Winnebago Sprinter Chassis RV Comparison

Winnebago offers a number of RVs on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS30 Diesel Chassis. These Winnebago Motorhomes include the Class C Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion, and Class B RV’s Winnebago Era, Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Revel.

Winnebago Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis RVs

The VS30 Chassis boasts a 3.0L 6-cylinder, 188-hp, turbo-diesel engine and 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with a 220-amp. Alternator. This chassis also includes ABS brakes a Trailer Hitch that includes a 5,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight and a 7-pin wiring connector.

When you enter your Sprinter Chassis RV with your keyless entry with remote, you’ll enjoy the comforts of the Sprinter VS30 chassis. Starting with the clear screen MBUX® touchscreen multimedia infotainment center with navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, intelligent voice control and rear camera. You will also enjoy dual airbags, power door locks with remote, power windows, power mirrors with defrost and turn signals and power steering with tilt wheel. In the cab area of your Mercedes Benz VS30 Diesel Chassis, you’ll find 3-point seat belts and 12-volt powerpoints. Safety features you’ll find inside these RVs include: DISTRONIC PLUS® (adaptive cruise control), Rrain sensor w/integrated wet wiper system, active brake assist, active lane keeping assist and traffic sign assist. Additional safety features vary dependent on model. More details on these Winnebago Sprinter RVs is listed below.

The Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion

The Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion are identical with the exception of the name on the side of the coach. These Class C models showcase boundless freedom combined with upscale comfort. The VS30 Sprinter Chassis, found in the View and Navion, allows you to stay in control even when off-grid. As class C RVs, the View and Navion each include a SuperShell Sleeper Deck over the cab area that provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation while providing an additional sleeping or storage area.

The Winnebago View and Navion are powered by 2 deep-cycle, Group 31 batteries with the available option of adding Lithium-Ion Smart Batteries. Standard in the View and Navion you’ll find a 3,600-watt Cummins Onan MicroQuiet LP Generator with the available option of a 3,200-watt Cummins Onan Diesel Generator. Standard in the View and Navion you’ll also find a 2,000-watt Pure Sine Wave DC/AC Inverter and (2) 100-watt Solar Panel/Battery Charger.

The View and Navion are available in 3 slideout equipped floorplans providing you versatility when choosing a floorplan. In the Galley of the View and Navion you’ll find laminate countertops, a 2-burner induction and LP range cooktop combination and large 10.0 cu. ft. (12V) compressor-driven refrigerator and freezer. Built with your comfort in mind, the View and Navion include extended cab seating (even for those with 34” inseams), a 16’ powered patio awning and Truma AquaGo hot water heater with recirculation pump. The available Ultrafabrics Primera cab seats provide additional comfort in your View or Navion. The Winnebago View and Navion include industry-leading holding tanks, further allowing to extend your time off-grid.

Winnebago View and Navions for Sale

 

The Winnebago Era

The Class B Winnebago Era Camper Van is where innovation meets diesel efficiency meets adventure. The Era is designed to be reliable and powerful with on or off-road capabilities and premium interior styling. The Era is available with option of adding on-demand 4WD.

The Era’s power comes from 2-deep cycle Group 31 batteries (AGM maintenance free), a 200-watt solar panel/battery charger, 2,500-watt Cummins Onan QG LP generator and 1,000-watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter.

The Winnebago Era is available in 3 floorplans each with a Wet Bath and without a slideout. In the Galley of the Era you’ll find Corian solid-surface countertop and 2 or 3 burner gas range top and 1 or 2 door compressor-driven refrigerator and freezer dependent on the model.  The reliable Truma Combi Eco Plus Heating System found in the Era lets you flex between gas and electric modes.

The Era comes with a Spare Tire and rear mud guards included. A luggage rack and ladder are available options on the Winnebago Era. Additional VS30 Sprinter Chassis safety features in the Era include: Blind Spot Monitoring, Collision Avoidance System and Crosswind Assist.

Winnebago Eras for Sale

 

The Winnebago Boldt

The Winnebago Boldt is an energy and fuel-efficient All-Season Camper Van equipped with ample storage and spacious floorplans. It is available with optional on-demand 4WD with electronic stability and traction control.

