The RV Industry Association supports policies that treat park model RVs the same as any other RV, including defining park model RVs as a type of RV in all states. Further, we support treatment of these units as an RV for purposes of taxation, registration and siting in RV parks or campgrounds for seasonal use.

A park model RV (PMRV) is a unique towable RV designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, seasonal, camping or travel use. PMRVs (previously referred to as recreational park trailers) are built on a single trailer chassis, mounted on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set-up mode. They are certified by their manufacturers to comply with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.5 Park Model Recreational Vehicle Standard. PMRVs are most often sited in RV parks or campgrounds for seasonal use. The campground might own the units and rent them to guests, or an individual PMRV owner might site their unit on a space leased from an RV park or campground. PMRVs by definition are not meant to be affixed to real property. PMRVs are neither designed nor intended by their manufacturers to be used as permanent residences.

Park model RVs are titled as vehicles in many states just like other RV types. PMRVs are unique among other types of RVs because these units can be up to 15 feet wide and 26 feet in length, with a peaked roof. PMRVs are sometimes designed with porches or decks built within the footprint of the unit.

Although the distinctive appearance of a park model RV sometimes leads people to think it looks like a small manufactured home, PMRVs are excluded from the definition of a manufactured home under regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifically because they are a type of RV (24 C.F.R. § 3282.8(g)).

The RV Industry Association supports policies that treat park model RVs the same as any other RV, including defining park model RVs as a type of RV in all states. Further, we support treatment of these units as an RV for purposes of taxation, registration and siting in RV parks or campgrounds for seasonal use.