Winnebago Proprietary E-Coat Process

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation Winnebago’s Customer centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry.

One of the many Innovations from Winnebago is the Winnebago Electrocoating (E-Coat) process.

E-coat

Winnebago utilizes extensive amounts of steel in the manufacturing of their motorhomes for strength and durability. It is important to protect the steel against corrosion using an electrocoating or e-coating process. This system is unique to Winnebago and keeps Winnebago best-in-class in quality.

The E-coat Process cycles parts and assemblies through a 10-stage, full-immersion system. The E-Coat system is similar to that used by automotive companies and helps protect against corrosion.

Watch our video on the e-coating system here.

Winnebago’s e-coating process provides Winnebago Motorhome owners a quality advantage and extends the life of their motorhomes. Winnebago E-Coat Process is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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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Winnebago Pure3 Energy Management System

With so many RV manufacturers out there, how do you narrow down the right manufacturer and then the RV that is right for you? An important question to understand is what kind of company stands behind your RV. Winnebago Industries was incorporated in 1958 and since that time has been a leader in the RV industry. With a focus on Quality and Innovation, Winnebago’s Customer Centric approach is one that continues to make it a leader in the RV industry today.

One of the many Innovations from Winnebago is the Pure3 Energy Management System.

The Pure3 Energy Management System features the most powerful and durable lithium energy system in the industry. This best-in-class system is built in the U.S.A in partnership with Volta Power Systems. The Pure3 is built with advanced engineering and a simple user interface so you can have confidence and peace of mind as you travel down the road. Designed for reliability, the Pure3 system makes replenishing power fast, simple, and available through multiple charging options. In mild and extreme conditions the Pure3 Energy System can meet all of your power needs without requiring power hookups or the use of a generator.

Pure3

The Pure3 Energy Management System offers all of the comforts of home in nimble efficient class b vans, without the noise of a common RV generator! The Pure3 System can be found in the Winnebago Travato 59KL and 59GL and the  Winnebago Boldt Floorplans.

This system allows you to run virtually any appliance longer. In the Winnebago Travato 59GL and 59KL  the Pure3 Volta Power Systems automotive grade 48V energy pack provides 9,600 watt hours. In the Winnebago Boldt, enjoy 11,600 watt-hours of clean, quiet power with the lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System.  The Pure3 energy pack is watertight,  durable, and with the steel housing being the safest on the market, the battery pack is climate controlled.

The Pure3 provides complete 30 AMP whole coach electricity using a 3,600 watt pure sine inverter, removing the common RV generator. The Travato and Boldt’s dedicated 58 volt alternator, or under hood generator, is twice as powerful as competitors and allows for fast recharge times. The Pure3s compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris and the auto start and high idle control significantly extends air conditioner run time. Its compact design keeps it out of the way of curbs and road debris and provides quick recharge time.

The Pure3 System now is available with Bluetooth option that allows you to download the myVolta app and monitor your system, including estimated running time, pack temperature, charging status and power usage.

The Pure3 Energy Management System is just one of the many reasons why Winnebago is the Motorhome manufacturer of choice for many RVers.

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How to Get Internet in Your RV

In a recent episode of Lichtsinn RV Live we covered how to get internet in your RV. In the broadcast we reviewed the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G LTE & WiFi and the WeBoost Drive X RV you can watch the Lichtsinn RV Live here.

The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 captures available WiFi signals providing maximum security & mobile internet speed! Keep mobile devices, media players, and computers connected on the road. ConnecT 4G models link to nationwide 4G LTE for reliable, uninterrupted, in-motion and stationary coverage.

How Winegard ConnecT 2.0 works:

  • Connects to Winegard data plan: 30 day, no contract plans
  • Capability to swap SIM card to add to new or existing data plans from Verizon, AT&T, T Mobile, Sprint & US Cellular.
  • Step-by-step on screen instruction makes setting up a breeze.
  • Connect your WiFi devices to your new extended network instantly.
  • 4G models connect to 4G LTE when WiFi is not available.
  • Easily connects your mobile devices, smart TVs, and gaming controls.

The weBoost Drive X RV is our powerful RV cell phone signal booster kit certified for use anywhere in the US. The Drive X RV boosts voice and data with max FCC allowed 50 dB system gain, enhancing 4G LTE, as well as 3G network signals, up to 32x.  RVers get fewer lost connections and dead zones, better call quality as well as faster data uploads and downloads whether parked or in motion in their RV.  Works in all classes of RV; Class A, Class B, Class C and all towables.

How the weBoost Drive X RV works:

  1. Receives Signal – the booster reaches out to the cell tower to access voice, text and data signals while parked or in-motion.
  2. Boosts Signal – the booster receives the outside signal, amplifies it up to 32 times and sends it to the inside antenna.
  3. Expands Signal – the inside antenna broadcasts the boosted signal to devices inside the RV.

You can use our interactive cellular and WiFi device finder to identify what device best suites you here. Learn more about these two options for getting internet in your RV by calling the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255.

