Winnebago Class C Winterizations – View, Navion, Era

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

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If you are not interested in winterizing your RV yourself, we can help! Call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and schedule your winterization service today.

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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RV Winterization Videos in our Video Library

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

Watch our videos on winterizing below: 

If you are not interested in winterizing your RV yourself, we can help! Call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and schedule your winterization service today.

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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Blue Ox Family of Products – Tow Bars

We offer complete installations of dinghy setups, including Blue Ox products. Setup takes about a full day and we offer package pricing on complete setups. Leave it to the experts on this task to keep you secure down the road!

The Ascent by Blue Ox is a Class III tow bar made from aircraft grade aluminum rated for 7,500 pounds. A light-weight, 31-pound tow bar that is self-aligning allowing for quick and easy hook-up. The legs are 2 inches longer, for maneuvering around tight corners and smoother towing. The Ascent’s off-set triple lugs and non-binding latches create ease with unhooking, even if the vehicle is parked on an un-level surface. There is no centering pin, so it is easy to stow and store. Not only is the Ascent highly functional and easy to use, but it comes with safety cables, rubber boots to prevent dirt and debris from getting in the legs, has a Diamond Vogel metallic powder coating, and raised premium gold toned Blue Ox nameplate.

The Avail by Blue Ox is a Class IV tow bar constructed of steel, with a product weight of 53 pounds, and rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds. This is a self-aligning tow bar made to work on wide or narrow towed vehicles. The revolutionary non-binding latch design allows the legs to extend and collapse for easy hookup as well as an easy release under any conditions. The off-set triple lugs make attaching the legs to the towed vehicle simple. The arms of the Avail tow bar are 2 inches longer, creating an improved turning radius for better cornering and smoother towing over uneven road conditions. With the ability to compress the legs, the tow bar can be easily stowed while still attached to the towing vehicle. The Avail comes with safety cables, rubber boots to protect the legs, and is coated in a premium metallic paint with a raised gold toned Blue Ox nameplate.

If you are interested in learning more about Blue Ox’s family of products and if they will work with your RV please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

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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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RV Gear: Rhino Extreme Sewer Hose Kits

The RhinoEXTREME 15’ and 20′ sewer hose kit features a bayonet style fitting that connects securely onto your sewer outlet and locking rings to ensure a secure fitting. The hose won’t crush if accidentally stepped on, and offers superior protection against pinholes and abrasion. The 4-in-1 adapter fits any sewer connection and secures to your hose, eliminating the need for weights to keep it in place. The translucent elbow allows you to see when your tank is empty. When you are finished emptying your tanks and have rinsed out your hose, secure the end caps into place to prevent unwanted dripping and store in your 4-inch square or larger bumper. If you ever need to replace your hose, the swivel fittings and locking rings are detachable and can be used again and again.

The locking rings and the fittings twist together to securely attach the fitting to the hose without using glue. To attach the locking rings and fittings, twist the black locking ring in the unlock direction down the hose 5 or 6 inches. Then, screw on the fitting in the ‘tighten’ direction until it stops. Once the fitting is set, twist the locking ring back up the hose in the lock direction until the teeth at the top of the ring are firmly engaged with the fitting. There are arrows on each part indicating which direction to turn it. ALWAYS make sure to test the fittings and locking rings for a tight fit before emptying your tanks.

Key Features
  • Resistant to abrasion and pinholes, won’t crush
  • End caps included to prevent dripping when not in use
  • Four-prong bayonet style fitting with gasket ensures a tight, secure connection
  • 4-in-1 adapter fits any standard sewer connection
  • Translucent elbow allows you to see when your tank is empty
  • Durable RhinoEXTREME TPE hose reinforced with steel wire
  • Detachable fittings can be reused on new hoses

This is available in either 15′ or 20′ lengths. To learn more or order please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com

RV Gear: The DISH Wally HD Satellite Receiver

The DISH Wally® HD Satellite Receiver is the smallest and fastest mobile receiver ever made, with a suite of new features for an enhanced user experience.

