Xantrex Lithium Smart Battery Solution

The 2020 Winnebago View and Navion feature optional Lithium Ion Smart Batteries from Xantrex which provide even more off-the-grid capabilities in the best-selling Class C diesel.

WATCH OUR VIDEO REVIEWING THE LITHIUM ION SMART BATTERIES

The lithium system in the Winnebago View enables your appliances to last longer, the charge time of the system to be shorter, the lifespan of your battery system to be longer compared to lead-based batteries, and the system is half the weight of typical lead-based batteries. In fact, a lithium battery’s lifespan runs from 3,000 cycles to 5,000 cycles while lead-based batteries run 300 – 800 cycles.

To operate the Xantrex Lithium Ion Smart Batteries, push the button on top of the battery or initiate a charge cycle. To initiate a charge cycle you must plug into shore power, run the batteries off a generator, start the vehicle, or charge the batteries off the solar panels. If you are wanting to check the voltage on the batteries – you can check the OnePlace panel, the solar charger, the inverter control panel, or download the Xantrex app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. In addition to checking the voltage on the app, users can check the battery temp to ensure they are running the batteries within suggested temperatures. The usable temperatures for the battery are -4° F – 131° F and the chargeable temperatures are 32° F – 113° F.

Users may wonder how they can maintain the battery charge when they are away from the RV. To maintain the battery charge, you can turn off the inverter and all loads and let the battery charge off solar. If you don’t have solar, you can turn off the batteries to prevent parasitic draws. If you are looking to put your RV into storage, you will want to charge the batteries to 80% before putting the RV away. For full storage information, please refer to the user’s manual.

See our Winnebago View inventory here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four 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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5 Reasons Why the Winnebago View and Navion are Great RVs!

With new upscale details throughout, the View and Navion offer the freedom to live large in a compact coach. Combining quality with comfort, the View and Navion have been completely redesigned inside and out for an unparalleled Class C experience. We selected our 5 reasons why the Winnebago View and Navion are great RVs.

Reason #1 – The View & Navion’s Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity

Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity is the total weight of all cargo which includes you, your stuff, and all any freshwater you carry. The View and Navion’s occupant and cargo carrying capacity range from 1,100 – 1451-lbs, which are far superior to competitors’ OCCC. The View and Navion’s cargo carrying capacity is far superior to the competition because Winnebago invests in weight saving components like the highly durable, European-styled Italian Technoform cabinetry, who has been hand crafting cabinetry for high end yachts for years.

Reason #2 – The View & Navion’s Off-the-Grid Capabilities

A compact coach is the ultimate freedom vehicle and the last thing you want is to be tied down to a traditional campground. The View and Navion feature 2 large Group 31 batteries, 200-watts of solar, a 2,000-watt inverter, a 3,600-watt Cummins Onan Generator and a Compressor Refrigerator. The View and Navion also have optional lithium ion smart batteries available. Winnebago designed all these features into the Winnebago View and Navion to provide users with extended off-the-grid functionality – like never seen before in a Winnebago View or Navion. With the View and Navion anywhere can be your campground.

Reason #3 – the View & Navion’s SuperShell Sleeper Deck

The View and Navion feature the new SuperShell sleeper deck includes premium thermal and acoustic insulation, making the front bunk lighter and more comfortable than ever before. The SuperShell Sleeper deck also provides great space for storage when it isn’t being used as a bed.

Reason #4 – The View & Navion’s European Designed Automobile Door

In previous model years, Winnebago always had a best-in-class entry door on the Winnebago View and Navion. Winnebago took the best-in-class entry door to a whole new level with the custom-designed, automobile-grade entry door designed in Europe specifically for the Winnebago View and Navion. The new door is extremely sturdy, very similar to a car door, with dual latching points that greatly reduce wind and road noise. The inside of the new door features a sliding shade and in-door storage perfect for umbrellas, shoes and other outdoor gear.

