LIVE BLOG: Major expansion under way at Lichtsinn RV

October 1, 2021

Foundation work has begun
Site grading continues east of the dealership
Crews work to level ground for the lot expansion.

Foundation work began on the facility project on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Teams from Mayers Excavating have also cleared and graded a massive area in preparation for the lot expansion east of the dealership.

 


 

September 24, 2021

Ron Lichtsinn explains project plans at the dealership on September 21, 2021.

 


September 21, 2021

The wave

A ground breaking ceremony was held at Lichtsinn RV on September 21, 2021.   Dignitaries including the Forest City Mayor, city councilpersons, the Forest City Chamber of Commerce and the Forest City Economic Development were in attendance.  Representatives from Winnebago and Kingland Construction were also present along with the entire staff of Lichtsinn RV as they celebrated the launch of construction.

 


September 8, 2021

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn answer questions from staff after announcing a large-scale expansion of their Forest City, Iowa based Winnebago RV dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Ron and Hope Lichtsinn answer questions from staff after announcing a large-scale expansion of their Forest City, Iowa based Winnebago RV dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

The largest single point Winnebago Motorhome Dealership in North America is expanding with the goal of continuing to provide an RV industry leading guest experience.

Ron Lichtsinn II, owner of Lichtsinn RV, announced plans on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, to more than double the size of the Forest City, Iowa, based facility.

The expansion will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, as well as increased parts retail space to better serve their guests.  Lichtsinn RV also plans on expanding their camping facilities east of the dealership.

“As the RV lifestyle continues to grow in popularity, our team remains dedicated to making the necessary infrastructure investments needed to serve our guests,” said Lichtsinn RV General Manager, Heidi Thompson.  “Our focus on guest experience and our dedication to providing strong support to owners through their purchase, delivery and ownership experiences directly informed the decisions being made for this facilities expansion, which will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, as well as increased parts retail space to serve our guests.”

Lichtsinn RV has been recognized by Winnebago Industries, Inc., as the North American Top Dealer for six consecutive years. They are also the largest Winnebago parts dealer in the United States.

Lichtsinn RV sells the entire line of new Winnebago motorhomes and carries extensive used inventory.

Ron Lichtsinn, center, explains expansion plans to Sales Consultants Cody Lycke, left, and Reed  Burkholder on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Ron Lichtsinn, center, explains expansion plans to Sales Consultants Cody Lycke, left, and Reed Burkholder on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Ron Lichtsinn Sr. founded the dealership in 1976.  Lichtsinn Motors sold a broad line of GM vehicles before they began selling Winnebago conversion vans in 1979 after a handshake deal with Winnebago founder John K. Hanson.

Lichtsinn’s son, Ron Lichtsinn II met his future wife, Hope, while they studied at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in the early 90’s.  Ron graduated with a degree in accounting and Hope with a degree in business management.

After returning to Iowa after successful corporate careers Ron and Hope bought the dealership in 2001.  They went on to build an expansive 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in 2014.

The latest expansion is an investment in the future said Ron Lichtsinn. “The doubling of our footprint here in Forest City, both in terms of real estate surface and facilities build, provides the capacity needed for current and long term growth for our guest base, which is the sole reason why we exist, because of our guests.   We are focusing to achieve our current best of class guest experience, evidenced by our Google and Facebook reviews, for even larger growth.  Our team members providing this experience for our guests will also be able to enjoy a better employment experience with the tools they need for continued success in their lifelong careers here at Lichtsinn RV.”

Kingland Construction Services of Forest City is the General Contractor for the project.   Kingland also built Lichtsinn RV’s current facility.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about any of our leading industry partnerships and for your Winnebago RVing 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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion

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The Best Inspection in the Business: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

The Best Inspection in the Business: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

As more and more people join the RVing community throughout the country, one thing is certain, Motorhomes have become increasingly complicated with advancements in RV electrical systems, heating and cooling, plumbing, space-making slide outs and internet connectivity.

These aren’t the machines our parents’ generation traveled in.  As a result, the importance of the pre-delivery inspection has grown exponentially.  A pre-delivery inspection (PDI) is exactly what it sounds like.  At Lichtsinn RV, we thoroughly inspect your new or pre-owned motorhome before you take possession of your RV.

