12 Reasons we love the Winnebago Revel

There is so much to love about the Winnebago Revel, a Winnebago Class B Campervan built on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis. As a true 4×4, the Winnebago Revel opens up a world of possibilities with off the grid capabilities and complete four-season comfort.

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Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the Winnebago Revel takes a no nonsense approach to adventure with straightforward design and function driven features. Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a Power Lift Bed/Gear Garage.  A full galley, including a 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all in one bath and gear closet boasts a cassette style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames and snap in screens for fresh air circulation contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability. Add a standard solar power system that is expandable to 510 watts, a dinette with a pull up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the Winnebago Revel: quite simply the most off road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.

And all of this doesn’t even cover the half of why we love the Winnebago Revel. Below we have the top features we love in the Winnebago Revel.

  1. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs ft of torque through an on demand 4WD System, complete with high and low range and a hill descent mode for added off road capability. The VS30 Chassis includes on demand 4-wheel drive with low range which selectively stops individual wheels if wheel spin is detected. This system can be safely driven on dry pavement without the risk of damaging differential locks.
  2. An additional benefit of the Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis is the many active and passive Safety Features that come along with it. These safety features include: Active Brake Assist – In case of any oncoming danger, Active Brake Assist warns drivers and if necessary, will brake for them. As a class leading feature, it is the only system that can recognize and respond to pedestrians. Active Distance Assist Distronic – In high traffic areas, Active Distance Assist Distronic keeps enough distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you to ensure optimal safety. Active Lane Keep Assist – If a driver is ever to unintentionally drift or leave their designated lane, Active Lane Keep Assist immediately alerts them. Traffic Sign Assist – Throughout travel, speed limits can be ever-changing. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly. Blind Spot Assist – Including Rear Cross Traffic Alert:  Blind Spot Assist provides warnings regarding vehicles in the blind spot while Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns about crossing objects when reversing.
  3. The Winnebago Revel is equipped with Automotive Grade Insulation in the Roof, Sidewall and Floor. With an R-Value of 4.4 per square inch, the Winnebago Revel insulation is odor-free and won’t settle as you go off road and in loose terrain. In addition to this the wall insulation is wrapped in a vapor barrier for added protection. Foam laminate insulation is used in the floor of the Revel which provides an in- floor thermal break within the floor insultation. The Revel uses European Style canopy windows with dual pane like properties that include a thermal break and solar reflective property. The Winnebago Revel insulation is built for longevity of the RV.
  4. Storage and living space are maximized with the Winnebago Revel Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch cross coach sleeping surface with a 140 cu. ft. Gear Garage below.
  5. The Winnebago Revel has Heightened Ground Clearance with a shortened passenger side running board so that no modifications need to be made to the exhaust. This additional ground clearance allows you to more easily get in and out of remote locations without the worry of causing damage due to your Winnebago Revel.
  6. The Winnebago Revel has a Power Sliding Cargo Door with Keyless Entry and Interior Control Buttons making getting in and out of the side door of the coach a breeze.
  7. The Winnebago Revel has an optional Performance Wheels Upgrade Package with BF Goodrich TA KO2 all terrain tires LT245/70R17, featuring a longer tread life in dry pavement conditions, with aggressive all terrain traction perfect for gravel, rocky and snowy conditions.  The Method 701 wheels include bead grip technology to seat the bead while running with lower air pressures, a reinforced inner lip, and are one piece cast 356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment
  8. The Winnebago Revel is available with the optional Coleman Mach 10 Non-Ducted Quiet Air Conditioner which is 6-8 decibels quieter than previous models.
  9. The Winnebago Revel is equipped with a digital, thermostatically controlled Hydronic Espar Heat and Hot Water Source, with a diesel burner using the main diesel tank to heat a glycol mixture that is circulated thru heat exchangers for coach heat, and flow adjusted continuous hot water.  This also then heats the freshwater and gray tanks in subfreezing temps.
  10. The MBUX Infotainment System in the Revel makes trips more enjoyable with the Sprinter’s multitude of sophisticated MBUX infotainment optional features, including an oversized 10 inch touchscreen, wireless charging, USB and USB C connections, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  This Infotainment System also Includes advanced GPS navigation built right in and MBUX Hey Mercedes voice guidance and artificial intelligence services. The MBUX system can be controlled with on system controls and steering wheel controls.
  11. 11. The Winnebago Revel Roll-Up Side and Rear Screen Doors are already attached to the Revel so you just need to unhook and zip down to get them in place. The magnetic sides on the screen doors allow you to quickly get in and out of the coach while your screen is down and also secure your pet from getting in and out with Velcro closures. The screen doors provide air flow and eliminate pesky bugs from getting inside your coach. The rear coach roll-up screen includes a full shade rolling all the way down with a screen window for visibility. This screen also provides security from people seeing what is in the gear garage of your coach when the rear doors are open.
  12. The Revel has an All Metal Roof Rack and a detachable, movable Ladder. The ladder allows access from various exterior locations around the coach.

