Tip Tuesday: Learn How to Pair your Phone with your Infotainment Center via Bluetooth

In this week’s #TipTuesday, we go over how to pair your phone with your infotainment center via Bluetooth. Watch the video below.

Tip Tuesday Pairing Your Phone to Infotainment Center via Bluetooth

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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Understanding Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity in the Winnebago Vita

Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) is an important specification to understand before you buy your motorhome. The OCCC label is required by federal motor vehicle safety standards to ensure that buyers know that weight of passengers and cargo they can safely carry. Vehicle safety systems like tires, brakes and collision avoidance all may be compromised when the loaded motorhome weight exceeds the chassis weight rating.

The OCCC is listed on the required yellow weight label that you can find inside one of the entry doors to the motorhome. The OCCC figure is the maximum allowable weight for all occupants, food, tools, and personal belongings, including the weight of all fresh water you carry. Even the weight you put on the hitch must be included in your cargo calculation and the total must be less than the OCCC for safe operation of your RV.

Based on the option and floorplan selection, the View and Navion typically provide well over 1,000-lbs., while the Vita and Porto were designed to provide up to 1,800-lbs. of capacity.

The Vita Safely Carries More Compared to the Competitors – 

  • Up to 832-lbs. More than the Jayco Melbourne
  • Up to 1,084-lbs. More than the Thor Chateau
  • Up to 744-lbs. More than the Forest River Sunseeker
  • Up to 632-lb. More than the Forest River Forester
  • Up to 1,169-lb. More than the REV Renegade Villagio
  • Up to 741-lb. More than the Coachmen Prism Elite
  • Up to 317-lb. More than the Coachmen Prism

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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. See our Winnebago Vita inventory here.

6 Winnebago Small Motorhomes With Slide Outs

Want to RV, but want the flexibility of going where you want when you want, with the option of not bringing a tow car? A small sized RV 26’ or less allows you to park and camp almost anywhere. AND…if you add a slideout to your small RV the possibilities continue to grow! Whether you want to use your RV to travel across the country, tailgate, as a traveling office, or to just park it  while you enjoy the great outdoors, a small RV may be the answer for you. This is a growing category in the RV market, whether it’s a Class C or a Class B Van, that offers a great deal of versatility to the owner.

Winnebago Offers 6 models that include 1 or more floorplans under 26’ with slideouts.

These models include:

The Winnebago View and Navion

Winnebago View Interior
Winnebago View

Available in 4 Floorplans, all with slideouts, coming in at 25’ 8” in length each, the Winnebago View and Navion offer versality and comfort. Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis, and getting 16-18 mpg the View and Navion are powerful and economical with elegantly appointed interiors. The Winnebago View and Navion are the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel for couples and families. The four slideout-equipped Class C 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.

To see Winnebago View and Navion Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Outlook 22C
Winnebago Outlook 22C

The Class C Gas Motorhome, the Winnebago Outlook, is a new Class C motorhome that’s fully equipped and priced to fit almost any budget. The Outlook 22C is built on Ford®’s proven E350 chassis. The Outlook 22C measures in 24’2” in length with a Queen Bed Slideout. This floorplan features a full galley, overhead bed, and a long list of standard amenities at a friendly price point.

To see Winnebago Outlook 22C Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M
Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and the Winnebago Spirit Class C Gas Motorhome is ready to go anywhere adventure calls you. The nimble 22M floorplan at just 24’ 2” in length includes a U-shaped dinette that converts to a comfortable bed. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit 22M features a private rear bedroom and cabover bunk for added sleeping flexibility, plus a large rear trunk for your gear. Make it your own with three interior décor options and stylish exteriors. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit have a long list of standard features, a variety of available upgrade packages, and Winnebago’s legendary build quality.

The Winnebago NEW Winnebago Vita

Winnebago Vita Interior
Winnebago Vita

The Winnebago Vita™, available in 2 floorplans measuring 24’7” each in length, 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 families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter chassis, the Vita’s floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. The Class C Vita comes with standard features like the strong, lightweight and quiet SuperShell™ Sleeper Deck, 200-watt solar energy system, roof-port wiring access, panoramic galley window and exclusive customizable storage cabinets.

