Sec. 42-19-10A - Consumer Manuals; Installation

ยง 42-19-10A. Consumer Manuals; Installation

10A.1. The seller shall provide each purchaser of a new manufactured home in the state with a HUD-approved consumer manual applicable to the manufactured home purchased. No manufacturer, dealer, distributor, or contractor may interfere with the distribution of a HUD-approved consumer manual.

10A.2.

10A.2.a. All new or used manufactured homes installed in the state shall be installed:

10A.2.a.1. in accordance with the home manufacturer's recommendations contained in or accompanying the consumer manual required by this section and 24 CFR Part 3282, these recommendations must equal or exceed the protections provided by 24 C.F.R. Part 3285, the Manufactured Home Installation Standards; or

10A.2.a.2.in accordance with a competent design certified in writing by a registered professional engineer and/or architect prior to installation; or

10A.2.a.3.consistent with the recommendations published by the National Fire Protection Association 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard; or

10A.2.a.4. for used homes only, any generally accepted commercial method submitted to, reviewed and approved by the Board.

10A.2.b. If the dealer contracted with the purchaser to install the manufactured home, the dealer shall maintain in his or her files a written record of which method of installation was followed. If the dealer did not contract with the purchaser to install the home, the dealer shall maintain in his or her files a written record signed by the dealer and purchaser specifying that the purchaser shall make separate arrangements with a licensed installer for installation of the home unless the consumer contracts to install the manufactured home as provided at section 10B of this rule. This written record is not required to be maintained longer than a period of five (5) years.

10A.2.c. Installation of a manufactured home as defined at subsection 3.21 of this rule shall only be performed by a licensed dealer or installer or by the consumer as provided in Section 10B of this rule.

10A.3. Frostline considerations are mandatory for all manufactured home installations in this state. For the purposes of subsection 10A.2 of this rule, a frostline shall be determined by local ordinance of a municipality or county. If the installation of the manufactured home in this state is in a municipality or county that has not provided a specific numerical standard, the frostline may be the designated numerical standard set forth in the consumer manual required by 24 CFR Part 3282, or as determined by a registered professional engineer and/or architect and approved by the Board for the individual site of the manufactured home installation. In the absence of any of these specific designated numerical standards, for all applications, frostline is as follows:

10A.3.a. Thirty (30) inches from grade level for all perimeter footings; and

10A.3.b.Thirty (30) inches from grade level for footings under the I-beams, center piers and inset blocking piers if a perimeter fascia enclosure is not to be installed: Provided, That the footings may be twelve (12) inches from grade level for footings under the I-beams, center piers and inset blocking piers if a perimeter fascia enclosure and vapor barrier are installed:

10A.3.b.1.within twenty-one (21) days of the home installation if the home is installed between November 1 and March 30; or

10A.3.b.2.before November 1 for homes installed after March 30.

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