LIVE BLOG: Major expansion under way at Lichtsinn RV

January 17, 2022

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Metal sheeting panels are attached to roof framing on the new showroom addition at Lichtsinn RV.  More service bays and a parts warehouse and shipping area will be located to the west of this addition.

January 10, 2022

Kingland Construction teams install roof sections on the new showroom addition at Lichtsinn RV.

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December 14, 2021

Workers from Kingland Construction have been erecting the framework that will soon become the new Lichtsinn RV showroom.


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December 1, 2021

Unseasonably warm weather has allowed for major progress on all aspects of the Lichtsinn RV expansion project.  Concrete for the surface lot expansion has been poured and foundations for the new showroom and service bays are in place.   Campsites with electric have been installed on the north edge of the new lot.

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November 16, 2021

Ron Lichtsinn and the sales team park RVs on the new lot for the first time.

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November 12, 2021

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The surface lot expansion project east of the dealership is nearing completion.

 

November 8, 2021

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The final pour of the parking lot eastward expansion project was completed today.  Just in time as temperatures have flirted with freezing overnight recently.

 

November 5, 2021

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Crews have been working from sunrise to past sundown to get concrete work finished east of the dealership.

 

 October 25, 2021

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Progress continues on the paving and facility building projects at Lichtsinn RV.  Crews have poured the footings for the new RV indoor showroom.  The site grading is complete on the massive paving project set to begin soon.

 

October 1, 2021

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Lichtsinn RV Owner Ron Lichtsinn and Vice President and General Manager Heidi Thompson go over project plans with Eric Kingland, President of Kingland Construction.

 

October 1, 2021

Foundation work has begun
Site grading continues east of the dealership
Crews work to level ground for the lot expansion.

Foundation work began on the facility project on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Teams from Mayers Excavating have also cleared and graded a massive area in preparation for the lot expansion east of the dealership.

 

September 24, 2021

Ron Lichtsinn explains project plans at the dealership on September 21, 2021.

 

 

September 21, 2021

The wave

A ground breaking ceremony was held at Lichtsinn RV on September 21, 2021.   Dignitaries including the Forest City Mayor, city councilpersons, the Forest City Chamber of Commerce and the Forest City Economic Development were in attendance.  Representatives from Winnebago and Kingland Construction were also present along with the entire staff of Lichtsinn RV as they celebrated the launch of construction.

 

September 8, 2021

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn answer questions from staff after announcing a large-scale expansion of their Forest City, Iowa based Winnebago RV dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Ron and Hope Lichtsinn answer questions from staff after announcing a large-scale expansion of their Forest City, Iowa based Winnebago RV dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

The largest single point Winnebago Motorhome Dealership in North America is expanding with the goal of continuing to provide an RV industry leading guest experience.

Ron Lichtsinn II, owner of Lichtsinn RV, announced plans on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, to more than double the size of the Forest City, Iowa, based facility.

The expansion will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, as well as increased parts retail space to better serve their guests.  Lichtsinn RV also plans on expanding their camping facilities east of the dealership.

“As the RV lifestyle continues to grow in popularity, our team remains dedicated to making the necessary infrastructure investments needed to serve our guests,” said Lichtsinn RV General Manager, Heidi Thompson.  “Our focus on guest experience and our dedication to providing strong support to owners through their purchase, delivery and ownership experiences directly informed the decisions being made for this facilities expansion, which will include a large indoor RV showroom and fixed operations improvements featuring additional service bays, a large indoor parts warehouse and shipping center, as well as increased parts retail space to serve our guests.”

Lichtsinn RV has been recognized by Winnebago Industries, Inc., as the North American Top Dealer since 2015. They are also the largest Winnebago parts dealer in the United States.

Lichtsinn RV sells the entire line of new Winnebago motorhomes and carries extensive used inventory.

Ron Lichtsinn, center, explains expansion plans to Sales Consultants Cody Lycke, left, and Reed  Burkholder on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Ron Lichtsinn, center, explains expansion plans to Sales Consultants Cody Lycke, left, and Reed Burkholder on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Ron Lichtsinn Sr. founded the dealership in 1976.  Lichtsinn Motors sold a broad line of GM vehicles before they began selling Winnebago conversion vans in 1979 after a handshake deal with Winnebago founder John K. Hanson.

Lichtsinn’s son, Ron Lichtsinn II met his future wife, Hope, while they studied at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in the early 90’s.  Ron graduated with a degree in accounting and Hope with a degree in business management.

After returning to Iowa after successful corporate careers Ron and Hope bought the dealership in 2001.  They went on to build an expansive 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in 2014.