To see Winnebago Vita Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Fuse
Winnebago Fuse

The Winnebago’s Fuse’s 3 Floorplans, each with a slideout, measuring 24’ in length each. The Winnebago Fuse is stylish, flexible and fuel-efficient. Designed around the Ford® Power Stroke® diesel engine, the Winnebago® Fuse® comfortably accommodates up to four adults in a nimble, fuel-efficient package. Three surprisingly roomy, Class C 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, the 23T features a corner bath and walkaround queen bed, and the 23F a convenient corner bed. Each Fuse includes a powered armless patio awning with LED lighting, solar charging system, and a residential 110V refrigerator, while the available bike rack and a host of other options let you configure your Fuse to your needs and taste.

To see Winnebago Fuse Inventory CLICK HERE.

Winnebago Era 70M Interior
Winnebago Era 70M

The Winnebago Era is a Sprinter-based Class B-Van. The 70M Floorplan is just 24’3” in length and comes with one slideout. The Winnebago Era is now available with 4WD option and other enhancements. The Era 70M Floorplan offers a full bath and a Murphy Bed sleeping arrangement, premium contemporary interior styling, sumptuous Ultraleather™ furnishings, and dimmable LED lighting. The full galley features stainless steel appliances and a compressor-powered refrigerator for optimal cooling performance. Outside, a powered patio awning, LED lighting, and exterior speakers make it easy to relax, while the expandable solar power system helps keep the power flowing, even when you’re off the grid.

To see Winnebago Era 70M Inventory CLICK HERE.

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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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5 Reasons Why the Winnebago Revel is a Great RV!

The Winnebago Revel opened up a new world of RVing possibilities with its launch in October 2017. The Revel is the first of its kind, a true 4×4 RV designed for outdoor enthusiasts taking a no-nonsense approach to adventure with straightforward design and function-forward features. There are several reasons why the Winnebago Revel is a great RV, read our top five below.Revel lifestyle 8-18

  1. True, Off-Road RV – If you are looking for a vehicle that can take you off the beaten path and away from the traditional campground the Revel is the perfect vehicle for you! The Revel is built on the 4×4 Mercedes-Benz with a 3.0L V6 turbo-charged diesel engine, with adaptive ESP. The adaptive ESP selectively brakes individual wheels, providing increased traction, enhanced directional stability, and road adhesion in rougher terrain. The optional stylized wheels and BFGoodrich T/A K02 all-terrain tires have tougher sidewalls, a long treadlife and aggressive all-terrain traction providing a solid grip for traveling off-the-beaten path.
  2. Room to Bring all your Gear – The Revel was designed for the outdoor enthusiast who have several hobbies that require a lot of flexible storage solutions. The power lift bed with gear garage is a key storage spot in the Revel, providing 140 cu. ft. of storage space. The all-in-one gear closet and wet bath provides a spot for wet storage and includes three bamboo removable shelves, a removable clothes rod, and a bamboo shower mat.Revel lifestyle 4-18
  3. Four-Season Capabilities – The Revel is Winnebago’s first truly four-season capable RV. The Revel includes several features that enable RVs to enjoy extended season camping. The first, is the Revel’s additional insulation. Winnebago Industries has partnered up with the same component manufacturers that General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and The Ford Motor Company has used, using Automotive Grade Foam Insulation. This insulation has an R-rating of 4.4 per sq. inch so it won’t settle as you are going off-road or off the grid. It also does not maintain odor and is built to provide the same R-value for the lifetime of the vehicle. This insulation meets automotive fire and safety standards. The insulation is engineered for noise reduction and thermal insulation and is not susceptible to moisture retention or mold. The second is the Espar diesel-fired hydronic heating system that provides continuous, unlimited hot water that will heat the coach, and the holding tanks to keep them from freezing.
  4. RV Off-the-Grid – If you are looking for a coach that will allow you to RV off-the-grid and away from the traditional campground the Revel is the perfect coach for you! The Revel comes with 3 deep-cycle AGM group 31 batteries that are rated for 315 amp hours of power. The Revel also comes standard with 200-watts of solar and a 2 kilowatt pure sine wave inverter to safely power your electronics. One of the most unique features in the Winnebago Revel is the diesel-fired hydronic heating system that we previously mentioned. This system enables the Revel to be powered by a single fuel source – diesel fuel.Revel lifestyle 6-18
  5. Winnebago’s Superior Experience Manufacturing RVs – Winnebago has been building RVs for over 60 years and can manufacture better-fitting, molded parts that DIYers or one-off chassis upfitters are not able to. The Revel is also supported by Winnebago’s dealer network which allows customers to qualify for long-term, low-interest financing through a RV loan. It is more difficult and often more expensive to secure financing to purchase a van from a DIYer or van body upfitter rather than an RV dealer.

