RV industry coalition calls on HUD to finalize RV rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has still not promulgated a final rule on the RV exemption to the manufactured housing regulations, as put forth in their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from February of 2016. Earlier this month, the Trump Administration released its Fall Unified Regulatory Agenda of pending rulemaking actions, which includes the RV exemption rule (RIN 2502-AJ33) under the HUD agenda. The rule was also on the review list in the spring and last fall.

A coalition of associations, led by the RV Industry Association (RVIA), has drafted a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson urging him to issue a final rule as soon as possible. Delay in finalization of the rule could be attributed to President Trump’s executive order to reduce regulations, but the letter notes that this rule is not an unnecessary or expensive regulation that burdens business. Rather, this rule provides clarity to businesses and is consistent with the President’s Executive Order that agencies review all final and pending regulations to determine unneeded regulations.

Thus far, nine national or state RV associations have signed on to the letter, including the RV Dealers Association (RVDA), the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC), Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds (MARVAC), Montana Manufactured Housing & RV Association (MMH&RV), Pennsylvania RV and Campground Association (PRVCA) and Texas RV Association (TRVA).

For more information on the HUD rule, please contact Mike Ochs at mochs@rvia.org.

SOURCE: RVIA News & Insights

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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