LIchtsinn RV Service Technician Jeremy Hanna performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.
Lichtsinn RV Service Technician, Jeremy Hanna, performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.

At Lichtsinn RV we have the best Pre-Delivery Inspection in the industry

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience.

At Lichtsinn RV, before you take possession of your RV, it will go through an extensive pre-delivery inspection. During this inspection one of our technicians perform an exhaustive series of tests on your RVs functional systems and they also look for cosmetic and fitment issues.  They work with a checklist of 172 items that they inspect on each new RV.  Each RV is also road tested.

Every RV pre-delivery inspection takes at least four hours and is valued at over $600.   However, we don’t charge you for this service as some dealers do.  It is simply part of our commitment to providing you the best RV experience possible.

Advanced technology requires advanced training

Your pre-delivery inspection will be completed by one of our factory trained RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Technicians. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so.

Many of our technicians have also actually previously worked at Winnebago and have unique product knowledge due to this experience that many others may not have.

Our technicians are among the most knowledgeable RV technicians in the country.  They are experts on every motorhome Winnebago sells…inside and out.

Why is a good Inspection important?

We’ve read the horror stories in online forums and heard from guests who have previously bought elsewhere about buying an RV from a dealership that doesn’t put an emphasis on pre-delivery inspections.  Or they simply don’t perform them at all — Here’s the keys!  Enjoy!  Then 1000 miles down the road you have big, big problems.

At Lichtsinn RV we’d rather handle things before you get here to pick up your RV.  Our thorough inspection helps us to find issues ahead of your arrival. If there is an issue, we fix it.  With our close proximity to the Winnebago factory we can often get the needed parts the same day. When you come here for delivery, if you should find any issues while you are here, again, we just have a quick 1 mile trip to Winnebago to get the part needed for your RV to get you on the road and our certified technicians have the expertise to do so.

Stay in our campground; get to know your motorhome

After a thorough orientation on your RV, we invite you to stay in your RV on our on-site campground. This allows you to put your new or used motorhome through the paces.  There is so much information covered in your complimentary orientation, it is easy to forget a thing or two. This provides you the opportunity to stay overnight with us, so that we are available just outside your doorstep the next day to answer any questions that you may have.

Our team will stand behind you

It’s inevitable. Occasionally an issue arises on a system that tested fine during the inspection.  Unlike many dealerships, we are there for you until you get the issue resolved whether it is something we do internally or if it requires a chassis dealer or a 3rd party vendor.   At Lichtsinn RV our relationship goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. The Lichtsinn RV team will stand behind you for the life of your RV.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about our pre-delivery inspection process and for your all your Winnebago RVing 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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion

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Brian Buffington promoted to Director of Fixed Operations at Lichtsinn RV

Brian Buffington 1

 

FOREST CITY, Iowa, October 2021 – Brian Buffington has been promoted to Director of Fixed Operations at Lichtsinn RV. With this newly created position, Brian will lead Fixed Operations including Service, Parts and Finishing and Quality Control departments.

Brian brings extensive leadership, industry and dealership knowledge, as well as problem solving skills and commitment to internal and external guest service.

Brian is a graduate of Waldorf College with a degree in Business Administration and Management.

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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion Brian Buffington promoted to Director of Fixed Operations at Lichtsinn RV

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We carry the full-line of Winnebago Motorhomes: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

Trade Ins

At Lichtsinn RV we pride ourselves on listening to our guests’ needs when helping them select the perfect RV.  Maybe you are looking for something small that you can use for day trips or weekend getaways?  Or maybe you are interested in a motorhome that will serve as your second home during the cold of winter?   It could be that you’ve decided to live the RV lifestyle full-time.  No matter how you plan to use your motorhome we will help you find the perfect RV for your needs.

One of the many advantages of choosing Lichtsinn RV for your motorhome purchase is that we carry the full-line of Winnebago motorhomes.

