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 Debuted Several New Products at Open House

Winnebago Motorhomes is pleased to announce the launch of several new products at this year’s Winnebago Open House event in Elkhart, Indiana. Additions to the motorhome lineup include the Class C Vita and Porto and the Class A gas Adventurer.

Vita and Porto: A compact Class C diesel built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Vita and Porto offer quality and innovation customers have come to expect from Winnebago at an affordable price. Both products are equipped with best in class storage, tank sizes and carrying capacity. Other features include a new quiet, durable Supershell composite sleeper deck, a new prewired track and roof panel for Wi-Fi and cellular boost antenna systems and industry leading off the grid capabilities.

The interiors are highlighted by a best in class galley with large counter space, double sink, ample storage and a big panoramic window. The Vita and Porto are available in two floorplans – the 24P and 24F.

“At under 25 feet, the Vita and Porto allow you the freedom to explore everything from a major metropolitan area to a remote forest,” said Russ Garfin, product manager. “Throughout the coaches, we have implemented features for customers who are looking for a high-quality, easy to drive, durable and efficient base camp to support mobile and active lifestyles.”

Adventurer: The all-new Adventurer is the definition of Winnebago Class A Gas luxury. Built with Winnebago’s legendary SuperStructure, the Adventurer offers styling and floorplans to meet a variety of tastes and needs. It is packed with interior features normally found in diesel pushers like: Corian countertops, a Versa driver cab seat and Primera furniture coverings. Key exterior features include an entertainment center, pet leash tie down, an LP system provided in the patio area of the coach and full body paint with chrome mirrors.

“The Adventurer is packed with user-friendly features, and more value than ever before,” said Director of Sales Niles Whitehouse. “Family-friendly floorplans offer spacious living, and ample storage space to provide all the comforts of home.”

The Adventurer is available in five floorplans – the 27N, 30T, 33C, 35F and 36Z.

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

Winnebago Horizon is Named 2018 RVBusiness RV of the Year

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December 2017 – RVBusiness.com – The 2018 RVBusiness RV of the Year is Winnebago Industries, Inc.’s high-end Horizon Class A diesel motorhome with its authentically different modernistic interiors designed by the Iowa manufacturer’s in-house staff with input from Italian supplier Technoform S.p.A.

The 41- to 43-foot Horizon’s ultra-contemporary interiors feature high-gloss laminates, radius doors, plenty of stainless steel and backlit translucent panels – the kind of look that Winnebago President and CEO Mike Happe said is more likely found “in a Manhattan condo or London flat.”

It’s also a motif that, the RVB staff concluded, could well impact recreation vehicle product development down the road in coaches selling for considerably less than the $430,000 Horizon. The wall panels in the Horizon, built on a hybrid Maxum chassis and a customized Freightliner platform mated to a 450-horsepower Cummins engine, contain storage compartments with soft close doors and easy-access, pull-out shelf systems, which project the look of a high-end European yacht.

 

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The Horizon brings elegance and style to Class A diesel living with high gloss Technoform cabinetry, Corian countertops, and contemporary interior styling.

 

The Horizon, in addition, sports Corian countertops with both integrated dish drain gutters and popup power strips for countertop appliances and USB charging.

“I think our design team, our product management leadership in the diesel category, wanted to create something with a more modern, more contemporary, more fresh interior within a high-end diesel luxury coach but in a way that gives the appearance that the coach is even more expensive than it is,” said Happe. “And so it was this dream that emerged to create a million-dollar look in something much more affordable.

 

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The Horizon’s lounge is accented by luxurious Villa furnishings, a home theater system with soundbar, porcelain tile flooring, and soft ambient LED lighting.

 

“The journey on this product started several months ago with a team at Winnebago putting together the concept of what this could look like, the different materials that would be used,” he added. “We had a growing relationship with Technoform, an Italian cabinet supplier that has been very critical to this project. So, the vision behind this has been several years in the making. But the team was given the room to take its time and was empowered to bring to life something that was truly different than anything else on the market.”

Learn more about the award-winning Winnebago Horizon Here.

How Freightliner Custom Chassis put the Ultra in UltraSteer

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FAST FACT

FCCC puts the ultra in UltraSteer – going beyond average to the pinnacle of maneuverability.

We believe Class A Diesel tag owners deserve the tightest turning, most stable coaches. The UltraSteer outboard-mounted shocks are more reactive to roll input, which improves handling in turns and maneuvers, such as a sudden lane change. The QuikAlign increases suspension life and reduces maintenance costs. With the UltraSteer locking pin goes against the plate allowing the wheels to straighten and lock automatically at 20mph and in reverse, utilizing air chamber locking pin and plate.  Below is a quick tour of how our difference makes UltraSteer better.

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Credit:  Freightliner Custom Chassis