Winnebago Vita vs. the Competition

With more than 14 years of Sprinter RV experience, Winnebago designed the innovative Vita and Porto to be the most trouble-free and easy to operate Sprinter class C in the industry. Best of all, the new Vita and Porto provide industry-leading Winnebago quality and performance at an affordable price. Here are a few of the advantages of the Winnebago Vita and Porto over the competition.

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Best-in-Class OCCC – The Winnebago Vita and Porto are segment leaders for occupant and cargo carrying capacity. The OCCC is listed on the required yellow weight label that you can find inside one of the entry doors to the motorhome. The OCCC figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, food, tools, and personal belongings, including the weight of all the fresh water that you carry. Even the weight you put on the hitch must be included in your cargo calculation and the total must be less than the OCCC for safe operation of your RV. Based on the option and floorplan selection, the View and Navion typically provide well over 1,000 pounds, while the new Vita and Porto were designed to provide up to 1,800 pounds of capacity.

Increased Maneuverability – At just 24’7” the Winnebago Vita and Porto lead the class in maneuverability and allow users to park in smaller campsites that the competitor’s coaches may not be able to. The Winnebago Vita and Porto also have a 5,000-lb. tow hitch and plenty of OCCC to be able to tow a small vehicle.

Standard Solar – 200-watts of solar help keep your batteries fully charged and extend off-the-grid use. The Vita and Porto’s solar system is also expandable up to 450-watts. Most RVs in this segment come with solar prep or solar as an option for an additional fee.

1,000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter – The Winnebago Vita and Porto’s 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter safely powers electronics including the refrigerator, TV’s and certain 110V outlets from the coach batteries. This allows you to safely power your personal electronics without fear of a surge.

Dual Group 31 Batteries – The Vita has industry-leading battery capacity from the dual group 31 batteries providing 210 Amp Hours. The competitors either come with a single RV battery or dual batteries that do not have the 210 Amp Hours.

Connectivity Roof Port Wiring Access – Easy wire path for outdoor equipment to the inside of the coach. Allows the owner to install their desired equipment – like WiFi boosters, antennas, etc. As equipment becomes outdated, this port allows for easy change out and replacement for new equipment/wiring to be run inside the coach.

Unique Bathroom Layout – The bathroom door design in the Winnebago Vita and Porto 24P provides a large passageway to enter or exit the corner bath. When the door is closed, it creates a 90-degree corner for more usable inside space. Easy entry and exit are possible with the slideroom extended or retracted.

Compressor Refrigerator – The Winnebago Vita and Porto have the largest refrigerator in the class and are the only ones that have a compressor refrigerator. Compressor refrigerators run more efficiently and cool more effectively than absorption refrigerators.

Flexible, Multi-Use Storage – The Vita and Porto’s flexible storage areas are designed to be configurable for multiple uses, such as a pantry or a closet.

Winnebago SuperStructure Design – Winnebago’s SuperStructure design creates a durable and strong motorhome. Key elements include – roof, sidewall, and floor interlocking joints, laser-cut steel and aluminum substructure, advanced E-Coating for corrosion protection, Thermo-Panel composite sidewalls with welded tube framework, thermal break and embedded steel plates for secure cabinet and appliance attachment.

Large Full-Wall Slideroom – The Vita and Porto 24P have a large full-wall slideroom that encompasses a large section of the drivers side and is 3 ft. deep.

New SuperShell Sleeper Deck – Winnebago’s exclusive SuperShell composite hull is produced in a closed mold with injected urethane foam sandwiched the fiberglass outer shell and an interior panel. This superior design strengthens the cab over area and improves the sound and thermal comfort while also reducing the weight and potential for leaks and squeaks.

Rear Corner Bed – The Vita and Porto 24F offer an 80″ length corner bed for sleeping comfort. The 24F rear corner bed is the largest in its class.

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 Reasons Why the Winnebago Adventurer is a Great RV!

