RV Rentals a Seminar Topic at Dealers Confab in Las Vegas
Find out some of the best practices that make for a profitable RV rental operation at the upcoming RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Oct. 3-7 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
According to a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), topics will include:
- Advanced Rental Topic 1: Lot Operations, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:45-4:00 p.m. This workshop will cover best practices for everything that happens on your rental lot. Walk-throughs, maintenance, Pre-rental prep, check-ins, service calls, cleaning, and repairs, will be among the topics that the three instructors, and the participants, will explore. The instructors for this 75-minute workshop are Martin Onken, Expedition Motorhomes Inc., Tom Zielstra, Pierce RV Supercenter, and Donn Kaebisch, RV Rental Outlet.
- Advanced Rental Topic 2: Office Operations, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2:45-4:00 p.m. This workshop will cover best practices for everything that happens in your rental office. Procedures, paperwork, phones, counter, website, customer appreciation, profitability, and pricing, will be the topics that the three instructors, and the participants, will explore. The instructors for this 75-minute workshop are Martin Onken, Expedition Motorhomes, Inc., Barry Raye, 84 RV Rentals & Service, and Brad Bacon, PleasureLand RV Center Inc.
- How to Run a Successful Rental Department, Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:15-2:30 p.m. Led by Randall Jeremiah of Adventure on Earth, this workshop is geared for dealers considering rentals. The first half of the session will examine profitability. The discussion will include specific examples and possible fleet configurations. The session will then turn to RV rental myths, including debunking the myth that rental units are often returned in poor condition. You’ll also learn about turning a fleet for a profit. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a enough information on RV rental operations that they’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether rental is right for their dealership.
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