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The Battle for RV Techs

(June 19, 2018) -- “You can’t out pay the competition,” she says. “But you can make people feel valued and give them opportunities to grow," PJ Buerger, owner of Princess Craft and president of the Texas RV Association.

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RV Dealers Con/Expo to include Mini RV Rental School

FAIRFAX, Va. — A Mini RV Rental School will be offered as a two-part session and is open to all dealership personnel attending the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Paris Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 6. Part one is designed for dealers who are interested in exploring or re-entering the RV rental business. Part two is dedicated to dealers already in the rental business and who are looking for specific “next steps” to reach the million-dollar plateau in rental income. The Mini Rental School is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Rental Association (RVRA) in partnership with MBA Insurance. “Your Rental Department: RVing for the Other 76 Million Households” and “Three Easy Steps to a $1,000,000 Rental Department” will feature rental experts from all aspects of the business who will share the steps that rental dealers follow daily to use people, dealership processes, and available products to create and expand on a successful operation. Attendees will learn the areas of the rental business that are “must haves” to be profitable, simple, and efficient. Convention registration is available for RVDA members at the discounted early bird registration rate through June 30. The lineup of speakers includes successful rental business operators and legal professionals who can help dealers navigate the details of getting a rental business from concept to reality to profit center. Presenters of the Mini Rental School: Martin Onken is president of Expedition Motor Homes in southern California. In addition to owning and managing two dealerships in southern CA for the past 19 years, he also trains and consults third parties to open and operate successful RV rental dealerships and departments. Martin is a frequent RVDA workshop presenter, a current instructor at the annual MBA RV Rental School, a contributor of rental specific articles for industry magazines, and a 15-year member & past chair of the RV Rental Success 20 Group. Scott Krenek, owner of Krenek RV Center in Coloma, MI, has an extensive background in the RV rental business, especially in towables, and is chairman of the RV Rental Association. An owner and operator for more than 35 years, he was instrumental in starting the industry’s first 20 Group focused exclusively on helping dealers improve their rental operations. Krenek has also served as an instructor at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and the annual RV Rental School organized by MBA Insurance. Leslie Pujo, Esq., practices vehicle and rental law at …

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