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.

Safety RV Gadgets:

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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!

Electronic RV Gadgets:

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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.

Miscellaneous Must Have RV Gadgets:

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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?

This article was originally seen on RVShare.com

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Introducing the Winnebago Forza 38D Floorplan

The Winnebago Forza is loaded and back better than ever, with five expansive floorplans ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle. Accessibly priced and loaded with features and elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian gallery countertops with flip-up extension, luxury plank flooring, Primera upholstered furnishings and available StudioLoft bed for added sleeping flexibility. Designed to take full advantage of Freightliner’s 340-hp XCS chassis, the Forza delivers a smooth and well-mannered ride while providing up to 228 cubic feet of exterior storage, so you‘ve got plenty of roof for all the toys. If you’re looking for diesel performance, space, and refinement while keeping a close eye on the bottom line, take a closer look at the Winnebago Forza!

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Winnebago Forza 38D Floorplan
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Winnebago Introduced the new Winnebago Forza 38D floorplan at 2019 Open House Event. The 38D brings you all the comforts of home featuring a hobby/work/entertainment station and converts to bed for additional sleeping.

  • Length – 40′
  • Exterior Height – 11’11”
  • Exterior Width – 8’5.5″
  • Exterior Storage 3 (cu. ft.) – 228
  • Awning Length – 20
  • Interior Height – 6’8″
  • Interior Width – 8’0.5″
  • Freshwater Tank Capacity  (gal.) – 100
  • Water Heater Capacity (gal.) – 10
  • Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray 4 (gal.) – 49/48/51
  • LP Capacity  (gal.) – 23
  • Fuel Capacity (gal.) – 90
  • GCWR  (lbs.) – 33,000
  • GVWR (lbs.) – 29,410
  • GAWR – Front (lbs.) – 10,410
  • GAWR – Rear (lbs.) – 19,000
  • Wheelbase – 260″

For more information on the Winnebago Forza 36H please call Lichtsinn RV at 1-800-343-6255 to speak with one of our Winnebago Factory Trained Sales Consultants.

 

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!

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5 Fabulous Fall RV Destinations

Fall is the perfect time to plan an RV adventure. Crisp air, warm campfires, stunning foliage — what’s not to love? If you need ideas, check out these five fall camping hotspots:

Quechee State Park, Vermont

New England states are famous for their fall foliage, none more so than Vermont. At Quechee State Park, visitors enjoy stunning views of Vermont’s deepest gorge, Quechee Gorge, which is 165 feet deep. The Ottauquechee River runs through the gorge and is known for its whitewater kayaking opportunities. Plan to stay a while and check out the many nearby attractions while you’re in town.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee

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Photo: Matthew Paulson/Flickr

One of the most popular parks for leaf-peeping in the South, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers beautiful drives with an abundance of scenic overlooks that keep visitors coming back year after year. This park offers plenty of choices. It has ten developed campgrounds and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Some can’t-miss spots here are Clingmans Dome, Cataloochee Valley, Cades Cove and Roaring Fork.

Aspen, Colorado

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As its name suggests, Aspen, Colorado, is full of the spindly, white-barked trees that color the mountainous state in beautiful reds, oranges and yellows every autumn. Here, visitors can see the Maroon Bells, which are said to be among the most photographed mountains in North America. This is a destination that is all about being active outdoors, no matter the season. Fall visitors can take full advantage of the camping, climbing and biking opportunities Aspen has to offer.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

For a heaping dose of American history coupled with gorgeous autumn scenery, look no further than Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Visit the historic battlefield and drive through Gettysburg National Military Park to see where some of the most significant events of the Civil War unfolded. Choose from a variety of RV parks nearby to set up camp.

Glacier National Park, Montana

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Photo: Tom Bricker/Flickr

Once you lay eyes on this unspoiled, pristine mountain paradise, you will see why it’s known as “Crown of the Continent.” The land is teeming with wildlife, including the mountain goat, Glacier National Park’s official symbol. Leaves begin to change color in mid-September, and gnewen larch trees create a brilliant, warm contrast to the rocky, snow-capped mountains. Starting in September, after the park’s busy summer season is over, attendance drops off and wildlife becomes more active, making autumn an excellent time to visit for campers who crave solitude in nature. Unlike many leaf-peeping destinations on the East Coast, you don’t even need to make reservations here during fall.

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Tips for Fall RVing

It may seem natural, as you’re packing away the flip-flops and bathing suits at summer’s end, to pack away the RV, too. In locations where the temps drop in autumn, however, you may also see a drop in campground rental rates, crowds and insect populations. Those three reasons alone should have avid RVers prepping the motorhome for another trip.

