Why Winnebago: Rotocast Holding Tanks

Winnebago has several manufacturing methods that cause customers to choose Winnebago over other RV manufacturers. One method is Winnebago’s rotational molded components manufactured in our Rotocast facility. Having the ability to manufacture components like water tanks, luggage compartments, heat ducts, and wheel wells in our own facility lets us maximize space, ensure optimal weight distribution, and make spare parts available years down the road. Rotocast Facility

In the Rotocast facility, polyethylene powder is placed into specially shaped molds. These molds are heated, changing the powder to liquid, rotated to distribute the liquid evenly, and cooled to produce the hardened seamless parts. Winnebago produces more than 3.5 million pounds of rotocast goods annually, each component designed to precisely fit its specific application. And because we own the molds, we know parts will be available for years to come.

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EasyStart Soft Starter for RVs

Imagine an engine that can run but not start your car for example. What good is that? LRA is the problem the EasyStart solves with generators, inverters and other power sources. Most small generators and inverters placed in RVs are large enough to run and air conditioner. But RVers complain about the big and heavy generators for the split second needed to start an A/C unit. With EasyStart, the user can both run and start on lesser power. And it does that at the time when you need it most, in high humidity and temperatures.

The EasyStart makes for gentle ramping of your air conditioner’s compressor engine when starting. If you are not convinced, Google our loyal following’s online comments. Works with every RV rooftop air conditioner.

How Can EasyStart Help on Your Next RV or Marine Trip?

  • Starts your A/C without having to buy a second or bigger generator
  • Runs 2 A/C on 30-Amp power
  • Silences the bumps in the night. Sleep with less noise and cool all through the night
  • Runs your A/C with more appliances at the same time without worry

For more information, please reach out to the Lichtsinn RV parts department by calling 1-800-343-6255 or emailing parts@lichtsinn.com.

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Why Winnebago: Steel Corrosion Protection

Winnebago utilizes extensive amounts of steel in the manufacturing of their motorhomes for strength and durability. It is critically important to Winnebago 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.

Watch our video on the e-coating system here.

E-Coating Process

Critical steel structural components are processed through a multi‑stage full immersion electro­coating (e-coating) system. E-coating is also used by leading automotive companies to protect their vehicles from corrosion. The e-coat system processes pieces and parts through a 10-stage, full-immersion electrocoating system. The first 7 stages are used for pre-treatment and involve cleaning, treating (with a nano-ceramic conversion coating) and deionized for conductivity. The final three stages are used for the e-coat and rinse cycles. Electro-deposition is accomplished by charging the components with electricity, and then paint film is bonded to the body to a desired thickness. Many of our competitors apply a simple spray-on paint that doesn’t reach or protect nooks and crannies.

Winnebago’s e-coating process provides owners a quality advantage and extends the life of their motorhomes. It is just another reason why Winnebago is better than the rest.

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Why Winnebago: SmartSpace Design Features

SmartSpace: Make the Most of Every Inch

Winnebago’s SmartSpace design philosophy encourages the use of innovative features to make the most efficient use of the available space in each coach. This design philosophy has led to the creation of features such as the BenchMark full comfort dinette that has hidden storage compartments below the flip-up seats, full-extension drawer slides, and an extendable sectional sofa found in several of Winnebago’s coaches. From the Rest Easy multi-position lounge to the unique pull-out pantries, you’ll find a variety of SmartSpace features across our entire lineup of motorhomes.

Expandable Dinette in Winnebago Vita 24P

You will find SmartSpace influenced design features in the following models:

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Winnebago Solis Makes Curbed’s Best Camper Vans of 2019 List

Winnebago’s Solis campervan was recently recognized by Curbed.com, an online publication, as one of the top 9 campervans for 2019.

Read the original article here.

Winnebago debuted two new camper vans this year, the Boldt and the Solis. Already well known for the Revel, a converted 144-inch Mercedes Sprinter with four-wheel drive, Winnebago is looking to grow its share of the camper van market.

Billed as a four-season pop-up camper built on the Ram Promaster chassis, the Solis is also Winnebago’s most affordable camper van with a 2020 price tag of $100,667. What’s exciting for potential buyers is that the Solis delivers sleeping space for four thanks to a rear double-bed area that converts to seating during the day. Buyers can opt for a queen-size Murphy bed that drops down, or—and this is key for families—a sofa bed that includes two additional three-point seat belts. This means that parents can safely drive and sleep their kiddos, either in the optional sofa bed or in the two chairs up front.