Wally HD Receiver

The Wally offers full functionality with a smaller footprint and expanded capabilities including the use of built in apps like Netflix (requires Wi-Fi Adapter and wireless connection), as well as other great features. This new smaller design allows for fitting into tight spaces. Included is an RF remote that allows you to freely operate the receiver up to 200 feet away, even through walls and obstructions. Never lose your remote again with the new Remote Finder feature, a chime guides you to the remote’s hidden location.

 

 

Technical Specifications

  • 1.6″H x 10.41″W x 8.11″D
  • RF remote control included
  • HDMI (HD) video output
  • Over-the-air input: requires USB OTA Tuner #73913, sold separately
In The Box

  • DISH Wally HD Satellite Receiver
  • Remote with 2 AA Batteries – Remote may be remanufactured
  • 8 ft HDMI Cable
  • Detachable Power Cable 

Additional accessories to enhance your experience with the Wally HD Satellite Receiver include:

Wi-Fi USB Adapter: Connect to a wireless network to to enjoy streaming videos and other web apps including Netflix and Game Finder.

Bluetooth USB Adapter: Enjoy your favorite TV shows with wireless KICKER Headphones by connecting wirelessly using the adapter.

Over-the-air Tuner: Pull local over-the-air channels into your program guide through this adapter.

DVR Upgrade: Record your favorite shows and movies to watch anytime you want.

Coupled with DISH Pay-As-You-Go program and a Portable HD Satellite Antenna, this is a mobile customer’s ultimate package for satellite TV on the open road. DISH’s Pay-As-You-Go program is simple & effective: No Activation Fees. No Disconnect Fees. No Restart Fees. Current DISH subscribers can add outdoor TV equipment for just $7 per month for each receiver.

To order the DISH Wally HD Receiver, please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.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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5 Accessories to Help Organize Your RV

Staying organized in a small place – like an RV – can be extraordinarily challenging. But don’t fear… we are here to help with 5  accessories to help organize your RV!

Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag Dispenser – If you are constantly shoving plastic grocery bags under your sink this is the gadget for you! The Camco Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag dispenser neatly stores plastic bags and easily mounts on wall or inside cabinets with either double sided tape or screws.Camco Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag Dispenser

Refrigerator Bar Expander – Prevent messy spills inside your refrigerator with these handy refrigerator bars that expand to fit the refrigerator in your RV. The refrigerator bars will keep everything in its place while you are traveling. Refrigerator Bar Expanders

Camco Cutlery Tray –will keep your flatware organized for easy access. It is divided into four compartments, making it convenient to separate the different utensils. It offers plenty of storage space but is compact enough to easily fit into most kitchen drawers. You can even use it inside your RV drawer. This white cutlery tray is made of sturdy plastic for lasting durability. It comes in a neutral shade that will blend in with most decor styles. Camco Cutlery Tray

Progressive PrepWorks Collapsible Storage Bowl Set – This versatile Collapsible Storage Bowl set is perfect for food prep and storage and will go just about anywhere. With three convenient storage bowl sizes they are great for taking in a lunch box, on a hike or camping. Pack along snacks in these 1.5 cup, 3 cup and 5 cup collapsible bowls with Snap-On lids or use them to pack leftovers and reheat in the microwave. When finished using these bowls, just collapse them down to 1/3 their original height for convenient storage in a drawer or cupboard.Collapsible Storage Bowls

Progressive PrepWorks Collapsible Dish Drainer – The over-the-Sink Dish Drainer is the perfect solution to maximize counter space. It features extendable arms designed to fit over most sinks. The rigid design allows the dish drainer to stand on its own yet still folds easily. Plus, it collapses to ⅓ its original size for easy storage under the sink. This dish drainer can hold 8 plates up to 10″” diameter. This is perfect for your RV or Motor Home and saves a ton of space and the Arms extend from 16.5” (41.9 cm) to 26.75” (67.9 cm). This item is Patented and is Dishwasher Safe. Collapsible Dish Drying Set

Lichtsinn RV carries all of these items in our expansive camping accessories and RV parts store. To order any of these items please Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.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.