Those are our five reasons why the Winnebago Revel is a great RV. Click here to see our Revel Revealed page for videos, blog posts, gear, and more specifically for the Winnebago Revel.

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. See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

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Top Questions from the 2019 Winnebago Revel Webcast

The true 4×4 RV opens up a world of possibilities!  Now with enhanced safety features from Mercedes Benz including blind spot monitoring, collision prevention assist, lane keeping assist and much more! 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.

Lichtsinn RV’s November webcast covered the 2019 Winnebago Revel and we received several great questions throughout the webcast. Below we highlighted a few of our top questions.

WATCH THE LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBCAST ON THE 2019 WINNEBAGO REVEL HERE.

Who are the competitors of the Revel and why is the Revel a better choice? 

Before the Revel was launched, consumers relied on third-party van outfitters like Sportsmobile to build campervans like the Revel. With third-party van outfitters, consumers would have to purchase the van body from a Mercedes dealer then they would have to take it to a third-party van outfitter to do a custom van conversion. These custom conversions took a significant amount of time to complete typically up to a year. Consumers also ran into difficulties purchasing the customized van because there were not options to finance the vehicle like there are with the Winnebago Revel. Consumers were having to take a loan out to purchase the van and then wait and take out another loan for the upfit. The Winnebago Revel solved that problem because it is a recreational vehicle so consumers are able to take advantage of RV financing.

Is the Winnebago Revel a four season RV? 

It is absolutely four-season capable due to the four wheel drive, espar heating, and insulation.

4WD and All-Terrain Tires: the 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. One option is the performance wheels and BF Goodrich® T/A® KO2 all-terrain tire upgrade option. The BF Goodrich® T/A® KO2 all-terrain tires have –

  • 20% Tougher Sidewalls: Featuring Proven CoreGard Technology to take on the toughest road hazards with confidence.
  • Longer Treadlife to extend your adventure.
  • Aggressive All-Terrain Traction to confidently get you where you want to go.

Espar Heating: The diesel-fired heating system provides continuous, unlimited hot water that will heat the coach, and the holding tanks to keep them from freezing. 

Insulation: Winnebago Industries has partnered up with the same component manufacturers  that General Motors, Mercedes Benz and The Ford Motor Company has used, using Automotive Grade Foam Insulation. This insulation has an R-rating of 4.4 per sq inch so it won’t settle as you are going off-road or off the grid. It also does not maintain odor and is built to provide the same R-value for the lifetime of the vehicle. This insulation meets automotive fire and safety standards. The insulation is engineered for noise reduction and thermal insulation and is not susceptible to moisture retention or mold.

Has the Diesel-Fired Hydronic Heating System always been on the Winnebago Revel? 

Yes, it has been on the Revel since the introduction. You can learn more about the Espar diesel-fired hydronic heating system here.

What kind of wheels do you get if you don’t get the upgraded wheels, and what does Lichtsinn RV see guests ordering? 

