Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – Guest Reviews

There are several reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV, one reason is our superior guest reviews.

Lichtsinn RV Review

In the past, buyers have relied on word-of-mouth to find an RV dealer. With online reviews on Facebook, Google, and Yelp, it is easy to learn about customer’s experiences at various dealers. While other RV dealers may hide their reviews, Lichtsinn RV asks you to read ours. We have 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp! In our reviews, you will find our guests sharing about their experience with their sales consultant, service advisor, parts advisor and more.

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

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Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – Virtual Appointments

There are several reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV – one is our ability to do virtual appointments. Virtual Appointments

A virtual appointment, or LIVE video appointment, is when we review an RV you’re interested in through video. To set up a virtual appointment, please call or email one of the Lichtsinn RV sales consultants with the unit you are interested in reviewing. Prior to the call, your Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant will send you a private link and call you on your phone. You will then open the link on a computer or tablet and be able to see the areas of the RV the consultant will be reviewing. You can share the link with your spouse, etc., and they can join in the virtual appointment.

Watch our video detailing how the virtual appointments at Lichtsinn RV work

With Lichtsinn RV’s virtual appointment capabilities, you can shop our extensive inventory from the comfort of your own home!

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

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Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – Online Buying Experience

There are several reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV – one is our Online Buying Experience.

How to buy online at Lichtsinn RV

Purchasing your RV online from Lichtsinn RV is a seamless process. For decades, we’ve helped guests purchase their RV online, and save the delivery miles and transport company use on their RV before they can enjoy the coach.

Lichtsinn RV is only 1 mile from Winnebago Industries, so guests can purchase the most “factory direct” Winnebago as possible. There are no additional costs, taxes or surprise fees when purchasing out of state at Lichtsinn RV. You will pay your tax, title, and license in your titling state.

Watch our video here to see how easy it is to purchase an RV online from Lichtsinn RV.

To buy your next RV online from Lichtsinn RV, just follow these steps –

1. Find the perfect RV from our extensive new and pre-owned inventory

2. We draft a standard motor vehicle purchase agreement which will outline, everything you have already discussed with your

3. Do a simple down payment through a credit card over the phone, a personal check or wire for orders

4. Email you a copy for you to sign electronically safely from your personal computer or phone

5. We receive both back, we will stop marketing the RV and begin the dealer prep process

6. Place order with Winnebago, if applicable

With custom orders from Winnebago, we will email you weekly updates exactly where your RV is in the manufacturing process. Once we settle on dates, you can book your airfare and provide it to us. To make this as easy as possible, we offer a courtesy transportation program for our guests. You can fly into either Minneapolis/St. Paul or Des Moines International Airport and we will have a driver waiting for you at the baggage claim. We will also have a vehicle for your use while you are at the dealership. This program costs $100.00.

There are so many reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV because you will Experience the Best!

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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RVs on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis

When Mercedes built the new Sprinter, they didn’t just aim to set a new benchmark for RVs they set out to make one of the safest RVs on the road, period. To accomplish this lofty goal, Mercedes brought all of their legendary knowledge, research, and development to the task.

Winnebago boasts 7 products on the innovative Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis – including the Winnebago Class C Diesel View and Navion and the Winnebago Vita and Porto and Class B Vans including the Winnebago Revel, the Winnebago Era and the Winnebago Boldt.

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS30 Chassis includes over 30 active and passive safety features including: Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and more. This chassis also comes equipped with MBUX Hey Mercedes voice guidance and artificial intelligence services. And theLED High Performance Headlights improve illumination, maximizing the view of the road ahead while further enhancing the vehicle’s overall aesthetic with a sleek optional front-end design

 Class B Campervans

Revel

Revel VS30

The Winnebago Revel is the shortest of the Winnebago Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis models measuring in at only 19’5” in length and is available in one floorplan, the Revel 44E.

The Revel takes full advantage of the proven 4×4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs ft of torque through an on demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

New for 2021 the Revel is equipped with Xantrex Smart Lithium power opening up a world of possibilities with off the grid capabilities and complete four season comfort.