These above features, include the many features we love in the Winnebago Revel.

The power and durability behind the Winnebago Revel on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Chassis coupled with its function-fueled design, powered by the reliability of a 3-liter turbo diesel engine and the freedom of on-demand 4WD…means off-road is never off the table.

 

See the Features we Love in the Winnebago Revel Video

See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Gifts for RVers: National Park Passes

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

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

To purchase the pass –

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The Brand New Winnebago Adventurer 29B

The Adventurer is back and now includes the Winnebago Adventurer 29B floorplan. This floorplan features all the gas luxury amenities of a diesel product, at the convenient price of a gas-powered, Class A motorhome. Built to Winnebago’s high-quality standards using steel SuperStructure, this coach combines durability with comfort, sporting beautiful Corian countertops and expansive sleeping areas. The Adventurer 29B is similar to the extremely popular Vista 29VE floorplan, and features both a sofa and dinette, a walkaround queen bed, powered StudioLoft bed and an exterior tailgate package with entertainment package. The Adventurer 29B sleeps 8.

Adventurer 29B

Interior Highlights: 

  • Upscale galley features beautiful, durable and long-lasting Corian countertops with decorative backsplash.
  • Feel in control and comfortable with the Versa drivers’ seats, with multi-adjustable functions and durable Primera Ultrafabrics.
  • Available StudioLoft bed that boasts a 600 lb. weight capacity for additional sleeping space.
  • BenchMark Dinette with Hi-Low Table with Storage that provides the perfect gathering spot for eating, games or hobbies
  • Walk-around queen size bed
  • 10″ Display Monitor in the Cab

Exterior Highlights: 

  • Built to Winnebago’s high-quality standards using steel SuperStructure manufacturing process
  • 122.2 cubic ft. of exterior storage
  • Popular Tailgate Package featuring outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor Entertainment Package with TV and stereo
Adventurer 29B
The Winnebago Adventurer 29B

 

Adventurer 29B Exterior Kitchen
The Exterior Tailgate Package in the Adventurer 29B

 

Winnebago Adventurer 29B Interior
Winnebago Adventurer 29B Interior

 

BenchMark Dinette with Hi-Low Table
BenchMark Dinette with Hi-Low Table with Storage

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 8 Revel Parts and Accessories

So you just purchased a Winnebago Revel, you may be asking what parts and accessories do I need for it. We asked our RV parts team to identify the most popular parts and accessories Revel owners purchase. Check them out below.

Ram Mounts RAM X-Grip for cell phone or tablet

X Grip Large Phone Mount

is appropriate for a wide variety of applications including driving, boating, cycling and performing. The spring loaded RAM X-Grip features expandable grip arms for quick insertion and release of your phone or tablet. For more intense environments, RAM X-Grip comes with a rubber tether that easily holds your device in place for added piece of mind. Features a high strength composite and stainless-steel construction, spring loaded holder that expands and contracts for perfect fit of your device, rubber coated tips will hold device firm and stable, holder allows for attachment to many RAM ball mounts, and lifetime warranty.

