(Nov. 29, 2018) — On November 16, 2018, HUD released a final rule which updates the definition of RV to definitively exempt RV from HUD’s regulation.
(Nov. 1, 2018) — 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
(Dec. 5, 2016) — “In particular, we hope that Dr. Carson and his team at HUD will revisit recent regulations that are cost prohibitive for consumers seeking to purchase a manufactured home, including the on-site rule, installation guidance, and energy efficiency regulations,” said Jennison.
(April 8, 2016) — In February, as sales of RVs hit a 39-year high with 35,929 units sold, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule in The Federal Register to revise the definition of an RV as “designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy.”
(April 6, 2016) — There’s panic among some in the tiny house community about a rule change proposed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. It would “define a recreational vehicle as one built on a vehicular structure, not certified as a manufactured home, designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy.”
(April 4, 2016) — People are upset with the proposal that would go into effect this month and are leaving comments on the docket, Inquisitr reported.
(March 11, 2016) — “RV owners, including senior citizens and younger mobile workers, should be empowered to participate in their chosen community without limitations on the duration of the use of the RV,” Escapees noted.
(Feb. 15, 2016) — “We, of course, have no control over how people use what they buy and owners are under no obligation to follow advisories,” Fore added. “HUD was actually trying to control products by how they were used rather than by definition. RVIA has always, and continues to define by definition, not by use.”
(Feb. 15, 2016) — 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.
(Feb. 12, 2016) — Helping to maintain the bright line between RVs and permanent housing is the responsibility of every RV manufacturer, dealer and campground in order to keep our industry from being its own worst enemy.
(Feb. 12, 2016) — “An update to these regulations has been long overdue, and HUD has taken a positive step forward by proposing a new rule,” said Coats.
(Feb. 10, 2016) — “We applaud HUD for working with ARVC and our industry allies at RVIA and RVDA to clarify the language in the HUD code so that federal, state and local authorities will no longer confuse park model RVs with manufactured homes,” said Bambei.
(Feb. 9, 2016) — New RVs sold must include a notice stating that the unit is designed only for recreational use, and not as a primary residence or permanent dwelling.
(Jan. 20, 2015) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be enforcing to its interpretation that park model RV porches count toward the 400 square foot limit (as measured) on those types of RVs, the RV Industry Association announced today.
(Nov. 4, 2014) — Campground and RV industry representatives failed to persuade the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to withdraw its plan to redefine park model RVs with factory built porches as manufactured homes.