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Old 12-01-2020, 08:38 AM   #1
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Not so new - Micro Minnie 2108DS

Hello all. Took a early retirement and started looking for different ways to see the country other than on a Harley (had to give it up). After a few months of studying the TT I settled on a Micro Minnie 2108DS. One thing I learned from Harley forums is the amount of invaluable info available. Before I pull the trigger on the Micro I knew the forum would be the place to get some details. Thanks in advance to all those that have contributed for the info available here.
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Welcome, there are a few active threads in the travel trailer section detailing the positives and negatives mini owners have found.
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Hello all. Took a early retirement and started looking for different ways to see the country other than on a Harley (had to give it up). After a few months of studying the TT I settled on a Micro Minnie 2108DS. One thing I learned from Harley forums is the amount of invaluable info available. Before I pull the trigger on the Micro I knew the forum would be the place to get some details. Thanks in advance to all those that have contributed for the info available here.
Are you buying a new 2021? There’s already a recall on the axle.

WINNEBAGO TOWABLE

Trailers Built with Undersized Axles

If the axle breaks, it could result in serious injury or death.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 106

Winnebago is recalling certain 2021 Micro Minnie trailers. These trailers were built with undersized axles that may not support the weight of the vehicle and could break.

“Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 2,500-pound rated axle with the correct 4,000-pound rated axle, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885.”
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, great stuff that's why I'm here. I did see in the specs where it looked like they changed the new models to a little lighter axle. I also heard some were getting sent out with wrong axles but that kind of difference is just plain neglectful. Haven't bought one yet, but I am in the process of dealing with four different dealers working on the best deal.
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Are you buying a new 2021? There’s already a recall on the axle.

WINNEBAGO TOWABLE

Trailers Built with Undersized Axles

If the axle breaks, it could result in serious injury or death.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 106

Winnebago is recalling certain 2021 Micro Minnie trailers. These trailers were built with undersized axles that may not support the weight of the vehicle and could break.

“Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 2,500-pound rated axle with the correct 4,000-pound rated axle, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-6939 or 1-800-537-1885.”
I recall the saleman stating on my 2020 Minni Winnie 2108DS that in order to get the empty weight (EVWR I believe) below the 5000# capacity for many of the SUV's to use as haulers, they changed the axles to a lighter axle. So, if they replace the axles to the heavier capacity version, will they renew the sticker on the trailer to a heavier EVWR?? How will that affect many of us with concerns about towing capacity of our SUV??
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I'm not sure where to begin so here goes. First there's no such thing as EVWR it's GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and it's just that a rating. It means that is the heaviest a fully loaded vehicle can weigh. There is a sticker with this information on it at the front driver side of the trailer. Winnebago messed up on some builds and used lower rated axles than called for. Now Winnebago says they did lower the axle ratings on some Micro Minnies to improve the ride performance of the trailer. A heavy axle was causing a bumpy trailer ride. This had little to do with the trailers weight except that a 3000# axle is not quite as heavy as a 3700# axle. Now, Winnebago marketing idiots thought that they should lower the GVWR on Micro Minnies even lower that what the axles can carry to attract buyers with lower capacity tow vehicles. Did I say they were idiots? Oh, yea. If your loaded travel trailers weights are below its GVWR and within the towing limits of your tow vehicle you are good to go even if your tow vehicle tow rating is below the GVWR of the trailer. One should compare ratings to actual weights, not ratings to ratings. However, Winnebago thinks people are looking at the GVWR and if its over their tow vehicles tow rating they won't buy it. If I buy a 2108FBS with two 3000lb axles they give it a GVWR of only 5500lbs. But if it was a minnie instead of a mico minnie or Hike they would give it a GVWR of 6000# because they are after a different market. To top it all off they insist that the GVWR they give does not include hitch weight. Try explaining that to the policeman writing you a ticket for being overweight. Did I say they were idiots. Oh, some early 2021 model year 2108FBS trailers have 3700# axles with a GVWR of 7000#. If I weren't bald I'd pull my hair out.
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