Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program

With so many Winnebago Dealers out there, how do you begin to choose the right dealer for you? Winnebago helps denote its top dealers with the Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program. This program is designed to recognize and reward Winnebago RV dealers for exceptional performance. The Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program has been revamped for 2022 and will run September 1st through August 31st.

Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program

In order to achieve 2022 Flying W recognition, dealer locations much achieve excellence in each of the following 4 areas:

DELIVERY SATISFACTION

Immediately after the registration of each new Winnebago, our guests receive a survey directly from Winnebago Industries with the question, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend this dealer to a friend or family member?” The responses are used to establish a Net Promoter Score (NPS) that indicates customer satisfaction with us as a dealer and your delivery experience with us.

To achieve Flying W Qualification in the delivery satisfaction category a dealer must achieve a NPS of at least 60, with a minimum response rate of 20% and at least 3 responses during Fiscal Year 2022.

WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICE SATISFACTION

After each warranty claim, Winnebago Industries will provide a survey to our service guests with a Net Promotor Score question to measure their satisfaction with their repair experience at our dealership. In addition to the NPS question, customers are asked a few follow up questions to guide improvement efforts.

To achieve Flying W qualification in the warranty repair service satisfaction category a dealer must achieve a NPS of at least 30, with a minimum response rate of 20% and at least 3 responses during Fiscal Year 2022.

LEAD RESPONSE TIMES

In a world of real-time chat, instant order confirmation and same-day delivery, consumers expect quick response times to their inquiries. For an interested RV prospect, we are tasked with following up as quickly as possible to ensure we are responsive and customer-focused.

To achieve Flying W qualification in the lead response time category 80% of the leads we receive as a dealership from Winnebago’s lead program must be responded to within 3 hours of delivery each month during Fiscal Year 2022.

BUSINESS GROWTH

As RV sales continue to set new records, the Flying W program will include business growth as a qualifying criterion

The above results are consolidated and reported in a Flying W scorecard, available to our dealership.

At Lichtsinn RV we are proud to have received the Flying W Customer Service Satisfaction Award (previously called the Circle of Excellence Award) each year for the past 28 years. You will want to think twice if  you are working with another dealership who has not received this award which a really just a baseline for how a knowledgeable and guest focused dealership should operate.

Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales, Parts or Service team member today and let us show you why we have received this award year over year. Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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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A Lichtsinn RV Advantage: Training and Professional Development

Lichtsinn RV is committed to providing industry-leading professional development and training for all Lichtsinn RV Team Members.

From our sales team to our service department, each member of the Lichtsinn staff gets specialized training and certification that is specific to the RV industry.
Lichtsinn RV Team Training

With eyes solely focused on the bottom line, many RV Dealerships cut costs.  They put people into roles for which they have little or no experience or training.   We hear horror stories from guests about experiences they have at other dealerships with consultants that have very little product knowledge and say anything it takes to make a sale.

This is not how it works at Lichtsinn RV.   We pride ourselves in having the best trained, most experienced and knowledgeable staff in the industry.  This is a major advantage when choosing Lichtsinn RV for all your Winnebago motorhome needs.

Sales: Every member of our sales staff trains for 2 months or longer before they even speak to their first guest.   The on-boarding process includes both internal training and external professional training.    The sales staff is also factory-trained on Winnebago models and floorplans.  Every day the sales consultants meet with sales managers that keep them abreast of new product developments.  Also, the entire sales team meets regularly for staff in-service training.  There isn’t an RV sales consultant more educated than the consultants at Lichtsinn RV.   In addition to receiving regular daily Winnebago product training our sales consultants have the opportunity to review new product and model year changes up front. Winnebago is the only new motorhome line that we carry.  Therefore, our sales team can focus their training specifically on Winnebago products.

Service:  Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago Industries. This provides the opportunity for each of our RV Service Consultants to complete Winnebago Factory Direct Service Training to help better diagnose, answer questions and schedule any needed repairs on your RV. Each service technician at Lichtsinn RV has earned RVIA/RVDA Certification. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so. The Lichtsinn RV Service technicians also have regular training with the Lichtsinn RV Fixed Operations Director who keeps them apprised of any changes/updates/bulletins we have received from Winnebago that the technicians may need to be aware of while servicing your RV.

