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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Forest City High School Student Awarded Hope and Ron Lichtsinn Family Scholarship at Annual Senior Awards Night

191933349_1720880544779172_7207273181007460001_nFOREST CITY, IOWA, May 2021 – Earlier this month at the Forest City High School Senior Awards Night, the Hope and Ron Lichtsinn Family Scholarship was given, reflecting the consistent support from the Lichtsinn family towards the growth of the Forest City community and overall North Iowa area.

The scholarship is awarded each year to a Forest City High School Senior who has displayed progressive participation in extracurricular activities such as volunteerism, academic groups, the arts, or sports and has plans of attending an Iowa based four-year college.

This year’s recipient of the scholarship was Devin Alamsya, not only for his excellence in his studies but his activities outside of school including: Band, Sports, Speech and more. He is also a mentor and leader to many around him. Devin will be attending Iowa State in the Fall.

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. Forest City High School Student Awarded Hope and Ron Lichtsinn Family Scholarship at Annual Senior Awards Night

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Karla Penning joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

Karla Penning
FOREST CITY, Iowa, May 2021– Karla Penning has recently joined Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, in the RV Finishing and Quality Control department. Karla was born in Britt, IA, and is a graduate of United South Central High School in Wells, MN.

Penning was previously employed at Winnebago Industries, Inc. in Forest City, Iowa, as a vinyl floor installer.  In Penning’s 14 years at Winnebago Industries, she held several other positions throughout the factory.

When asked what aspect of her new job she most looks forward to, Penning said, “I am excited to work with energetic people and showcase a new RV to the guest.”

Outside of work, Penning enjoys camping, gardening, and spending time with her son and husband of 20 years.

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. Karla Penning joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

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Lichtsinn RV Receives Flying W Dealer Excellence Award

1618238575458FOREST CITY, Iowa, April 2021–  Winnebago has announced that Forest City based Lichtsinn RV has earned the company’s Flying W Dealer Excellence award for 2021. This is the 28th consecutive year Lichtsinn RV was awarded Winnebago’s prestigious dealer excellence award, previously named the Circle of Excellence award.

“We are honored to once again receive this award from Winnebago Industries.” Ron Lichtsinn, owner of Lichtsinn RV, said. “Each and every member of the Lichtsinn RV team strives to ensure our guests Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, and this award affirms our efforts.”

The 2021 Flying W award recognizes the top one-third of Winnebago dealer locations for superior owner satisfaction and service excellence during the program period of February 2020 to February 2021. Flying W recipients are selected based on customer satisfaction measured at RV delivery and after receiving warranty service.

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 Receives Flying W Dealer Excellence Award

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Kevin McDonald Promoted to Lichtsinn RV Finishing and Quality Control Manager

IMG_2169FOREST CITY, Iowa, April 2021– Kevin McDonald was recently promoted to the Finishing and Quality Control Manager at Lichtsinn RV.

Kevin started with Lichtsinn RV in October of 2018 after coming to them from Winnebago Industries where he held the position of a fabricator.

“Kevin’s experience within the department, leadership skills, and focus on high-quality results for our guests make him a great choice for this position,” said Heidi Thompson, Vice President, and General Manager.

Kevin grew up in the North Iowa area and currently resides in Forest City with his family.

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. Kevin McDonald Promoted to Lichtsinn RV Finishing and Quality Control Manager

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Colton Valvoda joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

Colton ValvodaFOREST CITY, Iowa, April 2021– Colton Valvoda has recently joined Lichtsinn RV, in the RV Finishing and Quality Control Department. Valvoda is a graduate of Marion High School and attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa studying Liberal Arts.

Valvoda was previously employed at VK Logistics in Iowa City, Iowa, as a Lead Driver Associate. His job duties included delivering packages ranging from common items to medical supplies throughout his delivery area.

When asked what aspect of his new job he most looks forward to, Valvoda said, “I am excited to meet new people while starting a new adventure.”

Outside of work, Valvoda enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and gaming with his friends. Valvoda is currently in the process of relocating to Mason City, Iowa.

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Tips for Finding a Reputable RV Dealer: The Dealership Team

Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home, you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

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 and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR RV PURCHASE…

Dealership Team

When the time comes to purchase an RV after a great deal of research on your part to find the perfect RV to fit your needs, now it’s time to find the right dealership to fit your needs as well. You may have spoken to a number of different sales consultants and have hopefully found one that has great product knowledge and that you have developed trust and rapport with.

However, the purchase of your RV is truly just the beginning of your RV experience. Once you drive off the lot, your need for other dealership support has just begun. Who do you call when you have questions about your RV, need troubleshooting tips, need service or to order parts etc.?

