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Old 05-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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We are shopping for our first towable and fell in love with the Minnie 1801. It is definitely a step up from tent camping...I won't know what to do with myself not having to go in and out of bear boxes!! Anyway,does anyone have experience with this model? Loves or dislikes? It seems to have everything we need. Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Sorry I can't help with your question. I do want to welcome you to iRV2. Hopefully someone will come along who can answer your question.

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Hi Laurel. From photos we've seen, those Minnies really look like well built units for such a lightweight trailer.

As for the 1801, DW says it doesn't look as if there is any counter space between the sink and the cook-top. She likes just a tiny space there for preparation, etc. I guess you can use a cover on half the sink for that purpose, however. The sink is a nice size.

We'd also like to be able to view the TV from bed. It may be difficult to do that comfortably in that configuration.

Post back if you do buy it.

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Laurel---we just bought the 2101 and I can tell you the Winnebago Minnie is a fantastic camper!
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Laurel62,

Here are some things to check on the Mini:

1. Can you sit down on the toilet and close the bathroom door?

2. Can you sit comfortably sit behind the steering wheel?

3. Is there enough room on the bed?

4. Think about being stuck in the Mini on a rainy day.

5. As mentioned earlier, do you have enough room to prepare a meal?

6. Can you take a shower?

Hope these "tests" help you.

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Laurel62,

Here are some things to check on the Mini:

1. Can you sit down on the toilet and close the bathroom door?

2. Can you sit comfortably sit behind the steering wheel?

3. Is there enough room on the bed?

4. Think about being stuck in the Mini on a rainy day.

5. As mentioned earlier, do you have enough room to prepare a meal?

6. Can you take a shower?

Hope these "tests" help you.

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He's in trouble if he is sitting behind the steering wheel in his Minnie 1801
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #7
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Gary----you caught that did ya? All kidding aside, Bob has some good points.

1. I'm not a little gal ( ok--I'm 5'6"----but I've got too much meat on me)---no problem sitting and shutting. Of course, if ur 6 ft or taller Your knees would stick farther out. It's a nice sized bathroom.

2. N/A

3. Bed is nice and wide BUT it is short. Fine for me and DH (5'8"). But would be a factor for someone taller.

4. Rainy days, etc were one reason we liked it ---but that would depend on how many in your group and how much space they need.

5. If you need a lot of kitchen counter space, you may be disappointed. There is a shelf that pulls up to help a bit. I make it work cuz I love so much about this camper.

6. See #1---plenty of room for this chubby bunny!
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So, Miss Vickie, you don't mind not having a north-south bed?

We personally don't like the east-west-one-side-only access as the 1801 floor plan has with its bed.

Laurel62, if you haven't thought of that, it is rather inconvenient having to crawl over your spouse should you need to get out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, etc. I have a story about friends of ours who once had a truck camper (truck campers will sometimes have that configuration out of necessity) and had an unfortunate experience with that configuration but will leave it for another time.

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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Harry--thanks for pulling me back into reality--since I have the 2101 model--much of what I posted might be different on the 1801! Duh! My excitement over this line of camper--muddled my brain!

So, yea, Lauren, if ur interested in the 1801 model--be sure to check out the things mentioned!

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