Choosing the Perfect RV For You

When it comes to freedom and flexibility motorhomes offer the ultimate experience. Ranging from the larger Class A motorhome to the compact Class B camper vans, to the Class C, all motorhomes are RVs that take transportation and living quarters and roll them into one comfortable experience. With something for everyone, motorhomes range from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can all pull a family car in tow.

Winnebago Motorhomes

Class A Motorhome –

A Class A Motorhome is like a large luxury bus for you to call your very own. The largest of RV motorhomes, they are constructed on a specially designed chassis and powered by either gas or diesel engines. Many Class A motorhomes have multiple slide-out sections that open up the living and/or sleeping space and come equipped with features to make you feel at home like full kitchens, full bathrooms, entertainment centers and centrally controlled heating and air conditioning. Class A motorhomes have a semi-truck style windshield and a higher profile ranging from 12′ to 13’3″ in height.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $168,000 – $415,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Dependent on floorplan)
  • Length – 35’ – 40’

Why Choose This Type of RV?

The Class A motorhome is perfect for long-term family road trippers. From an easy to maintain entry level Class A, to luxury Class A coaches, there are plenty of options with this RV type. 4 to 5 people can sleep comfortably in these models and can stretch out like they’re in the family room of a house. The Class A contains all the amenities that make you feel at home including a large refrigerator and freezer, ample storage space, and often even an outside entertainment or tailgate center. To further your comfort while traveling many Class A models may have the option to add a washer/dryer, an in-drawer dishwasher, fireplace and more.

Features of this RV –

  • Spacious and well equipped: Even the basic models are well-appointed and roomy. Many have additional living space outdoors that may include an exterior entertainment center or exterior tailgate/kitchen area.
  • Slide-out rooms: Most all Class A RVs include a one or more slide-out rooms that extend the RV’s exterior wall outward at the touch of a button, to enlarge the living, dining, kitchen area and/or sleeping area.
  • Smooth and stable ride: No special license is required to drive a Class A Motorhome.
  • A small vehicle can be towed: Class A RVs allow you the ability to bring your car along for daytrips once the motorhome is parked. You can also tow a trailer to carry your boat or golf cart.

Winnebago Class A Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago Adventurer and the Winnebago Vista and Sunstar. Winnebago Class A Diesel Motorhomes include the Winnebago Journey and the Winnebago Forza.

New and Used Class A Motorhomes for Sale

Class C Motorhomes

With its distinctive cab-over bunk, the Class C motorhome can be easily taken on many RV adventures and owners often say it is easy to drive with it’s van-like front windshield. Class C Motorhomes look like nothing else on the market and are built on a commercial cut-away van chassis. The Class C RVs have all the amenities of a Class A motorhome but in a smaller package. Class C RVs are available on both gas and diesel chassis. The Class C profile is lower than the class A counterparts, with an exterior height ranging from 10’6″ to 11′.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $116,000 – 180,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 8 People (Dependent on Floorplan)
  • Length – 23’ to 33′

Why Choose this Type of RV?

With a truck-like profile, the Class C is perfect for both a family or a large group to spread out on road trips for long-term traveling. Gas or diesel models are available, and they can typically sleep 4-8 people comfortably.

Features of this RV –

  • Ample living space: Equipped with full sleeping, kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities as well as entertainment systems and plenty of storage.
  • Extra sleeping bunk: Over the cab area can be used as a sleeping area or for additional storage.
  • A small vehicle can be towed: You can tow a trailer behind your Class C for a boat, ATV, snowmobile or for any other gear or tow a small family car.
  • Slide-out Rooms: Offers extra room for living or sleeping areas by moving the RV’s exterior wall outward at the push of a button. This will allow for additional RV width so you can move more freely and easily around the coach.

Winnebago Class C Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago EKKO and Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Sunstar. Winnebago Class C Diesel Motorhomes include the Winnebago View and the Winnebago Navion.

New and Used Class C Motorhomes for Sale

Class B Motorhomes

Also called camper vans or conversion vans, Class B motorhomes are an engineering marvel! Kitchens, wet baths with toilets and showers included and sleeping up to four people; all in a slightly stretched full-size van with a raised roof. A Class B Motorhome is easy to drive, fits in a standard parking space, is easy on fuel with gas mileage ranging from 16-22 MPG dependent on model, and can be used as a second vehicle. Class B Camper Van RVs are available in gas and diesel chassis. They are just 9′-10′ in height, so a much lower profile than the Class A or Class C RVs.

