What is a Recreational Vehicle?

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE” shall mean a vehicle designed to provide temporary living, sleeping or eating accommodation for travel, vacation, seasonal camping or recreational use and designed to be driven, towed, transported or relocated from time to time whether or not the vehicle is jacked up or its running gear is removed, and with a size as defined by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). A recreational vehicle shall not be used as the principal place of residence of the occupant. A recreational vehicle shall include units described as a Motor Home, Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Truck Camper, Tent Trailer, Park Model Trailer and similar mobile vehicles but excludes a Mobile Home or Tiny Home which are intended for permanent living.

What standards are Recreational Vehicles built to in Canada?

Recreational Vehicles sold in Canada must be built to either the CSA Z240 RV Series Standard or the RVIA NFPA 1192 Standard for all RVs except for Park Model Trailers which are built to the CSA Z241 Park Model Trailers Series Standard. To ensure that your RV is built to these safety standards, make sure that the respective sticker is affixed to the side of your RV near the door.

Where can I learn more about the RV Lifestyle?

There are many resources and opportunities to learn more about RVs and the RV Lifestyle. We recommend that you visit Go RVing Canada to learn all about RVing and how it can enhance your life experiences. Check out bloqs and posts from current RVers and make sure to take the opportunity to visit a nearby RV Show. We would love to hear from you if you ever have any questions. Contact us at info@crva.ca if would like more information.