What's The Difference? RV, Park Model, HUD Manufactured Home As An ADU

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What's The Difference?

RV, Park Model, HUD Manufactured Home As An ADU

 

Part 1 

 

To set the record straight it's time to bring some clarity to often spouted MISNOMERS & MISREPRESENTATIONS about the Prefab aka "Offsite" building industry vs the Ground Up (site/stick built) optionThere's especially much confusion and misunderstanding throughout all facets of the Real Estate Industry about the differences between a Recreation Vehicle aka RV, travel trailer and Park Model industry vs the HUD Factory Built Housing Industry i.e. Trailers vs, Mobile-homes vs, HUD Manufactured Homes, vs Modular Homes.

 

To better inform those who are interested we are going to provide some information in a 4 part series that just may help Real Estate Professionals and prospective buyers, investors and industry stakeholders better understand the difference before they make a decision to purchase an Accessory Dwelling Unit aka HUD Manufactured ADU. 

 

 

So let's get this show ON

THE ROAD. I don't think

anyone will have a

problem identifying this as

a Recreation Vehicle

aka "RV".

 

 

 

However, did you know that

this is also an "RV" albeit

it's officially referred to as

a "PARK MODEL"?

Like an RV a Park

Model cannot currently be permitted as an"Accessory Dwelling Unit"

(ADU) aka "BACKYARD HOME"  

 and therefore is not allowed to be permitted or permanently installed on a residential property.

 


 

Unlike their big brother, the HUD Manufactured Home, (Photo to the right) Park Models are built under the ANSI code (Recreation Venicle) and  regulated by the DMV not the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and cannot exceed 400 square feet of living space.

  

 

In fact Park Models are not permitted to be installed on a foundation system because they are an RV and therefore the running gear (wheels, axles & tongue) must stay with it. Many folks have unknowingly purchased a "Park Model" thinking it was "HUD Manufactured Home".

 

Sadly a Park Model cannot obtain conventional long term FHA/ VA or Reverse Mortgages because the homes could not legally be placed on a foundation system. Big OOP's!

 

You need to make sure the dealer you're dealing with is a licensed California Park Model and/or a HUD Manufactured ADU Dealer. Out of State Dealers do not care nor will they usually help you with your installation. In California your dealer is responsible for the installation of your ADU. 

 

Always check the Insignia plates on the rear of the home. If you're not sure what you're looking for take a photo of the insignia and email or text it to a Manufactured Home 

Dealer or the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) 
for verification.

 

And Buyers Always Beware of exactly what it is you are about to purchase. That's what "due diligence" is all about. Don't be afraid to use it.

 

In Part 2 we will discuss the difference between a "Travel Trailer", "Mobile-home", "HUD Manufactured Home"  and a "Modular Home"

 

FACTORY BUILT "Modular" & "Manufactured" 

 construction projects are fast becoming a very 

economical, fast and efficient way to add an

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka 'BACKYARD HOME'

to your property

 

Call On Us Anytime To BE Your Go To Guys For 

Information & Knowledge About 

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS aka BACKYARD HOMES

 

 

ON THE LEVEL GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC.

 

 JOHN ARENDSEN  760 815-6977

Email: johnarendsen@crestbackyardhomes.com  

 crestbackyardhomes.com 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Pete Xavier
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Outstanding clear and concise explanation on the RV/Park Model and HUD manufactured homes.

Oct 18, 2014 07:02 AM #1
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John Pusa
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John - Excellent detailed information the difference between RV Park Model & HUD manufactured home.

Oct 18, 2014 01:47 PM #2
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Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com & John Pusa . Thanks gentlemen. You just reminded me that I have to do part 2 now. I'll send it to you.

Oct 20, 2014 10:07 AM #3
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Donald Hester
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John, Good stuff. I have seen "Park Models" on recreational lots up here and like you state people may think they are getting a permanent structure when they really are not.

Oct 25, 2014 11:39 PM #4
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Donald Hester Happens all the time. I'm working in a little park in Leucadia that's classified as a MH park not an RV park and it's full of PM's.

Oct 26, 2014 12:06 AM #5
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Wow.. what a disappointment for those folks purchasing the park model that thought it qualified as a Modular. 

Nov 07, 2014 10:04 AM #6
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Judi K Barrett It's always a shock when that happens. But what's even more of a shock is the fact that some unscrupulous MH and even RE Professionals will sell it anyway and not inform the buyer.

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