The 2014 Travato from Winnebago Touring Coach

by Josh Damm 3. October 2013 09:42

Winnebago has just introduced the Travato, the newest Class B motorhome to join the Winnebago Touring Coach lineup. At 21 feet long and only 9 feet tall, the Travato is unbelievably agile, while still offering a full-feature RV experience that is perfect for the adventurous explorer.

Click here to see our inventory selection for the 2014 Travato.

The base for the Travato is the Ram ProMaster chassis, which will please value-conscious enthusiasts with its amazing fuel efficiency. This is the U.S. version of what has been Europe’s most successful commercial cargo van from Fiat - the Duchato. The ProMaster features the 3.6-liter, 280-horesepower, V6, front wheel drive gas powertrain and it is paired up with a six-speed, automatic transmission! Plus with torque at 258 lb ft, you can still tow up to 3,500 lbs!

With swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, standard touch screen navigation, a split dinette and an abundance of features, the Travato delivers a whole lot of fun for less. It has all the features for a full RV experience, including a 2,800-watt CumminsOnan gasoline generator, a 13.8 BTU high efficiency AC with heat strip, a 16,000 BTU furnace, an over the range microwave, a refrigerator and a freezer!

Below is the 59G, a compact floorplan offering everything you would need in an RV! Corner bed, bathroom, wardrobe, galley and seating for 6 around the table! 

Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or browse through our website.

As the closest dealer in America to Winnebago Industries (only 1 mile away), we look forward to working with you!

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2014 Winnebago Motor Homes

by Josh Damm 9. August 2013 09:57

Winnebago Industries is producing an incredible line-up of new motor homes for 2014 including the all-new Winnebago Forza, Itasca Solei and the Travato from Winnebago Touring Coach.

Winnebago was the top-selling motorhome manufacturer in 2012 for Class A and Class C motorhomes according to Statisical Surveys, Inc.

At Lichtsinn Motors, we carry the entire line of Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motorhomes making it easy for you to find the exact Winnebago Industries motorhome that works for you.

Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or browse through our website.

As the closest dealer in America to Winnebago Industries (only 1 mile away), we look forward to working with you!

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Used Motor Homes for Sale in Iowa

by Josh Damm 5. August 2013 11:15

After wrapping up another great year at Winnebago's WIT Club Grand National Rally, we have some outstanding pre-owned motor homes coming in on trade.

These Winnebago and Itasca motor homes are in great condition and range from 40' Class A Diesels to fuel-efficient Class Cs with the Mercedes-Benz Diesel.

Browse our selection or Used RVs or give us a call at 1-800-343-6255 for more information about these excellent pre-owned RVs. 

http://www.lichtsinn.com/used-rvs-for-sale.aspx

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Video Recap of Tuesday at the 2013 WIT Club Grand National Rally

by Josh Damm 24. July 2013 08:09

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Video Recap from Monday at the 2013 WIT Club Grand National Rally

by Josh Damm 22. July 2013 19:43

Here's a short video recap of our first full day at the 2013 WIT Club Grand National Rally! It was a pretty warm Monday but we're looking forward to a cooler day on Tuesday and the always exciting State Row Parties!

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2014 Winnebago, Itasca & Winnebago Touring Coach Motor Homes

by Josh Damm 8. July 2013 09:06

We are proud to be a full-line Winnebago dealer that carries all 2014 Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach motor homes.

Our 2013 inventory is nearly gone and our lot is filling up with factory fresh 2014 RVs.

From the Class C Diesel 2014 Winnebago View and 2014 Itasca Navion to the Class B 2014 Winnebago Era all the way up to the Class A Diesel Pusher 2014 Winnebago Tour and 2014 Itasca Ellipse, we have it all!

Give us a call at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or use the links above to find what you're looking for.

It's an exciting summer here at Lichtsinn Motors and we're only 1 mile away from Winnebago Industries here in Forest City, Iowa. So come see us, take a Winnebago factory tour and enjoy the beautiful state of Iowa.

We hope to see or hear from you soon!

 

 

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Leveling System Options for Motor Homes

by Josh Damm 21. June 2013 17:21

Lichtsinn Motors, located one mile from the Winnebago factory, has been servicing motor homes for many years. A lot of our customers will travel from all over the country to have their service needs taken care of by our factory-trained service department. One of the things that is regularly checked is the leveling system. Winnebago and Itasca has used several different leveling manufacturers over the years: HWH, LCI (Lippert Components Incorporated) and Power Gear.

Leveling systems have changed over the years from manual leveling to the now common automatic leveling systems. The touch pads have become user friendly, giving digital readings to help the user level their coach. Whether it is a hydraulic, electric  or manual leveling system, our service department will be able to help you troubleshoot any situation.

Winnebago Industries has seen a dramatic increase in popularity to the Sprinter chassis. This chassis, manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, does not have an option for a leveling system from Winnebago Industries. We are often asked, “How do I level my Class C Sprinter?” Lichtsinn Motors has developed a close relationship with HWH Inc., who is able to install a leveling system on most motor homes. Due to our relationship with HWH, we can help you get discounted pricing when you schedule your installation with Lichtsinn Motors. Simply contact one of our factory-trained sales consultants for more information on leveling options for any motor home that does not have a leveling system - just call 1-800-343-6255.

