RV Packing List – Commonly Needed Items for your RV

Any one who has spent much time camping has quickly realized that in addition to your RV, plus any personal items you might need…there are many more things you need before you hit the road. Between leveling your coach – hooking it up to water/sewer/electricity the supply list continues to grow!

At Lichtsinn RV we try to make it easy for our guests so when you are ready to take that trip you’ve been planning…you can enjoy your time, not spend it trying to find the local store to pick up supplies you may have forgotten or not realized you might need (and they might not have anyways.)

To help with this we have identified the top items our guests most often need when going camping.

Lichtsinn RV Parts Wall
Lichtsinn RV Top Items Selling Items

INCLUDED IN THIS PHOTO YOU WILL SEE:

WATER RELATED ITEMS

Quick Fill Water Tank Filler – Cuts fill-time in half

Water Regulator – Protects RV plumbing from high pressure

Cable/Hose Clamp

RV Flow-Pur Drinking Water Filter, 3M Filter, or Aqua-Pure Drinking Water Cartridge

Water Filter Cartridge

WATER FRESH – Drinking Water Freshener

Aqua Pro 25’ White Drinking Water Hose

Zero G 25’ Drinking Water Hose with Tru-Flex Core to prevent kinking

Brass 90’ Hosesaver

WHEEL RELATED ITEMS

Graduated Scale Levels with Adhesive Mount

Plastic Wheel Chocks – Prevent rolling – durable high-impact plastic

Tire Minder Tire Pressure Monitor

Step Stabilizer

Winnebago Tire Gauge

Lynx Caps (4)

Lynx Levelers – The Original RV Leveling System

Ultra Tyre Guard – With exclusive ADCO Bungee Ball Type securing system with reinforced grommets

BLACK & GRAY HOLDING TANK RELATED ITEMS

20’ Rhino Flex RV Sewer Kit – RV Sewer hose kit

RV Hydroflush – Breaks up plugged waste tanks

GatorSkin Nitrile Mechanics Gloves  – Textured surface for better grip

Aqua-Foam RV Toilet Cleaner

Porta-Pak Holding Tank Deoderizer – With Portion Control System

Duraflex Soft Sponge Gasket

ELEMONATE Grey Water Deoderizer – Freshens sink and drain lines, deodorizes gray tank

Toilet Tissue

15’ Slunky Hose Support – With deep pocket for added stability

ELECTRICITY RELATED ITEMS

30 Amp to 50 Amp Pigtail Adapter with Handle

Powergrip 50 to 15 Amp Adapter

30 Amp to 20 Amp Adapter

(Additional size Adapters Available)

High Amp Fuse Emergency Kit

25’ Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Surge Guard Model 34730 – RV Power Protection

CLEAN AND PROTECT YOUR RV

Collapsible Full Size Broom

Final Touch Long Handle Brush

CRC Power Lube – Schwintek high performance lubricant

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant – Industrial Grade

303 Aerospace Protectant – Ultimate UV Protection

Bug-Off – For instant bug removal

CAMPING GEAR

Fridge Cool Fan – Cuts initial refrigerator cool-down time by up to 50%

Pop-A-Bag – To organize grocery bags

Fridge/Freezer Thermometer

Flexible Cutting Mat – To protect countertops

Tall Pop-Up Trash Can

Kleer Temp Slim Outdoor Thermometer

Double Refrigerator Barkeepers – to keep items in place

Mini RV Dish Drainer

Stainless Steel Travel Mug

24 oz. Tervis Cup

Flying Insect RV Furnace Screen – For outside furnace fittings

Collapsible XL Cargo Box

WeatherTech Bumpstep

WeatherTech Mat

Slip Stop – Non-adhesive gripping fabric for shelving

Folding Step Stool

Patio Mat and Patio Stakes– Small Mat 36”x68” (Additional Sizes Available)

 

Find these and many more parts in the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department. We ship parts throughout the United States and Canada. We also offer a 10% discount on all Winnebago and Itasca parts to Winnebago WIT Members. Call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department today  at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or to order some RV parts or accessories today!

Additonal parts posts you may like:

Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser

Blue Ox Family of Towing Products

Tips for Extending the Life of Your RV Tires

December Featured Part: Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser

The Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser latches securely onto your RVs sewer outlet. The 45-degree angle allows water to blast directly into the outlet, rinsing out residue. Blaster Pro Tank Rinser features a clear elbow to see when the water runs clear. A gate valve prevents waste from flowing through the hose until done rinsing the tank, and the vacuum breaker prevents backflow into the water hose. Additional features include a four-prong bayonet swivel fitting that easily and securely attaches to the RV’s sewer outlet, and a swivel lug fitting to connect to your sewer hose.
Camco 39085 Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser with Gate Valve

  • Direct jet allows water stream to rinse and flush RV sewer systems
  • Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser securely attached to RV sewer outlet via bayonet swivel fitting
  • Gate valve prevents backflow into sewer hose
  • Vacuum breaker prevents backflow into water hose
  • Clear 45 degree elbow allows direct flow of water into sewer system

For more information, please call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

Tips for Extending the Life of Your RV Tires

In a recent webcast, Ron Lichtsinn covered a few options to extend the life of your RV tires including MULTI SEAL, Nitrogen, and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. You can watch a video of the webcast here.

