Top 12 Features in the Winnebago Journey Kitchen

Journey Highlights

The new Winnebago Journey is designed for luxury travel and entertaining. This fully loaded coach features stylish, modern refinements from front to back. The flagship coach in Winnebago’s fleet, the Journey is the largest and most luxurious motorhome in Winnebago’s Class A lineup. In this blog we’ll take a closer look at the top 12 features in the Winnebago Journey kitchen.

1. Glide and Dine Table and Chairs

The glide and dine table and chairs featured in the Journey 34N and 40P models allows effortless table movement table from left to right providing easy access to the buffet storage below and easy maneuvering for work or crafts. The table can easily seat two and also extends to provide comfortable seating for four.

Glide and Dine in the Winnebago Journey

2. Buffet

Each Winnebago Journey floorplan includes a buffet to add ample storage to your eating area. The Journey 34N and Journey 36K floorplans each include the Pop-Up TV in the buffet.

3. Dual Burner Induction Range

Induction ranges are all the rage. They heat faster, are safer, cooler and more energy efficient. They also are easy to clean. The Winnebago Journey features a 2-burner portable dual burner induction range top that you can enjoy both inside and outside your coach!

Winnebago Journey Kitchen

4. Soft Close Drawer Glides

We all know that soft close drawer glides prevent your drawers from slamming shut, but they also hold them closed when you need them to stay put.

5. Modular stainless steel prep sink with drying rack and cutting board

Clever use of function space is one of the ways Winnebago established their dominance in the RV world. The Journey’s modular stainless steel prep sink with drying rack and cutting board is no exception. You can prep, cook and clean up with ease.

6. Double Door Residential Refrigerator with Water and Ice Dispenser

The Winnebago Journey features a massive double door residential refrigerator complete with water dispenser and automatic ice maker in the door. This 18 cubic ft. refrigerator and freezer includes a large bottom freezer drawer. Travel doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. You can have it all!

7. Convection/Microwave Oven

Have you ever used a convection oven? They are amazing! They cook faster and more evenly than a regular oven. They are great for roasting and baking. The Winnebago Journey features a large stainless steel microwave and convection oven combo.

Winnebago Journey Kitchen

8. Corian® Countertops with Flip-Up Countertop Extension

Corian® is non-porous, so stains cannot penetrate its surface.   Corian® also resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. The signature flowing seamless look of integrated Corian® kitchen countertops, sinks, and coved backsplashes in the Winnebago Journey also means there are no crevices to trap dirt and bacteria.

9. Dual Stacked Pantry

The Winnebago Journey has ample space for everything you need to cook masterful meals. The dual stacked pantry can fit it all, with so many shelves you won’t need to return to the store for weeks!

Winnebago Journey Kitchen

10. Tile Backsplash

The Journey has all the comforts and stylings of home. The spacious kitchen in the Journey features an elegant tile backsplash that complements the interior space.

11. Pop-up 110V / Charging Station

With all of the small electronics that keep us connected and entertained there can never be enough places to charge up. The Journey has a nifty pop-up 110V charging station located in the kitchen countertop complete with USB ports for your phone, tablet or anything else that you might take along.

12. Available Stainless Steel Drawer Dishwasher

Do you love to eat but hate doing the dishes? The Journey has an optional Fisher & Paykel stainless steel in-drawer dishwasher.

The Journey Class A diesel motorhome by Winnebago is ready to take you on an adventure like you’ve never had before. Contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant and choose your favorite Winnebago Journey floorplan today!

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

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 hereTop 7 Features in the Master Bedroom of the Journey

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Top 7 Features in the Master Bedroom of the Journey

The new Winnebago Journey is designed for luxury travel and entertaining. This fully loaded coach features stylish, modern refinements from front to back.  The flagship coach in Winnebago’s fleet, the Journey is the largest and most luxurious motorhome in Winnebago’s Class A lineup. In this blog we’ll take a closer look at the top seven features in the master bedroom of the Winnebago Journey.

Winnebago Journey

King Sized Powered Bed with E-Z Make Bed Extension

They say a person who makes their bed every morning has already accomplished the first task of the day. The Winnebago Journey makes that first task a little bit easier with the new E-Z Make Bed Extension system with the power incline headrest. Not only is there clearance all the way around your bed to neatly tuck your corners, there’s a pneumatic control to raise the bottom of your bed and keep it raised.

Under Bed Storage with Lockable Compartment

Look for a place to store your valuables? There’s an integrated lockable safe box under the bed that’s the perfect size for all your most important belongings.

Winnebago Journey under bed storage

Nightstands with medical device storage, 110v outlets, and USB ports

The nightstands on either side of the bed in the Winnebago Journey floorplans have ample room to store your medical devices. There are 110V outlets and handy USB ports for charging your phones and tablets.

Baldacci Customizable Italian Wardrobe System

Spacious, organized and well-designed wardrobes are a hallmark of any home— Even if your home is on wheels. The Baldacci Customizable Italian Wardrobe System found in the Winnebago Journey can be adjusted for your needs to perfectly store your clothes.  There is also a number of drawers and cabinets for additional storage.

Industry Leading Flat Floor Design

There are no steps once you’re inside the Journey. This will provide for safer mobility inside your new coach.

43″ Smart HDTV

Who doesn’t enjoy watching a good movie from the comfort of their own bed? The Journey has a 43-inch integrated smart HDTV. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Winnebago Journey bedroom television

Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan helps provide air circulation in your bedroom. It also produces just the right amount of white noise to help you get the perfect night’s sleep.

The Journey Class A diesel motorhome by Winnebago is ready to take you on an adventure like you’ve never had before. Contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant and choose your favorite Winnebago Journey floorplan today!

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

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 hereTop 7 Features in the Master Bedroom of the Journey

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Outdoor Entertaining in Winnebago Class A RVs

While outdoor experiences are the nature of RV travel, some RVs are more fully equipped than others to help you entertain in the outdoors. Whether you are tailgating at the big game or just looking to entertain outside of your coach Winnebago offers a number of options to maximize your outdoor entertaining experience. Class A Motorhomes that provide deluxe outdoor entertaining options include the Winnebago Vista/Sunstar, Winnebago Adventurer, Winnebago Forza and the Winnebago Journey. Read below to find out more about the Class A Winnebago entertainment features found in these models.

Winnebago Class A RVs Outdoor Entertaining

WINNEBAGO VISTA and WINNEBAGO SUNSTAR

The Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar are Class A Gas RVs built on the Ford F53 chassis and are ideal for RVers of all types. The Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar are available in 5 floorplans that sleep from 5-7 people dependent on floorplan. Each model includes a large powered patio awning with LED lighting to entertain under.

Each floorplan in the Vista and Sunstar includes an exterior entertainment center with HDTV with remote and speakers. (32” HDTV in 27P|31B|32M|35U and 39” HDTV in the 29V.) You can watch the game while under the stars!

The 29V and 31B floorplans in the Vista and Sunstar also includes the Tailgate package as a standard feature. The Tailgate package includes a refrigerator, 3-drawer cabinet, LED Lighting, Quick-Connect LP Hose and Sink. Also included for your convenience is a wall mounted bottle opener, garbage bag holder and paper towel holder.