Reason #5 – The View & Navion’s Premium Interiors and Smart Storage Design

In the living area, kitchen and bedroom Winnebago utilizes MCD shades. MCD Shades are both easy to operate and clean. MCD Night Shades are made of blackout fabric to block 100% of the light or made as a privacy shade which filters light into your RV. Both the proprietary ClearView and ClearView II screens provide an effective thermal barrier. The new window shades take the place of blackout curtains, cellular, vienna and silhouette shades, power visors, venetian blinds and other dated shades. MCD plans all shades utilizing CAD design and 3D software and manufactures with state-of-the-art computerized manufacturing equipment to ensure the highest quality and consistency. The View and Navion also feature new, smart storage features like the embedded paper towel holder and tissue dispenser. Another key design improvement is the roof wiring access port for technology. The roof wiring access port creates an easy wire path for outdoor equipment to the inside of the coach. This allows you to access to the roof to install your desired technology equipment whether it be wifi and cell boosters or satellite antennas. As equipment becomes outdated, this port allows for an easy change out and replacement for new equipment.

That wraps up our 5 reasons why the Winnebago View and Navion are Great RVs. You can see our Winnebago View inventory here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four 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.

The Winnebago Fuse 23A

Winnebago Fuse 23A

Winnebago Fuse Class C diesel motorhome 23A highlights:

  • Convertible Twin Beds
  • Mattress Extension
  • Convection Microwave
  • Movable Table

Have you been daydreaming about traveling to see your grandkids’ weekend tournaments or spending a few days sightseeing with the family? This Fuse Class C diesel motorhome will have you dreaming about more places to visit once you take your first ride. The Flex Bed System allows you to convert the two opposing twin-size beds into a queen-size bed if you like, and with additional sleeping space on the TrueComfort+ sofa, this coach gives you the space you need to sleep four people comfortably each night. With a full kitchen, you can quickly and easily cook each of your meals just to your liking, and after dinner you can rinse off in a hot shower before bed.

Each Fuse Class C diesel motorhome by Winnebago provides a nimble and fuel-efficient way to travel anywhere you desire. From the solar charging system and Cummins Onan LP generator to the TrueLevel holding tank monitoring system, the Fuse comes with all of your favorite modern amenities that will make traveling easy and enjoyable. You will also be impressed by the look of the interior with additions like the LED lighting, vinyl flooring, and tinted windows, and the coach stereo system with an AM/FM/CD/DVD player and Bluetooth will keep the fun going throughout the entire coach no matter where you’ve chosen to vacation.

Specifications

Sleeps 4
Slides 1
Length 24 ft
Ext Width 7 ft 7 in
Ext Height 10 ft 2 in
Int Height 6 ft 8 in
Interior Color Spark, Element
Exterior Color Winter Blue
Hitch Weight 5000 lbs
Gross Weight 10360 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 27 gals
Grey Water Capacity 40 gals
Black Water Capacity 43 gals
Furnace BTU 20000 btu
Generator 2,500-watt Cummins Onan LP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine 3.2L I5
Chassis Ford Transit
Horsepower 185 hp
Fuel Capacity 25 gals
Wheelbase 156 in
Available Beds Two Twin
Refrigerator Type Double Door with Freezer
Convection Cooking Yes
Cooktop Burners 2
Shower Size 30″ x 31″
Number of Awnings 1
Axle Weight Front 4130 lbs
Axle Weight Rear 7275 lbs
LP Tank Capacity 13
Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
Water Heater Type 110V/LP Gas
Basement Storage 23.2 cu. ft.
TV Info Cab HDTV
Awning Info 16′ Electric with LED Lights
Gross Combined Weight 13500 lbs
Shower Type Standard
Electrical Service 30 amp

See our in-stock Winnebago Fuse 23A inventory here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four 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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Winnebago Launches New Products at RVX

Additions to the motorhome lineup include the Boldt, View, Intent 28Y and Forza 34T AE. Winnebago Towables will showcase a series of new floorplans from the Spyder, Micro Minnie Fifth Wheel, Minnie Plus Fifth Wheel, Minnie, Micro Minnie and Minnie Drop lines.

