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Certification of recreational vehicles (RVs )and park model trailers faces unique and special circumstances, and QAI is your source for a smooth and successful experience. With our deep experience in this arena, we offer certification programs for manufacturers of all sizes and complexity of structure. QAI has a long history of bringing value pricing, quick project turnover time and responsive, professional service to this specialized market. Dedication to service has made QAI the leading certifier of recreational vehicles and park model trailers in Canada. Please visit our online Listing Directory for a list of RV and Park Model manufacturers that we currently certify.
The QAI RV certification mark and QAI Park Model Trailers Certification Mark is a symbol to regulators and the public that the product bearing the certification mark meets the standards referenced on the label. This mark is recognized by all of the authorities having jurisdiction in Canada in the various disciplines affecting the product such as gas safety and electrical safety. Please refer to the Standards Council of Canada guidelines, ‘Consumer Product Safety in Canada’ to know more about Canadian requirements for products.
Recreational Vehicles and Park Model Trailers intended for the Canadian market are designed and built to comply with CSA Z240 RV Series “Recreational Vehicles” and CSA Z241 Series “Park Model Trailers” respectively. These codes are recognized by the gas and electrical regulators in each of the Provinces and Territories of Canada. Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Park Trailers intended for the USA market are typically designed and built to comply with NFPA 1192 “Standard on Recreational Vehicles” and ANSI A119.5 “Standard for Recreational Park Trailers” respectively.
QAI evaluates general layout, plumbing, gas, electrical, architectural, and structural drawings (as applicable), component lists, and other documents necessary to determine compliance of individual product models with the relevant standards. Inspections are carried out to verify conformance of products with the submitted documents and code requirements. After initial compliance of the products is established, and after the manufacturer’s quality program has been deemed acceptable, manufacturers may be granted certification to apply the QAI label to approved models. Manufacturers are provided with a Listing, posted on the QAI website, indicating the list of models that QAI has authorized to be labeled with the QAI mark. Manufacturers typically submit new applications to QAI on a regular basis to evaluate new product models to be added to their Listing.
Certification programs at QAI cover the factory quality program as well as conformance of the product with the standard referenced on the QAI certification label. The manufacturer is responsible for maintaining a quality program to ensure that products consistently comply with applicable requirements. After completing the initial evaluation process, periodic in-factory surveillance inspections are carried out to ensure continued operation of the quality program and to ensure that products continue to comply with the relevant standards.
QAI is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a product certification body for Recreational Vehicles and Park Model Trailers. The QAI registered certification mark is recognized by all of the Canadian Provincial regulators and is your key to obtaining access to the Canadian market. QAI is here to help you navigate through the Canadian regulatory system for Vehicular, Plumbing, Electrical, and Gas disciplines. We are aware of the changing needs of your industry and work hard at staying up to date with changing codes
|Recreational Vehicles Certification|
|Certification Notice 0001||Implementation of Z240-08 Standard||Certification Notice 0001 – Z240|
|Certification Notice 0002||Application of the QAI Label||Certification Notice 0002 – Applying the QAI Label|
|Park Model Trailers Certification|
|Certification Notice 0002||Application of the QAI Label||Certification Notice 0002 – Applying the QAI Label – Nov 4, 2009|
Fifth-wheel travel trailers typically range in size from 24 to 48 feet and are towed by the means of a King Pin. Travel trailers are usually between 10 – 41 feet in length and are towed by a ball coupling and A-frame. Motor Homes are self-propelled recreational vehicles Slide-in Truck Campers are designed to be loaded onto the bed of a pick-up truck for transportation. Pop-up Camping Trailers have canvas tops and side walls that can be folded or otherwise stowed for transit Park Model Trailers are recreational units that are mounted on wheels and are designed as living quarters for seasonal camping and can facilitate relocation from time to time.
Plumbing, gas, and electrical components certified by QAI for use in recreational vehicles are widely recognized throughout Canada and the USA. The QAI logo is a reliable symbol indicating the product bearing the mark conforms to the standards referenced on the label. With the ability to get your product certified in the fastest time frame available, your products can get on the market earlier, and start generating revenue quickly. Benefits of working with QAI include:
QAI is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and recognized by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) as a product certification body. If you would like to receive more information on this program, please contact our office directly, and we will provide you with a free consultation with one of our expert representatives.
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