The Winnebago Adventurer is back, packed with user-friendly features and more value than ever before. The Adventurer’s five floorplans offer plenty of living space and ample storage, whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or the adventure of a lifetime. The Adventurer is loaded with features and amenities typically reserved for diesel pushers, including full-body paint with chrome mirrors, Corian countertops in the galley and bath, Primera®-covered furnishings, Versa drivers seat, MCD solar/blackout roller shades, and much more. If you prefer a gas coach but want diesel-level amenities at a terrific value, the new Adventurer is built for you! Built on the Ford F53 Chassis with the Triton V10 Engine you’ll get the ride that goes along with the interior comfort.

The Winnebago Adventurer
The Winnebago Adventurer

Here are our 5 reasons why the Winnebago Adventurer is a Great RV- 

  1. 5 Spacious Family-Friendly Floorplans – The Adventurer comes in 5 spacious, family-friendly floorplans ranging from 28′ to 37′ with various sleeping, eating and entertaining spaces. All 5 floorplans come with a walk around queen bed and either a dream dinette or Glide ‘n Dine dining table with TrueComfort+ Sofa.
  2. SuperStructure Steel Frame Unlike some manufacturers, Winnebago uses steel, not wood, to create a strong, durable cab substructure. Winnebago mounts their windshields securely with non-hardening sealants, just like an automobile. By using an advanced alignment system when mounting the cab to the chassis, Winnebago ensures a sturdy, square foundation and a safer RV.
  3. Driver and Passenger Friendly Cab Area – The Adventurer Versa driver’s seat with 6-way power assist lets you take command in total comfort. The Primera cab seats include two-position armrests, lumbar support, and multi-adjustable slide/recline functions; they also swivel to serve as lounge seats in camp. A dash workstation with USB and 12-volt power lets the co-pilot work or relax en route. The 10″ color touch screen rearview/sideview monitor system keeps you both informed and entertained with it’s Bluetooth and SiriusXM capabilities.
  4. Plentiful Exterior Storage – The Adventurer features anywhere from 122.2 – 137 cubic ft. of exterior storage, including pass through storage. You and your family will not want for storage in Winnebago Adventurer.
  5. Outside Entertainment Area – Entertaining or Tailgating… The Winnebago Adventurer’s exterior entertainment area will keep the party going. Complete with an exterior TV, speakers, DVD player, and AM/FM radio the Adventurer is the perfect RV for enjoying entertainment outside under your powered patio awning with LED lights.

Check out our Winnebago Adventurer inventory here.

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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How to go Dry Camping

One of the greatest things about having an RV is the ability to get in on dry camping or boondocking. Unfortunately, many RVers don’t even know this opportunity exists and therefore miss out entirely.

If RV dry camping is something you’d like to try but you’re not sure how to get started, this is the article for you. Here we will address common boondocking questions and let you in on our favorite dry camping tips.

Some of you may be wondering, “What does dry camping mean?” Basically, this is a term that means camping without any hookups whatsoever. Dry camping, also known as boondocking, can be done on private property (with permission, of course), on government-owned lands, or anywhere else you can find a place to park legally. In most cases this is free camping, so it’s a great option for those on a tight budget.

Tips for Dry Camping

The next thing that most people want to know is how to dry camp. Our number one tip is to dip your toes in first and build up to longer trips as you find your own boondocking groove.

Water Tips: 
Without water or sewer hookups, you will want to learn some ways to carry extra water, how to conserve this precious resource, and ways to get rid of the waste water properly.

Get a bladder — A water bladder such as this one is a great way to carry extra water. Use it to refill your fresh water tank when it runs dry.

Change your shower head and faucets — A low-flow shower head as well as low-flow faucets, can save a lot of water.

Reuse shower or dish water — Instead of using fresh water to flush your toilet, collect your dish and shower water and use it when it’s time to flush. This saves fresh water and makes more room in your gray tank when needed.

Shower less — Of course, showering less helps too. Dry shampoo and wipes help a lot.

Invest in a blue boy — A blue boy can hold onto waste water when your tanks get full and you’re unable to make it to a dump station. It’s also easier to transport a blue boy to and from a dump station than it is to move your entire rig every time you need to dump.