Due to dealer agreements, many other dealerships are limited in which Winnebago models they can offer.  Instead of carrying the full spectrum of the largest Winnebago Class A models down to the smallest Winnebago Class B models they may only carry a handful of Winnebago Motorhome models.  And it might be those models won’t fit your needs as well as another.   You don’t want to end up buying an RV that isn’t the perfect fit.

We carry  the entire lineup of motorhome models offered by Winnebago, not just three or four.  We’re not going to try to put you into a model just because it’s the one we can get.  We will work with you to find the exact model, the exact floorplan with the exact right options for you.

The entire Winnebago motorized lineup includes:

Class A Diesel:
Winnebago Forza
Winnebago Journey

Class A Gas:
Winnebago Adventurer
Winnebago Sunstar
Winnebago Vista

Class C Diesel:
Winnebago Navion
Winnebago View
Class C Gas:
Winnebago EKKO
Winnebago Minnie Winnie
Winnebago Spirit

Class B Diesel:
Winnebago Boldt
Winnebago Era
Winnebago Revel

Class B Gas:
Winnebago Solis
Winnebago Solis Pocket
Winnebago Travato

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to discuss the Winnebago Motorhome lineup to review what model might work best for your RVing needs at 641-585-3213.

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. We carry the full-line of Winnebago Motorhomes: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

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The Benefits of Buying a Used RV from a Dealership vs. a Private Party

Interest in the RV lifestyle is at an all-time high and we are seeing more and more guests enter the lifestyle by purchasing a pre-owned RV. In some of our guest’s situations, it makes sense to purchase pre-owned rather than new. For those looking at purchasing from a private party versus a dealer there are some considerations you will want to take to ensure you are making the best long-term ownership decision. We believe there are several benefits to buying from a dealership versus a private party.

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Reason #1: Market-Based Pricing Approach vs. Whatever the owner thinks it is “worth”

Lichtsinn RV uses a real estate approach when pricing our pre-owned inventory, meaning we look at: the condition of the vehicle, mileage, NADA book value, vehicle history report, true comparable coaches in the market and more to establish a fair price, for a pre-owned vehicle.

One common problem with buying from a private party is they still owe more than the RV is worth, or they think the RV is worth more than it really is. So, there is a strong possibility that the unit from the private party will be overpriced.

Reason #2: Lichtsinn RV inspects all incoming trades to gauge the overall condition of the RV

When we take in a trade we complete a full inspection of the unit to establish the overall condition of the coach. Our team ensures there is no hidden damage or potential issues that could arise down the road. In fact, we have a certified pre-owned vehicle designation providing you piece of mind service after the sale. The Lichtsinn RV Certified Preowned RV Program, provides Real Value with a sixty day Service Plan from the date of purchase!  After passing a rigorous inspection, the plan provides major operating systems coverage to protect RVers, and is accepted anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.  Once work is completed to your satisfaction, the Plan pays the service center directly.  Plans are also extendable.

If you were to buy from a private party, you will have to trust the word of the previous owner. Unless you are highly knowledgeable about RVs you might not know what potential red flags to look for.

Reason #3: Lichtsinn RV works with national lenders to get you the best rates and terms

Whether you have the perfect credit score, or a more challenging credit history, our business managers will find the right RV financing option for you. We work with several lenders to bring you the most competitive and flexible financing options around. We will do whatever we can to help you get the monthly payment and loan term that best suits your budget.

When buying from a private-party you have to figure out how to finance the vehicle yourself which can be confusing and you may not receive the competitive rates our team can get.

Reason #4: Lichtsinn RV can assist you with purchasing an extended service contract to protect you from costly repairs 

What is commonly referred to as an extended RV service contract is a form of mechanical breakdown protection. Lichtsinn RV works with a well-known extended service contract provider to provide you with complete protection for your home on the road. This service contract extends the 12-month/15,000-mile basic limited warranty from Winnebago to 5 years or 50,000 miles. Call a Lichtsinn RV Business Manager to learn more about available extended service contracts.

When you buy from a private party the vehicle is As-Is and any costly repairs on your coach will fall squarely on you.

Reason #5: The Lichtsinn RV team will support you after the sale

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

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

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

Meet our sales, business office, service and parts team members here.

