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Old 12-07-2021, 09:06 PM   #1
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We love our 2016 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R

Just got to gush about our 2016 Minnie Winnie 22r purchased used in June of 2021. So far we have taken 10 short "discovery" trips from home base San Diego. Both with full or partial hookups and dry camping. Each trip we have learned something new. No disasters, just little "issues" we have learned to overcome and adapt too. We just returned from William Heise campground close to Julian, Ca.
No really poor weather so far on any trip. Trips have included 3 Rivers by Sequoia just before the fires, Carlsbad State Beach, (learned internal 110v plugs don't work without the generator being fired up) No problem, I made coffee for my spouse using the 110v plug in the campground bathroom just across from our camp spot! And I keep an old school percolating coffee pot onboard at all times
along with an electric coffee pot for my spouse. I have taken "Little Unko" out to the Anza Borrego desert to dry camp with my buddies at "Man Camp" on my own now twice. I used to camp in the back of my truck for 17 years! This is heaven!
Short trips to start seem to be the key for improving our learning curve. Spring will include a trip to Oregon.
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Glad to hear you like it. We're looking at the same 22R or the 22M with the bed slide. Lots of 22Rs to be found but the 22M is not as plentiful unless you want to pay $115k for a new one
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We love our Minnie Winnie, too! 2017 26a. It's been perfect for us, and we've had very few issues. Just keep an eye on things and don't skimp on maintenance. 5 years and 25K miles so far, and still just loving it!
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Had mine for 3 years. 18K trouble free miles. Spend at least 3 months each winter in florida in my 22r. Chose the 22r versus the 22m because I didnt want slides and preferred a fixed bed setup that didnt require the slide to be out. Put on a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer and swivel for the passenger seat. Did a 3K mile trip from Michigan to Utah and Colorado last summer and all systems performed great. I flat tow a 2020 Chevy Sonic and use the tow/haul mode all the time......
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We have the close cousin, an Itasca 2016 Spirit 25b by Winnebago. We love it! We put about 50,000 miles on it since new. It's been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and many parts in between. Come on over to the FB Minnie Winnie Owners Group and meet all your cousins.
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I bought a new 2020 22R just before Covid. It's tight for us since we have a 41' DP also.
Bought it to take to Alaska. Ya right...
Sitting in back yard hopefully can go next summer.
I made my own CAI. It's a screamer now, no hill holds us back.
Added a Steering assist and dropped front tire pressure 10 psi. Finally tracks straight.
Get 10 mpg.
If I sold it now could get $10k+ more than I paid for it.
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Fiesta, which chassis is it on and what psi do you run your front tires at?
2019 25B on an E350 here.
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I bought a new 2020 22R just before Covid. It's tight for us since we have a 41' DP also.
Bought it to take to Alaska. Ya right...
Sitting in back yard hopefully can go next summer.
I made my own CAI. It's a screamer now, no hill holds us back.
Added a Steering assist and dropped front tire pressure 10 psi. Finally tracks straight.
Get 10 mpg.
If I sold it now could get $10k+ more than I paid for it.
What is "made my own CAI"?
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What is a "CAI"?
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Just got to gush about our 2016 Minnie Winnie 22r purchased used in June of 2021. So far we have taken 10 short "discovery" trips from home base San Diego. Both with full or partial hookups and dry camping. Each trip we have learned something new. No disasters, just little "issues" we have learned to overcome and adapt too. We just returned from William Heise campground close to Julian, Ca.

No really poor weather so far on any trip. Trips have included 3 Rivers by Sequoia just before the fires, Carlsbad State Beach, (learned internal 110v plugs don't work without the generator being fired up) No problem, I made coffee for my spouse using the 110v plug in the campground bathroom just across from our camp spot! And I keep an old school percolating coffee pot onboard at all times

along with an electric coffee pot for my spouse. I have taken "Little Unko" out to the Anza Borrego desert to dry camp with my buddies at "Man Camp" on my own now twice. I used to camp in the back of my truck for 17 years! This is heaven!

Short trips to start seem to be the key for improving our learning curve. Spring will include a trip to Oregon.
I live up in Huntington Beach and went to William Heise twice this year, I love it. Hiked many of the trails there, a lot of fun. Went down to Guajome Regional Park a few months ago, it's only an hour drive from me, and that was pretty nice too. Also Dos Picos about 6 months ago. San Diego County has some really nice camping areas, and they're very easy to reserve online, and cheap!

You might want to try a trip out to Joshua Tree. It's hard to get reservations inside the park this time of year, but there's free BLM land outside the south entrance, and north of Joshua Tree as well. From highway 62 turn north on Sunfair, then drive a ways until you see a white picket fence on the right with a bunch of mailboxes, and turn right. Drive to the end of the pavement and you can park anywhere you want. You go right by a big solar farm. If you keep going on the dirt road there's also Coyote dry lake, great for off-road vehicles, but the road has quite a few potholes, and I kept seeing people getting stuck. But there's plenty of flat space just off the end of the pavement to park and spend the night, then you can drive into the park during the day. You wake up early each morning to coyotes howling, and the night sky is very dark. Great for stargazing.

The Cottonwood campground inside the southern entrance is often easier to get reservations. No hookups, and no cell service anywhere in the park. However from Cottonwood you can drive north and see all the sights, and as you get to the north end that's where the fun really begins. There's many places to park your RV and go on little hikes (or very long hikes) among all the giant rock formations and Joshua trees.

By the way, next time just fire up your generator to make coffee. Many campgrounds will say no generators allowed, but they actually don't mind if you use them for a little while during the day. Also one thing I do during the night if I notice my house batteries are getting low because of the heater (I have a voltage meter mounted in the bedroom where there was a cigarette lighter power port) I'll just fire up the chassis engine for a little while. It's very quiet, and will boost the house batteries up enough to make it to morning. Then if I'm boondocking I have solar panels I can put out. However on BLM land you can just run your generator.
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