Lichtsinn RV at 2019 Grand National Rally

We hope you’re as excited as we are for 2019 GNR! This year we are Celebrating 40 Years Selling Winnebago Motorhomes at Grand National Rally. GNR begins Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 in Forest City, Iowa. Look for the Lichtsinn RV Red and White Tent in the Dealer Product Display at the Rally Grounds.

The Lichtsinn RV Parts and Service Teams will be just 1 Mile away at the Dealership! See below for our full week of festivities.

Remember to come to the dealership any time throughout the week to redeem your coupons (located in your GNR Welcome Bag) for a FREE Item!

Friday, July 19th

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

6:30 PM – Join Lichtsinn RV at the Battle of the Businesses on Main Street in Forest City. We will have 2 teams this year, the Lichtsinn RV Team of Employees and the Lichtsinn RV Futures Team! We are hoping to win back the title.

 

Saturday, July 20th

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
10:00 AM – 
Join us at the Puckerbrush Parade in Downtown Forest City. We will be in the parade and handing out some great discounts to our WIT friends (Show Me Your WIT Badge!) Then join us back at the store to redeem your parade coupons and take advantage of some GNR Parts Specials. *Wit Club Members Receive a 10% Discount on all Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach Parts.

 

Monday, July 22nd 

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 – Grand Opening of Dealer Product Display
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Winnebago Welcome/Amphitheater

 

Tuesday, July 23

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

 

Wednesday, July 24

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.
7:30 AM – 7:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – 40th ANNIVERSARY BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – Just 1 Mile from Rally Grounds: RVs Are Open, Air Is On, Iowa Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Service Open Q&A Group Sessions, Fundraising Games for The American Cancer Society and More. Transportation will be provided for the return trip to Rally Grounds once GNR Shuttles have been stopped for the night.

 

Thursday, July 25

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill (Register until 3:00)
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
4:00 PM – Gas Grill delivered to drawing winner
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – GNR Row Parties

 

Friday, July 26

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – 
Winnebago Farewell Sendoff

 

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

 

Lichtsinn RV Receives Customer Satisfaction and Sales Awards from Winnebago Industries

Lichtsinn RV was recently named a Flying W Award Winner, Top Sales Dealer and a Partner in Excellence (PIE) from Winnebago Industries for 2019.

The Flying W Award, formerly the Circle of Excellence Award, signifies service excellence and superior owner satisfaction. This prestigious award is presented to the top one-third of all Winnebago Dealers. Lichtsinn RV has received the Flying W and the former Circle of Excellence for the last 26 years. Additionally, Lichtsinn RV was awarded the 2019 Top Sales Award and a Partner in Excellence Award from Winnebago. The Top Sales Award is presented to dealers who are the top sellers nationwide in Class A gas, Class A diesel, Class B and Class C motorhomes. The Partners in Excellence Award signifies a dealer as an overall market share leader in the dealer’s trade area in Class A gas, Class A diesel, Class B and Class C motorhome sales.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Winnebago Industries,” said Ron Lichtsinn, Owner of Lichtsinn RV. “Our team has worked tirelessly to maintain our position as the top Winnebago motorhome dealer in North America while providing our guests with best-in-class service.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here

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Lichtsinn RV: A Family-Owned and Operated Winnebago Dealer for 40 Years    By: RVPro

Lichtsinn RV is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a family-owned and operated Winnebago Dealer. Ron Lichtsinn Sr., owned Lichtsinn Motors, a thriving Buick, Chevrolet, General Motors and Cadillac Dealership in Forest City, Iowa. In 1979, with a handshake between Lichtsinn Sr., and John K. Hanson, founder of Winnebago Industries, Lichtsinn began selling Winnebago conversion vans. In 2001, Ron Lichtsinn Jr., and Hope Lichtsinn bought Lichtsinn Motors from Ron Sr., and have grown Lichtsinn RV into the largest Winnebago dealer in North America.