Quick Facts –

  • Cost – $100,000 – $226,000 (Base Price)
  • Sleeping – Up to 4 People (Dependent on Floorplan)
  • Length – 18’ to 24’

Why Choose this RV –

The Class B motorhome is easy to pack and drives just like a large van. However, this isn’t your normal van. A Class B Camper Van includes a kitchen, typically a wet bath with toilet and  shower and a sleeping area. With an elevated roof, the Class B fits everything you need in a small package. These Camper Vans sleeps up to 4 people comfortably and are perfect for the spontaneous adventurer in the great outdoors or the city. Many Class B’s are equipped to go off-road and off-grid and provide for an extended camping season, some even allow for 4-season camping.

  • Easy to drive, easy to load: Small size means these RVs are easy to move around town, and can fit in regular parking spots.
  • All conveniences of home: Sleeping, dining and cooking facilities.
  • Useful for towing:  Tow a boat, a snowmobile, a small family car or even a camping trailer with your Class B Camper Van.
  • Full stand-up room: Thanks to the raised roof and sometimes…dropped floors.
  • Fully winterized versions: Includes a higher BTU furnace, heated tanks, upgraded insulation and double-glazed windows for winter adventures.

Winnebago Class B Motorhomes include the gas powered Winnebago Travato and Winnebago Solis. Winnebago Class B Diesel Motorhomes include the the Winnebago Era, Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Revel.

New and Used Class B Motorhomes for Sale

Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales consultant today to help you find the perfect RV for your needs!

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 641-585-3213 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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Winnebago Motorhome Product Initiatives

Winnebago continues to lead the RV Industry in design and safety. The Winnebago Design Studio is continually working to transform the look of motorhome interiors. With a focus on clean, uncluttered design and equally important a focus on allowing the buyer to personalize the look of a motorhome and make it not just a home, but their home. Winnebago motorhome floorplan models focus on innovative and spacious floorplans and proprietary Winnebago SmartSpace design for storage and living. Winnebago continues to lead the Industry with firsts in vehicle technology and design.

Winnebago Innovation

For Service Winnebago has:

The Most Advanced Parts Supply System in the Industry

24/7 Online Customer Support

Unparalleled Passenger Safety

Unbeatable Quality Including:

Steel Focused Construction

Steel Corrosion Protection

Rotocast Holding Tanks

Thoroughly Designed Service Access

Handcrafted Furniture Craftmanship

Nothing enhances outdoor adventures like spending time in a Winnebago Motorhome. Feel confident in the quality and innovation behind every Winnebago Motorhome focused on bringing people closer together safely while making life lasting memories. Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant to find out more or purchase Winnebago or Itasca Parts from the Lichtsinn RV Parts team, the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the country.

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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How to Get Internet in Your RV

In a recent episode of Lichtsinn RV Live we covered how to get internet in your RV. In the broadcast we reviewed the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G LTE & WiFi and the WeBoost Drive X RV you can watch the Lichtsinn RV Live here.

The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 captures available WiFi signals providing maximum security & mobile internet speed! Keep mobile devices, media players, and computers connected on the road. ConnecT 4G models link to nationwide 4G LTE for reliable, uninterrupted, in-motion and stationary coverage.

How Winegard ConnecT 2.0 works:

  • Connects to Winegard data plan: 30 day, no contract plans
  • Capability to swap SIM card to add to new or existing data plans from Verizon, AT&T, T Mobile, Sprint & US Cellular.
  • Step-by-step on screen instruction makes setting up a breeze.
  • Connect your WiFi devices to your new extended network instantly.
  • 4G models connect to 4G LTE when WiFi is not available.
  • Easily connects your mobile devices, smart TVs, and gaming controls.

The weBoost Drive X RV is our powerful RV cell phone signal booster kit certified for use anywhere in the US. The Drive X RV boosts voice and data with max FCC allowed 50 dB system gain, enhancing 4G LTE, as well as 3G network signals, up to 32x.  RVers get fewer lost connections and dead zones, better call quality as well as faster data uploads and downloads whether parked or in motion in their RV.  Works in all classes of RV; Class A, Class B, Class C and all towables.