The latest expansion is an investment in the future said Ron Lichtsinn. “The doubling of our footprint here in Forest City, both in terms of real estate surface and facilities build, provides the capacity needed for current and long term growth for our guest base, which is the sole reason why we exist, because of our guests.   We are focusing to achieve our current best of class guest experience, evidenced by our Google and Facebook reviews, for even larger growth.  Our team members providing this experience for our guests will also be able to enjoy a better employment experience with the tools they need for continued success in their lifelong careers here at Lichtsinn RV.”

Kingland Construction Services of Forest City is the General Contractor for the project.   Kingland also built Lichtsinn RV’s current facility.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about any of our leading industry partnerships and for your Winnebago RVing needs!

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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion

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Winnebago RV Floorplans with Sleeping for 6 or More

As RVing becomes more popular, and more families look to RVing as a safe way to travel and vacation we compiled a list of the many Winnebago floorplans that sleep six or more.

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Winnebago Spirit are class C gas RVs built on the Ford Chassis. In the Minnie Winnie and Spirit you’ll find Winnebago’s industry-leading innovation. Inside each Minnie Winnie and Spirit floorplan there is plenty of space for your family and gear so you can get outdoors and bring all of the creature comforts of home with you. The Minnie Winnie and Spirit are available in 4 floorplans that can sleep 6 or more people.

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie 25B and Winnebago Spirit 25B 

Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Spirit 25B Floorplan

The 25B Floorplan does not have a slideout and features a rear corner bed, sofa bed,  dinette and overhead bed and sleeps up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie 26T and Winnebago Spirit 26T 

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The 26T Floorplan includes 2 slideouts. It has a rear queen bed, sofa bed, U-shaped dinette and an overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31H and Winnebago Spirit 31H

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The 31H Floorplan includes 2 slideouts. It has a rear queen bed, large sofa bed, U-shaped dinette, bunk beds and an overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 8 people.

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31K and Winnebago Spirit 31K

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The 31K Floorplan includes a slideout. It has a rear queen bed, sofa bed, U-shaped dinette, and an overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 7 people.

Winnebago Minnie Winnie and Winnebago Spirit for Sale

The Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar are class A gas RVs built on the Ford Chassis. When the open road calls the Vista and Sunstar answer combining time-tested, road-proven Winnebago quality with a strong heritage of innovation. The Vista and Sunstar are ideal Class A coaches for RVers of all types. The Vista and Sunstar are available in 6 floorplans that can sleep 6 or more people.

The Winnebago Vista 27P and Winnebago Sunstar 27P 

Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar Floorplans

The 27P Floorplan includes 2 slideouts. It has a rear king bed, sofa bed, dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Vista 29V and Winnebago Sunstar 29V

VI29V22The 29V Floorplan includes a full-length slideout. It has a rear queen bed, sofa bed, dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Vista 31B and Winnebago Sunstar 31B

VI31B22The 31B Floorplan includes a full-length slideout. It has a rear queen bed, sofa bed, dinette, bunk beds and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 8 people.

The Winnebago Vista 32M and Winnebago Sunstar 32M

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The 32M Floorplan includes two slideouts. It has a rear king bed, sofa bed, dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Vista 33K and Winnebago Sunstar 33K

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The 33K is a new Floorplan includes two slideouts including a full-length slideout. It boasts a bath-and-a-half, rear king bed, sofa bed, dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 7 people.

The Winnebago Vista 35U and Winnebago Sunstar 35U

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The 35U Floorplan includes two slideouts. It has a rear king bed, sofa bed, dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

Winnebago Vista and Winnebago Sunstar for Sale

The Winnebago Adventurer is class A gas RV built on the Ford Chassis. The Winnebago Adventurer is packed with user-friendly features and value. The Adventurer’s family friendly floorplans offer plenty of living space and ample storage, whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime. The Adventurer is available in 3 floorplans that can sleep 6 or more people.

The Winnebago Adventurer 29B

Winnebago Adventurer FloorplansThe 29B Floorplan includes a large full-length slideout. It has a rear queen bed, sofa bed, BenchMark dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Adventurer 35F

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The 35F Floorplan includes two slideouts. It boasts a bath-and-a-half and has a rear queen bed, extendable sectional sofa, BenchMark dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Adventurer 36Z

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The 36Z Floorplan includes three slideouts including a full-length slideout. It boasts a bath-and-a-half and has your choice of a queen or king sized bed, TrueComfort+ sofa, BenchMark dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 7 people.