In each Vista and Sunstar floorplan you’ll also find a PetPal leash tie down so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar

WINNEBAGO ADVENTURER

The Winnebago Adventurer, Class A Gas RV, is also built on the Ford F53 Chassis.  The Adventurer is packed with luxury diesel level amenities in a Class A gas model. The Winnebago Adventurer is available in 5 floorplans that sleep from 4-6 people dependent on floorplan. Loaded with user-friendly features the Adventurer floorplans offer plenty of living space and ample storage.

Outside of the Adventurer floorplans you’ll find a large powered patio awning with LED lighting. Each Adventurer floorplan includes an exterior Entertainment Center that is great for entertaining. This center includes a 32” HDTV, 2 speakers, DVD player and AM/FM Radio (n/a 30T). The 30T floorplan’s exterior Entertainment Center includes an AC/DC receptacle, AM/FM Radio, 2 Speakers, removable TV Table and Portable Satellite Dish Hookup.

The Adventurer 29B floorplan also includes an exterior Tailgate Package. This package includes a refrigerator, 3-Drawer Cabinet, LED Lights, Quick-Connect LP Hose and Stainless Steel Sink. Also included for your convenience is a wall mounted bottle opener, garbage bag holder and paper towel holder.

In each Adventurer floorplan you’ll find a PetPal leash tie down so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

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WINNEBAGO FORZA

The Winnebago Forza, Class A Diesel RV is built on the Freightliner XCS Chassis.  The Forza allows you to enjoy all the comforts of home, far from home. The Winnebago Forza is available in 4 floorplans that sleep from 5-8 people dependent on floorplan. The Winnebago Forza floorplans each include versatile sleeping and seating spaces and provide you the power to create an exquisitely comfortable environment, no matter the destination.

Outside of the Winnebago Forza you’ll find 2 powered patio awnings with LED Lighting (dependent on floorplan.) In one of the exterior compartments of the Forza you’ll find a 110-volt duplex, TV antenna and 3-way A/V receptacles for outdoor entertaining.

To further your outdoor entertaining options, available on each Forza floorplan is the exterior Entertainment Center with a 32” LED HDTV.

In each Forza floorplan you’ll also find a PetPal leash tie down so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

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WINNEBAGO JOURNEY

The Winnebago Journey, Class A Diesel RV is built on the Freightliner Maxum II XCM Chassis.  The Journey is the top of the line, Winnebago Diesel RV.  The Journey is designed for luxury travel and entertaining and features stylish refinements from front to back. The Winnebago Journey is available in 3 floorplans that sleep from 4-6 people dependent on floorplan. The Winnebago Journey includes all of the latest in residential living comforts and technology coupled with a new automotive infused design that provides for the quietest, and most visible ride in the industry.

Outside of the Winnebago Journey you’ll find a 22’ Carefree Apex Powered Patio Awning with LED Lighting and a wind sensor so it automatically retracts when it detects strong wind. This large awning provide 12’ of coverage, so you and your guests will have plenty of room under its canopy.

In an outside compartment of the Journey you’ll find a 110-volt duplex, TV Antenna and 3-Way A/V receptacles. To store your chairs and anything else you’ll need to entertain outside of your Journey you can use the large storage compartment with pass-through slide-out tray that is accessible from either side of the coach.

In each of the Journey floorplans you’ll find an exterior Entertainment Center with 43” TV. Also included is a home theater soundbar system with portable Bluetooth Subwoofer. Optional in the Journey is an exterior Refrigerator/Freezer that may be added to a patio-side storage compartment for additional outdoor entertaining options.

In each Journey floorplan you’ll also find a PetPal leash tie down so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely secured to your RV.

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Winnebago offers a number of Class A RVs that allow you to enjoy the outdoors, while not missing the big game! Entertain comfortably outdoors in these Winnebago models.

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about Class A RVs equipped for outdoor entertaining!

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 Winnebago Journey Top 15 Exterior Features

The Winnebago Journey Class A diesel motorhome allows you to experience luxury travel with modern conveniences and open living spaces. These models sit on a Freightliner XCM chassis with an integrated Maxum ll foundation, and the 8.9L 380 HP Cummins L9 turbo-diesel engine can power your trips near and far.

There are many innovative technology features in the Journey to make each trip enjoyable. These include the Winnebago Connect smart control center with mobile app and the Freightliner DriveTech driving system for maximum control and stability. Inside the Journey, you will enjoy contemporary open living spaces, a modern kitchen complete with Corian countertops, a master bedroom that will feel more like your own personal retreat, and a spacious full bath with dual shower heads for all-around luxury.

Winnebago Journey Exterior

Upon approaching the Journey you’ll first notice it’s exclusive tapered front end. Not only eye-catching, this construction reduces noise and wind resistance. This is just beginning of the incredible exterior found on the Journey. We have listed the Top 15 Exterior Features in the Winnebago Journey below:

HIGH GLOSS SIDEWALLS WITH SIKKENS PREMIUM PAINT – The Journey is available in 6 different high-gloss enhanced paint finish exterior colors.

AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRED DESIGN – The Journey boasts the quietest and most visible ride in the industry with front aerodynamic ranking from the ground up. The Journey’s front end is inset 3 degrees for aerodynamics. The curved windshield in the Journey provides for aerodynamics and optimization of driver visibility. The Journey’s large curved one piece panoramic windshield provides a critical view of the lower stanchions and other obstacles lower than the horizon dash view of other diesel pushers, while providing full visibility to each of the tear drop larger chrome side mirrors. The Journey’s XCM Modular Bridge Chassis is 4x stronger for stiffer torsion in driving. The Journey boasts best in class sight to ground.

QUIETEST RIDE AND STAY IN ITS CLASS – The Journey boasts the quietest ride and stay in its class. The Journey is built with an industry leading steel foundation and the proprietary Winnebago Superstructure. Items that contribute to the Journey’s best in class ratings include:

  • Low Density Composite Acoustical Closed Cell High Density Foam insulation is applied to all interior Journey cab surfaces to reduce road noise and dampen vibrations.
    • Full interior roof cap and cab sidewall coverage
    • Full interior firewall coverage
    • Coverage between the firewall and fiberglass generator door.  Used to dampen wind noise before it gets to the firewall
    • Exterior coverage on the entrance step surfaces.
  • Exterior Door
    • Automotive door style door with comfortable entry handle design with an independent screen door and significantly stiffer-dual latches.
  • HWH Slideout Mechanisms
    • Less sound intrusion due to tighter room tolerances and a tight fit Hydraulic mechanism with four corner control.
  • Windshield – automotive style application, wind noise improvement with curved shaped and greater pitch angle.
  • Coach ceiling – perforated foam backed material improving the articulation index and richness.
  • XCM Modular Bridge Chassis – This chassis is over four times stiffer in torsional perspective and 20% improvement lateral strength. It also provides a more precise level floor to eliminate floor pops.

