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Posted: 01/19/23 12:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brholt, ignore all the stupid comments about how silly rvia stickers are and how folks think their constitutional rights don’t require them to provide proof if it’s a requirement of the campground.
The voluminous blathering here really gets in the way of substance.
Handle it like this.
First call and ask them if the whatever number or a pic of your camper is good enough. But anonymously. That way if they’re douches aboot it, move to plan B and send them a pic of some RVIA number. Any one.
Chances are plan A will be fine.
If A or B don’t work, you could take a pic of a rvia number, print the pic cut it out the right size and stick it on with some clear bra.
If that don’t work, call them communists and camp somewhere else! Lol


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JaxDad wrote:

Benny37 wrote:

I have little faith in some decal with a number provided to an RV manufacturer by an Industry group they are intimately associated with that attempts to tell me how great my RV was built. I say that having had loose electrical connections which **** near caused a new TT to be reduced to ashes along with at least half a dozen plumbing leaks in same, along with dozens of other build issues. That along with knowing the amount of absolute junk that is pushed out of Northern Indiana. You folks realize just how deep in bed the RVIA is with the RV builders? Who do you think pays the RVIA folks salaries?


You seem to be confusing construction and design principals with build quality.

Life safety standards (your fire comment aside) are what the seal is demonstrating.


Not any confusion at all. "Manufacturer certifies compliance with standard for recreational vehicles NFPA 1192"ringed with "Electrical-Plumbing-HVAC-Fire Safety"

They keywords are "manufacturer certifies".

That's comparable to...... "Corner drug dealer certifies your bag of first class heroin is not cut with Fentanyl"

Given the number of postsone can find online ( just search around any brand specific forum or FB group) about new rigs delivered with electrical issues such as loose connections and pinched wires, plumbing issues such as leaking water or LP gas systems, HVAC issues such as crushed, blocked, or debris filled ducts, one could come to the conclusion that compliance with a self imposed requirement is nothing more that a big pile of bullsheet.

Ive read some of your past posts on this subject. You seem to be obsessed with preaching the importance of RVIA stickers based on your own opinions.

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Benny37 wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

Benny37 wrote:

I have little faith in some decal with a number provided to an RV manufacturer by an Industry group they are intimately associated with that attempts to tell me how great my RV was built. I say that having had loose electrical connections which **** near caused a new TT to be reduced to ashes along with at least half a dozen plumbing leaks in same, along with dozens of other build issues. That along with knowing the amount of absolute junk that is pushed out of Northern Indiana. You folks realize just how deep in bed the RVIA is with the RV builders? Who do you think pays the RVIA folks salaries?


You seem to be confusing construction and design principals with build quality.

Life safety standards (your fire comment aside) are what the seal is demonstrating.


Not any confusion at all. "Manufacturer certifies compliance with standard for recreational vehicles NFPA 1192"ringed with "Electrical-Plumbing-HVAC-Fire Safety"

They keywords are "manufacturer certifies".

That's comparable to...... "Corner drug dealer certifies your bag of first class heroin is not cut with Fentanyl"

Given the number of postsone can find online ( just search around any brand specific forum or FB group) about new rigs delivered with electrical issues such as loose connections and pinched wires, plumbing issues such as leaking water or LP gas systems, HVAC issues such as crushed, blocked, or debris filled ducts, one could come to the conclusion that compliance with a self imposed requirement is nothing more that a big pile of bullsheet.

Ive read some of your past posts on this subject. You seem to be obsessed with preaching the importance of RVIA stickers based on your own opinions.


Obsessed with the truth, the fact they’re legally required on an RV and the fact that there’s actually required for safety, yes, absolutely.

If by “my opinion” you mean the law, sure, I can agree with that too.

But again, you’ve never heard of sloppy builds in cars and trucks? Huge recalls with regards to major safety items?

Have you forgotten about the massive GM recall just a few years ago? Over 30 million vehicles recalled, GM paid compensation for 124 deaths and $2.5 BILLION in fines and settlements.

How about Toyotas unintentional acceleration problem? About 2.5 million (in just the US, 9 million worldwide) vehicles recalled.

Ford’s recall of 23 million vehicles because of faulty ignition switches that could cause an electrical fire while you’re driving down the road.

Water leaks in an RV? How about the Tamara air bag and seatbelt recalls? Over 65 to 70 million vehicles spanning nine different vehicle makers covered by this one. Safety advocates are still chasing it, trying to get a further 42 million more cars included in it.


What do they have to do with RV’s? Open the door of your own ride, you’ll see the company that built it certified it too.

Ever fly somewhere? Yup, those planes are certified by the same folks that built it too …..

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I’m adding this topic to my list that I call “Dudes can fight about anything”.


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JaxDad wrote:

Obsessed with the truth, the fact they’re legally required on an RV and the fact that there’s actually required for safety, yes, absolutely.

If they are "legally required on an RV," then why do many manufacturers not use them at all?


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JaxDad wrote:


Obsessed with the truth, the fact they’re legally required on an RV and the fact that there’s actually required for safety, yes, absolutely.


No. Always funny when someone says "it's the law" and they don't have a clue.
RVIA is a trade group, nothing more. No manufacturer is required to join nor abide by whatever RVIA wants. Private trade groups do not write laws.
Here's what RVIA is from their website. www.rvia.org
"The RV Industry Association is the national trade group representing the manufacturers and component suppliers producing approximately 98 percent of all RVs manufactured in North America. Our organization unites the diverse RV industry and forges alliances to form a strong, single voice. Working with our members, we advance the industry and drive growth and innovation across the outdoor business landscape.
Membership is available to companies and businesses actively engaged in manufacturing RVs and Park Model RVs as well as those providing a product or service, directly or indirectly, to an RV manufacturer, Park Model RV manufacturer, component supplier, aftermarket supplier, or other wholesale participant in the industry. There are membership categories for RV Manufacturer, Park Model RV Manufacturer, Supplier, Manufacturer’s Representative, Finance Firm, and Associate."


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Wadcutter wrote:

JaxDad wrote:


Obsessed with the truth, the fact they’re legally required on an RV and the fact that there’s actually required for safety, yes, absolutely.


No. Always funny when someone says "it's the law" and they don't have a clue.
RVIA is a trade group, nothing more. No manufacturer is required to join nor abide by whatever RVIA wants. Private trade groups do not write laws.
Here's what RVIA is from their website. www.rvia.org
"The RV Industry Association is the national trade group representing the manufacturers and component suppliers producing approximately 98 percent of all RVs manufactured in North America. Our organization unites the diverse RV industry and forges alliances to form a strong, single voice. Working with our members, we advance the industry and drive growth and innovation across the outdoor business landscape.
Membership is available to companies and businesses actively engaged in manufacturing RVs and Park Model RVs as well as those providing a product or service, directly or indirectly, to an RV manufacturer, Park Model RV manufacturer, component supplier, aftermarket supplier, or other wholesale participant in the industry. There are membership categories for RV Manufacturer, Park Model RV Manufacturer, Supplier, Manufacturer’s Representative, Finance Firm, and Associate."


If you had actually read the posts you’d have known that it was said more than once that the RVIA seal is NOT legally required, there are other groups that can offer the same certification, what IS legally required is CERTIFICATION.

Sorry(ish) for the caps, but as was just pointe$ out, some people seem to argue merely for the sake of arguing, even in the face of the facts.

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