February Featured Parts Special – WeatherTech Mats

Keep your vehicles floor clean from debris with All-Weather Floor Mats from WeatherTech. These All-Weather Floor Mats were designed to give the best possible protection for your vehicle floor and are made to stay in one place! They will not curl, crack or harden in sub-zero weather.  If you do happen to make a mess, cleanup is a breeze due to the protective, non-stick finish!

Featured Part WeatherTech Indoor and Outdoor Mats

To order WeatherTech Indoor and Outdoor Mats please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com

To find out pricing on Weather Tech Mats Click on the below Links:

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Storage Hacks To Make Your RV Feel Spacious

Storage is always a challenge when dealing with a travel trailer or motorhome, but there are some very creative and useful ways to make sure you can take everything with you on that long-awaited RV vacation. Here’s a few storage hacks broken down by room:

LIVING ROOM

Floor plans vary greatly from motorhome to travel trailer, but one thing they all share is lack of storage space. When we travel, we still like to take some form of entertainment with us, like a television, DVD player or stereo, and all have their own dedicated remote controls that tend to get lost in transit or fall into nooks and crannies in our RVs. To solve this problem, try putting self-adhesive Velcro tape on the backs of each remote and attach them all in one place.

Being able to seat guests in a living area is usually a difficult task, but you can add a seat while also adding storage. Purchase a footstool that’s an actual storage box with padding on the top. It makes a great way to prop up your feet after a long day of hiking, or use as a seat while storing maps, books, flashlights, etc.

If you have overhead cabinets in the living area, place fabric storage bins on their sides to hold items in the cabinets.

KITCHEN

Food Storage

Spices enhance the flavors of our meals, but they can take up a lot of cabinet space in an RV. If you’re traveling for just a few weeks or eating out a great deal while on vacation, seasonings may be low on your priority list. But for those RVers who live in their rigs for months on end or who travel full time on the road, preparing food that will make your taste buds sing is important.

Many campers have found a variety of solutions for this problem, including magnetic spice canisters that stick to a metal plate on the kitchen wall or refrigerator.  There’s also a nifty under the cabinet spice rack that can work wonders. Even a small spice rack on the wall can alleviate some of the cabinet congestion. After all, you shouldn’t have to skimp on tasty foods, even when you’re on the road!

Increase Counter Space

Counter space is always at a premium in any trailer or motorhome. Spend a little time looking at cutting boards that will cover your sink, or have one cut to your dimensions. Another versatile space is on your cook top. I found a teak service tray that fits over the burners on my stove quite nicely when it is turned upside down. I use the area for serving after food has been prepared and it doubles my counter space.

Get that paper towel roll off your counter by installing an under-the cabinet paper towel holder.  They come in a variety of styles, are inexpensive and more importantly, give you more space on which to prepare meals.

Space Saving Towel, Tissue and Shopping Bag Storage Holders

Pop-A-Bag, Pop-A Towel and Pop-A-Tissue all offer counter saving under cabinet and under counter storage options priced from $7.99 to $16.19.

Store Knives

Need some dedicated space for your kitchen knives?  Hang a strong magnetic strip on the wall—or on the inside of a cabinet door—to hold knives and other metal kitchen accessories, saving drawer space for silverware and dishes.

Mount a metal bar on the kitchen wall under the cabinets with hooks or small baskets to hold serving utensils—just be sure they aren’t too close to stove burners.

Knife Safe Knife Storage System

KNIFE SAFE is a Knife Storage System which allows you to free up drawer space. The KNIFE SAFE mounts on a cabinet door. Knives not Included.

Free Up Drawer Space

Aluminum foil, Saran wrap, and sandwich and freezer baggies can sometimes take up a whole drawer of space in a normal sticks-and-bricks home. But why not use a small section of wall or the inside of a cabinet door to mount a metal holder for these items? I’ve found it to work very well in an out-of-the-way location.

Set of 2 Drawer Dividers

Drawer Dividers help you to maximize use of your drawer space. This set include 2 organizer that are spring loaded for easy installation.

Plate Rack Kitchen Organizer

This Plate Rack Kitchen Organizer helps keeps your kitchen cabinets organized so you can easily store plates, bowls etc.

BEDROOM

What woman wants to go on vacation without her favorite sandals? Or how about those stilettos for a night out on the town? Can’t leave home without your Keens? Well, here’s a slick idea that can handle any shoe you throw at it.

If you have a walk-around bed or a corner bed, you’ve got prime real estate for shoe storage. Purchase an inexpensive plastic over-the-door shoe organizer and cut each row of shoe slots apart. Tack the rows end to end around the support for your bed and fill each slot with a shoe.  If you put a comforter or bedspread on your bed, the shoe storage won’t even show.

