An Overview of the Maxum Chassis and Freightliner V-Ride

The perfect diesel-pusher experience begins starts with a solid base, and Winnebago’s exclusive Maxum Chassis provides the ultimate framework for an unsurpassed ride in a Class A Diesel motorhome. Winnebago’s engineers worked closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis – the proven leader in diesel motorhome chassis – to create the Maxum Chassis: a stronger, better performing chassis. The Maxum Chassis sets the standard for diesel-pusher chassis with its lowered-rail frame providing better handling, a smoother ride, and incredible strength. In fact, the Maxum Chassis is seven times stronger than a raised-rail chassis which minimizes chassis flex and twisting. To top it off, the Maxum Chassis’ lowered-rail design increases the basement storage height allowing for pass-thru storage with room for slideout trays.

Winnebago maxum chassis

In conjunction with the exclusive Maxum Chassis, Winnebago offers Freightliner Custom Chassis’ V-Ride single axle suspension rated at 24,000-lbs. Freightliner Custom Chassis V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.Freightliner Custom Chassis V Ride

Benefits of FCCC V-Ride –

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

FCCC V-Ride vs. the Competition –

FCCC has the Best Class A Ride

  • FCCC has a custom-built drive suspension by FCCC-engineering
  • Competition has an off-the-shelf truck suspension with swiveling bushing

Stability for All

  • FCCC suspensions are rated from 17,500 to 24,000 lbs. and designed exclusively for RV usage
  • Competition uses a generic truck/bus axle configuration

Driver Control

  • FCCC’s V-Ride is the only suspension that controls the weight of a top-heavy vehicle – giving control and confidence to the owner for the life of the coach.
  • Competition is still using technology that FCCC stopped using in 1999.

All motorhomes built on the Freightliner Custom Chassis – including the Maxum Chassis – qualify for Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living warranty. This program extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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 the Winnebago Forza Webcast

In a recent webcast, Ron Lichtsinn reviewed the 2019 Winnebago Forza. We compiled a list of our top asked questions. Check them out below –

In our July webcast, Ron Lichtsinn discusses the 2019 Winnebago Forza Diesel Pusher – Watch it here.

What floorplans are available in the Winnebago Forza?

The Winnebago Forza is available in four floorplans – the 34T, 36G, 38F, and 38W. The Forza 34T comes with dual slideouts, a mid-coach bath, RestEasy Loveseat and BenchMark Dinette make the 34T perfect for couples or small families. The Forza 36G features triple slideouts, lots of interior storage, elegant and spacious living areas highlight the versatile 36G floorplan. The 38W is the newest Forza floorplan offering, choose from a queen or king walkaround bed, enjoy a double sink in the master bathroom, and relax on the TrueComfort+ Sofa. The largest Forza floorplan, the 38W includes two full baths, the bunk bed/wardrobe system, a private master suite, and large living spaces make the 38W ideal for larger families or anyone who enjoys a little extra elbow room.

What are the key differences between Class A Gas and Diesel? 

  • Power – The Forza has 700-lbs. ft. of torque or power which is 52% more torque than the most powerful gas chassis. Increased power allows for an increased cargo carrying capacity.
  • Ride – In Class A Diesel coaches, like the Forza, the increased power provides a smoother ride for the driver and passengers compared to a Class A Gas motorhome.
  • Sound – In Class A Diesel coaches, like the Forza, the diesel engine is situated in the rear of the coach compared to Class A Gas coaches that have the engine right underneath the cab area. The engine howl in the Class A gas has been decreased in the last few years, but there is a noise compared to the Class A Diesel.

 

What is the V-Ride and is it available in the Winnebago Forza? 

Yes, the Winnebago Forza features the Freightliner V-Ride. The V-Ride is the first-ever single axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience. The V-Ride features:

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align – allowing for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

Does the Forza have engine brakes or exhaust brakes? 

The RV industry only utilizes exhaust brakes This braking system actually closes down the exhaust path and it stops the gases from being eliminated on the exhaust pipe. As a result, back-pressure is built in the manifold and in the cylinders, making the engine work backwards and subsequently slowing down the vehicle.