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RV Service Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In a recent Lichtsinn RV Live, Brian Buffington, Lichtsinn RV Service Director, answered some of our frequently asked questions of the service department and answered our audience’s questions live. Here are our RV Service FAQs –

Watch our video on Service FAQs and Winnebago’s Fiberglass Roof here.

Can I hook up a 2 Amp trickle charger to a Class A gas or Diesel without disconnecting the batteries? 

It is always recommended to unhook the battery when working with any chassis items to prevent damage or health hazards. 

When winterizing an RV using the dry method, is it required to charge the system with antifreeze? 

Not necessarily, but there are a few other steps you have to do with that method. It is best to refer to your owner’s manual to see the recommended steps to winterize using air. We like to suck up a little RV antifreeze in the pump to protect it and then make sure to put antifreeze down all the drains. 

What is the recommended installation for solar on a fiberglass roof? 

Most manufacturers’ panels come with the mounting brackets. 98% of the solar panels we install are done by mounting the panel by cutting into the roof and resealing it. There is an option for mounting a panel without cutting into the roof and we do that as well. 

What is the max height for a solar panel? 

It depends on the layout of the roof. Generally, the lower the better. You don’t want to get it too high and get a parachute effect.

With a diesel engine how do you recommend you break it in?

Our recommendations are based on the chassis manufacturers recommendations. 1,000 mile break in at various speeds without a tow car to properly seat the cylinders. 

Can I upgrade my house batteries to lithium?

Yes, we do it all the time. There are some additional considerations we would need to take into account based on your RV. If you are interested please call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and we will assist.

Is it difficult to remove the stabilizer jacks?

 Stabilizer jacks are not difficult to remove if you have the right tools. It can be difficult to access the bolts that would need to be removed. 

How should I maintain the house batteries?

If you have flooded lead acid batteries with a water level – watch the water level in the batteries, don’t leave it plugged in all the time, and keep the batteries clean.  

What should I do of the tank levels are not reading correctly? 

Make sure you are doing black tank flushes frequently if you have that feature. Thetford also makes some good products to help clear out your tanks. 

Is it better to use the electric function of a heater instead of LP, if you have access to electricity?

We always recommend using electricity to conserve LP. 

What cleaners should you use on the roof of a Winnebago View? 

As needed, use general soap and water and be very careful it can be very slippery. 

Do all Winnebago motorhome models have fiberglass roofs? 

Winnebago’s more price conscious products like the Intent, Outlook and Vita have a dicor roof membrane. However, underneath the dicor membrane the roof is still constructed with the same industry-leading SuperStructure Construction method as Winnebago’s fiberglass roofs. 

How do fiberglass roofs hold up to hail?

Fiberglass roofs hold up excellently to hail. We used to own an auto dealership when we would have hail we wouldn’t worry about the fiberglass roofs on the RVs. 

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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Winnebago to Provide Masks to MercyOne

Lichtsinn RV is proud to be a Winnebago Dealer. With the recent health crisis Winnebago has  gotten creative in how they can help deal with this crisis. Health officials have stated that increasing the number of face shields will give health care workers more flexibility in the type of masks they use and several Iowa companies are starting to produce face shields, including Winnebago Industries, Inc..

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Winnebago Press Release 3/31/20

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced today it will be providing medical masks to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. The masks are being manufactured by employees at the Company’s Stitchcraft facility in Forest City, Iowa, which houses industrial sewing capabilities and produces soft goods for Winnebago Motorhome production. The facility typically specializes in creating items such as seats, sofas, cushions, pillows, draperies, shades, valances, mattresses, bedspreads, and a host of other sewn parts.

“As the health crisis has evolved, we have focused our efforts on determining how we can best use our Company’s resources to provide support in overall relief efforts and specifically efforts that positively impact our local communities,” said Chris West, Vice President of Operations at Winnebago Industries. “We are blessed to have a workforce who is dedicated to supporting our local community needs and want to thank all of our caring employees who have helped make this critical project a reality.”

Winnebago Industries reached out to The State of Iowa and worked with Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management as the health crisis escalated to offer potential mask production services. A connection was made with MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center and the research and design process quickly began. The first shipment of masks will be delivered on Monday, March 30th and additional deliveries will continue to fill the first production run of approximately 6,000 masks. The masks are being donated to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center and will be used by clinical staff as they treat patients.

“Thank you to the team at Winnebago Industries for helping address a national shortage in medical masks,” said Rod Schlader, President, MercyOne North Iowa. “Community partnerships like this are the perfect example of how good can come from this very critical public health situation. The safety of our colleagues and patients is our top priority, and this generous donation from Winnebago Industries brings a crucial boost to our efforts to secure personal protective equipment. We are proud to live and work in north Iowa, where our business and health care organizations can quickly come together to serve our communities in this time of crisis.”

Public health officials say these fabric masks can be worn under a face mask by health care workers and can be reused if properly cleaned and disinfected.

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Winnebago | the Best RVs for over 60 Years

February 12th, 1958, marked not only the launch of a new RV, but the beginning of a new era — for Americans rediscovering their love of the outdoors, and for the company destined to help lead the way: Winnebago Industries.