Ron and Hope have continued to foster a family-like environment at Lichtsinn RV which can be seen in the number of families that are part of the Lichtsinn RV team. In addition to Ron and Hope, there are three sets of couples that are employed at Lichtsinn RV –  Jeremy Gilbertson (Guest Service Specialist) and Janelle Gilbertson (RV Service Coordinator), Kevin Breister (Business Manager) and Maggie Breister (Marketing Manager) and Ben Follman (RV Service Tech) and Nicole Follman (RV Sales Consultant. Nicole Follman’s Sister-in-Law, Hannah Lunning is also employed at Lichtsinn RV as a RV Sales Manager. In addition, Lichtsinn RV employs two sets of siblings– Brian Buffington (RV Service Director) and Brad Buffington (RV Service Tech) and Heidi Thompson (VP and General Manager) and Reed Burkholder (RV Sales Consultant). Lichtsinn RV even has a father, son, and brother-in-law set with Henry Stone (RV Sales Consultant), Chris Stone (Finishing Manager) and Brandon Rounds (RV Finishing and Quality Control).

Jeremy and Janelle Gilbertson
Janelle and Jeremy Gilbertson
Maggie and Kevin Breister
Maggie and Kevin Breister
Ben and Nicole Follman
Ben and Nicole Follman
Hannah Lunning and Nicole Follman
Hannah Lunning and Nicole Follman
Brad Buffington and Brian Buffington
Brad Buffington and Brian Buffington
Reed Burkholder and Heidi Thompson
Reed Burkholder and Heidi Thompson
Chris Stone and Henry Stone
Chris Stone and Henry Stone
Chris Stone and Brandon Rounds
Chris Stone and Brandon Rounds

Nicole Follman has worked with her husband for six years and her sister-in-law for nearly ten years, and she believes Lichtsinn RV is a great environment for families to work together. She likes working with her husband and sister-in-law, “It makes everything easier, both work and home life because Ben and I are on complimentary schedules and if I need something all I have to do is walk to the shop.”

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn have worked hard to make Lichtsinn RV a great employer for families.

“Hope and I realize family is everything, our families and loved ones are the reason we get up each day and work to provide them the things we’d like them to have and the ability to do things together we want to,” Ron says, “We try and take the same approach as we look to our employees. We encourage family members to join our team where it makes sense. From insurance to balancing schedules, we look at the family members to try and ensure we are providing their families the life experience they will look back on and be proud of. This family environment is not only felt by other team members but also by our guests. As they contact us about their dreams for an RV experience that will allow them to spend more time with family and loved ones.”

 

Minnesota Vikings Foundation “Vikings Table” Food Truck Built by Winnebago Industries

This summer children experiencing food insecurity in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region could access a meal from a new food truck supported by The Minnesota Vikings Foundation in partnership with Xcel Energy. Built by the Specialty Vehicles Division of Winnebago Industries  in collaboration with local food truck operators Tony and Haley Fritz, the new community outreach vehicle is dubbed “Vikings Table.” Its aim is to help tackle hunger, while engaging children and families with the Vikings NFL sports team up close and around home nutrition education. This is the first commercial kitchen produced using the Winnebago commercial shell vehicle platform.

This summer children experiencing food insecurity in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region could access a meal from a new food truck supported by The Minnesota Vikings Foundation in partnership with Xcel Energy and Winnebago Industries.

“Vikings Table is a new and important program of the Vikings Foundation’s greater mission, which has always been to advance the well-being of youth through engaging health and education initiatives,” said Vikings Executive Director of Social Impact Brett Taber. “Approximately 250,000 children in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area are missing meals during the summer months. We’re excited to partner with other non-profit organizations and leverage the power of the Vikings brand to bring people together in the fight against hunger.”

While the food truck is serving lunch, children can also visit an indoor section of the vehicle, designed by the Minneapolisexperiential marketing agency STAR. In the experiential room, families can learn more about the Vikings, and its foundation through graphics and videos. The space will also provide nutritional education for families to implement at home.