What is the suggested engine break-in period for a Diesel motorhome?

The suggested engine break-in period includes no towing for first thousand miles and to drive varying speeds in that first thousand miles. This allows for the cylinders to seat themselves in a new power train. This period does differ than how delivery drivers will transport your new Winnebago to your dealer and you can learn more about that here.

What is the Winnebago SuperStructure and does the Winnebago Forza have it? 

From Winnebago’s smallest Class C all the way up to a Grand Tour, all Winnebago RVs are built to Winnebago’s legendary SuperStructure Construction design. Winnebago’s SuperStructure design includes – interlocking joints, laser cut tubing, a fiberglass roof (with the exception of Intent, Outlook, Porto and Vita), Thermo-Panel sidewalls, embedded steel, structural aluminum framework, and E-Coated steel components.

Does the Forza have Freightliner’s New Opti-View Dash? 

Yes, the Forza does have the Freightliner Opti-View Dash. The Opti-View dash takes the RV driving experience into the future with the industry’s first fully integrated, all-digital LCD instrument cluster. Designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, OptiView is inspired by the current S-Class dash. This user-friendly system features a bright, anti-glare display, touch screen radio and input operation, camera system views and Bluetooth steering wheel controls. The Opti-View Dash features:

  • Bluetooth connectivity – iOS and Android compatible
  • Fully integrated with 360° camera system
  • Touch screen controls, intuitive menu
  • Auxiliary, USB and Bluetooth inputs
  • Multimedia system for on-demand video playback capability (only engages when vehicle is not in motion)
  • Easy-to-read interface with anti-glare display, bright graphics, and clear fonts, colors and menu structure

What features in the Forza can’t be powered off batteries? 

The Forza features a 2,000-watt inverter/charger with a remote panel and a coach battery disconnect system. The inverter works to switch 12-V power off the Forza’s RV batteries to 110-V electrical power. In the Forza, all the outlets and appliances with the exception of the air conditioner, washer, dryer and fireplace are powered off the inverter.

What is the warranty on the Winnebago Forza? 

while some other RV manufacturers, like Tiffin are turning coaches older than 4 years away from their service facilities, Winnebago will be there for you, today, tomorrow and for years to come.  The Winnebago Carefree Diesel Living Warranty extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Winnebago has always stood behind its products, and for anyone who is concerned about service, this program clearly demonstrates the confidence we have in our diesel pusher lineup!

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 RVsSee our Winnebago Forza inventory here.

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Winnebago Tours the Horizon 42Q and Forza 38F Floorplans

Winnebago Product Manager Ryan Roske and Product Planner Nick Davis tour the Winnebago Horizon 42Q floorplan and Forza 38F floorplan live from Winnebago’s Open House.

See Lichtsinn RV’s Winnebago Horizon inventory here and our Forza inventory here.

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach, located just one mile north of the Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach factory in Forest City, Iowa.

We have been named by Winnebago Industries named Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs. Lichtsinn RV is also one of the few Iowa RV Dealers that offers these top brand-name RVs like Winnebago as RV Rentals. Being the closest dealer to the Winnebago factory affords us the opportunity to provide you with speedy delivery of parts from our warehouse and Winnebago. We offer Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse parts at competitive discounts and we offer fair shipping quotes, and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We have RVIA-certified technicians to service your motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Our Circle of Excellence customer satisfaction index scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago and Itasca dealers! See our interactive map of Lichtsinn RV Motor Home Owners from around the world

Winnebago Shows off Forza 38F Floorplan at Open House

Accessibly priced and loaded with features, the Winnebago Forza is ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle, featuring elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian galley countertops, walkaround king bed, and Ultrafabrics Versa swivel cab seats. Designed to take full advantage of Freightliner’s XCS chassis with V ride, the Forza delivers a smooth and well mannered ride while providing 228 cubic feet of exterior storage, so you’ve got plenty of room for all the gear. In short, if you’re looking for diesel performance, space, and refinement while keeping a close eye on the bottom line, take a closer look at the Winnebago Forza.

