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What is the difference between a park trailer and a park model recreational vehicle?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
They are the old and new name for the same thing. Both are classified as recreational vehicles and manufactured under the American National Standards Institute’s standard A119.5. Here’s a manufacturer’s medallion on one built in 1990 that lists it as made under the ANSI standard A119.5 for “park trailers.”
The standard is updated every few years and the latest version of A119.5 has been rechristened “Park Model Recreational Vehicle Standard.” We suspect that the recreational vehicle industry wanted to jettison “trailer” because of the negative connotation that the word has acquired.
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