Debunking RV Buying Myths – How Lichtsinn RV is Different From the Rest

At Lichtsinn RV, we encounter a lot of guests that either have previously bought or spoken to another an RV dealer or have heard horror stories from family members or friends who had a negative experience buying from another dealer.

Here at Lichtsinn RV, we are different, but don’t take our word for it. Read our hundreds of guest reviews on Facebook and Google to see what our guests thought of purchasing at Lichtsinn RV.

We wanted to debunk some common myths about buying RVs that we have heard from guests who have previously spoken or bought from another dealer.

Myth #1: The Salesperson Doesn’t Know Anything About the Product I am Looking At.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: The Lichtsinn RV team has the Winnebago-Specific Product Knowledge to Assist you in the Sales and Service Process.

RV Training
The Lichtsinn RV Team Receives Daily Professional Development.

Lichtsinn RV exclusively sells new Winnebago product and has been for over 40 years. The team members at Lichtsinn RV have Winnebago-specific product knowledge and receive extensive, ongoing professional development to ensure they stay up-to-date on new product and features. In fact, the Lichtsinn RV sales team receives daily professional development to review Winnebago product and features. This training ensures that the Lichtsinn RV sales consultants can answer your questions no matter how in-depth they are, and if we need to research something in more detail we have our partners at Winnebago, just down the road, to help. This extensive training continues into our service department. Each of our Winnebago factory trained RV Service Technicians has earned their RVDA Master Certification. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills required to properly diagnose and fix your RV. Several members of our service team actually worked at Winnebago Industries’ motorhome facility before coming to Lichtsinn RV, so they have first hand knowledge of how the product is built.

Myth #2: A Winnebago on my local dealer’s lot is no different than any other new Winnebago – even though it already has hundreds of miles on it.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: the Winnebagos at Lichtsinn RV are Factory Fresh and Do Not Have Any Delivery Miles or Tow Car Stress on them.

No delivery miles on Lichtsinn RV Motorhomes
Your brand-new Winnebago already has 1,000+ miles on it… But how is that possible if the Winnebago is new?

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. A Winnebago from your local dealer could arrive with 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. 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. 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. Your local dealer can not say the same.

Myth #3: There are a Bunch of Added Fees and Extra Work to Buy an RV Out of State.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: There Are No Additional Fees to Purchase an RV in Iowa

Here at Lichtsinn RV, we help guests from all over the USA. There are no additional fees to purchase an RV in Iowa and you will pay the tax and license fees in your home state. Our business office has experience working with DMV offices all over the USA to make the vehicle registration process as simple as possible.

Myth #4: It will cost me extra to purchase outside of my geographic location

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: Lichtsinn RV Provides a Superior Purchasing Experience for All Our Guests 

We assist guests from all over North America, and many of our guests take advantage of our airport transportation service. We arrange a driver to pick you up from either the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Des Moines, or Mason City airports saving you valuable travel time. We often here that people will fly to Lichtsinn RV and still save money over their local dealer.

When comparing RVs at Lichtsinn RV to a dealer in your geographic location you will want to ensure you are looking at truly comparable RVs. We often hear from guests that their local dealer will stock a lesser model and then force the buyer to spend a significant amount of money to equip the RV to meet their needs. We equip all of our stock units similarly to how most of our guests prefer to equip their RVs, so they are ready to get on the road and enjoy their coach not spend additional time or money equipping it with comfort or efficiency items.

Myth #5: The Dealer Rushes Through the Delivery Walk-Around.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: You will receive a complimentary ½ Day Orientation Where Every Single Feature, Switch, Maintenance and Warranty Item is Covered.

In your half day educational orientation, you will learn about every switch and feature, what to do and not to do in with your new RV, maintenance tips and warranty items. In this orientation, feel free to ask any questions you have, and your advisor will happily answer them. We also recommend that you stay for at least one night during your delivery so if any additional questions or concerns arise you can speak with your service advisor, sales consultant or business manager right away.

Visit our video library here for a look at what our half-day educational orientations look like.

Myth #6:  RV Dealers Don’t Support You After the Sale.

Reality at Lichtsinn RV: At Lichtsinn RV, you have a full team of support from our Sales, Service, and Parts Departments to support you after the sale.

The Lichtsinn RV Team is Here to Support You for the Duration of Your RV Ownership!
The Lichtsinn RV Team is Here to Support You for the Duration of Your RV Ownership!

You will have your Sales Consultant assisting you with the purchase process and with any questions after the sale. The Lichtsinn RV Business Office will assist you before and during the delivery process to ensure you understand your options for financing and protecting your investment down the road.

Next you will meet your designated service consultant who will answer all your questions and assist you with setting up service appointments for the lifetime of your vehicle. Our service consultants and our Winnebago Factory Trained RVDA Master Certified RV Service Technicians have the training, experience and certification to ensure your RV is in the right hands when receiving service work.

The Lichtsinn RV Parts Department is the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the country with same-day shipping on in-stock parts with nationwide shipping. Our Parts department team will assist you in ordering parts and accessories for the lifetime of your vehicle and answer any questions you have related to parts and accessories for your RV.

Meet our sales, business office, service and parts team members here.

Learn more about what makes Lichtsinn RV different: click here.

Affording an RV – Buying and Renting

Affording Your RV Begining the RV lifestyle may seem like a daunting task, but our blog series Affording an RV will clear up misconceptions and reveal that RVing is an affordable, enjoyable way of traveling with family and friends.

Buying an RV

From family bonding to affordable getaways to spontaneous road trips – the reasons to buy an RV are endless. Here are some of the top reasons why there’s never been a better time to buy:

  • Many RV models allow a family of four to save up to 59% on vacation costs over other forms of travel. That’s a calculation that takes into account RV ownership costs, including payments, insurance, maintenance, tires, tax breaks, registration and depreciation.
  • In today’s economy, there are great deals available on new RV models. Consider pre-owned units for more savings.
  • Financing is readily available for qualified borrowers.
  • You may qualify for a tax deduction because the interest on your RV loan is generally deductible as second-home mortgage interest. Check with your financial advisor to see if you qualify for the deduction.

Pre-Owned RVs

Buying a pre-owned RV is a great way to make your vacation dream a reality for less. Whether you’re looking for a towable or motorized RV, check with Lichtsinn RV because we often receive RVs as trade-ins on new vehicles.

Just like buying a pre-owned car or truck, RV dealers provide a thorough predelivery inspection of the used RV. You can visit Lichtsinn RV to compare units and features and to find out about extended service agreements.

Renting an RV

There’s no better way to try before you buy than by renting an RV. Many people rent RVs simply for a change of pace by taking an RV trip to a special event or destination.

You can rent near home and journey to your final destination, or fly and pick up your RV at the other end. More than 460 national chain outlets and local RV dealerships rent RVs, including state-of-the-art, late-model-year units. A growing number of campgrounds offer on-site RV rentals as well.

Even if you’re driving or towing an RV for the first time, features like automatic transmissions, power steering, large external mirrors and rearview cameras make it easy for experienced drivers to adjust to the difference in size, height and weight.

Article originally seen on GoRVing.com.