Watch our video on the Forza 38F flooplan here.

Forza 38F Video

The Forza is covered by Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living warranty program! At Winnebago, innovation isn’t limited to our cutting edge products.  We also lead in after sale service support.  So while some manufacturers such as Tiffin District Service Centers are turning coaches older than 4 years away from their service facilities, Winnebago will be there for you, today, tomorrow and for years to come.  This program extends the Winnebago warranty on our diesel pusher lineup —  all built on Freightliner chassis — to an industry-leading 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Winnebago has always stood behind its products, and for anyone who is concerned about service, this program clearly demonstrates the confidence we have in our diesel pusher lineup!

The Forza 38F is powered by the tried and true Freightliner powertrain:

1.  Cummins ISB 6.7L

2.  700 lb ft of torque or power

3.  Allison 2500 MH series six speed automatic transmission with grade braking capability

4.  Information display center

5.  NeWay front air suspension

6.  V Ride rear air suspension

7.  Air brakes with ABS

8.  Engine exhaust brake

9.  Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks

10.  Factory installed 10,000 lb tow package

11.  Stylized aluminum wheels

12.  Slide room lock system

Includes the following factory installed options:

1.  King Nouveau Freedom air sleep system with dual remote controls

2.  Electric fireplace in entertainment armoire

3.  Exterior entertainment center with 32 inch HDTV

4.  Washer and dryer, stacked separate units for maximum capacity

5.  Ground effects lighting package with smartphone and tablet app to adjust to outdoor illumination in static colors, or to change to meet that of certain colors or will move in relation to exterior music

6.  SiriusXM satellite radio

7.  JBL premium cab audio with tuned 360 watt amplifier, five speakers and subwoofer

8.  Oversized passenger seat with footrest and flip up workstation

9.  MCD solar and blackout roller shade system, with powered windshield system

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.  228 cubic feet of exterior and basement storage

2.  90 gallon fuel capacity

3.  23 gallon LP capacity

4.  Truma 97% energy efficient 10 gallon on demand water heater with recirculation pump for on demand hot water

5.  50 amp electrical service

6.  Dual 15,000 BTU high efficiency air conditioning system with AC heat pump

7.  Powered patio awning, 18 ft with LED lighting

8.  Four deep cycle Group 31 RV batteries

1975 FMC Model J RV

Occasionally we have super unique, vintage trades come through Lichtsinn RV and the 1975 FMC Model J we recently took in is no exception. 1975 FMC J

The History of the FMC Motorhome 

The FMC Motorhome has an interesting lineage, FMC is the acronym for Food Machinery Corporation. FMC got its started in 1883 when inventor John Bean developed an innovative insecticide pump. The name was changed from the John Bean Manufacturing Company to the Food Machinery Corporation in 1928 when the company got into the canning machinery business. The company kept adding mechanized products and eventually started producing amphibious vehicles for the military.1975 FMC J

During a lull in its military vehicle contracts in the late 1960s, FMC turned its sights towards recreational vehicles. By 1972, FMC had transferred personnel from its ordnance division and formally launched a motor coach division in Santa Clara, California. Initial prototypes were 19 and 23 feet long, but neither went into production. FMC settled on a 29 foot size, and the first one was completed in late 1972.1975 FMC J

The well-made and pricey coaches, which sold for between $27,000 and $54,500 or about the same price as an average home of that era, were popular among upscale Motorhome buyers. Race car drivers Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones owned FMCs, as did entertainers Clint Eastwood, Carol Burnett, Pat Boone and James Brolin. But the most famous FMC owner was CBS reporter Charles Kuralt, host of the popular news feature On the Road With Charles Kuralt. An FMC was the last of Kuralt’s six motorhomes. It is on public display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. FMC coaches were manufactured from 1973-1976.1975 FMC J

The 1973 energy crisis put a damper on the manufacture of all brands of motorhomes, so FMC was in a difficult position from the beginning. By 1975, FMC had a contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and in September 1976 converted all tooling in
its factory to the manufacture of tanks. The FMC motor coach had reached a dead end. The final tally for the FMC was slightly more than 1,000 units, approximately 135 of which were transit buses.

