Capitalizing on the success and industry leading growth of the seven-foot wide, Micro Minnie trailer, Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago is extending the concept into the fifth wheel market with the introduction of the Micro Minnie fifth wheel.
“While the industry promotes 7,000, 8,000, and even 9,000 pound fifth wheels as half-ton towable, the new Micro Minnie fifth wheel in the 5,000 pound category will not only be best in class, but also work with the rapidly growing midsize truck category like the Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Tacoma,” said Adam Christoffersen, product manager, in a Winnebago Industries news release.
The Micro Minnie fifth wheel is equipped with upgraded features generally found in top-notch towables. A flush mount 3-burner cook-top with glass cover and range, solid surface countertops, stainless steel sink, true gel coat fiberglass sidewalls, TPO roof, microwave oven, and plenty of large windows add to the allure of the compact fifth wheel.
Other standard features include 13.5 K roof air, gas electric refrigerator, 6-gallon gas/electric/DSI water heater, LED TV, AV system AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB/Bluetooth, USB charging system, external speakers, heated and enclosed tanks, and power awning with LED lighting.
Options include 15 K roof air upgrade and extreme weather package.
“There are many customers who are concerned about the weight and the overall size they’re pulling, making this one of the key decision areas,” said Christoffersen.
“Filling this category is a great step to providing convenience and value added,”
The Micro Minnie fifth wheel is available in five floor plans that include 2405BH, 2405BHDB, 2405RB, 2405RG, and 2405RL.
Specifications common to all models above models include:
- Exterior Length: 26 feet 9 inches
- Exterior Height with A/C: 10 feet 11 inches
- Exterior Width: 7 feet
- GVWR: 7,700 pounds
- Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 31 gallons
- Gray Water Tank Capacity: 50 gallons
- Black Water Tank Capacity: 25 gallons
- Furnace: 18,000 BTU
The all-new Micro Minnie fifth wheel is currently available in a choice of six external colors that include blue, champagne, cherry, green, platinum, and white.
Base manufacturer suggested retail pricing starts at $34,503.
Winnebago Industries is a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles and outdoor recreation products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, and Chris-Craft brands.
The Company builds motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and boats. Winnebago Industries has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Florida.
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