Lichtsinn RV Celebrates Winnebago Grand National Rally!

Lichtsinn RV had a jam-packed week July 20 – 27, 2018 for WIT Club’s Annual Grand National Rally in Forest City, IA. We chose a few of the highlights from the week to share.

Battle of the Businesses – Lichtsinn RV competed in Forest City’s Puckerbrush Days’ Battle of the Businesses. This annual competition features local businesses competing against each other in wacky challenges for bragging rights. Lichtsinn RV’s Chris Stone (finishing department), Henry Stone (sales), Devin Richter (finishing department), Abby Durreger (sales), and Nicole Follman (sales) competed against teams from Winnebago Industries, TSB Bank, Mercy Family Clinic Forest City, Good Samaritan, and MBT Bank. The battle featured challenges like leap frog, a three-legged race, and corn shucking competition. Lichtsinn RV was in the lead the entire duration of the battle until the final challenge. Lichtsinn RV and MBT Bank competed in the final challenge and MBT barely pulled ahead to win the Battle of the Businesses.

The Lichtsinn RV Battle of the Business Team – Chris Stone, Jeremy Gilbertson, Henry Stone, Devin Richter, Abby Duregger and Nicole Follman.
Devin Richter leap frogs over teammate Jeremy Gilbertson in the Battle of the Businesses Competition.

Puckerbrush Days Parade – On Saturday, the Lichtsinn RV team participated in the Puckerbrush Days Parade. We had quite the turn out with 5 motorhomes.

Lichtsinn RV is ready to celebrate Puckerbrush Days!


Lichtsinn RV employees showing off their bright yellow shirts for the Puckerbrush Days parade.

Red, White and Welcome to the Winnie Bs – Lichtsinn RV welcomed the Winnie B’s – a WIT Club special interest group focusing on Winnebago’s Class B (Travato, Paseo, Era and Revel products) owners. On the first day of WIT Club’s Grand National Rally we kicked off the week with a reception for the over 85 Winnie B’s. We were excited to see familiar faces in the group and meet new Travato owners!

The Winnie Bs lineup for a tasty lunch from Lichtsinn RV.
Ron Lichtsinn welcomes the Winnie B’s to Forest City and Grand National Rally.

Red, White and Welcome BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – On Tuesday of GNR week, Lichtsinn RV invited GNR attendees back to the dealership for a BBQ with fundraising games for the American Cancer Society. Members of the Lichtsinn RV team served pulled pork sandwiches and cake to our guests while others members helped with fundraising games like spin the wheel, bean bag toss, and plinko. We had over 550 attendees and raised $800 for the American Cancer Society.

Our custom-made cake from Tiffany’s Sweets for the BBQ.
Over 500 people were in attendance at the Lichtsinn RV BBQ.

Gas Grill Winner – Throughout the week, we collected over 800 entries to win a gas grill or $150 Lichtsinn RV Parts Gift Card. On Thursday we drew the winner, Randall Smischny from Kansas. Randy was very excited to win since he said he never wins anything.

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Hope Lichtsinn awards the Lichtsinn RV Parts gift certificate to Randall Smischny.

We had an awesome Grand National Rally. Thanks to all of you who visited us in the display and in the dealership. We look forward to seeing you again next year!



2018 Grand National Rally: Red, White and W – 60 Years of an American Icon

The Grand National Rally is an annual gathering and celebration of Winnebago RVs. Registration is open to all Winnebago brand RV owners in 2018! Attendees must arrive in a Winnebago brand product to register for and attend the event. Lichtsinn RV at Grand National Rally

The 2018 GNR – “Red, White, & W – 60 Years of an American Icon” – will take place Monday, July 23 – Saturday, July 28 in Forest City, IA. Pre-rally activities and pre-rally parking will be available beginning July 17.

Lichtsinn RV is back at Grand National Rally in the product display. Look for the Lichtsinn RV Red and White Tent in the Dealer Product Display. The Lichtsinn RV Parts and Service Teams will be just 1 Mile away at the Dealership! See below for our full week of festivities.

Friday, July 20
6:30 PM – Join Lichtsinn RV at the Battle of the Businesses on Main Street in Forest City where we will be attempting to regain our title competing in various events for bragging rights with other local businesses.
Saturday, July 21
10:00 AM – Join us at the Puckerbrush Parade in Downtown Forest City – we will be in the parade and handing out some great discounts to our WIT friends. Then join us back at the store to redeem your parade coupons and take advantage of some GNR Parts Specials. *WIT Club Members Receive a 10% Discount on all Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach Parts.
Monday, July 23
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – GNR Winnebago Kickoff Party in Dealer Product Display
Tuesday, July 24
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.

7:30 AM – 7:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – RED, WHITE & WELCOME BBQ at Lichtsinn RV – Just 1 Mile from Rally Grounds: RVs Are Open, Air Is On, Iowa Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Celebration Cake Will Be Served, Fundraising Games for The American Cancer Society.
Wednesday, July 25
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)
Thursday, July 26
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours, Register to win a FREE Gas Grill (Register until 3:00).

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

4:00 PM – Gas Grill delivered to drawing winner.
Friday, July 27

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – GNR Dealer Product Display Hours.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Lichtsinn RV Dealership Hours (Sales, Parts, and Service)

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Winnebago Farewell Sendoff.


For more information on GNR click here.