What is the minimum number of tie-down straps for a park model trailer in Florida?

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Florida Administrative Code 15C-1.0102(1) - Installation Standards for Mobile/Manufactured Homes and Park Trailers states that the set-up of park model trailer should be in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions, but have a minimum of three vertical tie-down straps and three frame tie-down straps on each side.

(1) Installation standards for the set-up of new or used manufactured homes and park trailers shall be in compliance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions unless otherwise specified in this rule. In the absence of the manufacturer’s installation instructions, used mobile/manufactured homes and park trailers shall comply with the provisions of this rule. The park trailer manufacturer shall make built-in provisions for a minimum of three (3) vertical tie-down straps and three (3) frame tie-down straps on each side of the unit. All used park trailers shall have at least three (3) vertical and three (3) frame tie-down straps installed. 
Exception: The center vertical tie-down strap on used units may be exempt when it is structurally prohibitive to install. 

    Although the Florida Administrative Code does not provide a time limit from when a park model is parked at an RV park until it must have a foundation and tie-downs, that time limit is usually specified by the local county or municipality and is often 90 days. 

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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about PARK MODEL HOMES:

Are park trailers and park model recreational vehicles required to have a data plate? 

What is the difference between a park trailer and a park model recreational vehicle? 

How do I upgrade a park model to met HUD code for entry into a mobile home park?

What is a Park Model mobile home? 

• Do Park Model trailers have a HUD plate?

• What is the minimum size of mobile/manufactured home per HUD standards? 

   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.

—Thanks to Rick Longbrake, of Florida DMV Mobile Homes Division, for assistance with this article.

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