Parts:  Our parts consultant have over 85 years of combined Winnebago parts experience.  We sell more Winnebago parts than any other dealer in the country.   Not only do they know exactly what part you are looking for, they can get it for you faster and more reliably than anywhere else. Winnebago does not sell parts directly to the consumer, so parts must be purchased through a Winnebago Dealer.

Finance and Insurance: Our Business Managers train daily on industry related issues. They meet regularly with representatives of the national lenders and insurance companies we work with to ensure we are providing you the most competitive and flexible financing options that best suit your needs. They have also successfully completed the F&I University Academy.

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Industry-leading training and professional development is the secret to our success.  That’s one of the key reasons why Lichtsinn RV has been named the number one volume Winnebago dealer in North America by Winnebago Industries for the last six consecutive years.  We have also been the top motorhome dealer in Iowa for the last 19 consecutive years. We know investing in our team’s training is investing in our future. And most importantly, provides our team the knowledge and tools to provide you the Motorhome experience that you deserve.

Give us a call at (641) 585-3213 for all your RV needs.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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.  A Lichtsinn RV Advantage: Training and Professional Development

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The Best Inspection in the Business: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

The Best Inspection in the Business: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

As more and more people join the RVing community throughout the country, one thing is certain, Motorhomes have become increasingly complicated with advancements in RV electrical systems, heating and cooling, plumbing, space-making slide outs and internet connectivity.

These aren’t the machines our parents’ generation traveled in.  As a result, the importance of the pre-delivery inspection has grown exponentially.  A pre-delivery inspection (PDI) is exactly what it sounds like.  At Lichtsinn RV, we thoroughly inspect your new or pre-owned motorhome before you take possession of your RV.

LIchtsinn RV Service Technician Jeremy Hanna performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.
Lichtsinn RV Service Technician, Jeremy Hanna, performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.

At Lichtsinn RV we have the best Pre-Delivery Inspection in the industry

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience.

At Lichtsinn RV, before you take possession of your RV, it will go through an extensive pre-delivery inspection. During this inspection one of our technicians perform an exhaustive series of tests on your RVs functional systems and they also look for cosmetic and fitment issues.  They work with a checklist of 172 items that they inspect on each new RV.  Each RV is also road tested.

Every RV pre-delivery inspection takes at least four hours and is valued at over $600.   However, we don’t charge you for this service as some dealers do.  It is simply part of our commitment to providing you the best RV experience possible.

Advanced technology requires advanced training

Your pre-delivery inspection will be completed by one of our factory trained RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Technicians. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so.

Many of our technicians have also actually previously worked at Winnebago and have unique product knowledge due to this experience that many others may not have.

Our technicians are among the most knowledgeable RV technicians in the country.  They are experts on every motorhome Winnebago sells…inside and out.

Why is a good Inspection important?

We’ve read the horror stories in online forums and heard from guests who have previously bought elsewhere about buying an RV from a dealership that doesn’t put an emphasis on pre-delivery inspections.  Or they simply don’t perform them at all — Here’s the keys!  Enjoy!  Then 1000 miles down the road you have big, big problems.

At Lichtsinn RV we’d rather handle things before you get here to pick up your RV.  Our thorough inspection helps us to find issues ahead of your arrival. If there is an issue, we fix it.  With our close proximity to the Winnebago factory we can often get the needed parts the same day. When you come here for delivery, if you should find any issues while you are here, again, we just have a quick 1 mile trip to Winnebago to get the part needed for your RV to get you on the road and our certified technicians have the expertise to do so.

Stay in our campground; get to know your motorhome

After a thorough orientation on your RV, we invite you to stay in your RV on our on-site campground. This allows you to put your new or used motorhome through the paces.  There is so much information covered in your complimentary orientation, it is easy to forget a thing or two. This provides you the opportunity to stay overnight with us, so that we are available just outside your doorstep the next day to answer any questions that you may have.

