The Winnebago Revel Accessories… The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-L turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Watch Ben Follman, an RVDA Master Certified Factory Trained Technician, review accessories for the Winnebago Revel including Ram Mounts, Aluminess gear and more!

Ram Mounts – We carry a selection of Ram Mounts and attachments for using with the Ram Mount racks included in the Revel as well as clings to use on windows. We also carry the Ram X-Grip which is appropriate for a wide variety of applications including driving, boating, cycling and performing. The spring loaded RAM X-Grip features expandable grip arms for quick insertion and release of your phone or tablet. For more intense environments, RAM X-Grip comes with a rubber tether that easily holds your device in place for added piece of mind. See our selection of Ram Mounts here.

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Ram Mounts – ZRAM 1″ Ball Mount with Diamond Base and Universal Grip for Cell Phone Cradle 

EasyStart

The EasyStart is a one-of-a-kind, custom-developed soft starter for single-phase motors. It employs a 4-part start ramp sequence that is self-optimizing, resulting in the lowest possible start-up current. EasyStart can deliver 65-75% start current reduction as compared to a compressor’s LRA (locked-rotor amperage). It also has numerous specialized fault checks not found in any other soft starter to provide further protection for your compressor. EasyStart is the perfect solution that allows an air conditioner or refrigeration compressor to operate on a generator, inverter, or limited utility power when it would otherwise not have functioned. It can also be applied to air compressor and fluid pump motors. Order your EasyStart here.

Aluminess  

Aluminess manufactures aluminum products that are designed for strength and utility, providing additional protection for your vehicle. The lighter weight allows you to get full performance out of your suspension and prevents wear and tear on your alignment, brakes, and tires. In addition, you don’t have to worry about rust! Aluminess’ talented manufacturing staff is able to design, fabricate and weld bumpers, roof racks, and accessories for an ever-growing number of vehicles of various makes and models. See our selection of Aluminess products here.

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Aluminess Sprinter Front Bumper (with Brush Guard)

 

Top 14 Questions from the Revel Webcast

We recently held an interactive webcast on the all-new Winnebago Revel (you can re-watch it here) and here are the top 14 questions we had about the Revel.

TOP QUESTIONS FROM THE REVEL WEBCAST

  1. What are the options for cooling the Revel? The Revel comes standard with a second MaxxAir deluxe powered ventilator fan with rain cover. If you are planning on traveling to warmer climates where an air conditioner is required, you can upgrade the rear MaxxAir ventilator fan to a 13,500 BTU high-efficiency air conditioner. If you don’t upgrade to the air conditioner, the wiring is still there. You can see our Revel Story on the air conditioner power consumption here.
  2. Can the graphics be removed? The Revel comes standard with the exterior graphics package, but you can upgrade to the graphics delete package which doesn’t have any graphics. If you are looking to completely remove all graphics including the logo it is very easily done. See two Revels side-by-side with the different exterior packages here.
  3. What is the cargo carrying capacity? The Revel has a 1,200-lb. cargo carrying capacity with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,550-lbs.
  4. Does the Revel have a TV installed and if not, can one be installed? The Revel does not have a TV installed but you have a couple options for viewing media in the Revel. Lichtsinn RV’s service department can add a TV if you would like, or you can utilize the Ram Mounts that come standard in the Revel and mount an iPad or tablet above the bed or above dinette and stream media through the tablet. You can see our selection of Ram Mounts here.
  5. What are the benefits of an induction cooktop? The induction cooktop in the Winnebago Revel is run off the 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, so you will not have to utilize propane in the coach at all. The induction cooktop is cool to the touch and utilizes a magnetic field between the cooktop and the pan to heat food. Induction cooktops heat up quicker than propane cooktops.
  6. How many outlets can operate at one time with the inverter? The 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter is run to all 110-volt outlets but not to the roof air conditioner.
  7. Can the refrigerator door hinge be switched to the other side? Yes, the door can be switched to the other side, but it will leave a few holes.
  8. What size is the spare tire? The spare tire is mounted underneath the coach between the cross rails underneath the gear garage. The spare tire is a 16” steel wheel.
  9. Can you upgrade the chassis to lithium? Currently, lithium is not an option in the Revel, but because of the location of the AGM batteries, you could upgrade them at a future time.
  10. What are the measurements of the bed at different heights and can you make the front bigger by adding an additional mattress bed and swiveling front seats? The bed is on a motorized system that can lower and raise with the touch of a button. So, you will be able to use the bed at various heights while still having access to storage underneath. We have seen aftermarket accessories that allow you to use the front seats as an additional sleeping space. You can watch our Revel Story on the Flex Bed System here.
  11. How does the espar heater work? The diesel burner uses the main diesel fuel tank to heat a glycol mixture that is circulated thru heat exchangers for coach heat, and flow adjusted continuous hot water.  The Revel fresh water tank and drainage tank are below the floor which are held heavily insulated and both have a glycol line that runs along the edge of the tank to heat the tanks. You can learn even more about the espar heating system here.
  12. Was the suspension upgraded for people who want to get off the road? Everything we have heard from our Revel guests, who are out there getting off-the-beaten path, think the stock suspension is working well. We do have the ability to upgrade and add parts like sumo springs, but we don’t think it is really necessary from everything we have heard.
  13. What is the fresh water tank drain tool and where can I get one? To making drain the freshwater tank in the Revel easier, we’ve created a custom tool that allows you to “dry” winterize your Revel. You can order it here.
  14. What additional technology (like wifi boosters) can I add? We do a lot of technology additions to coaches including adding wifi boosters and cell phone boosters. Wifi boosters amplifies the wifi signal at campgrounds or other locations with open wifi. Cell phone 4G boosters enhance your incoming and outgoing phone signal and can amplify your 4G and 3G LTE signal up to 32 times.