Extending Your RV Tire LifeMULTI SEAL – Extend tire life and protect the people and equipment that are riding on them. Originally designed specifically for the US and UK military, since 1981 MULTI SEAL has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks.

Using proprietary formulas and ingredients, MULTI SEAL products are blended in the United States specifically for industrial segments. MULTI SEAL is the world leader for superior tire sealant technology.

The name of the game is prevention. MULTI SEAL’s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Prevention also means keeping all tires properly inflated to avoid lower performance and decreased tire life. MULTI SEAL tire sealants combined with a regular tire maintenance program can result in a dramatic economic savings.

NITROGEN – There are many reasons to make the switch from regular air to nitrogen. Tires filled with nitrogen maintain consistent tire pressure which saves drivers money by increasing gas mileage and extending the life of their tires. Using nitrogen in your tires, is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. In fact, many environmental groups are encouraging the use of nitrogen in tires in order to improve gas mileage and reduce the number of rubber tires that need to be replaced through wear and tear on the road.

Proper inflation is the key to improving gas mileage and nitrogen doesn’t lose pressure as temperatures rise and fall. Motorists can improve gas mileage by 4-10 percent simply by keeping their tires properly inflated. Nitrogen molecules are bigger than oxygen molecules, so nitrogen seeps out more slowly from tires than air; nitrogen resists heat buildup better than air, which contains moisture; and nitrogen reduces oxidation, which can damage the tire from the inside out, proponents say. Nitrogen is an inert gas, so there are no safety or environmental issues.

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM – A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a device that monitors tire pressure and alerts you if a tire issue occurs. Your tires are an important part of your RV, you can not only ruin a trip with an unexpected tire blowout, you will also be looking at spending a great deal of money.

A TPMS provides alerts for tire issues. The main cause for a blow-out is under or over-inflated tires. A tire pressure monitoring system will allow it’s user to be warned of such conditions, helping them to avoid a blow-out. TPMS that provide temperature warnings can also provide an early warning of issues such as locked brakes.

TireMinder is the #1 Tire Pressure Monitoring System in North America. TireMinder is a great TPMS solution for your RV, MotorHome, 5TH Wheel, Motor Coach, Trailer, and more. With its easy to program interface and fantastic customer support, it’s no wonder why Motor Home & Trailer Life magazines reader’s voted TireMinder #1 for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems 3 years in a row.

You can purchase the TireMinder Tire Pressure Monitoring System from the Lichtsinn RV parts department by calling 1-800-343-6255, emailing parts@lichtsinn.com or visiting https://www.lichtsinn.com/rv-parts.

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

Winegard ConnecT 2.0

The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 creates an RV hotspot and maximizes speed, reliability and range from both WiFi and 4G LTE networks, ensuring customers can stay connected to their smartphones, laptops, media players and other devices.

The ConnecT 2.0 models are simple and quick to setup with step-by-step onscreen instruction to connect to all your devices in just seconds. Security is a top priority, and customers only need to setup their secure network once for peace of mind.

The products offer Advanced WiFi protected access, a separate guest network access option, and double firewall protection. The Connect 2.0 family of products comes in a sleek, low-profile dome.

The ConnecT 2.0 is a convenient aftermarket accessory, available from Lichtsinn RV’s Parts Department.

To order a Winegard ConnecT 2.0 please contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com

Blue Ox Family of Products

We offer complete installations of dinghy setups, including Blue Ox products. Setup takes about a full day and we offer package pricing on complete setups. Leave it to the experts on this task to keep you secure down the road!

Dinghy towing or towing your vehicle behind your motorcoach with all four wheels on the ground is by far the safest and most convenient way to bring your passenger car, truck or SUV. Although no manufacturer has yet to engineer a plug-and-play setup directly from the factory, it’s never been simpler to equip both dinghy and motorhome for road usage. Lichtsinn RV’s parts department sells Blue Ox’s family of products for sale including the Ascent and the Avail tow bars.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE BLUE OX FAMILY OF PRODUCTS HERE.

If you are interested in learning more about Blue Ox’s family of products and if they will work with your RV please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

You can learn even more about towing with your RV by clicking here.

November Featured Parts Special – Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit

The Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit is specifically designed for use with RV water heater drain plugs. The angled design conveniently fits in tight spaces and includes prongs for rusted drain valves.

Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug

Watch this video to learn more about the Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit.

