Winnebago Micro Minnie 1706FB After Two Years

It is once again that time of the year in which we celebrate our second RVing anniversary, and Minitini the Trailer’s second birthday, belated this time. We signed on the dotted line on August 30th, 2014 and barely a week later in September 5th 2014 we took delivery. Owning this small travel trailer has literally changed our lives. We have discovered so many new places around South Florida and the rest of the State, and the rest of the USA. It has also brought us a step closer to the nomadic lifestyle we want to have in the not so distant future.

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I order to accommodate our needs I have made several upgrades over the past two years. I am going to enumerate the most important ones.

 Although we don’t really watch TV all that much, it is good to have ir just in case. We have found decent TV reception virtually everywhere, except for, oddly enough, Marathon, Florida.

  • Oxygenic shower and dispenser

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5MU5YY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FGCW0K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

OK, these are two in one but they serve the same purpose: having a nicer shower. If only the water heater would cooperate. The Oxygenic shower provides great water pressure, and the dispenser makes our shower gel, conditioner, and shampoo readily available

  • Power inverters

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MDXS0U/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATXEPQI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATXERNO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I know I should have spent the money and bought a good pure sine wave inverter and hardwire it to the electrical system. Instead I have bought a couple of smaller inverters and wired them across the camper and they are great to charge our phone, computer, and camera batteries when off the grid

  • Fantastic Vent

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HQZASRW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This one has been a life changer. Before having this the RV was way too hot even for a pit stop along the road. We have used it while boondocking and it keeps the camper fresh and cool at night.

  • Solar Panels

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BFCNFRM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is great to have peace of mind knowing your battery will remain charged using the power of the sun. It has proven indispensable for boondocking more than one night.

  • Knife rack

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDUUFS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This one isn’t earth shattering, but it frees up space in the drawers for other stuff

There are many other little things we have done to make our lives easier, such as a mirror on the bathroom door, and a small rack and hooks to hang clothes.

We have many upgrades planned for the future, and this year I intend to make a few of them.

  • Hardwired 3000W pure sine wave inverter
  • 5 gallon or more water heater to replace the on demand one we have now
  • Battery upgrade when our current one dies
  • Dinette replacement for an office style desk

Do you have any upgrade suggestions? We look forward to your comments.

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3 thoughts on “Winnebago Micro Minnie 1706FB After Two Years”

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  2. We have the same Micro Minnie. Also having hot water heater problems. Latest is bad fan switch, so blows fuse and won’t ignite. What problems and fixes have you found?

    1. Besides the water heater, we have two of the tires wearing out a lot faster than the other two. For now I just rotated them. I’ve had no other major problems. I intend to replace the water heater with a Truma AquaGo.

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