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Podcast 168 features Bert Alanko and MBA Rental School

(Jan. 25, 2018) -- This week’s guest is Bert Alanko, president of MBA Insurance. The company specializes in offering rental insurance to RV dealers and private RV renters. The 2018 Rental School takes place Feb. 20 to 22 at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas. The event has been a sellout every year for many years. Alanko explains why he started the rental school and describes some of the training that dealers and rental managers can expect out of the three-day classes. He also describes the instructors who provide the training and the companies who participate by offering products and services to streamline the rental operation. Read More »

MBA is Bronze Partner for RVDA convention

(May 9, 2017) -- “Bert Alanko is one of the biggest proponents of an educated workforce, and his entire career has been dedicated to keeping professional development affordable and relevant for dealership staff. We are fortunate to have supporters like Bert that we can count on year after year," said Shepherd. Read More »

Brown and Brown gives $100,000 to Learning Center

(March 21, 2016) -- “Brown & Brown has found a perfect way to pay tribute to an individual who has been a linchpin in the success of the RV Learning Center over the years and legend in our industry," said Pastore. The donation was made to honor Bert Alanko. Read More »

Brown and Brown acquires MBA Insurance

(Nov. 30, 2015) -- Founded in 1978, MBA provides rental insurance for the recreation vehicle and power sport vehicle markets throughout the United States. MBA has annual net revenues of approximately $5.5 million. The acquisition is scheduled to close effective Dec. 1. Read More »

Date set for 2016 RV Rental School

(Oct. 12, 2015) -- he 16th annual MBA RV Rental School takes place March 1 to 3 at Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, MBA Insurance announced. The specially-designed training helps people evaluate whether to get into the RV rental business or to strengthen their existing rental operations. Read More »

MBA commits to RVDA bronze-level sponsorship

(April 7, 2015) -- “MBA has supported the RVDA convention from the very beginning; because, to support RVDA is to support RV dealers,” said Alanko. “The RVDA convention is all about education and dealer networking. We feel that the convention/expo value proposition gets better every year with the work the staff puts into it. Read More »

MBA Rental School registration filling up

(Feb. 6, 2015) -- MBA Insurance announced today that Feb. 10 is the deadline that hotel spaces can be reserved at discounted rates during the 2015 RV Rental School. Registration is still open, although space is two-thirds sold out. Read More »

MBA Rental School set for March 3 to 5

(Jan. 27, 2015) -- The MBA Rental school covers the RV rental gamut from staffing, pricing, concepts, fleeting, advertising/promotions, and daily operating procedures. Instructors and students discuss renting motorhomes and travel trailers. They also debate the unique advantages of the two operational models -- dealer owned vs. managed fleet. Read More »

MBA Insurance commits to RVDA Bronze sponsorship

(May 1, 2014) -- “MBA has always supported the efforts of the RVDA and the RV Learning Center,” said Alanko. “We support the convention because it is the engine that drives the RVDA. The success of every business is dependent on the positive development of all facets." Read More »

Podcast episode 004 – An interview with Bert Alanko

(March 27, 2014) -- In the podcast interview, Alanko, the president of MBA Insurance, talks about the success of the 2014 RV Rental School and why so many dealers are interested in jumping into the rental market. He describes dealers who make between $500,000 and $1 million in states where they have only a six-month rental season. He describes the advantages for dealers to rent RVs, as well as some of the common pitfalls that dealers can avoid to improve their profitability. Read More »

MBA RV Rental School sells out

(Feb. 14, 2014) -- When the class size exploded past 60 this year, the company had to look at establishing a maximum simply to maintain a quality balance of networking and instruction, Johnson explained, noting the intimate interaction available at prior classes is what made them so successful. Read More »

MBA fills half the seats for RV rental school

(Jan. 3, 2014) -- "People come to the rental school not only to listen to our top-rated instructors, but also to network with each other. Students include novices to the rental business to experienced professionals who attend to stay on top of their game," said Alanko. "We build into the schedule plenty of opportunity for participants to interact with each other." Read More »