About half of the transit buses were eventually transformed into motorhomes. There is believed to be 7-800 units still out there.

1975 FMC J Features and Options 

During trade in, we have taken this FMC through a major operating systems inspection.

This coach is powered by the tried and true FMC powertrain:

1.  Converted from a Chrysler gas powertrain to a diesel pusher in 1990, it has a General Motors Detroit Diesel 8.2 liter engine installed at 86,358 miles on the RV

2.  500 lbs ft of torque or power

3.  New Allison transmission installed in 1990

4.  New chassis battery December 2017

5.  New house battery July 2018

Includes the following aftermarket installations:

1.  New 6000 watt gas generator in 1996

2.  Duo Therm water heater in 1994

3.  22.5 inch Alcoa chrome aluminum wheels

4.  Full body Imron paint in 1990

5.  Upgraded driver and passenger seat

6.  New Maxx air fan

7.  New black, grey, and fresh water piping

Includes the following factory installed features:

1.  Custom steel chassis with aluminum upper cage frame and fiberglass exterior

2.  Twin bed floor plan with bunk beds

3.  Master bedroom game Table

4.  84 cubic ft of interior storage

5.  Winterization kit

6.  4 burner stove

7.  Oven

8.  33 foot Turning Radius

9.  Sofa bed

10.  Rear twin beds

11.  Drop down beds in master bedroom

12.  Wardrobe

Includes the following exterior highlights, in addition to the specifications on our website page and brochure:

1.  60 gallon fuel capacity

2.  20 gallon LP capacity

3.  6 gallon LP water heater with engine preheat

4.  50 amp electrical service

5.  Central air conditioning system

6.  Trailer tow package

 

Save Money Owning an RV Compared to Other Vacations

Article originally seen on RVNews.com

A new study conducted by CBRE Hotels Advisory Group has found that RV vacations cost much less than other types of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. According to the study, commissioned by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association, there are cost savings of 21 to 64 percent for a four-person travel party, while a two-person travel party saves 8 percent to 53 percent, depending on factors such as the type of RV and type of vacation.

“The study reaffirms that RVs are a great way to save on family travel, and it’s equally important to remember that RV ownership provides benefits that go well beyond affordability,” says RV Industry Association president Frank Hugelmeyer. “To take an RV trip is to experience togetherness with family and friends, along with the flexibility to travel whenever and wherever you want.”

The CBRE study analyzes vacation costs using two sets of hypothetical travel groups: a four-person travel party of two adults and two children, and a two-person travel party of two adults. CBRE analyzed major costs these hypothetical travelers incur traveling to nine popular vacation destinations. For each destination, researchers analyzed vacations lasting 3, 7 and 14 days.

The study compared different methods of travel, including a folding camping trailer; a lightweight travel trailer; a compact motorhome; a type C motorhome; a type A motorhome; traveling in a personal car, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in a restaurant; traveling by airline, renting a car at the destination, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in restaurants; and traveling in a personal car or airline (as appropriate), staying at a rental house/condominium, and eating the majority of meals in the rental unit. The type A motorhome, typically the largest and most luxurious RV, was compared to travel options such as flying first class, renting a premium car, staying in upscale hotels/resorts, and eating meals in restaurants.

RV vacations show a clear family budget benefit over other forms of travel, regardless of the RV type. According to the CBRE study, a four-person travel party can expect to save (by unit type):

Folding camping trailer: 50-64%
Lightweight travel trailer: 31-50%
Compact motorhome: 31-50%
Type C motorhome: 21-43%
Type A motorhome: 41%

A two-person travel party saved, according to the CBRE analysis:

Folding camping trailer: 43-53%
Lightweight travel trailer: 20-34%
Compact motorhome: 20-34%
Type C motorhome: 8-24%
Type A motorhome – 19%

The study included analysis of how fluctuations in fuel prices could affect the economic advantages of RV travel. Researchers found that for a four-person travel party it would take a rise in fuel prices to nearly $13 per gallon for a Type C motorhome vacation to be more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation. None of the fuel increase scenarios for a four-person travel party resulted in other RV vacation types being more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation.