To stretch your clothing storage space, consider suspending hanging fabric-based accessory shelves in any existing closet space and rolling your clothing items before storing them on the separate shelves. Or you may want to consider purchasing fabric boxes and stacking them on their sides to organize rolled shirts and pants. Rolling will make them easier to store, and less wrinkled when you pull them out to wear.

BATH

Another use for plastic over-the-door shoe organizers is as a bathroom accessory storage unit. Cut one to the length available on the outside of a shower, using the hooks provided to suspend it. Each compartment then can hold items like Band-aids, lotions, grooming items, medicines, etc.  With these things in separate pockets, they won’t take up cabinet space, are readily available for daily use, and won’t go flying around as you drive from destination to destination.

To hold shampoos, conditioners, and liquid soap in the shower, put a suction cup container inside on the wall.  Or if your shower head is configured for it, use a metal or plastic shower caddy to hold them.

Another problem RVers deal with is how to carry jewelry without taking up much space, but keeping necklaces from tangling. I think I found the perfection solution. I mounted a mesh metal letter file upside down on the wall of the bath. My earrings hang from the mesh and several necklaces and bracelets can be strung around the handle.
Storage Problems Solved

As you can see, there are numerous ways to improve the storage space in your travel trailer or motorhome, these are just a few.

Blog Post Originally posted on Outdoorsy by Shelley Dennis, Oct 4, 2018

https://www.outdoorsy.com/blog/storage-hacks-inside-rv

All items pictured are available at Lichtsinn RV. Call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department today to order order any of these featured space saving solutions or find out about other solution options.

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RV Packing List – Commonly Needed Items for your RV

Anyone who has spent much time camping has quickly realized that in addition to your RV, plus any personal items you might need…there are many more things you need before you hit the road. Between leveling your coach – hooking it up to water/sewer/electricity the supply list continues to grow!

At Lichtsinn RV we try to make it easy for our guests so when you are ready to take that trip you’ve been planning…you can enjoy your time, not spend it trying to find the local store to pick up supplies you may have forgotten or not realized you might need (and they might not have anyways.)

To help with this we have identified the top items our guests most often need when going camping.

Lichtsinn RV Parts Wall
Lichtsinn RV Top Items Selling Items

INCLUDED IN THIS PHOTO YOU WILL SEE:

WATER RELATED ITEMS

Quick Fill Water Tank Filler – Cuts fill-time in half

Water Regulator – Protects RV plumbing from high pressure

Cable/Hose Clamp

RV Flow-Pur Drinking Water Filter, 3M Filter, or Aqua-Pure Drinking Water Cartridge

Water Filter Cartridge

WATER FRESH – Drinking Water Freshener

Aqua Pro 25’ White Drinking Water Hose

Zero G 25’ Drinking Water Hose with Tru-Flex Core to prevent kinking

Brass 90’ Hosesaver

WHEEL RELATED ITEMS

Graduated Scale Levels with Adhesive Mount

Plastic Wheel Chocks – Prevent rolling – durable high-impact plastic

Tire Minder Tire Pressure Monitor

Step Stabilizer

Winnebago Tire Gauge

Lynx Caps (4)

Lynx Levelers – The Original RV Leveling System

Ultra Tyre Guard – With exclusive ADCO Bungee Ball Type securing system with reinforced grommets

BLACK & GRAY HOLDING TANK RELATED ITEMS

20’ Rhino Flex RV Sewer Kit – RV Sewer hose kit

RV Hydroflush – Breaks up plugged waste tanks

GatorSkin Nitrile Mechanics Gloves  – Textured surface for better grip

Aqua-Foam RV Toilet Cleaner

Porta-Pak Holding Tank Deoderizer – With Portion Control System

Duraflex Soft Sponge Gasket

ELEMONATE Grey Water Deoderizer – Freshens sink and drain lines, deodorizes gray tank

Toilet Tissue

15’ Slunky Hose Support – With deep pocket for added stability

ELECTRICITY RELATED ITEMS

30 Amp to 50 Amp Pigtail Adapter with Handle

Powergrip 50 to 15 Amp Adapter

30 Amp to 20 Amp Adapter

(Additional size Adapters Available)

High Amp Fuse Emergency Kit

25’ Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Surge Guard Model 34730 – RV Power Protection

