ELKHART — A muddied definition of recreational vehicles that alarmed the industry two years ago — classifying park model RVs as permanent rather than temporary housing — is being cleaned up in a revised U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rule.
The proposed rule, published this week, is intended to draw a bright and distinct line between large park model RVs and manufactured housing.
“What we have now is a very complex set of criteria that is ill-defined,” explained Matt Wald, executive director of park model RVs at the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. “These new rules would allow manufacturers, campground owners, RV owners and dealers to know what exactly a park model RV is.”
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