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Renae Aukes - RV Sales Consultant

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Hi! My name is Renae Aukes and I am a Sales Consultant at Lichtsinn RV. My husband and I grow up in North Iowa and enjoy living in Forest City. We are very involved with our kids sporting events and school activities. We spend as much time as we can outdoors in the summer enjoying the local campgrounds and nearby lakes. I most importantly enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I also enjoy riding bike and doing kick boxing classes at the local YMCA. I truly enjoy helping our guests find the right RV and we have a great team to help them achieve this. 

Reviews from Renae's Guests

"Thank you, Renae! We couldn't have asked for a better buying experience. You and everyone at Lichtsinn RV made the process so easy. We appreciate you and look forward to keeping in touch!"

Vanessa & Ken from Fort Worth, TX

"We had a fantastic experience from start to finish with Lichtsinn RV. Renae Aukes was our Sales Consultant and remained involved throughout the entire process. Kevin Breister, the Business Manager and Jeremy in Service also went above and beyond to work with us. There is a real trust and confidence that we felt dealing with Lichtsinn. We are new to the RV World and traveled from New Hampshire. Simply excellent and well worth the adventure. Thank You from Diane & John."

Diane & John from Ossipee, NH

"Our experience, as new owners of an RV, has been very positive: the training session regarding use of our new RV was excellent, the staff has been positive in all aspects, and we have every confidence that any questions/concerns we have will be promptly answered. Renae has exceeded expectations!."

Betty & Dale from Hastings, NE

"Going to keep this short and simple. There is a reason there are hundreds of 5 star reviews here. The folks at Lichtsinn RV are great to work. Is the Lichtsinn experience for everyone. No. But for say 98% of folks it's a great way to buy your RV. It seems the only people complaining here are those who just didn’t listen and/or pay attention to the details of the purchase.
Wil save you money.
Order your unit set up exactly like you want it.
Great communication, training and orientation.
Requires patience.
Requires travel.
Yes there is a bit of work involved but if you're not up for a little adventure you probably shouldn't be buying an RV.
I would like to particularly recognize our sales consultant Renae Aukes who was just fantastic. However, literally everyone there was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend contacting Lichtsinn if you are planning to buy a new Winnebago."

Mike & Pam from Reno, NV 

"We just picked ours up at Lichtsinn's, after a long wait - that was expected. We did not worry about the $5000 deposit - don't get much interest anyway. Figure it saved our place in line. Renae Aukes was our sales person, and she was awesome, kept us informed the whole time and we would recommend her and Lichtsinn's for our dealer. Our tech was Chris, and he helped us check out via the check list, answered our questions, and added a couple options very efficiently. Kevin was our business mgr and he made the paperwork easy, and answered our questions quickly and accurately. We love our new EKKO."

David from Sheboygan, WI 

"The team at Lichtsinn was absolutely amazing! Renae made herself available day or night to us through the entire purchase process and beyond. Would recommend only purchasing an RV from this dealership and make sure to ask for Renae!! We love our Winnebago Boldt! So happy with our purchase!"

Paul & Jana from St. George, UT 

"Just bought a Class B RV from Lichtsinn RV. We had a great experience. Renae Aukes was our saleswoman, and she was fantastic. She took care of us and made sure that we got everything we needed, including the training we needed as first time RV owners. If I want a bigger rig, I’m calling her first. The dealership was great and treated us very well. We flew into the Minneapolis airport, and Lichtsinn drove us to the dealership. John we was our driver, and he was a exceptional host on our trip to Iowa. I highly recommend this dealership."

Ray from White Rock, NM

"My husband and I just bought a 2023 Winnebago Solis NPF and had a great experience! Renae was great to work with, super helpful and responsive. We appreciated her patient approach and informative walk through and orientation – thanks, Jeremy! A day after purchase we headed out on our first adventure to Lake Superior. Everything went smoothly and couldn't be happier with our new van!"

Patti & Nathan from Van Meter, IA

"Renae in sales is truly a very pleasant person. Plus she is extremely knowledgeable about the whole Winnebago line of products. She is always the first person I call and she always knows the answer to my questions. Plus she is a joy too talk with. I would highly recommend Renae if you’re looking for an RV. Lichtsinn RV is a first class organization.
Everyone there was first class. Logan who walked me through the operation of the RV also serviced it from top to bottom. Justin in the service department also handled everything that I needed. Im glad I made the trip from New York to purchase my first RV. You can’t go wrong with Winnebago and Lichtsinn RV."

Dave from Newfield, NY

"Great working with Ranae. She was a joy to work with. She’s our go to now. Thanks Ranae!"

Clair from Johnston, IA

"Had a great experience with Lichtsinn RV. They are only 1 mile from the Winnebago Plant. Renae was our sales lady. She kept in touch with us throughout the entire delivery process and was very clear in her communication. Very professional and knowledgeable. Our orientation with Bret (sorry if I spelled it wrong), was excellent. He was very attentive and very caring that we were comfortable with the information he was providing. He went beyond the call of duty by installing the snap pads for us. Overall, we highly suggest you purchase from them. It's worth the trip. Maribel and George."