Electricity Tips
Beside water, you’ll also need to find ways to conserve and create electricity when boondocking. Obviously, things like running the air conditioner or a hair dryer are typically out of the question without electric hookups, and even things like lights and vent fans can drain a battery faster than you might imagine.Revel Boondocking

Change to LED lighting — Changing all of your lights to LED will help save electricity.

Get a solar panel — A portable solar panel is relatively inexpensive and can be extremely helpful when it comes to keeping your RV battery topped up.

Invest in more batteries — Of course, having more batteries to work with will also mean more electricity to use when off-grid. Combine these with multiple solar panels for best results.

Use a generator — Most motorhomes come with a camping generator. Meanwhile, those using travel trailers will need to invest in a separate one. Either way, using a generator is a great way to top up your battery and even run the A/C on really hot afternoons. Just be aware that generators shouldn’t be run constantly, or at night out of respect for other campers.

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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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Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV – Educational Orientations

You will Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV! Starting when you pick up the phone or chat with us online, you will see why the Lichtsinn RV Experience is the best.

Experience the Best Video Educational Orientation

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One of the key advantages of buying your new Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV is our half day educational orientations lead by our RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician. If you read our guest reviews on Facebook and Google, you will see our educational orientations are highly recommended. When you purchase your RV at Lichtsinn RV, you will receive a half-day educational orientation on your RV from an RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV or giving your educational orientation has the specific skills needed to do so. This educational orientation is valued at over $600 and is complimentary with your purchase. During your half day orientation, the RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician will ensure you know how to use your RV by covering each switch, feature, maintenance and warranty item.

If you want to see what our half day educational orientations are like, you can check out our orientations on the Winnebago Era Orientation VideoWinnebago Travato 59KL Pure3 Lithium Powered Orientation VideoWinnebago Travato 59G Orientation VideoWinnebago Travato 59K Orientation VideoWinnebago View/Itasca Navion Orientation Video and Winnebago Revel Orientation Video.

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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Take the Winnebago Motorhome Factory Tour

Visit the largest motorhome manufacturing facility in the world, Winnebago Industries, Inc., headquartered in Forest City on a campus that we refer to as the most productive 60 acres in North Iowa. Founded in 1958, “Winnebago” became a household word and became the first recreation vehicle manufacturer to build motorhomes in an automotive-style assembly line system. We build our motorhomes in one of the most technologically advanced RV manufacturing facilities in existence today.

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Free Winnebago Motorhome Factory Tours – 

Forest City, IA – Class A & Class C Motorhomes:

  • Twice daily (Monday through Thursday) April through October at 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Special accommodations can be arranged for large tour groups. Reservations are recommended to ensure a space on the tour.
  • Close-toed shoes are required.
  • Safety glasses, safety vest and hearing protection provided/required on tours.

Lake Mills, IA – Class B Motorhomes:

  • Daily (Monday through Thursday at 9:30 and Friday at 9:30 & 1:00) April through October
  • Reservations are recommended to ensure a space on the tour.
  • Close-toed shoes are required.
  • Safety glasses, safety vest and hearing protection provided/required on tours.

All motorhome production tours start at the Winnebago Visitors Center in Forest City, IA.

When you are in Forest City for the Winnebago Factory Tour, make sure to stop by Lichtsinn RV to see the finished product! We are just 1 mile north of the Forest City facility and on the way to the Lake Mills facility.

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 Top 15 Camping Cities in the US

You already know you’re going camping this year. The only question is: where to?

If you’ve never traveled by motorhome or trailer before, you may be wondering how to go about finding camping spots — or how to narrow down the best places to camp from the huge number of options on your destination bucket list. The good news is, the U.S. is chock-a-block full of amazing places to explore in your RV. The only problem is trying to see them all in just one lifetime!

Which means, of course, that you’ve got some narrowing down to do. After all, most of us can’t quite afford to be on permanent vacation. (Full-time RV living is a thing though, and quite a popular one.

But whether you’re a weekend warrior looking for a quick getaway spot or planning your next epic cross-country road trip, we’ve put together some of the very best campgrounds and camping locations in the U.S.A — and some surefire tips to help you find great spots no matter where you’re headed.