For a two-person travel party, fuel prices would still need to rise significantly (from $5.50 to more than $13 per gallon) from current levels for RVing to lose its economic advantage.

“While fuel costs are a component of the overall vacation cost, it isn’t significant enough to materially affect the outcome of our analysis,” says Kannan Sankaran, managing director of CBRE’s Advisory Services, and lead researcher.

Research by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association shows that when fuel prices are higher, RVers save on fuel costs by driving fewer miles, taking trips closer to home, and staying longer in one destination.

CBRE Hotels Advisory was commissioned by Go RVing to provide an objective comparison between the cost of a summer vacation using recreation vehicles (RVs) and the cost of other types of vacations during that same timeframe. CBRE factored in an estimated cost of ownership of the applicable RV equipment that was based upon published data regarding average ownership periods, residual values, annual days of utilization, insurance, and other costs of ownership, as well as any applicable tax benefits.

CBRE Hotels Advisory is a division of the CBRE Group, Inc., the largest full service real estate and investment organization in the world with more than 70,000 employees located in more than 400 offices worldwide. CBRE Hotels Advisory is a leading advisory group to hospitality and real estate industry professionals.

With offices in Reston, VA and Elkhart, IN, the RV Industry Association is the leading trade voice representing the $50 billion RV industry. RVIA represents approximately 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States.

Formed in 1994, Go RVing is a partnership between America’s RV manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and campgrounds to provide the public and media with information about the benefits of RV travel, and to cultivate a positive RV experience for all consumers.

Winnebago Forza Floorplan Comparisons

Stepping up to diesel luxury and performance has never been easier!

Accessibly priced and loaded with features, the Winnebago Forza is ideal for couples or families looking to step up to the diesel pusher lifestyle. Each of the four expansive floorplans comes with elegant touches like a residential refrigerator, Corian galley countertops, walkaround queen bed, Primera upholstered Versa swivel cab seats, and an available StudioLoft bed for added sleeping flexibility. Designed to take full advantage of Freightliner’s 340-hp XCS chassis, the Forza delivers a smooth and well-mannered ride while providing up to 228 cubic feet of exterior storage, so you’ve got plenty of room for all the toys. If you’re looking for diesel performance, space, and refinement while keeping a close eye on the bottom line, take a closer look at the Winnebago Forza.

Forza 34T Floorplan Forza 34T Floorplan

The Forza 34T comes with Dual slideouts, a mid-coach bath, RestEasy Loveseat and BenchMark Dinette make the 34T perfect for couples or small families. At 35ft. 6in. long, the 34T has sleeping options for up to 8 people, 153 cu. ft. of basement and exterior storage.

Forza 36G FloorplanForza 36G

The Forza 36G comes with Triple slideouts, lots of interior storage, elegant and spacious living areas highlight the versatile 36G floorplan. Between the master queen bed, convertible Benchmark Dinette, Flexsteel Fold ‘N Tumble sofa and optional StudioLoft Bed, the Forza sleeps up to six with seatbelts for everyone. The 36G is slightly bigger than the 34T at 37 ft. 10 in. long and has 222 cu. ft. of basement and exterior storage.

Forza 38F Floorplan Forza 38F

The Forza 38F’s expansive floorplan features three slideouts, including a full wall slide on the driver’s side. The 38F is the newest floorplan addition to the Forza lineup and features a bath and a half, perfect for entertaining. Comfort comes in many forms in the 38F, enjoy sleeping for six in the queen or king-sized bed, TrueComfort+ Sofa, BenchMark Dinette, or optional StudioLoft Bed. The Forza 38F is 40 ft. with 228 cu. ft. of basement and exterior storage.