Aluminess Accessories

Aluminess Sprinter Hight Roof Surf Pole for the Winnebago Revel

The Mercedes Sprinter vans are great vehicles for traveling. They have a ton of room and can be converted to motorhomes or mobile garages. The big drawback is their fragile front end. Aluminess offers several accessories that allow you to bring all you gear with you!

Culligan RV and Marine Drinking Water Filter

Culligan Filter for Winnebago Revel

The Culligan RV water filters reduce sediment, chlorine, taste, and odor in the water supply to campers, trailers, motor homes, and boats. Culligan RV filters produce healthier, better tasting water for drinking and cooking while on the road. Filtering dirt and sediment is essential to keeping your RV storage tank clean and clear.

Zero-G RV and Marine Hose

Zero G Marine and RV Hose - 50 Ft. for Winnebago Revel

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 the Zero-G RV and Marine Hose is up to 40% lighter weight than heavy duty vinyl hoses, has kink-free uninterrupted flow, is easy to store – small and compact, has tough G-Force™ woven fiber jacket resists leaks, abrasion and punctures, has a 600+ psi burst rated, provides consistent, high flow equal to a conventional 5/8” hose, flexible and easy to maneuver even in cold weather down to 35°F, and provides lead free, safe drinking water.

RV Surge and Electrical Protection

Surge Guard EMS for Winnebago Revel

Electrical Management System (EMS) helps to protect your RV against voltage fluctuations, power surges and incorrectly wired shore power which can cause severe and costly damage to RV appliances and electronics. Improved design features include: state-of-the-art microprocessors, all weather shield assembly, rugged pull handle, secure locking bracket, built-in scrolling digital display and a tough Lexan® housing. Sleek, compact portable design makes unit easy to use and store. Plug-and-play application.

WeatherTech Bump Steps

WeatherTech Bump Step for Winnebago Reve

BumpStep is a trailer hitch mounted bumper protector that defends your bumper against rear end accidents, dents and scratches. Given its 12″ width, BumpStep can also be used as a step to reach the top roof of your vehicle.

Order your parts online here or call us at 1-800-343-6255 or email us at parts@lichtsinn.com for assistance!

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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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Winnebago Revel Convertibility… The Story

The Winnebago Revel has several convertible features, in this video we go over four of the convertible features in the all-new Winnebago Revel.

Dinette –

Not only does the Winnebago Revel have an expansive Power Lift Bed in the rear of the 4×4 RV, it also can convert the front Bench Seat/Dinette Table into a sleeping surface as well. The Winnebago Flex Bed System makes this possible. The resulting sleeping surface is 71″ in length and is 25″ wide at its widest point.

Exterior Table –

The exterior table is stored in a secure upright position while traveling. To release the table, you first release the locking latches. You will then want to grab the table leg that is stored behind the table and twist it into its position on the table, and then you lower the table down and you have the perfect outdoor eating area.

Cab Chairs –

Both the driver’s and the passenger’s chairs will swivel in their place for added seating in the Revel.

Movable Ladder –

By simply untwisting the locking mechanism on the ladder, you can then lift the ladder up and move it along both sides and the rear of the coach.

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Insect Protection and Poisonous Plants

Article originally seen on Cleverhiker.com

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Most of the time, insects in the wilderness are an annoyance rather than a danger. They will buzz around your ears, cause itchy red bumps, and may even bite through your clothing. But insects like ticks and mosquitoes can also be carriers of viruses and diseases, so it’s best to avoid them and protect yourself whenever possible. Fortunately there are a few common avoidance strategies and chemical products that will greatly reduce insect problems and will often lead to bite free trips.

One of the best ways to avoid bug annoyances is to avoid the bugs altogether. Fall, winter, and early spring are generally cooler times when fewer bugs will be active. You can also limit bug exposure by wearing long-sleeved clothing with a tight enough weave so insects like mosquitoes won’t be able to bite through it.

Consider bringing lightweight mesh bug clothing if you’re easily bothered by bugs and you prefer not to wear bug repellant. This is a cheap, light, and effective method. Avoid all perfumes and scents while you backpack. Even washing your clothing with fragrant fabric softeners and dryer sheets can attract insects. Keeping yourself clean will help too. Mosquitoes and other insects are drawn to the ammonia in your sweat and your odor.