Built on a Winnebago Commercial Vehicle Platform, the 38 foot Vikings Food Truck features a Freightliner MC chassis, which weighs less than 26,000 lbs and can be driven without a commercial driver’s license. The commercial kitchen is designed to hold as many as 10 food preparation professionals when parked. The kitchen features all NSF certified appliances and work surfaces, as well as meets all Minnesota state and Minneapolis municipal codes for a commercial kitchen.

“A great amount of human centered design and engineering went into proper weight distribution and serving ergonomics to get this commercial kitchen up and going,” said Ashis N. Bhattacharya Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development at Winnebago. “We are excited to see the possibilities of this vehicle, with or without the commercial kitchen, as it could help partners address food insecurity for families across the country.”

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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It has been an amazing year for all of us at Lichtsinn RV! With 2018 coming to an end and 2019 quickly approaching we wanted to look back at 2018 and share with you some of our favorite moments!

WATCH OUR VIDEO OF OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2018 HERE.

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In 2018, Lichtsinn RV was recognized as the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the 4th consecutive year by Winnebago Industries at the Winnebago Redefined Dealer meeting in San Diego, CA. Lichtsinn RV was also named the #1 dealer of Class B motorhomes, #1 dealer of class c motorhomes, a top 2 dealer for class a diesel motorhomes, and a top 5 dealer for class a gas in North America.

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Winnebago introduced a handful of new, exciting products from late 2017 through 2018. The first being the Winnebago Revel – a true 4×4, all-season RV perfect for getting off the beaten, next Winnebago introduced the Travato 59KL and 59GL with the Pure3 Lithium Energy Management System powered by Volta Systems. The Travato 59KL and 59GL is Winnebago’s first venture into lithium-powered RVs and it has been an exciting one. And at the end of 2018, Winnebago brought back the legendary Class A gas motorhome – the Adventurer.

Lichtsinn RV in BACK at Grand National Rally

Lichtsinn RV is BACK at GNR!
Lichtsinn RV is BACK at GNR!

In July 2018, we were so excited to be back at WIT Club’s Grand National Rally! Our entire team had a great week seeing all the familiar faces and making new friends. This year, we held a BBQ at the dealership and welcomed over 500 WIT Club members for an evening of food, fun, and fundraising games for the American Cancer Society.

Lichtsinn RV in the News

Behind the scenes of Going RV!
Behind the scenes of Going RV!

Lights, Camera, and Lichtsinn RV! This year, we were fortunate to be featured on Great American Country’s Going RV – a national TV show exploring the RV buying process, RV Industry Publication RV Pro, and a new show debuting on Outside TV. We were also featured in state and local press.

The Lichtsinn RV Team Grows

New additions to the Lichtsinn RV team and another renovation!
New additions to the Lichtsinn RV team and another renovation!

The Lichtsinn RV team added 12 new members to the team in the sales, finishing, and service departments. With our additional staff, we remodeled our building again, adding additional offices for the new members of the Lichtsinn RV team!

Happy 60th Birthday Winnebago

Happy 60th Anniversary to Winnebago.
Happy 60th Anniversary to Winnebago.

2018 was the 60th anniversary of Winnebago Industries, and as a trusted Winnebago dealer for over 40 years we were excited to help celebrate this momentous occasion.

Compact Coach Rally Kickoff Party at Lichtsinn RV

Lichtsinn RV's Ben Follman, Master RVDA Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on Awning and Slideout Maintenance.
Lichtsinn RV’s Ben Follman, Master RVDA Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on Awning and Slideout Maintenance.

Forest City welcomed the Skinnie Winnie and Fuse owner’s group to town for their annual rally in September. Lichtsinn RV kicked off the festivities with an entire day of educational and entertaining seminars, led by our RVDA Master Certified RV Technicians, about compact coach product, parts, and service tips. We entertained for nearly 200 Winnebago View, Navion, Via, Reyo, Trend, Viva, Fuse owners over the course of a day.