Lichtsinn RV stocks all our Revels with the upgraded performance wheels and BF Goodrich® T/A® KO2 all-terrain tire. You can learn more about the upgraded wheels and tires here. If you don’t get the upgraded wheels you will get 16″ painted steel wheels with stock tires.

Can Lichtsinn RV add Alumniness racks? 

Yes, Lichtsinn RV partnered with Aluminess to install the specialized racks. You can see them here.

Can you add an Easy-Start to the optional Coleman-Mach Air Conditioner in the Winnebago Revel?

An Easy-Start is an aftermarket accessory that works with the Coleman-Mach air conditioning system that allows you to use a lower wattage, lighter portable generator to power the air conditioner. However, with the easy-start when you fire it up it is a maximum draw and takes more power to start up than a larger generator like the Honda 2,000 generator which is what we see on most RVs.

What are the off-the-grid capabilities with the batteries in the Revel?

The Revel comes with three deep cycle AGM absorbed glass mat maintenance free RV batteries, with a 315 AMP hour bank. When our guests are camping off-the-grid they aren’t using the batteries as much and are relying on the diesel-fired hydronic heating system which is extremely efficient.

What are the differences between the 2019 Winnebago Revel and the 2018 Winnebago Revel?

In 2019, Winnebago added a new safety enhancement package that includes:

  • 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
  • Mercedes insulation in cab doors

WATCH THE 2019 WINNEBAGO REVEL VDP 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. See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

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Winnebago View 24V vs. Fuse 23A

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 two similar floorplans available in the View and Fuse lineups – the View 24V and the Fuse 23A measurements and chassis so you don’t have to!

Specs View 24V Fuse 23A
Length 25’8″ 24′
Exterior Height 11’1″ 10’1.5″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6.25″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 43 23.2
Awning Length 16′ 16′
Interior Height 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 31 27
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6
Optional Water Heater Capacity Continuous N/A
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 36/36 40/43
LP Capacity (gal.) 13 13
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 25
GCWR (lbs.) 15,250 13,500
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 10,360
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,130
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,275
Wheelbase 170″ 156″
Seating Capacity 4 4
Starting MSRP $136,921 $125,812

Winnebago View 24V

Take luxury living on the road with the Winnebago View and Navion 24V, and experience the performance, towing power, and fuel economy of the reputable Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. The 24V floorplans even offer rear twin beds with a flex bed system that converts to a queen

This coach is powered by the tried and true, fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz powertrain. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis features a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel powertrain providing 325-lbs. ft. of torque, 188-horsepower, an automatic 5-speed transmission with tip shift technology enabling grade braking capabilities, and adaptive ESP (electronic stability program) for superior ride and handling and a factory installed towing package with a 5,000-lb. hitch with 500-lb. vertical tongue rating.

WATCH OUR IN-DEPTH VDP VIDEO OF THE WINNEBAGO 24V HERE.

The Winnebago View 24V includes the latest in mid-year factory installed options including:

  • Dual recliners with a pedestal table as an option to the sofa sleeper
  • 7-cubic ft. double door compressor-driven refrigerator that is powered off both 12-V and electric. The Norcold dual door model features 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.
  • Dual group 24 batteries replenished by the standard 200-watts of roof-mounted solar.
  • 1,000-watt pure sine wave inverter that provides cleaner power to the upgraded audio-visual components
  • MaxxAir Vent System is standard in the galley

See our Winnebago View inventory here.

Winnebago Fuse 23A

The Winnebago Fuse 23A is the fuel efficient Ford Transit with a slideout and modeled after the very successful Winnebago View and Itasca Navion 24V rear twin bed slideout floorplan with a rear full bath! The Winnebago Fuse 23A offers a more affordable fuel efficient chassis with a broader dealer network for servicing that saves over $13,000 compared to the Winnebago View and Itasca Navion, and includes slightly more torque or power at 350 lb ft. All while maintaining 15 – 17 mpg highway! A flexible setup for twin beds or an oversized queen bed sleeping area with the an expansive slideout, while the 23A still maintains nearly 1,200 lbs of cargo carrying capacity!