Boldt — The Boldt is a four-season coach intended for real world use, the release noted. The Pure3 Advanced Energy system eliminates the traditional RV generator and gives owners the ability to power through the night without the use of shore power.

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“The Boldt perfectly balances between sophistication and practicality,” said Product Manager Russ Garfin. “Our latest introduction to the B-van lineup is a quiet, comfortable camper van that can thrive in nearly any environment.”

The Boldt offers two floorplans, the 70KL and 70BL and is built on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis which features a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, blind spot monitoring, active brake assist, rain sensor and auto-high beam assist.

View — The View has been redesigned and features the all-new SuperShell Sleeper Deck that provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation, advanced Mercedes technology, new and upscale residential amenities, and other features to extend off-grid capability. It includes standard 200-watt solar and a 2,000-watt inverter.

Winnebago View

The View 24J and 24D will be on display at RVX. Both will showcase new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis features such as brake assist, lane keeping assist, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.

Intent 28Y — The Intent’s newest floorplan features three slide-outs, a bedroom with a walk-around queen bed, and a large galley, the release noted.

Forza 34T AE — Like the other two wheelchair-friendly models in the AE lineup, (the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE) the Forza 34T AE features a wheelchair lift with an 800-pound capacity with controls that let wheelchair users independently enter and exit the coach with a key-fob remote.

Other wheelchair-friendly improvements include expanded hallways and toilet areas; a roll-in shower with assist bar and accessible faucet controls and adjustable showerhead. There are reachable appliances, systems monitor, light and generator switch placement, and a power transfer seat option as well.

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.

 

Motorhome Madness – Winnebago Vita vs. Winnebago View

In the spirit of March Madness, we at Lichtsinn RV will be comparing various Winnebago motorhome models. Our next comparison in the March Motorhome Madness blog series is the ALL-NEW Winnebago Vita vs. the Winnebago View

Winnebago Vita 

The Winnebago Vita combines 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 two all-new floorplans boast the largest galley, the largest bed — even the largest holding tanks in the class. And 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, it’s clear the Vita is more than best in class — it’s simply in a class all its own.

Winnebago View 

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

Both the View and Vita are powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain, estimated to achieve 16 to 18 mpg highway:

1.  Mercedes Benz 3.0L turbo charged diesel

2.  325 lbs feet of torque or power

3.  188 hp

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission with grade braking capability

5.  Adaptive ESP technology for superior ride and handling

6.  Three point safety belts

7.  Front seats that rotate to become integral lounge chairs with seat height boosters for a more residential feel.  Also include armrests, adjustable lumbar support, headrests, and reclines, swivel and slide

8.  Hydraulic four wheel ABS brakes

9.  Dual front airbags

10.  Factory installed 5,000 lb towing package with 7 blade bargeman wiring and 500 lb vertical tongue weight

Floorplans: 

Winnebago View

24D – The Winnebago View 24D‘s slideout provides added room to the Murphy+ Bed, while the dinette quickly converts to a comfortable bed for added sleeping capacity.

24G – The Winnebago View 24G‘s dual slideouts provide added room to the main living area and the rear bedroom, which also features a walkaround queen bed.

24J – The Winnebago View 24J‘s U-shaped dinette is perfect for dining, games, or taking in a movie on the HDTV.

24V – The Winnebago View 24V’s Flex Bed System quickly converts from two twins to a king bed, while your choice of the TrueComfort+ Sofa with table or dual recliners with table lets you truly make this View your own.

Winnebago Vita 

24F- The Winnebago Vita 24F is equipped with a driver’s side slide that holds the expandable dinette, and a rear corner bath and the best-in-class rear queen bed.

24P – The Winnebago Vita 24P is equipped with a full-wall slide, on the driver’s side, holding the expandable dinette, refrigerator with multi-use storage, and walk-around queen bed.

