SB410 And HB2333: Go Into Effect : January 1st, 2020
Written by Janet Thome
According to the RV Industry on July 9th, 2019: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law a bill that eliminates the Department of Consumer and Business Services from regulating RVs.
RVIA News & Insights report that with the enactment of the new law, the need to attach an additional and duplicative Oregon insignia of compliance or seal to RVs is eliminated and Oregon joins the vast majority of states which do not regulate the manufacturing of RVs.
Additionally, the new law removes the requirement for park model manufacturers in the state of Oregon to use licensed plumbers and licensed electricians to make installations and repairs. The bill, OR SB 410, takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.
The changes the new law implements help promote the Oregon RV industry which contributed $4.3 billion in economic impact and supported almost 23,000 jobs in the state.
In addition to SB 410, another bill, OR HB 2333, was passed unopposed by the Oregon state legislature. This bill defines RVs and park models as vehicles under the regulation of the Oregon Department of Transportation. HB 2333 is awaiting signature from Governor Brown and we expect this to happen.
Senate B 410: Relating To Exclusions From State Building Code Regulation
Eliminates Department of Consumer and Business Services regulation of recreational vehicle construction.
Oregon RV and PMRV Legislation – HB 2333
As of January 1, 2020, recreational vehicles (RV) must have a certification that the vehicle was built to the NFPA 1192 standard for RVs. Park model recreational vehicles (PMRV) can be titled by DMV but must have a certification that the trailer was built to the ANSI A119.5 standard.
The certification can be provided on the original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) or as a separate letter that identifies the vehicle and verifies it was manufactured to the appropriate standard. Information for RV and PMRV manufacturers is provided below.
RV Manufacturers (camper, travel trailer, motor home):
For title applications submitted January 1, 2020 or after, to be considered an RV it must be:
- Manufactured to the NFPA 1192 standard
- Designed for use as temporary living quarters
- Designed to be easily transported and set up on a daily basis
- Designed to be mounted on or towed or or has its own motive power
For a brand new RV, proof that vehicle complies with the NFPA 1192 standard can be a certification on the MCO or the manufacturer can provide a letter verifying the RV complies with the standard. If providing a letter, it must include the vehicle identifier (VIN or serial number), and be on company letterhead or include the manufacturer name and signature.
NOTE: DMV will NOT Inspect Certification Labels On RVs
If an RV was not manufactured to the NFPA 1192 standard or does not meet other requirements to be considered an RV, it cannot be titled and registered by Oregon DMV as an RV.
PMRV Manufacturers:Oregon DMV will NOT ACCEPT applications for PMRVs until January 1, 2020.
To be considered a PMRV it must:To be considered a PMRV it must:
- Be manufactured to the ANSI A119.5 standard
- Be over 8.5 feet wide
- Be designed for use as temporary living quarters
- Be built on a single chassis mounted on wheels; and
- Have a gross trailer area of 400 square feet or less
For a brand new PMRV, proof that vehicle complies with the ANSI A119.5 standard can be a certification on the MCO or the manufacturer can provide a letter verifying the PMRV complies with the standard. If providing a letter, it must include the vehicle identifier (VIN or serial number), and be on company letterhead or include the manufacturer name and signature.
NOTE: DMV will NOT inspect certification labels on PMRVs.If a PMRV was not manufactured to the ANSI A119.5 standard or does not meet other requirements to be considered a PMRV, it cannot be titled by Oregon DMV.