How the weBoost Drive X RV works:

  1. Receives Signal – the booster reaches out to the cell tower to access voice, text and data signals while parked or in-motion.
  2. Boosts Signal – the booster receives the outside signal, amplifies it up to 32 times and sends it to the inside antenna.
  3. Expands Signal – the inside antenna broadcasts the boosted signal to devices inside the RV.

You can use our interactive cellular and WiFi device finder to identify what device best suites you here. Learn more about these two options for getting internet in your RV by calling the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 641-585-3213.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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RV Service Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In a recent Lichtsinn RV Live, Brian Buffington, Lichtsinn RV Service Director, answered some of our frequently asked questions of the service department and answered our audience’s questions live. Here are our RV Service FAQs –

Watch our video on Service FAQs and Winnebago’s Fiberglass Roof here.

Can I hook up a 2 Amp trickle charger to a Class A gas or Diesel without disconnecting the batteries? 

It is always recommended to unhook the battery when working with any chassis items to prevent damage or health hazards. 

When winterizing an RV using the dry method, is it required to charge the system with antifreeze? 

Not necessarily, but there are a few other steps you have to do with that method. It is best to refer to your owner’s manual to see the recommended steps to winterize using air. We like to suck up a little RV antifreeze in the pump to protect it and then make sure to put antifreeze down all the drains. 

What is the recommended installation for solar on a fiberglass roof? 

Most manufacturers’ panels come with the mounting brackets. 98% of the solar panels we install are done by mounting the panel by cutting into the roof and resealing it. There is an option for mounting a panel without cutting into the roof and we do that as well. 

What is the max height for a solar panel? 

It depends on the layout of the roof. Generally, the lower the better. You don’t want to get it too high and get a parachute effect.

With a diesel engine how do you recommend you break it in?

Our recommendations are based on the chassis manufacturers recommendations. 1,000 mile break in at various speeds without a tow car to properly seat the cylinders. 

Can I upgrade my house batteries to lithium?

Yes, we do it all the time. There are some additional considerations we would need to take into account based on your RV. If you are interested please call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and we will assist.

Is it difficult to remove the stabilizer jacks?

 Stabilizer jacks are not difficult to remove if you have the right tools. It can be difficult to access the bolts that would need to be removed. 

How should I maintain the house batteries?

If you have flooded lead acid batteries with a water level – watch the water level in the batteries, don’t leave it plugged in all the time, and keep the batteries clean.  

What should I do of the tank levels are not reading correctly? 

Make sure you are doing black tank flushes frequently if you have that feature. Thetford also makes some good products to help clear out your tanks. 

Is it better to use the electric function of a heater instead of LP, if you have access to electricity?

We always recommend using electricity to conserve LP. 

What cleaners should you use on the roof of a Winnebago View? 

As needed, use general soap and water and be very careful it can be very slippery. 

Do all Winnebago motorhome models have fiberglass roofs? 

Winnebago’s more price conscious products like the Intent, Outlook and Vita have a dicor roof membrane. However, underneath the dicor membrane the roof is still constructed with the same industry-leading SuperStructure Construction method as Winnebago’s fiberglass roofs. 

How do fiberglass roofs hold up to hail?

Fiberglass roofs hold up excellently to hail. We used to own an auto dealership when we would have hail we wouldn’t worry about the fiberglass roofs on the RVs. 

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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 Adventurer vs. Winnebago Forza

Our guests often compare the Winnebago Forza, an entry-level Class A Diesel motorhome, to the Winnebago Adventurer, the flagship Class A Gas. So we compared these two great models for you and reviewed the floorplans, highlights of the floorplans, and why guests choose one over the other. Both models are great motorhomes that will enable extraordinary experiences in the outdoors.

The Winnebago Forza: 

You can enter the diesel market with an affordably-priced, amenity-packed Winnebago Forza. You’ll experience the smooth ride, known in Class A diesel motorhomes, thanks to the Freightliner XCS chassis, and each model features plenty of storage, for all your belongings.

The Forza features beautiful Corian countertops, a residential refrigerator, and Corian sink covers in the galley to bring a touch of home with you. Full bath amenities will be a big plus while you are on the road, and each model features a walk-around queen bed and an HDTV in the bedroom. The electric awning with LED lights will create an outdoor living space to enjoy with friends, and each model includes a Pet Pal leash tie down so that you can bring your furry friends along too!