The Top Camping Spots in the U.S.

In no particular order, here are some of the best places to go camping in the U.S., including national parks which have some of the top campgrounds in the nation.

1. Moab, Utah

Nestled right between two of the most popular national parks in the system — Arches and Canyonlands — Moab is the perfect place to plant yourself if you’re looking to explore southeastern Utah’s surreal desert landscape. See the stunning, delicate expanses of sandstone arches and glowing red mesas carved by centuries of geological activity, or take a thrilling whitewater ride down the ancient Colorado River.

Plus, once you’ve had your fill of outdoor fun (if that’s possible), Moab itself has a whole lot to offer in the way of slightly-citified excitement. Enjoy a bite at one of its many well-loved local eateries, or meander through its gift shops and informational centers. The town is also home to a variety of museums with tons of local historical artifacts and educational opportunities. The Museum of Moab has a world-class collection of dinosaur bones on display, too — so it’s a can’t-miss if you have an aspiring paleontologist along for the ride!

2. Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Montana


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If your camping bucket list includes Glacier National Park — and whose doesn’t? — don’t miss the chance to enjoy this quaint northern Montana town while you’re in the area. Along with a plethora of shops from which to source your (absolutely mandatory) bear spray, Whitefish also offers a vibrant art scene, as well as an array of culinary delights you might not have expected to find at such an extreme latitude. Meander through the many galleries that line the small, walkable downtown, and then dip into one of its breweries or fine restaurants to take the edge off. A personal recommendation: visit Montana Coffee Traders, which combines a restful atmosphere with great java and a slam-dunk menu of freshly-cooked breakfast options. (No, they’re not paying us to say this.)

3. Saint Augustine, Florida

Not only is Saint Augustine one of the best places to go camping on the east coast — it’s also one of the oldest. Actually, it’s the oldest city in America, not just on the east coast but overall. Settled all the way back in 1565 by Spanish explorers, the city’s been constantly inhabited by one population or another for more than 450 years. (And yes, that makes it older than both Plymouth Rock and Jamestown.)

This beachside gem is the perfect spot to set up camp along the dunes, perhaps at Anastasia State Park. The sites are affordable, but the sights are downright priceless, and you’re just a few minutes’ drive from the town’s historic center, with all manner of food, drink, shopping, and — of course — ghost tour options to choose from. Experiences you are absolutely not allowed to miss: cannon firings at the Castillo de San Marcos, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city streets, shopping on St. George Street, and cocktails at the Ice Plant to round it all out. Oh, and an ice cream-topped waffle at Cousteau’s. (Thank us later.)

4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains stands out from its US national parks peer group in a variety of ways. For one thing, it’s the most popular. For another, few of the national parks have such a vibrant gateway city — and fewer still are free to enter.

With hundreds of miles of hiking trails along some of the most lushly green mountain paths you’ll ever see, Great Smoky Mountains is a can’t-miss destination, especially for native east coasters. Covering more than 522,427 acres, the park is a reasonable drive from a huge number of eastern metropoles, and offers much-needed natural respite to those city dwellers. And even if Gatlinburg is a little bit out of your way, it’s worth the extra miles to stay there. You can round out your days of outdoorsy exploration with all sorts of mountain town fun, from tastings at moonshine distilleries to ski lifts that operate even in the summer. (Oh, and Pigeon Forge is just half an hour up the road, home to a downright disproportionate number of dinner shows and live entertainment options. No wonder Dolly Parton loves it here so much!)

5. Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms, California

If you’ve yet to go to this alien desert landscape, where the trees twist into the sky like reaching arms, you won’t regret setting your RV GPS to Joshua Tree — or its unique neighboring town, Twentynine Palms. (Fun fact: there’s actually an old song about the city, or at least one of its citizens, and if you’re anything like the author of this post, you’ll find it ridiculously catchy.)

This weird little desert city is just that: weird. Be sure to take the time out of your Joshua Tree experience to visit and take notice of such attractions as its collection of love signs or grab a cooling brew at the Joshua Tree Saloon. Temperatures can easily top 100 degrees in the summertime, so you’ll need the breather.

