Lichtsinn RV – the Largest Winnebago Dealer in the USA

 

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.

We are proud to have been named by Winnebago Industries as the Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the past 5 consecutive years. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. This means Lichtsinn RV has sold more Winnebago Motorhomes than any other Winnebago dealership across the entire country.

Winnebago Flying W Award

 

Lichtsinn RV receives it’s Top Dealership Award for 2019. Pictured here L-R Heidi Thompson (Lichtsinn RV General Manager), Ryan Helgeson (Winnebago Sales Representative), Hope Lichtsinn (Owner), Ron Lichtsinn (Owner/Dealer Principal)

But what does this really mean to you?

For those that haven’t visited our dealership before, we are located in Forest City, Iowa, just 1 mile from the Winnebago Factory. We are in a small town, in northern Iowa. Some may ask, how is it possible that the top selling Winnebago Dealer in North America is located in such a small town?

For those that aren’t familiar with Lichtsinn RV, they might think this is due to location. We are just 1 mile from the Winnebago Factory, so new Winnebago Motorhomes purchased from our dealership come with no delivery miles or tow car stress on them. We do not use delivery services like other dealers in which drivers live in the RV during transportation. No one will eat, drink or live in your new investment or tow their own personal car with it during the manufacturer recommended crucial break in period.

However, No Delivery Miles is just one of many reasons why people travel across the country to purchase their motorhome from Lichtsinn RV. Additional reasons our guests say they travel across the country to Lichtsinn RV include:

  1. Winnebago is the only new line of motorhomes we carry, so our entire team, from sales to parts to service, specializes in Winnebago product. Our factory trained sales and service teams receive regular Winnebago product training and are afforded the opportunity to review new product and model year changes up front. We are specialists in Winnebago product. When spending that much money on an RV, wouldn’t you want a team that can help answer any questions you have before, during and maybe most importantly, after an RV purchase?
  2. We include a half-day Educational Orientation with every RV purchased from Lichtsinn RV. Many dealers charge up to $600 for this, however, we provide this complimentary as we feel you’re making an investment, we want you to know how to use it! During this Educational Orientation we will ensure you know how to use your RV by covering each switch, feature and all maintenance and warranty items. We encourage our guests to stay at our campgrounds at least one night after they have purchased an RV. We have electrical hookups on site and then we are just outside your doorstep the next day to answer any questions that may have surfaced overnight.  Use of our campgrounds is complimentary to guests who are here to purchase an RV or are here for an RV service appointment.
  3. Being located just 1 mile from the factory, many of our guests enjoy taking a Winnebago Factory Tour while they are here to see how their RV was made and see the quality craftsmanship that goes into each and every Winnebago motorhome. The Winnebago Factory Tour is held April-October. Reservations outside of this timeframe can be made directly through a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant.
  4. Then there is the final item, Price. Lichtsinn RV has cost efficiencies over other dealers that allows us to provide up-front, no-hassle pricing. We work with several National Lenders to provide you the best rate and terms on your RV purchase. There are no additional fees to purchase an RV in Iowa as you will pay the tax and license fees in your home state. Many of our guests without a trade, find that they can fly here and purchase an RV for significantly less than they can their local dealer.

 

The above reasons are just a few of why guests throughout the USA and Canada come to Lichtsinn RV for their RV Purchase, many traveling thousands of miles, making Lichtsinn RV the Top North American Winnebago Dealer. However, don’t take our word for it, see what our guests have to say about their experience with our 5 star reviews on Facebook and Google.

 

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Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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Your Dedicated Lichtsinn RV Support Team

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. Every sold guest at Lichtsinn RV is assigned a direct contact in our Sales, Parts, Service and Business Offices. Whenever possible, you will meet your assigned Lichtsinn RV team member in each department prior to leaving with your newly purchased RV.  

In doing this, you have the beginning of a long term personal relationship with the Lichtsinn RV team member that will work with you to ensure that you enjoy your RV experience throughout the life of your RV.

Each of our team members is Winnebago Factory Trained, a specialist in Winnebago Product and motorized RVs. From our Factory Trained Sales and Service Consultants, to our RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Technicians, to our Parts Team Members in the largest Winnebago Parts Department in North America, and finally to our Business Office Team who work with National Lenders to find you the best rate and terms and are licensed insurance agents, our team is here to support you along every step of your RV journey.