RECTILINEAR LED HEADLAMPS – Leading headlamp technology found in the Journey provides more lighting for a safer driving experience. These headlamps are 30% brighter than traditional headlamps and have increased serviceability and reduced replacement costs than prior models.

BEST IN CLASS COMPARTMENT STORAGE – The Journey includes industry leading exterior compartments in size and functionality. The Journey’s compartments are up to 31” tall and are heated, lined and lighted.  The Aqua-Hot heated compartment in the Journey includes temperature sensor in basement.

22’ CAREFREE APEX AWNING WITH WIND SENSOR – The Journey includes a Carefree powered patio awning with LED lighting and a wind sensor so it will automatically retract when it detects strong winds. The Journey also includes an innovative entry awning which is centered over the entry way when in use. The entry awning stows away to prevent the joust like appearance of competitive coaches. This secure storage helps to reduce wind noise while traveling.

HWH HYDRAULIC SLIDEOUT SYSTEM – The Journey’s HWH Hydraulic slideout system includes flush mounted slides with the HWH slide mechanism (cable in wall slide system) and provides 1,000 lbs of pressure at each corner of the slide. The HWH system provides for a tighter fitting slide room to provide quiet transit and quiet operation.

SLIDEOUT SWEEPEZE – The Sweepeze system found in the slideouts of the Journey remove debris from the top of the sliderooms. This system blocks areas where debris, leaves etc. might get trapped. The flat top of the Journey slides prevents water intrusion and improves Sweepeze functionality.

PASS-THROUGH SLIDEOUT TRAY – The unobstructed exterior storage in the Journey includes a pass-through slideout tray that is accessible from either side of the coach.

SURESTORE PUSH BUTTON RELEASE COMPARTMENT DOORS – The Journey boasts sturdy compartment doors with robust hinges. The Journey’s powered door pulls seal tight upon closing with a powered cinch close. A manual release is included in case of a power outage.

INDEPENDENT RETRACTABLE SCREEN DOOR – The Journey includes an independent screen door for a tighter close.

EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM – The exterior entertainment system in the Journey includes a 43” TV and home theater soundbar system with a portable Bluetooth subwoofer. It is Satellite TV antenna system ready.

EXTERIOR WASH STATION WITH POWER RETRACTABLE HOSE – The powered retractable hose in the Journey allows for quick cleanups and includes an easy ergonomic drainage hose position.

POWER RETRACTABLE SHORELINE CORD – The powered retractable cord in the Journey allows you to easily power up your coach when you arrive or unplug it when it is time to leave.

OPTIONAL REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER – Patio Side

And these are just the top 15 exterior features…just wait until you get inside! The Winnebago Journey,  is designed for luxury travel and entertaining and features stylish, modern refinements from front to back. Call a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Journey.

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

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

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Top 20 Interior Features in the Winnebago Journey

The Winnebago Journey’s eye-catching design includes completely redesigned styling both inside and out. The new and improved Journey delivers a world class ride while offering expansive exterior storage. The Journey is equipped with the Cummins L9 Engine which provides exceptional fuel economy, lower operating costs and legendary reliability that you’ve come to expect in a luxury RV. The all new Winnebago Journey Diesel RV has everything you need to enjoy spending time on the road. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 interior features of the Winnebago Journey.

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Tested and Proven Quiet Acoustics

The Journey is built on the Freightliner XCM Chassis. Utilizing an integrated Maxum II foundation with 4x torsional stiffness, it’s 30% stronger than before, providing a smoother, quieter ride, better drive experience with diesel power to get you wherever you want to go.

Heating and Air Conditioning

The heating and air conditioning system in the Journey is whisper quiet but powerful. The Aqua Hot 400 Hydronic Heating System will keep you warm on chilly nights.   The TrueAir Maximum Comfort AC System with Integrated AC Heat Pump is included on all floorplans. The 34N has two 15,000 BTU Air Conditions. The 36K and 40P are equipped with three 13,500 BTU Air Conditioners. Each of these hi-efficiency air conditioners is low-profile and includes a heat pump.

Available Heated Flooring

Available heated floors in the Winnebago Journey provide similar living amenities as if you were in the comforts of your own home.

Flat Floor Design Throughout

There are no steps once you’re inside the Journey. This will provide for safer mobility inside your new coach.

Automotive Grand Sound Deadening, Soft Vinyl Ceiling

The Journey has sound deadening technology. This means both a quiet ride on the highways and also a good nights sleep once you get there. The Journey features a soft vinyl ceiling which aids in quieting the sound.

Winnebago Connect – Coach Smartphone and Tablet Integration

The new Winnebago Connect ™ smart coach system allows you to control all aspects of your coach from your mobile device. In addition to the mobile interface, the Winnebago Connect control panel is located in the hallway next to the bedroom.

Dual-Pane Tinted and Frameless Contour Windows

Dual-pane windows help insulate your coach from the effects of extreme heat or cold. They also help control condensation on the windows. The windows will provide more even temperatures in your Journey with less cold/warm spots.

Roller Shade Garages

Roller shade garages are hidden out of sight behind solid wood cabinetry with contemporary hardware in the main living area of your Journey. These will keep your shades out of sight when not in use.

Rest Easy Sofa with Lap Table  

The Journey 34N and Journey 40P models each feature a standard Rest Easy Sofa with lap table while the Journey 36K floorplan provides the option of a Rest Easy Sofa instead of standard theater seating. The Rest Easy sofa can be extended for an additional sleeping surface.

Theater Seating with Lap Table  

The theater seating in the Journey allows you to sit back and relax with easily accessible cupholders and the lap table. Extend the ottomans to extend your relaxation. The Journey 36K comes with theater seating standard while in the Journey 34N the theater seating may be selected as an option instead of the standard Rest Easy Sofa. The Journey 40P comes with standard theater seating across coach from the Rest Easy Sofa providing a large living space.

In-Drawer Dishwasher

Do you love to eat but hate doing the dishes? The Journey has an optional Fisher & Paykel stainless steel in-drawer dishwasher.

Glide and Dine in the Winnebago Journey

Glide N Dine Table and Chairs

The Journey 34N and Journey 40P floorplans each include the Glide N Dine table with chairs allowing to move your table where you want it.

Buffet

Each Winnebago Journey floorplan includes a buffet to add ample storage to your eating area. The Journey 34N and Journey 36K floorplans each include the Pop-Up TV in the buffet.

50” Smart HDTV with Soundbar

Who doesn’t enjoy watching a good movie? The Journey has a 50-inch integrated smart HDTV.

Electric Fireplace

The Journey 34N and Journey 36K floorplans each include an electric fireplace with ambience and heat settings, perfect for cozying-up with your favorite person.

Central Vacuum System

No need to store a vacuum on the road. The Journey comes with a central vacuum system.

Available Stacked Washer and Dryer

Don’t waste time at the laundromat while you are traveling. The Winnebago Journey offers an available stacked washer and dryer so you can do your laundry while at your camp site.