 

 

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Dinghy Towing Behind Your Motor Home

by Josh Damm 21. June 2013 13:46

Now that the motorhome season is in full swing, let us refresh everyone on towing a vehicle behind your RV. Here at Lichtsinn Motors we have a tremendous advantage over most dealerships as we are both an automobile and recreational vehicle dealership. Our staff are trained experts in not only helping you pick out a vehicle that will meet your needs but also equipped and provide hands on training to ensure that you can safely and comfortably enjoy towing your vehicle.

The most popular way to tow a vehicle is referred to as “dinghy” or flat 4 towing. This method is the easiest and quickest way to use a tow vehicle. First you must determine if your vehicle is dinghy towable as not all vehicles can be dinghy towed. The best way to answer that question to refer to your vehicles owner’s manual. Our website also includes the following link that can be used as a quick reference, http://www.lichtsinn.com/towing.aspx. The major advantages to this type of towing are that it is quick and easy to hook up to your RV and there is no dolly or trailer. Having a dolly or trailer can cause issues for storage depending on campsite or resort restrictions.

Lichtsinn Motors offers great selection of both pre-owned and new vehicles that are dinghy towable. Here’s a link that provides a list of vehicles that can be towed, some of which already include base plates and/or complete towing set-ups http://www.lichtsinn.com/towable-vehicles.aspx. Our dealership is located just 1 mile from Winnebago Industries, so feel free to stop in after a plant tour and our staff would love to discuss any towing, automotive or recreational needs that you may have.

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Instagone Stain Remover

by Josh Damm 20. June 2013 11:40

Let’s see, what do I want to watch on TV today…are you kidding me?! 

All I get to watch anymore are TV infomercials selling everything from tiny fishing poles to ear wax vacuums. 

Well, there is a product that they advertise that does actually work! It is a product called Instagone

If you have stains caused by mold, mildew, water, nicotine, and soot, then Instagone will remove them. 

Instagone works on a huge variety of surfaces including RV ceiling material, acoustical ceiling tiles, PVC patio furniture, shower curtains, boats, plaster, stone, stucco, gutters, masonry, vinyl cushions, exterior siding, bathroom tile and grout, and even popcorn ceilings! 

Instagone is a great product that can be used in the home, car, boat, and RV. We use it in our service department at Lichtsinn Motors in the detail area. 

Instagone removes stains from convertible auto tops, gel coat exteriors, and appliances. So the next time you are channel surfing and see Instagone advertised on As Seen on TV remember, it actually works!

And, Lichtsinn Motors sells it at the low price of $14.50!

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2014 Winnebago Forza and 2014 Itasca Solei

by Josh Damm 19. June 2013 12:22

There is a new model within the diesel pusher market that is pleasantly priced! The all-new, Winnebago Forza and Itasca Solei are built on the Freightliner XCS straight-rail chassis which provides a solid foundation with a Cummins 340-hp diesel engine and Allison six-speed transmission. Diesel pushers are known for storage and the Winnebago Forza and Itasca Solei up the ante with its Smart Storage design that pushes capacity even further. Inside, are fine amenities such as polished Corian galley countertops, coffee glazed cabinetry, upscale entertainment features, and LED lighting.

The new models offer two floor plans, the 34T and 38R.  The new 34T offers a double slide with a large In-Lounge sofa, plenty of galley countertop space, residential refrigerator and a large wardrobe!  The 38R offers a new bunk model in the diesel pusher lineup! The 34T has a front kitchen, sofa, dinette, split bathroom, bunks and plenty of storage with a large wardrobe in the bedroom!

Loaded with standard features:

  • Powered driver and passenger seats in leatherette
  • Radio/rearview color monitor system with 6-inch touch screen
  • Powered mirrors with defrost/side-view cameras
  • Powered MCD visor shade for the front windshield
  • MCD blackout shades in the coach area
  • Soft vinyl ceilings
  • LED ceiling lights
  • Vinyl tile flooring throughout
  • Polished Corian galley countertops and tiled backsplash
  • Home theater sound bar with DVD/CD player
  • Full-coach water filtration system
  • 6,000-watt Cummins Onan diesel generator
  • 2,000-watt inverter/charger
  • Roof A/C with heat pump
  • Hydraulic leveling jacks
  •  Dual-glazed coach windows
  • Heated holding tank compartment and winterization package
  • Powered patio awning with LED lighting
  • Exterior wash station
  • Low profile allows unit to fit through 12-foot door opening while having amazing storage of up to 228 cubic feet (38R)

Available features:

  • Fireplace, +Lounger, powered StudioLoft (34T only), stackable washer/dryer, automatic HDTV satellite antenna system, satellite radio, and Ideal Rest Noveau air sleep system

Come visit us today to view the all new Winnebago Forza and Itasca Solei here at Lichtsinn Motors!

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About Lichtsinn Motors

Lichtsinn Motors is America's closest RV dealer to Winnebago, Itasca and Era, located just one mile north of the Winnebago, Itasca, and Era factory in Forest City, Iowa.

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