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At Lichtsinn RV our relationship goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. We know that your experience after sale is equally if not more important than your experience before and during the purchase of your RV. Your dedicated support team member will be there for you every step of the way!

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Lichtsinn RV – Celebrating 40 Years Selling Winnebago Motor Homes

 

In 2019, Lichtsinn RV celebrated a milestone, 40 years selling Winnebago Motor Homes. What began as “Lichtsinn Motors” in the mid-70’s, a GM dealership, quickly expanded to what it is today, Lichtsinn RV, the Top North American Winnebago Dealer.

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The origins of the GM dealership began in the Mid-70’s when it was purchased by Ron Lichtsinn Sr.. The dealership continued to grow as a GM Dealership and sold John Deere Tractors for a short period of time as well. Then, in 1979 after a conversation and a handshake between Ron Sr. and John K. Hanson (Winnebago Industries’ Founder) Lichtsinn Motors began its RV history and started selling Winnebago Conversion vans.

The Winnebago side of the business continued to grow during the next many years and achieved the Flying W Award (previously called the Circle of Excellence Award) in 1994. The Dealership has achieved this award each year since that time for over 26 years. This award signifies service excellence and superior owner satisfaction.

In 2001, Lichtsinn Motors was purchased by Ron Sr.’s son, Ron Lichtsinn II and his wife, Hope. The dealership continued to grow during the next several years achieving the position of the largest Motorhome Dealer in the state of Iowa in 2001, awarded by Statistical Surveys Inc., a title which it retains to this day.

In 2004, Lichtsinn Motors purchased the former Winnebago Industries Home Office, across the street from the Lichtsinn Motors Dealership. This building was almost entirely torn down to create the new Lichtsinn Motors RV Sales Office.

Lichtsinn RV Sales Building

Over the years Lichtsinn Motors was awarded by Winnebago Industries with many sales and parts award achievements. The Lichtsinn Motors reputation continued to grow across the Country as a leader in the RV Industry. Their focus of providing guests Industry leading service, coupled with a strong Internet presence and investment in technology, led the dealership to navigate through the challenging years of the recession of 2008. The slogan “In the town know for building Winnebago’s, we’re the dealership know for selling them” was adopted.

In 2014, Lichtsinn RV built a new state-of-the-art RV Sales, Parts and Service building in the former Lichtsinn RV Sales property. This expansion allowed the Lichtsinn RV Sales, Parts and Service Departments to sit under one roof, providing a seamless transition from each department to the Lichtsinn RV customer.  The new building boasted 5 Service Bays, 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. During this time the name of Lichtsinn RV became the business name for the RV side of the business.

Lichtsinn Motors (dba Lichtsinn RV) divested of the GM business in 2015 to focus solely on the Winnebago Motorized Business. During this same year Lichtsinn RV also added 3 additional Service Bays to better service guests needs.

Each year since 2015 Lichtsinn RV has been award the Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries.

In 2017, Lichtsinn RV achieved the Clean Auto Alliance’s Environment and Safety Elite Award. With the receipt of this award Lichtsinn RV joined a select group of automotive, truck and equipment dealerships and service companies that have demonstrated dedication to excellence in regards to overall concern for their community, their employees and their customers. In order to achieve this award Lichtsinn RV participated in a rigorous review process and proved adherence to industry best practices in all six program categories, including: Safety Systems, Environmental Systems, Hazard Communication, Loss Control, Emergency Response, and other Facility Specific Requirements.

Over the years Lichtsinn RV has been featured in numerous print and Video publications including the Des Moines Register, RV Pro, Going RV and More.

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Lichtsinn RV has always made a priority of charitable giving. From working with the Iowa Lottery in the 90’s, working with FEMA in 2005 providing Travel Trailers to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and many more organizations. In 2009, the Lichtsinn Family We Care Charitable Giving Foundation was established as the giving arm of Lichtsinn RV. Since its inception over $150,000 has been donated to various organizations through the program. The Program was revamped in 2019 to allow Lichtsinn RV Team members to collectively select 3-5 organizations annually that Lichtsinn RV will provide an employer match to any employee donations. Previous organizations who have benefited from the We Care Charitable Giving donations have included: The Forest City Community School District, The Lake Mills Community School DistrictThe Forest City YMCA, Local Student Sports Teams, The Forest City Education Foundation, Hospice of North Iowa and The American Cancer Society. Through this program we have also been privileged to contribute to: The Boman Fine Arts CenterThe Forest City Aquatic Center, Westown Place Apartments, The Forest City Fire Department and Emergency Services Center, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and more.

