Winnebago Minnie Drop vs Micro Minnie

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The Winnebago Minnie Drop or Micro Minnie? What are the differences between these two Winnebago travel trailers? Which one is better suited for you? In this post, we are going to take a close look at the differences and similarities between the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie.

We have taken a look at both the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie in previous articles. Here are going to compare both models in more detail. Let’s begin with a comparison chart.

Winnebago Minnie Drop versus Micro Minnie

Surprisingly the Winnebago site does not indicate the sleeping capacity for either the Minnie Drop or Micro Minnie. Based on what we know we can assume the sleeping capacity to be from 1 to 4 people based on the model and floor plan.

Now we’ll take a look at the differences and similarities between the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie. Let begin with the exterior.

Exterior

As you can see by the photos above the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie have two very distinct exterior looks. The Minnie Drop has what some refer to as a teardrop look. The ends on the Minnie Drop are rounded creating a very aerodynamic camper. Thee shape does limit interior height a little bit but not to the point of being a negative thing.

On the other hand, the Micro Minnie has more of the traditional travel trailer look. The front shape gives it a sleek and aerodynamic look as well. The door placement on each camper is different. On the Drop, the door is located towards the rear of the camper while on the Minnie it is towards the front like most campers. This allows each model to have floor plans that are unique to each.

The Minnie Drop is a single axle trailer while the Micro Minnie is a tandem axle trailer with each axle rated at 3,700 lbs. The Micro Minnie can handle a large payload. They both feature power awnings with LED lights and a power tongue jack which is very nice. When it comes to stabilization both campers have 4-point stabilizing jacks.

To protect its front the Micro incorporates a diamond plate rock guard, unfortunately, The Minnie Drop does not. It, however, does have aluminum fenders.

Here are a few more exterior features that both models share:

  • Patio light
  • Noble Classic high gloss fiberglass sidewalls
  • Outside shower
  • Exterior speakers
  • Magnetic door latch among others

Weather Package Option – Most Winnebago travel trailers have the optional Weather Package. What this package does is that it adds a single layer heat-reflective foil layer to the front and rear walls and the roof. A layer of doudle-sided Thermafoil is then added to the underbelly.

Floorplans

The number of floorplans is one of the areas where the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie differ quite a bit. The Minnie Drop is available in 5 different floor plans ranging in length from 19 feet to a little over 25 feet. The Micro Minnie, on the other hand, has over twice the number of floor plans with 12 available. All are 21 feet 11 inches in length. Even though the Micro has more floor plans I find the different exterior length available on the Drop allows for a more varied selection from a consumer.  You may prefer a smaller camper and the Minnie Drop give you that option with floorplans that start at only 19 feet in length.

Micro Minnie Floorplan Highlights

  • 12 floorplans available
  • Length ranges from 19 feet 4.5-inches to 25-feet 5-inches
  • Exterior Width is 7-feet
  • Interior height is 6-feet 4-inches
  • Several plans are available with queen beds
  • Three plans have a Murphy bed
  • 1 plan has two twin beds
  • Plans with bunk beds are also available (here are some more travel trailers with bunk beds)
  • You’ll find both we baths and dry baths available (learn about the difference between a camper dry bath and wet bath in this article)
  • A few floorplans have slide outs for added interior room

Minnie Drop Floorplan Highlights

  • 5 floorplans available
  • Queen size bed in several floorplans
  • Wet or dry bath depending on the plan
  • 1 floorplan has a Murphy bed
  • 2 floorplan has bunk beds
  • Exterior pull-out kitchen on the 3 of the 5 floorplans

Overall you are going to find a nice selection of layouts on both the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie. From couples to a family of 4-5 chances are you are going to find a floorplan that will meet your needs with either camper.

Construction

When it comes to the construction of the Minnie Drop versus the Micro Minnie you’ll find some obvious similarities as we as some substantial differences. Let’s take a look at some of the Minie Drop construction features:

The Micro Minnie has similar constructions except for the roof:

  • NGX Engineered Chassis
  • Noble Classic High Gloss Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • TPO Roof

As you can see from above both campers are built basically alike except for the type of roof. TPO roofs have not been around for a long time so it’s hard for me to comment on their durability.

Interior Specifications

The interior is where the Micro Minnie and Minne Drop really differ. Obviously the shape and the interior dimension of the camper will dictate what you’ll find inside. For this comparison, I have chosen to take a look at each model’s shortest and longest floor plan. Let’s begin with the shortest floor plan.

