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!

Additional Posts you may like: 

The Battle of the B’s – A comparison of Winnebago Class B RVs

Winnebago Installs Truma Combi on Class B Motor Homes

Why buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV?

 

National Scenic Byways

Traveling along America’s growing network of Scenic Byways takes you off crowded highways and through areas of breathtaking beauty. The National Scenic Byways Program recognizes over 150 outstanding roadways that celebrate the pride and diversity of our communities as well as the stunning landscapes that have shaped our lives. America’s Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.National Byways Map

These All-American Roads are a sampling of America’s byways. For maps or a full list of National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads, visit www.byways.org.

Selma to Montgomery March Byway (Alabama)

This 43-mile byway follows the trail of the 1965 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Seward Highway (Alaska)

This 127-mile highway passes jagged peaks, alpine meadows and crystal lakes in south central Alaska between Anchorage and Seward.

Death Valley Scenic Byway (California)

This 55-mile road journeys through one of the driest and hottest environments in the Western Hemisphere.

Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)

The 135-mile Gold Belt Tour follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes leading to North America’s greatest gold camp, three world-class fossil sites and numerous historic sites.

Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway (Florida)

This 49.5-mile highway traverses the Florida Everglades, one of the largest remaining tropical wildernesses in the continental U.S.

Creole Nature Trail (Louisiana)

Known as Louisiana’s Outback, the Creole Nature Trail meanders through marshes, prairies and along the Gulf of Mexico.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway (Maryland)

This byway brings to life the stories of the Underground Railroad, a secret network of roads, waterways, trails and hiding places along which enslaved African-Americans were helped to freedom before the Civil War.

Copper Country Trail (Michigan)

Pure copper! In Michigan’s northern wilderness, you will find the legacy of a mining boom that produced over 10 billion pounds of copper that assisted a nation’s growth.

Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway (New Mexico)

Immerse yourself in the Apaches’ history and the hot mineral springs used by Geronimo and his warriors. Visit the historic mining towns that flourished and died with the gold and silver fortunes.

Mt. Hood Scenic Byway (Oregon)

On this byway, volcanoes once erupted and mammoth floods scoured deep gorges. Discover geologic wonders, waterfalls, temperate rain forests and wild rivers. Experience the formidable last leg of the Oregon Trail, the Barlow Road.

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ – Fuel Efficient Mercedes-Benz Powered Class Cs

Winnebago and Lichtsinn RV just announced brand new entries into the class C market, the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ built on the fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz® diesel Sprinter® chassis.

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto combine Winnebago’s legendary build quality with best-in-class features, a spacious interior and plenty of useful storage: the result is a compact and easy-driving package that’s perfect for solo travelers, couples or young families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter® chassis, the Vita™ and Porto’s™ two all-new floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. At only 24’7″ in length, the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto are easy to drive and care for, nimble, and comes with Winnebago Industries Durability and Safety Standards.

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Standard features on each of the Winnebago Vita™ and Porto™ floorplans include:

1) The SuperShell™ Sleeper Deck; the strong, lightweight and quiet front sleeper, featuring a one-piece fiberglass front cap that is contoured to fit the cab and features best-in-class thermal & acoustic insulation for superior driving and camping comfort.  This structure is made of a 2 part mold-injected EPS foam. It does not have seams so requires no sealant and therefore provides a warm surface with no condensation issues set in a fiberglass inset well insulated cab area.

2) Zamp Powered 200-watt solar energy system, expandable roof top or via portable power connections.

3) Group 31 Batteries, the largest batteries ever put in a Sprinter Class C, providing 210 amp hours of power.

4) In cabinet WiFi, Cellular and Satellite conduit to the roof so you may easily add the connectivity enhancements of your choice to a sealed rooftop box. Simply drill out the identified hole (or have us do it for you) and connectivity enhancements are ready for rooftop mount.

5) A Manifold Water System, reducing the number of water connections. Each tap has its own water line without any connections. Fewer connections makes servicing easier and a simple winterization process.