Forza 38W Floorplan Forza 38W

The Forza 38W features two full baths, the bunk bed/wardrobe system, a private master suite, and large living spaces make the 38W ideal for larger families or anyone who enjoys a little extra elbow room. Families will enjoy the sleeping options – a queen bed in the master suite, bunkhouse, TrueComfort+ sofa, BenchMark Dinette and optional StudioLoft bed. The 38W, like the 38F is 40 ft. long and has 228 cu. ft. of basement and exterior storage.

The Forza is a great option for those looking to enter the diesel-pusher lifestyle with an accessibly priced coach loaded with features. See our Forza inventory here.

 

Don’t forget… Forza’s qualify for Winnebago’s Carefree Diesel Living Warranty that covers your coach for 3-Years/100,000-miles.

Freightliner Custom Chassis’ V-Ride vs. the Competition

Freightliner Custom Chassis V RideAs the first-ever single axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, Freightliner Custom Chassis V-Ride is designed for luxury motorhome owners who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.

Benefits of FCCC V-Ride –

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, giving motorhome owners a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available in a motorhome

FCCC V-Ride vs. the Competition – 

FCCC has the Best Class A Ride

  • FCCC has a custom-built drive suspension by FCCC-engineering
  • Competition has an off-the-shelf truck suspension with swiveling bushing

Stability for All 

  • FCCC suspensions are rated from 17,500 to 24,000 lbs. and designed exclusively for RV usage
  • Competition uses a generic truck/bus axle configuration

Driver Control 

  • FCCC’s V-Ride is the only suspension that controls the weight of a top-heavy vehicle – giving control and confidence to the owner for the life of the coach.
  • Competition is still using technology that FCCC stopped using in 1999.

 

See Lichtsinn RV’s Class A Diesel inventory built on the Freightliner Custom Chassis here. Don’t forget… Winnebago’s Class A Diesel Pushers qualify for Winnebago’s Class A Diesel Living 3-Year/100,000 mile warranty.

Choosing the Perfect RV For You – RV Types

Choosing the Perfect RV For You – RV Types

When it comes to freedom and flexibility motorhomes offer the ultimate experience. Ranging from the larger Class A motorhome to the compact Class B camper vans, to the Class C, all motorhomes are RVs that take transportation and living quarters and roll them into one comfortable experience. With something for everyone, motorhomes range from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can all pull a family car in tow so you can zip around town for daytrips.

Class A Motorhome –

A Class A Motorhome is like a large luxury bus for you to call your own. The largest of RV motorhomes, they are constructed on a specially designed chassis and powered by either gas or diesel engines. Many Class A motorhomes have multiple slide-out sections that open up the living space and come with many options to make you feel at home like kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment centers and centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $100,000 – $500,000 (Class A Diesels will be more expensive than Class A Gas motorhomes)
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Based on floorplan)
  • Length – 26’ – 45’

Why Choose This Type of RV?

The Class A motorhome is perfect for long-term family road trippers. From an easy to maintain entry level Class A, to luxury coaches, there are plenty of options with this RV type. 4 to 5 people can sleep comfortably and can stretch out like they’re in the family room of a house. The Class A can contain all the amenities that make you feel at home.

Features of this RV –

  • Spacious and well equipped: Even the basic models are well-appointed and roomy. But for anyone looking for the ultimate in luxury and elegance, Class A manufacturers have models costing as much as $1 million.
  • Slide-out rooms: Extends the RV’s exterior wall outward at the touch of a button, to enlarge the living, dining or kitchen area.
  • Smooth and stable ride: No special license is required.
  • A small vehicle can be towed: Bring your car along for daytrips once the motorhome is parked. You can also tow a trailer to carry your boat or golf cart.

Class C Motorhomes

With its distinctive cab-over bunk, The Class C motorhome is an icon and the star in many RV adventures. Class C Motorhomes look like nothing else on the market and are built on a commercial cut-away van chassis and come with all the amenities of any motorhome, so there’s sure to be one that suits you. The Class C RVs have similar features as a Class A, but in a smaller package. Class C RVs are available in both gas and diesel chassis.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $90,000 – 160,000
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Depending on Floorplan)
  • Length – 24’ to 32’

Why Choose this Type of RV?

