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2020 Winnebago Micro Minnie 2108 FBS Tour

Take a tour, hear thoughts from a current owner and find out all you need to know about the Winnebago Micro-Minnie 2108 FBS!

2020 Winnebago Micro Minnie Tour

We’ve seen a lot of these units at campgrounds lately and we couldn’t wait to get to take a closer look at the latest Micro Minnie at the RV show in Hershey this year.

First Impressions

The 2108 FBS Micro Minnie from Winnebago has a very clean and simple look. Graphics are kept to a minimum. The front end of the unit is curved, providing an aerodynamic benefit while driving and the lower portion is covered with a diamond plate for added protection.

Micro Minnie Exterior

Upon entering the interior, we were pleasantly surprised with the updated decor. Finding out owners have the choice of six different interior color options, impressed us for a trailer at this price.

Micro Minnie interior color options

Interior

Upon entering, you’ll find a 60″x74″ bed to your right with storage overhead and on either side. You can’t exactly walk on either side of the bed, but there is space to maneuver and make the bed. Windows on either side can provide a nice cross-breeze as well as a fan above the bed. In the event you would like to block off the bed from the main living area, ceiling mounted curtains can be pulled along a track for privacy.

There is a dinette on a slide that when extended, provides a generous amount of space in this unit. The dinette seats four and can be converted to additional sleeping space for two.

The television is wall-mounted and can be adjusted to different angles. Winnebago has fit in additional storage above and below the television.

The kitchen has a very nice stainless steel double sink, a two-burner cooktop, oven, microwave and gas/electric refrigerator.

For a trailer this size, the bathroom is a dry bath and quite roomy. This area also offers the most amount of storage in the bathroom cabinets. Also included in the interior:

  • Night/privacy shades
  • LED lighting
  • LED TV
  • Cable TV hook up
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LP gas detector
  • Smoke alarm
  • AV system (AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB/Bluetooth®)

Click here for a 3-D Tour of the interior

Exterior

The Winnebago 2108 FBS Micro Minnie is built on a steel frame and has steel outriggers and crossmembers. The sidewall and roof framing is constructed of aluminum and the sidewalls are fiberglass paneling.

There is also a choice of exterior color options for the owner as well. We know that there are at least three options to select from for this model: white, platinum and champagne.

Additional exterior details:

  • Power awning w/LED lighting
  • Patio light
  • Fold away entry handle
  • Roof ladder
  • Outside shower
  • 4-pt stabilizing jacks
  • Spare tire with carrier
  • Prepped for back-up camera
  • Magnetic door catches
  • Power tongue jack
  • Patio speakers
  • Roof mounted stereo antenna
  • Prepped for solar
  • OPTIONAL: extreme weather package

Tanks

Price

The MSRP is $32,844 but we saw it listed at the 2019 Hershey RV show for $26,272.

If you are interested in purchasing one, click here to search for a dealer near you.

RV News this week: Erwin Hymer fallout, Winnebago move, Nomadic Fanatic & We’re the Russo’s

Join us every Wednesday as we discuss and give our thoughts on RV news and topics!

Junction City in recovery from Winnebago move

Winnebago cut 220 jobs from their Junction City, OR location earlier this month

  • They are planning to keep open the RV Service operations there which has a staff of 30
  • Company reports it is relocating to Forest River, Iowa
  • Many of those whose jobs had been cut are being offered relocation package
  • Community members interviewed reported that they do not think it will be a big impact on the community as a whole – not like the closure of Country Coach did 11 years ago when 1800 people were suddenly left unemployed.

Why are they moving?? The Des Moines Register reported that Winnebago has asked the Iowa Economic Development Authority for $361,000 in state tax refunds and credits, and Forest City is expected to offer a $155,000 tax abatement.

https://www.registerguard.com/entertainmentlife/20190222/junction-city-in-recovery-from-winnebago-move

https://www.rvbusiness.com/blog/winnebago-seeks-incentives-on-production-move.html

EHG Shutdown Fallout

As expected the fallout from the closure of Erwin Hymer’s North American Group has started. Leading the headlines this week, we are seeing a great concern over warranty fulfillment. Hymer had offered a 6-year warranty on their Class B vans and many owners and dealers are now wondering about their options. Where do owners go for warranty work? What do dealers do with vehicles on their lots?

Former CEO, Jim Hammil has been under intense scrutiny over the closure and the $300 million in liabilities. Mr. Hammil has expressed he feels bad for his former employees and the situation they are now in, but states he is not to blame. Since the closure, he has also reported that he and his family have received death threats.

https://www.rvbusiness.com/blog/rvda-how-to-deal-with-ehg-shutdown-fallout.html

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/erwin-hymer-s-former-ceo-says-he-s-not-to-blame-1.4304092

Oregon’s state parks planning on changing up fees

  • Increasing fees at more popular locations
    • Lookout State Park, Fort Stevens State Park, Tumalo State Park as well as Beachside State Recreation site, Ainsworth State Park, Detroit Lake State Recreation Area and Wallowa Lake State Park.
  • Decreasing fees a less-visited parks
  • The goal is to try to spread visitors out
  • Spring and fall were the busiest

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-state-parks-price-increase-2019/

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/02/13/oregons-state-parks-attendance-record-higher-fees/2842686002/

We’re the Russo’s – looking for a new RV?

The Wendland’s weren’t the only ones jump the Hymer ship. Joe and Kait Russo from We’re the Russo’s youtube channel, just announced they too are looking to ditch their Hymer Class B van. Joe and Kait say they are open to any type of unit – Class A, C, B+, travel trailer or interestingly enough, they say they would consider different Class B.

Nomadic Fanatic selling RV??

BlindViews reported on 2/20/19 Eric aka Nomadic Fanatic is selling his RV and bike and it has something to do with his lady, Angela! : https://youtu.be/thhVdgAG7gM

Eric posted a video Sunday morning 02/24/19 confirming this – well at least the part about selling his stuff. He eludes to improving his standard of living but didn’t go into the details about Angela.  https://youtu.be/Bid_0GtZ4pM

He’s asking $17K and it will be in the Dallas/Ft Worth area next week.

RV Shows this week:

GoRVing will be at the following (with RV’s to tour)

Innings Festival – Phoenix, AZ | March 2 – March 3

Carnaval on the Mile – Coral Gables, FL | March 2 – March 3

Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles & Campground

  • MARVAC Battle Creek RV & Camping Show
  • Kellogg Arena
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • http://www.marvac.org
  • Show Date: Feb 28-March 3, 2019

RVDA of Syracuse

  • CNY RV and Camping Show & Sale
  • New York State Fairgrounds
  • Syracuse, NY
  • http://www.cnyrvshow.com
  • Show Date: Feb 28-March 3, 2019

TRMTA

Ballantine Management Group

GS Media & Events

Rhode Island RV & Camping Show

Westlake Promotion, Inc.

That’s all for this week!

Safe travels,

Russ & Kerry