After a conference call with state executives last week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) announced it was coordinating a grassroots effort to support a legislative proposal in Congress to clearly define recreational vehicles.

While the legislation is something ARVC and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) have long sought, the push gained urgency when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was changing course on park model RVs and including factory-built porches in its figuring of the 400-square-foot maximum for living space in park model RVs.

State associations have started to pass the information along to members to emphasize ARVC’s request. For instance, both the Arizona and California associations of RV parks and campgrounds sent out ARVC’s information to members Monday (Oct. 20), while the Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds sent it out today.

In addition, California’s Executive Director Debbie Sipe included additional information, writing to members, “It’s very important that we all contact our representatives in Washington, D.C., to tell them how we feel about HUD interference with our industry. “

“The form is easy to fill out (I just did mine), the system will even pick your proper Congressional representatives for you.  You can use the standard letter that’s already there, or even better, customize it to fit your particular campground,” Sipe wrote.

To access the online letter directly, click here.