The Winnebago Boldt vs. The Winnebago Era

The Winnebago Boldt and Winnebago Era: where Innovation meets diesel efficiency meets adventure! Both the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era are built on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Diesel Chassis. Each model includes a 10” MBUX Touchscreen Multimedia Infotainment System with Interactive Voice Interface and a Navigation System. The Multimedia System includes advanced safety features including: a Collision Avoidance System, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist. The Winnebago Boldt and Winnebago Era are designed to be reliable and powerful, with on- and  off-road capabilities

Inside the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era you’ll find premium interior styling. Elegant features are found throughout these models including Corian Galley Countertops and a stainless steel sink. Each floorplan in the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era provides comfortable sleeping for 2-3 people dependent on the floorplan.  Inside each model you’ll also find a fully equipped Wet Bath and an interior ceiling height of 6’3”. Both models are equipped with the new Coleman®-Mach 10® NDQ A/C system that is ultra-quiet while directional vents send cool air throughout the coach to keep you cool. The Winnebago Boldt and Winnebago Era are ready for colder weather with the Truma Combi® Eco Plus Heating System w/(2) 850-watt electric heating elements. The reliable Truma Combi® Eco Plus heating lets you flex between gas and electric modes.

To extend your season the Winnebago Boldt and Winnebago Era each include a Winterization package that includes a water heater bypass valve and siphon tube. Each model also includes an On-Demand water pump.

Both the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era include an OPTIONAL On-demand 4WD System with Stylized aluminum wheels. This 4×4 option helps tackle off-roading with ease. A luggage Rack and Ladder are also available options.

While the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era are similar in the ways listed above, that is where the similarities end. See the differences between the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era below.

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WINNEBAGO BOLDT

Base MSRP: $199,064

Floorplans – The Winnebago Boldt measures 22’ 11” in length and is available in 2 floorplans, the Winnebago Boldt 70BL and the Winnebago Boldt 70KL.  Quickly and easily convert the bedroom or living area space of either floorplan into a bed configuration with the Flex Bed System. In the 70BL you’ll find a rear sleeping space with center coach bath and a front dinette that can be converted into an additional sleeping space. The 70KL includes a center flex bed system that can be used for seating during the day and includes a swivel table. In the rear of the 70KL you’ll find a rear wet bath allowing for easy access and storage access from the rear if needed.

POWER – The Winnebago Boldt is powered with the lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System  which allows you to enjoy 11,600 watt-hours of clean, quiet power. The Pure3 System comes equipped with Bluetooth hardware that allows you to download the myVolta app and monitor your system, including estimated running time, pack temperature, charging status and power usage. The Pure3 provides 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600W Pure Sine Inverter. The Boldt also includes (2) 115-watt solar panel/battery charger w/controller, junction box and plug for an additional portable panel providing best in class solar absorption, up to 30 percent better than competitors, giving you more off the grid performance.

Interior – Inside the Winnebago Boldt you’ll find creative storage solutions including RAM® Tough-Track mounts, an assist bar with an integrated RAM® mount accessory, Anything Keeper storage baskets, under bed storage and more. In the galley kitchen you’ll find deluxe features including an induction cooktop and a Corian countertop and sink covers. While enjoying the comforts of your Boldt relax listening to the JBL® Soundbar. The Winnebago Boldt includes optional Dual-pane, Euro Acrylic windows w/cassette shades.

Cab Seating – In the driver seat of the Winnebago Boldt you’ll notice the Boldt has a Rain Sensor with an integrated Wet Wiper system. The Winnebago Boldt has optional Ultraleather® covered cab seats. You’ll also find controls for the Powered Sliding Patio door in the cab area and you’ll appreciate the convenience of the keyless start and keyless touch fob.

Safety – Additional safety features found in the Winnebago Boldt include: 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. Traffic Sign Assist – Throughout your travel, speed limits can be everchanging. Traffic sign assist helps to identify the correct speed and adjust accordingly. Crosswind Assist – Detects strong gusts of crosswind and helps you to stay on course. At speeds of over 50 mph it corrects the vehicle’s course by means of automatic braking intervention on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind.

