Tips for Finding a Reputable RV Dealer: RV Parts

Whether it’s your first RV and you’ve decided the RV lifestyle is now for you or you’re a seasoned RVer ready for your next home you’ll spend a lot of time researching the perfect RV for your needs. However, the research process does not end when you’ve decided on that perfect RV, there is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV DEALER to work with. Buyers will want to invest just as much time if not more, in researching RV dealers to make sure they find a reputable dealer to work with.

“There is another important step that many people forget… finding the perfect RV dealer to work with.”

Let’s face it, there are a lot of lousy RV dealerships out there. Unfortunately, in the race to find the lowest possible RV price, many people choose to buy from dealers who do not have a history of great customer service and outstanding RV repair. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience. In our blog series we will cover items you should be looking for in your RV Dealer.

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Well Trained Parts Team Members 

Now you have the RV of your dreams, you’ve put a couple thousand miles on it, taking your house on wheels down the road while shaking and rattling it all the way. Chances are sometime in the future, or sooner if you decide you’d like some accessories added, you’ll need to reach out to a Winnebago Parts Department to help you (or your servicing repair facility will) to find a part for your RV. Winnebago does not ship parts directly to guests, so you’ll have to reach out to a Winnebago RV Dealer. You’ll want to look at the after purchase support a dealer provides when making an RV buying decision. Oftentimes we think of Service only when we discuss after purchase support, but the dealership’s RV Parts Department is equally as important.

At Lichtsinn RV we have been the Top Winnebago Parts Dealer in the Country for over 15 years, shipping parts throughout the United States and Canada. As the closest dealer to the Winnebago Motorhome Factory we are able to provide you with same-day Nationwide shipping on in-stock parts from our warehouse and Winnebago’s. We carry a huge selection of Winnebago, Itasca, Workhorse and Winnebago Touring Coach parts so you can find the part you are looking for! Whether you are looking for Winnebago Replacement Parts, Winnebago Awning Parts, Winnebago Compartment Doors, Winnebago Trim Pieces, RV Accessories or any other Winnebago Part, our Winnebago specialized parts team will find what you’re looking for.

Did you know that there are literally hundreds of thousands of Winnebago parts? Knowing the perfect part for your needs can be tricky. At Lichtsinn RV, Winnebago Motorhomes are the only new Motorhomes that we carry. This allows our parts team to specialize in Winnebago RV parts. With over 85 years of combined experience, the Lichtsinn RV Winnebago Parts Team Members are experts at helping you find the right part for your RV the first time and fulfilling your RV Parts Order quickly and efficiently.

We offer fair shipping quotes and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We use UPS, FedEx, USPS and Motor Freight carriers and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! We also offer a 10% Discount on all Winnebago Factory Parts to all Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) Members.

The RV buying process may be lengthy, but it is an exciting process and finding the perfect dealer to work with makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six 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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Lichtsinn RV FAQs – How Do I Order a Part from Lichtsinn RV?

Lichtsinn RV has been the highest volume Winnebago Parts dealer for many years. Winnebago does not ship parts direct to consumer, so retail and wholesale customers must order any needed parts from a dealer.

At Lichtsinn RV, we offer a huge selection of Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse parts at competitive discounts. As the closest dealer to the Winnebago factory (just 1 mile) we are afforded the opportunity to provide you with same-day shipping on all in-stock parts from our warehouse and Winnebago’s. We offer competitive shipping quotes and you can avoid sales tax on out-of-state shipments! Our resourceful team ships parts throughout the country and internationally. We use UPS, FedEx, USPS and Motor Freight.

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Whether you are looking for Winnebago Replacement Parts, Winnebago Awning Parts, Winnebago Compartment Doors, Winnebago Trim Pieces, RV Accessories or any other Winnebago Part, our Winnebago specialized parts team will find what you’re looking for. With over 65 years in combined experience, the Lichtsinn RV Winnebago Parts Team Members are experts at helping you find the right part for your RV the first time and fulfilling your RV Parts Order quickly and efficiently.

To order parts from Lichtsinn RV, please call our experienced Winnebago Parts team at 1-800-343-6255 for pricing, availability and to place the order. We have the only Winnebago Parts Pricing Lookup Tool in the country on our website . We also offer a 10% discount on all Winnebago, Itasca and Winnebago Touring Coach parts for WIT Club Members. Just provide us your WIT Club # when you place your parts order to receive the discount.

Contact the experienced Lichtsinn RV Parts Department to order your Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Workhorse RV parts.

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Why Buy from Lichtsinn RV – Winnebago Product Expertise

There are several reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV – one of which is our Winnebago Product expertise.

Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago Industries, located just one mile north of the Winnebago Factory in Forest City, Iowa. Our factory trained sales consultants receive regular daily Winnebago Product Training and are afforded the opportunity to review new product and model year changes up front. Winnebago is the only new motorhome line that we carry. Therefore, our sales team can focus their training specifically on Winnebago Product.

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Each of our RV Service Consultants completes Winnebago Factory Direct Service Training to help better diagnose, answer questions and schedule any needed repairs on your Winnebago motorhome.  Many times they are able to diagnose the issue right over the phone.

Our Factory Trained RVIA/RVDA Certified Technicians provide service for your motorhome. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so. Our Flying W Customer Satisfaction Index Scores rank in the best of class for Winnebago Dealers!