The Winnebago Boldt was the first RV combining the fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 Chassis with the Pure3 Volta Power System. Enjoy 12,800 watt-hours of clean, quiet power with this lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System. The Boldt also includes a 3,600-watt Pure Sine Inverter and (2) 115-watt solar panel/battery charger.

The Winnebago Boldt is available in 2 floorplans each with twin beds that convert into one large bed with the Flex Bed System. In the Galley of the Boldt you’ll find a Corian solid-surface countertop, single burner induction cooktop and 4.3 cu. ft. (12V) single door compressor-driven refrigerator and freezer. Available Ultraleather covering on the cab seats finishes the upscale feel of the powerful Winnebago Boldt.

The Boldt includes state of the art insulation, in-coach water lines and the Truma Combi Eco Plus Heating System to allow for camping year-round. Additional VS30 Sprinter Chassis safety features found in the Boldt include: Collision Avoidance System, Blind Spot Assist and Crosswind Assist.

Winnebago Boldts for Sale

 

The Winnebago Revel

The Winnebago Revel comes with on-demand 4WD standard with electronic stability and traction control. The Revel Class B Camper Van features function-fueled design powered by the reliability of the Mercedes VS30 Sprinter Diesel Chassis and 4WD. The 4×4 Revel opens up a world of possibilities with its’ off-grid capabilities and complete four season comfort.

The Winnebago Revel allows you to stay off-grid longer and more comfortably with (2) 125-amp hour Lithium-Ion Batteries and a second dedicated alternator to charge the system. The Revel also includes a Xantrex 2,000-watt Inverter/Chargers and a solar panel/battery charger.

The Winnebago Revel is available in the 44E floorplan featuring a rear power lift bed with gear garage with heavy duty flooring below and an All-in-One Gear closet and wet bath.  The Hydronic Heating system in the Revel provides comfortable, quiet heating, controlled by a user-friendly LED touchscreen panel.

The Winnebago Revel includes a luggage rack, movable ladder and fold-down exterior table as standard features. Additional VS30 Sprinter Chassis safety features found in the Revel include: High Beam Assist and Blind Spot Assist.

Winnebago Revels for Sale

 

Call Lichtsinn RV Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis Lineup!

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Truma AquaGo Tankless Water Heater

The Truma AquaGo is a tankless “hybrid” water heater with a small tank. The Truma AquaGo water heater can be found in the Winnebago View, Winnebago Navion and the Winnebago Forza. Instant, constant, endless – the Truma AquaGo instant water heater supplies hot water reliably around-the-clock for showering, rinsing, and hand washing in your Winnebago View, Navion or Forza. The Truma AquaGo instant water heater is the most powerful appliance on the market, yet it is characterized by its compact dimensions, straightforward operating procedures just like your water heater at home, its maintenance-friendly internal components, and numerous safety features.

Truma AquaGo Tankless RV Water Heater

The small tank in the Truma AquaGo holds the heated water in a tank before sending it on its way. The tank mixes the water to level out the temperature. This allows you to avoid that initial cold blast of water. The Truma AquaGo ensures the cold water never makes it to the tap — it gets mixed in with hot water so you get a nice even temperature in your shower.

Unique Features of the Truma AquaGo System

  • Constant water temperature at 120 degrees, even with high flow rates of 1.5g/pm to as low as 0.4 g/pm
    •  No adjustments necessary

 

  • The only instant water heater utilizing hybrid technology with a temperature stabilizer (mixing vessel)
    • The industry’s only true instant water heater ensuring hot water at every tap, any time
    • Adjust water temperatures like at home for greater comfort
    • When showering, a constant hot water temperature is maintained even after the water is turned off and then back on again so no risk of scalding or temperature fluctuations.

 

  • At 60K BTUs, it is the most powerful RV water heater on the market
    • Microprocessor controlled stepless burner that modulates between 20,000 BTUs and 60,000 BTUs depending on the incoming water temperature and flow rate
    • Highly efficient, take a 20 minute shower each day for a month straight on a 20lb. propane tank

 

  • Simple maintenance with “Easy Drain Lever”
    • Quick winterization, no water stains and no need for any special tools
    • Reusable filter cartridge protects the internal components
    • No Anode to replace
    • The only water heater in the industry with exclusive decalcification technology which extends the life and maintains performance.

Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about the Truma AquaGo tankless water heater found in the Winnebago View, Winnebago Navion and the Winnebago Forza.

Winnebago View and Navions for Sale

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Top 10 Features in the Winnebago View and Navion

The Winnebago View and Navion are built on the fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz VS30 Sprinter Diesel Chassis. The View and Navion feature contemporary European styling and upscale details throughout. The View and Navion Class C Motorhomes allow you to live large in a compact coach, each floorplan measuring just 25’6” in length. The Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion are identical with the exception of the name on the side of the coach.

Winnebago View

RVers across the country choose the Winnebago View and Navion, making these top selling models in the RV market. Find out why below with our Top 10 Features on the Winnebago View and Navion.

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VS30 Chassis with Advanced Safety Features – The Mercedes Benz VS30 Chassis features fuel-efficient power with a 3.0 L 6-cylinder, 188-hp, turbo-diesel engine. It also includes the MBUX 10” Touchscreen Multimedia Infotainment Center. Safety features on the Mercedes-Benz Chassis include: Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Assist.
  • 2,000-watt Pure Sine Wave DC/AC Inverter – The powerful inverter found in the Winnebago View and Navion provides clean, quiet and reliable electricity to operate appliances and electronics inside the coach without interference.
  • (2) 100-watt solar panel – The solar power found in the Winnebago View and Navion replenishes the coach batteries while in transit or when using shore-line power or the generator. Additional solar power may be added to the View and Navion.
  • Truma AquaGo Tankless Comfort Plus Water Heater – Instant, constant, endless – the Truma AquaGo instant water heater supplies hot water reliably around-the-clock for showering, rinsing, and hand washing in your Winnebago View or Navion.
  • Luxury Amenities – Inside the Winnebago View and Navion you’ll find luxury amenities include the innovative LP/Induction cooktop, eye-catching curved cabinets, lighted soft close galley drawers and sprung-cushion dinette and sofa seats transform the interior of the View and Navion into an upscale living experience.
  • 3 Available Slideout Equipped Floorplans (24D, 24J, 24V) – The Winnebago View and Navion are available in three distinctive floorplans. The 24D includes a rear Murphy+ Bed that can be transformed to a sofa seating area during the day. The 24J features a rear corner bed and the 24V rear twin beds that can be converted into one large sleeping area (74”x87”) with the Flex Bed System.
  • Large Full Bath – Each of the Winnebago View and Navion’s 3 Floorplans include a large full bath including a separate toilet and shower, just as you’d find in your home. The bath area in the 24D can be found in the rear of the coach and includes a wardrobe and 24”x32” shower. The bath area in the 24J floorplan can be found on the driver side rear of the coach and also includes a 24”x32” shower. The vanity and sink on the 24J are outside of the bathroom area to give full coach access. And finally, the 24V floorplan includes a center coach full bath with a 19”x 28”x 24” shower.
  • Insulated Sleeper Deck – The SuperShell Sleeper Deck found in the View and Navion provides premium thermal and acoustic insulation while providing an additional sleeping and/or storage space.
  • Each Floorplan has Multiple Seating Options – One of the key features of each of the View and Navion floorplans is flexibility. The 24D floorplan includes a rear sofa seating area with removable pedestal table for daytime use and a Murphy+ Bed that can be dropped down in this same space at night for a comfortable sleeping area. Toward the front of the coach, the 24D is available with your choice of a U-Shaped Dinette that can be converted into an additional sleeping space or theater seating with swivel tables. The 24J floorplan also includes your choice of U-Shaped Dinette or theater seating with swivel tables. And finally, the 24V floorplan is available with your choice of the TrueComfort+ Sofa with removable table that can be reclined for sleeping or the dual recliners with table.
  • Optional Lithium-Ion Smart Batteries – The lifespan of Lithium batteries is significantly longer than lead based batteries. On average the lifespan of lithium batteries is 3,000 cycles if discharged to zero and up to 5,000 cycles if you use only the upper 50% of the charge. Lead based batteries average a lifespan of 300-800 cycles. Lithium batteries allow you to run your lights and appliances longer than with lead based and with shorter charge times. Lithium batteries are also typically half the weight or less of lead based batteries.