Winnebago Revel Class B diesel motorhome 44E Floorplan highlights:

  • Power Lift Bed with Gear Garage Below
  • All-in-One Gear Closet and Wet Bath with Cassette Toilet
  • Fold-Down Outside Table
  • Industrial Style Non-Slip Flooring
  • Portable Induction Cooktop

Era

Era VS30

The Winnebago Era measures in at 24’3” in length and is available in three Floorplans, the Winnebago Era 70A, the Era 70B and finally the Era 70X. The Era offers a full featured galley and swivel cab seats that increase your functional living space while parked. Inside, you’ll find dimmable LED ceiling lights, MCD blackout roller shades, Corian countertops, and a rear screen wall. Strategically placed backlit switch panels let you conveniently control light settings, gen start and more.  The Precision Plex app (iOS and android) also lets you monitor and control functions including lights, awning, generator, and tank and battery levels via Bluetooth® connection. The reliable Truma Combi® Eco Plus heating lets you flex between gas and electric modes, and the new Coleman®-Mach 10® NDQ A/C system stays ultra-quiet while directional vents send cool air throughout the coach.

Outside an awning with LED lighting will keep the outdoor fun going well into the night. The Era comes with available On-demand 4WD w/Hi/Lo Range and optional stylized aluminum wheels.

Winnebago Era Class B diesel motorhome 70A Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Twin Beds that Convert into a Flex Bed
  • Front Sofa/Bed
  • Large Gray Tank Holding tank capacity (26 Gallons)
  • Sleeping for up to 3 People
  • Flip-Up Countertop Extension
  • 2-door compressor driven refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave Oven and 2-burner gas range top

Winnebago Era Class B diesel motorhome 70B Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Powered Sofa Bed
  • Removable Center Companion Seat
  • 2-door compressor driven refrigerator/freezer
  • Sleeping for up to 2 People
  • Microwave Convection Oven and 3-burner gas range top

Winnebago Era Class B diesel motorhome 70X Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Powered Sofa Bed
  • Dual Removable Center Companion Seats
  • Single door compressor driven refrigerator/freezer
  • Sleeping for up to 2 People
  • Microwave Convection Oven and 3-burner gas range top

Boldt

Boldt VS30

The Winnebago Boldt, built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with the exclusive Pure3 Advanced Energy Management system allows you to charge on the go while staying connected and provides a quiet and nimble vehicle for traveling all throughout the year. This energy and fuel-efficient, diesel-powered Camper Van is equipped with ample storage and spacious floorplans, making it the perfect blend of innovation and comfort. The Boldt measures in at 22’11” in length. The Winnebago Boldt comes in 2 floorplans the 70BL and the 70KL.

Each model includes Ram Tough-Track mounts throughout the Boldt providing flexibility with traveling accessories, power-adjustable, heated and swivel cab seats providing a comfortable ride. The extensive 4-season insulation allows for all-weather traveling in addition to in-coach water lines and Truma Combi® Eco Plus heating. Inside you’ll enjoy Corian solid surface countertops, and a wet bath to stay refreshed for any adventure. The Boldt is equipped with (2) 115-watt solar panel/battery charger w/controller, junction box and plug for additional portable panel. These models also have to ability to go off the beaten path when you choose the optional on-demand 4WD with low range electronic stability and traction control. A movable ladder and luggage rack are additional options that can be added.

Winnebago Boldt Class B diesel motorhome 70 BL Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Twin Beds/Flex Bed
  • Removable Pedestal Table
  • Dinette/Flex Bed
  • Microwave Oven with Touch Control

Winnebago Boldt Class B diesel motorhome 70 KL Floorplan highlights:

  • Center Coach Twin Beds/Flex Bed
  • Bath Cabinet
  • Pull-Up Table
  • Microwave/Convection Oven with Touch Control

Class C Compact Coaches

View/Navion

View VS30

 

The Winnebago View Class C diesel motorhome offers a luxurious view everywhere you travel. This coach is the perfect blend of quality, comfort, technology and spaciousness in a compact design that offers easy driving, yet it is still big enough to carry all of the amenities you need. With luxurious details and features throughout, the View’s industry-leading amenities promise an unparalleled Class C experience. The Winnebago View is available in 3 floorplans the View 24D, View 24J and the View 24V and measures in at 25’6” in length.

