While no specific qualifications or certifications are required to start an RV dealership, a new RV dealer must have good relationships with RV manufacturers, a reliable way to track inventory and professional, well-trained dealers. Buying an existing RV dealership is preferable to starting one from scratch.
The benefits to buying an existing RV dealership include an income stream that's already in place, as well as the existing inventory and location. Another way to start an RV dealership is to purchase a franchise from an RV manufacturer. Developing a viable business plan, studying the market in your area and choosing a location without much competition from existing RV dealerships are also key to entrepreneurial success as an RV dealer.