Winnebago Celebrates 60 Years of Building RVs

Winnebago is synonymous with RVing and has been for over 60 years. Winnebago has been the industry-leader in product quality, manufacturing processes and bringing new products to the USA.

Watch our video highlighting Winnebago’s storied 60 Years here.

Lichtsinn RV just celebrated an anniversary as well. In 2019, we celebrated our 40th year as a Winnebago dealer. Winnebago and Lichtsinn RV both have a deep history in the RV industry, with knowledge and experience that other manufacturers and dealers do not have. Lichtsinn RV is also only 1 mile from Winnebago’s motorhome manufacturing facilities, and each member of our sales, parts, and service teams are experts on Winnebago.

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Why do you Need a Certified RV Technician

The RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program is designed to assist the RV industry and the public in identifying those professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to satisfy established standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures. All Lichtsinn RV service technicians are Master Certified RV Technicians, meaning they have undergone additional testing beyond the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program meaning they have over 5 years of experience as a RV Service Technician and have tested for additional competency. IMG_3195

So when you are looking for a service technician to work on your RV, you need to ensure they are qualified to perform the repairs or work you asked them to. To check for additional service credentials, ask the dealer if they are”Flying W” Award Winners. The Flying W Award, formerly the Circle of Excellence Award, signifies excellence in service and customer satisfaction. Lichtsinn RV has won this award for the last 26 years. Winnebago Flying W Award

 

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 Accessories to Help Organize Your RV

Staying organized in a small place – like an RV – can be extraordinarily challenging. But don’t fear… we are here to help with 5  accessories to help organize your RV!

Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag Dispenser – If you are constantly shoving plastic grocery bags under your sink this is the gadget for you! The Camco Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag dispenser neatly stores plastic bags and easily mounts on wall or inside cabinets with either double sided tape or screws.Camco Pop-A-Bag Plastic Bag Dispenser

Refrigerator Bar Expander – Prevent messy spills inside your refrigerator with these handy refrigerator bars that expand to fit the refrigerator in your RV. The refrigerator bars will keep everything in its place while you are traveling. Refrigerator Bar Expanders

Camco Cutlery Tray –will keep your flatware organized for easy access. It is divided into four compartments, making it convenient to separate the different utensils. It offers plenty of storage space but is compact enough to easily fit into most kitchen drawers. You can even use it inside your RV drawer. This white cutlery tray is made of sturdy plastic for lasting durability. It comes in a neutral shade that will blend in with most decor styles. Camco Cutlery Tray

Progressive PrepWorks Collapsible Storage Bowl Set – This versatile Collapsible Storage Bowl set is perfect for food prep and storage and will go just about anywhere. With three convenient storage bowl sizes they are great for taking in a lunch box, on a hike or camping. Pack along snacks in these 1.5 cup, 3 cup and 5 cup collapsible bowls with Snap-On lids or use them to pack leftovers and reheat in the microwave. When finished using these bowls, just collapse them down to 1/3 their original height for convenient storage in a drawer or cupboard.Collapsible Storage Bowls

Progressive PrepWorks Collapsible Dish Drainer – The over-the-Sink Dish Drainer is the perfect solution to maximize counter space. It features extendable arms designed to fit over most sinks. The rigid design allows the dish drainer to stand on its own yet still folds easily. Plus, it collapses to ⅓ its original size for easy storage under the sink. This dish drainer can hold 8 plates up to 10″” diameter. This is perfect for your RV or Motor Home and saves a ton of space and the Arms extend from 16.5” (41.9 cm) to 26.75” (67.9 cm). This item is Patented and is Dishwasher Safe. Collapsible Dish Drying Set

Lichtsinn RV carries all of these items in our expansive camping accessories and RV parts store. To order any of these items please Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

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.

 

Lichtsinn RV Receives Customer Satisfaction and Sales Awards from Winnebago Industries

Lichtsinn RV was recently named a Flying W Award Winner, Top Sales Dealer and a Partner in Excellence (PIE) from Winnebago Industries for 2019.

The Flying W Award, formerly the Circle of Excellence Award, signifies service excellence and superior owner satisfaction. This prestigious award is presented to the top one-third of all Winnebago Dealers. Lichtsinn RV has received the Flying W and the former Circle of Excellence for the last 26 years. Additionally, Lichtsinn RV was awarded the 2019 Top Sales Award and a Partner in Excellence Award from Winnebago. The Top Sales Award is presented to dealers who are the top sellers nationwide in Class A gas, Class A diesel, Class B and Class C motorhomes. The Partners in Excellence Award signifies a dealer as an overall market share leader in the dealer’s trade area in Class A gas, Class A diesel, Class B and Class C motorhome sales.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Winnebago Industries,” said Ron Lichtsinn, Owner of Lichtsinn RV. “Our team has worked tirelessly to maintain our position as the top Winnebago motorhome dealer in North America while providing our guests with best-in-class service.

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