Top Ten Questions about Financing your RV Purchase at Lichtsinn RV

At Lichtsinn RV we have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through your purchase of a new or pre-owned RV.  In the United States, 70 to 80 percent of the 11 million households that currently own an RV have a loan.  We’ve prepared a list of the top ten questions about “financing your RV” that we get here at Lichtsinn RV.

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How does the process work? 

Most guests call us to complete a credit application over the phone.  It takes about five to ten minutes to complete verbally.   Alternatively, you can complete our online credit application on our secure website or you can also visit us in person.  Usually credit decisions take a day or less.   We work with trusted industry lenders that offer RV specific terms and rate advantages.

How do RV loans work?

Unlike traditional automobile loans and mortgages, RV rates are typically lower for longer term loans.   Most guests opt for a fixed rate twenty-year loan. This provides a lower monthly payment while still providing the flexibility to pay the loan off at any time with no penalty.  We will do whatever we can to help you get the monthly payment and loan term that best suits your budget.

Why should I finance my RV at Lichtsinn RV? 

We work with many national lenders who are competing against each other to provide our guests the most competitive rates. We also handle the whole process for our guests saving time and money! Our lenders are also using only your RV as collateral while some banks and credit unions will ask for other items such as CD’s, investment and even your home. Our goal is to make this process as seamless and easy for our guests as possible while working to help obtain competitive rates!

Are there fees or closing costs?

All of our loans carry no fees at closing, no closing costs and no points.

What are my payment options?

We offer both monthly and bi-weekly payment options.  The bi-weekly payment option can help shorten your term and save you thousands of dollars.

Are there pre-payment penalties?

There are no prepayment penalties and so you can pay extra each month or pay the whole RV off in a lump sum in the future if you choose.

Which lenders do you use?

We work with several lenders across the country to bring you the most competitive and flexible financing options available.   We have partnerships with Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West, Huntington Bank and several other major lenders.   We allow them to compete to help get you the lowest rate.

How much money do I need to put down?

Most of our lenders are currently requiring 10% down for RV financing.  There are 0% down options for some well-qualified customers.  Keep in mind that the more you put down the lower your payments will be and you’ll end up paying less in interest over the term of your loan.

Do I need to put my home up for collateral?

The only collateral you’re using to secure a loan at Lichtsinn RV is the RV itself.    You will not need to put up your home for collateral.

Can I deduct the interest on my RV loan?

Yes, in many cases.  According to the RV industry association, under the U.S. tax code, RV buyers can deduct the interest on certain loans used to purchase RVs as a mortgage on a second home. RVs qualify for a second home mortgage interest deduction because they are a popular weekend and vacation ‘home’ for middle-class Americans.

If you have any questions call (1-800-343-6255) or email the Lichtsinn RV Business Office today to find out more about financing your RV purchase.

 

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Top Ten Questions about Insuring your RV at Lichtsinn RV

We know that a purchasing an RV is one of the biggest and important investments people make.   To keep that investment safe and secure we offer insurance for your RV right here at Lichtsinn RV.  Insuring your RV has never been easier!

 

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Why should I get my insurance at Lichtsinn RV?

Our business managers are licensed personal lines agents for a variety of companies that specialize in RV insurance.  They work insuring people for RVs on a daily basis.  They can ensure you get the right coverages for your needs.

What is total loss replacement coverage?

In the unfortunate circumstance your RV becomes a total loss most auto insurance companies are going to only cover actual cash value.  We offer policies with Total Loss Replacement Coverage which will pay you what it costs to replace your RV with a new one.

Does my insurance cover international travel?

If you travel north to Canada you’ll be covered, but if you plan on traveling to Mexico you’ll need to purchase Mexican liability coverage before crossing the border.  Your comprehensive insurance will still be in place but you need that extra coverage when traveling to Mexico and other south-of-the-border destinations.

Does insurance cover rock chips on my windshield?