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.  At Lichtsinn RV, we know that your experience after your purchase your RV is equally if not more important than your experience before and during the purchase of your RV. This is why every Sales Guest at Lichtsinn RV is assigned a team of specific Sales, Parts, Service and Business Office Team Members who will work with you to ensure that you enjoy your RV experience throughout the life of your RV.

During your delivery, you will meet (either virtually or in person, whichever you choose) these dedicated Lichtsinn RV Team Members. Your team includes your Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, and members from our Business Office and Service and Parts Departments. Your team will support you along every step of your RV journey. They are available to answer any questions that may come up during your RV ownership including any warranty or service issues.

Your dedicated Factory Trained Service Consultant can diagnose and answer many service questions right over the phone. Since you are working specifically with your service consultant they will become familiar with you and your coach.

If you should need any parts for your RV, your Lichtsinn RV Parts team member is there for you. At Lichtsinn RV we have the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the Country and ship parts throughout the United States and Canada. Parts can be ordered with your parts team member online or over the phone.

Your assigned business office team member is not only there to support you during your initial purchase but also afterwards to answer any questions you have regarding any purchased service contracts or for extending your insurance coverage down the road.

At Lichtsinn RV, we are here to support you for the entire duration of your RV ownership. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV, your Lichtsinn RV Team will ensure you enjoy your RV lifestyle.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

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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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Jordynn Weiland joins Lichtsinn RV as an RV Sales Consultant

Jordynn WeilandFOREST CITY, IOWA, March 2021 – Jordynn Weiland has recently joined Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, as an RV Sales Consultant. Jordynn is a graduate of Lake Mills High School and attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she played volleyball and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree.  Weiland later transferred to University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration.

Weiland previously managed fundraisers for high school athletics and youth groups. In 6 years with Adrenaline Fundraising, she raised nearly $3,000,000 for all her groups.

When asked what she is most looking forward to in her new position, Weiland said, “I can’t wait to share the excitement with our guests who are looking to travel and camp by helping them with their RV needs!”

Outside of work, Weiland loves spending time with family, playing and coaching volleyball and partaking in a bowling league. This summer she plans to keep busy fixing their acreage, getting a dog, and enjoying as much time outside as possible.

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. Jordynn Weiland joins Lichtsinn RV as an RV Sales Consultant

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Lichtsinn RV Recognized as #1 Dealer in Iowa

Sales and ServiceFOREST CITY, IOWA, Feb. 2021 – Lichtsinn RV has been recognized as the number one dealer of all motor homes in the state of Iowa for 2020. This represents the 19th consecutive year as Iowa’s top selling motor home retailer.

Lichtsinn RV earned the title of number one dealer in combined Class A, Class B and Class C categories. Lichtsinn RV has also been recognized by Winnebago Industries as the top Dealer of Winnebago Motor Homes in North America for past 6 consecutive years. 

“Taking into account the past year and everything that came with it, we are truly grateful to once again be the number one selling motor home dealer in Iowa with the pride of representing the nation’s number one motor home manufacturer, Winnebago Industries,” said Lichtsinn. “It can not be overstated that our best-of-class employees, dedicated to outstanding guest service in the RV lifestyle, make these accomplishments possible.” 

This State recognition is awarded by Statistical Surveys, Inc., a nationwide retail reporting service located in Grand Rapids, Mich. Combined sales of all motor home brands sold in Iowa are included in the statistics. 

Lichtsinn RV helps people purchase new Winnebago motor homes and various brands of pre-owned RVs. Lichtsinn RV is also the largest Winnebago Parts Dealer in the United States and provides RV service to guests across the Country.

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

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Kevin Bunger joins Lichtsinn RV as the RV Technician/Orientation Specialist

Kevin BungerFOREST CITY, IOWA, Feb. 2021 – Kevin Bunger has recently joined Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, as the RV Technician/Orientation Specialist. Bunger is a graduate of New Hampton Community Schools and a graduate of Hawkeye Community College, in Waterloo, Iowa with a degree in auto parts management and business management.  He continued his education at the University of Kentucky with a graduate certificate in lean management.

Bunger was previously employed at the Forest City Community School system as the custodian. In his role, he was responsible for cleaning the schools at night and set up and tear down for school activities.

When asked what aspect of his new job he most looks forward to Bunger said, “I am excited to help the guests at Lichtsinn RV experience their new motorhome purchase.”

Outside of work, Bunger enjoys boating, downhill skiing, and rebuilding cars. Bunger is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and has two adult children and two rescued dogs, Cubby a King Charles, and Marley a Labradoodle.

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. Kevin Bunger joins Lichtsinn RV as the RV Technician/Orientation Specialist

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