Thursday, November 20, 2014

NFPA, NTA and RVIA... What?

by Coraya Siwy

Back in July, the RV industry learned that the NFPA 1192 code would not be available until September. With the realization that current plans would expire before the new code was released, the state of Washington gave a helping hand in the form of an ‘extended deadline’ to give RV Manufacturers the time to obtain copies of the new standard and implement them. That extended deadline is December 31, 2014.  What?? That’s only six weeks away!

You can still make it!

Around September, the State of Washington added more personnel to handle the RV code updates and the incoming approval requests. This is going well, but due to the high volume of submittals, it’s taking about 4 weeks to receive the approvals back, even with the additional staff. So, six weeks is plenty of time if you act quickly!

Can I speed up the process?

The best thing you can do to ensure receiving your approvals in time, is to submit them as soon as possible. Another point - make sure you include your manual! While some approvals have been received back without the manual included, submitting it will avoid the chance of any additional delays, should the manual be requested.

What if I have questions about my submittal?

NTA is always up-to-date on the latest code changes.  You can contact us anytime to ask questions about your RV Plan Approval.  Also, NTA is exhibiting at the 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville from December 2 – 4, 2014. Come and see us at Booth #543 to talk about the NFPA or discuss any of NTA’s services and how they can help you!

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