RV windshields can be expensive- especially on Class A motorcoaches.    Many of the policies we’re able to write offer a zero dollar windshield deductible that can save you the expense of replacing your windshield.

How much will insurance cost? 

The cost depends a great deal on what kind of RV you are insuring but most of the policies we write average $1200 a year.

Why is RV insurance so affordable?

One of the big things that insurance companies are going to ask you when you’re doing your quote is how many miles a year are you driving or how many days each year are you using it.  Generally, most of our guests are going to use their RV between 30 and 150 days a year.    This results in a lower rate than you might expect.

Which companies do you work with?

We work with a variety of companies including Progressive, Nationwide, National General and Safeco.

Can I turn off my coverage while my RV is in storage?

We work with carriers who will allow you to take off coverage while your RV is in storage however we also work with carriers who rate the policy based on the number of days your planning to use the RV which eliminates the need for you to take coverage off and you won’t have to remember to put coverage back on before using your RV!

Who do I contact with a claim? 

We will provide insurance identification cards when we finalize the insurance policy and the claims numbers are listed on the card.  You can also always call us here at the dealership and we would be happy to help file the claim with you directly with the carrier.

Is roadside assistance available through my policy? 

All of our carriers offer roadside assistance which can be an option added to your insurance policy.

If you have any questions call (1-800-343-6255) or email the Lichtsinn RV Business Office today to find out more about insuring your RV.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Featured Item – Satellite Systems

Our Featured Part special this month is Satellite Systems including the portable Winegard Carryout G3, the In-Motion Winegard Roadtrip T4, the Mobile SK-SWM3 DirecTV Slimlinethe King Tailgator Pro and King One Pro.

Wanting to select the perfect satellite for your needs? Use our exclusive satellite finder here.

Portable Winegard Carryout G3 – 

The Winegard Carryout G3 offers the ultimate in flexibility! Use as a portable or roof mounted antenna. Change providers, keep your antenna.

Carryout G3 Features:

  • Compatible with multiple providers
  • Easily switch providers at power inserter
  • Powered over coax through power inserter
  • Permanent & temporary mount options
  • Fully automatic satellite acquisition
  • Simple setup
  • Multi-TV viewing
  • Ultra-small and compact

In-motion Winegard RoadTrip T4 – 

The RoadTrip T4 is both smaller and quieter than previous Winegard in-motion satellite antennas. This sleek, compact unit is ultra lightweight, with the smallest footprint, and requires minimal roof space. New motors and updated tracking algorithms reduce noise levels and improve tracking capabilities.

RoadTrip T4 Features:

  • Fully automatic roof mounted antenna with one button on/off operation
  • Watch LIVE programming while traveling down the road
  • Quiet system with improved tracking — updated design reduces noise and improves tracking
  • Winegard’s smallest in-motion antenna — requires minimal roof space and no storage space

Mobile SK-SWM3 DirecTV Slimline –Never miss your favorite shows again with the power of multi-satellite viewing. Watch any program on any TV in the RV. Made with approved and certified reflectors to provide the strongest signal strength. Winegard is proud to be the first to provide RVers with the only solution for maximum DIRECTV HD programming. Supports all new DIRECTV HD receivers.

Portable DISH King Tailgator Pro – With KING’s next-level satellite antenna technology, your choice for satellite TV is clear. Bring the best entertainment to any outdoor event with the completely reengineered DISH® Tailgater® Pro. This reengineered, fully automated, premium HD satellite TV antenna includes an ultramodern, clear cover – always know where your antenna is pointing, an industry first! It’s simply better, by design. With the Tailgater Pro, enjoying your favorite HD DISH satellite TV service is easier, faster and more reliable than ever before. The Tailgater Pro starts scanning faster and completes the scan more quickly than ever before. Includes 100% nationwide coverage (western and eastern hybrid arc: 61.5, 110, 119). Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the Tailgater Pro allows you to take DISH satellite TV service with you anywhere in the continental U.S. Compatible DISH HD Solo receiver required.