All-Season Ready – The Winnebago Boldt’s state-of-the-art automotive grade insulation, heated drainage system, in-coach water lines and Truma Combi® Eco Plus Heating System (mentioned earlier) make the Winnebago Boldt a true Four Season RV.

WINNEBAGO ERA

Base MSRP: $170,266

Floorplans – The Winnebago Era measures 24’3” in length and is available in 3 floorplans. The Winnebago Era 70A, which includes a rear flex bed system, center coach wet bath and front sofa/bed. The Winnebago Era 70B is equipped with a rear power reclined sofa/bed, center coach wet bath,  large refrigerator and freezer and a front swivel seat that can easily integrate into seating with the front cab seating area including a movable pedestal table. And the Winnebago Era 70X is similar to the 70B floorplan with the addition of an extra swivel seat (totaling 4) that integrates into seating with the front seating area.

POWER – The Winnebago Era includes a 2,500-watt Cummins Onan® MicroQuiet™ LP generator that is coupled with a 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter . It is equipped with dual AGM Group 31 RV batteries that are replenished by the standard Zamp 200-watt solar system with solar panel battery charger and controller, junction box, and plug for an additional portable solar panel.

Interior – Inside the Winnebago Era you’ll find you’ll find beautiful high gloss cabinetry, under cabinetry lighting, Corian Countertops and a Gas Range Top with glass cover and Bamboo Sink Covers.

Cab Seating – Sit comfortably in the cab of the Winnebago Era with the Ultraleather® covered cab seats that are standard in the RV.

Extended Season Ready – The Winnebago Era has a Freshwater Tank Capacity of 25 gallons (vs 21 in the Boldt) allowing you the freedom to roam longer. It also comes with a standard Spare Tire.

While the Winnebago Boldt and Winnebago Era do share the Mercedes Benz Diesel VS30 Chassis and some other features, the similarities end there. Call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era Class B CamperVans!

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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).

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Winnebago Aspect 30J

Designed for those with discriminating tastes, the Aspect and Cambria fill your life with upscale amenities, including Corian countertops and backsplash, MCD solar and blackout roller shades, and an Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS. The double slideout 27K offer the additional luxury of a large rear storage trunk with multiple access points to let you carry more of what is important to you, all while still including a walkaround queen bed in the bedroom.

This coach is powered by the tried and true Ford powertrain and cab upgrades:

1.  Ford E450 6.8L Triton V10

2.  305 Horsepower

3.  420 lbs. feet of torque or power

4.  Ford TorqShift six speed Automatic transmission with grade braking capability in tow haul mode

5.  Four wheel ABS

6.  Factory installed 5,000 lb tow package

7.  Stainless steel wheel liners

8.  Rear auxiliary air springs

9.  Front cab seats, both of which rotate to become integral living components and include cushions for a more residential feel

10.  SiriusXM satellite radio

11.  Rearview and side video camera monitoring system

Includes the following factory installed options: 

1.  Contour windows, dual pane thermo insulated with mini frames for a tighter seal that competitive frameless windows, with an added darker tint

2.  Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS, including touch screen color monitor, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips & content, turn-by-turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM, compass, outside temperature, iPod and iPhone audio integration, Bluetooth, and so much more.

3.  MAXXAIR premium vent system includes automatic temperature control enhances off the grid camping. The rain hood allows the guest to use the vent and fan in bad weather or even when the coach is not occupied.

4.  Skylight and roof vent

5.  Side video camera monitoring system added to the side mirrors and integrated into the rearview camera monitoring system

6.  Microwave and convection oven, which will bake, brown and roast like a traditional oven, yet frees up complete storage below the range top

7.  Exterior entertainment system with AM FM stereo, CD and Bluetooth hands free MP3 player, remote and exterior speakers

8.  Water purification system

9.  Queen Ideal Rest Nouveau Digital control mattress

10.  Seat pedestal, swivel and slide

11.  Interior upgrade package, which includes galley backsplash, cab seat lounge cushions, dash and beverage tray appliqué, carpet floor mat in the cab, decorative wall mirror, Corian sink covers, MCD solar and blackout roller shades (in select areas)

New enhancements include:

1.  LED lighting integrated into the patio awning

2.  Contour windows, dual pane thermo insulated, with mini frames for a tighter seal that competitive frameless windows, with an added darker tint

3.  Side video camera monitoring system added to the side mirrors and integrated into the rearview camera monitoring system

4.  Corian galley countertops with sink and range covers.

5.  Larger double door refrigerator and freezer

6.  Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS, including touch screen color monitor, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips & content, turn-by-turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM, compass, outside temperature, iPod and iPhone audio integration, Bluetooth, and so much more.