6. Monterey Bay, California

Yes, we’ve definitely touted this place before on our destination lists… but it’s easily one of the best places to go camping on the west coast. Nestled between the urban insanity (which we mean in a good way!) of California’s bay area and the serene beauty of Big Sur, Monterey Bay is a great place to camp no matter which side of the landscape you’re exploring.

Along with its variety of driveable day-trip options, Monterey itself is home to some not-to-be-missed attractions, including the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and the scenic Fisherman’s Wharf. Pebble Beach, which hosts a renowned annual food and wine festival, is just minutes away, as is Carmel-by-the-Sea — and just a few minutes there will quickly make you understand why Clint Eastwood chose it over Hollywood.

7. Grand Canyon National Park and Flagstaff, Arizona

It’s one of the most famous, if not the most famous, national parks for a reason. But the city that lies just an hour south of it is not to be missed, either. Home to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff has way more than its fair share of arts and culture to explore for a town of its size, not to mention the abject beauty of the surroundings.

You could camp in town and drive up to the rim for the day, or camp inside the national park and make a day trip down to Flagstaff. But either way, don’t do yourself the disservice of missing either of these epic Arizonan travel destinations.

8. Hood River, Oregon


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Set along the banks of the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River is the perfect camping alternative to Portland. After all, you can still get to town in a day — but you’ll be closer to what you likely really came for: that inimitable Pacific northwest landscape and its endless array of outdoor activity opportunities.

Oh, and did we mention the insane view of the mountain it’s named after?

The town itself is small, but big enough to have all the resources you need to round out an epic Oregon vacation. enjoy one of the craft brews the state’s known for, or, if you’d rather, take in some world-class wine tasting. If all else fails, you can always spend the afternoon watching the windsurfers on the Columbia… or better yet, joining their ranks yourself!

9. Yachats, Oregon


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Yes, Oregon’s so nice we’re listing it twice — and the coast is a whole different thing from exploring the interior.

Although you wouldn’t be remiss to camp nearly anywhere along this stretch of boulder-strewn, tidepool-punctuated coastline, Yachats (pronounced “ya-HOTS”) easily numbers among the most beautiful places in the world, let alone the country. Enjoy the quaint town’s quiet offerings of fresh local seafood and handcrafted beers, and keep your eyes peeled on the ocean: you may just see gray whales breaching. Hike Cape Perpetua for a view you won’t soon forget, and then meander along the coast itself to see the strange effects of an eon of the water crashing against the continent: with names like Thor’s Well and Devils Churn, how can you resist?

10. Asheville, North Carolina Image via ashevillechamber.org

The perfect combination of mountain wilderness and downtown wildness, Asheville stands out among all U.S. cities as a camping contender. Whether it’s manmade or natural, you can’t walk ten feet in Asheville without finding something breathtaking to look at.

And it’s inarguably fun, too. For one thing, the locals contend they have the highest number of breweries per capita (though Portlanders would argue), which makes it easy to kick back after the long day you’ll doubtlessly spend hiking, biking, or waterfall-sliding in the lush surrounding landscapes. Oh, and don’t forget about the amazing local art community, which has proliferated from the River Arts district into the town at large. (If you’ve got a white, grab a quick cup of joe at Summit Coffee, where you might just catch some amazing local talent at the mic.)

11. Taos, New MexicoImage via 5280.com

Unless you’re a ski bunny, you may not have heard the name of this northern New Mexico charmer before. (And if you are a skier or snowboarder, we’re here to tell you that this locale is a worthy destination in summer or winter.)

For one thing, the view of Mt. Wheeler — the tallest in the state — and its surrounding chain of southern Rockies will absolutely floor you, especially at sunset. And that’s before you head to dinner at one of the many local eateries serving up some of the best Mexican cuisine you’ve ever had. It’s no wonder such a scenic town is a haven for artists, and you’ll have ample opportunities to peruse their productions as you walk around the town’s square. And just an hour and a half south, you can double down on the arts-and-outdoors experience in the state’s capital city of Santa Fe. Oh, did we mention there are two world-class hikable hot springs within easy driving distance, not to mention the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge? There’s a reason they call this place the “Land of Enchantment.” (Speaking of which, don’t miss your chance to drive the famous Enchanted Circle!

12. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine

Epic granite peaks collide with crashing ocean waves in this gem of the northeastern coast. No matter how you slice it, Acadia is easily one of the most scenic places on earth — and its gateway town of Bar Harbor could easily have its picture beside either “quaint” or “charming” in the dictionary. (Or both.)

Along with the bounty of beautiful sweeping views, visitors to the Maine coastline can find their way into historic lighthouses and all manner of world-class restaurants — you won’t go hungry, especially if you like seafood. Shops, galleries, and museums also abound, drawing visitors in and beckoning them to extend their stays longer and longer.

13. Sandpoint, Idaho

Lake shores, mountain slopes, and a vibrant city — all tucked away in the often-overlooked Idaho panhandle. Sun Valley might get all the glory, but a visit to Sandpoint will prove that great things come in small packages, whether you’re looking to hike, climb, waterski, or just kick back and enjoy the scenery.

Northern Idaho is also home to some of the best remote hot springs in America… although finding them might be a bit of a challenge. Locals like to keep these best-kept-secrets just that: kept. So try and make some friends while you’re in town — you might just get taken along on a soak if you’re not considered a stranger!

14. Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder, Colorado


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Anyone who’s been to the Front Range can tell you that the Rocky Mountain high is real. And hip, bustling Boulder is the perfect place to serve as home base while you enjoy all that Colorful Colorado has to offer.

With its upscale outdoor mall at Pearl Street and its array of artisan coffees and brews, Boulder has just about everything an urbanite could want… all under the closeby gaze of those epic, challenging, unendingly beautiful mountains. Even if you don’t go into the national park proper, there’s tons of stuff to do, with the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests right there, ready to be explored.

The surrounding cities are worth checking out, too; everyone knows about Denver, of course, but Fort Collins should show up on more travel lists. If you do end up there, make sure you make time to take in a film at The Lyric, one of the weirdest, most awesome little indie theaters this author’s ever been to.

15. Custer, South Dakota


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Herds of wild bison, Needles Highway, Mount Rushmore, and just the plain-old wonder of the Black Hills themselves — no wonder this corner of South Dakota is considered one of the best places to go camping in the midwest. Try your hand — er, foot? feet? lungs? — at summiting Black Elk Peak, and keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats while you’re at it. And yes, the buffalo do roam here, often right by the roadside, but you’ll want to be sure to keep your distance.

As it grows in popularity, the Black Hills region has also become a somewhat surprising oasis of cuisine and culture, tucked away in an otherwise rural area. Learn more about western history at one of the may museums or interpretive centers, and finish it off with a meal fit for a king. It’s all waiting for you in Custer!

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Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV – No Delivery Miles

You will Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV! Starting when you pick up the phone or chat with us online, you will see why the Lichtsinn RV Experience is the best.

One of the key advantages of buying your new Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV 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.

Watch our Experience the Best – No Delivery Miles video here

Picking up your brand-new Winnebago motorhome is a day filled with excitement and wonder as you explore and test every component, part and gadget in your RV. After you wrap up your day at the dealership, the sales person hands you the keys to your new rig and you are off to enjoy your first night in your RV. As you hit the open road, you look down and realize your brand-new Winnebago already has 1,000+ miles on it… But how is that possible if the Winnebago is new? RVs are too big to be transported using semis, so RV manufacturers hire drivers to drive an RV from where it is built to the dealer. So, your RV will arrive with hundreds to thousands of miles on the engine and who knows what else…

Do you know where your Winnebago was before you took the keys? Learn more here

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. Winnebago and 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.

Factory-fresh Winnebago motorhomes without any delivery miles is just one way you will Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV. See all of the ways you will Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV here.

