322B.2  Definitions.

As used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  To sell "at retail" means to sell a mobile home to a person who will devote it to a consumer use.

2.  "Department" means the state department of transportation.

3.  "Mobile home" means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which exceeds eight feet in width and thirty-two feet in length, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to one or more utilities. "Mobile home" also includes "manufactured housing" as the term is defined in section 321.1.

4.  "Mobile home dealer" means a person who, for a commission or other thing of value, sells, exchanges or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in a mobile home or who is engaged wholly or in part in the business of selling mobile homes, whether or not the mobile homes are owned by the dealer. "Mobile home dealer" does not include any of the following:

a.  A receiver, trustee, administrator, executor, guardian, attorney or other person appointed by or acting under the judgment or order of a court to transfer an interest in a mobile home.

b.  A person transferring a mobile home registered in the person's name and used for personal, family or household purposes, if the transfer is an occasional sale and is not part of the business of the transferor.

c.  A person who transfers an interest in a mobile home only as an incident to engaging in the business of financing new or used mobile homes.

5.  "Mobile home distributor" means a person who sells or distributes mobile homes to mobile home dealers.

6.  "Mobile home manufacturer" means a person engaged in the business of fabricating or assembling mobile homes.

7.  "New mobile home" means a mobile home that has not been sold at retail.

8.  "Used mobile home" means a mobile home that has been sold at retail and previously registered in this or any other state.

Section History: Early form

  [C81, § 322B.2]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1134, § 68; 98 Acts, ch 1126, §1, 2; 99 Acts, ch 188, §15

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.45

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