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RVDA OKs ‘Model Dealer Agreement’ Revisions

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June 7, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVDA) board approved revisions to the association’s Model Dealer Agreement at its meeting on June 4 in Arlington, Va.

According to a press release, the revisions were developed by the RVDA Industry Relations Committee, co-chaired by Randy Biles of Pikes Peak Traveland in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer, Little Prices in Mesa, Ariz.

The Model Dealer Agreement covers issues such as dealer territory, transfer of ownership, termination and warranty. The model agreement, while substantially based on the previous version approved in 2003, is updated to reflect recent changes in industry business practices and state laws.

The revised RVDA Model Dealer Agreement will be distributed to members this month.

“RVDA’s Model Dealer Agreement is designed as a tool to serve as a basis of negotiation between dealers and manufacturers.  Its use is voluntary and recognizes that various state laws may govern some of the areas covered in the model,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia.  “I want to thank Debbie, Randy, all the members of the committee, and RVDA’s Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs Brett Richardson for their hard work on this model agreement.”

In other action, the board approved the association’s program, plan, and budget for fiscal year 2014.  The $2.8 million budget includes funding for RVDA’s membership programs, advocacy efforts and educational initiatives delivered through the RV Learning Center.

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