Specifications:

Specification Vita 24F Vita 24P View 24D View 24G View 24J View 24V
Length 24’7″ 24’7″ 25’8″ 25’8″ 25’8″ 25’8″
Exterior Height1 11’6″ 11’6″ 11’1″ 11’1″ 11’1″ 11’1″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″ 7’6″
Exterior Storage2 (cu. ft.) 42 45 39 53 48 43
Awning Length 15′ 15′ 16′ 16′ 16′ 16′
Interior Height 7′ 7′ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″ 6’8″
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity3 (gal.) 37 37 30 31 32 31
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6 Continuous Continuous 6 6
Optional Water Heater Capacity NA NA N/A N/A Continuous Continuous
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray3 (gal.) 41/41 41/41 40/34 36/40 34/40 36/36
LP Capacity4 (gal.) 12.2 12.2 13 13 13 13
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4
GCWR5 (lbs.) 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250 15,250
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030 11,030
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410 4,410
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720 7,720
Wheelbase 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″ 170″
Seating Capacity 4 4 4 3 5 4

Key Differences –

The Vita is 1’1″ shorter than the View, but it does have a larger standard fresh water tank capacity and larger holding tank capacities making it perfect for extended camping off-the-grid. The Winnebago View starts at around $137,000 while the Vita starts around $120,000. The View is loaded with more premium amenities including the light-weight Technoform cabinets, Corian countertops, Primera by UltraFabrics furniture coverings, and MCD roller shades. The View also has a slightly more powerful air conditioner at 15,000 BTUs compared to the Vita’s 13,500 BTU air conditioner the View also offers a tankless water heater, providing users instant hot water, standard in the 24D and 24G and an option in the 24J and 24V.

The Winnebago View and Vita are both great Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based RVs from Winnebago Industries and Lichtsinn RV is proud to carry both models as well as every other Winnebago Motorhome Product. See our View Inventory Here and our Vita Inventory Here.

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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.

 

Motorhome Madness – Vita vs. Outlook

In the spirit of March Madness, we at Lichtsinn RV will be comparing various Winnebago motorhome models. Our next head-to-head comparison is the all-new Winnebago Vita vs. the Winnebago Outlook.

The Winnebago Vita and Porto combine Mercedes-Benz’s fuel-efficiency and durability with Winnebago’s legendary build quality and innovative features, a spacious interior and plenty of useful storage: the result is a compact and easy driving package that is perfect for solo travelers, couples or families.

Designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Vita and Porto features the largest galley, the largest bed, and even the largest holding tanks in the class.

And with standard features like the strong, lightweight and quiet SuperShell Sleeper Deck, 200 watt solar energy system, connectivity roof port wiring access for satellite, WiFi boosters or cellular boosters, panoramic galley window and exclusive customizable storage cabinets, it’s clear the Vita and Porto will become the market leader.

This coach is powered by the tried and true Mercedes Benz powertrain, estimated to achieve 16 to 18 mpg highway:

1.  Mercedes Benz 3.0L turbo charged diesel

2.  325 lbs feet of torque or power

3.  188 hp

4.  5 speed automatic Tip Shift transmission with grade braking capability

5.  Adaptive ESP technology for superior ride and handling

6.  Three point safety belts

7.  Front seats that rotate to become integral lounge chairs with seat height boosters for a more residential feel.  Also include armrests, adjustable lumbar support, headrests, and reclines, swivel and slide

8.  Hydraulic four wheel ABS brakes

9.  Dual front airbags

10.  Factory installed 5,000 lb towing package with 7 blade bargeman wiring and 500 lb vertical tongue weight

11.  Infotainment radio, with 6.5 inch LCD color touch screen monitor, rear color camera assist, and Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling, voice guidance in GPS apps such as Apple Maps or Google Maps, and wireless connectivity to listen to all of your downloaded music, and audio apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Radio AppOne, or SiriusXM satellite radio

12.  Dual point electric stabilizer system

Floorplans – 

24F- The Winnebago Vita 24F is equipped with a driver’s side slide that holds the expandable dinette, and a rear corner bath and the best-in-class rear queen bed.

