Must the running gear and towing hitch be removed from manufactured housing?

The towing hitch and running gear must be removed.  Running gear refers to a mechanical system designed to allow the manufactured housing unit to be towed over public roads. 

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 II.D.5.d. available at

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Topic Number: KA-05026