Ready to give a new season a try? A few simple tips will ensure your first (or fifteenth) foray into fall is a success.

Pick The Right Fall Destination

The number one must-have for fall camping is the perfect destination. Here are a few things to consider as you choose your vacation location:

Average autumn climate plays a big part in knowing where to camp this fall. Asheville, North Carolina, for example, is a fantastic fall camping destination and generally sees highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s in September, dropping to the 60s and 40s by the end of October. That makes for perfect cool weather hiking and serious snuggling by the fire.

Southern Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, on the other hand, is less predictable, with high temps ranging from 60s to 80s and lows from 30 to 50. But what a glorious place it is, and with the right planning, it can become your favorite fall camping destination! Bottom Line: Do your homework and pack for the weather no matter your autumn camping spot.

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Favorite autumn activities should also be considered as you choose where to camp. Do you like to hike, fish or paddle? Does leaf peeping thrill your soul? There are perfect places to do all those things in autumn, so get online or check with local campgrounds about fall adventures in your target area.

Here’s some extra motivation for planning outdoor recreation on your fall camping trip: There’s a world of difference between trail running in August and a cool, crisp run in October. Use cooler weather to move you toward your next goal, whether it’s miles hiked, elevation scaled or hours spent fishing from a kayak.

Campsite availability is one more factor that can help you decide where to travel. In some states where fall quickly turns to winter, campgrounds may close as early as Labor Day. Many campground owners, however, have learned the wisdom of keeping at least some campsites available year-round for cool weather camping enthusiasts. This is where you’ll really need to do a little homework. Once you’ve narrowed down a region you’d like to visit, a quick search at KOA.com will help you find the perfect campground.

What to Pack for Fall Camping

Once you’ve got a destination in mind, your packing list becomes easier. Unload the hot weather gear and fill your bins/totes/backpacks with clothes you can layer if temperatures fall. Even with the best research, the autumn climate can surprise you, especially at higher elevations. Lightweight jackets for hiking, a couple of long-sleeve shirts, warm socks, cool weather foot gear and extra blankets will keep your autumn camping expedition comfortable.

And don’t forget the sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottles! The sun still shines in autumn and some bugs are simply persistent. You don’t want your adventure ruined by a sunburn, bug bites or dehydration.

What else will you need for those outdoor adventures? Will you bring along your bikes, kayaks or climbing gear, or will you arrange for them with local outfitters? Many hiking, paddling and biking clubs now have websites or blogs where current conditions are shared. Check those out as you pack.

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What about the food? You may spend the summer serving sandwiches and sodas, but fall calls for comfort food! Break out your best Dutch oven chili, shepherd’s pie or vegan stew to warm your crew after a long day hiking mountain trails. Top the chill off with fragrant apple cobbler, pumpkin crisp or warm brownies. Fuel your bodies for cool weather exploration—it’s one of the best parts of camping in autumn.

One more clue about fall camping success—plan ahead to stay dry. Autumn rains don’t need to ruin your trip. It just takes the right rain gear to make it happen. It goes without saying that camping fun can happen in the motorhome even when a shower shuts down outdoor activity. What do you like to do at home on rainy days? Planning for that could make you the family hero!

What to Pack for Fall Camping

The third must-have for fall camping is a safe, dependable RV. A few thoughts about prepping the motorhome or trailer for autumn camping:

  • Double-check tire pressures, brakes and towing gear. In some areas, autumn temps may dip below the freezing mark, which could mean slippery spots on roads. Properly inflated tires, fully functional vehicle and trailer brakes and hitches rated for the weight being towed are essential for safe RV travel. Your best defense, in the case of rapidly deteriorating road conditions, is to wait until roads have been cleared and treated to drive.
  • Know how to operate your RV’s heating system. This sounds silly, but if you’ve only camped in warm weather, turning on the heating system may not be in your skill set. If you’re renting an RV, pay attention to the demo. It goes without saying that your motorhome’s heating system should be checked out periodically by an RV expert to ensure safe operation.
  • Know how to protect your RV’s water systems. On the off chance you’ll experience a hard freeze while camping in autumn, someone in your crew should know how to disconnect water lines from tanks and drain them to prevent damage to water and waste systems. Again, if this is a rental unit, ask what to do if you encounter freezing weather.

Many RVers enjoy camping even into winter, and you can certainly safely enjoy an autumn camping expedition by employing these common sense tips.