With a truck-like profile, the Class C is perfect for both a family or a large group to spread out on road trips for long-term traveling. Gas or diesel models are available, and they can typically sleep 5-7 comfortably. The Class C tends be a higher price compared with towables, however they are truly a home that you can drive anywhere!

Features of this RV –

  • Ample living space: Equipped with full sleeping, kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities found in a conventional motorhome, as well as entertainment systems and plenty of storage.
  • Extra sleeping bunk: Over the cab area can be used as additional storage.
  • Useful as a tow vehicle: Tow a boat or trailer to carry snowmobiles, ATVs or canoes, or tow a small family car.
  • Slide-out option: Offers extra room for living or sleeping areas by moving the RV’s exterior wall outward at the push of a button. This will add up to an additional width to the vehicle.

Class B Motorhomes

Also called camper vans or conversion vans, Class B motorhomes are an engineering marvel! Kitchens, washrooms with showers and they sleep up to four people; all in a slightly stretched full-size van with a raised roof. A Class B Motorhome is easy to drive, fits in a normal parking space, is easy on fuel, and can be used as a second vehicle.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $85,000 – $160,000
  • Sleeping – Up to 4 People (Based on Floorplan)
  • Length – 19’ to 24’

Why Choose this RV –

The Class B motorhome is easy to pack and drives just like a large van. A large van with a kitchen, washroom and shower! With an elevated roof, the Class B fits everything you need in a small package. It sleeps up to 4 people comfortably and is perfect for the spontaneous adventurer.

  • Easy to drive, easy to load: Small size means these RVs are easy to move around town, and can fit in regular parking spots.
  • All conveniences of home: Bathing, sleeping, dining and cooking facilities.
  • Useful for towing:  Tow a boat, a snowmobile, a small family car or even a camping trailer for extra sleeping room.
  • Full stand-up room: Thanks to the raised roof and, sometimes, dropped floors.
  • Fully winterized versions: Includes a higher BTU furnace, heated tanks, upgraded insulation and double-glazed windows for winter adventures.
7 Types of Videos You Will See in Our Video Library

7 Types of Videos You Will See in Our Video Library

 

Our videos are a great way of learning more about our products, the services we offer, and to get some tips on how-to run features and components on your coach. Here are 7 types of videos you will see in our video library.

1. In-Stock Inventory Videos – Our extensive video library is regularly updated with videos of our in-stock inventory both new and pre-owned. These videos are a great way to get an in-depth look and walk-around of several coaches you may be interested in. See our In-Stock Inventory Videos Here.

2. Live Webcasts with Q&A – Each month, the Lichtsinn RV team broadcasts live from our studio one mile away from the Winnebago Motorhome Division in Forest City, Iowa. We cover various topics and take your questions live. See our Live Webcast Archive Here.

3. How-To Videos – Wondering how to set up the auto-gen feature on your generator or maybe your wondering how to operate your Truma Combi control panel… check out our extensive how-to videos where one of our Winnebago Factory Trained Sales Consultants or RVDA Master Certified Technicians can walk you through the steps. See our How-To Videos Here. 

4. Product Videos – Do you have a specific product in mind? We have an extensive and informational collection of videos on the Winnebago Revel and more! See our Product Videos Here.

5. RV Parts & Accessories Videos – Thinking about adding the Mobileye Collision Avoidance System to your RV? We have videos on that system and more on our RV Parts and Accessories section. See our RV Parts and Accessories Videos Here.

6. RV Service Videos – This section of our website is chock-full of service topics including winterization, de-winterization, orientation videos and more! See our RV Service Videos Here.

7. Product Comparison Videos – Are you debating between a Winnebago product and another brand? We have created a collection of videos that put Winnebago products head-to-head with their competitors to see which product is better. See our Product Comparison Videos Here.

See all of these videos and more in our video library here.