What Exactly is the “Crucial Engine Break-in Period”

A major advantage to buying your new Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV – the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America is our proximity to Winnebago’s Motorhome Division in Forest City, Iowa. Our dealership is located 1 mile from Winnebago Industries, so if you buy a Winnebago from Lichtsinn RV you don’t have to worry about whether a delivery driver ate, drank, or lived in your brand-new RV before you could.

A dealer that is more geographically proximate to you might not tell you about how crucial the first 1,000 miles is for engine break-in because your Winnebago could arrive with 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. The chassis manufacturers have recommendations for breaking in the engine. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV you can control the critical break-in period and not leave it up to a delivery driver towing their personal vehicle across the country.

The manufacturers recommend –

  1. No towing for the first 1,000 miles
  2. No full throttle starts for the first 1,000 miles
  3. Use varying speeds every couple hours to seat the cylinders in the new engine

When you purchase a Winnebago from a geographically proximate dealer, the Winnebago was driven, by a transport company, from the motorhome factory in Forest City, Iowa (where Lichtsinn RV is Located) to the dealer. While your RV is in transport, the driver will often tow a personal vehicle behind it – violating the manufacturers’ first recommendation for engine break-in protocol. As for the other two – no full-throttle starts and using varying speeds – you can not be certain that good or safe driving techniques were employed during the transportation process.

Winnebago Revel in Transport

At Lichtsinn RV, you will not have to worry about how your engine will be broken in because you will be the one doing it!

Experience the Best℠ at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last four consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

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