Portable King One Pro – One antenna, all providers: Enjoy the KING One Pro™ advantage. With the introduction of next level satellite antenna technology, the KING One Pro fully automated premium satellite TV antenna gives you the freedom to take your favorite TV programming – on DIRECTV®, DISH® or Bell™ (Canada) satellites – with you on the road, to the great outdoors, or anywhere you go.  It’s the only antenna on the market that automatically configures for U.S. satellite service without the use of DIP switches – taking all the guesswork out of getting started. Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle. The KING One Pro is highly portable, easy-to-use, and includes our ultramodern clear cover – Always know where your antenna is pointing. It’s simply better, by design

Contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department today to find out more about the available satellite systems at 1-800-343-6255 or parts@lichtsinn.com.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV – No Delivery Miles

You will Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV! Starting when you pick up the phone or chat with us online, you will see why the Lichtsinn RV Experience is the best.

One of the key advantages of buying your new Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV is our proximity to Winnebago’s Motorhome Division in Forest City, Iowa. Our dealership is located 1 mile from Winnebago Industries, so if you buy a Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV you don’t have to worry about whether a delivery driver ate, drank, or lived in your brand-new RV before you could.

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Watch our Experience the Best – No Delivery Miles video here

Picking up your brand-new Winnebago motorhome is a day filled with excitement and wonder as you explore and test every component, part and gadget in your RV. After you wrap up your day at the dealership, the sales person hands you the keys to your new rig and you are off to enjoy your first night in your RV. As you hit the open road, you look down and realize your brand-new Winnebago already has 1,000+ miles on it… But how is that possible if the Winnebago is new? RVs are too big to be transported using semis, so RV manufacturers hire drivers to drive an RV from where it is built to the dealer. So, your RV will arrive with hundreds to thousands of miles on the engine and who knows what else…

A dealer that is more geographically proximate to you might not tell you about how crucial the first 1,000 miles is for engine break-in because your Winnebago could arrive with 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. The chassis manufacturers have recommendations for breaking in the engine. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV you can control the critical break-in period and not leave it up to a delivery driver towing their personal vehicle across the country.

Factory-fresh Winnebago motorhomes without any delivery miles is just one way you will Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV. See all of the ways you will Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV here.

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Debunking RV Buying Myths – How Lichtsinn RV is Different From the Rest

At Lichtsinn RV, we encounter guests that either have previously bought or spoken to another an RV dealer or have heard horror stories from family members or friends who had a negative experience buying from another dealer.

Here at Lichtsinn RV, we are different, but don’t take our word for it. Read our hundreds of guest reviews on Facebook and Google to see what our guests thought of purchasing at Lichtsinn RV.

We wanted to debunk some common myths about buying RVs that we have heard from guests who have previously spoken or bought from another dealer.

Myth #1: The salesperson doesn’t know anything about the product I am looking at.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: The Lichtsinn RV team has the Winnebago-Specific Product Knowledge to Assist you in the Sales and Service Process.

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The Lichtsinn RV Team Receives Daily Professional Development.

Lichtsinn RV exclusively sells new Winnebago product and has been for over 40 years. The team members at Lichtsinn RV have Winnebago-specific product knowledge and receive extensive, ongoing professional development to ensure they stay up-to-date on new product and features. In fact, the Lichtsinn RV sales team receives daily professional development to review Winnebago product and features. This training ensures that the Lichtsinn RV sales consultants can answer your questions no matter how in-depth they are, and if we need to research something in more detail we have our partners at Winnebago, just down the road, to help. This extensive training continues into our service department. Each of our Winnebago factory trained RV Service Technicians has earned their RVIA/RVDA Certification. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills required to properly diagnose and fix your RV. Several members of our service team actually worked at Winnebago Industries’ motorhome facility before coming to Lichtsinn RV, so they have first hand knowledge of how the product is built. See more here. 