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

1.  93 cubic feet of basement and exterior storage

2.  55 fuel capacity

3.  18 gallon LP capacity

4.  6 gallon LP and 110v water heater capacity with the Energy Management System

5.  30 amp electrical service

6.  15,000 BTU air conditioning system with integrated AC heat pump

7.  Powered patio awning, 19 ft with metal wrap and LED lighting

8.  Dual deep cycle, Group 31 Marine RV batteries

See our Aspect inventory here.

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Winnebago Aspect 27K

Why not allow yourself the luxury and comforts found inside and outside of the Winnebago Aspect class C gas motorhome. Winnebago Aspect

Beginning with the Ford E450 chassis, premium high-gloss skin, large rear exterior storage compartment with drain plug and folding table, to the swivel cab seats, home theater sound system, and polished Corian countertops, you might never want to return home!

Come see why the Winnebago Aspect class C gas coach continues to be at the head of its class!

Winnebago Aspect 27K class C gas motorhome highlights:

  • Semi-Private Bedroom
  • Dinette
  • Full Bath

Looking to travel the countryside with your spouse and maybe a few friends?  Just imagine driving down the road in comfortable cab seats with fixed lumbar support while your guests ride on the BenchMark dinette seats that include four seatbelts.  They may decide to play a card game or eat a meal as well.  Once at your destination, you can retire to the rear semi-private bedroom with a folding door, a queen bed, and storage for your things.  The full bathroom will come in handy no matter where you are.  You can enjoy two TVs when inside, one in the main living area and one in the bedroom.  Take a look at this Aspect class C gas coach today!

With any Aspect class C gas coach by Winnebago you might just change your perspective about traveling once you step inside.  From the cab seats that swivel/recline/slide to the lounge area providing more seating, the USB/multi-outlet charging stations to keep the electronics charged, the microwave/convection oven, and Radio/Rearview monitor system you will not miss a beat going or coming.  There are other features you will appreciate such as the SuperStructure process creating a strong and durable cab substructure, the TrueLevel holding tank monitoring system providing accurate tank readings, and more!  Choose your favorite model and lead the way to adventure and comfort!

Aspect 27K Specifications

Sleeps 4
Slides 2
Length 29 ft 5 in
Ext Width 7 ft 11 in
Ext Height 10 ft 4 in
Int Height 6 ft 5 in
Interior Color Autumn Ridge, Nantucket, Reflection, Serene
Exterior Color Coffee, Sierra, Smoke, Tuscan Sun Full Body Paint
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 14500 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 34 gals
Grey Water Capacity 31 gals
Black Water Capacity 34 gals
Furnace BTU 30000 btu
Generator 4,000-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet gas
Fuel Type Gas
Engine 6.8L V10 SEPI Triton
Chassis Ford E450
Horsepower 305 hp
Fuel Capacity 55 gals
Wheelbase 200 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Two Door with Freezer
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 19″ x 28″ x 33″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 5000 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 9600 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 18
Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
Water Heater Type Electric Ignition 110 Volt/LP
AC BTU 15000 btu
Basement Storage 93 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 28″ HDTV, BR 24″ HDTV
Awning Info 19′ Powered with LED Lighting
Gross Combined Weight 22000 lbs
Shower Type Standard

See our Aspect inventory here.

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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Motorhome Madness – Vita vs. Outlook

In the spirit of March Madness, we at Lichtsinn RV will be comparing various Winnebago motorhome models. Our next head-to-head comparison is the all-new Winnebago Vita vs. the Winnebago Outlook.

The Winnebago Vita and Porto combine Mercedes-Benz’s fuel-efficiency and durability with Winnebago’s legendary build quality and innovative features, a spacious interior and plenty of useful storage: the result is a compact and easy driving package that is perfect for solo travelers, couples or families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Vita and Porto features the largest galley, the largest bed, and even the largest holding tanks in the class.