Winnebago View and Navions for Sale

Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant today to find out more about the upscale yet powerful Winnebago View and Winnebago Navion.

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4 Hidden Places to Find Extra Storage in Your RV

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Most of us have a lack of imagination when it comes to how we use our homes, and this extends into the world of RVs as well. We tend to accept the storage we’re given, and outside of purchasing shelving or containers, we don’t get very creative when it comes to where to put our things.

In an RV, this can lead to over-crowded drawers and important gear that cannot be found until after an alternative has already been used. Here are four under-utilized areas that can make great storage when coupled with the right hardware!

  1. On the Inside of Doors – Wall space for hanging items is always at a premium inside an RV, but there are likely multiple areas that represent several square feet each on the back of every room door and cabinet door inside your motorhome or travel trailer. Whether you choose a pocket caddy for your shower goodies on the bathroom door or Command adhesive hooks from 3M for utensils inside the kitchen cupboard, there are a variety of tools at your disposal. One really cool idea I like is a trash can that mounts to the inside of your under-sink cupboard! Homemade Door Storage for Bug Spray and Flip-Flops – You might also make your own inside-the-door storage area from some wooden furring strips and bug mesh. Maybe you have some spare trim laying around the garage or in the basement? Cut it to length and screw a few pieces into the wood on the back of the door. Then take some mesh and tack it underneath to form a handy and sturdy storage pocket.
  2. Make Use of Your Ceilings – Depending on how your RV is constructed, you can use screw in or adhesive hangers to mount items up and out of the way, but still close enough to get to when needed. The ceiling of a utility space is great for hanging brooms, mops, and other long items such as fishing poles. Over-the-sink hanging baskets can provide great travel-safe storage for produce or other small kitchen items. In the bathroom, hanging shelves or baskets can organize soap, shampoo, and loofahs. If you think of what you use in each space of your RV, ideas will come.
  3. Build In More Drawers – Inside the walls of your RV, there are pockets of unused space. One such location is inside dinette benches. While many allow for drop-in storage from the top, adding full extension guides and drawer boxes can make this space more usable since it doesn’t require dismantling your dining area to access it! Small slide-out and drawer units can also be found for under your tabletops and cabinets to add small spaces for important items that otherwise just get jumbled in with everything else.
  4. Create Usable Space Under Your Mattress – Many RVs do make use of this space (at least partially) with hidden drawers. In many cases, however, the center part of the space under the mattress is completely unusable.

Whether you add drawers, or a hinged platform to lift the mattress up and out of the way, this is a great place for items that stay stored until used and are not typically packed away until it’s time to break camp. Things like outdoor furniture, tents or canopies come to mind. If you live in your RV, this is also a great place for seasonal item storage.

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5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your RV

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Everyone wants their home to feel like their home. Even their home on wheels! One of the best parts about RVing vs. staying in hotels is having your home and your things along for the ride. It is so nice going out and exploring all days and coming “home” at night.

Since RVs tend to come with little personality, it’s up to you to make the space your own. Some choose to completely renovate the inside of their RV to make it truly theirs, but there are small changes you can make that’ll make a huge difference. Here are five ways to personalize your tiny home on wheels.

1. Wall Decor – The walls of an RV are pretty bare. Unless you are lucky enough to get a rig with a stylish border, the walls are probably plain. (Side note, you CAN remove the wallpaper border with little effort!) A super simple way to personalize your RV is to spice up the walls. With family photos, artwork, hanging plants, etc. There is no need to put holes in the walls of your rig. Command Hooks are the perfect way to hang decorations on the walls. The adhesive works great at keeping hooks in place on travel days and will not leave a track on the wall when you’re ready to remove. Command Hooks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making it easy to hang virtually anything, no matter the shape or weight. In case you do hit some unsuspected bumps in the road, consider using plastic when possible, especially with picture frames. Nothing will ruin your day quicker than finding broken glass spewed across your floors when you open the front door after traveling.