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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Sleeping Options in the Winnebago Vita 24P

The Winnebago Vita and Porto combine Mercedes-Benz fuel-efficiency and durability with Winnebago’s legendary build quality and innovative features. The 24P features spacious interior, multi-purpose storage, plenty of sleeping configurations and the result is a compact and easy driving package that is perfect for solo travelers, couples or families.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON SLEEPING OPTIONS IN THE WINNEBAGO VITA 24P HERE

Option 1: SuperShell Sleeper Deck 

Winnebago Vita 24P Overhead Bed

Winnebago’s exclusive SuperShell composite hull is produced in a closed mold with injected urethane foam sandwiched between the fiberglass outer shell and an interior panel. This superior design strengthens the cab over area and improves sound and thermal comfort, while also reducing weight and the potential for leaks and squeaks. The sleeping surface is 49″ x 87″ and comes with a ladder and privacy curtains. The sleeping surface supports 450-lbs, perfect for kids.

Option 2: Extendable Dinette Expandable Dinette in Winnebago Vita 24P

The dinette in the Winnebago Vita switches from a dinette with two seat belts and a storage compartment to a sleeping surface with expandable sleeping for 40″ x 76″ without the expandable sleeping the dinette sleeps 40″ x 64″.

Option 3: Queen Walk Around Bed 

Walk Around Queen Bed in Vita 24P

The Winnebago Vita 24F features a walk around queen bed that extends from the driver’s side slideout. This walk around queen bed measures 60″ x 75″ and has nightstands on both sides.

 

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 RV, excellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business office, superior accommodations, no-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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The Winnebago Boldt’s VS30 Chassis

Inspired by German explorer and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, the Winnebago Boldt was developed for agile adventure. Built on the new Mercedes-Benz VS30 Chassis with the exclusive Pure3 Advanced Energy System, it perfectly blends innovation and comfort on the road. The Winnebago Boldt features the brand-new Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis that possess innovative safety and technology features owners will adore.

Mercedes-Benz VS30 Powertrain –

The new Sprinter’s design evolution features a reshaped grille, fenders, and lights, plus a new rear window. The cabin area redefines comfort with ergonomic seats, a redesigned instrument cluster, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel offers 325 lb.-ft. of torque or power with 188 horsepower and Mercedes-Benz’ 7G-Tronic automatic 7 speed transmission with grade-braking assist. The 7G-Tronic automatic transmission has shorter acceleration times without sacrificing fuel economy.

Winnebago Boldt

Safety Enhancements –

When Mercedes built the new Sprinter, they didn’t just aim to set a new benchmark for vans – they set out to make one of the safest vans on the road, period. To accomplish this lofty goal, Mercedes brought all of their legendary knowledge, research, and development to the task.

Cab Area in the Winnebago Boldt

Active Brake Assist senses the likelihood of a collision with a vehicle ahead and sends both a visual and audible warning followed by initiating autonomous braking, and an industry exclusive to include pedestrian active braking.

The new active distance distronic is an intelligent cruise control system that senses traffic conditions and actively controls your speed to keep you at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The new active lane keep assist will provide you with visual and audible warnings if your van leaves its lane unintentionally.

Blind spot assist including Rear Cross Traffic Alert – employs automatic braking to avoid a collision with traffic crossing the vehicle’s path including traffic passing while the van is backing up.

Crosswind Assist detects strong gusts of crosswind and helps the driver to stay on course. At speeds over 50 mph it corrects the vehicle’s course by means of automatic braking intervention on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind.

New 360 Camera simplifies parking and overall maneuvering with extended safety support from the 360-degree camera system.

LED High Performance Headlights improve illumination, maximizing the view of the road ahead while further enhancing the vehicle’s overall aesthetic with a sleek optional front-end design

Technology –

The Boldt will have connectivity like never before with the new Sprinter Chassis. It starts with the large 10” MBUX touch screen with the “Hey Mercedes” operating system with intelligent voice control and natural speech recognition. The MBUX’s infotainment center features USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM, and a mobile hot spot in the van. The Boldt also features Mercedes-Benz’ Mercedes PRO functionality. Mercedes PRO users can access mobile WiFi and Car to X communication, one of the new Mercedes PRO connect services. Receive a warning in your new Sprinter with Car to X communication if there is heavy rain, fog, icy roads, or accidents ahead. This service is based on automatically collated data from all the vehicles using this technology, drivers get notifications when other drivers encounter a hazardous condition. The Mercedes PRO features require a Mercedes PRO account which is an additional fee.