CLEAN AND PROTECT YOUR RV

Collapsible Full Size Broom

Final Touch Long Handle Brush

CRC Power Lube – Schwintek high performance lubricant

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant – Industrial Grade

303 Aerospace Protectant – Ultimate UV Protection

Bug-Off – For instant bug removal

CAMPING GEAR

Fridge Cool Fan – Cuts initial refrigerator cool-down time by up to 50%

Pop-A-Bag – To organize grocery bags

Fridge/Freezer Thermometer

Flexible Cutting Mat – To protect countertops

Tall Pop-Up Trash Can

Kleer Temp Slim Outdoor Thermometer

Double Refrigerator Barkeepers – to keep items in place

Mini RV Dish Drainer

Stainless Steel Travel Mug

24 oz. Tervis Cup

Flying Insect RV Furnace Screen – For outside furnace fittings

Collapsible XL Cargo Box

WeatherTech Bumpstep

WeatherTech Mat

Slip Stop – Non-adhesive gripping fabric for shelving

Folding Step Stool

Patio Mat and Patio Stakes– Small Mat 36”x68” (Additional Sizes Available)

 

Find these and many more parts in the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department. We ship parts throughout the United States and Canada. We also offer a 10% discount on all Winnebago and Itasca parts to Winnebago WIT Members. Call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department today  at 1-800-343-6255 for more information or to order some RV parts or accessories today!

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December Featured Part: Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser

The Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser latches securely onto your RVs sewer outlet. The 45-degree angle allows water to blast directly into the outlet, rinsing out residue. Blaster Pro Tank Rinser features a clear elbow to see when the water runs clear. A gate valve prevents waste from flowing through the hose until done rinsing the tank, and the vacuum breaker prevents backflow into the water hose. Additional features include a four-prong bayonet swivel fitting that easily and securely attaches to the RV’s sewer outlet, and a swivel lug fitting to connect to your sewer hose.
Camco 39085 Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser with Gate Valve

  • Direct jet allows water stream to rinse and flush RV sewer systems
  • Rhino Blaster Pro Tank Rinser securely attached to RV sewer outlet via bayonet swivel fitting
  • Gate valve prevents backflow into sewer hose
  • Vacuum breaker prevents backflow into water hose
  • Clear 45 degree elbow allows direct flow of water into sewer system

For more information, please call the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

Tips for Extending the Life of Your RV Tires

In a recent webcast, Ron Lichtsinn covered a few options to extend the life of your RV tires including MULTI SEAL, Nitrogen, and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. You can watch a video of the webcast here.

Extending Your RV Tire LifeMULTI SEAL – Extend tire life and protect the people and equipment that are riding on them. Originally designed specifically for the US and UK military, since 1981 MULTI SEAL has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks.

Using proprietary formulas and ingredients, MULTI SEAL products are blended in the United States specifically for industrial segments. MULTI SEAL is the world leader for superior tire sealant technology.

The name of the game is prevention. MULTI SEAL’s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Prevention also means keeping all tires properly inflated to avoid lower performance and decreased tire life. MULTI SEAL tire sealants combined with a regular tire maintenance program can result in a dramatic economic savings.

NITROGEN – There are many reasons to make the switch from regular air to nitrogen. Tires filled with nitrogen maintain consistent tire pressure which saves drivers money by increasing gas mileage and extending the life of their tires. Using nitrogen in your tires, is a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. In fact, many environmental groups are encouraging the use of nitrogen in tires in order to improve gas mileage and reduce the number of rubber tires that need to be replaced through wear and tear on the road.

Proper inflation is the key to improving gas mileage and nitrogen doesn’t lose pressure as temperatures rise and fall. Motorists can improve gas mileage by 4-10 percent simply by keeping their tires properly inflated. Nitrogen molecules are bigger than oxygen molecules, so nitrogen seeps out more slowly from tires than air; nitrogen resists heat buildup better than air, which contains moisture; and nitrogen reduces oxidation, which can damage the tire from the inside out, proponents say. Nitrogen is an inert gas, so there are no safety or environmental issues.

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM – A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a device that monitors tire pressure and alerts you if a tire issue occurs. Your tires are an important part of your RV, you can not only ruin a trip with an unexpected tire blowout, you will also be looking at spending a great deal of money.

A TPMS provides alerts for tire issues. The main cause for a blow-out is under or over-inflated tires. A tire pressure monitoring system will allow it’s user to be warned of such conditions, helping them to avoid a blow-out. TPMS that provide temperature warnings can also provide an early warning of issues such as locked brakes.

TireMinder is the #1 Tire Pressure Monitoring System in North America. TireMinder is a great TPMS solution for your RV, MotorHome, 5TH Wheel, Motor Coach, Trailer, and more. With its easy to program interface and fantastic customer support, it’s no wonder why Motor Home & Trailer Life magazines reader’s voted TireMinder #1 for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems 3 years in a row.

You can purchase the TireMinder Tire Pressure Monitoring System from the Lichtsinn RV parts department by calling 1-800-343-6255, emailing parts@lichtsinn.com or visiting https://www.lichtsinn.com/rv-parts.