The Fuse is built on the Ford Transit chassis powered by the Ford 3.2-Liter power stroke diesel powertrain providing 350-lbs. of torque, 185-horsepower, and a six-speed transmission with SelectShift capability, dual overdrive, and grade brake capability.

WATCH OUR IN-DEPTH FUSE 23A VDP VIDEO HERE.

The Fuse 23A includes the following factory installed options:

  • 1,000-watt inverter to power household appliances in select areas off the dual deep-cycle RV batteries.
  • 200-watt Zamp solar package with quick port for adding portable solar panels.
  • All-new Ford SYNC connectivity package featuring SYNC 3 with MyFord Touch, GPS navigation, a 6-inch multi-function HD display, SiriusXM satellite radio, and lane departure warning system.
  • CumminsOnan 2,500 MicroQuiet LP generator

See our Fuse 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. See our Winnebago View and Navion inventory here and our Winnebago Fuse inventory here.

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Winnebago Surprises with its Revel 4×4 Camper Van

Best known for its larger motor homes, Winnebago has surprised the RV world with the introduction of its Revel 4×4 camper van — a Mercedes Benz Sprinter-based rig outfitted for rugged outdoor sport and camping trips.

The Revel 4×4 is designed to take you and your bikes, skis, climbing equipment, backpacks or other gear out into the backcountry while giving you a comfortable retreat to rest those achy muscles and bed down for the night.

Notable for its straightforward design and function-driven features, the Revel is powered by Mercedes’ 188-horsepower, 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbo diesel engine. It pushes 325 lb.-ft. of torque through a five-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels via an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high/low range gearing and hill descent mode for added off-road capability.

Other features include electronic stability, traction control and four-wheel ABS braking. BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires provide the needed grip to deal with rough terrain.

While Winnebago pioneered the use of Sprinter-based road-touring vans, this brawny off-road-capable model, with a relatively short 144-inch wheelbase (19.5 feet overall length) and almost 6 inches of additional ground clearance, is definitely aimed at expanding the market to reach a younger, sports and adventure-oriented crowd.

Photo courtesy of Winnebago Industries

The Revel features an innovative rear-mounted power-lift bed that lifts away to the ceiling to clear out a 140-cubic-foot (4 square-meter) gear garage for bikes, boards and backpacks. Double doors provide for easy loading, and six removable cargo tie downs can be implemented to help keep everything in place on bumpy terrain. At night, the 49-by-79-inch bed lowers down at the push of a button.

Off-the-grid adventures are aided by a 200-watt roof-mounted solar-powered electrical system (no LP gas or 110V power required) tied to three 105Ah deep-cycle AGM batteries to power onboard equipment.

Also roof-mounted is a low-profile, high-efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioner. Continuous, unlimited hot water comes via an Eberspaecher hydronic heater with a diesel burner. It draws from the main diesel fuel tank to heat a glycol mixture that circulates through heat exchangers for both coach heat and continuous hot water. This system also heats freshwater and gray tanks in subfreezing conditions.

Additional outside features include a roof rack with a moveable ladder that allows access from various locations around the coach. Other neat pluses include an electric awning with built-in LED lighting and a wind-retraction system, side and rear screen doors and an exterior hot/cold shower.

Photo courtesy of Winnebago Industries

Burly on the outside, the Revel’s interior features all the typical motor home amenities. A galley and wet bath are located across from one another, just in front of the rear bed.

The all-electric galley features a glass-covered single-burner induction cooktop, 2.5-cubic foot compressor fridge/freezer and a stainless-steel sink with a waste filtration system. Also, part of the galley package includes a flip-up countertop extension, spacious storage drawers and a pantry.

Up front, a folding dinette table pulls up between the front-facing bench and rear-swiveling cab seats. The table/seats also can be converted into a single bed.