2. Indoor and Outdoor Rugs – Just like in a stationary home, rugs in your RV can bring the space to life. They make a room feel extra cozy and are an easy way to add your personality. Consider adding a rug or two to your RV to make it your own. Rugs will not only look great as they cover up less than aesthetically pleasing linoleum flooring or carpet, but they are also functional. Rugs can help keep warmth in a while camping in cooler weather. A rug in the living area can make for a great place for young kids to play or lay while watching a movie. A welcome mat at the front door is a great place for wiping dirty feet or storing shoes. A runner in the hallway can make a nice transition piece for the living area to the bedroom. Don’t worry too much about rugs getting dirty as they are so easy to clean. Roll them up, take them outside, and give them a hard beat. Cleaning is done!

3. RV Bedding – Is there anything better than climbing into your own bed at the end of a long day? That’s one of the best parts of RV travel! Give your bedroom or sleeping area a personal touch by updating the bedding. There isn’t much when it comes to RV bedrooms, so the bedding is going to make or break the look and feel of the space! Go for something bright and light to make the room feel larger. Add some throw pillows to make your sanctuary feel extra luxurious and comfy. Want to go the extra mile, spend the extra buck, and make all of your RV bedroom dreams come true? Upgrade the mattress while you’re at it! A new mattress might not make your space look any more personalized, but you better believe it will feel more personalized. Standard RV mattresses aren’t the most comfortable things on earth, and getting a good night’s sleep is essential when camping. A good mattress that matches your sleeping style is the best way to get a good night’s rest.

4. Curtains – What is the deal with the cornices or valances found in most RVs? They don’t necessarily provide any value, and we all know they don’t look good. Luckily, they are pretty easy to remove. With just a few twists of the screwdriver, those ugly window treatments are history! Once the old window treatments are down, replace with curtains and a rod. New curtains are a great way to personalize your RV! You can purchase curtains in a variety of lengths, but hemming curtains too long is a quick fix if necessary. When hanging your curtain rod, consider placing it several inches above the window if possible. This will give the illusion of the wall being taller, making your space feel roomier. Concerned that curtains won’t provide enough privacy? Opt for thick black-out curtains. You can also add blinds under curtains for added privacy.

5. Light Fixtures – RVs come with fairly basic light fixtures. Lighting usually consists of a mixture of dome lights, outdated ceiling light over the dinette, and puck lights. If you are looking to give your motorhome a more personalized look and add some style, updating light fixtures could be just the thing! Just changing out a light or two in each room can make a huge difference. While you are at it, change out old light bulbs for LED lights. This will help you save on energy and keep your lights cooler.

If you are looking to make your tiny home feel more like, well, home, there is no reason to spend a fortune or break your back doing a full renovation. Making a few simple changes can go a long way and make you feel proud of your space.

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Floorplans with Sleeping for 6 or More

As RVing becomes more popular, and more families look to RVing as a safe way to travel and vacation we compiled a list of floorplans that sleep six or more.

Watch our video covering the Winnebago Floorplans that Sleep 6 or More

Minnie Winnie 26T – The new nimble on the go length 2021 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 26T, in a high line class C touring coach, with two slide outs, a walkaround queen bed, sofa bed, and large U lounge dining area!  Now loaded with many standard features that were previously optional, there is no better way to jump into or continue your RV lifestyle than in a 2021 Winnebago Minnie Winnie and its twin, the Winnebago Spirit. Not only is it built to Winnebago’s legendary construction standards that feature SuperStructure construction unlike any other RV manufacturer, it includes standard features such LED lighting, USB charging ports, and a large basement storage area.Minnie Winnie 26T Floorplan

Outlook 26M – If you are looking for the best way to spend your summer, you’ve found it with this Outlook Class C gas motorhome! The front portion of this coach is perfect for gathering with friends and family because it has a 40″ x 60″ sofa bed and 40″ x 72″ booth dinette, and there is also a 32″ HDTV that you all can watch whenever you want a little entertainment. The kitchen is also included in this space which makes it easy to chat with everyone even while you are prepping dinner on the three-burner range. Once you are ready to call it a night, you can head to the back of this coach to find a cozy place to relax on the queen bedOutlook 26M Floorplan

