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Winnebago does it again … and their Minnie Winnie certainly provides maximum benefits to every RVer and Camper!!

Minnie to the Max
Minnie to the Max

Winnebago Wow

The latest addition to the Minnie lineup, the rear-bedroom 2500FL model gets attention everywhere it goes, from a Massachusetts RV park to the middle of Manhattan

“The minute we saw this trailer, we knew it was going to be a fun test.

Winnebago’s series of Minnie travel trailers is designed for just that -family fun. The trailers are nicely designed and built with modern amenities. The newest member of the clan, the single-slide, rear-queen-bed – this 2500 FL, doesn’t disappoint. This test came on the heels of a remarkable acknowledgement by the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE] and CNBC network that Winnebago Industries. And so it was that we started this test by towing the 2500 FL into Manhattan from Massachusetts one Friday, as Winnebago and CNBC wanted to showcase the manufacturer’s latest advancements. Everywhere we stopped on the way to New York, whether at a Pilot Flying J travel plaza or parked within the security zone at the NYSE, this Winnebago received lots of attention. With its royal-blue-and-black two- tone exterior, sporty deluxe aluminum wheels and metallic-silver “W” graphics -article by Chris Dougherty photos by Karen Dougherty


While the Minnie’s eye-catching appearance does attract attention, it’s still quite at home in the campground. On the outside, you’ll find all the usual trappings expected of a mid-priced travel trailer. Under the plentiful shade pro­ vided by the optional 18-foot Domestic power awning are the two entrances, the front one serving the living area and the rear one the bedroom, both with dual manual pullout steps.

Besides the optional large grab handle for the front door, under the awning you’ll find an optional backer plate area to mount an outside TV, along with an electrical outlet and coax cable connection into the trailer’s cen­tral TV system, the freshwater-tank fill, refrigerator vent, furnace and water heater. While the water heater is prob­ably OK I’m not a big fan of furnaces under awnings, especially right where you’d be likely to put a picnic table and have to listen to the noise. Caution should be taken by any RVer when combustion appliances are under the awning. If the furnace kicks on, for in­ stance, it can heat items on the table, especially plastic tablecloths, which can ignite. Also, if you use an enclosed screen room, make sure it is ventilated when using the appliances to reduce effects of carbon monoxide.

A cavernous storage area runs across the back of the Minnie with compartment doors of ample size to admit most chairs and large items. The doors themselves are standard radius­ corner style with thumb lock and key lock, and are held open by the customary plastic catches.

The kitchen is nicely appointed, with ample counter space, a full range and lots of storage…” Article By Winnebago Trailer Life

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