To steer clear of mosquitoes, avoid hiking at dawn and dusk, when they will be most active, and try to camp away from standing water, which they need to reproduce. You can also camp in areas with a strong breeze to limit bug exposure and having small smoky campfires will help as well.

To avoid ticks, keep away from brushy areas and tall grass. Check your body for ticks when you stop for breaks. If you find a tick on your body, use tweezers to grasp it as close to the skin as possible. Pull away from your skin with even pressure. Don’t yank or twist. After removal, wash the area thoroughly. If you develop a rash or fever, see your doctor.

You should also know how allergic you are to bee stings. If you are allergic, it’s a good idea to bring an EpiPen and know how to use it. If you’re not allergic and you get stung, pull out the stinger with your fingers as quickly as possible, use a cold compress to ease the pain, and take antihistamines or pain killers as necessary.

Chemical Insect Treatments
Along with avoiding bugs, you can also use a couple of chemical treatments to greatly increase bug protection to almost to 100% effectiveness. DEET and Permethrin are generally considered the two most effective chemical treatments in bug protection.

DEET is a chemical that goes on exposed skin and Permethrin is a treatment that goes on your clothing. Both are very effective at protecting against a wide range of bugs. DEET is a strong treatment that should only be used on exposed skin in small doses.

Products with higher concentrations of DEET will lasts longer than those with small concentrations. But recent studies have shown that using a formula with 30-35% is about as effective as it gets. After that, a higher percentage of DEET won’t produce any additional protection.

DEET is effective against mosquitoes, ticks, no-see-ums, biting flies, spiders, bees, and other insects. DEET is very effective, but it’s also a very harsh chemical, so many people try to use it as little as possible. DEET can damage plastics, leather, and synthetic fabrics. Keep DEET away from your mouth, eyes, ears, and nose. Don’t spray it on any open wounds or rashes.

Be careful not to inhale it or spray it directly on your face and wash your hands thoroughly before eating food. It’s also a good idea to avoid multi-use products like DEET a sunscreen mix. Instead, put on your sunscreen, wait for it to absorb, and then apply DEET as necessary.

Permethrin is a treatment that should be used on your clothing and some hiking clothing even comes pre-treated. It quickly forms a strong bond with your clothing when it dries and isn’t absorbed easily by the skin.

A Permethrin spray treatment can last up to six weeks and will even last through multiple washes. Permethrin repels and kills ticks, chiggars, mites, and mosquitoes. Using a combination of Permethrin and DEET is about as close as you can get to total insect protection.

Poisonous Plants
Poisonous plants are another common annoyance that can be easily avoided if you know how to spot them in the backcountry. Make sure to know the poisonous plants living in the area that you plan to visit and know how to identify them before your trip.

In North America, poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the plants that you really need to watch out for. In Europe you may need to avoid stinging nettles and giant hogweed. It’s generally a good idea not to touch plants that you can’t identify, especially in winter when many plants don’t have identifying leaves but can still cause reactions.

Around 75% of North Americans are allergic to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. The severity of reactions can vary, including itchy redness, bumps, and blisters. To avoid having to deal with a painful reaction, know how to identify these three plants and don’t touch them.

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak can easily be spotted because of their leave formations. They always grow their leaves in groups of three. Regardless of if the plant is a shrub or a vine, poison ivy and oak will have two leaves attached to a stalk opposite each other and one leave jutting out on a short stem.

That’s where the saying “leaves of three, let it be” comes from. And it’s a very good rule to remember. The leaves of Poison oak and ivy are generally dark green and oily looking but they can change to orange and red in autumn.

Poison sumac much less common and is usually found in swampy areas in the form of a small tree or shrub. Its leaves grow in pairs of 6-12 with one single leaf at the end. The leaves are oval or oblong shape and form a fine tip at the end. They’re bright green throughout the summer and bright red in the fall.

Be careful not to burn any of these plants. The smoke can irritate your skin and enter your lungs to cause very severe reactions.

