Originally Posted by rowiebowie
But, I left the "RVIA" sticker in case some ill-informed person were to challenge us at a campground.
Exactly. It's a CYA action by park owners and their insurers that (supposedly) ensures guest RVs comply with safety codes for electrical and propane systems, etc. RVIA is a trade organization, and it's mostly about promoting the industry. It does reference construction standards that member manufacturers pledge to follow, but compliance is largely voluntary. There is no independent inspection or certification of individual units, and there are many shoddily constructed RVs on the road carrying the RVIA badge.
My Chevy Roadtrek does have one, and like rowiebowie, when I debadged mine, I left the RVIA badge in place just in case. We do not usually camp in the kinds of places that care, but we or another owner might in the future.
Our Scamp fiberglass travel trailer does not. As a small operation with an annual output under 500 modestly-priced units a year, the cost of RVIA membership is not practical for them.
If you don't have one, I suggest a visit to an RV salvage yard. Pull one off a junked unit and stick it on yours.