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Old 10-02-2017, 05:45 AM   #1
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We are new Minnie Winnie 22M owners and just joined the group. We've been RV's for around 15 yrs in a pop-up, a 5'er and for last 7 years a 32' Gulfstream class C. We are also boaters and have a 19' bay boat that we tow on majority of our camping trips. So, we don't use a toad and depend on MH to get around in. With the kids grown and out on their own, we thought downsizing to something in the 24' range would make maneuvering around easier. The little I've driven the 22M since delivery on Saturday, it is much more nimble!
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the group. Hope you enjoy your new motor home.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:09 PM   #3
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We are new Minnie Winnie 22M owners and just joined the group. We've been RV's for around 15 yrs in a pop-up, a 5'er and for last 7 years a 32' Gulfstream class C. We are also boaters and have a 19' bay boat that we tow on majority of our camping trips. So, we don't use a toad and depend on MH to get around in. With the kids grown and out on their own, we thought downsizing to something in the 24' range would make maneuvering around easier. The little I've driven the 22M since delivery on Saturday, it is much more nimble!
We are planning on purchasing a new MW 22M. Can you tell me what mileage you have been getting? Do you have any recommendations for options? Are there any things you especially like or dislike about it? Have you had any issues with it?

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Old 02-25-2018, 06:21 AM   #4
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Iíve not checked mileage but it seems to be slightly better than our previous 32ft class C which was around 7 to 9 mpg depending on speed, headwind, etc.

We bought unit from dealer inventory and it has the convenience package which includes most every option needed. We donít have the cameras on mirrors which might be nice. If I had choice, I would delete oven but add convection microwave for more storage space.

So far, we love it. Kids are grown so just wife and I now. So, size isnít issues. Iíve read some folks say they would not want the bed slide but we donít find it an issue.

Ive posted more info from trips and mods on the Minnie Winnie Owners Facebook group.
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:23 PM   #5
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Drain line question for you

We also just purchased a 22m, while winterizing I opened drains under the dinet cushion, 3 of them, I for got if I returned them to the normal operating position, can you put a picture of how they should be thank you.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:22 AM   #6
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We also just purchased a 22m, while winterizing I opened drains under the dinet cushion, 3 of them, I for got if I returned them to the normal operating position, can you put a picture of how they should be thank you.
I did same thing so once I figured out positions, I drew diagram on underside of the small cover that goes over them. Hopefully, I've posted link to a picture of it and, even more hopefully, my diagram makes sense.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...c4dXZxVjY5c0h3
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:20 PM   #7
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We are new Minnie Winnie 22M owners and just joined the group. We've been RV's for around 15 yrs in a pop-up, a 5'er and for last 7 years a 32' Gulfstream class C. We are also boaters and have a 19' bay boat that we tow on majority of our camping trips. So, we don't use a toad and depend on MH to get around in. With the kids grown and out on their own, we thought downsizing to something in the 24' range would make maneuvering around easier. The little I've driven the 22M since delivery on Saturday, it is much more nimble!
Congrats on your new (fantastic) 22M!!

For a small RV, I assume you are aware of it's great water tank capacities and generous propane tank capacity? It sounds like it's well optioned, too.

The 22M is a great little Class C to get around in ...and with all the comforts of home when you get there. Is your's on the Ford E350 or Ford E450 chassis? As you know, you can get that chassis serviced, repaired, and refueld just about anywhere.

Enjoy!

(Kindof in the same category as what you have - we have a Winnebago Itasca 24V Class C on a Ford E450 chassis, and it has been an incredible RV for us.)
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:13 PM   #8
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Thank you so much it was perfect, I'm doing the same, love our new Minnie, any trouble with yours?
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:48 PM   #9
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Hi All! We've had our 22M since October. Unfortunately I'm the one you may have read about on this forum that has had a problem with finding a LOT of rust under my new 2018. But other than THAT, we really love our rig. One thing we did to make it a bit more comfortable for the two of was to remove the dining table (since we will never use it for a bed) and replaced it with a 24" diameter round table top that we bought at Lowes and stained it. It's much easier now getting around to the sofa area to watch TV and relax. You also will find that the slide out bed has a 1 1/4" drop that can be uncomfortable when sleeping since the cushions provided are both the same thickness. What I did there was to purchase a 30" wide luan plywood slab also from Lowes, and cut it just short of the length of the bed. I glued in an end to the cut edge. It's the perfect depth and the cushions now are level. Its light and you can easily slide it under the mattress when you close the slide. JUST DON'T FORGET TO DO THIS. OH, you definitely want to replace the annoying kitchen faucet. I bought a replacement on line and now I have a retractable spritzer and it doesn't splash EVERYWHERE when you rinse your dinnerware. We purchased a used Jeep Liberty and now pull it with a Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar. After much research I felt this was the least expensive way to go as it includes the vehicle brake system as well. Be sure to change the oil early and use a fully synthetic oil when you replace it. Can't think of much else to say here. It looks like I'll be doing some work on my rust problem since Winnebago and CW pretty much told me I was on my own. Otherwise like I said earlier we are enjoying it.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:31 PM   #10
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We also bought a 22M last fall and really haven't had a chance to go on a trip on it yet. We also stated out with a Coleman Pop-Up then a 15' Riverside Retro trailer, then a 19' Riverside Retro. We bought two E-Bikes to travel around with. We are leaving on March 24th for a three week trip to the Keys. It has been so cold and snowy here haven't been able to do much to the motor home.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:59 PM   #11
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Mine is the 350 ford, seems to ride nice, has tons of power, is it your truck underbody rusted or the house area?
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #12
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Tony, we have slept in ours 5 nites and did not notice a uneven bed, is it lower at the foot or head? How have the rest of you deal with the two piece bed? Does the short queen fitted sheets hold the two together? Our mattress is not beveled like some I've seen it just but up together, thanks for the help.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:30 PM   #13
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The rust is pretty much everywhere. The worst areas are the Winnebago added panels that were welded on. Take a look at my original post where I've attached a few pics. http://www.winnieowners.com/forums/f...ng-353337.html
The nuts and exposed bolts are already disintegrating and whatever panels they added that may have been painted at the time all have rust bubbling through the paint. Such as the area under the battery compartment and the bracket holding the cables for the tank drains. I should have crawled in the mud the day I did my PDI and looked under the coach, but who would have expected that? Now, as far as the bed. The ridge is the whole width of the slide out. It's where the plywood under the mattress slide, slides out from under the stationary piece of plywood. There is over an inch ridge where the two edges meet. (at least on mine) and its in the middle of our backs with the bed out. I'd take a pic but we're loaded for this weeks trip. If you don't have that, I WILL send a pic of mine this week because I'd love to see yours.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:48 PM   #14
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Sounds good thanks, I would fight them on the rust issue.
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