Our team will stand behind you

It’s inevitable. Occasionally an issue arises on a system that tested fine during the inspection.  Unlike many dealerships, we are there for you until you get the issue resolved whether it is something we do internally or if it requires a chassis dealer or a 3rd party vendor.   At Lichtsinn RV our relationship goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. The Lichtsinn RV team will stand behind you for the life of your RV.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about our pre-delivery inspection process and for your all your Winnebago RVing needs!

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We carry the full-line of Winnebago Motorhomes: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

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At Lichtsinn RV we pride ourselves on listening to our guests’ needs when helping them select the perfect RV.  Maybe you are looking for something small that you can use for day trips or weekend getaways?  Or maybe you are interested in a motorhome that will serve as your second home during the cold of winter?   It could be that you’ve decided to live the RV lifestyle full-time.  No matter how you plan to use your motorhome we will help you find the perfect RV for your needs.

One of the many advantages of choosing Lichtsinn RV for your motorhome purchase is that we carry the full-line of Winnebago motorhomes.

Due to dealer agreements, many other dealerships are limited in which Winnebago models they can offer.  Instead of carrying the full spectrum of the largest Winnebago Class A models down to the smallest Winnebago Class B models they may only carry a handful of Winnebago Motorhome models.  And it might be those models won’t fit your needs as well as another.   You don’t want to end up buying an RV that isn’t the perfect fit.

We carry  the entire lineup of motorhome models offered by Winnebago, not just three or four.  We’re not going to try to put you into a model just because it’s the one we can get.  We will work with you to find the exact model, the exact floorplan with the exact right options for you.

The entire Winnebago motorized lineup includes:

Class A Diesel:
Winnebago Forza
Winnebago Journey

Class A Gas:
Winnebago Adventurer
Winnebago Sunstar
Winnebago Vista

Class C Diesel:
Winnebago Navion
Winnebago View
Class C Gas:
Winnebago EKKO
Winnebago Minnie Winnie
Winnebago Spirit

Class B Diesel:
Winnebago Boldt
Winnebago Era
Winnebago Revel

Class B Gas:
Winnebago Solis
Winnebago Solis Pocket
Winnebago Travato

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to discuss the Winnebago Motorhome lineup to review what model might work best for your RVing needs at 641-585-3213.

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Choosing the Perfect RV For You

When it comes to freedom and flexibility motorhomes offer the ultimate experience. Ranging from the larger Class A motorhome to the compact Class B camper vans, to the Class C, all motorhomes are RVs that take transportation and living quarters and roll them into one comfortable experience. With something for everyone, motorhomes range from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can all pull a family car in tow.

Winnebago Motorhomes

Class A Motorhome –

A Class A Motorhome is like a large luxury bus for you to call your very own. The largest of RV motorhomes, they are constructed on a specially designed chassis and powered by either gas or diesel engines. Many Class A motorhomes have multiple slide-out sections that open up the living and/or sleeping space and come equipped with features to make you feel at home like full kitchens, full bathrooms, entertainment centers and centrally controlled heating and air conditioning. Class A motorhomes have a semi-truck style windshield and a higher profile ranging from 12′ to 13’3″ in height.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $168,000 – $415,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Dependent on floorplan)
  • Length – 35’ – 40’

Why Choose This Type of RV?

The Class A motorhome is perfect for long-term family road trippers. From an easy to maintain entry level Class A, to luxury Class A coaches, there are plenty of options with this RV type. 4 to 5 people can sleep comfortably in these models and can stretch out like they’re in the family room of a house. The Class A contains all the amenities that make you feel at home including a large refrigerator and freezer, ample storage space, and often even an outside entertainment or tailgate center. To further your comfort while traveling many Class A models may have the option to add a washer/dryer, an in-drawer dishwasher, fireplace and more.

Features of this RV –

  • Spacious and well equipped: Even the basic models are well-appointed and roomy. Many have additional living space outdoors that may include an exterior entertainment center or exterior tailgate/kitchen area.
  • Slide-out rooms: Most all Class A RVs include a one or more slide-out rooms that extend the RV’s exterior wall outward at the touch of a button, to enlarge the living, dining, kitchen area and/or sleeping area.
  • Smooth and stable ride: No special license is required to drive a Class A Motorhome.
  • A small vehicle can be towed: Class A RVs allow you the ability to bring your car along for daytrips once the motorhome is parked. You can also tow a trailer to carry your boat or golf cart.