Learn more about what makes Lichtsinn RV different here.

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

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The 5 Most Common Questions When Buying an RV

Purchasing an RV is an exciting time for new AND seasoned RVers. There are 5 questions that all RVers should ask themselves when they start the process of purchasing an RV – either new or pre-owned.

Winnebago IntentWhat Type of RV is right for your travels?

When it comes to freedom and flexibility motorhomes offer the ultimate experience. RVs range from Class A motorhomes for those who stay in their coach for an extended amount of time and may want a washer and dryer and other features to ease their time spent in their RV. Then there are compact Class B camper vans which may offer 4WD and the flexibility to drive off road but are still small enough to park in the city. And finally Class C Motorhomes which all include the overhead cab area and range greatly in size and features. Regardless of the motorhome class, all motorhomes are RVs that take transportation and living quarters and combine them into one comfortable experience. With something for everyone, motorhomes range from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can pull a family car in tow for daytrips. Read our in-depth blog post on how to choose the perfect RV for you here.

What are my options for financing an RV?

Financing is a great option for those planning on purchasing an RV. Financing allows the RV lifestyle to be more affordable by breaking up the cost into manageable monthly or bi-weekly payments. You can work with your local lender to secure financing, or you can work with the experienced team at Lichtsinn RV. Kevin and Brandon in the Lichtsinn RV Business Office are authorized agents for several large national banks like Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West and more. Our relationships with these banks provide you with a competitive rate often lower than your local lender.

Benefits of Financing at Lichtsinn RV –

  • We offer financing and are authorized agents for several large major RV banks including Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West and several other major lenders.
  • We generally provide a credit application to these banks and allow them to compete for the lowest rate.
  • All of our loans carry no fees at closing, no closing costs and no points.
  • In most cases, the interest can be deducted for tax purposes by qualifying as a second home.
  • We can generally do terms of up to 20 years! Pre-payments can be made in full or in part, at any time, without penalty with nearly all of our lenders. All of our loans are conventional fixed rate loans.
  • We offer both monthly and bi-weekly payment options.

Learn more about financing with Lichtsinn RV here.

What kind of additional expenses should I plan for when buying an RV?

RV Insurance: After you purchase your RV there will be some additional costs you want to plan for, the first being RV insurance. While it may be enticing to look for the cheapest RV insurance you can find, you will want to make sure it properly covers your RV. When looking at RV insurance, you will want to make sure it is RV-specific insurance and offers 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. You may look for additional offerings like vacation liability, pet injury coverage, fire department service charges or personal effects coverage for contents inside the RV. Most “other” insurance policies do not offer these additional benefits. Kevin and Brandon in the Lichtsinn RV business office are licensed insurance agents and can answer any questions you have regarding RV insurance. Learn more here.

Parts and Accessories: There will be additional parts and accessories you will want to purchase for your new RV like tow bars, hoses, waste dumping chemicals, and more. The Lichtsinn RV parts team has identified the top parts and accessories you will want to purchase for RVing and your factory trained technician who provides your orientation will review these during your complimentary half-day orientation.

Camping Fees: There will be additional costs when traveling in your RV like campground costs. There are several loyalty programs that include camping discounts including Winnebago’s WIT (Winnebago International Travelers) Club.

Extended Service Contracts: You will want to consider the long-term costs of maintaining an RV. Most new RV Warranties cover 1-3 years so if you are purchasing a pre-owned RV or planning on keeping the RV for more than 3 years you will want to consider an extended service contract. Learn more about extended service contracts and why you should get one here.

Do I get a pre-delivery inspection of the RV?

A reputable RV dealer will provide you with a walkaround inspection and review of your coach. At that time, you can see how to operate your RV. At Lichtsinn RV, a Factory Trained Orientation Specialist will provide you with a half-day educational orientation of your coach. You will learn how every single switch, component and feature works in your RV as well as learn maintenance tips. This is also dedicated time where you can have all of your operational questions answered by a knowledgeable source.

Will the dealer support and service my RV in the long run?

