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Registration Opens for MBA Rental School


Registration has opened for MBA’s 2020 RV Rental School, which takes place Feb. 25-27 at the Tuscany Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Sponsored by MBA Insurance, the three-day seminar is designed to fast track people interested in opening an RV rental business or to strengthen existing rental firms.

Several exhibitors will showcase products to help manage and promote a profitable rental operation. Manufacturers will also exhibit motorhomes and travel trailers ideally suited for rental units, said Bert Alanko, president of MBA Insurance.

“We’ve been conducting the rental school for 20 years, and really have it buttoned down to deliver essential information quickly,” said Alanko. “Yet, we also plan time in each day’s schedule for participants to network and ask questions.”

Sessions are led by three experienced RV rental operators, plus a lawyer specializing in vehicle rentals and franchise law.

Speakers include:

  • Scott Krenek, president of Krenek RV Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., and current chairman of the RV Rental Association
  • Martin Onken, president of Expedition Motorhomes in Calabasas, Calif.
  • Barry Raye, owner of 84 RV Rentals & Service and Rayewood RV Center in Sussex, N.J.
  • Leslie Pujo with Plave Koch Law Firm in Reston, Va.

The cost to attend the training is $795 for the first person registered from any organization, and $695 for each additional person from that company. The fee does not include airfare, hotel costs or ground transportation. However, the fee includes breakfast and lunch each day, plus a reception the first night.

Hotel reservations at a discounted rate of $69 per night can be made by calling Tuscany Suites & Casino at 877-887-2260 and using the group code 0220MBAI.

“This conference has sold out every year for the past seven years,” said Alanko. “Because interest in the RV rental business remains high, I’d encourage people to register today. In order to maintain the intimacy that makes the conference so effective, we must limit attendance to 75 people.”

This year’s rental school is sponsored by American Modern, Forest River, Coachmen, Thor Motor Coach, Auto Club of America, Equalizer Hitch, and Al3rt GPS.

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