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.
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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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Top Questions from our Webcast on WiFi and Cellular Boosters

RVers increasingly are looking for technology that enables them to stay connected to family and friends, work remotely, or stream media. So we covered the options for WiFi and cell boosters in one of our webcasts. Below are the top questions from our webcast. We also created a step-by-step tutorial on how to choose a wifi, cellular or combined wifi and cellular booster for your coach. See it here.

WATCH OUR LIVE WEBCAST ON WIFI AND CELL BOOSTERS HERE

What is the best way to stream Netflix, Hulu, etc. on your RV TV?

There are a couple ways of streaming onto your TV. One of the easiest ways of doing this is using an adapter from your smartphone, tablet or computer and connect it to your TV utilizing an HDMI cord. There are also separate devices, like Blue Ray players, already connected to your TV with streaming services built in. Most Blue Ray players that come with Winnebago’s RVs have streaming services like Netflix and Hulu built in. The third way is an adaptor that is plugged into the HDMI port with the streaming services built in. Examples of these are Amazon Fire Sticks, Google Chromecast, Roku stick, and Apple TV. These range from $39.99 for the firestick to $149.99 for the Apple TV.

What considerations with the weboost you have to take into account with shorter coaches?

With the WeBoost 4GX the amplifier connects to the internal antenna and needs to be far enough away from the external antenna to prevent oscillation, but very close to the objects you are trying to boost. So a shorter coach can prove to be difficult.

Is there an additional monthly fee for the Winegard Connect 2?

There is not an additional fee if you use your own SIM card, however, if you don’t you can purchase data through Winegard.

Are there options to boost over-the-air TV options?

Yes, if you have an older coach with an older Winegard antenna you can add the Winegard RV-Wing Wingman to boost your over-the-air reception.

If someone primarily uses their computer to stream videos are they better off buying a WiFi booster or a combined WiFi and 4G Booster?

It depends on where you are planning on RVing. If you are planning on primarily staying in campgrounds with WiFi a Wifi Booster will probably be sufficient, but if you are planning on staying off-the-beaten path in campsites

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

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February Featured Parts Special – WeatherTech Mats

Keep your vehicles floor clean from debris with All-Weather Floor Mats from WeatherTech. These All-Weather Floor Mats were designed to give the best possible protection for your vehicle floor and are made to stay in one place! They will not curl, crack or harden in sub-zero weather.  If you do happen to make a mess, cleanup is a breeze due to the protective, non-stick finish!

Featured Part WeatherTech Indoor and Outdoor Mats

To order WeatherTech Indoor and Outdoor Mats please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com

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RV Packing List – Commonly Needed Items for your RV

Anyone who has spent much time camping has quickly realized that in addition to your RV, plus any personal items you might need…there are many more things you need before you hit the road. Between leveling your coach – hooking it up to water/sewer/electricity the supply list continues to grow!

At Lichtsinn RV we try to make it easy for our guests so when you are ready to take that trip you’ve been planning…you can enjoy your time, not spend it trying to find the local store to pick up supplies you may have forgotten or not realized you might need (and they might not have anyways.)

To help with this we have identified the top items our guests most often need when going camping.

Lichtsinn RV Parts Wall
Lichtsinn RV Top Items Selling Items

INCLUDED IN THIS PHOTO YOU WILL SEE:

WATER RELATED ITEMS

Quick Fill Water Tank Filler – Cuts fill-time in half

Water Regulator – Protects RV plumbing from high pressure

Cable/Hose Clamp

RV Flow-Pur Drinking Water Filter, 3M Filter, or Aqua-Pure Drinking Water Cartridge

Water Filter Cartridge

WATER FRESH – Drinking Water Freshener

Aqua Pro 25’ White Drinking Water Hose

Zero G 25’ Drinking Water Hose with Tru-Flex Core to prevent kinking

Brass 90’ Hosesaver

WHEEL RELATED ITEMS

Graduated Scale Levels with Adhesive Mount

Plastic Wheel Chocks – Prevent rolling – durable high-impact plastic

Tire Minder Tire Pressure Monitor

Step Stabilizer

Winnebago Tire Gauge

Lynx Caps (4)

Lynx Levelers – The Original RV Leveling System

Ultra Tyre Guard – With exclusive ADCO Bungee Ball Type securing system with reinforced grommets

BLACK & GRAY HOLDING TANK RELATED ITEMS

20’ Rhino Flex RV Sewer Kit – RV Sewer hose kit

RV Hydroflush – Breaks up plugged waste tanks

GatorSkin Nitrile Mechanics Gloves  – Textured surface for better grip

Aqua-Foam RV Toilet Cleaner

Porta-Pak Holding Tank Deoderizer – With Portion Control System

Duraflex Soft Sponge Gasket

ELEMONATE Grey Water Deoderizer – Freshens sink and drain lines, deodorizes gray tank

Toilet Tissue

15’ Slunky Hose Support – With deep pocket for added stability

ELECTRICITY RELATED ITEMS

30 Amp to 50 Amp Pigtail Adapter with Handle

Powergrip 50 to 15 Amp Adapter

30 Amp to 20 Amp Adapter

(Additional size Adapters Available)

High Amp Fuse Emergency Kit

25’ Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Surge Guard Model 34730 – RV Power Protection

CLEAN AND PROTECT YOUR RV

Collapsible Full Size Broom

Final Touch Long Handle Brush

CRC Power Lube – Schwintek high performance lubricant

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant – Industrial Grade

303 Aerospace Protectant – Ultimate UV Protection

Bug-Off – For instant bug removal

CAMPING GEAR

Fridge Cool Fan – Cuts initial refrigerator cool-down time by up to 50%

Pop-A-Bag – To organize grocery bags

Fridge/Freezer Thermometer

Flexible Cutting Mat – To protect countertops

Tall Pop-Up Trash Can

Kleer Temp Slim Outdoor Thermometer

Double Refrigerator Barkeepers – to keep items in place

Mini RV Dish Drainer

Stainless Steel Travel Mug

24 oz. Tervis Cup

Flying Insect RV Furnace Screen – For outside furnace fittings

Collapsible XL Cargo Box

WeatherTech Bumpstep

WeatherTech Mat

Slip Stop – Non-adhesive gripping fabric for shelving

Folding Step Stool

Patio Mat and Patio Stakes– Small Mat 36”x68” (Additional Sizes Available)

 

Find these and many more parts in the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department. We ship parts throughout the United States and Canada. We also offer a 10% discount on all Winnebago and Itasca parts to Winnebago WIT Members. Call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department today  at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or to order some RV parts or accessories today!

