What Exactly is the “Crucial RV 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 the Winnebago Motorhome Factory, 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 did.

A dealer that is more geographically proximate to you might not tell you about how crucial the first 1,000 miles is for the engine break-in period if your new Winnebago you are looking at there already has the 1,000 miles or more on it before you even step foot inside the coach. Motorhome Chassis manufacturers have recommendations for correctly breaking in the engine. When you purchase from Lichtsinn RV you can control the critical engine break-in period and not leave it up to a delivery driver towing their personal vehicle across the country.

The manufacturers recommend the following for proper engine break-in:

  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 of 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. The other manufacturer recommendations, no full-throttle starts and using varying speeds may or may not be followed by your delivery driver. You can not be certain that good or safe driving techniques were employed during the transportation process of your new RV.

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When you purchase your new Winnebago Motorhome from Lichtsinn RV, you will be the one driving your RV during the crucial engine break-in period. You can ensure you are following the manufacturer break-in recommendations which your Orientation Specialist will review with you during your included thorough orientation. Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about the crucial motorhome engine break-in period or to find out more about Winnebago Motorhomes from Lichtsinn RV. 

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