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Mobile Home Question
This is a bit of a splitting hairs question I guess. HUD requires that the MH axles, wheels, and tongue be removed and the MH be set on a foundation.
Every update I've done for SG has asked if the tongue and wheels are ATTACHED. We always answer according to the actual status of "attachment".
I've gotten a return at my expence to remove a tongue that is not attached, but is under the MH. When we inspected the MH on our initial visit we could tell the tongue wasn't attached because it wasn't sticking out through the skirting. All the skirting was in place, so we removed a section and viewed the foundation and the fact that the wheels/axle were not attached. We did this from the opposite end from the tongue. We stated on our update that the tongue/wheels/axle were not attached.
Now on a reconveyance, we opened the other end of the skirting in an effort to find the serial number (data plate isn't present inside the MH)
So boom, we find the tongue laying there, serial number stamped on the side of the hitch. We provide that info and are now being asked to go remove the tongue since we didn't report it on the initial.
My arguement is, the tongue isn't attached. That's all HUD requires. Even though the wording in the HUD regs say hitch must be removed. It's meaning is - no longer attached to the frame. And the serial number is stamped on the hitch/tongue.
Anybody got a thought on this? Should I argue the point, or just go get the damned thing because I'm standing on shaky ground?