Winnebago Journey

Available Chottomans

Chottomans are an optional accessory on the Winnebago Journey. If you have never heard of a chottoman they are a convertible stool, seat and storage bin that will complement the interior space of your Journey while providing storage and seating.

Xcite Nav N Go 12.3 Infotainment

The Xcite Nav N Go 12.3 inch LCD touch screen infotainment radio in the Journey provides easy access to the infotainment/GPS navigation system, radio/rearview monitor system, rear color camera, USB input, HDMI/MHL connectivity radio review monitoring system with CB wiring prep…all at your fingertips so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Freightliner Opti-View Dash

The Freightliner Opti-View Dash user-friendly system features a bright, anti-glare display, touch screen radio and input operation, camera system views and Bluetooth steering wheel controls. All to meet your expectations for a luxury automotive driving experience.

Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Journey!

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

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 new Winnebago Journey is designed for luxury travel and entertaining, this fully loaded coach features stylish, modern refinements from front to back. Inspired in development from automotive design experts with a focus in quiet performance and aerodynamic design, when you first see the Journey you’ll notice the front aerodynamic design raked to minimize wind whip. The Journey’s composite front end wraps behind the driver and passenger for the most insulated front end in the RV industry to provide the quietest ride and quietest living, while running the generator.

The Winnebago Journey is built atop the Freightliner XCM Modular Rail Chassis with an integrated Maxum II Foundation. Like a bridge, modular frames get their rigidity from an engineered truss structure. This allows more versatility with basement configuration to maximize the storage capacity in the 3 Winnebago Journey floorplans. The Freightliner XCM with bridge chassis is built with huck bolts (two piece fasteners that uses metal on metal contact to secure as a permanent bond) in the middle – it uses the same wire looms and same tanks providing the user a seamless experience.

Winnebago Journey XCM Chassis

The XCM Chassis allows for a flush chassis with no bend to accommodate the engine or in the main cab area as you might find in other Class A Diesel RVs. The XCM modular bridge chassis design allows for flush floor mounting in the Journey to alleviate floor pops and travel noise.  This design provides a 4x stiffer torsion on the chassis to ensure a super ride and quiet travels as you head down the road.

The Freightliner XCM Chassis with an integrated Maxum II foundation has 4x torsional stiffness, 30% stronger than before, providing a smoother, quieter ride, better drive experience with diesel power to get you wherever you want to go.

Built atop the Freightliner XCM modular rail bridge chassis, the Journey will be known not only for its versatile floorplan designs with the latest in residential living comforts and technology, but also for its automotive infused design that provides for the quietest, and most visible ride in the industry. To find out more about the Winnebago Journey on the Freightliner Maxum II XCM Chassis, contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant today!

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

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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Visitors Guide: Things to do in Forest City and North Iowa

Guests travel from all over North America to Lichtsinn RV to pick up their new motorhomes and have their Winnebago motorhomes serviced.   A steady stream of RV travelers also make the pilgrimage to the Winnebago factory daily in summer months to see where their motorhomes were built and take a factory tour.  The annual Winnebago Rally in July brings hundreds of RV travelers.  That’s a lot of people traveling through the area!

We put together a list of some of the many great places to visit while in the area.  We invite you to stick around awhile to see some of the things that make Forest City and North Iowa such a great places to vist!

Winnebago Factory Tour

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While you are in town you will want to take the Winnebago Industries Factory Tour at the largest motorhome manufacturing facility in the world.

Visit the largest motorhome manufacturing facility in the world, Winnebago, headquartered in Forest City on a campus that we refer to as the most productive 60 acres in North Iowa. Winnebago motorhomes are built in one of the most technologically advanced RV manufacturing facilities in existence today.

FACTORY TOURS:

  • Factory tours are offered Monday – Friday (April through October.)
  • All tours are free and start at the Visitors Center in Forest City.
  • Reservations are recommended to ensure a space on the tour.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • A safety vest, safety glasses and hearing protection are required and provided.
  • There are stairs on the tour so those with mobility issues may be limited on what you can see.
  • You must be 8 years old or above to go on the factory tours.
  • No video or photography is allowed on the tours.
  • The tours take approximately 2 hours.

Contact: (641)585-6936

Cost:  Free

Hours: Reservations required. Tours depart the Winnebago Visitor’s Center at 9 a.m. (April – October ) Tours are not offered to the public on holidays, the week of the 4th of July and during the Winnebago Grand National Rally. Tour schedules subject to change based on production schedules.

Location: Tours start at the Winnebago Visitors’ Center 1045 S 4th St, Forest City, IA 50436

Bear Creek Golf Course

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Bear Creek is a 18-hole, par 71 golf course bordering the Winnebago River.  The course offers an exciting variety of holes and scenic beauty unsurpassed in the North Iowa area.

The course is open to the public and with four sets of tees to choose from, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all ages and ability levels.

Bear Creek’s clubhouse features casual dining, a full bar and a pro shop with apparel, golfing gear, snacks and much more!

Contact: (641) 585-1353

Cost:  Rates Available on the Bear Creek Website

Hours: Call to make your tee time.  You can also  book online.

Location: 145 Country Club Rd, Forest City, IA 50436

Forest City YMCA

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Forest City is proud to be one of the smallest communities in the United States to offer a full service YMCA facility. The Forest City Y offers family-oriented fun and a state-of-the-art facility that includes a cardio room, racquetball courts, large gymnasium, pool, spa and track.

The Forest City Y serves people and families of all ages, income levels, and physical condition; with emphasis on responsibility and self improvement.

The Forest City YMCA opened its doors in February 1987 thanks to the vision and generosity of John K. and Luise Hanson. As a child, John K. Hanson, Winnebago Industries founder, learned to swim at a YMCA facility. This impacted him and as Winnebago grew, he wanted the community he loved to benefit from a facility that everyone could enjoy regardless of income level, age or physical condition. He turned that vision into reality and began the process of establishing a YMCA in Forest City.

John K. and Luise gifted the necessary funds to build the building which houses the Y and Hanson Field House for Waldorf College. The community rallied around their generosity through an effort called “Help us Open the Doors” which raised funds to equip the facility.

Knowing that the YMCA was in a small community, the Hansons’ established an endowment fund to ensure the longevity of the Y in Forest City. This endowment keeps membership rates at affordable levels. An annual support campaign is also conducted to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Contact: (641) 585-5220

Cost:  Day passes are available for $15 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for a family pass.

Hours:  Hours are seasonal.  See the YMCA website for more information.

Location: 916 West I St, Forest City, IA 50436

 

Shopping in Forest City

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Forest City is a great place to shop.  There are antique stores, quilt shops, gift shops, a hardware store and more!  The Bomgaars store west of Lichtsinn RV stocks over 60,000 items in 13 major departments, including Lawn and Garden plus Nursery, Clothing and Footwear, Farm, Pet and Automotive supplies, Paint, Hardware, Tools, Housewares, and Toys.

Cost:  There’s something for every budget!

Hours:  Most Forest City stores are open Monday through Saturday.

Heritage Park of North Iowa

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Heritage Park of North Iowa is a 91-acre agricultural and rural history museum located on the South edge of Forest City.   The site features exhibits of early prairie life, antique power equipment, churches, schools and an old-time main street complete with a blacksmith shop.