Whichever option you choose, two people can enjoy the rear sleeping space while another two people can sleep in the fiberglass pop-top area that includes the Froli sleeping system and three windows.

See our Winnebago Solis inventory here.

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Why Winnebago: Building the Best RVs for 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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Top Questions from Our Webcast on the Frequently Asked Questions about Winnebago’s Class B Lineup

We recently held a webcast covering the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Winnebago’s Class B lineup – Winnebago Travato, Revel and Boldt. You can watch the webcast here.

Read our top questions from the webcast below –

  1. In terms of the Truma System, can I use it to heat my coach when I don’t have water in the coach? Yes, it can be used if the RV is winterized.
  2. Are all Winnebago B-Vans 4-Season RVs and what does that mean? As of today, all campervans from Winnebago are four-season. While that is a loose term, for us can you use this in cooler temps? Winnebago has added automotive-grade insulation to all of the campervans and has fully enclosed pressurized water lines. The Travato and the Boldt have heating pads on the holding tanks allowing guests to dump the tanks in sub-freezing temperatures, while the Revel has a cassette toilet.
  3. How do these vans come from the OEM – Mercedes-Benz and Ram – Is Winnebago improving the insulation or any other improvements? The chassis will come as a shell, with exposed sheet metal. Winnebago adds all the insulation and builds the interior components of the campervan. Winnebago is an accredited upfitter of Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter which allows them to add functional windows, unlike some competitors.
  4. Why is my lithium pack not charging? The shut down temperature in the Pure3 system is 37 degrees and if it hits there the lithium pack will not charge.
  5. What has the best ground clearance? The Winnebago Revel has 8” of ground clearance and the Winnebago Travato has 7” of ground clearance.
  6. What is 4WD offered in? The Winnebago Revel (standard 4WD) and it is optional on the Winnebago Boldt.
  7. What are the key differences between the Winnebago Boldt and the Winnebago Era? Why is the Boldt more expensive? The Boldt has the Pure3 lithium system while the Winnebago Era has the Cummins-Onan LP generator is the key factor that drives the cost.
  8. What is the best campervan if I want to bring several passengers? The Travato and Revel have seatbelts for four while the Boldt has seat belts for up to 6.
  9. What is located under the bench seat in the Travato 59G? In non-lithium Travato it houses the freshwater tank, in the lithium Travato it houses some of the Pure3 system components.
  10. What are our guest’s overall experiences with homeowner associations (HOA) on campervans from Winnebago? Overall, they are favorable. Winnebago uses automotive-grade paint with sleek exteriors that do not look like your typical RV. We have guests that pull the small exterior graphics – like the Winnebago logo to really make the van look stealth.
  11. Will the new Eras have similar insulation to the Winnebago Boldt? Yes, it will.
  12. What is the timeframe on the Winnebago Solis? We are expecting our first Solis at the end of January 2020.
  13. How easy is it to use the pop-top in the Winnebago Solis? It is very easy to use!
  14. Will the Era have the same chassis options as the Winnebago Boldt? Yes, it will have the same creature comforts and safety features as the Winnebago Boldt.
  15. Can you use Sumo Springs on the Boldt? Yes, there are options from SumoSprings on the Mercedes-Benz chassis. However, it is one of the most comfortable, best-riding vehicle Winnebago has made.
  16. Can you install a muffler for the generator? They are typically called a resonator. They improve the exterior noise of the generator.
  17. Can I sleep with the bed in the Winnebago Revel half way up? Yes, you can use it in any position.
  18. How does grade-braking work on the Boldt? It uses the power of the transmission to assist in your braking.
  19. Where do we see the Winnebago Solis entering our lineup? We think it is a new segment based on the features. It is built to be rugged and durable with the underscore being simple.
  20. What is the fuel economy between the chassis offerings? The ProMaster is about 16 – 18 mpg and the Sprinter is typically seeing 18 – 21 mpg.

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Why Winnebago: Winnebago’s SuperStructure Cab Construction

As the largest Winnebago Dealer in North America, we speak to thousands of interested RV buyers each year. Typically, they have already chosen a Winnebago product for a variety of reasons – Winnebago’s innovative products, best-in-class features and many more. However, one reason we hear over and over is Winnebago’s quality is far superior to every other RV manufacturer in the U.S.A.

You can watch our video explaining how Winnebago motorhomes are made here.

