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Old 09-04-2023, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hello Community,

After a great deal of narrowing down what we really want in a travel trailer, we decided to go with the Micro Minnie 2306 BHS FLX. We have land in northing Minnesota that is off the grid and this seems to fit our need best.

We are happy that it is light, small, and filled with amenities and tech that will allow us to be off the grid. We will have a generator to make sure we keep the battery charged for the long hot days.

We would love any tips or suggestions that would help us get off to a great start with our new trailer.

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Old 09-05-2023, 02:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Jerry and Christine.
Fortunately you’re not one of the early adopters of the FLX, so you’re not on the bleeding edge. FLX is an amazing RV, but it’s had its teething pains. Over the past year at least a dozen FLX owners have joined the forum. So, it’s not likely that you’ll experience an issue that hasn’t been discussed and solved by other owners. Also be aware that there are many, many, Micro Minnie owners on the forum. Some of us have upgraded our rigs to very close specs of the FLX, except for the Truma gear. Collectively, we have not only years of experience with Micro Minnie’s, but many more years of experience with RVs. Everyone will be willing to help if you ask. Have a great time with your new FLX.
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Jerry,
Since we spend a lot of time traveling off grid on FS roads, BLM and the like. There are two things I’ll tell you to watch for out of the box that may manifest themselves if you travel on dirt, gravel, rutted, or clapboard roads.

The fresh water tank mounts are not hefty enough to support a full tank on rough roads. And, the fridge mounts will fail because the compressor fridge is fitted into the same space as prior Micro Minnie’s with absorption fridges. The compressor fridge is way less deep than the absorption fridge, and there’s no additional support behind the compressor fridge. It’s just hanging there from its front bracket screws. Both our tank and fridge failed. But both are DIY repairs. If you absolutely know you’re gonna use challenging roads, you might want to do prophylactic strengthening.
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Thank you Jim!

That is a very good heads up. I am looking forward to learning a lot about this unit and how to get the best experience. We will be on some dirt roads and a long smooth off road driveway. We have not picked up the camper yet so right now our questions are all over the place. Here are a few:

- If it is hot outside (90s+), how many hours will the A/C run before we will need to charge the battery with the generator? Assuming the battery is fully charged and it is full sun outside.

- Has anyone found a great fit generator for this set up? I don't want to get something too small or is overkill.

- We will get the extra solar panel for the side plug in, is there a recommended one?

- Did any of you have issues with the convection oven over heating the ceiling above the microwave? I saw this on a review and I got worried that would eventually warp the ceiling.

- Are there other suggested purchases / upgrades? Would love to hear what others have done.


To add a little context, my larger project for camping on the land we recently purchased is to pump water from a well or from the lake and run it through a 3 stage filtration system that will then be pumped into the fresh water tank. I will build a gray water septic system and haul my black water out. Our vision is to build a great camp site without placing a destinating camper on the site. We want the ability to go cross country at any time while still having a home base camp site.

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Jerry,
I can respond to a few of your questions, but you should wait to hear from FLX owners on others.

Generator: We carry a 2,500w propane generator. It works great, runs for 30 hrs on a single 20# tank, and will run our easy start equipped A/C while charging our battery at the same time. Only $600. Many will tell you get a Honda 2200eu. Great. It’s $1,200, and it runs only on gasoline. Propane conversion costs $$$ extra.

Don’t try to run A/C during daytime with battery/inverter. You’ll simply deplete your battery, and have nothing left to get through the night. Use generator in daytime, and battery at night if A/C is needed.

Many FLX owners don’t like using the sidewall solar port because it’s wired directly to the solar charge controller. Well, so too are the roof panels. So first off you would need to match up the Voc of any portable panel to the Voc of your rooftop array. It’s simpler, more elegant, and more efficient to re-wire the sidewall port into its own dedicated mppt controller. Very inexpensive. Afterwards, you can hook up any portable array you want that doesn’t have a built-in charge controller. The other option is to get a portable with built-in charge controller, and rewire the sidewall port directly to the battery through an inline fuse.

The convection oven gives off a LOT of heat. Maybe not dangerous, but we don’t use it for that reason.

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