Winnebago Class A Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista and Sunstar. Winnebago Class A Diesel Motorhomes include the Winnebago Journey and the Winnebago Forza.

New and Used Class A Motorhomes for Sale

Class C Motorhomes

With its distinctive cab-over bunk, the Class C motorhome can be easily taken on many RV adventures and owners often say it is easy to drive with it’s van-like front windshield. Class C Motorhomes look like nothing else on the market and are built on a commercial cut-away van chassis. The Class C RVs have all the amenities of a Class A motorhome but in a smaller package. Class C RVs are available on both gas and diesel chassis. The Class C profile is lower than the class A counterparts, with an exterior height ranging from 10’6″ to 11′.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $116,000 – 180,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Dependent on Floorplan)
  • Length – 23’ to 33′

Why Choose this Type of RV?

With a truck-like profile, the Class C is perfect for both a family or a large group to spread out on road trips for long-term traveling. Gas or diesel models are available, and they can typically sleep 4-8 people comfortably.

Features of this RV –

  • Ample living space: Equipped with full sleeping, kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities as well as entertainment systems and plenty of storage.
  • Extra sleeping bunk: Over the cab area can be used as a sleeping area or for additional storage.
  • A small vehicle can be towed: You can tow a trailer behind your Class C for a boat, ATV, snowmobile or for any other gear or tow a small family car.
  • Slide-out Rooms: Offers extra room for living or sleeping areas by moving the RV’s exterior wall outward at the push of a button. This will allow for additional RV width so you can move more freely and easily around the coach.

Winnebago Class C Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago EKKO and Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Sunstar. Winnebago Class C Diesel Motorhomes include the Winnebago View and the Winnebago Navion.

New and Used Class C Motorhomes for Sale

Class B Motorhomes

Also called camper vans or conversion vans, Class B motorhomes are an engineering marvel! Kitchens, wet baths with toilets and showers included and sleeping up to four people; all in a slightly stretched full-size van with a raised roof. A Class B Motorhome is easy to drive, fits in a standard parking space, is easy on fuel with gas mileage ranging from 16-22 MPG dependent on model, and can be used as a second vehicle. Class B Camper Van RVs are available in gas and diesel chassis. They are just 9′-10′ in height, so a much lower profile than the Class A or Class C RVs.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $100,000 – $226,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 4 People (Dependent on Floorplan)
  • Length – 18’ to 24’

Why Choose this RV –

The Class B motorhome is easy to pack and drives just like a large van. However, this isn’t your normal van. A Class B Camper Van includes a kitchen, typically a wet bath with toilet and  shower and a sleeping area. With an elevated roof, the Class B fits everything you need in a small package. These Camper Vans sleeps up to 4 people comfortably and are perfect for the spontaneous adventurer in the great outdoors or the city. Many Class B’s are equipped to go off-road and off-grid and provide for an extended camping season, some even allow for 4-season camping.

  • Easy to drive, easy to load: Small size means these RVs are easy to move around town, and can fit in regular parking spots.
  • All conveniences of home: Sleeping, dining and cooking facilities.
  • Useful for towing:  Tow a boat, a snowmobile, a small family car or even a camping trailer with your Class B Camper Van.
  • Full stand-up room: Thanks to the raised roof and sometimes…dropped floors.
  • Fully winterized versions: Includes a higher BTU furnace, heated tanks, upgraded insulation and double-glazed windows for winter adventures.

Winnebago Class B Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago Travato and Winnebago Solis. Winnebago Class B Diesel Motorhomes include the the Winnebago Era, Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Revel.

New and Used Class B Motorhomes for Sale

Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales consultant today to help you find the perfect RV for your needs!

