Find the most up-to-date version of ANSI A at Engineering If you have been anxiously awaiting the updated ANSI A, you are not alone. The latest version of this well-known standard brings some. ANSI A Recreational. Park Trailer. Standard. Edition. Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association * 30 Greenville Street * Second.

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What Are Park Trailers? Park Trailers are recreation vehicles primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or seasonal use. Additionally, Park Model Trailers are sometimes used as on-site offices for a variety of industries. They are built on a single chassis, absi on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding square feet in the set-up mode.

Exceeding square feet would categorize the product as anssi Manufactured Home and as such would require compliance to HUD Standards.

Two different types of Park Trailers are offered.

One type is less than 8′ 6″ in width and is designed 1a19.5 frequent travel on the highways while the other and more popular type is wider than 8′ 6″ usually 12′ in widthand must be transported with special movement permits from the state highway department. The 8′ 6″ unit typically is expandable when it reaches its destination utilizing slide-outs or tip-outs. The wider units, being less mobile, are usually sited in a resort or RV park location for an extended term, typically several years.


The American National Standards Institute ANSI is a nonprofit association which establishes procedures and guidelines to create recognized minimum safety standards for products used by both consumers and industry.


ANSI sanctions standards that have been created following rigid consensus procedures which allow all affected entities to have a voice in the development process. Among the critical issues reviewed by ANSI is the make-up of the committee empowered to establish or revise the Standard.

All segments must be represented and no specific interest group can be in a position to dictate the outcome. A Standards making committee for Park Trailers has existed sinceand the canvass method was utilized to create the first safety Standard in late Subsequent canvass method reviews also occurred in ,and again in when the current version was created. Copies of this 45 page Standard are available from: Pacific West Associates, Inc.

BoxCasper, Wyoming. Manufacturers Build To This Standard.

Manufacturers must appoint an RPTIA approved agency which will then conduct unannounced in-plant inspections that will take place at least once every 90 days. All products on location destined for shipment and resale in the United States shall be inspected for compliance. Twelve agencies of state government also hold enforcement powers over the Park Trailers sold or produced in their state and verify compliance with the A Uniform Interpretations And New Technology.


Keeping the Standard up to date and insuring that the inspections and enforcement procedures are uniform in their application are two of the primary missions of Pacific West Associates, Inc.

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The maintenance of the handbook is based upon a consensus of interpretations from the various inspecting organizations, both governmental and third party. Copies of the handbook and the first year’s subscription to an updating service are available from. Pacific West Associates, Inc.

BoxCasper, Wyoming, Phone: Copies of the handbook and the first year’s subscription to an updating service are available from Pacific West Associates, Inc.