 

What Exactly is the “Crucial Engine Break-in Period”

A major advantage to buying your new Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV – the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America is our proximity to Winnebago’s Motorhome Division in Forest City, Iowa. Our dealership is located 1 mile from Winnebago Industries, so if you buy a Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV you don’t have to worry about whether a delivery driver ate, drank, or lived in your brand-new RV before you could.

A dealer that is more geographically proximate to you might not tell you about how crucial the first 1,000 miles is for engine break-in because your Winnebago could arrive with 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. The chassis manufacturers have recommendations for breaking in the engine. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV you can control the critical break-in period and not leave it up to a delivery driver towing their personal vehicle across the country.

The manufacturers recommend –

  1. No towing for the first 1,000 miles
  2. No full throttle starts for the first 1,000 miles
  3. Use varying speeds every couple hours to seat the cylinders in the new engine

When you purchase a Winnebago from a geographically proximate dealer, the Winnebago was driven, by a transport company, from the motorhome factory in Forest City, Iowa (where Lichtsinn RV is Located) to the dealer. While your RV is in transport, the driver will often tow a personal vehicle behind it – violating the manufacturers’ first recommendation for engine break-in protocol. As for the other two – no full-throttle starts and using varying speeds – you can not be certain that good or safe driving techniques were employed during the transportation process.

Winnebago Revel in Transport

At Lichtsinn RV, you will not have to worry about how your engine will be broken in because you will be the one doing it!

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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The New Standard in Advanced Hose Design & Performance: Zero-g RV Marine Hoses

Research with hose purchasers overwhelmingly indicates a preference for hoses which offer light weight, easy handling, kink resistance and lasting performance. The zero-G™ advanced hose design takes these must-haves to a higher level than ever before.

Compared to traditional heavy and professional water hoses:

  • Up to 40% lighter weight than heavy duty vinyl hoses
  • Kink-free uninterrupted flow
  • Easy to store – small and compact
  • Tough G-Force™ woven fiber jacket resists leaks, abrasion and punctures.
  • 600+ psi burst rated
  • Consistent, high flow equal to a conventional 5/8” hose
  • Flexible and easy to maneuver even in cold weather down to 35°F
  • Lead Free – Drinking Water Safe

The Zero-G Hose is best used in all drinking water applications and recreational use such as RV and Marine applications. To learn more about the Zero G hose or order one please Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.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.

April Featured Item – Satellite Systems

April’s Featured Parts are our Satellite Systems including the portable winegard carryout G3, the In-Motion Winegard Roadtrip T4, the Winegard Traveler, the King Tailgator Pro and King One Pro.

Wanting to select the perfect satellite for your needs? Use our exclusive satellite finder here.

Portable Winegard Carryout G3 – 

The Winegard Carryout G3 offers the ultimate in flexibility! Use as a portable or roof mounted antenna. Change providers, keep your antenna.

Carryout G3 Features:

  • Compatible with multiple providers
  • Easily switch providers at power inserter
  • Powered over coax through power inserter
  • Permanent & temporary mount options
  • Fully automatic satellite acquisition
  • Simple setup
  • Multi-TV viewing
  • Ultra-small and compact

In-motion Winegard RoadTrip T4 – 

The RoadTrip T4 is both smaller and quieter than previous Winegard in-motion satellite antennas. This sleek, compact unit is ultra lightweight, with the smallest footprint, and requires minimal roof space. New motors and updated tracking algorithms reduce noise levels and improve tracking capabilities.