Giving Back to Our Community

Lichtsinn RV Diamond Sponsor of Boman Fine Arts Center

In 2018, Lichtsinn RV continued to donate to various charitable causes through our We Care Charitable Giving Program. We continued to donate money to the Forest City School District, the Forest City Fire Department, Forest City Education Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Forest City YMCA. In 2016, Lichtsinn RV donated to the fund to build the Boman Fine Arts Center in Forest City, and in late 2018 the center held its grand opening. In October, Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas, and after the hurricane subsided, Gayle a Lichtsinn RV guest loaded her new Revel with supplies to assist in the cleanup. The team at Lichtsinn RV brought in various supplies to send with Gayle to provide relief. It is the season for giving at Lichtsinn RV, and in the month of December members of the Lichtsinn RV team donated Christmas gifts to over 20 kids through the local giving tree program.

2018 was a year filled with amazing moments for Lichtsinn RV and all our team members. We want to thank all our guests who helped make this year a very special one and we look forward to what 2019 brings!

Lichtsinn RV, America’s closest dealer to Winnebago Industries, has been named Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs.

The Boman Fine Arts Center Grand Opening

Members of the Lichtsinn RV team were in attendance at the Boman Fine Arts Center Grand Opening held on Monday, October 15th. Lichtsinn RV is a Diamond Sponsor of the Boman Fine Arts Center.

Lichtsinn RV Diamond Sponsor of Boman Fine Arts Center
Pictured left to right: Hope Lichtsinn, Owner; Ron Lichtsinn, Owner; Bob Alsop, President Waldorf University; Darwin Lehman, Forest City School District Superintendent; and Heidi Thompson, Lichtsinn RV Vice President and General Manager.

The center can host weddings, special occasions, theatrical performances, art displays, speaking engagements and regional/national touring groups. The center includes a 630-seat theater with an orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms, staging and set production area, full fly area and rigging, along with state of the art electronics, lighting and audio visual equipment.

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Bowman Fine Arts Center in Forest City, Iowa. Photo courtesy of KIOW.

“With this facility, the (Waldorf) choir, band, and theater will have a space to perform that reflects the history and quality of these ensembles,” Waldorf President Bob Alsop said.

He also said Waldorf hosts “amazing artists and speakers” throughout the academic year in addition to its own performance ensembles.

“I believe the community, who has always been welcomed at the events, will feel more encouraged to participate in these opportunities with this facility,” Alsop said.

Forest City Superintendent Darwin Lehmann said the fine arts center will give students a suitable performance venue to showcase their talents. He said school concerts that have been held in gyms and cafeterias now can take place in a first-class auditorium. “What a way to enhance the experience” — not just for the students, but also the parents who come to watch, Lehmann said. He also said the new facility benefits the entire community, not just K-12 and Waldorf students. Forest City’s BrickStreet Theatre plans to hold its musical productions at the Boman Center, starting with “A Christmas Carol” in December. In addition to the auditorium, the complex features a main floor lobby and art gallery with seating for up to 120 people and an overall capacity of 250.

The upper level mezzanine has seating for 200 people with an overall capacity of 325, and features large glass windows with a view of the surrounding community.The grounds feature a 6,000 square-foot plaza, green space totaling 32,000 square feet, sidewalks and a parking lot.

“We will have a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility for Waldorf, the school and the public to use for years to come,” said City Administrator Barb Smith. “It’s going to be gorgeous.”

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Lichtsinn RV Welcomes Skinny Winnie and Fuse Owners Rally

Lichtsinn RV welcomed the Skinny Winnie Rally and Fuse Owners Rally to Forest City with a kickoff party on Thursday, September 27th. The Skinny Winnies, a View and Navion owners group, and the Fuse owner’s group attended seminars, lead by Lichtsinn RV’s Master RVDA Certified Technicians Ben Follman and Brad Buffington, at the dealership throughout the day. Topics included awning and slideout maintenance, orientations on various View, Navion and Fuse floorplans, and an open Q&A session with Ron Lichtsinn about technology in RVs.