Winnebago Adventurer for Sale

The Winnebago Forza is class A diesel RV built on the Freightliner XCS Chassis. The Winnebago Forza allows you to enjoy the joys of home, far from home. The Forza is designed with versatile sleeping and seating spaces with the power to create an exquisitely comfortable environment, no matter the destination. The Forza is available in 3 floorplans that can sleep 6 or more people.

The Winnebago Forza 34T

Winnebago Forza Floorplans

The 34T Floorplan includes two slideouts. It has a rear queen bed, Rest Easy Sofa, BenchMark dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 6 people.

The Winnebago Forza 36H

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The 36H Floorplan includes three slideouts. It has your choice of a queen or king sized bed, TrueComfort+ Sofa, BenchMark dinette and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 7 people.

The Winnebago Forza 38W

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The 38W Floorplan includes three slideouts. It boasts a bath-and-a-half has a rear queen bed, TrueComfort+ sofa, BenchMark dinette, bunk beds and an optional overhead bed allowing it to sleep up to 9 people.

Winnebago Forza for Sale

To find out more about any of these Winnebago RVs that sleep 6 or more people, contact a Lichtsinn RV sales consultant today!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America since 2015. 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 Launches Owner Resources Page

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At Lichtsinn RV, we pride ourselves in our industry-leading guest service with an intense focus on product knowledge. We provide an unrivaled guest experience from sales to parts to service.  Our team is readily available to you to answer any questions whether it be in person, by phone, chat, email or social media.

If you’re looking for information on Winnebago Motorhome products, we maintain an extensive video library, comprehensive blogs and monthly product newsletters.

If you are seeking additional information, Winnebago now has their own owner resources page available.   You can utilize their knowledge base to find answers to many questions you might have about Winnebago products.

The Winnebago Industries site includes manuals, service tips, parts lookup, videos, FAQs, wiring diagrams and more!

You can find this information on their website.  We also included a list of helpful links from their site below.

And of course, a Lichtsinn RV Winnebago Sales, Parts or Service team member is just a phone call, chat or text away if you don’t find the information you are looking for!  Contact us!

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive yearsLichtsinn 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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Michaela Delzer joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

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Forest City, Iowa December 2021 – Michaela Delzer has recently joined Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, in the RV Finishing and Quality Control department. She grew up in Clear Lake, Iowa and is a graduate of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School.

Delzer was previously employed at Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, as a Certified Nursing Assistant, helping patients with activities of daily living and other health care needs.

When asked what aspect of her new job she most looks forward to, Delzer said, “I am excited about seeing the faces of happy and excited guests when they see their RV for the first time.”

Outside of work, Delzer enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time with her two young children, family, and friends.

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 announces major expansion Jordan Weiland joins Lichtsinn RV in RV Finishing and Quality Control

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Stacy Anderson promoted to RV Sales Manager

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Stacy Anderson will be joining Hannah Lunning and Jason Bruckhoff as a Lichtsinn RV Sales Manager.

“Anderson’s leadership abilities, product knowledge and best of class guest service focus will contribute positively to the entire team and our entire family of RV guests from around the country,” said Lichtsinn RV General Manager Heidi Thompson.

Originally from Forest City, Iowa, Anderson is a graduate of Winona State University and came to Lichtsinn RV in 2016 from the YMCA in Forest City where she had been serving as a Senior Program Director for 20 years.

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. Stacy Anderson promoted to RV Sales Manager

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Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program

With so many Winnebago Dealers out there, how do you begin to choose the right dealer for you? Winnebago helps denote its top dealers with the Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program. This program is designed to recognize and reward Winnebago RV dealers for exceptional performance. The Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program has been revamped for 2022 and will run September 1st through August 31st.

Winnebago Flying W Dealer Excellence Program

In order to achieve 2022 Flying W recognition, dealer locations much achieve excellence in each of the following 4 areas:

DELIVERY SATISFACTION

Immediately after the registration of each new Winnebago, our guests receive a survey directly from Winnebago Industries with the question, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend this dealer to a friend or family member?” The responses are used to establish a Net Promoter Score (NPS) that indicates customer satisfaction with us as a dealer and your delivery experience with us.

To achieve Flying W Qualification in the delivery satisfaction category a dealer must achieve a NPS of at least 60, with a minimum response rate of 20% and at least 3 responses during Fiscal Year 2022.

WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICE SATISFACTION

After each warranty claim, Winnebago Industries will provide a survey to our service guests with a Net Promotor Score question to measure their satisfaction with their repair experience at our dealership. In addition to the NPS question, customers are asked a few follow up questions to guide improvement efforts.