You will experience the power and performance of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis in the View providing exceptional fuel economy and a comfortable ride. Inside, you will find the innovative SuperShell sleeper deck with premium thermal and acoustic insulation which makes the front bunk more comfortable than ever before for the kids or your friends. Optional Hydraulic Leveling Jacks are also available in the front and rear or may be added aftermarket. For additional power options the View is available with Lithium Ion Smart Batteries and/or a 3,200-watt Cummins Onan® Diesel generator.

Looking to go off the grid? The Winnebago View is equipped with industry-leading holding tanks, standard 200W solar, Group 31 batteries (or available lithium smart batteries), and 2,000-watt inverter can extend your escape.

Winnebago View Class C diesel motorhome 24D Floorplan highlights:

  • Murphy+ Bed that Converts into Sofa for Daytime Use
  • U-Shaped Dinette or Optional Theatre Seating
  • Kitchen Pantry
  • Rear Bath
  • Full Length Slideout

Winnebago View Class C diesel motorhome 24J Floorplan highlights:

  • U-Shaped Dinette or Optional Theatre Seating
  • Deep Slideout
  • Kitchen Pantry
  • Corner Rear Bed with FROLI Deluxe Sleep System
  • Bedroom 24” LED HDTV
  • Vanity Outside of Bath Area for easy Access
  • Large Underbed Storage Area

Winnebago View Class C diesel motorhome 24V Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Twin Beds/Flex Bed System and FROLI Deluxe Sleeping System
  • Bedroom 24” LED HDTV
  • Dual Wardrobes
  • TrueComfort+ Sofa or Optional Dual Recliners
  • Center Bath

Vita/Porto

Vita VS30

 

The Winnebago Vita class C diesel motorhome combines Winnebago’s legendary build quality with its best in class features. These budget-friendly motorhomes are compact and have an easy-driving package that is perfect for solo drivers, couples or even families. They are designed with a Mercedes-Benz sprinter chassis, panoramic galley window and are equipped with the largest holding tanks in the class. The Winnebago Vita measures in at 24’5” in length and is available in the Vita 24F and Vita 24P floorplans.

Each Winnebago Vita features a strong, lightweight and quiet SuperShell sleeper deck, making it perfect for those who prefer the strong, silent type of motorhome. The Vita’s two floor plans boast having the largest galleys and largest beds in its class, along with customizable storage cabinets and spacious floor plans. Each floorplan includes an expandable Booth Dinette or optional Theater Seating with a pedestal table.

The Vita is equipped with the largest batteries found in a Class C RV coupled with standard 200-watt solar panels expandable to up to 475 watts, a 1,000-watt inverter, and a 3,600-watt LP generator allowing you to bed down for the night without pluging in.

Winnebago Vita Class C diesel motorhome 24F Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Driver Side Bath
  • Vanity Outside of Bath Area for easy Access
  • Linen Cabinet
  • Corner Bed

Winnebago Vita Class C diesel motorhome 24P Floorplan highlights:

  • Rear Passenger Side Bath
  • Queen Sized Bed
  • Full Length Slideout
  • Ample Exterior Storage

Winnebago offers many models on the Mercedes Benz VS30 Chassis. Call a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today to help determine which one is right for you!

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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!

This factory fresh Revel from Lichtsinn RV includes the following enhancements for the 2021 model year!2021 Winnebago Revel

Watch our video on the Top Changes in the 2021 Winnebago Revel here.