The Winnebago Forza Floorplans: 

The Winnebago Forza 34T Highlights –Forza 34T Floorplan

  • Private Bedroom
  • Large Slides
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Exterior Storage
  • Two Awnings
  • Two HDTVs

The Winnebago Forza 36H Highlights –Forza 36H Floorplan

  • Triple Slides
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • TrueComfort+ Sofa
  • Walk-Around Queen Bed
  • Corian Countertops
  • Pull-Out Table

The Winnebago Forza 38F Highlights –Forza 38F Floorplan

  • Full-Wall Slide
  • Bath and a Half
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Dual-Sink Vanity
  • Master Suite

The Winnebago Forza 38W Highlights –Forza 38W Floorplan

  • Master Suite
  • Two Full Baths
  • Bunk Beds
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Full-Wall Slide
  • Fireplace

Guests will opt for the Winnebago Forza for the following reasons –

  • Increased torque or power, if needed. Our Winnebago and Itasca diesel pushers range in torque from 700 – 1,250 lbs ft of torque or power, compared to 457 in Ford Class A gasoline powered coaches
  • Increased towing capacity beyond 5,000 lbs, if needed. Many of our diesel pushers will pull 10,000-15,000 lb
  • Air ride suspension and air braking capability
  • The quietness of the ride, which simply stems from the fact the on a Class A diesel pusher the engine is in the rear of the coach, nearly 30-40 feet behind the cabin area. However, Ford’s evolution of its five speed Torqshift transmission has allowed for shifting at lower RPM points, driving down engine howl compared to previous powertrains
  • Resale value of a diesel pusher is typically stronger than in a Class A gasoline powered coach

The Winnebago Adventurer: 

The Winnebago Adventurer class A gasoline motorhome offers luxury, style and versatile amenities giving you an upscale experience every time you travel.  From entertaining inside and outside plus enjoying a chef’s dream kitchen on wheels, to the exclusive steel SuperStructure, you will enjoy safety, security and the finer things for the long haul.

Each Adventurer begins with a Ford F53 chassis and Triton V10 SEFI engine, plus includes an AC/DC electrical distribution system, a Service center, and an exterior entertainment center. A few features that the interior offers include the OnePlace systems center, MCD solar/blackout roller shades for privacy, a Versa driver, and passenger seat that swivel among other functions, a queen foam mattress, and a microwave/convection oven among other appliances.

Winnebago Adventurer Floorplans:

Adventurer 27N Floorplan Highlights:Adventurer 27N

  • Triple Slides
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Pedestal Table
  • Pet Palace
  • 50″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 29B Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 29B

  • Full Wall Slide
  • Pedestal Table
  • Sofa/Bed
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Exterior 32″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 30T Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 30T

  • TrueComfort+ Sofa
  • Dinette w/Chairs
  • Pet Palace
  • Flip-Up Countertop
  • Retractable 39″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Adventurer 35F Floorplan Highlights: Adventurer 35F

  • Bath and a Half
  • Extendable Sectional Sofa
  • BenchMark Dinette
  • Residential Refrigerator
  • Fireplace
  • Exterior 32″ HDTV
  • Tailgate Package

Guests will opt for the Winnebago Adventurer for the following reasons:

  • Price – Class A Diesel motorhomes are going to be more expensive than Class A Gas. The Winnebago Adventurer starts at $160,551 while the Forza starts at $264,458.
  • Maintenance – Beyond purchase price, the overall maintenance and operating expense of a gas coach is also generally less expensive than that of a diesel. However, you may do less maintenance with a diesel pusher.
  • Operating Costs – Cost of parts and service work is less in a Class A Gas vs. a Class A Diesel because the work is less complex and it can be more convenient to find service locations for a Ford versus a Freightliner or Cummins dealer.
  • Fuel Considerations – the cost of diesel is generally higher than gasoline and the fuel economy is expected to be 7-10 with either the Class A Gas or Diesel.

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

Whether you are using your RV for recreational use or living in your RV full time, we can customize a policy to fit your exact needs. 

Watch our video detailing the RV insurance options available at Lichtsinn RV here.

