November 3, 2011 Update
RV Dealers in Ontario should know and understand the certification requirements in Ontario with regards to the importation of all types of RV's.
In this Province there are 2 acceptable certification codes:
Canadian Standards Association - CSA Z240 Code
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) - NFPA 1192 Code
However, both these codes are subject to the CSA Standards for Electrical and Propane (LPG). These are covered by CSA C22.1-09 Ontario Electrical Safety Code with label and CAN/CSA B149.2-05 Code Series as well as CAN/CSA B149.1-05 Code Series for Propane Storage, Handling and Installation. This applies to any person, company or Industry importing RV's into this Province.
The RVIA codes do not comply with the Standards Council of Canada therefore; electrical inspections must be performed by an Electrical Safety Inspector and have applied an orange ESA sticker on the electrical panel or inside the door. Propane inspections must be performed by a certified RV-1 TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority) Propane Technician and be tagged appropriately. (Usually on one of the appliances) THIS IS THE LAW.
Recreation Vehicle Dealers are advised that any type of repair or warranty work should not be performed until such time as these inspections are performed. There is a potential liability involved here.
Likewise, RV's not up to code should not be taken in on trade or sold without an ESA or LPG inspection.
For more information and clarification please refer these websites:
The Hitch House (Why Buy from a Canadian Dealer)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) www.csa.ca
Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) www.esasafe.com
Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) www.tssa.org