MBA gearing up for annual RV Rental School

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — MBA Insurance’s annual RV Rental School is fast approaching, with training taking place Feb. 5 to 7 at Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“The instructors for the 2019 rental school have been listening to students,” said Bert Alanko, president of MBA Insurance and the founder of the RV Rental School. “The traditional curriculum has been washed up, touched up, and polished all over to provide the attendees new and creative ways to apply the tried and true basics that every successful rental dealership practice.”

With multiple dynamic industry changes aided by research into current customer camping habits, the MBA team is planning to share more new ideas than ever before, he added.

Here are just some of the topics to be addressed during the comprehensive training:

  • How business owners can use a handful of key performance indicators to improve their company on-the-fly and immediately.
  • Break out sessions that are more like workshops than classroom teaching.
  • RV rental business plans for start ups.
  • Specific rental floorplans that rent and sell.
  • The basics of insurance and filing claims.
  • How to gracefully handle damaged RVs with renters.
  • Off-season rental opportunities.
  • Peer-to-peer industry disruptors — The do’s and don’ts of working with them for business success.

“Students should bring their current profit-and-loss statements, and revenue reports from eWebRenter so they have data available to review as we’re helping them to understand how to improve their rental operations,” said Alanko.

Surprises await this year’s rental school participants, Alanko said, noting:

  • Want the same school as the last couple of years? You might be surprised.
  • Want more interactive smaller sessions more specific to your needs? You will be surprised!
  • Want new ideas to keep your customers, rent more stuff, and beat your competition? You will be amazed!

“There’s so much good stuff that the last hour of the last day will be just as crazy good as the first hour of the first day,” said Alanko. “Don’t leave early and certainly don’t miss this school this year.”

“Here’s my guarantee. If you don’t get at least three great ideas that you try and they don’t work within a week, I will give you three personalized consulting hours of my time to help you make it work,” he promised.

Even experienced RV rental professionals should consider coming to this year’s class, not just for the training, but for the networking.

“If you have a great idea to share or have a business need that screams ‘help,’ please drop us a note and we will try our best to do some brainstorming at the school with 100 or so of the most brilliant rental professionals in the RV industry,” said Alanko.

For more information or to register for the intensive training, visit

SOURCE: MBA Insurance press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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