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Indiana Reps. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, and Jackie Walorski, R-2nd, announced Thursday (Oct. 10) they have introduced legislation aimed at preventing recreational vehicles from being regulated as manufactured housing.

As reported by the Fort Wayne Journal, the RV industry, which is concentrated in Elkhart County, fears it could face more restrictive taxing, zoning and consumer lending rules if park model RVs are considered manufactured housing and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

A recent HUD memo stated that the agency in April will begin counting porches on new park model RVs as part of the agency’s 400-square-foot exemption limit for RVs.

RVs currently are regulated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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