Learn more about the Winnebago Revel here and see our full Revel inventory here.

Infotainment Center

The Revel, Era, View and Navion now come with a Large Screen Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS. The 9-inch touch screen color monitor with split screen function comes with the Rand McNally RV GPS, a dedicated GPS that helps you navigate safely an efficiently. The Rand McNally RV GPS designates points of interest and campgrounds you will want to see. With millions of RV-friendly locations and amenities and exclusive trip content from Rand McNally. Features in the RV GPS include safe and easy routing and turn-by-turn voice guidance. The infotainment center includes an AM/FM radio, handheld remote, SiriusXM (with a 90-day trial subscription), iPod/iPhone audio integration, Bluetooth, and color rearview camera.

Learn more about the infotainment center by watching this video here.

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Celebrate National Parks Week in One of Our Top 6 National Park Campsites!

For one week in April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation celebrate America’s treasures – our national parks! National Park Week is the perfect time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out and find your park. This year, National Park week is April 21 – 29, 2018.

Parks across the country host special programs and events including –

April 21, 2018:  Fee Free Day

April 22, 2018:  Earth Day and 50th Anniversary of our National Wild & Scenic Rivers System and National Trails System.

April 28, 2018: Military and Veteran Recognition Day

April 29, 2018:  National Park Rx Day

 

In honor of the upcoming National Parks Week, we selected our favorite camping spots in our National Parks!

 

Tuweep, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona

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This is the perfect camping spot for the Winnebago Revel. The stunning view from Toroweap Overlook can only be reached by negotiating difficult roads. At 3,000 vertical feet (880 m) above the Colorado River, the sheer drop from Toroweap Overlook offers a dramatic view. The volcanic cinder cones and lava flows in this ancestral home of the Southern Paiute people make this area unique. Tuweep does not allow vehicles longer than 22 ft. so the Revel’s 19’5” are perfect, you will certainly put the off-road tires to use to get to this campsite.

You are in for some serious views when you reach your camping site. Learn more here.

 

Pinon Flats, Great Sand Dunes National Park – Colorado

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Pinon Flats Campground is located in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in southern Colorado. The huge dunes are the tallest in North America and comprise about 11 percent of an enormous sand deposit that covers more than 330 square miles. The dunes have long stood as a landmark for travelers from ancient North Americans to Southern Ute, Jicarilla Apaches, Navajos, early explorers, gold miners, homesteaders, ranchers, farmers and migrant field workers, to you – today’s park visitor.

Pinon Flats is located one mile north of the Great Sand Dunes NP visitor center and is open April thru October each year. Pinon Flats is a bit more “RV friendly” than Tuweep. There are 3 loops of camping spots, loop 1 and 2 are for tents and RVs up to 35 feet. There are no hookups, but there are local dump stations and a local camping supply store between loop 1 and 2.

Expect to see wildlife at Pinon Flats including black bears! Learn more here.

 

Savage River Campground, Denali National Park – Alaska

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Home to North America’s tallest peak, Denali has been a mecca for mountaineering and adventuring for more than a century. Today, the park continues to enchant climbers, pack-rafters, skiers, dog mushers and athletes seeking to test themselves against the raw, unchecked power of a truly wild landscape.

This campground is near the end of the paved, publicly-accessible portion of the Denali Park Road. You may drive a car or RV to and from the campground any time of the day or night when the campground is open. There are 32 spots available in Savage River Campground and RVs (with tow cars) under 40 ft. are allowed in Savage River Campground. Learn more here.

 

Fruita, Capital Reef National Park – Utah

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The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert. Adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic orchards, this developed campground has 64 RV/tent sites and 7 walk-in tent sites. Each site has a picnic table and firepit (walk-in sites have a grill instead of a firepit), but no individual water, sewage, or electrical hookups. There is a RV dump and potable water fill station near the entrance to Loops A and B. Restrooms feature running water and flush toilets, but no showers. Accessible sites are located adjacent to restrooms. Learn more here.