Lichtsinn RV's Ben Follman, Master RVDA Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on Awning and Slideout Maintenance.
Lichtsinn RV’s Ben Follman, Master RVDA Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on Awning and Slideout Maintenance.

 

Brad Buffington, an RVDA Master Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on the Winnebago Fuse.
Brad Buffington, an RVDA Master Certified Technician Leads a Seminar on the Winnebago Fuse.

See our Winnebago View and Navion inventory here and our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach, located just one mile north of the Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach factory in Forest City, Iowa.

We have been named by Winnebago Industries named Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs. Lichtsinn RV is also one of the few Iowa RV Dealers that offers these top brand-name RVs like Winnebago as RV Rentals. Being the closest dealer to the Winnebago factory affords us the opportunity to provide you with speedy delivery of parts from our warehouse and Winnebago. We offer Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse parts at competitive discounts and we offer fair shipping quotes, and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We have RVIA-certified technicians to service your motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Our Circle of Excellence customer satisfaction index scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago and Itasca dealers! See our interactive map of Lichtsinn RV Motor Home Owners from around the world

 

Lichtsinn RV Featured on Going RV

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on an upcoming episode of Going RV airing August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on Great American Country.

Going RV is a show about hard-working couples and families who decide to ditch ordinary daily life for an adventure out on the open road. Take the ultimate ride as they go on a shopping trip to find their perfect RV. Whether it’s upgrading an existing motor home or going all out for a new one with all the bells and whistles, find out what happens when daring homeowners trade walls for wheels. Several dealerships across the country have been featured on Going RV since it one of the few shows on television that focus on the RV lifestyle. In fact, RVBusiness Magazine wrote a feature story on Going RV and Lichtsinn RV appeared in the article. You can read the article here.

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on the 2018 season finale – Early Retirement in an RV. In this episode, Lichtsinn RV guests Ann and Lin have decided to retire early and hit the road to travel full-time in an RV. They’re looking for a Class A Diesel with plenty of room for their three dogs. Ann would like extra storage for their workout equipment, and Lin wants a washer and dryer. Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder helps them find the perfect RV for their needs. Reed tours Ann and Lin through two Forzas and the all-new Winnebago Horizon.

Going RV: Behind-the-Scenes 

The Going RV crew arrived at Lichtsinn RV to unseasonably cool weather. Shooting began early the next day with Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder.

Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV

 

Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?
Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?

 

Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4x4.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4×4.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin's Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin’s Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.

 

Tune in to Great American Country on August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT to see which Winnebago they select.

Lichtsinn RV Celebrates Winnebago Grand National Rally!

Lichtsinn RV had a jam-packed week July 20 – 27, 2018 for WIT Club’s Annual Grand National Rally in Forest City, IA. We chose a few of the highlights from the week to share.

Battle of the Businesses – Lichtsinn RV competed in Forest City’s Puckerbrush Days’ Battle of the Businesses. This annual competition features local businesses competing against each other in wacky challenges for bragging rights. Lichtsinn RV’s Chris Stone (finishing department), Henry Stone (sales), Devin Richter (finishing department), Abby Durreger (sales), and Nicole Follman (sales) competed against teams from Winnebago Industries, TSB Bank, Mercy Family Clinic Forest City, Good Samaritan, and MBT Bank. The battle featured challenges like leap frog, a three-legged race, and corn shucking competition. Lichtsinn RV was in the lead the entire duration of the battle until the final challenge. Lichtsinn RV and MBT Bank competed in the final challenge and MBT barely pulled ahead to win the Battle of the Businesses.

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The Lichtsinn RV Battle of the Business Team – Chris Stone, Jeremy Gilbertson, Henry Stone, Devin Richter, Abby Duregger and Nicole Follman.
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Devin Richter leap frogs over teammate Jeremy Gilbertson in the Battle of the Businesses Competition.