Standard cabin features include a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear-view camera, adjustable front seats with armrests and lumbar support, and keyless remote entry. A JBL premium sound system and 9-inch infotainment center with Rand McNally RV GPS, Sirius XM radio and Bluetooth are available as an option.

With a base price of $134,799, the Revel may be out of the question for #vanlifers hoping to do things on the cheap — but it is a well-designed, top-quality off-road/off-grid package that looks to be just the thing for those who can afford it.

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. See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

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Winnebago Revels Now In-Stock at Lichtsinn RV!

For the first time in over a year, Lichtsinn RV has in-stock Revels available for purchase now! See our in-stock Revel inventory here.

Winnebago Revels Now Instock at Lichtsinn RV

Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straight-forward 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.

Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a Power Lift Bed with a 140 cu. ft. gear garage below. This allows for a 49 x 79 inch cross coach sleeping area. A full galley, including a 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all in one bath and gear closet boasts a cassette style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Add a standard solar power system that is expandable to 510 watts, diesel powered heating, a dinette with a pull-up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the new Revel: quite simply the most off road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.

Winnebago Revels Now Instock at Lichtsinn RVStorage 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, snap in screens for fresh air circulation, and an available roof mounted AC system all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.

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

1. Mercedes Benz 3.0 litre six cylinder turbo diesel

2. 325 lb ft of torque or power

3. 188 horsepower

4. Five speed automatic transmission with grade braking capability

5. On-demand 4WD with low range, to selectively stop individual wheels if wheel spin is detected. The system can be safely driven on dry pavement without the risk of damaging differential locks.

6. Electronic stability and traction control

7. Four wheel ABS

8. Trailer package with 5,000-lb. towing and a 500-lb. vertical tongue weight

9. Performance wheels and BF Goodrich TA KO2 all-terrain tires LT245/70R17, featuring a longer tread life in dry pavement conditions, with aggressive all-terrain traction – perfect for gravel, rocky and snowy conditions

Includes the following factory installed options:

1. Mercedes Benz safety enhancement package, which includes:

a. Light and rain sensor for automatic headlight dimming and wiper controls

b. Blind spot monitoring with indicator warning lights in side mirrors

c. Collision prevention assist

d. Lane keeping assist

e. High beam assist

f. First aid kit

g. Emergency flashlight

h. Leather wrapped steering wheel

i. Mercedes insulation in cab doors

2. Mercedes Benz dash infotainment and rear camera monitoring package

3. Performance wheels and BF Goodrich TA KO2 all terrain tires

4. Roof mounted low profile high efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioner

5. Exterior graphics delete for a stealth like exterior.

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

1. 140 cubic ft under bed garage store with six removable cargo tie down anchors

2. 26.4 gallon fuel capacity

3. Continuous unlimited hot water heater via the hydronic Espar heat and hot water source. 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. This also then heats the freshwater and gray tanks in subfreezing temps.

4. 30 amp electrical service

5. 13,500 BTU low profile high efficiency air conditioning system

6. Winnebago exclusive movable ladder and roof rack allows access from various locations around the coach

7. Power 10 ft patio awning

8. Whole house 2,000 watt inverter, wired to all outlets including the induction cook top

9. Solar panel charger, with 200 watts standard, expandable to 510

10.Three deep cycle AGM absorbed glass mat maintenance free RV batteries, with a 315 AMP hour bank standard

11. Compressor driven refrigerator and freezer, 2.5 cubic feet

12. Single burner induction range top with glass cover

13. Insulated and heated freshwater and gray tank is mounted in an insulated housing and heated by the hydronic heating system

14. Exterior wash station and service center with city water hookup, diverter valve, drainage vales, sewer hose valve and exterior wash station with pump switch

15. TrueLevel holding tank monitoring system

16. Winterization package, for storage, as the coach is four season ready

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. See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

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Open House: RV Industry Gets “Smart”

If there is an overriding theme at this year’s RV Open House in Elkhart, Indiana, this week, it is technology. The smart RV is no longer talk of the future; the smart RV has arrived.