 

Seawall, Acadia National Park – Maine

 

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Seawall Campground is located in breathtaking Acadia National Park on the western side of Mount Desert Island on the Maine Coast. The campground is approximately 18 miles from Bar Harbor and the park loop road. Visitors venture to Acadia for its picturesque scenery, historic sites and recreational activities, including hiking, biking and canoeing.

Southwest Harbor is located on the west side of Mount Desert Island. The west side of the Island is considered the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island. All the sites at Seawall Campground are wooded and within a 10-minute walk to the ocean. There are many beautiful and quiet hiking trails on this side of the Island, as well as Echo lake, a wonderful lake for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and picnics. Acadia is comprised of a cluster of islands on the Atlantic coast of Maine. Mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and beaches are all found within roughly 45,000 acres comprising Acadia. Explore Acadia here.

 

Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming

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Slough Creek Campground is located in Lamary Valley near some of the best wildlife watching opportunities in the park. Located at the end of a two-mile graded dirt road, this campground is best suited for tents and small RVs. Slough Creek is a very popular stream for fishing. The famous, scenic Beartooth Pass is a short drive away. There are plenty of hiking opportunities nearby, including the Slough Creek Trail which begins nearby. Nighttime offers a quiet, unimpeded view of the stars and the possibility of hearing wolves howl.

Visit Yellowstone and experience the world’s first national park. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold. Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

Lichtsinn RV Now an Authorized Aluminess Dealer

Lichtsinn RV is now an authorized Aluminess Dealer, the only dealer in Iowa. Aluminess manufactures aluminum products that are designed for strength and utility, providing additional protection for your vehicle. The lighter weight allows you to get full performance out of your suspension and prevents wear and tear on your alignment, brakes, and tires. In addition, you don’t have to worry about rust! Aluminess’ talented manufacturing staff is able to design, fabricate and weld bumpers, roof racks, and accessories for an ever-growing number of vehicles of various makes and models.

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Lichtsinn RV carries off-road products for the Winnebago Revel. Aluminess parts available at Lichtsinn RV include front and rear bumpers, high roof ladders, nerf bars, light bars, front receiver hitches, tire carriers, bike racks, surf board racks, and storage boxes. See our full offering of Aluminess products here.

The Winnebago Revel Infotainment Center… The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0-L turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades, and snap in screens for fresh air circulation all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.

Watch a video about how the Revel Infotainment Center Works here.

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The Revel comes with a Large Screen Infotainment Center with Rand McNally RV GPS. The 9-inch touch screen color monitor with split screen function comes with the Rand McNally RV GPS, a dedicated GPS that helps you navigate safely an efficiently. The Rand McNally RV GPS designates points of interest and campgrounds you will want to see. With millions of RV-friendly locations and amenities and exclusive trip content from Rand McNally. Features in the RV GPS include safe and easy routing and turn-by-turn voice guidance. The infotainment center includes an AM/FM radio, handheld remote, SiriusXM (with a 90-day trial subscription), iPod/iPhone audio integration, Bluetooth, and color rearview camera.

Learn more here.

The Winnebago Revel Safety… The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs ft of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades,  and snap in screens for fresh air circulation all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.

Watch a video about the Winnebago Revel’s Safety Features here.

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Top 6 Safety Features in the Winnebago Revel – 

  1. Airbags: Similar to a car or SUV, the Revel has airbags in the dash area, steering wheel, and in the cab seats
  2. Seat Belts: Both cab seats have 3-Point Seat Belts and the seat belts in the bench seat are lap belts, but they are bolted to steel unlike most other RV manufacturers that bolt them to plywood.
  3. Entry Assist Handles: Jump into your Revel safely with the entry assist handles and the running boards.
  4. BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires: Advanced tire footprint shape results in more evenly distributed stress, for longer more uniform wear. Interlocking Tread Design provide increased tread block stability, for more even wear over the long haul. The tires upper Sidewall Traction Bars provide increased mud, snow and rock traction, especially in aired-down driving situations. The rubber in the tires are split and bruise resistant , derived from BFGoodrich’s race proven Baja T/A® KR2 tire. The increased rubber thickness, extending down the sidewall to protect more of the critical sidewall failure zone and the advanced deflection design deflects protruding objects from snagging and splitting the sidewall.
  5. Mercedes-Benz Adaptive ESP System: This dynamic handling system actively intervenes to help keep the van firmly under control and safe by automatically braking individual wheels and reducing engine power to help stabilize the vehicle if wheelspin, understeer, or oversteer is detected.
  6. Mercedes-Benz Safety Enhancement Package: The all new safety enhancement package offers Revel owners light and rain sensor for automatic headlight dimming and wiper controls, blind spot monitoring with indicator warning lights in side mirrors, collision prevention assist, lane keeping assist, high beam assist, first aid kit, emergency flashlight, leather wrapped steering wheel and Mercedes insulation in cab doors.