Myth #2: A Winnebago on my local dealer’s lot is no different than any other new Winnebago.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: the Winnebagos at Lichtsinn RV are Factory Fresh and Do Not Have Any Delivery Miles or Tow Car Stress on them.

A dealer that is more geographically proximate to you might not tell you about how crucial the first 1,000 miles is on  your new motorhome for the engine break-in period. A Winnebago from your local dealer could arrive with 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. Chassis manufacturers have recommendations for breaking in the engine. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV you can control the critical break-in period and not leave it up to a delivery driver towing their personal vehicle across the country. If you buy a Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV you don’t have to worry about whether a delivery driver ate, drank, or lived in your brand-new RV before you. Your local dealer can not say the same. See more here.

Myth #3: There are a Bunch of Added Fees and Extra Work to Buy an RV Out of State.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: There Are No Additional Fees to Purchase an RV in Iowa

Here at Lichtsinn RV, we help guests from all over the United States and Canada purchase their RVs. There are no additional fees to purchase an RV in Iowa and you will pay the tax and license fees in your home state. Our business office has experience working with DMV offices all over the country to help make the vehicle registration process as simple as possible. See more here.

Myth #4: It will cost me extra to purchase outside of my home state.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: Lichtsinn RV Provides a Superior Purchasing Experience for All Our Guests 

We assist guests from all over North America, and many of our guests take advantage of our airport transportation service. We arrange a driver to pick you up from either the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Des Moines, or Mason City airports saving you valuable travel time. We often here that people will fly to Lichtsinn RV and still save money over their local dealer.

When comparing RVs at Lichtsinn RV to a dealer in your geographic location you will want to ensure you are looking at truly comparable RVs. We often hear from guests that their local dealer will stock a lesser model and then force the buyer to spend a significant amount of money to equip the RV to meet their needs. We equip all of our stock units similarly to how most of our guests prefer to equip their RVs, so they are ready to get on the road and enjoy their coach not spend additional time or money equipping it with comfort or efficiency items.

Myth #5: The Dealer Rushes Through the Delivery Walk-Around.

The Reality at Lichtsinn RV: You will receive a complimentary ½ Day Orientation Where Every Single Feature, Switch, Maintenance and Warranty Item is Covered.

In your half day educational orientation, you will learn about every switch and feature, what to do and not to do in with your new RV, maintenance tips and warranty items. In this orientation, feel free to ask any questions you have, and your advisor will happily answer them. We also recommend that you stay for at least one night during your delivery so if any additional questions or concerns arise you can speak with your service advisor, sales consultant or business manager right away. See more here.

Myth #6:  RV Dealers Don’t Support You After the Sale.

Reality at Lichtsinn RV: At Lichtsinn RV, you have a full team of support from our Sales, Service, and Parts Departments to support you after the sale.

You will have your Sales Consultant assisting you with the purchase process and with any questions after the sale. The Lichtsinn RV Business Office will assist you before and during the delivery process to ensure you understand your options for financing and protecting your investment down the road.

Next you will meet your designated service consultant who will answer all your questions and assist you with setting up service appointments for the lifetime of your vehicle. Our service consultants and our Winnebago Factory Trained RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Service Technicians have the training, experience and certification to ensure your RV is in the right hands when receiving service work. See more here.

The Lichtsinn RV Parts Department is the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the country with same-day shipping on in-stock parts with nationwide shipping. Our Parts department team will assist you in ordering parts and accessories for the lifetime of your vehicle and answer any questions you have related to parts and accessories for your RV. See more here.

Learn more about the Lichtsinn RV Experience here.