6) Expansive 43 gallon fresh water capacity, with 41 gallon, each, black and gray tanks.

7) Over 40′ of exterior lighted storage.

8) 80″ long bed in the 24F- the longest bed in its class, allowing comfortable sleeping for individuals up to 6’4″.  The 24P features a walkaround queen bed

9) 7.3 cubic foot residential refrigerator and freezer that runs off the standard 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter complete.

10) High Density foam dinette cushions that when converted into sleeping area can allow for an additional 6’4″ sleeping area, or location may be used for additional storage.

11)  Higher occupant and cargo carry capacity that previous models, approximating 1,600 lb.

Floorplans Include:

The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto24F Floorplan

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The Winnebago Vita™ and Porto24P Floorplan

Winnebago Vita 24P

Winnebago Vita™ and PortoSpecifications

Winnebago Vita Specifications

The all new Winnebago Vita™ and Porto allow you a convenient way to travel with impressive fuel efficiency. Whether you want to travel the country, go off the grid, or simply park in a family member’s driveway, it’s clear the Vita™ and Porto are more than best in class — they are simply in a class all their own.

Call Lichtsinn RV today to find out more about the all new Winnebago Vita™ and Porto.

 

 

Battle of the Winnebago Compact Coaches – Trend, Fuse, View and Navion

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Winnebago has several very popular Compact Class C RVs – the Trend, Fuse, View and Navion. They come in at various price points, lengths, and chassis types. We compared the coaches’ floorplans, price, measurements and chassis so you don’t have to!

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The Winnebago Trend – Roam the country on your own terms in the Trend, Class A living in a compact Class C design. A coach built on the Ram ProMaster chassis that has plenty of power with its lower floor front-wheel drive and strikes a bold pose. Inside you’ll find high-end features such as LED lighting, MCD blackout roller shades and soft Ultraleather furniture, including two Easy Swivel cab seats that spin turn into the main body. Two 23-foot floorplans give you the nimble footprint to go almost anywhere with a surprising amount of sleeping space thanks to the Flex Bed System in the 23D and the available powered StudioLoft bed in the 23L. Don’t wait for adventure to find you; seek it out in the Winnebago Trend. Trend-01-01

 

See our Trend inventory here.

The Winnebago Fuse – Designed around the Ford Power Stroke diesel engine, the Winnebago Fuse comfortably accommodates up to four adults in a nimble, fuel-efficient package. Two surprisingly roomy, slideout-equipped floorplans come complete with a full galley, entertainment system, and a full bath with a shower. In the rear-bath 23A, the Flex Bed System lets you opt for twin beds or a single queen bed, while the 23T features a corner bath and walkaround queen bed. Each Fuse includes a powered armless patio awning with LED lighting, solar charging system, and a compressor-driven refrigerator, while the available bike rack and a host of other options let you configure your Fuse to your needs and taste.

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See our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

The Winnebago View and Navion – The motorhome that started the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revolution just keeps getting better. From the powerful and economical turbo-diesel engine to the elegantly appointed interior, the Winnebago View and Navion are the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The View and Navion’s four slideout-equipped floorplans offer a variety of sleeping and living-space choices. All feature swivel cab seats for added seating flexibility in the lounge, a powered patio awning, and a cabover bunk for added sleeping capacity. For those seeking the ultimate Sprinter-based Class C motorhome, the View and Navion have never looked better.

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See our Winnebago View inventory here or See our Winnebago Navion inventory here.

 

Affording an RV: Fuel Saving Tips

When it comes to miles per gallon, size isn’t all that matters. Compact, aerodynamic and lighter-weight motorized models are more fuel-efficient than ever. Towable RVs account for more than two-thirds of RV sales, and innovative designs coupled with lightweight, durable building materials mean there are many that can be towed by family minivans and small to mid-sized SUVs.