  1. Xantrex Lithionics dual lithium ion batteries, providing 1,600-watt hours of energy per battery, or 3,200-watt hours total. The batteries are housed inside the van, driver side wheel well, with easy access. These lithium batteries provide 25 percent more capacity than competing 100 amp hour batteries such as Battle Born batteries. They are fully usable up to a 10 percent reserve capacity with a patented Power Reserve feature that is unavailable in other lithium batteries. The batteries have a high and low temperature control with a smart battery management system. The battery system is also surrounded with heat pad wraps with intelligent automatic thermostatic controls. Users can also see the state-of-charge, voltage, amps, wattage, battery temps, BMS temps and power state management via the Smart Battery Management System app available on the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  2.  A second under hood alternator to fully recharge the system in less than 2 hours.
  3. Xantrex 2,000-watt inverter to provide whole coach electrical service, including the Coleman Mach 10 NDQ Air Conditioner and the induction cooktop.
  4. Larger compressor driven refrigerator that is now forward facing so it is accessible to the outside of the RV.
  5. Industrial, non-slip flooring over an insulated vapor barrier plasticore flooring to improve insulation.
  6. New cabinetry with with one piece, welded cabinets that are lighter and stronger than previous generations.
  7.  Large countertop extension and the cooktop has become portable for even more countertop space.
  8. 2 safety belts have been added to the Revel’s dinette with the one on the driver’s side a 3-point seat belt.
  9. Fresh water tanks have been moved to the inside of the van on the passenger side for better all-season use.
  10. Nautilus Freshwater Manifold System was added for easy color-coded water management.
  11. Exterior Flip Down Table is now better suited to for non-level campsites.
  12. New storage areas added to the popular Gear Garage with the PowerLift Bed.
  13. Mercedes-Benz provided spare tire returns as standard equipment, as the lithium batteries are lighter. This spare is recessed under the van.

See our Winnebago Revel inventory here.

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Top 5 Suggestions on RVing with Pets

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!

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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

See Our Winnebago Revel Inventory Here

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

See Our Winnebago Boldt Inventory Here

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

See Our Winnebago Solis Inventory Here

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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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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RVing 101: 6 Myths about RVing Busted

There may be some misconceptions about RVing and we are here to bust some common myths about RVing and motorhomes.

Myth #1: RVs are big boxes and difficult to drive.

Winnebago does manufacture larger Class A motorhomes like the Vista and Horizon. The most popular motorhomes on the market are the small Class B campervans and the Class C compact coaches. Winnebago Boldt

Class B campervans like the Winnebago Travato or Revel are built on the inside of a van chassis from RAM ProMaster or Mercedes-Benz. They are totally enclosed and range in size from 19’ to 23’ and achieve great gas mileage. They have a variety of features and options that allow owners to camp off-the-grid and easily pick up and go to the next location.

Class C compact coaches like the Winnebago View are slightly larger than the Class B campervans measuring at 26’. They will sleep up to 6 and have more storage. They are still extremely maneuverable and will fit in a driveway or a remote campground.

Myth #2: Motorhomes get terrible gas mileage.

The gas mileage for motorhomes is dependent on the type of RV, how you have it loaded, how fast you are going and at what incline. We have heard that our guests can get 18 – 20 mpg in some of our Class B motorhomes going 55-65 mph.The Winnebago Travato

Myth #3: I need to have a special license to operate a motorhome.

Generally, it is not required to have a special license to operate a motorhome under 26,000-lbs. You will want to check your state DMV to get the rules and regulations in your individual state.

Myth #4: RVing is only for retirees.

RVing has become extremely popular with all age groups, especially millennials. Millennials are the fastest growing segment entering the RV market and Winnebago is responding. RVs are coming in contemporary designs with features that allow owners to work while on the road.Millennials in a Revel

The Winnebago Solis comes with a flip down workstation under the bed.

Myth #5: You have to stay in one place if you are RVing.

That is the best part of RVing… you can choose where you are going next. You can travel across the country in your home, with your bed, your kitchen, and your bathroom!

Myth #6: You have to buy your Winnebago from your local dealer.

As part of all Winnebago Dealer’s agreement with Winnebago, they have to work on Winnebago products no matter where the motorhome is sold. A Lichtsinn RV employee will never ask you where you bought your RV from we will happily service it for you. Lichtsinn RV is the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America and you will Experience the Best with us.Lichtsinn RV Team

 

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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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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