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RV Repair Operations

 

The purpose of the RV Repair Operation Program is to assure that alterations, repairs, or conversions of or to recreational vehicles (RVs) or RV equipment are made according to the codes and standards adopted by the division and are inspected accordingly.

Individuals or businesses engaged in the business of performing certain types of repairs - regulated repairs on RV or RV equipment must choose to become certified by the division as a repair operation or to have each regulated repair inspected by the division.

A regulated repair is not the typical repair or replacement of existing parts and components. Regulated repairs are alterations, repairs, or conversions regulated by the same codes and standards used in Oregon, and throughout the U.S. and Canada for the manufacture or conversion of recreational vehicles.

The following are not considered regulated repairs:

  • Minor repairs with approved component parts.
  • Conversion of listed fuel burning appliances in accordance with the listing.
  • Adjustment and maintenance of equipment.
  • Replacement of equipment or accessories of "like kind."
  • Installation of optional appliances, equipment, or accessories where the manufacturer has provided pre-plumbing or electrical wiring.

To become a certified repair operation, individuals or businesses must register with the division, submit a quality assurance manual, and employ at least one division approved quality assurance technician. See the application for registration form, RV plan application form (used for submitting quality assurance manuals) and a sample quality assurance manual below.

Application for Registration

RV Plan Application

Sample Quality Assurance Manual

Division approved quality assurance technicians perform inspections of regulated repairs according to the repair operation's approved quality assurance manual and apply insignia of compliance near the completed regulated repair.

Individuals seeking to become division approved quality assurance technicians should contact the division for detailed information regarding the approval process. Individuals are tested on their knowledge of the codes and standards concerning regulated repairs.

Only repair operations that are registered may perform regulated repairs, but must request a division inspection of the repair. Division inspectors will perform a visual inspection and apply an insignia of compliance if the repair meets the minimum safety standards.

Contact Staff

Specific requirements for repair operations can be found in OAR 918-525-0120 through 918-525-0170.