In this video see the past 40 years of Lichtsinn RV and the partnership with Winnebago Industries. https://www.lichtsinn.com/about-us/video-library/rv-lifestyle/celebrating-40-years

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Why Winnebago: Building the Best RVs for 60 Years

February 12th, 1958, marked not only the launch of a new RV, but the beginning of a new era — for Americans rediscovering their love of the outdoors, and for the company destined to help lead the way: Winnebago Industries.

Winnebago Celebrates 60 Years of Building RVs

Winnebago is synonymous with RVing and has been for over 60 years. Winnebago has been the industry-leader in product quality, manufacturing processes and bringing new products to the USA.

Watch our video highlighting Winnebago’s storied 60 Years here.

Lichtsinn RV just celebrated an anniversary as well. In 2019, we celebrated our 40th year as a Winnebago dealer. Winnebago and Lichtsinn RV both have a deep history in the RV industry, with knowledge and experience that other manufacturers and dealers do not have. Lichtsinn RV is also only 1 mile from Winnebago’s motorhome manufacturing facilities, and each member of our sales, parts, and service teams are experts on Winnebago.

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Gifts for RVers: America the Beautiful, National Park Passes

Looking for gift ideas for the RVers in your life? An America the Beautiful National Park Pass could be the perfect gift!

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).

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Gifts for RVers: Harvest Host Membership

Looking for gift ideas for the RVers in your life? A Harvest Host Membership may be perfect!

Harvest Hosts is an online program for RVers looking for unique overnight campsites at wineries, breweries and farms for free. Your membership benefits include:

  • Online Directory of Hosts that will allow you access to park overnight, for free (but please remember to support them for their kindness). Each Host has their own information page that gives you a description of the Host, hours of operation, contact information, website/Facebook locations, amenities, photos, and reviews.
  • Membership Dashboard to allow you to –
    • View and make changes to your account
    • Download your Harvest Hosts membership card and vehicle badge
    • Upload your reviews and photos for the Hosts you visit on your travel adventures
  • Interactive Host Map that allows you to –
    • Search Hosts by State, Locations, or Route
    • Create trips to save Hosts that look interesting to you.
  • Apps for your mobile device
  • Monthly Newsletter introducing you to new Hosts and Harvest Hosts Happenings
  • Customer Service department dedicated to helping you.

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Gifts for RVers: Lichtsinn RV Parts Gift Certificate

Looking for gift ideas for the RVers in your life? A gift certificate to the Lichtsinn RV Parts Store is the perfect gift for any RVer.

Lichtsinn RV is the Top Winnebago Parts Dealer in the Country, carrying a large selection of Winnebago, Itasca, Workhorse and Winnebago Touring Coach parts and RV accessories. The RVer in your life will be able to find whatever part they are looking for. We also offer same-day shipping for in-stock parts and we ship nationwide. Plus, we offer 10% discount on Winnebago Parts to all WIT Club Members.

We carry the gear RVers are looking for like Weather Tech Mats and accessories, Surge Guard Electrical Protection, Ram Mounts, Aluminess Cargo Gear, and more.

To order a Lichtsinn RV Parts Store gift certificate please call 1-800-343-6255 to speak with one of our parts consultants or visit our website at www.lichtsinn.com/rv-parts

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The Must-Have Ultimate RV Gadgets

Everyone loves gadgets. And those of us who love to RV, tend to love RV gadgets that make life easier. Whether you live in your RV full-time, or only spend a few weekends a year traveling in it, here are a few RV gadgets that you are guaranteed to love.

These are my favorite gadgets that keep life running smooth on the road.