24P – The Winnebago Vita 24P is equipped with a full-wall slide, on the driver’s side, holding the expandable dinette, refrigerator with multi-use storage, and walk-around queen bed.

Specification 24F 24P
Length 24’7″ 24’7″
Exterior Height 11’6″ 11’6″
Exterior Width 7’6″ 7’6″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 42 45
Awning Length 15′ 15′
Interior Height 7′ 7′
Interior Width 7’3″ 7’3″
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 37 37
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 41/41 41/41
LP Capacity (gal.) 12.2 12.2
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 26.4 26.4
GCWR (lbs.) 15,250 15,250
GVWR (lbs.) 11,030 11,030
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,410 4,410
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,720 7,720
Wheelbase 170″ 170″
Seating Capacity 4 4

See our Winnebago Vita inventory here. 

Winnebago Outlook 

Meet the Outlook, the groundbreaking new Class C motorhome that’s fully equipped and priced to fit almost any budget. Built on Ford’s proven chassis, the Outlook features a full galley, overhead bed, and a long list of standard amenities at a friendly price point.  From the moment you step inside, you’ll realize the Outlook is different. Complete with an abundance of storage space and an attractive dining and lounge area, the Outlook is available in new fresh floorplans. The destination is up to you… after all, you’re the proud owner of the all new Winnebago Outlook.

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

1.  Ford 6.8 litre Triton V10

2.  420 lb ft of torque or power

3.  TorqShift six speed automatic transmission with grade braking

4.  Hydraulic ABS

5.  Trailering tow package, 7,500 lb with 500 lb vertical tongue weight and seven pin bargeman wiring harness

6.  Stainless steel wheel liners

Floorplans

22C – With a single slideout, this full-featured floorplan includes a walkaround queen bed, comfortable dinette, and a cozy cabover bunk all in a compact, easy-to-drive coach.

22E – The corner queen bed keeps things simple, but the compact 22E still packs a punch with a floorplan that’s both functional and attractive.

25J – With both a dinette and sofa/bed, the 25J seats and sleeps more than its smaller brethren, yet still retains the Outlook’s trademark style and functionality.

27D – Two slideouts and a mid-coach split bath provide the 27D with a separate lounge/dining area and added space and privacy for the rear master bedroom

31N – With its larger front slideout, the 31N incorporates both a dinette and sofa/bed in the main living area, while offering a large rear bedroom set off by the mid-coach split bath.

 

 

Specifications

SPECIFICATION 22C 22E 25J 27D 31N
Length 24’2″ 24’2″ 26’2″ 28’8″ 31’10”
Exterior Height 10’9″ 10’9″ 10’9″ 10’10” 10’10”
Exterior Width 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″ 8’5″
Exterior Storage (cu. ft.) 45.5 51.5 58.5 39.5 50
Awning Length 15′ 15′ 17′ 17′ 20′
Interior Height 6’10” 6’10” 6’10” 6’10” 6’10”
Interior Width 8′ 8′ 8′ 8′ 8′
Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) 37 37 37 34 34
Water Heater Capacity (gal.) 6 6 6 6 6
Holding Tank Capacity – Black/Gray (gal.) 41/41 41/41 41/41 40/40 40/40
LP Capacity (gal.) 18 18 18 18 18
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 55 55 55 55 55
GCWR (lbs.) 18,500 18,500 18,500 22,000 22,000
GVWR (lbs.) 11,500 11,500 11,500 14,500 14,500
GAWR – Front (lbs.) 4,600 4,600 4,600 5,000 5,000
GAWR – Rear (lbs.) 7,800 7,800 7,800 9,600 9,600
Wheelbase 158″ 158″ 182″ 182″ 220″
Seating Capacity 5 5 6 6 6

See our Winnebago Outlook 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.

 

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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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5 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 5 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.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four 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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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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