RoadTrip T4 Features:

  • Fully automatic roof mounted antenna with one button on/off operation
  • Watch LIVE programming while traveling down the road
  • Quiet system with improved tracking — updated design reduces noise and improves tracking
  • Winegard’s smallest in-motion antenna — requires minimal roof space and no storage space

Stationary Winegard Trav’ler – Designed to bring you everything that satellite television offers, TRAV’LER automatic multi-satellite antennas provide the same satellite TV viewing experience in your RV as your home! Available with DirecTV or Dish.

Portable King Tailgator Pro – With KING’s next-level satellite antenna technology, your choice for satellite TV is clear. Bring the best entertainment to any outdoor event with the completely reengineered DISH® Tailgater® Pro. This reengineered, fully automated, premium HD satellite TV antenna includes an ultramodern, clear cover – always know where your antenna is pointing, an industry first! It’s simply better, by design. With the Tailgater Pro, enjoying your favorite HD DISH satellite TV service is easier, faster and more reliable than ever before. The Tailgater Pro starts scanning faster and completes the scan more quickly than ever before. Includes 100% nationwide coverage (western and eastern hybrid arc: 61.5, 110, 119). Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the Tailgater Pro allows you to take DISH satellite TV service with you anywhere in the continental U.S. Compatible DISH HD Solo receiver required.

Portable King One Pro – One antenna, all providers: Enjoy the KING One Pro™ advantage. With the introduction of next level satellite antenna technology, the KING One Pro fully automated premium satellite TV antenna gives you the freedom to take your favorite TV programming – on DIRECTV®, DISH® or Bell™ (Canada) satellites – with you on the road, to the great outdoors, or anywhere you go.  It’s the only antenna on the market that automatically configures for U.S. satellite service without the use of DIP switches – taking all the guesswork out of getting started. Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle. The KING One Pro is highly portable, easy-to-use, and includes our ultramodern clear cover – Always know where your antenna is pointing. It’s simply better, by design

To order any of the satellite systems featured, please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.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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Top Preventative Maintenance Items to Get Ready for the Spring Camping Season

In case you missed our LIVE Webcast, where RVDA Service Technician Ben, and our Service Directory Brian reviewed the Top Preventative Maintenance Items to get your RV ready for the Spring camping season, CLICK HERE to view the recorded webcast.

A summary of the items discussed is listed below:

TOP PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  1. Inspect the roof seals and seams of your RV every 6 months. Voids in sealants can happen on all RVs and if left unchecked, can cause costly damage to your investment.
    1. Visual inspection is complementary
    2. SealTech inspection is a great way to detect issues the eye cannot identify
  2. Run your generator! Minimum of 2 hrs every month under load
    1. An Oil Change is recommended 20hrs initial, 6 month or 150 hrs after
  3. RV battery service at least once a year if not every 6 months
    1. We check chassis charging, coach charging, load test, clean, and top off batteries if needed
  4. Inspect/service all major appliances
    1. Aquahot service at least every 12 months
    2. Furnace, water heater, refrigerator, stove/oven, etc. should all be serviced/inspected at least every 12 months if not visually inspected before each trip
  5. Take care of your chassis
    1. Oil Change requirements are not only based on miles, but time
    2. Tire pressures (Nitrogen for your tires or Multi Seal can help maintain this)
    3. Transmission service 30K or 3yrs
    4. Rear axle 50k or 5yrs
    5. Coolant service 50k or 5yrs
    6. Fuel filters
  6. Protect the exterior
    1. Wash (on your own or we can do it with the LRV SPA)
    2. PROTECT service might be a good option to protect the inside and outside of your RV
  7. Slide and jack service
    1. Seals, mechanisms, fluid levels, etc.
  8. Keep all of your holding tanks clean

If you have any questions on these or any other service items, or would like to schedule a service appointment please call the Lichtsinn RV Service Department. M-F 7:30a-5:30p at 1-800-343-6255.

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