Decor RV Gadgets:

Quake Hold
If you’re like me, you want to customize your rig and make it feel like a home. Quake Hold allows you to display your favorite china, rock collection or chachkis safely. A small piece of Quake Hold putty under your item will fix it to any hard surface. When you are ready to move it just twist. The item will stay put when you travel, but come off when you want to move it. AWESOME.

Command Strips
Command Strips are an RVers best friend. Whether you want to hang photos, art or a mirror, Command Strips will secure your item to the RV wall without any damage. Need to move something? No problem. Simply pull the tab and the strip will release from the wall.

Command Hooks
The Command brand also make hooks. These hooks come in all different shapes and sizes. Use them to hang your purse, your coat or your keys. You can even find water proof hooks for the shower. Love it!

Vinyl Wall Art
Etsy and Ebay provide abundant opportunities to find vinyl wall art in a variety of colors and designs. From swirls to sayings, you can customize your fridge, mirrors, cabinets and walls. Add some fun! Add some vinyl.

Light Blocking Curtains
Curtains add texture and dimension to an interior. They also block heat. Light blocking curtains available at Walmart, Target and Hobby Lobby are a great RV addition. Not only will they customize and soften your RV, they will also save you money. Heating and cooling bills add up. Light blocking curtains provides extra insulation to keep your bills low. Sound good right?

RV Kitchen Gadgets:

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Slow Cooker Liners
Crockpots are a great addition to any RV. They cook without releasing a lot of heat. With slow cooker liners, life is even easier. Add a slow cooker liner to your pot and then fill it with food. Once you have finished your meal simply toss the liner and your pot is clean!

Reynolds Wrap
Foil packets are a campers best friend. Commercial grade Reynolds Wrap is perfect for making pillow style food packets that cook over a fire or grill. No cleanup and easy portions. What’s not to love?

Mini Oven
My favorite kitchen gadget has got to be the Cuisinart Oven Central Countertop Oven. It comes with a grill, muffin pan, bake pan and space for kabobs. I use this oven for everything you can imagine and rarely use pots or pans. This unit is amazing!

Slow Cooker/Pressure Cooker
If you’re living in an RV you need appliances that are multi-purpose. I like the Secura 6 in 1 Electric Pressure Cooker. It offers browning, steaming, crockpot, pressure cooker and rice cooking all in one. The pot comes out for easy washing, and you can buy add-on pans for baking. This unit does it all!

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Solar Oven
Why heat up your kitchen when you don’t have to? Use the sun to cook your food. The GoSun portable cooker is an easy to use cylinder style oven. It folds down for easy storage. The HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven oven is another affordable option that is similar, but you plug in!

Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender
This baby can chop, blend, stir and whip. It’s compact size it perfect for RVs.

Front of Sink Cutting Board
If you’re anything like me, you never have enough counter top space. That’s why I love this Undermount front of sink cutting board. It hooks to the counter and allows you to slice, dice and chop at the sink. Toss the scraps into the garbage disposal and rinse your produce all in one easy step. Whoever came up with this idea was a genius!

Fridge Bars:
The Camco double refrigerator bar keeps food from shifting while traveling. I use mine on the top shelf to secure gallon jugs of milk and water. They take 5 seconds to install and are well worth the $5~ GREAT BUY.

Cleaning RV Gadgets:

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Shower Squeegee
Moisture is an RV’s enemy. A simple shower squeegee will keep your shower free from excess moisture. It will also help your shower stay clean longer. Squeegees are inexpensive and work wonders.

RainX
Think RainX is just for windshields? Think again. Rain works great on glass shower doors. The shower water will bead and roll right off the glass. No stains. No mildew!

Collapsible Tub
Collapsible tubs work great for dishes, foot baths or general cleaning. Pop it up when you are using it. Pop it down for storage. It’s as easy as that!

Spray Bottle
Fill a spray bottle with water and a tiny bit of dishwashing soap. Spray your dishes before you put them in the sink. This simple step will act as a pre-soak and help you use less water come washing time. AMAZING.

Laundry RV Gadgets:

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Color Catchers
If you frequent the laundry mat you will love this gadget. Shout Color Catchers will help you save money. Choose an oversized washer and forget about sorting. Toss all your fabrics together and add a color catcher. If any of the dye tries to escape, the color catcher grabs it and keeps it from your other clothes. You save a bundle washing and drying everything together. WOW!