 

To Find out more about the Winnebago Revel CLICK HERE.

To see Winnebago Revels in-stock CLICK HERE.

Feature Teacher: Ultraleather and Primera by Ultrafabrics

RV Life requires innovative surface solutions that can withstand the demands of active lifestyles, kids, and pets. Ideally suited for such demands, Ultrafabrics high performance materials are the preferred choice for applications varying from driver’s seats to lounge chairs.

Winnebago uses Ultraleather in cab seats, sofas, loungers, and more. Ultraleather gives you the softness, comfort, and luxury that is more durable than lather and incredibly easy to clean. Made with proprietary technology that combines four material layers including PVC-free polycarbonates, it has been tested and proven to surpass competitive fabrics for integrity and durability. Plus, Ultraleather offers superior thermal comfort- creating a comfortable temperature regardless of the setting. With Ultraleather, you can stay pleasantly protected from the bumps, spills, and scrapes of life on the road.

Winnebago also uses Primera by Ultrafabrics as furniture coverings. The Primera® Collezione is the first collection in a newly-created category of value-engineered polyurethanes from Ultrafabrics®. Utilizing performance-equipped polymers and a sturdy rayon/polyester blended backcloth, Primera’s construction meets or exceeds demanding performance standards. This fabric is the ideal upholstery solution with proven stain resistance and durability.

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach Factory, located just one mile north of the Winnebago factory in Forest City, Iowa. Winnebago Industries has named Lichtsinn RV the Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the past 3 consecutive years. We also have the #1 Winnebago Parts Department in the Country, shipping parts throughout the United States and Canada.

 

The Winnebago Revel Cassette Toilet…The Story

The Winnebago Revel 4×4 was designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all-new Winnebago Revel takes a no nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function-driven features. Taking full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs. ft. of torque through an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades, and snap-in screens for fresh air circulation all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.

An additional feature that assists Revel owners to stay “off the grid” for longer is the cassette-style toilet. A cassette toilet pairs the comfort of a permanent toilet with the convenience of a portable black tank.

 

Portable cassette black tank located on the exterior of the coach.
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Watch THIS VIDEO to find out more about the Winnebago Revel Cassette-Style Toilet

 

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The 5-gallon cassette in the Winnebago Revel allows you to easily transport the tank to a dumping area specifically for cassette toilets in State and National Parks. Simply remove the cassette from the locking side compartment, unlatch the handle and roll it to the dumping station. Moving inside to the bath, the swiveling toilet allows users to position the toilet for comfort. The operation of the cassette toilet is very similar to other RV toilets.

Find out more about the Winnebago Revel here.

Call Lichtsinn RV today to find out more about the Winnebago Revel and the Winnebago Revel Cassette-Style Toilet.

How is the Winnebago Revel 4×4 Insulated?

Winnebago Industries partnered with a supplier of Automotive Grade foam for insulation on the New Winnebago Revel. Considered “best practice” in automotive, trucking, and other vehicle industries this insulation is used by Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Mercedes Benz. The material has R-value of 4.4 per inch of thickness which the foam will provide this value for the lifetime of the Revel under all environmental conditions. Engineered to reduce noise and thermal insulation, meets automotive fire and safety standards.  A healthier insulation is not susceptible to moisture retention or mold and does not block drain holes like spray foam which could cause unwanted odors.

The wall construction of the Revel has 37mm foam that is CNC (computer numerical control) cut by water jet to precisely form to the openings in the body of the base vehicle. The interior walls have ABS plastic panels spaced 19mm from the inner surface of the van walls. These panels have 19mm of insulation bonded to them. The inner wall panels form a vapor barrier to prevent drafts from the outer skin of the Revel from reaching the occupants.

Engineered in Europe the dual pane acrylic awning windows are for hot and cold RV weather use. The Revel aluminum frame system includes a frost break and top-hinge design allows usage in light rain.  Integrated reflective shade system with fly screen provides additional insulation value.  Winnebago Revel floor construction consists of plywood and expanded polystyrene foam laminate. Solid floor, good screw retention provides a thermal break between the interior and floor of the Revel.

The Revel uses a double-wall roto-molded water tank system. The void between the inner and outer walls is filled with 19mm automotive grade insulation. Glycol lines returning from the interior coach heat exchangers are routed through the fresh water tank enclosure and then around the gray tank dump area on their way back to the heating unit.

Table of Insulation R-Values (capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow)

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To see our entire stock of Winnebago Revel inventory CLICK HERE!

To find out more about the New Winnebago Revel 4×4 call a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today!