We have found many of our Insurance customers do not have adequate coverage or are simply paying too much for the coverage they do have for their RV insurance. Unfortunately, by the time they realize this they may have already incurred substantial loss or expense.

Many Insurance Companies will insure your RV, but often you are only getting coverage for physical damage. It may not cover items that “RV Specific” Insurance does, such as RV Full/Total Loss Replacement (offered on newly purchased RV’s one model year old or newer: if your RV is totaled within the first 5 years, this policy provides the monetary equivalent of what it costs to buy a brand-new RV of the same or similar model, even if it costs more than what you originally paid for your RV.) We also offer Agreed Value and Actual Cash Value Policies. RV specific Insurance can also cover items such as: Vacation LiabilityPet Injury CoverageFire Department Service Charges or Personal Effects Coverage for contents inside the RV. Most “other” Insurance Policies do not offer these additional benefits.

If you are looking to buy a new RV or just simply looking for possible savings from RV Insurance you’ve already purchased elsewhere, one of our Insurance Consultants can provide you a no-obligation insurance quote.

AND we have Multi-Policy Discounts! Our knowledgeable staff is also able to quote auto, home, motorcycle and boat policies that can provide you additional savings to you as well.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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10 Reasons we Love the Winnebago Vista

The Winnebago Vista is a big coach with big value built to Winnebago’s uncompromising standards. Whether you are newly retired and planning to go full-time RVing, or looking for an RV that will be the perfect traveling coach for your family, or something in between, the Vista Class A gas motorhome by Winnebago has got you covered. The Winnebago Vista includes all of the features and amenities you’re looking for in a motorhome but comes with a price tag your family can afford.

You’ll find refined features in the Winnebago Vista such as MCD roller shades and a Versa easy swivel driver’s seat that you might not expect at such a price. The Winnebago Vista is available with 4 different exterior deluxe graphic options providing the durability and appearance of full body paint without the cost. You’ll love the look coupled with the flexible and guest-friendly entertainment floorplans.

Built on a Ford F53 chassis with a Triton V10 engine and a 5,000 trailer hitch, the Vista can power any trip you plan to take. Each model includes vinyl flooring throughout, USB ports, thermoform countertops, a shower skylight, plus many more interior comforts you won’t want to travel without.

Winnebago Vista

Listed below are just some of the reasons we love the Winnebago Vista.

  1. Flexible Floorplans – Select from five flexible floorplans in the Winnebago Vista. You’ll find the floorplan to fit your needs ranging from 28’5” – 35’0” in length and from 1 to 2 slideouts.
  2. Comfortable Controlled Environment – Efficient comfort is made simple through a 15,000 BTU air conditioner with ChillGrille or two 13.5 High Efficiency, Low Profile A/Cs (35U), managed by a programmable thermostat.
  3. Solar Power – The Winnebago Vista is equipped with a 115-watt solar panel mounted to the roof. Additionally, an aftermarket solar panel installation and battery charger is available via a rooftop three-way solar plug-ready port and a single port in the exterior bay – allowing for added power up to 450 watts.
  4. OnePlace Systems Center – This system in the Winnebago Vista allows you to control key systems of your unit from one location, and the lighted storage compartments provides a place for luggage both small and large.
  5. Optional Powered StudioLoft Bed with a Ladder – Extend your sleeping and storage space in the Winnebago Adventurer with the available Studio-Loft Bed. This over the cab space can be used for additional sleeping or storage space depending on your needs.
  6. Flexible Entertaining – With five slideout-equipped floorplans the Winnebago Vista provides guests in the coach comfort. With features including: easy to clean vinyl flooring throughout, the dinette with a Hi-Low table and storage, a large LCD HDTV and Video Selection System the Vista provides the perfect setting no matter the guest list.
  7. Optional Range with Large Oven – Whether you regularly entertain or just really enjoy cooking, the optional range with large oven in the Winnebago Vista provides you the ability to do so.
  8. Transformative Interior – The Winnebago Vista floorplans provide the ability to transform the interior space for day and nighttime needs. During the day the dinette provides the perfect platform for dining, hobbies and games. During the evening, transform it into a sleeping surface. The Sofa/Bed can be used for seating during the day and transform to a sleeping surface at night. Bunk beds in the 31B, add to your overnight and storage options.
  9. Charge UP – The Winnebago Vista is equipped with USB ports strategically placed in nightstands, the dining area, and near driver/passenger seats to ensure your portable devices will be ready to adventure when you are.
  10. Passenger Side Dash Workstation – This workstation is equipped with USB and 12-volt power so the passenger can catch up with work or family as you head to the next adventure.