To achieve Flying W qualification in the warranty repair service satisfaction category a dealer must achieve a NPS of at least 30, with a minimum response rate of 20% and at least 3 responses during Fiscal Year 2022.

LEAD RESPONSE TIMES

In a world of real-time chat, instant order confirmation and same-day delivery, consumers expect quick response times to their inquiries. For an interested RV prospect, we are tasked with following up as quickly as possible to ensure we are responsive and customer-focused.

To achieve Flying W qualification in the lead response time category 80% of the leads we receive as a dealership from Winnebago’s lead program must be responded to within 3 hours of delivery each month during Fiscal Year 2022.

BUSINESS GROWTH

As RV sales continue to set new records, the Flying W program will include business growth as a qualifying criterion

The above results are consolidated and reported in a Flying W scorecard, available to our dealership.

At Lichtsinn RV we are proud to have received the Flying W Customer Service Satisfaction Award (previously called the Circle of Excellence Award) each year for the past 28 years. You will want to think twice if  you are working with another dealership who has not received this award which a really just a baseline for how a knowledgeable and guest focused dealership should operate.

Contact a Lichtsinn RV Sales, Parts or Service team member today and let us show you why we have received this award year over year. Experience the Best at Lichtsinn RV!

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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Jordan Weiland promoted to Senior Lead in Finishing and Quality Control at Lichtsinn RV

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FOREST CITY – Jordan Weiland has been promoted to Senior Lead in the RV Finishing and Quality Control department at Lichtsinn RV.

Weiland will lead the Finishing and Quality Control team in unit scheduling, quality improvements and standards.  He will provide daily direction within the department.

Jordan Weiland is a graduate of West Hancock High School and attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa studying psychology and playing football.

Outside of work, Weiland enjoys working out, thrifting, and spending time his son.

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. Jordan Weiland promoted to Senior Lead in Finishing and Quality Control at Lichtsinn RV

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Janelle Gilbertson promoted to Fixed Operations Administration Manager at Lichtsinn RV

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FOREST CITY – Janelle Gilbertson has been promoted to Fixed Operations Administration Manager at Lichtsinn RV.  With this newly created position, Janelle will provide leadership, development, and management to administrative support roles within the Fixed Operations Department.  She has been employed at Lichtsinn RV since 2016.

Janelle’s skills will be used to help improve and streamline process by targeting improvements in parts and service administration, warranty, accounting, shipping and inventory management.

Gilbertson was previously employed at Winnebago Industries where she worked in the engineering department and assisted in creating operator manuals, maintained drawings, modeled components and assisted bill of materials with documentation.

She lives in Joice with her husband Jeremy and their two girls.

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. Janelle Gilbertson promoted to Fixed Operations Administration Manager at Lichtsinn RV

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A Lichtsinn RV Advantage: Training and Professional Development

Lichtsinn RV is committed to providing industry-leading professional development and training for all Lichtsinn RV Team Members.

From our sales team to our service department, each member of the Lichtsinn staff gets specialized training and certification that is specific to the RV industry.
Lichtsinn RV Team Training

With eyes solely focused on the bottom line, many RV Dealerships cut costs.  They put people into roles for which they have little or no experience or training.   We hear horror stories from guests about experiences they have at other dealerships with consultants that have very little product knowledge and say anything it takes to make a sale.

This is not how it works at Lichtsinn RV.   We pride ourselves in having the best trained, most experienced and knowledgeable staff in the industry.  This is a major advantage when choosing Lichtsinn RV for all your Winnebago motorhome needs.

Sales: Every member of our sales staff trains for 2 months or longer before they even speak to their first guest.   The on-boarding process includes both internal training and external professional training.    The sales staff is also factory-trained on Winnebago models and floorplans.  Every day the sales consultants meet with sales managers that keep them abreast of new product developments.  Also, the entire sales team meets regularly for staff in-service training.  There isn’t an RV sales consultant more educated than the consultants at Lichtsinn RV.   In addition to receiving regular daily Winnebago product training our sales consultants have 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 products.

Service:  Lichtsinn RV is America’s closest RV dealer to Winnebago Industries. This provides the opportunity for each of our RV Service Consultants to complete Winnebago Factory Direct Service Training to help better diagnose, answer questions and schedule any needed repairs on your RV. Each service technician at Lichtsinn RV has earned RVIA/RVDA Certification. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so. The Lichtsinn RV Service technicians also have regular training with the Lichtsinn RV Fixed Operations Director who keeps them apprised of any changes/updates/bulletins we have received from Winnebago that the technicians may need to be aware of while servicing your RV.

