Professional RV Dealership Definition
With input from the provincial and regional RVDAs, the Board of the RVDA of Canada has arrived at the following guidelines of what comprises a professional RV dealership.
A Recreation Vehicle (RV) Dealership is more than a gravel lot or open field, displaying units for sale to the retail public.
A professional RV Dealership has evolved into a multifaceted facility focusing primarily on the Marketing of Recreation Vehicles products and services.
Professional Full-Service RV Dealerships encompass the following:
- primary business operation is the marketing, for sale, of RV products and services.
- are in operation essentially 12 months a year,
- hold a signed Dealer Agreement for at least one new RV product line,
- sell and service new and used rolling stock,
- have a permanent facility which includes:
the company's name displayed prominently on the main building
a service department with service bays large enough to accommodate the largest RV
intended for sale at that dealership
a sales lot of adequate size to display inventory properly at all times
- maintain a Parts Inventory large enough to service the products they sell,
- employ or have under contract a minimum of one full-time licensed RV technician,
- hold all provincial, municipal licenses, permits or other authorizations
legally required to carry business,
- acknowledge and respect both Federal and Provincial legislation with regards
to the sale of products,
- adhere to the RVDA code of ethics which encourages members to:
strive to promote the image of the industry; in the local community
and on regional and provincial levels,
make the greatest contribution possible to the safety and welfare
of the public in the purchase of the industry's products and services,
operate in an open and honest business relationship.
A Recreation Vehicle is defined as:
Recreation vehicles, or RVs, comprise a whole family of vehicles that combine transportation and temporary living quarters for recreation, camping and travel. RVs fall into three general categories:
Towables & Campers:
An RV designed to be towed or carried by a motorized vehicle (car, van or pickup truck) and of such size and weight as not to require a special highway movement permit. These RVs do not require permanent on-site hook-up.
An RV built on or as an integral part of a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis, combining transportation and living quarters in one unit.
RVs with complete living quarters, which are designed for only very occasional relocation and which may require a special highway movement permit.
Park Models require permanent on-site hook-up.