Check out how savvy RVers save on fuel:

  • Camp closer to home. With more than 16,000 campgrounds nationwide, RVers can enjoy the outdoor experience whether they travel five miles or 500 miles.
  • Stay longer in one place. Many RV parks are vacation destinations in their own right, offering pools, playgrounds, hiking trails, entertainment centers, organized activities, convenience stores and so much more.
  • Pack lighter by not topping off fresh water tanks until at the campground and by purchasing firewood and other camping materials on-site to keep the RV lightweight while traveling. Be sure holding tanks are dumped before heading out to further lighten the load.
  • Tune up the engine of your motorhome or tow vehicle, inflate tires properly and conduct regular maintenance to maximize fuel efficiency.

 Some other facts to keep in mind: 

Fuel is typically only the fourth largest expense on a road trip, behind lodging, food, vehicle payment and maintenance. Airfares and hotel rates also rise when fuel costs increase and fuel surcharges are added. You can avoid those costs in an RV. Fuel prices would need to more than triple from their current level to make RVing more expensive for a family of four than other forms of travel.

Article originally appeared on GoRVing.com.

Read our other articles on RV Affordability – 

Affording an RV – Buying and Renting

Affording an RV – RV Specific Insurance

1975 FMC Model J RV

Occasionally we have super unique, vintage trades come through Lichtsinn RV and the 1975 FMC Model J we recently took in is no exception. 1975 FMC J

The History of the FMC Motorhome 

The FMC Motorhome has an interesting lineage, FMC is the acronym for Food Machinery Corporation. FMC got its started in 1883 when inventor John Bean developed an innovative insecticide pump. The name was changed from the John Bean Manufacturing Company to the Food Machinery Corporation in 1928 when the company got into the canning machinery business. The company kept adding mechanized products and eventually started producing amphibious vehicles for the military.1975 FMC J

During a lull in its military vehicle contracts in the late 1960s, FMC turned its sights towards recreational vehicles. By 1972, FMC had transferred personnel from its ordnance division and formally launched a motor coach division in Santa Clara, California. Initial prototypes were 19 and 23 feet long, but neither went into production. FMC settled on a 29 foot size, and the first one was completed in late 1972.1975 FMC J

The well-made and pricey coaches, which sold for between $27,000 and $54,500 or about the same price as an average home of that era, were popular among upscale Motorhome buyers. Race car drivers Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones owned FMCs, as did entertainers Clint Eastwood, Carol Burnett, Pat Boone and James Brolin. But the most famous FMC owner was CBS reporter Charles Kuralt, host of the popular news feature On the Road With Charles Kuralt. An FMC was the last of Kuralt’s six motorhomes. It is on public display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. FMC coaches were manufactured from 1973-1976.1975 FMC J

The 1973 energy crisis put a damper on the manufacture of all brands of motorhomes, so FMC was in a difficult position from the beginning. By 1975, FMC had a contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and in September 1976 converted all tooling in
its factory to the manufacture of tanks. The FMC motor coach had reached a dead end. The final tally for the FMC was slightly more than 1,000 units, approximately 135 of which were transit buses.

About half of the transit buses were eventually transformed into motorhomes. There is believed to be 7-800 units still out there.

1975 FMC J Features and Options 

During trade in, we have taken this FMC through a major operating systems inspection.

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

1.  Converted from a Chrysler gas powertrain to a diesel pusher in 1990, it has a General Motors Detroit Diesel 8.2 liter engine installed at 86,358 miles on the RV

2.  500 lbs ft of torque or power

3.  New Allison transmission installed in 1990

4.  New chassis battery December 2017

5.  New house battery July 2018

Includes the following aftermarket installations:

1.  New 6000 watt gas generator in 1996

2.  Duo Therm water heater in 1994

3.  22.5 inch Alcoa chrome aluminum wheels

4.  Full body Imron paint in 1990

5.  Upgraded driver and passenger seat

6.  New Maxx air fan

7.  New black, grey, and fresh water piping

Includes the following factory installed features:

