Roadtrek Meets Latest NHTSA Safety Standards
7/9/2003 - Kitchener, Ontario CANADA
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Kitchener, Ontario Canada, -- July 9, 2003 -- Home & Park Motorhomes is pleased to announce all Roadtrek 170 and 190 models manufactured as of July 1st, 2003 will conform with the United States’ Department of Transportation new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 201U). It’s purpose is to provide passenger vehicles and light trucks (under 10,000 lbs. GVWR) with additional occupant head protection to interior pillars, side rails, headers and roofs during crashes.
FMVSS 201U took effect September 1st, 2002 for most passenger cars and light trucks. It was extended until September 1st, 2003 for manufacturers of motorhomes and converted vehicles (under 10,000 lbs. GVWR) because the chassis manufacturers had difficulty meeting the September 1, 2002 deadline leaving the former with inadequate time to meet the same deadline.
Home & Park devoted the necessary resources, both people and money, at considerable cost, to meet these stringent requirements by the extended deadline. Other manufacturers have had the same adequate amount of time to meet the extended deadline and are experiencing difficulty in meeting the stringent requirements of 201U. Lobbying by various associations, including RVIA, has taken place and it appears that there is a strong likelihood that the implementation of this safety standard will be further postponed.
Pete Mateja, President & CEO commented, “Home & Park Motorhomes is disappointed since it appearsthat the implementation of 201U will be further delayed. We committed the resources, both people and money, to make sure that we were able to improve the safety of our camper vans. During our twentynine year history, we have proved to be an industry leader in safety testing, quality and engineering. By conforming to this new standard, Home & Park has taken another step to ensure that future Roadtrek owners will be even safer from potential injury.”
Home & Park Motorhomes manufactures the Roadtrek, the #1 selling class B motorhome (camper van) in North America (since 1990).
For other information, visit www.roadtrek.com or contact Jim Hammill - General Manager at 888-ROADTREK (762-3873) ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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