Maribel & George from Arcadia, FL

"We highly recommend buying your Winnebago at Lichtsinn. We called Lichtsinn, spoke with Renae Aukes (highly recommended), our wonderful salesperson and quickly agreed to price on the phone, their online documentation is easy and straightforward, and delivery in Forest City IA was great. The Lichtsinn team are authentic, and extremely knowledgeable on Winnebago products throughout our buying experience. Winnebago is 100% of their product line and they know their stuff. We had an orientation with a Revel expert that took several hours, and all our questions were answered.  So, if you are buying an RV to have fun life experiences, let the Lichtsinn buying experience get you off to a great start. Buy from Lichtsinn and visit Forest City. Plus, schedule time for a Winnebago Factory Tour just up the street. We did and it was really interesting to see the Winnebago team building all different size and style RV's. Then enjoy your ride home in your new Winnebago. Go Lichtsinn!"

Barbara from Boca Raton, FL

"From our first contact with our sales consultant, Renae, we felt as though we were part of the Lichtsinn family. The service team made sure everything was in working order so we were able to be on our way. This is our third purchase of a Winnebago View in 17 years from three different dealers. Purchasing from Lichtsinn was by far the best experience."

"A chance meeting while getting coffee in the guest lounge at Lichtsinn RV lead to a great purchase of a new Travato. We were having our View serviced and met sales consultant Renae in the lounge. We asked if she had time to show us a Travato, which she did. She followed up with us later in the week to see if we had questions. Five months later and we are week 3 of a trip to the east coast and Atlantic provinces. Renae made the process seamless over the phone and email, including trading in our View. Brandon in financing got us through all the paperwork so we could get licensed and on the road. Overall great experience and follow up from several Lichtsinn staff."

Karen from Lincoln, NE

"Great service; friendly, knowledgeable, and personable staff. Very good communication and online resources. Flew in from PA to drive home our new “tent”. Not carrying our shelter on my back any longer; now just driving it to where we choose! Highly recommend!

Dennis from Etters, PA

"Renae was fantastic. She was very attentive to our concerns and kept in constant communication. Brandon in the business office made the closing process painless and was extremely efficient. Josh gave us the one on one breakdown of the RV and it’s systems and was beyond helpful. Thank you everyone! Worth the trip to Iowa." 

Erez & Rose from Hilton Head Island, SC

"We recently purchased a Solis Camper Van from Lichtsinn in Forest City, IA and the process could not have been any better or more transparent. From the start of the process they gave us a full “out the door” quote that they stuck to throughout, and with no surprise additional expenses at the end. Renae was great to work with as she kept in weekly contact with the progress of our build. When the delivery date was announced we made flight reservations and she arranged for airport pick up, a free loaner car when we arrived in Forest City, despite arriving there after 8pm. Renae actually rode her bike out to meet us with the loaner car keys. She met us early the next morning to get things rolling and take us through the purchase process. The van was prepped with water, gas and propane, we had a 2 hour lesson on how everything works, completed all the paperwork and we were on our way back to California by lunchtime. Everyone at Lichtsinn was very helpful and it could not have gone any smoother. What a great experience with a very nice crew of people. It was by far, the best vehicle purchase process I have ever been through." 

Gary & JoAnn from San Lus Obispo, CA

"Lichtsinn RV helped us actualize our dream for travel with a class B Travato so we can access places of natural beauty that larger vehicles can not. Renae Aukes’s service was outstanding. She was extremely patient and courteous throughout the whole process to sort out what vehicle would best serve our needs. She was always accessible and shared our excitement. Her expertise was great as she guided us along. When we went to Lichtsinn to pick up our vehicle, Renae was extremely helpful and was always available, even on her day off! She introduced us to the support staff who skillfully taught us how to use it from beginning to end. By the time we left, we had a good working knowledge of the vehicle and the whole Lichtsinn staff felt like family. We have been especially pleased and grateful for the ongoing support as we made our way back home to CT and now are camping in ME. Also a big thank you to Justin who helps us with technical issues that arise as we continue to learn. We love our Travato! Thank you Renae, Justin and staff for making our dream come true!

Linda from Manchester, CT

"Renae was fantastic in helping us through the process of buying the RV. She and the staff were always available to answer questions. Linda and I highly recommend Renae and the team at Lichtsinn RV if you are thinking of purchasing a van. Renae is like having a good friend in the business!

Marshall from Manchester, CT

"Picked up new WB Solis 59P a week ago. Everything was awesome from purchase through delivery, and beyond. Saved me a bunch by picking up camper instead of having it delivered, and they were able to get me the best loan/finance rate by far. Great orientation to vehicle, lots of questions answered at pickup and while on the road after, picked up a few extra goodies in Parts Store too. Two thumbs up to everyone I dealt with, including Renae, Justin, Jeremy and Barry (hope I didn’t miss anyone!) Wish I lived in the area so I could continue service with them. Great job everyone!

Cynthia from Goodyear, AZ

"We had such a good experience working with Renae. We knew which RV we wanted but had a few questions we needed cleared up. There was another same RV in South Dakota. We had to choose which place we would purchase it from. In having many discussions with Renae, we felt she was very upfront & pleasant to deal with. We just had a good vibe from her. We were coming from Colorado to pick this up and she made arrangements to have someone give us an introduction to this new vehicle. They also offer a place to camp close by so if we had issues or questions, they would be right there to help. The whole process was so fluid. I will recommend Renae to anyone looking for an RV.

Sue from Evergreen, CO

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