1.  Custom steel chassis with aluminum upper cage frame and fiberglass exterior

2.  Twin bed floor plan with bunk beds

3.  Master bedroom game Table

4.  84 cubic ft of interior storage

5.  Winterization kit

6.  4 burner stove

7.  Oven

8.  33 foot Turning Radius

9.  Sofa bed

10.  Rear twin beds

11.  Drop down beds in master bedroom

12.  Wardrobe

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

1.  60 gallon fuel capacity

2.  20 gallon LP capacity

3.  6 gallon LP water heater with engine preheat

4.  50 amp electrical service

5.  Central air conditioning system

6.  Trailer tow package

 

Families Save Money When Owning RVs Compared to Other Vacations

A new study conducted by CBRE Hotels Advisory Group has found that RV vacations cost much less than other types of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. According to the study, commissioned by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association, there are cost savings of 21 to 64 percent for a four-person travel party, while a two-person travel party saves 8 percent to 53 percent, depending on factors such as the type of RV and type of vacation.

“The study reaffirms that RVs are a great way to save on family travel, and it’s equally important to remember that RV ownership provides benefits that go well beyond affordability,” says RV Industry Association president Frank Hugelmeyer. “To take an RV trip is to experience togetherness with family and friends, along with the flexibility to travel whenever and wherever you want.”

The CBRE study analyzes vacation costs using two sets of hypothetical travel groups: a four-person travel party of two adults and two children, and a two-person travel party of two adults. CBRE analyzed major costs these hypothetical travelers incur traveling to nine popular vacation destinations. For each destination, researchers analyzed vacations lasting 3, 7 and 14 days.

The study compared different methods of travel, including a folding camping trailer; a lightweight travel trailer; a compact motorhome; a type C motorhome; a type A motorhome; traveling in a personal car, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in a restaurant; traveling by airline, renting a car at the destination, staying at hotels/motels, and eating meals in restaurants; and traveling in a personal car or airline (as appropriate), staying at a rental house/condominium, and eating the majority of meals in the rental unit. The type A motorhome, typically the largest and most luxurious RV, was compared to travel options such as flying first class, renting a premium car, staying in upscale hotels/resorts, and eating meals in restaurants.

RV vacations show a clear family budget benefit over other forms of travel, regardless of the RV type. According to the CBRE study, a four-person travel party can expect to save (by unit type):

Folding camping trailer: 50-64%
Lightweight travel trailer: 31-50%
Compact motorhome: 31-50%
Type C motorhome: 21-43%
Type A motorhome: 41%

A two-person travel party saved, according to the CBRE analysis:

Folding camping trailer: 43-53%
Lightweight travel trailer: 20-34%
Compact motorhome: 20-34%
Type C motorhome: 8-24%
Type A motorhome – 19%

The study included analysis of how fluctuations in fuel prices could affect the economic advantages of RV travel. Researchers found that for a four-person travel party it would take a rise in fuel prices to nearly $13 per gallon for a Type C motorhome vacation to be more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation. None of the fuel increase scenarios for a four-person travel party resulted in other RV vacation types being more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation.

For a two-person travel party, fuel prices would still need to rise significantly (from $5.50 to more than $13 per gallon) from current levels for RVing to lose its economic advantage.

“While fuel costs are a component of the overall vacation cost, it isn’t significant enough to materially affect the outcome of our analysis,” says Kannan Sankaran, managing director of CBRE’s Advisory Services, and lead researcher.

Article originally seen on RVNews.com.

Lichtsinn RV Featured on Going RV

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on an upcoming episode of Going RV airing August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on Great American Country.

Going RV is a show about hard-working couples and families who decide to ditch ordinary daily life for an adventure out on the open road. Take the ultimate ride as they go on a shopping trip to find their perfect RV. Whether it’s upgrading an existing motor home or going all out for a new one with all the bells and whistles, find out what happens when daring homeowners trade walls for wheels. Several dealerships across the country have been featured on Going RV since it one of the few shows on television that focus on the RV lifestyle. In fact, RVBusiness Magazine wrote a feature story on Going RV and Lichtsinn RV appeared in the article. You can read the article here.