Forza 34T – Now with Home Theater Seating and Entertainment Armoire, the Latest in Enhancements to the Nimble 34T! It’s time to go diesel with the elegant, pleasantly priced Winnebago Forza 34T. The Freightliner XCS chassis provides a solid foundation with a Cummins diesel engine boasting 700 lb ft of torque or power, paired with the best of class Allison six speed transmission that includes grade braking and engine exhaust braking. Diesel pushers are known for storage and the Forza 34T provides 153 cu ft of basement Smart Storage design that pushes capacity even further. Forza 34T Floorplan

Vista 29V – When you take a trip in this Vista Class A gas motorhome, you take a trip in style. The modern flourishes, like the vinyl flooring and framed wall mirror, are what add a touch of elegance to this motorhome. The rear private bedroom allows you to escape the chaos each evening while the rest of the family gathers in the living room to watch a movie on the 40″ HDTV. Powered ventilator fans are located throughout the coach to keep fresh air constantly circulating, and the tinted windows keep the sun’s harmful rays from damaging the beautiful interior of this motorhome.Vista 29V

Adventurer 29B – Taking time to enjoy the open road is made easy with this Adventurer.  You will have your own master bedroom with a queen bed and storage including a wardrobe while your family sleeps on the Sofa/bed or BenchMark dinette with Hi-Lo table, and optional StudioLoft bed.  The full bathroom will keep everyone refreshed for watching the 39″ HDTV inside or the exterior 32″ HDTV.  The power awning offers an outdoor living area for just that.  You can make meals inside with full amenities, and prepare them on the portable grill with folding stand that comes standard with the Tailgate package which offers even more features. Adventurer 29B

 

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RVs are a great way to travel offering you the flexibility to go where you want when you want and to bring your pets along for the ride! With a little bit of extra planning, traveling with pets can enhance your RVing experience.

Traveling with pets can be made more enjoyable with these 5 Traveling with Pets suggestions.

Camping with pets

  1. Pet Gear and Essentials – You’ll want to bring a leash and/or harness, a pet stake for outside your coach, shampoo, brush/comb, waste pick up bags any flea/tick and heartworm medication (and any other medications) your pet might need while traveling and of course food and pet bowls ( for food and water.) You’ll also want to bring any special blankets, pillows or other items that will help them sleep. A sound machine might be helpful as well to keep outside sounds at bay during the night so you AND your pet/s can have a restful night sleep.
  1. Pet Safety – Always secure your pet when driving in the RV either in a seat belt harness or secured carrier. Driving needs your full attention with no pet distractions and this will keep your pet safe should you have an accident (just as your seatbelt protects you.) As you travel to new surroundings that your pet is not accustomed to they may get away from you. Ensure your pet has an updated ID Tag if they are not chipped (and even if they are for more speedy recognition). Bring along a photo of your pet in case they should get lost and even vaccination records may be needed in case your dog needs vet car along the way.
  1. Exercise – Ensure your campground is pet friendly and has open spaces for your pet/s to roam. Exercising your pet/s is important, get them outside to run and play. This is an adventure for them as well! This goes the same for while your traveling. Make plenty of bathroom breaks along the way which will also allow your pet/s to stretch their legs.
  1. Pet Safety While You Are Out – If you plan on leaving your pet for any period of time in the RV – you’ll want to be sure have your RV plugged in with a generator backup (in case there is a power outage at the campground) or have another power source to keep your pets cool enough/warm enough while you are out. Many RVers have a PET ON BOARD sign as well to notify others that there are pets onboard that will need to rescued should there be a campground emergency.
  1. Be a Good Neighbor – From picking up after your pet to limiting their barking (or any loud noises they might make) to obeying the campground leash laws being a good neighbor to the campers parked around you is important.

At Lichtsinn RV many of our guests bring their pets along when picking up a new RV or when here for service work. We’ve seen dogs, cats, parrots and more come through our front doors. RVing provides amazing outdoor experiences and who better to bring along but your four legged babies. A little bit of planning will go along way in ensuring you and your pet enjoy your trip!