Contact:  641-585-4332

Cost:  Free-Will Donation

Hours:  Hours vary. Learn more on their Facebook Page

Location: 1225 US-69, Forest City, IA 50436

Pilot Knob State Park

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Pilot Knob is a wonderful nature center located five miles east of Forest City.  It’s the perfect spot for nature lovers, hikers and cyclists and has camping facilities as well.

It’s located in a rare tract of rolling hills in an otherwise flat countryside.  There’s a lot to explore in this state park.

Pilot Knob State Park was dedicated in 1924 and has drawn many visitors to explore its hidden treasures and historical structures. Camping, fishing, hiking, and bird watching are just a few of the activities Pilot Knob provides.

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed several structures in 1934. The entrance portals, stone shelter, three stone bridges, amphitheater and 30′ observation tower are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pilot Knob also has a 15 acre lake that has good bass and bluegill fishing. It is a popular spot for ice fishing and ice skating. Electric trolling motors only are allowed on the lake.

Contact: (641)596-0527

Cost: Free to visit. Camping costs vary and can be reserved online

Hours:  Open all year round

Location: 2148 340th St. Forest City, IA 50436

Forest Theatre

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Step back into the past! The Forest Theatre is a vintage non-profit theatre showing current movies.  The popcorn is delicious, and the soda (and air conditioning) is cold.

Contact: (641) 585-2790

Cost: $4 Adults, $3 kids 12 and under.

Hours: Showings are Tuesday – Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 4:00 PM

Location: 215 N Clark St, Forest City, IA 50436

Forest City Aquatic Center

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The Forest City Aquatic Center features zero depth entry, diving boards, and a giant water slide!  Fun for all ages!

Phone: (641) 585-2650

Cost: $4.00 General Admission, Kids 2 and under are free.

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day

Location: 525 John K. Hanson Drive, Forest City, Iowa 50436

Visit their Facebook Page to find any changes to regular pool hours.

Mansion Museum

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Home of the Winnebago County Historical Society, the Mansion Museum features fascinating exhibits that will bring you back to the days of old.

Contact: info@mansionmuseumforestcityiowa.org

Cost:  $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free

Hours: Open Summer Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm

Location: 336 N Clark St., Forest City, Iowa 50436

Boman Fine Arts Center

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The center includes a 630-seat theater. The theater hosts a 36’x 80’ stage with orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms, staging and set production area, full fly area and rigging, along with state of the art electronics, lighting and audio visual equipment. The theater can host weddings, special occasions, theatrical performances, art displays, regional and national touring groups, speaker engagements, and the Waldorf University Artist Series.

Contact: (641) 585-2020

Cost/hours: Varies based on performance.  See the website for more information

Location:  225 John K. Hanson Drive, Forest City, Iowa 50436

Outdoor Recreation

Pammel Park (Photo Courtesy Forest City Chamber of Commerce)
Pammel Park (Photo Courtesy Forest City Chamber of Commerce)

Start your outdoor adventure on the Forest City Trail System.  The Trail System offers over 9 miles of trails leading from the downtown area to Pilot Knob State Park. Parking is plentiful at Pammel Park. The Forest City Parks and Recreation Department continually strives to maintain, improve, and expand the trail system, in order to reach and better serve the growing number of residents and visitors.

Forest City has 8 bikes at 3 different locations through out the community available for rent by the hour. These are available to be used by residents, Waldorf students, and visitors to provide transportation and enjoyable exercise. For only $1.50 per hour you can ride anywhere you’d like to go.

How to rent a bike? Download the App called KoloniShare.  On the App, locate Forest City and see the dots that indicate bike locations and availability. Follow the instructions to rent the bike.

Hynes Spur Trail –  Approximately 2 miles from J Street at Pammel Park to 330th St./Airport Road.  It meanders through Pammel Park, a woodland setting, through the Bear Creek Golf Course and Disc Golf Course and past the Winnebago Rally grounds to 330th St./Airport Road.  All off road paved trail.

Hanson Trail –  Approximately 9 miles. Begins at on J Street next to Pammel Park entrance, left on Golf Course Road to Hwy 9, East along Hwy 9 to 206thAve. to Pilot Knob Entrance, West on 340th Street to Golf Course Road and Left on J Street to Pammel Park entrance. A combination of paved off road trails and share-the-road trails.

Pilot Knob Loop – Approximately 4 miles. Begins at the entrance of Pilot Knob State Park and winds through the park.  All paved and on park roads.

See the map here

Cost:  Free

Diamond Jo Casino

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Just 25 minutes from Forest City, Diamond Jo Worth is a high-energy casino and entertainment destination. They offer nearly 800 slots, 23 table games, sportsbook, live entertainment in the Big Wheel Bar, event center and three restaurants.

Contact:  (641) 323-7777

Cost:  Free (except the games, food and drink)

Hours:  Daily 8:00am – 3:00am

Location: 777 Diamond Jo Lane, Northwood, IA 50459

Clear Lake Attractions

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Clear Lake, Iowa, is a beautiful small town situated on a natural 3,643 acre spring-fed lake in about 20 miles southeast of Forest City.

There’s a beautiful downtown area with quirky shops and eateries.  Events happen in the downtown park almost every weekend in the summer.   People travel from all over the Midwest to stay at this iconic getaway.

Clear Lake offers the small-town, welcoming atmosphere along with large-town attractions. Visit the legendary Surf Ballroom, the site of many performances and the last performance of Buddy Holly, or walk downtown along the brick sidewalks to shop the antique stores and boutiques.

Plan a summer excursion aboard the Lady of the Lake or take a bike ride around the lake.

Clear Lake is a great place for fishing throughout the year. The lake offers fishing for walleyes, muskie, northern pike, bullheads, catfish, yellow bass, crappies, and other panfish.

Boaters enjoy skiing, jet skiing, sightseeing, wind surfing and sailing.  There’s a number of nice public beaches too!

Details on these and more Clear Lake attractions here

Mason City Attractions

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Mason City is the largest retail hub in North Central Iowa.  It has both big box stores and many smaller locally owned shops.   There are also some great places to eat.

There are also several notable attractions.  The Music Man Square features an indoor 1912 streetscape with an ice cream parlor and gift shop, all in set designs recreated from the Warner Bros. motion picture The Music Man. There’s also an interactive museum highlighting Meredith Willson memorabilia and music-related exhibits and exploratorium. Plus, visit the restored 1895 modified Queen Anne house that was Meredith Willson’s birthplace and boyhood home.

Mason City has the largest unified group Prairie School architecture in the world and the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hotel, plus the Wright designed Stockman House.  Architecture tourists travel from all over the over the world to see these artful structures.

Details on these and more Mason City attractions here

Information accurate as compiled 7/21/2021.  Data and descriptions provided by Forest City Chamber of Commerce, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Visit Mason City and City of Mason City Iowa.


