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Old 09-23-2022, 09:16 PM   #1
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Best quality: Micro Minni, R-POD, E PRO

I am looking at a Micro Minni, R-POD, and E PRO. All three have a floor plan I like and they are all around the same price. From a quality perspective, which is better? Things such as craftsmanship, roof material, insulation material, etc are things I am interested in.
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:59 AM   #2
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I am looking at a Micro Minni, R-POD, and E PRO. All three have a floor plan I like and they are all around the same price. From a quality perspective, which is better? Things such as craftsmanship, roof material, insulation material, etc are things I am interested in.
It’s hard to equitably compare the three if you haven’t owned all of them. However, we faced the same choice when we purchased new two years ago. And, we also looked at some others. We looked at all of them, and “apparent” build quality seemed about equal. But you really don’t experience build quality until you’ve lived with the trailer for a few months. Here are the things that swung us in favor of a Micro Minnie:

1. Tandem axles
2. 7ft wide
3. Azdel sidewalls
4. Larger tanks.
5. Full underbody coverage and heated tanks
6. Bigger shower and bathroom.
7. High ground clearance
8. Best R value in class for sidewalls and roof.

Before we made a final decision, we researched the forums to see what owners said about their trailers. Generally speaking, most were happy, all had some complaints, but Micro Minnie owners seemed to us, to be happiest. Plus, there is a Winnebago specific forum with robust discussion of Micro Minnies. Although the Micro Minnie was far more expensive than others, We think we made the right decision, because aside from a few things that I had to DIY fix, our 2108ds has held up well for over 12,000 miles, including lots of boondocking on FS roads.

Good luck shopping. You’ll probably be a happy camper with any of them.
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Micro Mini FLX hands down.
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We went with the Micro Minnie for many of the same reasons Marine359 listed. So far it's been a great trailer. Obviously some things that have needed to be fixed here and there (mostly due to subpar workmanship), but nothing major. All in all, given what I know now, I'd make the same choice. Camping has been a ton of fun.
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May not fit all your criteria but for well made fully enclosed I would suggest looking atBigfoot RV’s.

https://bigfootrv.com/rvs/travel-trailers

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Old 09-29-2022, 07:31 AM   #6
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Great question.

Have you watched factory tours / construction vids?

And walked thru the models?

I've walked thru these at local dealers and watched wayyyyy-too-many factory tours.

GeoPro and RPod are both owned by ForestRiver but I'm not convinced all ForestRiver are the same. RPods come out of the Surveyor brand; and GeoPro out of the Rockwood factory, so there are differences. Surveyor has a history of enclosed underbellys with most units getting ducted belly heat; GeoPro has a history of exposed underbellys and optional heater pads. Winnebago switched all MMs to enclosed underbellys with standard heater pads a few years ago.

All of them have glued & stapled pressboard for cabinetry. It's impressive to see real hardwood that's pocket drilled together in "Top Tier" RVs but I don't care anymore. I'm wanting to camp not lug around heavy hardwood, but you did ask about quality and for some this matters.

So you will find differences but whether these differences matter?
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May not fit all your criteria but for well made fully enclosed I would suggest looking atBigfoot RV’s.

https://bigfootrv.com/rvs/travel-trailers

“Happy Trails”
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BigFoot are rare birds. I've yet to fine one nearby to walk thru.

Lance is another well built one. My friends have one. But both these are $$$.
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