Walorski: HUD Rule is a Big Win for the RV Industry

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Jackie Walorski, co-founder of the Congressional Recreational Vehicle Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier today released their proposed rule for Recreational Vehicles (RVs) that exempts RVs from being incorrectly classified as a manufactured home, an issue Walorski has worked on since being elected to Congress.

“For almost a decade, the RV industry has waited for HUD to provide clear rules and guidelines that define Recreational Vehicles. Today, that wait is over. RV businesses and manufacturers in my district – home to the RV Capital of the World – now have protections from burdensome regulations. For the first time, this important industry will have the certainty needed to keep making quality RVs for the world, enabling our RV industry in Indiana continue to thrive and succeed.”

Currently, RV manufacturers lack clarity on the definition of RV classes, forcing them to rely on bureaucratic interpretation. Today’s proposed rule explains the classification of RVs once and for all, and clarifies the important distinction between RVs and manufactured homes.

In 2014, Walorski introduced the Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014 to codify a single, simple definition of RVs to ensure that they clearly and consistently remain distinct products from manufactured homes and are not unnecessarily subject to federal regulation by HUD.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Agriculture.

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