To find out more about how Lichtsinn RV is  different than other dealers and learn about the Lichtsinn RV Experience CLICK 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.  Family is central to Lichtsinn RV’s success  Visitors Guide: Things to do in Forest City and North Iowa

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Guests travel from all over the country to Licthsinn RV to pick up their new motorhomes and get their Winnebago motorhomes serviced.   A steady stream of RV travelers also make the pilgrimage to the Winnebago factory daily in summer months to see where their motorhomes were built and take a factory tour.  There is also the annual Winnebago Rally in July that brings several hundred RVs to the area.  That’s a lot of people coming to and from the area!

Lichtsinn RV guests are always welcome to stay at the dealership while they are here for their RV delivery or service.  We have electrical hook ups on site, fresh filtered water, dumping facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.  We have a comfortable guest lounge available with installed laptop tables, complimentary coffee and the latest in technology.   Your pets are welcome to join you in the guest lounge and throughout the Lichtsinn RV dealership.

We put together a list of some of the many great places to camp for those that might want to spend an extra few days in the area.

Pilot Knob State Park Photo by McGhiever - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17411958
Pilot Knob State Park Photo by McGhiever – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17411958

Pilot Knob State Park

2148 340th St, Forest City, IA

Pilot Knob is a wonderful nature center located five miles east of Forest City.  It’s the perfect spot for nature lovers, hikers and cyclists and has camping facilities as well.

It’s located in a rare tract of rolling hills in an otherwise flat countryside.  There’s a lot to explore in this state park.

Pilot Knob State Park was dedicated in 1924 and has drawn many visitors to explore its hidden treasures and historical structures. Camping, fishing, hiking, and bird watching are just a few of the activities Pilot Knob provides.

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed several structures in 1934. The entrance portals, stone shelter, three stone bridges, amphitheater and observation tower are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The observation tower is 30 feet tall and was supposed to be 40 feet tall but winter set in and the CCC had to stop construction.

Pilot Knob is listed in the Iowa Wildlife Viewing Guide. The park is a wonderful area for bird watching, particularly during migrations. Deer and turkeys are prevalent and readily seen. Turkeys were reintroduced into the area in 1979 and have flourished. Much of the wildlife can be seen while walking the thirteen and one half miles of trail through the park.

The park has excellent trails for hikers and horseback riders. Equestrians can enjoy the eight miles of trail allowed for horseback riding. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. There are no overnight accommodations for equestrian riders.

Hidden within the 700 acre park and enclosed abrupt banks is the Dead Man’s Lake, a four acre floating sphagnum bog, the only one of its kind in Iowa. The bog is home to many unique species, one of which is the carnivorous sundew plant. Adjacent to the bog is a four acre lake. Because of its high acidity only specially adapted species can survive in the lake.

Pilot Knob also has a 15 acre lake that has good bass and bluegill fishing. It is a popular spot for ice fishing and ice skating. Electric trolling motors only are allowed on the lake.

The Pilot Knob Recreation Area, just north of Pilot Knob State Park is available for public hunting, hiking, snowmobiling and other activities.

Features:

  • Hiking trails
  • Amphitheater
  • Shelters (2); ADA accessible
  • Modern restrooms
  • Showers
  • Electric campsites (48)
  • Full hook-up campsites (1)
  • Non-electric campsites (12)
  • Dump station
  • Horseshoe pits

Pilot Knob Reservations:

https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/pilot-knob-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610140

 

Pammel Park (Photo Courtesy Forest City Chamber of Commerce)
Pammel Park (Photo Courtesy Forest City Chamber of Commerce)

Pammel Park

562-898, US-69, Forest City, IA

Pammel Park is located less than a mile from the Winnebago factory and the Lichtsinn RV dealership and is located within Forest City limits.  It’s a scenic campground located on the Winnebago River.  This campground is a short walk just across the street to beautiful downtown Forest City.

There are places to eat, drink and shop.  There’s also an amazing disc golf course too if that’s your thing.

This is a great place to stay when you’re visiting the Winnebago factory.  There’s a golf course that’s open to the public within walking distance and a dog park too.  It’s also a good spot for canoeing or kayaking.

It’s probably not the quietest campground you’ve ever been to with its proximity to downtown and the fire station, but its location is perfect for those who are looking for the quintessential Forest City experience.

There are no online reservations available, but there are usually spots available at this campground.

Features:

  • 43 parking pads with RV power outlets
  • Shower house/restroom building
  • RV dump station
  • Playground nearby

Fees:

Overnight fee is $15.00, payable at campground self-service.

 

 
Video courtesy Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce

Clear Lake State Park

6490 S Shore Ct, Clear Lake, IA

Only 24 miles from Forest City is Clear Lake State Park which has one of the best beaches in Iowa.   Clear Lake is the second largest natural lake in the state.  It’s a haven for summer recreation activities including RVing.   People travel from all over the Midwest to stay at this iconic getaway.

There’s a beautiful downtown area with quirky shops and eateries.  Events happen in the downtown park almost every weekend in the summer.    Clear Lake State Park is only a few miles from all the activity.

It is easy to go fishing and boating with many public access points and docks.

Clear Lake State Park is located on the southeast corner of the beautiful 3,643 acre Clear Lake, one of the major outdoor recreation features of northern Iowa. Although the state park is only 55 acres, it offers a tremendous diversity of recreational opportunities due to its location on the lake as well as its natural beauty.

This park is characterized by rolling ground with open, mature groves of oak trees. Several small draws and thickets provide habitat for owls, squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, many species of songbirds and an occasional deer. The scenic Woodford Island is a 3 acre island managed primarily for wildlife habitat and is an excellent spot for fishing.

The 900 foot sandy beach offers unsupervised swimming and is a great place for swimmers and sunbathers, young and old.

Clear Lake is a great place for fishing throughout the year. The lake offers good fishing for walleyes, muskie, northern pike, bullheads, catfish, yellow bass, crappies, and other panfish. Boaters enjoy skiing, jet skiing, sightseeing, wind surfing and sailing.

The park features more than 10 acres of picnic grounds with tables and grills. The shady picnic areas provide a great place for a family cookout. Playground equipment for small children is located in the picnic area adjacent to the campground. An open picnic shelter is available for online reservations.

A day-use lodge is located in the picnic area near the beach. Built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, this impressive historical facility is a great place for such group events as weddings, family reunions, company picnics, and other large group gatherings.

Clear Lake State Park has one of the most popular campgrounds in the Iowa state park system. The campground contains a modern restroom, shower facilities and trailer dump station.

Clear Lake offers the small-town, welcoming atmosphere along with large-town attractions. Visit the legendary Surf Ballroom, the site of many performances and the last performance of Buddy Holly, or walk downtown along the brick sidewalks to shop the antique stores and boutiques. Plan a summer excursion aboard the Lady of the Lake or take a bike ride around the lake.

The park lies adjacent to the town of Clear Lake which contains a thriving business and civic community. A short distance away (12 miles) lies Mason City, one of the largest retail centers in northern Iowa. The town of Ventura lies 6 miles away to the town of Garner is 13 miles away.