If you suspect that you have made contact with one of these plants, wash your skin as soon as possible. If you get to it quickly, you might be able to avoid a painful reaction. Also, if you’ve been in contact with a poisonous plant, the oil can remain on your clothing and footwear long after you encountered them. Make sure to wash all your clothes and footwear after you catch a case of poison ivy, oak, or sumac.

Most plants in the outdoors are completely harmless, but it’s important to be able to identify the ones that could cause you a painful and itchy reaction for several weeks. Remember, with insects and poisonous plants, a little knowledge and preparation will go a long way. Bite and itch free trips can be your new standard.

Hike light, hike smart, & have fun

Top 16 Must Have Mobile Apps for All RVers

Best Mobile Apps for RVers RVers know how helpful technology can be when traveling. However, do you know how many apps are on either the Apple or Play store that are aimed at RVers – a ton! Escapees RV Club listed their top 16 must have mobile apps for RVing.

1. Google Maps- Free

The free Google maps application is almost a no-brainer to have handy on your phone. It can replace your paper map altogether while helping you find destinations and businesses along the way, and provides directions, all with the ease of turn-by-turn navigation. We highly recommend the use of Google Maps over Apple maps for more accuracy.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

2. Allstays- $9.99
Allstays massive directory holds more than 28,000 campgrounds. You can easily find what you are looking for by filtering amenities and by type of park, i.e. private, national or state park, BLM land. Once you have found a campground, you can view their website, phone number, and directions. One of the best things about this app is that you can use it with or without Internet!

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

3. Campendium- Free
Created by campers for campers, Campendium has tens of thousands of places to camp. From RV parks to free remote destinations, vetted by a team of full-time travelers and reviewed by 70,000 plus members. Campendium is free to use and it will change the way you find place to call home for the night.

Available for iPhone devices.

4. Waze- Free
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute. This app can help you avoid traffic by being alerted of upcoming road hazards, traffic jams or accidents that are all shared by other drivers. You can also view notes from the report such as how long others have been waiting, how fast the traffic is moving and what the exact situation is.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

5. GasBuddy- Free
GasBuddy lets you search for gas prices by city, state, zip code, with listings for all cities in the USA and Canada. The prices are updated in real-time and show the time it was located, allowing you to fill up on the cheapest gas near you with ease.

 

6. Yelp- Free
Need to find a shop that sells RV parts? Not sure where to eat for dinner? The Yelp app is a great way to find businesses and restaurants near you. You can read and write reviews, get directions, and even view menus and photos!

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

7. WeatherBug- Free
The WeatherBug app makes it easy to view the forecast up to 10 days in advance, which may be very helpful when planning ahead for your next destination. View interactive weather maps, live weather cams, and also view severe weather alerts in areas you might be traveling to.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

8. iExit- $2.99
iExit helps you find the best exit ahead on the highway for all your travel needs. The app automatically locates you on a highway and lets you look hundreds of miles ahead to discover spots at upcoming exits. It can be quite frustrating depending on utilizing highway signs to find your next stop so this will help you save time by planning ahead, whether it’s finding somewhere for gas, food or even free Wi-Fi!

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

9. Key Ring- Free
One of the great things about RVing is that you find new things in every town, which could potentially lead to several loyalty cards to different stores (especially grocery stores) in order to receive discounts. Those pesky cards can fill up your wallet quickly, and this handy app helps you avoid an overstuffed wallet. On top of storing all of your cards in one place, it has coupons for over 15,000 retailers that you can redeem right from your phone.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

10. Wi-Fi Finder- Free
Having trouble with your MiFi card or finding that the Internet in your campground is unreliable? With over 550,000 locations in 144 countries worldwide, this app can help you find free or paid Wi-Fi locations around you. This app works both online and offline and gives you hotspot details, location, and also gives you directions using GPS.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

11. Coverage?- $2.99
Every RVer can utilize this app, but it is a lifesaver for those who heavily rely on good internet signal for work. This is especially great for those who use multiple carriers because you don’t have to flip back and forth between sites. This app contains regional level maps based off of each major carrier’s data map – as found on their website as of our last update. Quickly overlay the carriers you use to create your own personalized coverage map on your device.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

12. SatFinder- Free
SatFinder will easily help you set up your satellite dish each time you move to a new location. It finds your location based on GPS and displays results both as numeric data and graphically on Google maps.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

13. Untappd- Free
This is a great resource for any beer lover! Discover new locations along your travels by utilizing the app to find nearby popular bars and beers. Sometimes it can be hard to find or decide on which local brewery to visit, and this app makes it easy by showing ratings of bars around you and what’s being poured there. You can also share what you’re drinking and where with other beer lovers around the world!

