVA itself is supported by the RV Builders. Actually the RVIA seal itelf and RVIA membership costs are passed on to you...the RV buyer!
And you just don't cut off your own source of financial support. So RVIA stays silent on the quality issues.
My posts shouldn't be taken for factual data, and are purely fictional, for entertainment purposes, should not be constituted as related to scientific, technical, engineering, legal, religious, spiritual, or practical advice. After all it's FREE! Amen. ">