RVs require service and maintenance and it is imperative that buyers find a dealer that will support them for the life of their vehicle and not leave them high and dry when it comes to servicing it in the future. You may find a fly-by-night dealer with a low price tag on an RV with one or two service bays and techs, and no way of servicing your RV in the future. Or you may find a mega-dealer, whose only interest is to sell you the RV and doesn’t want to hear from you again once you drive off the lot.

The Lichtsinn RV Experience starts from the moment you pick up the phone or chat with us online and extends throughout the lifetime of your RV ownership. Your dedicated Lichtsinn RV Sales, Service and Parts team members will support you along every step of your RV journey. In 2014, Lichtsinn RV built a new, state-of-the-art RV dealership and has continued to expand since that time. Lichtsinn RV currently has 8 RV service bays and is under construction to add existing bays. Inside of Lichtsinn RV you’ll find 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. Lichtsinn RV also offers dealership guests complimentary electrical hookups while visiting for RV delivery or service.

At Lichtsinn RV we are happy to answer your RV questions thoroughly and patiently so you can ensure you are selecting not only the right RV for your needs, but the right RV dealership. Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to have your questions answered.

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Renae Aukes Joins the Lichtsinn RV Sales Team

aukesFOREST CITY, IOWA, September 2021 –  Lichtsinn RV of Forest City is excited to announce the addition of Renae Aukes to our Sales Team. Renae’s position is an incremental addition to our sales team to align with the continued growth of the Winnebago RV Dealership. Renae comes to Lichtsinn RV from a long standout career with Hy-Vee, serving in many management roles over the past 23 years. “Renae’s professional experiences, positive attitude and dedication to guest service make us very excited to have her join our team” said Heidi Thompson, Lichtsinn RV General Manager.

Renae is a graduate of North Iowa High School and attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa where she graduated with an associate degree. Aukes continued her education at Minnesota State University, in Mankato, MN receiving her bachelor’s degree for elementary education.

When asked what she is most looking forward to in her new position, Aukes said, “Getting to help guests make a purchase they have dreamed of owning!”

Outside of work, Aukes enjoys riding bike and doing kick boxing classes at the local YMCA. Most importantly she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.

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Jordan Weiland joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

Jordan Weiland

FOREST CITY, Iowa, September 2021– Jordan Weiland has recently joined Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, in the RV Finishing and Quality Control department. Jordan is a graduate of West Hancock High School and attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa studying psychology and playing football.

Weiland was previously employed at the Buckle Retail company in Mason City, Iowa, where he managed the recruiting and training department and sold clothing, footwear, and accessories to guests.

When asked what aspect of his new job he most looks forward to, Weiland said, “I am excited about giving the guest a finished unit they will love.”

Outside of work, Weiland enjoys working out, thrifting, and dad life with his toddler son.

 

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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion Jordan Weiland joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

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Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – RV Industry Partners

Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – RV Industry Partners

One of the many things that differentiates Lichtsinn RV from our competitors is our close relationship with Industry partners across the RV industry.

You probably know that we are located just 1 mile from the Winnebago Factory. We have been a Winnebago Dealer for over 45 years, so our team has a network of close resources/contacts at Winnebago when we have questions or needs from the manufacturer. Not to mention the people that work there are our family, friends and neighbors.

Beyond Winnebago, there are numerous other industry partners that we work with closely on the many aspects of your coach. We have listed below some of our close industry partners that we work with regularly, many of which make regular trips to our dealership to review their products, help us troubleshoot or provide new product information. Some of these industry partners are listed below:

Lichtsinn RV RV Industry Partners

HWH – HWH is our main partner for aftermarket hydraulic leveling systems. HWH is located in Moscow, IA approximately 3 hours southeast of Lichtsinn RV. At Lichtsinn RV we are an authorized HWH installer so can add your leveling jack system at our dealership or can schedule an appointment for you at their headquarters to have the system installed.

LCI – As a supplier of RV components LCI (aka Lippert) is dedicated to bettering the recreational vehicle industry. We work with LCI on a regular basis for Leveling, Slideout and Entry Door solutions.