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

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5 Nimble Winnebago Motorhomes without Slides

Winnebago has several small, nimble Winnebago Motorhomes that do not have any slides on them. Read about them below.

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Winnebago Travato – 

The Winnebago Travato provides the best value for those who love to explore in a fuel-efficient way! This Class B gas coach comes in at 21′ long and is unbelievably agile along with offering its owner a full-featured RV experience. From the Ram ProMaster chassis with a V6 gas engine to the stylized aluminum wheels, you are sure to enjoy driving anywhere you wish to go.

Winnebago Travati

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Winnebago Revel 

Now with Xantrex Smart Lithium power, and the Mercedes Benz VS30 chassis, the true 4×4 Revel opens up a world of possibilities with off the grid capabilities and complete four season comfort in the #CamperVanLife #VanLife revolution!2021 Winnebago Revel

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Winnebago Boldt 

Over the past 8 years Winnebago has been the market share leader in #CamperVanLife #VanLife revolution… and now they lead in innovation with the first fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz VS30 van partnered with the Pure3 Volta Power Systems Lithium energy system, providing a generator-free stealth like #VanLife experience with the 2020 Winnebago Boldt!Winnebago Boldt

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Winnebago Solis 

The Solis Class B gas motorhome by Winnebago offers an all-weather, versatile, and affordable way to travel across the country or county line! Built on the fuel-efficient Ram ProMaster chassis with all-season insulation and plumbing, a space extending rear annex and a heated bathroom that doubles as a drying room for wet gear.  The unique fiberglass pop-top offers a FROLI sleep system with a loft for two people and panoramic views, the interior gives you a Murphy+Bed for versatile space, and the galley kitchen offers everything you will need to stay fed for whatever comes your way. Winnebago Solis All Season Insulation

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Winnebago Outlook

Come start any adventure, whether near or far, with a full-featured, family-friendly, and ready-to-roll Winnebago Outlook Class C gas motorhome! These models are innovative and can fit any family with any budget, so you don’t have to miss out on a limitless adventure.

Winnebago Outlook 25J

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Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four 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 5 Suggestions on RVing with Kids

RVing allows you the freedom to roam where you want and when you want…and allows you to easily bring your grandchildren or younger children with you.

With the changes in RV offerings over the past couple of years we are seeing more and more families with children and grandparents with grandchildren hitting the road for RV adventures.

But how do you travel with kids “smoothly”…or as “smoothly as possible?” Here are our Top 5 suggestions for making your travels with little ones more enjoyable.

Traveling with kids

  1. Trip Planning

If possible, getting the kids involved in trip planning can help build excitement before and during the trip. What are attractions or other things they’d like to see or experience? Planning ahead is always helpful, but especially when traveling with little ones. Plan for shorter travel days than you might otherwise when you are traveling with children and likely some extra stops for everyone to stretch their legs.

  1. Keep Organized

In any RV your space is more limited than it would be in a house. Keeping yourself and your little ones organized throughout your trip will allow you more time to enjoy your adventures and less time being frustrated by the clutter. Planning ahead, possibly investing in some storage solutions and limiting what you bring (hard to do with kids but necessary) will go miles in keeping your RV organized.

  1. Entertainment

As you Travel from Point A to Point B in your RV, planning what activities the kids will do is important both while on the road as well as once you get to your camping site! While en route, it will help the driver stay focused (without loud distractions due to boredom) and will make the time for everyone go more quickly. Once you arrive at your camp site, planned activities (games, cards, coloring books etc.) are helpful to fill down time and other time you are forced to come inside due to inclement weather. For younger children creating an outdoor play area on an outdoor mat allows them to have their own area outside as well.

  1. Sleeping Arrangements

Spend some time thoughtfully planning where everyone will sleep and what they will need to sleep comfortably. If someone in the RV isn’t sleeping well…no one sleeps well! The lack of sleep can carry over and ruin your adventures the next day.

If you need to leave something at home to make space for something that will aid in sleeping, it’s worth it! A sound machine or other sort of tranquil sleeping machine or app may help keep the outside noises at bay and help everyone sleep more soundly. Even while creating memories of a lifetime, keeping with a consistent bedtime schedule and routine helps everyone sleep better as well.

