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Old 11-30-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Micro Minnie 5th Wheel

I can't find the any Micro Minnie 5th wheel on a dealership lot anywhere. Can anyone shed any light on when it might be made available?

Also it would be helpful if the company would differentiate the 5th wheels from the bumper towables.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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The Winnebago website just says "coming soon," so I suppose they don't have a release date yet.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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I can't find the any Micro Minnie 5th wheel on a dealership lot anywhere. Can anyone shed any light on when it might be made available?

Also it would be helpful if the company would differentiate the 5th wheels from the bumper towables.
Hello, I just purchased a Micro Minnie 2405RL 5th wheel trailer with delivery in a week.
FYI, You can find several RG (Rear Galley) models on dealer's lots now. I was told by Winnebago that they began production of the RG first followed by the RL (Rear Living). They should begin the RB (Rear Bath) production in July.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:13 AM   #4
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Last week we went to St. Louis and saw the 2405rl. It was nice. My wife liked it. You can still use kitchen, and bath with the slide closed which is good. I am suspicious of anything when first introduced. The one we were in had an MSRP of over $40,000.00.

The salesman said that there has not been a strong demand for it so they only ordered one to see what happens. If anyone lives nearby it is at Travers St Louis RV.

I am not sure a fifth wheel is for us, I like my truck bed space. It did look cute setting in the lot with all the other monster size fifth wheels around it.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:25 PM   #5
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Brought it home today on I-44 with 45 mph wind gusts. Trailered great! This is a great truck and trailer for my needs.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:40 AM   #6
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Looks great. We have several friends who would not have anything but a fifth wheel. It would be great if you keep us posted how you like it and how it works out for you since it is a brand new model.
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Looks great. We have several friends who would not have anything but a fifth wheel. It would be great if you keep us posted how you like it and how it works out for you since it is a brand new model.
I'll keep updating my post. MSRPs are a joke. I purchased mine for $29,500 from AOK RV Sales in Laurie, MO. A perfect buying experience. They are exactly what you hope for when looking for a trailer! They provided product information professionally without being aggressive, kept me updated on the delivery date, ordered and installed the hitch to the manufacture's specification plus they took great care to protect my vehicle, all the paperwork was ready and processed quickly without pressure, and they even give you a starter gift bag of useful RV supplies plus two free nights stay at their campground on the lake. What a great company!
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We did not want to lose our truck bed. We had a factory authorized gooseneck hitch installed on our 5th wheel and use that with the fold down gooseneck ball that was already on our truck. Works great! We did not lose any thing with this set up. But we did make sure that it was okay with the factory and that we bought the hitch that they recommended.
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Sounds like a good setup. I considered a Reese GooseBox but other 5th wheel owner's complaints of frame twist damage lead to my buying the Anderson hitch.
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KMG, what were the features/reasons that lead you to choose the small fifth wheel, over the travel trailer version? I understand the advantage of a large and heavy trailer being a fifth wheel.

I am just doing research myself, and have never pulled a fifth wheel. The tt we have, and have had for several years is a little Casita weighing only 3200 lbs fully loaded so it is a totally different animal, but I can pull it at 80 mph all day.

The reason we are considering a small fifth wheel is simply that we like the separate sleeping area, but am interested in what other advantages you have found.

As I mentioned in the previous post I like having my truck bed which we use to transport a side by side, motorcycle etc.

I know what you mean by the MSRP having little bearing on final purchase price, but fifth wheels are traditionally more expensive than tt's, and the Micro Minnie fifth wheel appears to follow suite. It does appear you got a good deal on it.

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That is the unit we have on our trailer. We made sure we bought what Lippert recommended. We had heard the stories about frame damage and did not want any problems.
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Tim, I chose a fifth wheel for maneuverability, shorter combined truck and trailer
length compared to a similar TT, and a smoother ride in the truck. I chose the Micro Minnie because it is 7 feet wide, weighs only 5,500 pounds dry, has a dry bath (separate shower), has exceptional ground clearance, uses a torsion bar suspension, and has a bedroom area that doesn't require storing your bedding so you can use it as your dinning area. My last truck and trailer was 76 feet overall length so I'm looking forward to traveling with a smaller rig.

Lucy, How do you like the ride your GooseBox provides?
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We like the Goosebox. It is very easy to hook up and tows well. So far, no problems.
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KMG, That's quite a rig right there. You must have a large family.
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