Winnebago Aspect 27K and 30J

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

Winnebago Aspect 30J class C gas motorhome highlights:

  • Semi-Private Bedroom
  • Dinette
  • Fold-N-Tumble
  • Split Bath

Imagine driving to see extended family in comfortable cab seats with fixed lumbar support while your kids ride on the BenchMark dinette seats that include three seatbelts and the Flexsteel Fold-N-Tumble with two seatbelts.  Once you arrive to your destination, everyone can make meals and eat together with seating for eight people.  When it’s bedtime, just walk towards the rear to a split bathroom to sleep on a queen bed in a semi-private bedroom with a folding door.  The furniture provides extra sleeping space as well.  You will find storage throughout including along the exterior.  Step inside 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 30J Specifications

Sleeps 4
Slides 3
Length 32 ft 4 in
Ext Width 7 ft 11 in
Ext Height 10 ft 3 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 34 gals
Black Water Capacity 26 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 220 in
Available Beds Queen
Refrigerator Type Two Door with Freezer
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 3
Shower Size 32″ x 32″
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 102 cu. ft.
TV Info LR 40″ HDTV, BR 24″ HDTV
Awning Info 15′ Powered with LED Lighting
Gross Combined Weight 22000 lbs
Shower Type Radius

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!

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.

Ron Lichtsinn Featured in RV Pro Magazine’s RV Origins Issue

Ron Lichtsinn, Owner and Dealer Principal of Lichtsinn RV was featured in the July issue of RV Pro Magazine. The July special edition featured the “origins” of several professionals in the RV industry. You can see a digital copy of the issue here.

Ron Lichtsinn, Owner and Dealer Principal Lichtsinn RV 

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My father, who at that time owned a GM dealership in Forest City, Iowa, started selling Winnebago conversion vans in 1979 after a conversation and a handshake with John K. Hanson (Winnebago Industries Founder). I grew up in the business. I started by doing odd jobs, including detailing RVs in 1984. I left the business in 1989 when I went to college, then had a career in public accounting and then in financing for Pillsbury Inc. in its previous headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. I then came back to the family business in 2001, moving back to Forest City with my wife and buying the dealership from my father. I looked at the future of the RV industry, looking at demographics, and the number of baby boomers entering retirement. I knew there was a huge opportunity in the RV business. When I came back in 2001, I brought the entire team of Lichtsinn Motor employees together (at that time, a total of 13 including GM and RV employees) and explained I wanted to continue to build upon what my father had already started and become the true force in the RV industry. During the recession in 2008 was a very challenging time. We sell to guests throughout the country, so we saw the struggles of our guests in the places hardest hit, like California. We saw our friends and neighbors lose their jobs at Winnebago Industries. During this time, we evaluated what we needed to do to help insulate dealership family from events like this. We evaluated processes, everything from every touch point in guest interactions to our lender partners, we brought down to the very basic level and focused on improving these processes every step of the way. We focused on parts and service, increasing our staffing and our facility. We focused on training our entire team not only on their specific job skill requirements, but on guest service, focusing on internal and external guests. This groundwork is the foundation for what we continue to do each and every day. With the team of Lichtsinn employees, we have taken Lichtsinn Motors, with a staff of 13 (GM and RV) and average Winnebago Motorhome sales, to a team of 40 at Lichtsinn RV, in a new state-of-the-art RV facility built in 2014. We have been the largest volume Winnebago parts dealer in the country for the past several years and for the past four years we have achieved the Top Winnebago Dealer in North America award.

 

Winnebago Revel Convertibility… The Story

The Winnebago Revel has several convertible features, in this video we go over four of the convertible features in the all-new Winnebago Revel.

Dinette –

Not only does the Winnebago Revel have an expansive Power Lift Bed in the rear of the 4×4 RV, it also can convert the front Bench Seat/Dinette Table into a sleeping surface as well. The Winnebago Flex Bed System makes this possible. The resulting sleeping surface is 71″ in length and is 25″ wide at its widest point.

Exterior Table –

The exterior table is stored in a secure upright position while traveling. To release the table, you first release the locking latches. You will then want to grab the table leg that is stored behind the table and twist it into its position on the table, and then you lower the table down and you have the perfect outdoor eating area.

Cab Chairs –

Both the driver’s and the passenger’s chairs will swivel in their place for added seating in the Revel.

Movable Ladder –

By simply untwisting the locking mechanism on the ladder, you can then lift the ladder up and move it along both sides and the rear of the coach.

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