And with standard features like the strong, lightweight and quiet SuperShell Sleeper Deck, 200 watt solar energy system, connectivity roof port wiring access for satellite, WiFi boosters or cellular boosters, panoramic galley window and exclusive customizable storage cabinets, it’s clear the Vita and Porto will become the market leader.

This coach is powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain, estimated to achieve 16 to 18 mpg highway:

1.  Mercedes Benz 3.0L turbo charged diesel

2.  325 lbs feet of torque or power

3.  188 hp

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission with grade braking capability

5.  Adaptive ESP technology for superior ride and handling

6.  Three point safety belts

7.  Front seats that rotate to become integral lounge chairs with seat height boosters for a more residential feel.  Also include armrests, adjustable lumbar support, headrests, and reclines, swivel and slide

8.  Hydraulic four wheel ABS brakes

9.  Dual front airbags

10.  Factory installed 5,000 lb towing package with 7 blade bargeman wiring and 500 lb vertical tongue weight

11.  Infotainment radio, with 6.5 inch LCD color touch screen monitor, rear color camera assist, and Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling, voice guidance in GPS apps such as Apple Maps or Google Maps, and wireless connectivity to listen to all of your downloaded music, and audio apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Radio AppOne, or SiriusXM satellite radio

12.  Dual point electric stabilizer system

Floorplans – 

24F- The Winnebago Vita 24F is equipped with a driver’s side slide that holds the expandable dinette, and a rear corner bath and the best-in-class rear queen bed.

24P – The Winnebago Vita 24P is equipped with a full-wall slide, on the driver’s side, holding the expandable dinette, refrigerator with multi-use storage, and walk-around queen bed.

Specification 24F 24P
Length 24’7″ 24’7″
Exterior Height 11’6″ 11’6″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 42 45
Awning Length 15′ 15′
Interior Height 7′ 7′
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 37 37
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 41/41 41/41
LP Capacity (gal.) 12.2 12.2
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 26.4
GCWR (lbs.) 15,250 15,250
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 11,030
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,410
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,720
Wheelbase 170″ 170″
Seating Capacity 4 4

See our Winnebago Vita inventory here. 

Winnebago Outlook 

Meet the Outlook, the groundbreaking new Class C motorhome that’s fully equipped and priced to fit almost any budget. Built on Ford’s proven chassis, the Outlook features a full galley, overhead bed, and a long list of standard amenities at a friendly price point.  From the moment you step inside, you’ll realize the Outlook is different. Complete with an abundance of storage space and an attractive dining and lounge area, the Outlook is available in new fresh floorplans. The destination is up to you… after all, you’re the proud owner of the all new Winnebago Outlook.

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

1.  Ford 6.8 litre Triton V10

2.  420 lb ft of torque or power

3.  TorqShift six speed automatic transmission with grade braking

4.  Hydraulic ABS

5.  Trailering tow package, 7,500 lb with 500 lb vertical tongue weight and seven pin bargeman wiring harness

6.  Stainless steel wheel liners

Floorplans

22C – With a single slideout, this full-featured floorplan includes a walkaround queen bed, comfortable dinette, and a cozy cabover bunk all in a compact, easy-to-drive coach.

22E – The corner queen bed keeps things simple, but the compact 22E still packs a punch with a floorplan that’s both functional and attractive.

25J – With both a dinette and sofa/bed, the 25J seats and sleeps more than its smaller brethren, yet still retains the Outlook’s trademark style and functionality.

27D – Two slideouts and a mid-coach split bath provide the 27D with a separate lounge/dining area and added space and privacy for the rear master bedroom

31N – With its larger front slideout, the 31N incorporates both a dinette and sofa/bed in the main living area, while offering a large rear bedroom set off by the mid-coach split bath.