OWL – A key partner for us in RV upfitting is OWL VANS – they provide after-market storage solutions for your RV whether it be an RV Bike or Ladder Carrier, RV Roof Rack, RV Storage Boxes etc. We work with OWL VANS regularly to find you the right storage solution options for your RV.

ALUMINESS – Aluminess is another partner we work with regularly for upfitting your RV. They offer items such as RV Tire Racks, RV Bike Racks and RV Roof Racks, RV Bumpers and RV Ladders.

TOTAL SERVICES AND SALES – This is a company that represents a number of different manufacturers that provide items for your RV. It is located in Garner, Iowa, just 15 minutes from Lichtsinn RV. The companies that Total Service and Sales represents include Carefree Colorado for Awnings, Xantrex Power Systems and Lithionics for aftermarket Lithium Battery Solutions. Representatives of this company are at the dealership regularly to review current product and help troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

AM SOLAR – We have a close working relationship with AM Solar focusing on after-market Solar Power and Lithium Batteries. For over twenty years AM Solar has focused on providing solar solutions for the electrical needs of RV enthusiasts across North America.

BLUE OX – Blue OX is a close partner of ours focusing on towing installations for your RV.  They feature innovative tow bars and towing accessories.

CDI – CDI is the paint facility that Winnebago uses to paint RV exteriors. They are located across from the Winnebago Factory, just 1 mile from Lichtsinn RV. We work with CDI regularly to fix any paint issues and work with guests that want custom paint jobs on their tow vehicles etc.

Why is it important that Lichtsinn RV has many close RV industry partnerships? Industry partners can get right to the source of the problem and have more resources at their fingertips since they focus specifically on the product they represent. We regularly bring them aboard on solutions for guests to ensure we are using the most effective and cost-efficient solutions. These partners just represent a few of the many RV Industry partners we have at Lichtsinn RV.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about any of our leading industry partnerships and for your Winnebago RVing 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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We’ve Already Ordered Your RV: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

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There has been a lot of interest in #Campervan and other RV travel since health concerns were forced into the public’s consciousness early last year.  So many people have rediscovered the outdoors and thousands of first time RVers are now in the market for a motorhome.  The RV industry has seen record sales, production and deliveries of new motorhomes in the last year.

As a result of this peaked interest and unprecedented demand there have been some challenges that manufacturers, dealers and buyers have faced. Even though manufacturers are producing more RVs than ever before, the unprecedented demand means that most new motorhomes probably are not available for immediate purchase.

Many potential buyers are probably wondering why they should buy an RV now if there are production backlogs already?

At Lichtsinn RV, the answer is simple.  We’ve already ordered your RV.  We order hundreds of Winnebago motorhomes prior to having buyers for them.   There are some models we have hundreds of units already on order and in different stages of production.

Unlike other dealers that would place your order with Winnebago once you put money down, we’ve already done that.  It’s possible we may have ordered the RV you’re about to purchase last year.

You’re that much further ahead in the production timeline when you purchase from Lichtsinn RV than when you purchase from another dealer.  While many dealers might order product ahead, as the largest Winnebago Dealer in North America, focusing only on Winnebago Motorhomes, we order literally hundreds of RVs at a time.

Depending how far along your RV that we have already ordered is in production, we can make all your customized option choices just as if you were to order the RV today.

At Lichtsinn RV once you put a deposit down on a particular model of RV you are secured a production slot. To explain this further, let’s say you wanted to buy a Winnebago Revel.  We might already have 150 Revel 44E units on order.    Let’s also say that the day you provide us your deposit and sign paperwork, there are already 25 other people that have purchased from us.  Your deposit and paperwork secure you in slot number 26 and that Revel is yours.  We don’t alter your position based on price paid or any other factors.  Ever.

As the North America’s largest volume, full-line Winnebago dealership we pre-order all of our inventory.  This is a real advantage to you when purchasing a motorhome from Lichtsinn RV. So whether you’re in the market for a Winnebago View, Winnebago Revel, or Winnebago EKKO or any of the other Winnebago Motorhome models…we’ve already ordered your RV at Lichtsinn RV.

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find our more about availability for the particular RV you are interested in.

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

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