To order the Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com

How to Change an RV Tire

You are wrapping up another fun-filled RV trip and you are ready to pull out of your campsite. All of a sudden, you look down and realize your tire pressure needs some attention. It is time to change the tire on your RV… are you prepared?

How to Change an RV Tire

Take a breath, relax and follow our easy step-by-step tutorial to change your RV tire.

Camper tires or trailer tires aren’t much different from the tires on a normal car or truck, although they may be much larger depending on the size of your motorhome or RV. Luckily, that means changing a tire on an RV follows generally the same process.

 RV Tool Kit:

Before changing your tire, you’ll want to assemble all of the necessary tools and equipment so they’re ready to go. First, you’ll need two RV jacks or an RV leveler. This will raise the height of your motorhome or camper so you can access the trailer rims and tires. You’ll also need a lug wrench or tire wrench, as well as a spare tire to replace the flat one.

Items you’ll need:

  • RV jacks
  • RV leveler
  • Lug wrench (tire wrench)
  • New tire

RV Tire Repair:

Finally, it’s time to do the repairs. Before starting, make sure to move your RV to a safe place where you’re not in danger of being hit by other cars.

  1. Using the RV jacks or RV leveler, raise the vehicle just high enough so the trailer tires and wheels can spin freely.
  2. Next, take the tire wrench and remove the lug nuts.
  3. Pull off the bad tire and fit the spare tire into place.
  4. Using the wrench, replace and tighten the lug nuts.

That’s it! Now that you’ve successfully changed a tire, it will only become easier each time in the future. You might even become that person at the campground who others call on for help when they’ve got a flat tire themselves.

Multi Seal Tire Sealant at Lichtsinn RV:

The next time you are at Lichtsinn RV, ask your service or sales consultant about our Multi Seal Tire Sealant. Multi Seal Tire Sealant extends tire life and protects the people and equipment that are riding on them. Since 1981, Multi Seal has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks. Multi Seal‘s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Learn more about Multi Seal here.

October Featured Parts Special: Portable King Tailgater Pro

October’s Featured Parts Special is the Portable King Tailgater Pro.

Portable King Tailgater Pro

With KING’s next level satellite antenna technology, your choice for satellite TV is clear. Make any outdoor event more entertaining with the re-engineered DISH Tailgater Pro, a fully automated premium HD satellite TV antenna – including our ultramodern new clear cover, an industry first. It’s simply better, by design. With the Tailgater Pro, enjoying your favorite HD or SD DISH satellite TV service is easier than ever before. Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the Tailgater allows you to take your DISH satellite TV service with you anywhere in the continental U.S. Compatible with DISH HD Solo receivers. DISH satellite service required; add service to your home account or sign up for a simple pay-as-you-go monthly programming plan. Learn more about our parts special by contacting us at 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com.

How to Winterize Your RV – Video Tutorials

Properly preparing your vehicle for storage will lessen the possibility of damage to your vehicle and ensure you are ready to hit the road when warm weather returns. Prepare your motor home for vacancy just as you would if you were leaving your house for an extended period of time.

An Overview of RV Winterization Includes:

  1. Dumping the Tanks
  2. Winterize the Plumbing System including:  adding antifreeze to each sink trap, toilet, tub and shower drain.
  3. Drain the Water Heater
  4. Circulate the air keeping one or more roof vents partially open so air can circulate.
  5. Dry the air if humid with a dehumidifier or other air drying product.
  6. Preserve the Batteries – charge, disconnect and then remove.
  7. Ensure your Tires are properly inflated and park on dry surface if possible.
  8. Wash RV Exterior and inspect the exterior for any areas that might need to be sealed.
  9. Ensure to keep the fuel fresh.
  10. Cover the openings of the water heater and refrigerator compartments with RV screens to keep out pests.

We have several videos in our video library that cover winterization of various Winnebago products in more detail. Se the videos below:

How to Winterize a Winnebago Revel 4×4 

Winterize Revel

 

 

How to Winterize a Winnebago Travato 59K

Winterize Travato

 

How to Winterize a Winnebago Travato 59G

Winterize Travato 59G

 

How to Winterize a Winnebago Era

Winterize Era

How to Winterize a Class C Motorhome

Winterize Class C

 

How to Winterize a Class A Motorhome

Winterize Class A

If winterizing your own RV seems like a daunting task, or you have some questions once you begin, Lichtsinn RV’s service department can do it for you! We offer winterization services and more by our RVDA/RVIA certifiend and factory trained technicians. Please call our RV service department at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or visit LichtsinnRV.com/rv-service.

 

 

September Featured Parts Special – Lichtsinn RV LED Lantern

When you are out camping at night, you’ll want to have a dependable, rugged and bright camping latern at your side and this month’s parts special will meet your needs. You will want to have this lantern in your arsenal with its light output and compact design.

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Part #14-2424

Retail Price: $14.00

For more information on the Lichtsinn RV LED Lantern contact Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255 or visit LichtsinnRV.com