Features:

  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Modern Restroom
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Registration Building
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming – Beach
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Dumpster
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding

Clear Lake State Park Reservations:

https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/clear-lake-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610121

McIntosh Woods State Park (Photo courtesy Iowa DNR)
McIntosh Woods State Park (Photo courtesy Iowa DNR)

McIntosh Woods State Park

1200 E Lake St, Ventura, IA

McIntosh Woods State Park offers all the outdoor fun of Clear Lake in a more rustic and remote wooded setting.  It also has a dedicated boat launch ramp and is located in a serene location in Ventura, Iowa on the west side of Clear Lake.

Nestled in a forest of tall oaks this campground is shaded and cool from the summer sun.  There’s a small beach for swimming and floating.

It is located about five miles from all the downtown festivities in a quiet part of the lake.

McIntosh Woods is home to the only two yurts in our state park system. It is also the “anchor” base for anglers trying their luck on beautiful Clear Lake anytime of the year. In the winter, you can cross-country ski, snowshoe or ice fish. Whether you are here to fish, camp, swim, boat, sail, ski, snowshoe, paddle or just relax, you will enjoy your stay.

McIntosh Woods State Park is a 60-acre natural refuge located along the northwest shore of Iowa’s second largest natural lake, Clear Lake.

A one-mile interpretive hiking trail winds its way through the park with several key features highlighted along the route. The trail takes you through the Mallard Marsh on a walkway above the marsh that leads to a wildlife viewing blind where you can take photos of waterfowl, birds and a variety of wildlife species.

McIntosh Woods State Park is one of the major boating access points for Clear Lake. A modern boat ramp, the largest on the lake, is present with an extensive paved area for vehicle trailer parking.

Clear Lake is popular with anglers of all ages. A variety of fish may be taken in Clear Lake including walleye, panfish and channel catfish. To enhance angler enjoyment, a modern fish cleaning station is located near the boat ramp area at McIntosh Woods.

The park has a point or peninsula of land jutting out into the lake. This area includes an unsupervised beach which is popular for swimmers of all ages.

McIntosh Woods State Park is a popular spot for picnickers. The grassy and shaded picnic areas are a fine place for a family cookout. An open picnic shelter has been built near the boat ramp and can be reserved online.

McIntosh Woods’ shaded campground, complete with electric and non-electric campsites, is a favorite for many and is heavily used by boaters and fishermen. A modern restroom and shower building are present, as well as a playground.

A yurt is a traditional dwelling of the nomadic people of central Asia. They were found from Anatolia to Mongolia and, in Iowa, exclusively at McIntosh Woods State Park. Visitors to McIntosh Woods may stay in one of two yurts available for rent. The two yurts are unique and extremely popular for overnight accommodations on the lakefront.

Ventura Access, located one mile west of the park, is a satellite with an open shelter to rent, a basketball court, restrooms, two-lane boat ramp and a universally accessible fishing dock.

Another satellite area, referred to as the Harbor Inn, is located south of Ventura. It has an open shelter, restroom and shoreline fishing off a jetty. Just south of the fishing jetty is an area referred to as Ventura Cove, which provides a paved multi-use trail that winds through this wooded area. Across the lake from the natural sandbar at McIntosh Woods is another wonderful undeveloped public area referred to as Lone Tree Point/Farmer’s Beach. This wildlife refuge provides excellent outdoor opportunities, whether you like to shoreline fish, hike, ski, snowshoe or stargaze. Clear Lake State Park is located on the southeast portion of the lake.

McIntosh Woods State Park is located between the cities of Clear Lake and Ventura. Mason City is ten miles to the east of Clear Lake and Garner is seven miles west.

Features:

  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Modern Restroom
  • Motel
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Registration Building
  • Restrooms
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming – Beach
  • Telephone
  • Trash Dumpster
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Wildlife Viewing

Reservations:

https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/mcintosh-woods-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610112

MacNider Campgrounds

901 Birch Dr, Mason City, IA

Mason City Family Aquatic Center (Photo Courtesy Mason City Parks and Recreation Department)
Mason City Family Aquatic Center (Photo Courtesy Mason City Parks and Recreation Department)

MacNider Campground is a great place for families.  Nestled into a wooded neighborhood on the east side of Mason City, Iowa about 29 miles from Forest City, this place has a lot to offer.

This urban campground is on the grounds of the Mason City Family Aquatic Center.   This expansive facility has giant water slides, diving boards, fountains and a zero-entry kiddie pool.  It’s also adjacent Mason City’s largest park that has an amazing playground for kids and grandkids.

You’ll find plenty of places to shop, eat and be merry one mile away in downtown Mason City.   There’s even bike and electric scooter rentals on site so you can get around easily while you’re there.

Features:

  • Water service
  • Sanitary sewer service
  • Electrical service
  • Dump station
  • Tornado shelter
  • Bath house
  • Picnic shelters
  • Office
  • Camp store

The campground includes 20 full hookups including water, sewer and electrical; 55 hookups for water & electrical; 20 tent camping sites with water only for a total of 95 camping sites. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table

Fees:

Full Hookup (sewer, water, electricity) $26 per night

Water & Electricity $17 per night

Tent $12 per night

Reservations are not taken.  Camping is on a first come – first served basis.

 

Crystal Lake Park

1045 320th St, Forest City, IA

Crystal Lake (Photo courtesy City of Crystal Lake social media page)
Crystal Lake (Photo courtesy City of Crystal Lake social media page)

If you’re looking for something more pastoral, Crystal Lake Park might be the perfect place!    Located just nine miles west of Forest City it’s a quick jaunt from Lichtsinn RV.

The park offers the only public boat launch and beach on Crystal Lake as well as a campground with 65 Electric and 22 Primitive (non-electric) sites.

Features:

  • Primitive & Electric Camping
  • Water and Waste Station located near registration kiosk
  • Playground
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Beach & swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating

Park Hours are 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Campground facilities are open May 1st  to October 15th Annually.

Fees:

  • Electric sites are $15/night and non-electric are $10/night (14 day maximum stay)
  • All sites are rented on a first come, first served basis.

Information accurate as compiled 7/20/2021.  Data and descriptions provided by Iowa DNR, County Conservation via MyCountyParks.com, Forest City Chamber of Commerce, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and City of Mason City Iowa.


 

To find out more about how Lichtsinn RV is  different than other dealers and learn about the Lichtsinn RV Experience CLICK 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.  Family is central to Lichtsinn RV’s success  Visitors Guide: Camping in Forest City and North Central Iowa

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Winnebago Journey Floorplan Comparison

Built atop the Freightliner XCM modular rail bridge chassis, the Journey will be known not only for its versatile floorplan designs with the latest in residential living comforts and technology, but with a new automotive infused design that provides for the quietest, and most visible ride in the industry.

Winnebago Journey

Inspired in development from automotive design experts with focus in quiet performance and aerodynamic design, you’ll first notice the front aerodynamic design raked to minimize wind whip, with a composite front end that wraps behind the driver and passenger in the most insulated front end in the RV industry to provide the quietest ride, and quietest living, while running the generator.

