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 1-800-343-6255.

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.

See our Winnebago Vista 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.

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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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Why Winnebago: Rotocast Holding Tanks

Winnebago has several manufacturing methods that cause customers to choose Winnebago over other RV manufacturers. One method is Winnebago’s rotational molded components manufactured in Winnebago’s Rotocast facility. Having the ability to manufacture components like water tanks, luggage compartments, heat ducts, and wheel wells in their own facility allows them to maximize space, ensure optimal weight distribution, and make spare parts available years down the road. Rotocast Facility

In the Rotocast facility, polyethylene powder is placed into specially shaped molds. These molds are heated, changing the powder to liquid, rotated to distribute the liquid evenly, and cooled to produce the hardened seamless parts. Winnebago produces more than 3.5 million pounds of rotocast goods annually, each component designed to precisely fit its specific application. And because we own the molds, we know parts will be available for years to come.

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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Why Winnebago: Steel Corrosion Protection

Winnebago utilizes extensive amounts of steel in the manufacturing of their motorhomes for strength and durability. It is critically important to Winnebago to protect the steel against corrosion using an electrocoating or e-coating process. This system is unique to Winnebago and keeps Winnebago best-in-class in quality.

Watch our video on the e-coating system here.

E-Coating Process

Critical steel structural components are processed through a multi‑stage full immersion electro­coating (e-coating) system. E-coating is also used by leading automotive companies to protect their vehicles from corrosion. The e-coat system processes pieces and parts through a 10-stage, full-immersion electrocoating system. The first 7 stages are used for pre-treatment and involve cleaning, treating (with a nano-ceramic conversion coating) and deionized for conductivity. The final three stages are used for the e-coat and rinse cycles. Electro-deposition is accomplished by charging the components with electricity, and then paint film is bonded to the body to a desired thickness. Many of our competitors apply a simple spray-on paint that doesn’t reach or protect nooks and crannies.

Winnebago’s e-coating process provides owners a quality advantage and extends the life of their motorhomes. It is just another reason why Winnebago is better than the rest.

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