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

14. AllTrails- Free
AllTrails is one of the best ways to discover hiking, running and biking trails near you. You can explore 50,000 hand-curated trail maps plus reviews and photos crowdsourced from millions of users. You can also filter between dog-friendly or kid-friendly destinations. Save your favorite trails, record your adventures and count your calories all within the app.

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

15. Roadside America- $2.99
Never miss another quirky attraction around you! This app specializes in showing you unusual and funny places along the highway. This is a great way to find new adventures during your travel days or locate something in an area you’re staying in.

Available for iPhone devices.

16. RVillage- Free
RVillage is a social platform built specifically for RVers. Within this app you can customize your profile, update your location, find others around you, create a get-together, talk with people in the news feed, share photos and much more!

Available for iPhone and Android devices.

Article originally seen on RVDailyReport.com 

Winnebago Revel De-Winterization… The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-L turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off-road capability.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON WINNEBAGO REVEL DE-WINTERIZATION HERE.

4 Easy Steps to De-Winterize your Winnebago Revel –

  1. Flush as much water through the system as possible using the city fill.
  2. Go to each faucet or appliance that feeds water and bleed each until the water is clear.
  3. Fill your fresh water tank and turn the water pump on.
  4. Again, go to each faucet or appliance that feeds water and bleed each until the water is clear.

Winnebago Revel Fresh Water Drainage Tool… The Story

In the Winnebago Revel, an accessory that is nice to have if you are wanting to drain your fresh water tank is Lichtsinn RV’s fresh water drainage tool. In the Revel, if you want to drain the fresh water tank on the bottom side of the Revel there is a fitting that looks very similar to fittings you will find in residential applications. The fitting uses a square release to run it counterclockwise to open it and then the fresh water tank drains on the ground.

Revel Fresh Water Drainage Tool

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE REVEL FRESH WATER DRAINAGE TOOL HERE. 

Lichtsinn RV created this tool for owners who will want to winterize their Revel using the “dry method” meaning owners will not use RV antifreeze to winterize. This tool is not provided by Winnebago and can be purchased by calling Lichtsinn RV’s Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255 or email us at parts@lichtsinn.com for assistance.

For detailed information on the Winnebago Revel including blogs, videos, gear, and more: CLICK HERE
For Winnebago Revels In-Stock: CLICK HERE

Winnebago Revel GVWR, OCCC, and GCWR… The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-L turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

WATCH RON LICHTSINN DISCUSS THE WINNEBAGO REVEL’S GVWR, OCCC, GCWR, AND MORE IN THIS VIDEO.

Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating – This the weight of the Revel with only a full tank of diesel fuel. 7,190 lbs.

Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) -This is the total weight of all cargo which includes your stuff, you, and the freshwater tanks full. 1,360 lbs.

The unloaded vehicle weight rating + the occupant and cargo carrying capacity = the vehicles’ gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). 8,550 lbs. 

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) This is the maximum weight the Revel can be. This number is the unloaded vehicle weight rating + the occupant and cargo carrying capacity+ any towed vehicles. 13,550 lbs.

Towing Capabilities – The Revel’s maximum towing is found by subtracting the GVWR from the GCWR. You will want to keep this number in mind when you look at the trailer hitch weight rating. Several other RV manufacturers will put a trailer hitch that is rated higher than what the vehicle can actually tow. The Revel can tow 5,000 lbs. and has a 5,000 lbs. trailer hitch.  

Some additional weights you may see if you were to weigh your Revel is the gross axle weight rating for the front axle and the rear axle which are 4,101 lbs. and 5,360 lbs. respectively.