Puckerbrush Days Parade – On Saturday, the Lichtsinn RV team participated in the Puckerbrush Days Parade. We had quite the turn out with 5 motorhomes.

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Lichtsinn RV is ready to celebrate Puckerbrush Days!

 

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Lichtsinn RV employees showing off their bright yellow shirts for the Puckerbrush Days parade.

Red, White and Welcome to the Winnie Bs – Lichtsinn RV welcomed the Winnie B’s – a WIT Club special interest group focusing on Winnebago’s Class B (Travato, Paseo, Era and Revel products) owners. On the first day of WIT Club’s Grand National Rally we kicked off the week with a reception for the over 85 Winnie B’s. We were excited to see familiar faces in the group and meet new Travato owners!

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The Winnie Bs lineup for a tasty lunch from Lichtsinn RV.
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Ron Lichtsinn welcomes the Winnie B’s to Forest City and Grand National Rally.

Red, White and Welcome BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – On Tuesday of GNR week, Lichtsinn RV invited GNR attendees back to the dealership for a BBQ with fundraising games for the American Cancer Society. Members of the Lichtsinn RV team served pulled pork sandwiches and cake to our guests while others members helped with fundraising games like spin the wheel, bean bag toss, and plinko. We had over 550 attendees and raised $800 for the American Cancer Society.

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Our custom-made cake from Tiffany’s Sweets for the BBQ.
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Over 500 people were in attendance at the Lichtsinn RV BBQ.

Gas Grill Winner – Throughout the week, we collected over 800 entries to win a gas grill or $150 Lichtsinn RV Parts Gift Card. On Thursday we drew the winner, Randall Smischny from Kansas. Randy was very excited to win since he said he never wins anything.

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Hope Lichtsinn awards the Lichtsinn RV Parts gift certificate to Randall Smischny.

We had an awesome Grand National Rally. Thanks to all of you who visited us in the display and in the dealership. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

 

 

2018 Grand National Rally: Red, White and W – 60 Years of an American Icon

The Grand National Rally is an annual gathering and celebration of Winnebago RVs. Registration is open to all Winnebago brand RV owners in 2018! Attendees must arrive in a Winnebago brand product to register for and attend the event. Lichtsinn RV at Grand National Rally

The 2018 GNR – “Red, White, & W – 60 Years of an American Icon” – will take place Monday, July 23 – Saturday, July 28 in Forest City, IA. Pre-rally activities and pre-rally parking will be available beginning July 17.

Lichtsinn RV is back at Grand National Rally in the product display. Look for the Lichtsinn RV Red and White Tent in the Dealer Product Display. The Lichtsinn RV Parts and Service Teams will be just 1 Mile away at the Dealership! See below for our full week of festivities.

LICHTSINN RV GNR Event Schedule
Friday, July 20
6:30 PM – Join Lichtsinn RV at the Battle of the Businesses on Main Street in Forest City where we will be attempting to regain our title competing in various events for bragging rights with other local businesses.
Saturday, July 21
10:00 AM – Join us at the Puckerbrush Parade in Downtown Forest City – we will be in the parade and handing out some great discounts to our WIT friends. Then join us back at the store to redeem your parade coupons and take advantage of some GNR Parts Specials. *WIT Club Members Receive a 10% Discount on all Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach Parts.
Monday, July 23
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – GNR Winnebago Kickoff Party in Dealer Product Display
Tuesday, July 24
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.

7:30 AM – 7:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – RED, WHITE & WELCOME BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – Just 1 Mile from Rally Grounds: RVs Are Open, Air Is On, Iowa Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Celebration Cake Will Be Served, Fundraising Games for The American Cancer Society.
Wednesday, July 25
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
Thursday, July 26
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill (Register until 3:00).

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

4:00 PM – Gas Grill delivered to drawing winner.
Friday, July 27

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Winnebago Farewell Sendoff.

 

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