How do I upgrade a park model to meet HUD Code for entry into a mobile/manufactured home park?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Park model is a newer name for what was formerly called a park trailer. Park models are manufactured under the American National Standards Institute’s ANSI119.5 Park Model Recreational Vehicle (PMRV) standard, whereas mobile/manufactured homes must meet a different set of HUD standards. Because certification to either standard is only issued at the factory at time of manufacture, and only after approval of the design and factory inspections, a park model cannot be retrofitted to meet HUD standards, or vice versa. 

    Park models often look like a small mobile home, but they are classified as a recreational vehicle and specifically excluded from HUD's definition of a manufactured home at 24 CFR 3282.8(g), shown below.

    There is, however, one exception to this rule: a special category of park model that is over 400 sq. ft., but less than 500 sq. ft., and is actually manufactured to HUD standards. It’s called a “HUD Park Model,” as opposed to an “ANSI park model, and only approved for the state of Florida. Although it meets HUD construction standards, a HUD Park Model is still classified as a recreational vehicle, not a manufactured home. So approval for installation in some mobile home parks may not be possible.

   

    Go to our HUD-CODE FOR MOBILE HOMES page for a listing of our other HUD-code articles. Also, see our blog post  What is the difference between a park trailer and a park model recreational vehicle?

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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES:

Where can I file a complaint if I have problems with my new or used manufactured/mobile home in Florida?

 What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers?

How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?

What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home?  

When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home? 

Is it safe to go under a mobile home? 

Are older mobile homes unsafe? 

What do I need to know about buying a foreclosed mobile home? 

Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it? 

Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home? 

How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?

What is the right price for a used mobile home?

How energy efficient is a mobile home?

When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?

How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?

What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home? 

Can you move an older mobile home in Florida? 

What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home? 

Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?

How can I remove water under my mobile home?

What's the differences between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home? 

What is a D-sticker mobile home? 

What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?

How fireproof is a mobile home?  

Can I install a mobile home myself?

What is a Park Model mobile home?  

Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code? 

What walls can I remove in a mobile home?

What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home? 

How can I tell if a mobile home is well constructed?

• How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?

       Visit our MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES  page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles. 

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