Former Owner of 5 RVs
Greetings, All. My trailering career dates back to 1992 off and on. I have five blowouts on my resume. I am considering either a Micro Minnie 1700 bh or Minnie Drop. I like 20’ish long trailers because many State, BLM, and National Forests have parks with restrictive clearances. I also recently bought a 2018 Nissan Pro4X short bed so lower trailer weights are required. My observations on the two alternatives:
Micro Minnie - all 1700bh I’ve researched on the internet include 3 packages, extreme weather, off-road, and heated enclosed tanks. They also contain a sizeable outer door on the rear left side for stashing lawn chairs, golf clubs, etc.
Minnie Drop - has one slide out to create a nice living room/kitchen space. Most desirable about this unit is an outdoor kitchen at the rear with a large door that serves as a canopy.
Here’s the questions. After downloading brochures from the Winnebago website, I still don’t have a good handle on what the extreme weather package means. Ive read that there are two foils in the roof area, but what about the walls/floors? Any added insulation there?
I recommend travel videos on YouTube (free). I’m impressed with the quality of filming that these folks achieve. I have learned countless factoids. For example, I used to think 10-ply tires (I like Michelin) were as good as you could get. One videographer brought up Sailun which is a commercial grade tire with 14 plies. It’s a Chinese product, but Walmart sells it. Maybe if I’d had Sailun tires, I’d only have 4 blowouts on my resume.
Good to be onboard.