 

 

Specifications

SPECIFICATION 22C 22E 25J 27D 31N
Length 24’2″ 24’2″ 26’2″ 28’8″ 31’10”
Exterior Height 10’9″ 10’9″ 10’9″ 10’10” 10’10”
Exterior Width 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 45.5 51.5 58.5 39.5 50
Awning Length 15′ 15′ 17′ 17′ 20′
Interior Height 6’10” 6’10” 6’10” 6’10” 6’10”
Interior Width 8′ 8′ 8′ 8′ 8′
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 37 37 37 34 34
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6 6 6 6
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 41/41 41/41 41/41 40/40 40/40
LP Capacity (gal.) 18 18 18 18 18
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 55 55 55 55 55
GCWR (lbs.) 18,500 18,500 18,500 22,000 22,000
GVWR (lbs.) 11,500 11,500 11,500 14,500 14,500
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,600 4,600 4,600 5,000 5,000
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,800 7,800 7,800 9,600 9,600
Wheelbase 158″ 158″ 182″ 182″ 220″
Seating Capacity 5 5 6 6 6

See our Winnebago Outlook inventory here.

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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The Era 70M

 

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In the motorized RV space, the Class B market continues to grow, in large part due to the success of the Era and this exclusive slideout version with Murphy Plus powered bed.  Its combination of fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and high-end features has introduced a whole new set of enthusiasts to the van style RV. With its fuel efficient and dependable Mercedes-Benz diesel engine, driving your Era more closely assimilated driving your own personal vehicle. Costing thousands less than Roadtrek and Leisure Travel Vans, the Winnebago Touring Coach Era never ceases to amaze.

Watch the Era 70M walk-around video here.

The Era 70M floorplan features a slideout, permanent dry bath, a very comfortable powered Murphy+ Bed, and Truma Combi heating and hot water system for even more indoor enjoyment.

This new 70M includes the latest in mid-year continuous improvements:

  1. Pure sine wave inverter, 1000 watts, which allows you to power household appliances directly off the dual deep cycle group 31 AGM absorbed glass mat maintenance free batteries
  2. Standard now is 200 watts of Zamp solar, expandable via rooftop or thru the portable quick port connection to charge the dual AGM batteries
  3. Dual door 6 cubic foot compressor driver refrigerator and freezer featuring contemporary flush mount styling and features a quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, which is self-ventilated for easier integration into RVs. The 12V fan aids airflow across the condenser and compressor for improved cooling and features a convenient automatic temperature control with storage for 2 liters, half gallon and full gallon containers.
  4. OmniGo omnidirectional amplified HDTV antenna
  5. Multiplex lighted wall switches with master light switch and control via Precision Plex app for Android and iOS Apple

All new interior refinements:

  1. High gloss cabinetry, which is lightweight to preserve cargo carrying capacity, yet is moisture and humidity resistant
  2. Under cabinet accent lighting
  3. Continuous dimmable race track ceiling lighting, which eliminates shadows
  4. New Firefly multiplex wiring allows single touch controls to lighting, monitoring systems, powered awning controls, energy management and so much more!
  5. Advanced all new climate control system:
  6. The Era features the new, 97% efficient, Truma Combi heating and hot water system.
  7. Provides quick hot water recovery and heat with LP and electrical heating.
  8. Zamp 200-watt solar system with solar panel battery charger and controller, junction box, and plug for additional portable solar panel
  9. Refined rear end interior finishing with concealed storage, finished in weather resistant synthetic leather
  10. New larger bath surround at 24 x 31 inches with a single control shower and faster adjustments to temp to conserve water.
  11. Corian bathroom countertops
  12. Textured glass show door
  13. New three burner range combo
  14. New single control faucet
  15. Decorative heat shield over the stove

This coach is powered by the tried and true Mercedes-Benz powertrain:

  1. Mercedes Benz 3.0-liter turbo diesel, estimated to achieve 18 to 22 mpg highway
  2. 325 lbs. feet of torque or power, which provides for 5,000 lb. factory installed towing
  3. 188 hp.
  4. Five speed automatic transmission with grade braking capability via the Tip Shift transmission
  5. Dual front airbags
  6. Four-wheel ABS

Includes the following factory installed options:

  1. Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS, including an all-new 9 inch higher resolution touch screen color monitor with capacitive touch screen much like an iPad or iPhone, Rand McNally RV GPS safe & easy routing, amenities and tools, trips and content, turn by turn voice guidance, CD DVD player, SiriusXM satellite radio, compass, outside temperature, iPod, iPhone, Siri Eye, audio integration, Bluetooth hands free calling, and so much more.
  2. Exterior stainless steel lower valance panel trim

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

  1. 24.5-gallon fuel capacity
  2. 9.5-gallon LP capacity
  3. Continuous unlimited water heater capacity, Truma Combi LP and 110-volt electric
  4. 30-amp electrical service
  5. 13,500 BTU high efficiency air conditioner

 

Contact at Lichtsinn RV sales consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Era 70M!