And these are just a few of the many reasons we love the Winnebago Vista.

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Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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8 Reasons we Love in the Winnebago Adventurer

There is so much to love about the Winnebago Adventurer, America’s best selling gas Class A Motorhome, which provides residential living at manageable lengths with its six available floorplans. The Winnebago Adventurer class A motorhome offers luxury, style and versatile amenities giving you an upscale experience every time you travel.  From entertaining inside and outside plus enjoying a chef’s dream kitchen on wheels, to the exclusive steel SuperStructure, you will enjoy safety, security and the finer things for the long haul.

The Winnebago Adventurer begins with a Ford F53 chassis and Triton V10 SEFI engine, plus includes an AC/DC electrical distribution system, a Service center, and an exterior entertainment center. Each Adventurer is then packed with user friendly features and value. The Adventurer offers plenty of living space and ample storage, whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or the adventure of a lifetime.

The Winnebago Adventurer is loaded with features and amenities typically reserved for diesel pushers, including full body paint with chrome mirrors, Corian countertops, Ultrafabrics Primera leather furnishings, Versa drivers seat, MCD solar and blackout roller shades, a standard exterior entertainment center and much more.

Winnebago Adventurer

These are the top 8 features we love in the Winnebago Adventurer.

  1. The Winnebago Adventurer boasts Flexible Floorplans. Select from six flexible floorplans to fit your needs ranging from 28’5” – 36’11” in length and from 1-3 slideouts.
  2. Each Winnebago Adventurer floorplan includes an Exterior Entertainment Center with a 32” HDTV (NA 30T), 2 speakers, DVD Player (NA 30T) and AM/FM radio delivering front row entertainment right outside your front door.
  3. Another great exterior feature in the Winnebago Adventurer is the Exterior Tailgate Package. This package includes a refrigerator, 3-drawer cabinet, LED Lights, portable grill with a folding stand, Quick-Connect LP hose, stainless steel sink, ice chest with drain plug, silverware tray, wall-mounted bottle opener, and a garbage bag and paper towel holder. Take full advantage of outdoor living with the Tailgate package which also includes industry leading storage space.
  4. Extend your sleeping and storage space in the Winnebago Adventurer with the available Studio-Loft Bed. This over the cab space can be used for additional sleeping or storage space depending on your needs.
  5. The Winnebago Adventurer’s 6 floorplans offer Flexible Entertaining with plenty of comfortable in-coach seating. The Primera cab seats, Benchmark Dinette and Hi-Low table and storage, or a dining table with storage, extendable tabletop and chairs, provide the perfect setting no matter the guest list.
  6. The Winnebago Adventurer 33C, 35F, and 36Z floorplans all include an available Washer/Dryer allowing you extended travel plans without having to stop at a laundromat.
  7. The Galley in the Winnebago Adventurer is a Chef’s Dream – with upscale features including elegant solid-surface countertops, a microwave/convection oven and a gas/induction rangetop combo (NA 30T). It also includes a large under-mounted stainless steel sink with bamboo sink covers promising a kitchen that’s as stylish as it is functional.
  8. The Winnebago Adventurer is equipped with a 115-watt Solar Panel mounted to the roof. It has a solar panel/battery charger prep kit, with three-way plug-ready port located on the roof and a single port located in an exterior bay. Additional solar may also be added if desired.

And these are just a few of the many reasons we love the Winnebago Adventurer.

See our Winnebago Adventurer inventory here.

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last five 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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Celebrating 40 Years of Winnebago RVs

 

In 2019, Lichtsinn RV celebrated a milestone, 40 years selling Winnebago Motor Homes. What began as “Lichtsinn Motors” in the mid-70’s, a GM dealership, quickly expanded to what it is today, Lichtsinn RV, the Top North American Winnebago Dealer.