In addition to a Winnebago product focused service department, we have the largest Winnebago Parts Department in the Country and with the proximity to Winnebago we are able to provide you with same-day Nationwide shipping on in-stock parts from our warehouse and Winnebago’s. We offer Winnebago, Itasca, Workhorse and Winnebago Touring Coach Parts at competitive discounts. We offer a 10% discount on Winnebago Parts for WIT members.

Lichtsinn RV has been a Winnebago Dealer for over 40 years. Our factory trained team of Winnebago product experts know Winnebago RVs inside and out. And… if there is ever a question we aren’t able to answer or help you with, we have strong relationships with the Winnebago Factory just 1 mile down the road!

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

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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 – Dedicated Support Team

There are several reasons to buy your next RV from Lichtsinn RV – one of which is your dedicated Lichtsinn RV support team.

You’ve done hours and hours of research, and now your RV purchase begins with reaching out to a dealership/s and connecting with a sales consultant/s. As you no doubt know from a prior RV purchase or the purchase of any automobile or large appliance there are many different kinds of sales people and sales approaches.

The first question everyone has is price. At Lichtsinn RV we have an up-front no hassle pricing approach. Due to our proximity to the Winnebago Factory, we have cost efficiencies over other RV Dealers that allows us to provide you this pricing.

Beyond price, you will want to work with a sales consultant who understands the RV you are hoping to purchase and provides you a no pressure environment with the intent of finding you the best RV to fit your needs answering the many questions you have along the way. At Lichtsinn RV our Factory Trained sales consultants receive regular daily Winnebago Product Training and are afforded the opportunity to review new product and model year changes up front. Winnebago is the only new motorhome line that we carry. Therefore, our sales team can focus their training specifically on Winnebago Product, so their product knowledge is extensive.  Their focus is to find the right RV for you based on how you plan to use it providing you all of the tools and information you need along the way to make the right RV purchase.

So you have your dedicated sales consultant, but what happens once you drive off the lot? Will you hear from them again?  Your need for other dealership support has just begun. Do you know who to call when you have questions about your RV, need troubleshooting tips, need service or to order parts etc.?

At Lichtsinn RV our relationship goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. We know that your experience after sale is equally if not more important than your experience before and during the purchase of your RV. Your assigned Sales, Parts, Service and Business Office Team Members will work with you to ensure that you enjoy your RV experience throughout the life of your RV.

Team

During your RV delivery, you will meet these dedicated Lichtsinn RV Team Members. Your team includes your Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, and members from our Business Office and Service and Parts Departments. Your team will support you along every step of your RV journey. They are available to answer any questions that may come up during your RV ownership including any warranty or service issues. Regardless of where you are when a question or issue arises, your dedicated Lichtsinn RV Team is just a phone call away.

At Lichtsinn RV, we are here to support you for the entire duration of your RV ownership. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV, your Lichtsinn RV Team will ensure you enjoy your RV lifestyle.

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

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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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Gifts for RVers: Parts Gift Certificate

Looking for gift ideas for the RVers in your life? A gift certificate to the Lichtsinn RV Parts Store is the perfect gift for any RVer.

Lichtsinn RV is the Top Winnebago Parts Dealer in the Country, carrying a large selection of Winnebago, Itasca, Workhorse and Winnebago Touring Coach parts and RV accessories. The RVer in your life will be able to find whatever part they are looking for. We also offer same-day shipping for in-stock parts and we ship nationwide. Plus, we offer 10% discount on Winnebago Parts to all WIT Club Members.

We carry the gear RVers are looking for like Weather Tech Mats and accessories, Surge Guard Electrical Protection, Ram Mounts, Aluminess Cargo Gear, and more.

To order a Lichtsinn RV Parts Store gift certificate please call 1-800-343-6255 to speak with one of our parts consultants or visit our website at www.lichtsinn.com/rv-parts

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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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Winnebago View, Navion and Era Winterizations

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

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If you are not interested in winterizing your RV yourself, we can help! Call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and schedule your winterization service today.

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How to Winterize Your RV – Video Tutorials

RV Winterization Videos in Our Video Library 

RV Winterization Videos

With the winter months fast approaching many RV owners must get their motorhome winterized, and ready for storage. We have recorded several RV winterization videos that will walk you through step-by-step on how to get your RV ready. In all of our videos, one of our RVDA/RVIA certified RV technicians will show you exactly what to do.

Watch our videos on winterizing below: 

If you are not interested in winterizing your RV yourself, we can help! Call our service department at 1-800-343-6255 and schedule your winterization service today.

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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The New Standard in Advanced Hose Design & Performance: Zero-g RV Marine Hoses

Research with hose purchasers overwhelmingly indicates a preference for hoses which offer light weight, easy handling, kink resistance and lasting performance. The zero-G™ advanced hose design takes these must-haves to a higher level than ever before.

Compared to traditional heavy and professional water hoses:

  • Up to 40% lighter weight than heavy duty vinyl hoses
  • Kink-free uninterrupted flow
  • Easy to store – small and compact
  • Tough G-Force™ woven fiber jacket resists leaks, abrasion and punctures.
  • 600+ psi burst rated
  • Consistent, high flow equal to a conventional 5/8” hose
  • Flexible and easy to maneuver even in cold weather down to 35°F
  • Lead Free – Drinking Water Safe

The Zero-G Hose is best used in all drinking water applications and recreational use such as RV and Marine applications. To learn more about the Zero G hose or order one please Contact us at 1-800-343-6255 or email parts@lichtsinn.com.

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