  1. SNACKS

While en route or even once you get to your campsite having plenty of snacks (quick snacks, and not so quick) will make your trip with kids more enjoyable. Possibly bring some along that they can help make. All of that fresh air increases those little (and big) appetites. Don’t forget the S’mores!

Take a deep breath and enjoy your time together.  While traveling with children may at first seem overwhelming it is a great way to get out and have some quality time with your young ones. Keep in mind the traveling is part of the adventure (not just the destination) and enjoy your time with your little ones. The memories and experiences you create will last forever, while their youth will not.

 

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

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RV Class Types Explained A, B, C

Whether you are new to RVing or perhaps new to “motorized” RVing one of the first things you’ll discover is there are different RV Classes: Class A, Class B and Class C RVs and different comforts and accessibility that come with each.

Class A RV’s

Class A

Class A RV’s are large “bus shaped RVs” with a large front windshield. Winnebago Class A RVs run in length between 28’5” (The Winnebago Vista 27P and the Winnebago Adventurer 27N) and 43’3” in the Winnebago Horizon 42Q. Winnebago offers both gas and diesel Class A models that sleep between 6-8 people.

These larger Class A Motorhome floorplans allow you to have many of the amenities of home including models with: a king sized bed, a guest bathroom (master bath plus a ½ bath), washer and dryer and ample storage space in and outside of the coach to allow you to bring the comforts from home with you (and some use the RV as their fulltime home.) Certain Class A models also include an outside entertainment area complete with a TV Entertainment System and Tailgate Package including a small kitchen with a refrigerator, a small sink and storage.

With the longer Class A RV lengths you do typically sacrifice fuel efficiency averaging 6-10 miles per gallon and are sometimes limited on where you can park/camp. Winnebago Class A Gas models include: The Winnebago Intent, the Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar, and the Winnebago Adventure each built on the Ford Chassis. Winnebago Class A Diesel models include: The Winnebago Forza and the Winnebago Horizon built on the Freightliner XCS and Maxum Chassis.

Class B RV’s

Class B

 

Class B Vans are typically the smallest motorized RV’s, also referred to as Campervans. Due to their petite length they are more agile than RVs in the other RV classes and can drive and park most anywhere.

Winnebago Class B RVs run between 19’7” (the Winnebago Revel) to 22’11” in length (The Winnebago Boldt). This shorter length allows Class B owners to get easily where they need to go to enjoy their next adventurer. Some Class B RV’s are available in 4WD which allows owners even more flexibility on the terrain they can travel on.

Class B RVs are also available in gas and diesel models each of which boast high fuel efficiency with 18-22mpg. They have available sleeping between 2-4 people and due to their small footprint include many creative storage solutions. Winnebago Class B RVs are equipped with a kitchen, a Wet Bath, Sleeping Area and Seating/Dining Area. Winnebago Class B Gas models include: The Winnebago Solis and the Winnebago Travato on the Dodge RAM ProMaster Chassis. Winnebago Class B Diesel models include: The Winnebago Revel, The Winnebago Era and the Winnebago Boldt all on the Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Chassis.

 Class C RV’s

Class C

 

Winnebago Class C RV’s fit right in between Class A and B models. They are available in the longer lengths like the Class A RVs with some of the same amenities, but many owners feel they are easier to drive than the Class A “bus style” RVs. Winnebago Class C RVs are available in both Gas and Diesel models ranging in fuel efficiency between 8-18 mpg (the diesel on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis achieve 16-18 mpg while the gas powered models on the Ford Chassis tend to achieve between 8-10 mpg.)
Winnebago Class C RVs run between 24’5” (the Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit 22M) to 32’9” in length (The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit 31H and 31K). Winnebago offers both gas and diesel Class C models that sleep between 4-8 people. All Class C floorplans provide you with a full kitchen, full bath and ample storage.

Winnebago Class C Gas models include: The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit and the Winnebago Outlook on the Ford Chassis. Winnebago Class C Diesel models include: The Winnebago View and Navion and the Winnebago Vita and Porto on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel Chassis.

The Motorhome market can seem vast, however, once you’ve determined the “Class” of RV that best fits your needs you can narrow in on the perfect RV for you.

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