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December Featured Part: Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser

The Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser latches securely onto your RVs sewer outlet. The 45-degree angle allows water to blast directly into the outlet, rinsing out residue. Blaster Pro Tank Rinser features a clear elbow to see when the water runs clear. A gate valve prevents waste from flowing through the hose until done rinsing the tank, and the vacuum breaker prevents backflow into the water hose. Additional features include a four-prong bayonet swivel fitting that easily and securely attaches to the RV’s sewer outlet, and a swivel lug fitting to connect to your sewer hose.
Camco 39085 Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser with Gate Valve

  • Direct jet allows water stream to rinse and flush RV sewer systems
  • Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser securely attached to RV sewer outlet via bayonet swivel fitting
  • Gate valve prevents backflow into sewer hose
  • Vacuum breaker prevents backflow into water hose
  • Clear 45 degree elbow allows direct flow of water into sewer system

For more information, please call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

Tips for Extending the Life of Your RV Tires

In a recent webcast, Ron Lichtsinn covered a few options to extend the life of your RV tires including MULTI SEAL, Nitrogen, and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. You can watch a video of the webcast here.

Extending Your RV Tire LifeMULTI SEAL – Extend tire life and protect the people and equipment that are riding on them. Originally designed specifically for the US and UK military, since 1981 MULTI SEAL has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks.

Using proprietary formulas and ingredients, MULTI SEAL products are blended in the United States specifically for industrial segments. MULTI SEAL is the world leader for superior tire sealant technology.

The name of the game is prevention. MULTI SEAL’s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Prevention also means keeping all tires properly inflated to avoid lower performance and decreased tire life. MULTI SEAL tire sealants combined with a regular tire maintenance program can result in a dramatic economic savings.

NITROGEN – There are many reasons to make the switch from regular air to nitrogen. Tires filled with nitrogen maintain consistent tire pressure which saves drivers money by increasing gas mileage and extending the life of their tires. Using nitrogen in your tires, is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. In fact, many environmental groups are encouraging the use of nitrogen in tires in order to improve gas mileage and reduce the number of rubber tires that need to be replaced through wear and tear on the road.

Proper inflation is the key to improving gas mileage and nitrogen doesn’t lose pressure as temperatures rise and fall. Motorists can improve gas mileage by 4-10 percent simply by keeping their tires properly inflated. Nitrogen molecules are bigger than oxygen molecules, so nitrogen seeps out more slowly from tires than air; nitrogen resists heat buildup better than air, which contains moisture; and nitrogen reduces oxidation, which can damage the tire from the inside out, proponents say. Nitrogen is an inert gas, so there are no safety or environmental issues.

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM – A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a device that monitors tire pressure and alerts you if a tire issue occurs. Your tires are an important part of your RV, you can not only ruin a trip with an unexpected tire blowout, you will also be looking at spending a great deal of money.

A TPMS provides alerts for tire issues. The main cause for a blow-out is under or over-inflated tires. A tire pressure monitoring system will allow it’s user to be warned of such conditions, helping them to avoid a blow-out. TPMS that provide temperature warnings can also provide an early warning of issues such as locked brakes.

TireMinder is the #1 Tire Pressure Monitoring System in North America. TireMinder is a great TPMS solution for your RV, MotorHome, 5TH Wheel, Motor Coach, Trailer, and more. With its easy to program interface and fantastic customer support, it’s no wonder why Motor Home & Trailer Life magazines reader’s voted TireMinder #1 for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems 3 years in a row.

You can purchase the TireMinder Tire Pressure Monitoring System from the Lichtsinn RV parts department by calling 1-800-343-6255, emailing parts@lichtsinn.com or visiting https://www.lichtsinn.com/rv-parts.

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

Winegard ConnecT 2.0

The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 creates an RV hotspot and maximizes speed, reliability and range from both WiFi and 4G LTE networks, ensuring customers can stay connected to their smartphones, laptops, media players and other devices.

The ConnecT 2.0 models are simple and quick to setup with step-by-step onscreen instruction to connect to all your devices in just seconds. Security is a top priority, and customers only need to setup their secure network once for peace of mind.

The products offer Advanced WiFi protected access, a separate guest network access option, and double firewall protection. The Connect 2.0 family of products comes in a sleek, low-profile dome.

The ConnecT 2.0 is a convenient aftermarket accessory, available from Lichtsinn RV’s Parts Department.

To order a Winegard ConnecT 2.0 please contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com

Blue Ox Family of Products

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!

Dinghy towing or towing your vehicle behind your motorcoach with all four wheels on the ground is by far the safest and most convenient way to bring your passenger car, truck or SUV. Although no manufacturer has yet to engineer a plug-and-play setup directly from the factory, it’s never been simpler to equip both dinghy and motorhome for road usage. Lichtsinn RV’s parts department sells Blue Ox’s family of products for sale including the Ascent and the Avail tow bars.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE BLUE OX FAMILY OF PRODUCTS HERE.

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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