Take advantage of cooler temperatures, campground discounts and fewer neighbors by planning a fall RV camping trip now. Choose your destination, plan your activities and pay attention to the weather. Pack for variable temps, prep your RV for safe travel and don’t forget to plan menus that create warm memories! It’s autumn and some of your best days camping by RV await.

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Winnebago Industries Offering New Tours Summer 2019

Winnebago Industries in Forest City, Iowa is pleased to offer two new tours – the Twilight Tours of “Big Bertha” Motorhome Plant and Winnebago History Tour.

Twilight Tours of “Big Bertha” Motorhome Plant – 

These tours provide access to the factory floor and are conducted after production stops for the day. Twilight Tours originate from the Winnebago Industries Visitors Center and are offered on select Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and last approximately 1 hour. Twilight Tours are limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. Normal Factory Tour Rules apply including use of personal protective equipment (provided), closed toe footwear required, no photography or filming allowed.

Winnebago History Tour – 

The new History Tours of key Forest City locations that are directly related to the history of Winnebago Industries. Locations toured are specific to the original founders, early production locations and other interesting sites are included. History Tours originate from the Winnebago Industries Visitors Center and are offered on select Monday and Wednesday afternoons and last approximately 1 hour. History Tours are limited to 12 participants and reservations are required.

To reserve a spot on either tour, visit or call the Winnebago Industries Visitors Center at 641-585-6936.

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Toy Story 4 Themed Winnebago

Recently, a Toy Story 4 themed Winnebago Vita was parked outside the Forest Theatre in Forest City, Iowa celebrating the opening of Toy Story 4. In Toy Story 4, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

Go RVing is teaming up with Disney and Pixar in celebration of “Toy Story 4” to launch an integrated marketing campaign to inspire RV travel that takes family and friends on unforgettable adventures – just like Bonnie’s family and the “Toy Story 4” friends. RV road trip adventures are as much about forming unbreakable bonds as the travel itself. Now in its 22nd year, Go RVing challenges Americans to ‘find their away’ and pursue their passions more frequently when they travel by RV.

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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. Whether you are here to purchase an RV or for an RV Service Appointment, we offer excellent accommodations to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.  We have Electrical Hook Ups on site. 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. We have Fresh Filtered Water, Complimentary Wifi, Dumping Facilities and Indoor Delivery Facilities as needed.  We have a comfortable Guest Lounge available with installed Laptop Tables, Complimentary Coffee and the latest in Technology. Your Pets are welcome to join you in the Guest Lounge and throughout the Lichtsinn RV Dealership.

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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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Explore Underground Caves in Iowa

Did you know that the state of Iowa has several caves? Iowa has more than 1,000 caves, hidden out of sight, protected by their ruggedness. Many are open for exploration by the public. Here are some of the most popular in Iowa:

1. Spook Cave

Caves in Iowa: Spook Cave, McGregor

Photo courtesy Spook Cave

The only way to explore this cave is by boat! Guides explain the discovery, development and history of the natural limestone cave and surrounding area near McGregor. There are plenty of opportunities to photograph natural formations inside the fully-lighted cave. The temperature inside is always 47 degrees.

2. Maquoketa Caves State Park

Caves in Iowa: Maquoketa Caves State Park

Probably Iowa’s most unique state park, the Maquoketa caves vary from the 1100’ Dancehall Cave with walkways and lighting system to Dugout Cave. A trail system connects the caves, formations and overlooks. Trail highlights include the dramatic “Natural Bridge” and “Balanced Rock.”

3. Ice Cave State Preserve

Caves in Iowa: Ice Cave, Decorah

This cave in Decorah is famous for its rare ice deposits that exist until late summer. The ice is formed when the chilly air of winter lowers the rock temperature. Surface water seeps into the cave in the spring and freezes upon contact with the still-cold walls. The ice reaches its maximum thickness in June.

4. Crystal Lake Cave

Caves in Iowa: Crystal Lake Cave, Dubuque

Miners discovered this cave near Dubuque in 1868 while drilling for lead. Crystal Lake Cave was opened to the public in 1932. Tour guides lead visitors on a 30-45 minute adventure inside the cave where the temperature is always 52 degrees.

5. Wapsipinicon State Park Caves

Caves in Iowa: Wapsipinicon State Park Caves, Anamosa

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, a trip to Wapsipinicon State Park near Anamosa isn’t complete without visiting bowl-shaped Horse Thief Cave. Legend has it that two horse thieves used this cave for their camp. There’s also the Ice Cave, which offers cool temperatures in the heat of the summer.