Boldt Touch Screen

The Winnebago Boldt has several innovative features that will improve the RV experience for owners. You can see our Boldt inventory here.

See our Winnebago Boldt inventory here.

For more information on this floorplan, please call 1-800-343-6255 and speak with one of our Winnebago Factory Trained Sales Consultants.

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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Top Questions from our Webcast on the Winnebago Vita

We recently held our monthly interactive webcast on the Winnebago Vita and Porto. You can watch our webcast here. Below are the top questions we received during the webcast about the Winnebago Vita.

February Webcast on the Winnebago Vita and Porto

What is the difference between the Vita and the Porto?
Nothing. They are both built by the same people, on the same lines, with the same quality materials. They offer the same options and standard features and are the same price.

What are the benefits of the OCCC in the Vita related to competitors?
OCCC is how much stuff, water and people you can carry in your RV. The Vita and Porto offer up to 1,600-lbs. Some competitors, like the Forest River product only offer 600-lbs of OCCC which once you get your people and water on board you are at max capacity.

Where do the Vita and Porto fit in the Winnebago compact coach line-up?
The Vita and Porto are built on the same chassis as the current (2019) Winnebago View and Navion. The Vita and Porto are Winnebago’s offering of the Mercedes-Benz Class C Sprinter Chassis at a more entry-level price.

What are the optional features in the Vita and Porto?
Exterior Paint Option – Canyon standard graphics, Canyon deluxe graphics, Pacific standard graphics or Pacific deluxe graphics
Diesel vs. LP Generator

Should I get a diesel generator?
In our experience, the pre-owned Views and Navions we receive with diesel generators typically have less than a 100 hours on them. So if you take the upfront expense of about $4,000 – you would pay $40 – $50 an hour to run your generator. And diesel generators do not offer any additional resale value over LP generators.

Why are the options so simple in the Winnebago Vita?
Winnebago made many of the features in the Winnebago Vita standard – and the competitors either don’t offer the feature or they cost an additional fee. Like the standard 200-watts of solar, the 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, and the electric stabilizer jacks.

What is the MPG rating of the Vita and Porto?
Conservatively 16-18 MPG based on the testimonials of the Winnebago View and Navion owners that have the same chassis as the Vita and Porto. The Vita and Porto are lighter than the View and Navion so there might be some additional fuel efficiencies gains versus the View and Navion.

What are the new, innovative features in the Winnebago Vita and Porto?
– SuperShell Sleeper Deck – The strong, lightweight SuperShell Sleeper Deck provides added thermal and acoustic insulation.
– Roof Access Wiring Port – allows for the addition of WiFi boosters, cell boosters and other technology without having to cut a hole into the roof of your coach.
– Fresh Water Manifold System – eliminated hundreds of connection ports for increased water pressure and minimizes water consumption.

What are the tank sizes in the WGO Vita and are they heated?
Both floorplans have the same tank sizes with 37 gallon fresh water tank capacity and 41 gallon black and gray tank capacities. And no they aren’t heated, but our RVDA/RVIA certified technicians have the abilities to make them heated by adding the heating pads.

How fast does a compressor refrigerator – like the one in the Vita – drain the batteries on a cloudy or snowy day?
Very little. Very minimal draw off the batteries. The compressor refrigerator was field tested with only group 24 batteries (the Vita has larger, group 31 batteries, solar and the 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter) and the batteries lasted 42 hours.

Do the windows slide in the Vita?
Yes – they do slide open and the large windows allow for great fresh air ventilation. The Vita has a sealed MaxxAir fan, the galley has a roof vent, and the bathroom has a powered ventilator fan.

Does the Vita come with front privacy shades?
The Vita does come with front privacy shades that aren’t like the cab curtain that prohibits front cab seat usage.

When will the Winnebago Vita be available?
The Winnebago Vita is currently available. See our inventory here.

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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. See our Winnebago Vita inventory here.