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Interest in the RV lifestyle is at an all-time high and we are seeing more and more guests enter the lifestyle by purchasing a pre-owned RV. In some of our guest’s situations, it makes sense to purchase pre-owned rather than new. For those looking at purchasing from a private party versus a dealer there are some considerations you will want to take to ensure you are making the best long-term ownership decision. We believe there are several benefits to buying from a dealership versus a private party.

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Reason #1: Market-Based Pricing Approach vs. Whatever the owner thinks it is “worth”

Lichtsinn RV uses a real estate approach when pricing our pre-owned inventory, meaning we look at: the condition of the vehicle, mileage, NADA book value, vehicle history report, true comparable coaches in the market and more to establish a fair price, for a pre-owned vehicle.

One common problem with buying from a private party is they still owe more than the RV is worth, or they think the RV is worth more than it really is. So, there is a strong possibility that the unit from the private party will be overpriced.

Reason #2: Lichtsinn RV inspects all incoming trades to gauge the overall condition of the RV

When we take in a trade we complete a full inspection of the unit to establish the overall condition of the coach. Our team ensures there is no hidden damage or potential issues that could arise down the road. In fact, we have a certified pre-owned vehicle designation providing you piece of mind service after the sale. The Lichtsinn RV Certified Preowned RV Program, provides Real Value with a sixty day Service Plan from the date of purchase!  After passing a rigorous inspection, the plan provides major operating systems coverage to protect RVers, and is accepted anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.  Once work is completed to your satisfaction, the Plan pays the service center directly.  Plans are also extendable.

If you were to buy from a private party, you will have to trust the word of the previous owner. Unless you are highly knowledgeable about RVs you might not know what potential red flags to look for.

Reason #3: Lichtsinn RV works with national lenders to get you the best rates and terms

Whether you have the perfect credit score, or a more challenging credit history, our business managers will find the right RV financing option for you. We work with several lenders to bring you the most competitive and flexible financing options around. We will do whatever we can to help you get the monthly payment and loan term that best suits your budget.

When buying from a private-party you have to figure out how to finance the vehicle yourself which can be confusing and you may not receive the competitive rates our team can get.

Reason #4: Lichtsinn RV can assist you with purchasing an extended service contract to protect you from costly repairs 

What is commonly referred to as an extended RV service contract is a form of mechanical breakdown protection. Lichtsinn RV works with a well-known extended service contract provider to provide you with complete protection for your home on the road. This service contract extends the 12-month/15,000-mile basic limited warranty from Winnebago to 5 years or 50,000 miles. Call a Lichtsinn RV Business Manager to learn more about available extended service contracts.

When you buy from a private party the vehicle is As-Is and any costly repairs on your coach will fall squarely on you.

Reason #5: The Lichtsinn RV team will support you after the sale

You will have your Sales Consultant assisting you with the purchase process and with any questions after the sale. The Lichtsinn RV Business Office will assist you before and during the delivery process to ensure you understand your options for financing and protecting your investment down the road.

Next you will meet your designated service consultant who will answer all your questions and assist you with setting up service appointments for the lifetime of your vehicle. Our service consultants and our Winnebago Factory Trained RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Service Technicians have the training, experience and certification to ensure your RV is in the right hands when receiving service work.

The Lichtsinn RV Parts Department is the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the country with same-day shipping on in-stock parts with nationwide shipping. Our Parts department team will assist you in ordering parts and accessories for the lifetime of your vehicle and answer any questions you have related to parts and accessories for your RV.

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The 5 Most Common Questions When Buying an RV

Purchasing an RV is an exciting time for new AND seasoned RVers. There are 5 questions that all RVers should ask themselves when they start the process of purchasing an RV – either new or pre-owned.

Winnebago IntentWhat Type of RV is right for your travels?

When it comes to freedom and flexibility motorhomes offer the ultimate experience. RVs range from Class A motorhomes for those who stay in their coach for an extended amount of time and may want a washer and dryer and other features to ease their time spent in their RV. Then there are compact Class B camper vans which may offer 4WD and the flexibility to drive off road but are still small enough to park in the city. And finally Class C Motorhomes which all include the overhead cab area and range greatly in size and features. Regardless of the motorhome class, all motorhomes are RVs that take transportation and living quarters and combine them into one comfortable experience. With something for everyone, motorhomes range from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can pull a family car in tow for daytrips. Read our in-depth blog post on how to choose the perfect RV for you here.

