Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa signed Senate File 435 (SF 435), a towable-only RV Specific Franchise Bill. SF 435 addresses the unique business model followed by RV dealers and manufacturers. The new law will institute a section of the Iowa Code which regulates the RV Manufacturer–RV Dealer relationship as it relates to towable RVs.

SF 435 had bipartisan support throughout the legislative process and passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The new law will take effect January 1, 2020.

“The signing of this law is the latest victory in the long-term effort to enact RV Specific Franchise Laws across the country,” said RV Industry Association Vice President of Government Affairs Jay Landers. “These laws bring consistency for our manufacturers and the dealers with whom they do business. We appreciate the work of the state dealer groups, especially Adam Ruppel in Iowa, who was key to making this happen.”

“We are pleased that Governor Reynolds has signed the RV Specific Franchise bill into law,” said Winnebago Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe, “We feel that this, like RV specific franchise legislation in a number of other states, makes a great deal of sense and enhances our ability to conduct business across the U.S. on a consistent basis.”

In addition, RV Industry Association would like to especially thank Governor Kim Reynolds for her approval, along with Senator Tim Kapucian and Representative Brian Lohse for their sponsorship of the legislation.