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Tips for Finding a Reputable RV Dealer: Online Reviews

So you have decided that the RV lifestyle is for you and now you have begun researching the perfect RV for your needs. A lot of buyers think the research process ends when you find the perfect RV, but there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a track record of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best reputation. In our blog series we will cover what you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

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Online Reviews – In the past, buyers had to rely on who they knew to find out whether or not an RV dealer was reputable. Now with Google Reviews and Facebook recommendations more customers can read about other customer’s experiences with the dealer. You will want to make sure to read third-party reviews like the ones on Facebook and Google because dealers are not able to remove negative reviews like reviews featured on their sites. When customers take the time to leave a review of a business typically it is because they had a wonderful experience or a not so wonderful experience. When you read through several reviews you will start to see patterns about their sales people, the service department and more. We have seen larger “super-store” type dealers remove reviews from their Facebook page so potential buyers can’t read what their customers are saying about them. At Lichtsinn RV, we ask all of our guests to leave us reviews or recommendations we want to know how we can make our guests’ experience the best it can be. Because after all, we want our guests to Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV!

You can read our Google Reviews here and our Facebook reviews here. 

The RV buying process is a lengthy, but exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV Dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible rig price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

Accreditation from the RV Manufacturer

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Most RV Manufacturers have a program to identify dealers that exhibit excellence in service and sales. For Winnebago, it is called the Flying W Award. The Flying W award recognizes the top one-third Winnebago dealer locations for superior owner satisfaction and service excellence. You need to ask yourself if you should even consider working with a dealer who has not achieved this minimum ranking. The 2020 Flying W platinum recognition is awarded to the top 12 dealers that rated the highest in customer satisfaction during the program period. In 2020, Lichtsinn RV was awarded the Platinum designation, the highest award given by Winnebago Industries. This is the 27th consecutive year Lichtsinn RV was awarded Winnebago’s prestigious dealer excellence award, previously named the Circle of Excellence award.

Customers should look for an accreditation, like the Flying W award, to ensure they are working with a reputable RV dealer.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Tips for Finding A Reputable RV Dealer: Well Trained Sales and Service Team

Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

Sales and Service

Well Trained Sales AND Service Team Members 

We don’t need to tell you that buying an RV is one of the largest purchases you’ll make. You’ll do a great deal of research, but it’s hard to find answers to all of your questions.

The last thing you want to do is to walk into or call a dealership only to find you know more about the RV you’re looking at than the RV Sales Consultant who is trying to sell it to you. AND worse yet, when you do finally make this large purchase you don’t want to be confronted down the road with a service team member who is uneducated about your RV.

At Lichtsinn RV, Winnebagos are the only New Motorhomes we carry. This allows our team to focus on Winnebago motorhomes exclusively. Our Factory Trained Sales Consultants receive regular daily Winnebago specific product training. Located only one mile from the Winnebago Motorhome Factory also allows us to review new product and model year changes up front.  And…if we are unable to answer a question, we can call our Winnebago Representatives just one mile down the road to get an answer for you.

At Lichtsinn RV, our relationship with you goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. We know that your experience after the sale is equally if not more important than your experience before and during the purchase of your RV. Your assigned Sales, Parts, Service and Business Office Team Members will work with you to ensure that you enjoy your RV experience throughout the life of your RV. Working with a dedicated team allows you to create a relationship so that you and our team members are familiar with one another and your RV.

When the time does come for you to have your RV serviced you can call your dedicated RV Service Consultant to schedule an appointment. In the interim, your service consultant can help you troubleshoot issues over the phone or even work with another service department to help diagnose any issues you might have. As America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago Industries, each Lichtsinn RV Service Consultant completes Winnebago Factory Direct Service Training. This provides them the knowledge to better diagnose, answer questions and schedule any needed repairs on your RV.

Whether we are getting your RV ready for delivery, adding on RV accessories, or providing RV service, you can be assured that your Lichtsinn RV Service Technician has the skills they need to complete the job! Each Lichtsinn RV Factory Trained Service Technician has earned their RVIA/RVDA Certification. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so. Our Flying W Customer Satisfaction Index Scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago Dealers! We have also recently expanded our Service Department which has allowed us to increase our services offered, including full tire service.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Tips for Finding a Reputable RV Dealer: RV Parts

Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

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Well Trained Parts Team Members 

Now you have the RV of your dreams, you’ve put a couple thousand miles on it, taking your house on wheels down the road while shaking and rattling it all the way. Chances are sometime in the future, or sooner if you decide you’d like some accessories added, you’ll need to reach out to a Winnebago Parts Department to help you (or your servicing repair facility will) to find a part for your RV. Winnebago does not ship parts directly to guests, so you’ll have to reach out to a Winnebago RV Dealer. You’ll want to look at the after purchase support a dealer provides when making an RV buying decision. Oftentimes we think of Service only when we discuss after purchase support, but the dealership’s RV Parts Department is equally as important.