What are my options for financing an RV?

Financing is a great option for those planning on purchasing an RV. Financing allows the RV lifestyle to be more affordable by breaking up the cost into manageable monthly or bi-weekly payments. You can work with your local lender to secure financing, or you can work with the experienced team at Lichtsinn RV. Kevin and Brandon in the Lichtsinn RV Business Office are authorized agents for several large national banks like Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West and more. Our relationships with these banks provide you with a competitive rate often lower than your local lender.

Benefits of Financing at Lichtsinn RV –

  • We offer financing and are authorized agents for several large major RV banks including Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West and several other major lenders.
  • We generally provide a credit application to these banks and allow them to compete for the lowest rate.
  • All of our loans carry no fees at closing, no closing costs and no points.
  • In most cases, the interest can be deducted for tax purposes by qualifying as a second home.
  • We can generally do terms of up to 20 years! Pre-payments can be made in full or in part, at any time, without penalty with nearly all of our lenders. All of our loans are conventional fixed rate loans.
  • We offer both monthly and bi-weekly payment options.

Learn more about financing with Lichtsinn RV here.

What kind of additional expenses should I plan for when buying an RV?

RV Insurance: After you purchase your RV there will be some additional costs you want to plan for, the first being RV insurance. While it may be enticing to look for the cheapest RV insurance you can find, you will want to make sure it properly covers your RV. When looking at RV insurance, you will want to make sure it is RV-specific insurance and offers RV Full/Total Loss Replacement – offered on newly purchased RV’s one model year old or newer: if your RV is totaled within the first 5 years, this policy provides the monetary equivalent of what it costs to buy a brand-new RV of the same or similar model, even if it costs more than what you originally paid for your RV. You may look for additional offerings like vacation liability, pet injury coverage, fire department service charges or personal effects coverage for contents inside the RV. Most “other” insurance policies do not offer these additional benefits. Kevin and Brandon in the Lichtsinn RV business office are licensed insurance agents and can answer any questions you have regarding RV insurance. Learn more here.

Parts and Accessories: There will be additional parts and accessories you will want to purchase for your new RV like tow bars, hoses, waste dumping chemicals, and more. The Lichtsinn RV parts team has identified the top parts and accessories you will want to purchase for RVing and your factory trained technician who provides your orientation will review these during your complimentary half-day orientation.

Camping Fees: There will be additional costs when traveling in your RV like campground costs. There are several loyalty programs that include camping discounts including Winnebago’s WIT (Winnebago International Travelers) Club.

Extended Service Contracts: You will want to consider the long-term costs of maintaining an RV. Most new RV Warranties cover 1-3 years so if you are purchasing a pre-owned RV or planning on keeping the RV for more than 3 years you will want to consider an extended service contract. Learn more about extended service contracts and why you should get one here.

Do I get a pre-delivery inspection of the RV?

A reputable RV dealer will provide you with a walkaround inspection and review of your coach. At that time, you can see how to operate your RV. At Lichtsinn RV, a Factory Trained Orientation Specialist will provide you with a half-day educational orientation of your coach. You will learn how every single switch, component and feature works in your RV as well as learn maintenance tips. This is also dedicated time where you can have all of your operational questions answered by a knowledgeable source.

Will the dealer support and service my RV in the long run?

RVs require service and maintenance and it is imperative that buyers find a dealer that will support them for the life of their vehicle and not leave them high and dry when it comes to servicing it in the future. You may find a fly-by-night dealer with a low price tag on an RV with one or two service bays and techs, and no way of servicing your RV in the future. Or you may find a mega-dealer, whose only interest is to sell you the RV and doesn’t want to hear from you again once you drive off the lot.