Lichtsinn RV, America’s closest dealer to Winnebago Industries, has been named Top North American Winnebago Dealer by Winnebago Industries for the last four consecutive years. We proudly sell New RVs manufactured by Winnebago Industries as well as Used RVs

Winegard ConnecT 2.0

The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 creates an RV hotspot and maximizes speed, reliability and range from both WiFi and 4G LTE networks, ensuring customers can stay connected to their smartphones, laptops, media players and other devices.

The ConnecT 2.0 models are simple and quick to setup with step-by-step onscreen instruction to connect to all your devices in just seconds. Security is a top priority, and customers only need to setup their secure network once for peace of mind.

The products offer Advanced WiFi protected access, a separate guest network access option, and double firewall protection. The Connect 2.0 family of products comes in a sleek, low-profile dome.

The ConnecT 2.0 is a convenient aftermarket accessory, available from Lichtsinn RV’s Parts Department.

To order a Winegard ConnecT 2.0 please contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com

Blue Ox Family of Products

We offer complete installations of dinghy setups, including Blue Ox products. Setup takes about a full day and we offer package pricing on complete setups. Leave it to the experts on this task to keep you secure down the road!

Dinghy towing or towing your vehicle behind your motorcoach with all four wheels on the ground is by far the safest and most convenient way to bring your passenger car, truck or SUV. Although no manufacturer has yet to engineer a plug-and-play setup directly from the factory, it’s never been simpler to equip both dinghy and motorhome for road usage. Lichtsinn RV’s parts department sells Blue Ox’s family of products for sale including the Ascent and the Avail tow bars.

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON THE BLUE OX FAMILY OF PRODUCTS HERE.

If you are interested in learning more about Blue Ox’s family of products and if they will work with your RV please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

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November Featured Parts Special – Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit

The Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit is specifically designed for use with RV water heater drain plugs. The angled design conveniently fits in tight spaces and includes prongs for rusted drain valves.

Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug

Watch this video to learn more about the Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit.

To order the Camco RV Water Heater Drain Plug Kit please contact the Lichtsinn RV Parts Department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com

How to Change an RV Tire

You are wrapping up another fun-filled RV trip and you are ready to pull out of your campsite. All of a sudden, you look down and realize your tire pressure needs some attention. It is time to change the tire on your RV… are you prepared?

How to Change an RV Tire

Take a breath, relax and follow our easy step-by-step tutorial to change your RV tire.

Camper tires or trailer tires aren’t much different from the tires on a normal car or truck, although they may be much larger depending on the size of your motorhome or RV. Luckily, that means changing a tire on an RV follows generally the same process.

 RV Tool Kit:

Before changing your tire, you’ll want to assemble all of the necessary tools and equipment so they’re ready to go. First, you’ll need two RV jacks or an RV leveler. This will raise the height of your motorhome or camper so you can access the trailer rims and tires. You’ll also need a lug wrench or tire wrench, as well as a spare tire to replace the flat one.

Items you’ll need:

  • RV jacks
  • RV leveler
  • Lug wrench (tire wrench)
  • New tire

RV Tire Repair:

Finally, it’s time to do the repairs. Before starting, make sure to move your RV to a safe place where you’re not in danger of being hit by other cars.

  1. Using the RV jacks or RV leveler, raise the vehicle just high enough so the trailer tires and wheels can spin freely.
  2. Next, take the tire wrench and remove the lug nuts.
  3. Pull off the bad tire and fit the spare tire into place.
  4. Using the wrench, replace and tighten the lug nuts.

That’s it! Now that you’ve successfully changed a tire, it will only become easier each time in the future. You might even become that person at the campground who others call on for help when they’ve got a flat tire themselves.

Multi Seal Tire Sealant at Lichtsinn RV:

The next time you are at Lichtsinn RV, ask your service or sales consultant about our Multi Seal Tire Sealant. Multi Seal Tire Sealant extends tire life and protects the people and equipment that are riding on them. Since 1981, Multi Seal has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks. Multi Seal‘s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Learn more about Multi Seal here.

October Featured Parts Special: Portable King Tailgater Pro

October’s Featured Parts Special is the Portable King Tailgater Pro.

Portable King Tailgater Pro

With KING’s next level satellite antenna technology, your choice for satellite TV is clear. Make any outdoor event more entertaining with the re-engineered DISH Tailgater Pro, a fully automated premium HD satellite TV antenna – including our ultramodern new clear cover, an industry first. It’s simply better, by design. With the Tailgater Pro, enjoying your favorite HD or SD DISH satellite TV service is easier than ever before. Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the Tailgater allows you to take your DISH satellite TV service with you anywhere in the continental U.S. Compatible with DISH HD Solo receivers. DISH satellite service required; add service to your home account or sign up for a simple pay-as-you-go monthly programming plan. Learn more about our parts special by contacting us at 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com.