Simply Clean
This stain remover bar comes in a plain brown wrapper and works to remove just about everything. Wet the item, rub the bar over the stain and rinse. Simply Clean is easy to use and works on all types of fabrics and carpets. GREAT NEWS!

Plastic Bin Washing
I saw this idea on a YouTube video and have been using it ever since. Traveling with no time to wash socks and undies? No problem. Fill a plastic bin with cold water, your laundry and a dash of soap. Click the lid on for a tight fit. Place the bin in your shower and head out on the road. At the end of the day, the movement of your rig will agitate the clothes. Just rinse and hang. The perfect emergency washer! SO EASY.

Over The Door Organizer
This may or may not apply to laundry, but it certainly applies to the organization. A multi-pocket organizer will keep your makeup, shoes, or office supplies in one handy location. You can even cut the organizers in half and use them in more than one place. Hang them on the back of a door or use command hooks to mount them on the inside of cabinets or the base of your bed. SO EASY.

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Corner Guards
If your rig has a slide you know how easy it is to bang your head. Those corners can really hurt, especially if you are underneath one. Corner guards add a softer edge and prevent cutting your head or arms. CAN YOU SAY WORTH IT?

Fire Extinguisher
This is a no brainer. You need to have at least 2 extinguishers with you at all times. One for the engine and one in the kitchen. Make sure they are up to date and safe. In an emergency, you need to know it works!

Carbon Monoxide Alarm
If your rig didn’t come with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, get one. These alarms detect gas leaks that humans can’t always smell. This is especially important if you own a diesel pusher and your bed is in the back to the engine. BE SAFE!

Mini Paper Shredder
Mail security doesn’t stop just because you are traveling. A mini paper shredder is a great item for the full-time RVer. Choose a cross cut unit that will emulate your information and keep is safe from thieves. IT’S WORTH IT!

Portable Dehumidifier
If you live in your rig year round, a dehumidifier is essential. Moisture is an RV’s enemy and you would be amazed by just how much moisture your rig can hold. I use a portable dehumidifier to keep the air dry and to avoid dripping skylights. NewAir makes a 25-pint portable unit that is easy to roll from one area to another. My best tip? Spend the money now so you don’t spend it later on repairs!

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Cell Signal Booster
You are out in the middle of nowhere camping when your phone rings. Unfortunately, you don’t have enough bars to take the call. You dash left and right trying to find a signal to no avail. What should you do? Easy! A cell booster will increase the range of your phone, especially inside your RV. There are a variety of units available so be sure to read reviews to locate the right one for your unit. Can you hear me now?

WiFi Booster
Free wifi is only a good deal if it works. Increase your chances with a wifi booster placed on the top of your rig. The WiFi Ranger with a signal booster is a must have for serious internet users. Sure, it won’t change bad connections, but it will increase your ability to use good ones.

Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger
Why plug in when you don’t have to? Solar phone chargers are the perfect way to use less energy and stay connected. Solar chargers are available for phones, tablets , and laptops and even come on backpacks. Sign me up!

Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth is a reverse friend. No wires necessary. A Bluetooth speaker can connect with a variety of tech gear. Try your phone, t.v., tablet, iPod or even your radio. Take the sound where you are and make life a whole lot easier!

IPod
Bring the music with you wherever you are. Or fill it with podcasts, audio books or news. This simple MP3 style player replaces CD’s and makes traveling a whole lot easier. This is a MUST HAVE.

Roku
If your RV park has solid WiFi, a Roku will allow you to stream hundreds of on demand TV channels (many that are free!) You can also connect with Netflix, Hulu, Crackle and a variety of other channel options. Who needs satellite when you have a Roku?

Fans
Small, portable fans are essential for keeping your rig cool with or without air conditioning. Air movement makes your air conditioner more effective. It also keeps things fresh inside. Anything RV has to be small and multipurpose, that’s why I recommend the Honeywell Turbo Force Fan. These units are available everywhere. They are inexpensive, powerful, quiet and can be used for a variety of purposes. Use them to keep cool, dry clothes or push hot air out the windows.

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The Electric Fly Swatter
Yup. They make these, and some RVers don’t want to live without them. Electric fly swatters or bug fryers are a great way to keep your RV free of pests!