The Lichtsinn RV Experience starts from the moment you pick up the phone or chat with us online and extends throughout the lifetime of your RV ownership. Your dedicated Lichtsinn RV Sales, Service and Parts team members will support you along every step of your RV journey. In 2014, Lichtsinn RV built a new, state-of-the-art RV dealership and has continued to expand since that time. Lichtsinn RV currently has 8 RV service bays and is under construction to add existing bays. Inside of Lichtsinn RV you’ll find a large indoor RV parts and camping accessories store, a spacious service check-in area, a video production studio, indoor delivery and service drive area, and a guest lounge equipped with the latest technology. Lichtsinn RV also offers dealership guests complimentary electrical hookups while visiting for RV delivery or service.

At Lichtsinn RV we are happy to answer your RV questions thoroughly and patiently so you can ensure you are selecting not only the right RV for your needs, but the right RV dealership. Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to have your questions answered.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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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Top 7 Features in the Master Bedroom of the Journey

The new Winnebago Journey is designed for luxury travel and entertaining. This fully loaded coach features stylish, modern refinements from front to back.  The flagship coach in Winnebago’s fleet, the Journey is the largest and most luxurious motorhome in Winnebago’s Class A lineup. In this blog we’ll take a closer look at the top seven features in the master bedroom of the Winnebago Journey.

Winnebago Journey

King Sized Powered Bed with E-Z Make Bed Extension

They say a person who makes their bed every morning has already accomplished the first task of the day. The Winnebago Journey makes that first task a little bit easier with the new E-Z Make Bed Extension system with the power incline headrest. Not only is there clearance all the way around your bed to neatly tuck your corners, there’s a pneumatic control to raise the bottom of your bed and keep it raised.

Under Bed Storage with Lockable Compartment

Look for a place to store your valuables? There’s an integrated lockable safe box under the bed that’s the perfect size for all your most important belongings.

Winnebago Journey under bed storage

Nightstands with medical device storage, 110v outlets, and USB ports

The nightstands on either side of the bed in the Winnebago Journey floorplans have ample room to store your medical devices. There are 110V outlets and handy USB ports for charging your phones and tablets.

Baldacci Customizable Italian Wardrobe System

Spacious, organized and well-designed wardrobes are a hallmark of any home— Even if your home is on wheels. The Baldacci Customizable Italian Wardrobe System found in the Winnebago Journey can be adjusted for your needs to perfectly store your clothes.  There is also a number of drawers and cabinets for additional storage.

Industry Leading Flat Floor Design

There are no steps once you’re inside the Journey. This will provide for safer mobility inside your new coach.

43″ Smart HDTV

Who doesn’t enjoy watching a good movie from the comfort of their own bed? The Journey has a 43-inch integrated smart HDTV. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Winnebago Journey bedroom television

Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan helps provide air circulation in your bedroom. It also produces just the right amount of white noise to help you get the perfect night’s sleep.

The Journey Class A diesel motorhome by Winnebago is ready to take you on an adventure like you’ve never had before. Contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant and choose your favorite Winnebago Journey floorplan today!

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Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – RV Industry Partners

Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – RV Industry Partners

One of the many things that differentiates Lichtsinn RV from our competitors is our close relationship with Industry partners across the RV industry.

You probably know that we are located just 1 mile from the Winnebago Factory. We have been a Winnebago Dealer for over 45 years, so our team has a network of close resources/contacts at Winnebago when we have questions or needs from the manufacturer. Not to mention the people that work there are our family, friends and neighbors.

Beyond Winnebago, there are numerous other industry partners that we work with closely on the many aspects of your coach. We have listed below some of our close industry partners that we work with regularly, many of which make regular trips to our dealership to review their products, help us troubleshoot or provide new product information. Some of these industry partners are listed below:

Lichtsinn RV RV Industry Partners

HWH – HWH is our main partner for aftermarket hydraulic leveling systems. HWH is located in Moscow, IA approximately 3 hours southeast of Lichtsinn RV. At Lichtsinn RV we are an authorized HWH installer so can add your leveling jack system at our dealership or can schedule an appointment for you at their headquarters to have the system installed.

LCI – As a supplier of RV components LCI (aka Lippert) is dedicated to bettering the recreational vehicle industry. We work with LCI on a regular basis for Leveling, Slideout and Entry Door solutions.

