OLIN 2007 11 Franchise Agreement Between RV Dealers Manufacturers

Franchise Agreement Between RV Dealers & ManufacturersPDF Version

New Legislation

Effective January 1, 2008, a licensed manufacturer, manufacturer branch, distributor, or distributor branch is required to provide a recreational vehicle (RV) dealer a written dealer agreement that complies with statutory franchise requirements.

The agreement shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Provisions regarding dealership transfer
  • Dealership termination
  • Sales territory, and
  • Reimbursement for costs incurred by the dealer for work related to the manufacturer’s warranty for each line-make of recreational vehicle covered by the agreement.

Assembly Bill No. 1092, amended California Vehicle Code §11713.22, making it unlawful for a manufacturer or distributor to refuse to provide a recreational vehicle dealer with a written agreement.


Notification that this memo is available online at www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/olin/olin.htm was made via e-mail alert in December 2007 to the following:

  • Dealers.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Distributors.

Direct questions regarding mediation between dealers, distributors, and manufacturers to the New Motor Vehicle Board at (916) 445-1888.

Direct all other questions to the Occupational Licensing Compliance Unit at (916) 229-3154.

Occupational Licensing