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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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Winnebago Introduces Horizon 42Q Floorplan

Confident and bold, the Winnebago Horizon brings a fresh look to the diesel pusher category, with the performance to back it up. Each of the Horizon floorplans feature a refreshingly clean design, highlighted by LED tube lighting and luxurious Villa furnishings. Both include a spacious master bedroom with an available walk-around recline/incline king bed, abundant interior storage, full galley with residential-style refrigerator, and the versatile Glide & Dine dining table and chairs that let you configure your dining area to suit your needs. Every Horizon is built on our turbo-diesel-powered Maxum Chassis, so you can count on the performance, ride, handling, and storage to match the Horizon’s elegant good looks. Drive, arrive, and thrive in style: the new Horizon is calling.

The Winnebago Horizon 42Q features a mid-coach guest bath, dedicated lounge area, and private master suite make the 42Q ideal for entertaining — or getting away from it all.

WATCH THE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO TOURING THE ALL NEW HORIZON 42Q & FORZA 38F HERE.

Drive your Horizon worry-free with Winnebago’s 3-year/100,000-mile Carefree Diesel Living warranty.

See Lichtsinn RV’s Winnebago Horizon Inventory here.

The Boman Fine Arts Center Grand Opening

Members of the Lichtsinn RV team were in attendance at the Boman Fine Arts Center Grand Opening held on Monday, October 15th. Lichtsinn RV is a Diamond Sponsor of the Boman Fine Arts Center.

Lichtsinn RV Diamond Sponsor of Boman Fine Arts Center
Pictured left to right: Hope Lichtsinn, Owner; Ron Lichtsinn, Owner; Bob Alsop, President Waldorf University; Darwin Lehman, Forest City School District Superintendent; and Heidi Thompson, Lichtsinn RV Vice President and General Manager.

The center can host weddings, special occasions, theatrical performances, art displays, speaking engagements and regional/national touring groups. The center includes a 630-seat theater with an orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms, staging and set production area, full fly area and rigging, along with state of the art electronics, lighting and audio visual equipment.

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Bowman Fine Arts Center in Forest City, Iowa. Photo courtesy of KIOW.

“With this facility, the (Waldorf) choir, band, and theater will have a space to perform that reflects the history and quality of these ensembles,” Waldorf President Bob Alsop said.

He also said Waldorf hosts “amazing artists and speakers” throughout the academic year in addition to its own performance ensembles.

“I believe the community, who has always been welcomed at the events, will feel more encouraged to participate in these opportunities with this facility,” Alsop said.

Forest City Superintendent Darwin Lehmann said the fine arts center will give students a suitable performance venue to showcase their talents. He said school concerts that have been held in gyms and cafeterias now can take place in a first-class auditorium. “What a way to enhance the experience” — not just for the students, but also the parents who come to watch, Lehmann said. He also said the new facility benefits the entire community, not just K-12 and Waldorf students. Forest City’s BrickStreet Theatre plans to hold its musical productions at the Boman Center, starting with “A Christmas Carol” in December. In addition to the auditorium, the complex features a main floor lobby and art gallery with seating for up to 120 people and an overall capacity of 250.

The upper level mezzanine has seating for 200 people with an overall capacity of 325, and features large glass windows with a view of the surrounding community.The grounds feature a 6,000 square-foot plaza, green space totaling 32,000 square feet, sidewalks and a parking lot.

“We will have a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility for Waldorf, the school and the public to use for years to come,” said City Administrator Barb Smith. “It’s going to be gorgeous.”

Article originally published on Globe Gazette

Affording an RV: RV Specific Insurance

Beginning 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.