“The industry is definitely moving in the direction of the smart RV,” states Sam Jefson, public relations specialist for Winnebago Industries, which introduced ASA Electronics’ iN-Command system on some of its 2019 offerings. With the iN-Command system, RVers can control RV functions, such as climate control, slide outs, awnings and lights, as well as monitor batteries, holding tanks and auxiliary fuel, from an app on their smart phones.

Jefson says Winnebago has rolled out the technology with its travel trailers, which tend to be used by a very tech-savvy demographic, but adds he fully expects all units to eventually be similarly equipped.

Winegard is making tech headlines as well as more OEMs prewire their units for Winegard ConnecT 2.0. Some companies are also making this technology standard on their rigs.

WATCH OUR LIVE WEBCAST ON CELLULAR AND WIFI BOOSTERS FEATURING THE WINEGARD CONNECT 2.0 WIFI EXTENEDER HERE.

Designed specifically for the mobile environment, the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 WiFi Extender + 4G LTE is a long-range, high-performance WiFi extender that increases the range of accessible WiFi hotspots, well beyond the range of a typical smart device. The product uses its multiple, built-in smart antennas to scan and connect to WiFi signals, rebroadcasting them in and around the camp site. The 4G LTE model can also connect to nationwide 4G LTE when WiFi is not available, ensuring reliable, uninterrupted, in-motion and stationary coverage. Users can stay connected to family, friends, web content, entertainment, and now their RV.

The 4G LTE ConnecT 2.0 model is now certified with AT&T and Verizon as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, and RV enthusiasts can either add it to their new or existing data plan by simply swapping out the included SIM card or choose Winegard ConnecT’s data plan, which features no-contract, 30-day plans with no data throttling, so users only pay for the time it’s being used.

At last week’s open house, Winnebago introduced the Vita and Porto: A compact Class C diesel built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. Both products are equipped with best in class storage, tank sizes and carrying capacity. Other features include a new quiet, durable Supershell composite sleeper deck, a new prewired track and roof panel for Wi-Fi and cellular boost antenna systems and industry leading off the grid capabilities.

Reports Jefson, “We are seeing a great interest in being off the grid. More and more people seek a product they can take pretty much anywhere. But they want to be off the grid and still be able to run their appliances.”

This can be seen, he says, in the popularity of Winnebago’s Travato 59KL and 59GL, which were introduced at Winnebago’s Dealer Event in March. The Pure3 Energy Management System powered by Volta Power Systems ­­is a powerful, durable, and easy-to-use lithium system.

SEE OUR BLOG POSTS, VIDEO LIBRARY AND MORE ON THE WINNEBAGO TRAVATO HERE.

Under 200-lbs. the three-module automotive grade energy pack provides 8,700-watt hours. It is watertight and durable; and the steel housing is safe. The 59KL and 59GL come standard with a powerful inverter – a 3,600-watt pure sine inverter – bringing 30 amps of power wherever you are. Travatos also have a dedicated 58-volt alternator, or under hood generator. A simple analog gauge changes color to let users know how much energy is remaining with just a glance.

“The lithium ion battery is really exciting technology,” Jefson states. “You can imagine the options it opens up if you are not tied to a campground.”

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach, located just one mile north of the Winnebago and Winnebago Touring Coach factory in Forest City, Iowa.

We have been named by Winnebago Industries named Top North American Winnebago Dealer for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs. Lichtsinn RV is also one of the few Iowa RV Dealers that offers these top brand-name RVs like Winnebago as RV Rentals. Being the closest dealer to the Winnebago factory affords us the opportunity to provide you with speedy delivery of parts from our warehouse and Winnebago. We offer Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse parts at competitive discounts and we offer fair shipping quotes, and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We have RVIA-certified technicians to service your motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Our Circle of Excellence customer satisfaction index scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago and Itasca dealers! See our interactive map of Lichtsinn RV Motor Home Owners from around the world