You have the option of adding the Lithium System Upgrade, in lieu of the standard 6 Deep Cycle Batteries, to your Winnebago Journey which includes 4 x 125 AH batteries and 3 roof mounted solar panels, 115-watt each, allowing you to extend your time without shore power.

The Winnebago Journey is available in 3 floorplans, the 34N, 36K and the 40P. While each of these floorplans includes the Freightliner Maxum II XCM Chassis, a king-sized bed, optional dishwasher and washer and dryer, and upscale amenities there are many differences in the floorplans.

Winnebago Journey 34N

Winnebago Journey 34N Floorplan

The Winnebago Journey 34N measures 35’6” in length and is equipped with 3 slideouts. You have your choice of a Rest Easy Sofa or Theater Seating in the passenger side slideout. The Galley area of the 34N includes a Glide & Dine Dining Table and Chairs with Buffet, a Pull-Up Countertop Extension and a Fireplace. For your comfort in the 34N you’ll find (2) 15,000 BTU low profile high efficiency Air Conditioners with heat pumps. The Journey 34N is equipped with the 8,000-watt Cummins Onan Generator.

Winnebago Journey 36K

Winnebago Journey 36K Floorplan

The Winnebago Journey 36K measures 37’9” in length and is equipped with 3 slideouts. You have your choice of a Rest Easy Sofa or Theater Seating in the driver side slideout. The Galley area of the 36K includes a Dining Table and Chairs with Buffet, an Island with a Pull-Up Countertop Extension and a Fireplace. The Journey 36K also includes a large center coach bathroom. For your comfort in the 36K you’ll find (3) 13,500 BTU low profile high efficiency Air Conditioners with heat pumps. The Journey 36K is equipped with the 10,000-watt Cummins Onan Generator.

Winnebago Journey 40P

Winnebago Journey 40P Floorplan

The Winnebago Journey 40P measures 41’4” in length and is equipped with 4 slideouts. The 40P floorplan includes the Rest Easy Sofa (driver side slideout) and Theater Seating (passenger side slideout.) The Galley area of the 40P comes with your choice of the Glide & Dine Dining Table and Chairs with Buffet or Ergonomic Dinette seating.  In the Galley you’ll also find (2) Countertop Extensions to extend your kitchen counter workspace. The Journey 40P includes a center guest ½ bathroom as well as a full sized master bath in the rear of the coach. For your comfort in the 40P you’ll find (3) 13,500 BTU low profile high efficiency Air Conditioners with heat pumps. The Journey 40P is equipped with the 10,000-watt Cummins Onan Generator.

The Journey Class A diesel motorhome by Winnebago is ready to take you on an adventure like you’ve never had before. Contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant and choose your favorite Winnebago Journey floorplan today!

Winnebago Journeys for Sale

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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Family is central to Lichtsinn RV’s success

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn with their first son Ryland in 2001, the year Ron and Hope moved to Forest City to grow their family and business.
Ron and Hope Lichtsinn with their first son Ryland in 2006.   The Lichtsinns moved to Forest City to raise their family and grow their business.

A family affair

What started as a small-town car dealership in Forest City, Iowa, has grown to be the largest Winnebago dealership in North America for six years running.  This unlikely success story has family at its roots.

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 a successful career in corporate mergers and acquisitions Ron Lichtsinn II worked side-by-side with his father for a couple of years after Ron and Hope bought the dealership.

Ron Lichtsinn Sr. and Ron II at Lichtsinn Motors in 2002.
Ron Lichtsinn Sr. and Ron II at Lichtsinn Motors in 2002.

The Lichtsinns had a plan

Ron and Hope set out to disrupt the RV Sales industry by building an advanced dealership and content marketing system.  These processes would support rapid growth, responsiveness and strong guest communications with a focus of guest service at its core.  This system has allowed them to provide an unparalleled guest experience throughout the United States and Canada.

Ron was also an early adopter of internet technology.   He set up some of the first RV-related online forums on Yahoo Groups.  The Lichtsinn RV YouTube channel has more than 20,000 followers. Hope delivers creative messaging to prospective guests through search engines and social marketing.

They built an expansive 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in 2014 and more than quadrupled the size of their original team.

Not only has the dealership become the top volume Winnebago dealer in North America; they also have had the number one Winnebago Parts Department for over 20 years and have been awarded the coveted Flying W Customer Service Satisfaction Award for 27 consecutive years.  Lichtsinn RV has also have been recognized as the top volume Motorhome Dealer in Iowa for the past 19 years.

The Lichtsinn RV team breaks ground for the new RV facility in 2013.
The Lichtsinn RV team breaks ground for the new RV facility in 2013.

A great employer for families

At the core of the business is a strong connection to family.  Ron and Hope Lichtsinn aren’t the only pair at Lichtsinn RV.   Out of almost fifty employees – eight are married couples.  There are also pairs of siblings and many other family connections too.

These connections help Lichtsinn RV have a strong foundation that is instrumental to the success of the business.  If the dealership does well, everyone does well.

“We encourage family members to join our team where it makes sense. From insurance to balancing schedules, we look at the family members to try and ensure we are providing their families the life experience they will look back on and be proud of. “

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn have worked hard to make Lichtsinn RV a great employer for families.

“Hope and I realize family is everything, our families and loved ones are the reason we get up each day and work to provide them the things we’d like them to have and the ability to do things together we want to,” Ron says, “We try and take the same approach as we look to our employees.”

This family environment is not only felt by other team members but also by their guests.

“Our guests contact us about their dreams for an RV experience that will allow them to spend more time with family and loved ones.”

Ron and Hope along with their boys Ryland, left and Gavin cut the ribbon on the new facility on opening day in 2014.
Ron and Hope along with their sons cutting the ribbon on the new facility on opening day in 2014.

Planning for the future

Even though the Lichtsinns have accomplished the goal of becoming the largest Winnebago dealership in the country they aren’t stopping now.

The company, along with the entire RV industry, has seen unprecedented growth during the pandemic.

Progress is underway to continue to expand the dealership to accommodate exponential growth in the parts and service departments in recent years.

There are also plans to further develop the Lichtsinn RV digital and social media presence.

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn at Lichtsinn RV, July 2021.
Ron and Hope Lichtsinn at Lichtsinn RV, July 2021.

What family-owned means for you

Since the Lichtsinn family name hangs on the business, Ron and Hope hold the highest expectations for quality and professionalism within the company.

Unlike at the national mega-store RV dealers that litter the nation’s interstates there is also a real sense of pride in the company.  Lichtsinn RV is made up of a family of individuals that deeply care about the success of the company and each other. When you work for Lichtsinn RV it’s not just a job, it’s a career.

Lichtsinn RV is better than a corporate-owned store precisely because they are smaller.   They care about their guests and their reputation.

That’s how the company has set the customer service standard for the RV sales industry and as a result has grown to be the largest volume dealer for Winnebago in North America six years running.

 


 

To find out more about how Lichtsinn RV is  different than other dealers and learn about the Lichtsinn RV Experience CLICK 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.  Family is central to Lichtsinn RV’s success

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