Winnebago SuperStructure Construction

As the largest Winnebago Dealer in North America, we speak to thousands of interested RV buyers each year. Typically, they have already chosen a Winnebago product for a variety of reasons – Winnebago’s innovative products, best-in-class features and many more. However, one reason we hear over and over is Winnebago’s quality is far superior to every other RV manufacturer in the U.S.A.

You can watch our video explaining how Winnebago motorhomes are made here.

A key reason why Winnebago’s product quality is far superior is their legendary SuperStructure construction design. Winnebago refers to their industry-leading construction design (in the Class A and Class C motorhome product lines) as the SuperStructure.Winnebago's SuperStructure Construction Design

The SuperStructure has four main components that make it so super! –

Interlocking Joints – Winnebago uses a specially designed interlocking joint to connect the floor, sidewalls, and roof to evenly distribute the weight, so our “empty shell” is so strong it doesn’t need internal reinforcement. Many competitors rely on simply screwing and gluing their sidewalls and roof together. But with all the weight borne only by those screws, the resulting structure is so weak it requires interior walls and cabinets for stability.

Laser-Cut Tubing – Precision laser cutters create precise joints in structural steel that are stronger and require less welding. While some manufacturers use less-accurate manual saws or cut-off saws. Winnebago’s precision laser cutter can also cut shapes into a tube, and even etches the length of each part directly onto the tube.

Thermo-Panel Sidewalls – By layering fiberglass and high-density block foam insulation with welded aluminum support structures, we create some of the industry’s strongest, most durable and lightweight sidewalls.

E-Coating – To help minimize corrosion, metal parts and components can feature one of several protective coating processes. Critical steel structural components are processed through a multi‑stage full immersion electro-­coating (e-coating) system. E-coating is also used by leading automotive companies to protect their vehicles from corrosion.

Winnebago also uses steel, not wood (like other manufacturers), to create a strong, durable cab substructure. Winnebago mounts the 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.

There are several other reasons why Winnebago’s quality is superior to other manufacturers. If you are interested in learning more about Winnebago motorhomes, the sales, service and parts team at Lichtsinn RV are subject matter experts on all things Winnebago. You can call us at 1-800-343-6255 or visit our website here.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Renting an RV from Lichtsinn RV

Have a vacation planned or planning a vacation? While our calendar is still open, reserve a Lichtsinn RV Rental to help make your vacation a memorable one!

We have various Winnebago motorhome and trailer models available for rent – see them here. Do you have questions about renting an RV from Lichtsinn RV? Read our rental FAQ’s below –

Q. Are there any special driving requirements for renting an RV from Lichtsinn RV?
A. A special drivers license or CDL is NOT required! The renter (customer) must possess a valid driver’s license, be at least 25 years of age, and have no major violations on their record. Any additional drivers must also be at least 25 years of age and present on the scheduled departure date with their valid driver’s license.

Q. Where can I drive the rentals?
A. Pretty much anywhere, but remember our rental vehicles may only be used in the continental US, Canada, and Alaska.

Q. How will I know how to operate all the appliances and electronics that an RV comes with?
A. ALL first time renters are encouraged to view our instructional videos available online or on DVD. A brief walk-around is also provided upon check out. Finally, all books and manuals are present in the RV.

Q. Is a down payment or security deposit required?
A. A deposit is required at reservation ($600 for motorhomes, $300 for travel trailers) and is applied to your final rental balance. Cash is not accepted. Any major credit card, however, is accepted and is applied to your final rental balance.

Q. Do I have to provide my own insurance?
A. We provide the insurance for travel trailer rentals. On motorhome rentals, all renters must provide insurance and can do so by:

1. Providing an insurance binder through their auto/personal carrier or
2. Purchase RV rental insurance through our insurance carrier, online at Mbachoice.com, for a nominal fee. See rental consultant for RV rental policy number and series number.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. If the reservation is cancelled 45 days or more before the scheduled departure date, the entire $600 deposit is refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. If the reservation is cancelled within 45 days of the departure date no refund can be granted.

Q. What cleaning options do I have when I return the RV?
A. We can help! Either you clean the vehicle inside and out and dump the waste tanks (vehicle returns in the same condition it was in at pick-up) or we can clean and dump the RV for a fee.

Q. Do you charge for mileage and if so how much?
A. 100 miles per day are included free. After that the fee is $0.35 per mile.

Q. Can I smoke in the RV?
A. Smoking is NOT allowed in our rental motorhomes.

Q. Can we bring pets along?
A. Absolutely! Pets are allowed in the rental units with a $10 per day cleaning fee.

Q. Do you allow towing with your rental motorhomes?
A. Towing is not allowed with our class C motorhomes.

Q. Since there is a built-in ladder on the back of the RV can we use the roof to transport our luggage?
A. Ladders on rental units are for use by Lichtsinn RV technicians only. Customers are responsible for any roof damage.

Q. What happens if I receive a traffic ticket or parking citation while operating one of your rental motorhomes?
A. Customers are responsible for reporting and payment of all parking / traffic violations at rental termination. Non-reporting of parking / traffic violations breaches the Rental Contract.

Q. What can I expect for fuel economy?
A. Obviously there are many contributing factors which determine the gas mileage you will get, however a good rule of thumb is to expect 8-10 MPG.

Q. Do any of the motorhomes you rent come with generators?
A. All of the motorhomes we rent are equipped with generators.

Q. What is your return policy?
A. Rental units must be returned before noon on the last day of your rental agreement. Additional days may also be leased. There are no refunds or credits on early returns.

Q. What happens with fuel and LP?
A. Your RV will be full of fuel and LP upon departure. The RV must be returned full of fuel. The LP is included in your rental fee rate.

Q. What is the sales tax?
A. Iowa sales tax of 7% as well as Iowa rental tax of 5% will be collected on your bill.

Q. Is pickup and delivery available?
A. Yes! We can pickup and deliver the RV at your destination for a fee.

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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