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on the 2018 season finale – Early Retirement in an RV. In this episode, Lichtsinn RV guests Ann and Lin have decided to retire early and hit the road to travel full-time in an RV. They’re looking for a Class A Diesel with plenty of room for their three dogs. Ann would like extra storage for their workout equipment, and Lin wants a washer and dryer. Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder helps them find the perfect RV for their needs. Reed tours Ann and Lin through two Forzas and the all-new Winnebago Horizon.

Going RV: Behind-the-Scenes 

The Going RV crew arrived at Lichtsinn RV to unseasonably cool weather. Shooting began early the next day with Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder.

Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV

 

Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?
Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?

 

Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4x4.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4×4.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin's Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin’s Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.

 

Tune in to Great American Country on August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT to see which Winnebago they select.

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!

Lichtsinn RV Celebrates Winnebago Grand National Rally!

Lichtsinn RV had a jam-packed week July 20 – 27, 2018 for WIT Club’s Annual Grand National Rally in Forest City, IA. We chose a few of the highlights from the week to share.

Battle of the Businesses – Lichtsinn RV competed in Forest City’s Puckerbrush Days’ Battle of the Businesses. This annual competition features local businesses competing against each other in wacky challenges for bragging rights. Lichtsinn RV’s Chris Stone (finishing department), Henry Stone (sales), Devin Richter (finishing department), Abby Durreger (sales), and Nicole Follman (sales) competed against teams from Winnebago Industries, TSB Bank, Mercy Family Clinic Forest City, Good Samaritan, and MBT Bank. The battle featured challenges like leap frog, a three-legged race, and corn shucking competition. Lichtsinn RV was in the lead the entire duration of the battle until the final challenge. Lichtsinn RV and MBT Bank competed in the final challenge and MBT barely pulled ahead to win the Battle of the Businesses.

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The Lichtsinn RV Battle of the Business Team – Chris Stone, Jeremy Gilbertson, Henry Stone, Devin Richter, Abby Duregger and Nicole Follman.
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Devin Richter leap frogs over teammate Jeremy Gilbertson in the Battle of the Businesses Competition.

Puckerbrush Days Parade – On Saturday, the Lichtsinn RV team participated in the Puckerbrush Days Parade. We had quite the turn out with 5 motorhomes.

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Lichtsinn RV is ready to celebrate Puckerbrush Days!

 

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Lichtsinn RV employees showing off their bright yellow shirts for the Puckerbrush Days parade.

Red, White and Welcome to the Winnie Bs – Lichtsinn RV welcomed the Winnie B’s – a WIT Club special interest group focusing on Winnebago’s Class B (Travato, Paseo, Era and Revel products) owners. On the first day of WIT Club’s Grand National Rally we kicked off the week with a reception for the over 85 Winnie B’s. We were excited to see familiar faces in the group and meet new Travato owners!

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The Winnie Bs lineup for a tasty lunch from Lichtsinn RV.
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Ron Lichtsinn welcomes the Winnie B’s to Forest City and Grand National Rally.

Red, White and Welcome BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – On Tuesday of GNR week, Lichtsinn RV invited GNR attendees back to the dealership for a BBQ with fundraising games for the American Cancer Society. Members of the Lichtsinn RV team served pulled pork sandwiches and cake to our guests while others members helped with fundraising games like spin the wheel, bean bag toss, and plinko. We had over 550 attendees and raised $800 for the American Cancer Society.

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Our custom-made cake from Tiffany’s Sweets for the BBQ.
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Over 500 people were in attendance at the Lichtsinn RV BBQ.

Gas Grill Winner – Throughout the week, we collected over 800 entries to win a gas grill or $150 Lichtsinn RV Parts Gift Card. On Thursday we drew the winner, Randall Smischny from Kansas. Randy was very excited to win since he said he never wins anything.

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Hope Lichtsinn awards the Lichtsinn RV Parts gift certificate to Randall Smischny.

We had an awesome Grand National Rally. Thanks to all of you who visited us in the display and in the dealership. We look forward to seeing you again next year!