An online auction of mobile homes and travel trailers is being fought by mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturers and dealers in Arkansas and other states, according to the Associated Press.
The homes and trailers, used as emergency housing following Hurricane Katrina, are being auctioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through Friday.
Industry officials say the auction will hurt an already depressed market and Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln say they working to stop the auctions.
In Arkansas FEMA is auctioning 11,164 travel trailers, 3,719 mobile homes and 30 park models that are larger versions of the travel trailers.
Bidders are required to bid on the entire lot. The largest bid submitted through Tuesday is $1.6 million — or $106.84 per mobile home and trailer.