A key reason why Winnebago’s product quality is far superior is their legendary SuperStructure construction design. Winnebago refers to their industry-leading construction design (in the Class A and Class C motorhome product lines) as the SuperStructure.Winnebago's SuperStructure Construction Design

The SuperStructure has four main components that make it so super! –

Interlocking Joints – Winnebago uses a specially designed interlocking joint to connect the floor, sidewalls, and roof to evenly distribute the weight, so our “empty shell” is so strong it doesn’t need internal reinforcement. Many competitors rely on simply screwing and gluing their sidewalls and roof together. But with all the weight borne only by those screws, the resulting structure is so weak it requires interior walls and cabinets for stability.

Laser-Cut Tubing – Precision laser cutters create precise joints in structural steel that are stronger and require less welding. While some manufacturers use less-accurate manual saws or cut-off saws. Winnebago’s precision laser cutter can also cut shapes into a tube, and even etches the length of each part directly onto the tube.

Thermo-Panel Sidewalls – By layering fiberglass and high-density block foam insulation with welded aluminum support structures, we create some of the industry’s strongest, most durable and lightweight sidewalls.

E-Coating – To help minimize corrosion, metal parts and components can feature one of several protective coating processes. Critical steel structural components are processed through a multi‑stage full immersion electro-­coating (e-coating) system. E-coating is also used by leading automotive companies to protect their vehicles from corrosion.

Winnebago also uses steel, not wood (like other manufacturers), to create a strong, durable cab substructure. Winnebago mounts the windshields securely with non-hardening sealants, just like an automobile. By using an advanced alignment system when mounting the cab to the chassis, Winnebago ensures a sturdy, square foundation.

There are several other reasons why Winnebago’s quality is superior to other manufacturers. If you are interested in learning more about Winnebago motorhomes, the sales, service and parts team at Lichtsinn RV are subject matter experts on all things Winnebago. You can call us at 1-800-343-6255 or visit our website here.

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Gifts for RVers: Harvest Host Membership

Looking for gift ideas for the RVers in your life? A Harvest Host Membership may be perfect!

Harvest Hosts is an online program for RVers looking for unique overnight campsites at wineries, breweries and farms for free. Your membership benefits include:

  • Online Directory of Hosts that will allow you access to park overnight, for free (but please remember to support them for their kindness). Each Host has their own information page that gives you a description of the Host, hours of operation, contact information, website/Facebook locations, amenities, photos, and reviews.
  • Membership Dashboard to allow you to –
    • View and make changes to your account
    • Download your Harvest Hosts membership card and vehicle badge
    • Upload your reviews and photos for the Hosts you visit on your travel adventures
  • Interactive Host Map that allows you to –
    • Search Hosts by State, Locations, or Route
    • Create trips to save Hosts that look interesting to you.
  • Apps for your mobile device
  • Monthly Newsletter introducing you to new Hosts and Harvest Hosts Happenings
  • Customer Service department dedicated to helping you.

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12 Days of Motorhomes: The Winnebago Revel, A True 4×4 RV

In honor of the timeless Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas, we are featuring 12 Winnebago models that you will want to add to your Christmas list!

The Winnebago Revel

Winnebago Revel

Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure with a straightforward design and function driven features. Taking full advantage of the 4×4 Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter chassis, the Revel’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel puts 325 lbs.- ft. of torque through an on demand 4WD system, complete with high and low range and hill descent mode for added off road capability.

Inside, the Revel’s unique features start with a floorplan designed around a Power Lift Bed with a 140 cu. ft. gear garage below. This allows for a 49 x 79 inch cross coach sleeping area. A full galley, including a 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, makes meal prep a breeze, while the all in one bath and gear closet boasts a cassette style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Add a standard solar power system that is expandable to 510 watts, diesel powered Espar hydronic heating and hot water, a dinette with a pull up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features and the result is the new Revel: quite simply the most off road capable RV Winnebago has ever built.

Storage and living space are maximized by the flared body and Power Lift Bed that converts to a 49 x 79 inch sleeping surface. Welded aluminum cabinet face frames, dual pane windows with insulated shades, snap in screens for fresh air circulation, and an available quieter Mach 10 NDQ AC system all contribute to the Revel’s off the grid livability.

Winnebago Revel Highlights:

  • 4WD Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Chassis
  • All-in-Gear Closet and Wet Bath
  • Powerlift Bed
  • Gear Garage

See our Winnebago Revel Inventory

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