OWL – A key partner for us in RV upfitting is OWL VANS – they provide after-market storage solutions for your RV whether it be an RV Bike or Ladder Carrier, RV Roof Rack, RV Storage Boxes etc. We work with OWL VANS regularly to find you the right storage solution options for your RV.

ALUMINESS – Aluminess is another partner we work with regularly for upfitting your RV. They offer items such as RV Tire Racks, RV Bike Racks and RV Roof Racks, RV Bumpers and RV Ladders.

TOTAL SERVICES AND SALES – This is a company that represents a number of different manufacturers that provide items for your RV. It is located in Garner, Iowa, just 15 minutes from Lichtsinn RV. The companies that Total Service and Sales represents include Carefree Colorado for Awnings, Xantrex Power Systems and Lithionics for aftermarket Lithium Battery Solutions. Representatives of this company are at the dealership regularly to review current product and help troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

AM SOLAR – We have a close working relationship with AM Solar focusing on after-market Solar Power and Lithium Batteries. For over twenty years AM Solar has focused on providing solar solutions for the electrical needs of RV enthusiasts across North America.

BLUE OX – Blue OX is a close partner of ours focusing on towing installations for your RV.  They feature innovative tow bars and towing accessories.

CDI – CDI is the paint facility that Winnebago uses to paint RV exteriors. They are located across from the Winnebago Factory, just 1 mile from Lichtsinn RV. We work with CDI regularly to fix any paint issues and work with guests that want custom paint jobs on their tow vehicles etc.

Why is it important that Lichtsinn RV has many close RV industry partnerships? Industry partners can get right to the source of the problem and have more resources at their fingertips since they focus specifically on the product they represent. We regularly bring them aboard on solutions for guests to ensure we are using the most effective and cost-efficient solutions. These partners just represent a few of the many RV Industry partners we have at Lichtsinn RV.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about any of our leading industry partnerships and for your Winnebago RVing needs!

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We’ve Already Ordered Your RV: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

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There has been a lot of interest in #Campervan and other RV travel since health concerns were forced into the public’s consciousness early last year.  So many people have rediscovered the outdoors and thousands of first time RVers are now in the market for a motorhome.  The RV industry has seen record sales, production and deliveries of new motorhomes in the last year.

As a result of this peaked interest and unprecedented demand there have been some challenges that manufacturers, dealers and buyers have faced. Even though manufacturers are producing more RVs than ever before, the unprecedented demand means that most new motorhomes probably are not available for immediate purchase.

Many potential buyers are probably wondering why they should buy an RV now if there are production backlogs already?

At Lichtsinn RV, the answer is simple.  We’ve already ordered your RV.  We order hundreds of Winnebago motorhomes prior to having buyers for them.   There are some models we have hundreds of units already on order and in different stages of production.

Unlike other dealers that would place your order with Winnebago once you put money down, we’ve already done that.  It’s possible we may have ordered the RV you’re about to purchase last year.

You’re that much further ahead in the production timeline when you purchase from Lichtsinn RV than when you purchase from another dealer.  While many dealers might order product ahead, as the largest Winnebago Dealer in North America, focusing only on Winnebago Motorhomes, we order literally hundreds of RVs at a time.

Depending how far along your RV that we have already ordered is in production, we can make all your customized option choices just as if you were to order the RV today.

At Lichtsinn RV once you put a deposit down on a particular model of RV you are secured a production slot. To explain this further, let’s say you wanted to buy a Winnebago Revel.  We might already have 150 Revel 44E units on order.    Let’s also say that the day you provide us your deposit and sign paperwork, there are already 25 other people that have purchased from us.  Your deposit and paperwork secure you in slot number 26 and that Revel is yours.  We don’t alter your position based on price paid or any other factors.  Ever.

As the North America’s largest volume, full-line Winnebago dealership we pre-order all of our inventory.  This is a real advantage to you when purchasing a motorhome from Lichtsinn RV. So whether you’re in the market for a Winnebago View, Winnebago Revel, or Winnebago EKKO or any of the other Winnebago Motorhome models…we’ve already ordered your RV at Lichtsinn RV.

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find our more about availability for the particular RV you are interested in.

We’ve Already Ordered your RV – RV Inventory

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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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