At Lichtsinn RV we have been the Top Winnebago Parts Dealer in the Country for over 15 years, shipping parts throughout the United States and Canada. As the closest dealer to the Winnebago Motorhome Factory we are able to provide you with same-day Nationwide shipping on in-stock parts from our warehouse and Winnebago’s. We carry a huge selection of Winnebago, Itasca, Workhorse and Winnebago Touring Coach parts so you can find the part you are looking for! Whether you are looking for Winnebago Replacement Parts, Winnebago Awning Parts, Winnebago Compartment Doors, Winnebago Trim Pieces, RV Accessories or any other Winnebago Part, our Winnebago specialized parts team will find what you’re looking for.

Did you know that there are literally hundreds of thousands of Winnebago parts? Knowing the perfect part for your needs can be tricky. At Lichtsinn RV, Winnebago Motorhomes are the only new Motorhomes that we carry. This allows our parts team to specialize in Winnebago RV parts. With over 85 years of combined experience, the Lichtsinn RV Winnebago Parts Team Members are experts at helping you find the right part for your RV the first time and fulfilling your RV Parts Order quickly and efficiently.

We offer fair shipping quotes and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We use UPS, FedEx, USPS and Motor Freight carriers and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We also offer a 10% Discount on all Winnebago Factory Parts to all Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) Members.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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Tips for Finding a Reputable RV Dealer: Superior Accommodations

Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

A Place to Stay While You’re at the Dealership…Superior Accommodations

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Another factor to consider when purchasing an RV is the dealership’s availability of accommodations for you to stay at while you are there for delivery or for any service appointments.

There are so many features on an RV, after you take delivery you are bound to have a number of questions, some of which may not arise until you’ve stayed in the RV a night or two. If you are trading in an RV, you’ll have to move your things from unit to unit.

When you go to a dealership for service (you’re purchasing dealer or any other), it’s easier to stay on site in your RV versus finding an alternative place to stay if the servicing dealer is any distance from you.

Enjoy superior accommodations at Lichtsinn RV. Whether you are here to purchase an RV or for an RV Service Appointment, we offer numerous accommodations to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.  When purchasing an RV we encourage you to stay overnight with us at least one night, so that we are available just outside your doorstep the next day to answer any questions that you may have.

As a service guest at Lichtsinn RV, if you have a multi-day appointment, our goal is to be complete with your service work to the extent that your RV is operational for you to stay in by the end of each day so you can stay in your RV overnight in our campground area.

Our accommodations include: Fresh Filtered Water, Complimentary high-speed internet, Electrical Hookups, Dumping Facilities and Indoor Delivery Facilities as needed.  We have a comfortable Guest Lounge available with installed Laptop Tables, Complimentary Coffee and the latest in Technology. Your Pets are welcome to join you in the Guest Lounge and throughout our Dealership.

We are committed to your health and safety while you are with us.  We are diligently adhering to all current Local, State, Federal and CDC recommendations regarding the current pandemic and are going above and beyond these to protect the health and safety of our guests and our team members. This has resulted in a change in many of our dealership daily operations. Read More HERE.

The Lichtsinn RV Dealership is conveniently located close to many restaurants, grocery shopping, a laundromat and other conveniences at your disposal while you are staying with us. We are also just 1 mile from the Winnebago Factory so you can enjoy a Winnebago Factory Tour as well while you are in town. Please contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to confirm if Factory Tours are available.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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