Two acts were signed into law during the fall legislative session that will impact the RV industry in Pennsylvania. Act 138 pertains to a clearer definition of recreational trailers and recreational cargo trailers along with clarifications to registered gross combination weight ratings. Act 134 amends the Vehicle Act to include a specific chapter for recreational vehicles. Both acts will go into effect on October 24, 2019.
Act 138 of 2018 – An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in fees, further providing for exemptions from other fees. This act amended the Vehicle Code to provide for specific registration of recreational trailers and recreational cargo trailers. The act also revises § 4942 (c) regarding registered gross weight to clarify that the combination weight of a motor vehicle towing a recreational trailer or recreational cargo trailer cannot exceed the sum of the manufacturer’s rated axle capacities or the gross combination weight rating, whichever is less.
For more information, visit https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2018&sessInd=0&act=138
Act 134 of 2018 – An act amending the Board of Vehicles Act to establish a specific chapter for recreational vehicles. This act reorganized and recodified the Board of Vehicles Act to ensure exemption from areas of the dealer law that only pertain to automotive dealers and create an RV-specific chapter (chapter 5) that would govern RV dealers and manufacturers.
For more information, visit https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2018&sessInd=0&act=134