Fire Pit
Enclosed fire pits are legal in many parks both national and private and they add a homey feel to your site at night. If you love fire, look for a portable unit or make your own.

Portable Solar Panels
Solar panels are all the rage, but if you don’t want to install them on your rig try something portable. Go Power! offers 120W solar kits with a 10 amp controller. These units fold up for storage and can be set up wherever you are. They come with 15 feet of cable and a carrying case. What will solar do for you? These panels will keep your battery charged when you’re not plugged in. This means hours of extra fun, wild camping in your RV.

Well, that’s the end of my list. I know I have missed a ton of great ideas so I want to hear yours. Scroll down to the comments and tell me your tips, tricks and top suggestions. What gadget can’t you live without? What gadget do you most wish you had?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go RVing in the Fall

Fall is a great time for an RV adventure. Just because the temperatures drop doesn’t mean that your RV trips have to stop! Here are our 5 reasons why you should go RVing in the Fall – RVing in the Fall

Changing Leaves – The orange, yellow and red hues of autumn have a way of making everything feel cozy. With the tracking apps and websites, it is easier than it has ever been to find the exact dates when the fall foliage is at its most beautiful. For those of you who full-time or have travel flexibility, you may want to follow the leaves as they change throughout the United States – starting early September thru late November.

Cooler Hiking Temperatures –  Heading out on the trail can really be a magical experience during this time of the year. Often you’ll find trails full of vivid gold, red and orange foliage, and it’s also not uncommon to find the trails less crowded than during spring and summer. We’ve gone hiking on many popular trails at State Parks and had the entire place to ourselves — it’s like having your own wilderness playground!

Fewer Crowds – Popular camping areas are often crowded during peak camping weekends during the summertime. Often, other popular recreational activities and destinations are also crowded with other campers. Fewer people camp and RV during the fall, and fewer people often means discounted prices, less noise, and a more secluded camping experience.

No Bugs – Mosquitoes, gnats and flies can ruin a good experience in record time. Luckily for fall campers, insects have usually ended their relentless attacks so you can enjoy things like hiking your favorite trails, relaxing on the RV deck, or hanging out at night just watching the stars.

Cozy Campfires – Campfires are extra cozy in the cooler temperatures. You can layer up with blankets and sit next to a fire with a warm beverage and enjoy the beauty of an autumn evening. RVing in the Fall

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Take in Natural Beauty with these Fall RV Trips

Every fall, nature puts on a natural fireworks display of colorful leaves and foliage decorating entire forests full of trees. This display is breathtaking every single year, and some years with the perfect kind of weather can be truly remarkable. However, to fully appreciate the splendor of fall foliage, you need to be in the right place at the right time.

Here are some of the best fall RV trips you can take to be completely amazed at just how colorful nature can really be.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, namely the park’s Skyline Drive, is one of the nation’s premier fall RV trips for people who want to see fall foliage. The Skyline Drive is a 105-mile National Scenic Byway that twists and winds through the over 200,000 pristine acres that makes up Shenandoah National Park. In addition to the stunning scenery, Shenandoah offers plenty of other outdoor activities as well.

Acadia National Park, Maine

The northeast region of the country has some of the best fall foliage in the world and Acadia National Park in Maine does not disappoint. One of the best roads to take in the park during the peak of the fall colors is called Park Loop Road. Park Loop Road is 27 miles of stunning roadway that offers views of Maine’s shores, coastal forests and mountain peaks. Make sure to remember your camera for this fall RV trip, because it will definitely be one to remember.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but autumn makes the region truly stand out. Luckily, visitors have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to help them enjoy the natural wonders of the area. The best time of year for fall colors here is from mid-October to November. This is when the most colorful trees are on full display. Drive Clingmans Dome Road or the Foothills Parkway for great views. The jewel of the area, though, has to be the Blue Ridge Parkway. You could even drive it all the way to Shenandoah National Park for the best fall RV trip of all time!

Make sure to do a little research when planning your fall RV trip in order to make sure you go at the peak time for fall colors in your chosen region. Most park websites will have up to date information on the quality of fall colors as peak times can change from year to year. After going on a fall RV trip, you might just make it a yearly tradition!

Blog post originally seen on Roadtrippers.com

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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