Parts:  Our parts consultant have over 85 years of combined Winnebago parts experience.  We sell more Winnebago parts than any other dealer in the country.   Not only do they know exactly what part you are looking for, they can get it for you faster and more reliably than anywhere else. Winnebago does not sell parts directly to the consumer, so parts must be purchased through a Winnebago Dealer.

Finance and Insurance: Our Business Managers train daily on industry related issues. They meet regularly with representatives of the national lenders and insurance companies we work with to ensure we are providing you the most competitive and flexible financing options that best suit your needs. They have also successfully completed the F&I University Academy.

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Industry-leading training and professional development is the secret to our success.  That’s one of the key reasons why Lichtsinn RV has been named the number one volume Winnebago dealer in North America by Winnebago Industries for the last six consecutive years.  We have also been the top motorhome dealer in Iowa for the last 19 consecutive years. We know investing in our team’s training is investing in our future. And most importantly, provides our team the knowledge and tools to provide you the Motorhome experience that you deserve.

Give us a call at (641) 585-3213 for all your RV needs.

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.  A Lichtsinn RV Advantage: Training and Professional Development

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The Best Inspection in the Business: A Lichtsinn RV Advantage

As more and more people join the RVing community throughout the country, one thing is certain, Motorhomes have become increasingly complicated with advancements in RV electrical systems, heating and cooling, plumbing, space-making slide outs and internet connectivity.

These aren’t the machines our parents’ generation traveled in.  As a result, the importance of the pre-delivery inspection has grown exponentially.  A pre-delivery inspection (PDI) is exactly what it sounds like.  At Lichtsinn RV, we thoroughly inspect your new or pre-owned motorhome before you take possession of your RV.

LIchtsinn RV Service Technician Jeremy Hanna performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.
Lichtsinn RV Service Technician, Jeremy Hanna, performs a pre-delivery inspection on a new Winnebago motorhome.

At Lichtsinn RV we have the best Pre-Delivery Inspection in the industry

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. Know in advance that the lowest price is not usually synonymous with the best buying experience.

At Lichtsinn RV, before you take possession of your RV, it will go through an extensive pre-delivery inspection. During this inspection one of our technicians perform an exhaustive series of tests on your RVs functional systems and they also look for cosmetic and fitment issues.  They work with a checklist of 172 items that they inspect on each new RV.  Each RV is also road tested.

Every RV pre-delivery inspection takes at least four hours and is valued at over $600.   However, we don’t charge you for this service as some dealers do.  It is simply part of our commitment to providing you the best RV experience possible.

Advanced technology requires advanced training

Your pre-delivery inspection will be completed by one of our factory trained RVIA/RVDA Certified RV Technicians. This certification provides you the assurance that the technician working on your RV has the specific skills needed to do so.

Many of our technicians have also actually previously worked at Winnebago and have unique product knowledge due to this experience that many others may not have.

Our technicians are among the most knowledgeable RV technicians in the country.  They are experts on every motorhome Winnebago sells…inside and out.

Why is a good Inspection important?

We’ve read the horror stories in online forums and heard from guests who have previously bought elsewhere about buying an RV from a dealership that doesn’t put an emphasis on pre-delivery inspections.  Or they simply don’t perform them at all — Here’s the keys!  Enjoy!  Then 1000 miles down the road you have big, big problems.

At Lichtsinn RV we’d rather handle things before you get here to pick up your RV.  Our thorough inspection helps us to find issues ahead of your arrival. If there is an issue, we fix it.  With our close proximity to the Winnebago factory we can often get the needed parts the same day. When you come here for delivery, if you should find any issues while you are here, again, we just have a quick 1 mile trip to Winnebago to get the part needed for your RV to get you on the road and our certified technicians have the expertise to do so.

Stay in our campground; get to know your motorhome

After a thorough orientation on your RV, we invite you to stay in your RV on our on-site campground. This allows you to put your new or used motorhome through the paces.  There is so much information covered in your complimentary orientation, it is easy to forget a thing or two. This provides you the opportunity to stay overnight with us, so that we are available just outside your doorstep the next day to answer any questions that you may have.

Our team will stand behind you

It’s inevitable. Occasionally an issue arises on a system that tested fine during the inspection.  Unlike many dealerships, we are there for you until you get the issue resolved whether it is something we do internally or if it requires a chassis dealer or a 3rd party vendor.   At Lichtsinn RV our relationship goes far beyond your initial RV purchase. The Lichtsinn RV team will stand behind you for the life of your RV.

Call Lichtsinn RV to find out more about our pre-delivery inspection process and for your all your Winnebago RVing needs!

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. Lichtsinn RV announces major expansion

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