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The origins of the GM dealership began in the Mid-70’s when it was purchased by Ron Lichtsinn Sr.. The dealership continued to grow as a GM Dealership and sold John Deere Tractors for a short period of time as well. Then, in 1979 after a conversation and a handshake between Ron Sr. and John K. Hanson (Winnebago Industries’ Founder) Lichtsinn Motors began its RV history and started selling Winnebago Conversion vans.

The Winnebago side of the business continued to grow during the next many years and achieved the Flying W Award (previously called the Circle of Excellence Award) in 1994. The Dealership has achieved this award each year since that time for over 26 years. This award signifies service excellence and superior owner satisfaction.

In 2001, Lichtsinn Motors was purchased by Ron Sr.’s son, Ron Lichtsinn II and his wife, Hope. The dealership continued to grow during the next several years achieving the position of the largest Motorhome Dealer in the state of Iowa in 2001, awarded by Statistical Surveys Inc., a title which it retains to this day.

In 2004, Lichtsinn Motors purchased the former Winnebago Industries Home Office, across the street from the Lichtsinn Motors Dealership. This building was almost entirely torn down to create the new Lichtsinn Motors RV Sales Office.

Lichtsinn RV Sales Building

Over the years Lichtsinn Motors was awarded by Winnebago Industries with many sales and parts award achievements. The Lichtsinn Motors reputation continued to grow across the Country as a leader in the RV Industry. Their focus of providing guests Industry leading service, coupled with a strong Internet presence and investment in technology, led the dealership to navigate through the challenging years of the recession of 2008. The slogan “In the town know for building Winnebago’s, we’re the dealership know for selling them” was adopted.

In 2014, Lichtsinn RV built a new state-of-the-art RV Sales, Parts and Service building in the former Lichtsinn RV Sales property. This expansion allowed the Lichtsinn RV Sales, Parts and Service Departments to sit under one roof, providing a seamless transition from each department to the Lichtsinn RV customer.  The new building boasted 5 Service Bays, a large indoor RV Parts and Camping Accessories Store, a spacious Service Check-In Area, a Video Production Studio, Indoor Delivery and Service Drive Area and a Guest Lounge equipped with the latest technology. During this time the name of Lichtsinn RV became the business name for the RV side of the business.

Lichtsinn Motors (dba Lichtsinn RV) divested of the GM business in 2015 to focus solely on the Winnebago Motorized Business. During this same year Lichtsinn RV also added 3 additional Service Bays to better service guests needs.

Each year since 2015 Lichtsinn RV has been award the Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries.

In 2017, Lichtsinn RV achieved the Clean Auto Alliance’s Environment and Safety Elite Award. With the receipt of this award Lichtsinn RV joined a select group of automotive, truck and equipment dealerships and service companies that have demonstrated dedication to excellence in regards to overall concern for their community, their employees and their customers. In order to achieve this award Lichtsinn RV participated in a rigorous review process and proved adherence to industry best practices in all six program categories, including: Safety Systems, Environmental Systems, Hazard Communication, Loss Control, Emergency Response, and other Facility Specific Requirements.

Over the years Lichtsinn RV has been featured in numerous print and Video publications including the Des Moines Register, RV Pro, Going RV and More.

Lichtsinn RV Team

Lichtsinn RV has always made a priority of charitable giving. From working with the Iowa Lottery in the 90’s, working with FEMA in 2005 providing Travel Trailers to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and many more organizations. In 2009, the Lichtsinn Family We Care Charitable Giving Foundation was established as the giving arm of Lichtsinn RV. Since its inception over $150,000 has been donated to various organizations through the program. The Program was revamped in 2019 to allow Lichtsinn RV Team members to collectively select 3-5 organizations annually that Lichtsinn RV will provide an employer match to any employee donations. Previous organizations who have benefited from the We Care Charitable Giving donations have included: The Forest City Community School District, The Lake Mills Community School DistrictThe Forest City YMCA, Local Student Sports Teams, The Forest City Education Foundation, Hospice of North Iowa and The American Cancer Society. Through this program we have also been privileged to contribute to: The Boman Fine Arts CenterThe Forest City Aquatic Center, Westown Place Apartments, The Forest City Fire Department and Emergency Services Center, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and more.

In this video see the past 40 years of Lichtsinn RV and the partnership with Winnebago Industries. https://www.lichtsinn.com/about-us/video-library/rv-lifestyle/celebrating-40-years

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