RV Specific InsuranceWhy choose specialized RV insurance? Because you want to protect your investment as well as those you love. Your RV, whether it’s new or has some great road-trip miles on it, is a vehicle requiring special consideration.
 What’s Special About Specialized RV Insurance?
An RV is a home on wheels. Specialized RV insurance is a unique blend of auto and homeowner’s insurance coverage, yet the price is typically comparable or less expensive than standard auto insurance. The extent of coverage is the major difference between a standard auto policy and an RV-specific policy. As you and your insurance agent put together your customized RV package, keep the following coverages in mind for combination into a comprehensive policy.Total Loss Replacement (TLR)
With TLR coverage, also called Replacement Cost Coverage, if your RV is totaled, the insurance company either replaces your RV with a new one or pays you your initial purchase price, depending upon the age of your unit at the time of loss. Generally, this policy is in effect for the first five model years. After that, because of age, many companies convert TLR policies into Purchase Price Guarantee or Actual Cash Value policies.Purchase Price Guarantee (PPG)
In case of a total loss of the RV, this policy will reimburse owners for the amount paid for the unit as written in the policy toward the purchase of another unit. Some insurers extend this policy for the life of the vehicle, while others offer it for the vehicle’s first 10 years and then convert to an Actual Cash Value policy in the 11th model year.Actual Cash Value (ACV)
These policies will pay the prevailing depreciated, fair-market value of your RV in case of a total loss. ACV is the most common type of policy offered to RV owners.Vacation Liability
This type of coverage extends to you while your RV is parked. If someone is injured at your campsite, your liability exposure is covered up to the specified policy limits.

Full-Timer Coverage (FTC)
FTC works like a homeowner’s policy for RVers who live in their vehicles full-time and who can be left with potential liabilities exposure, including personal liability and additional living expenses. FTC policies protect full-timers’ unique needs.

Diminishing Deductible Coverage
Designed to reward good drivers by reducing comprehensive and collision deductibles by 25% of your original deductible for each claim-free year until the policy reaches a zero deductible. If a loss occurs after four claim-free years, you pay no deductible on your claim.

Personal Contents Coverage
Covers personal property, such as housewares, tools, clothes and sporting goods. A homeowner’s policy may provide coverage, but there are often limitations to coverage for off-premises property, items in storage or belongings damaged in a collision. RV specialty policies replace stolen or damaged items at full replacement cost.

Other Benefits of RV Specialty Coverage

Add-Ons and Tow Dollies Included
Most RV specialty policies automatically cover items like awnings, antennas, external racks and satellite dishes for no additional charge. Additionally, tow dollies and trailers are often included in coverage.Agreed Value Coverage
Offered for classic coaches and bus conversion vehicles that don’t have a standard market value. With a bill of sale or qualified appraisal, you can lock in the coach’s value up front. This protects your investment in the RV without the worry of depreciation in the event of total loss.Free 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance
With most policies, insurance companies will cover the towing of your RV to the nearest qualified repair facility, regardless of cost. These policies are often extended to the tow or towed vehicle, as well, if it’s being used in conjunction with the RV.Emergency Travel Expense
If your RV is incapacitated because of a covered loss, most RV policies cover the cost of a rental car and/or hotel room while your RV is being repaired. If your RV is not repairable, the policy can cover airfare to return you and your family home.Experienced RV Claims Handling
While you may never experience a serious loss with your RV, specialized RV insurance companies give you peace of mind knowing that your claim will be handled by professionals with RV experience, not simply standard auto adjusters.Additional Discounts
Be sure to ask about all discounts offered by an RV specialty insurance carrier. Membership in an RV club, supplemental braking systems or completion of a safe driving course are just some of the discounts available on a state-by-state basis.

How Do I Find a Specialized RV Insurance Provider?
Lichtsinn RV Insurance is offered through the business office at Lichtsinn RV. Call: 1-800-343-6255 to speak with Brandon or Kevin in the Business Office today to find out how we can give you peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are getting the best RV Insurance at the lowest price!

The Final Word
If you currently own an RV, review your policy to be sure you have the protection described above at a reasonable price, and then perhaps field another quote for comparison. If you are thinking of buying an RV, be sure to discuss the availability of these coverages with an RV-experienced agent or insurance company. Protect yourself by properly insuring both your investment and the RVing lifestyle you enjoy with specialized RV insurance.

To find out more about RV Insurance CLICK HERE or contact a Lichtsinn RV insurance specialist today at 1-800-343-6255!