Minnie Drop 170K

Minnie Drop 170K

  • Exterior Length: 19′
  • Exterior Height: 9’9″
  • Exterior Width (Fenders/Body): 8’0″ / 6’5″
  • GVWR” 4,000lbs
  • Dry Weight: 2,760 lbs

The Minnie Drop 170K is an excellent floorplan for its short length. It packs quite a bit in a small lightweight space. Here you’ll find bunk beds, a dinette that converts to a full-size bed and a wet bath. Like I’ve said before Tammy and I are not big fans of wet baths but in this camper, it’s the right choice. The small footprint of the wet bath allows other areas such as the galley to be a bit bigger and more comfortable. The addition of bunk beds is great since now you can sleep 3-4 people comfortably and the slideout in the galley give you additional room.

One feature that stands out is the outdoor kitchen. Dual burner, small fridge, sink, and TV hook-up. What more can you ask for?

Check out the video below to see all of the features of the 170K. This is great camper for those who don’t care to buy a truck to tow a camper. This one can be towed by most full-size SUV or small 1/2 ton truck.

Micro Minnie 1708FB

  • Exterior Length: 19’4.5″
  • Exterior Height (including A/C): 10’4″(10’5″ after 6-10)
  • Exterior Width: 7’0″
  • Interior Height: 6’4″
  • GVWR: 7,000 lbs
  • Dry Weight: 3,380 lbs

The Micro Minnie 1708FB is also loaded with features and it is just slightly longer than the Minnie Drop. Towards the front, you’ll find a full-size bed, the galley, and dinette. Towards the rear is a dry bath (separate shower and toilet.). There is no bunk bed, but the dinette converts to a bed for added sleeping capacity. For a couple, this is the perfect compact floor plan. We like the entry door towards the rear as it tends to give the bedroom a little privacy. A double-axle helps with towing.

Check out this video on the Micro Minnie 1708FB

In my opinion either floorplan is a good choice. The Micro Minnie 1708FB is a lot heavier so for us that won’t work. If I had to choose one it would be the Minnie Drop 170S due to its lightweight and bunk beds for our granddaughters. We would, however, have to put up with a wet bath.

Now let’s take a look at the longest floorplans each model has available.

Minnie Drop 210RBS

Minnie Drop 210RBS

  • Exterior Length: 25’2″
  • Exterior Height: 10′
  • Exterior Width (Fenders/Body): 8’0″/6’5″
  • Interior Height: 6’5″
    GVWR: 7,400 lbs
    Dry Weight: 4,080 lbs

The Minnie Drop 210RBS is one of Winnebago’s new Minnie Drop model. It’s the longest floor plan in the Minnie Drop series. It also has some very unique features. One of those unique features is a Murphy bed which is pretty cool. It has a sofa which can also be used as a bed. Drop the Murphy bed over the sofa and now you have a nice queen size bed. Tons of storage space inside and out a well as a dry bath. An outdoor kitchen and double rear axle add to the package. The double rear axle allows you to carry more weight but also adds to the gross vehicle weight rating which means you are going to need a good truck to tow this camper if you load it to the max.

Micro Minnie 2306BHS

  • Exterior Length: 25’5″
  • Exterior Height (including A/C): 10’4″(10’5″ after 6-10)
  • Exterior Width: 7’0″
  • Interior Height: 6’4″
  • GVWR: 7,000 lbs
  • Dry Weight: 4,260 lbs

The 2306 BHS is the Micro Minnie’s longest floor plan. It has a sofa that converts to a bed but if you want a queen size bed the Murphy bed is for you. Easy to pull down for added sleeping room. You have a wardrobe on either side of the bed for extra storage. There is room to walk around the bed which is nice. The dinette has a slide-out for more room, you get a separate toilet and shower. Also, the fridge is almost full-size which is also nice.

The double axle can handle more weight.  The interior is lighter and brighter. Once the Murphy bed is closed the interior feels a lot bigger. Lots of storage space everywhere. One nice feature is that there is no carpet at all. This camper has the door towards the front which is ok, but I prefer the door towards the rear.

Check out this video to see what it looks like inside. The bathroom is very nice.

This Micro Minnie has a lot going for it and it really has a great layout due to the added Murphy bed. Overall this is a great choice for a family of 4.

Minnie Drop vs Micro Minnie Summary

It is fairly safe to say Winnebago makes a great travel trailer in addition to other classes of RV. Both the Minnie Drop and Micro Minnie offer a variety of floor plans to fit just about any budget or family size. Owners do rave about the quality of construction and service. You can check out RV reviews to see that Winnebago gets a 4 out of 5 stars on over 600 submitted consumer reviews.

Choosing the Minnie Drop over the Micro Minnie is going to be based on your budget, family size, and available tow vehicle. When it comes to towing the Minnie Drop is the easier one to tow since it is lighter and more aerodynamic. You’ll need a strong truck or large SUV to easily tow a Micro Minnie. You also get a higher selection of floor plans with the Micro Minnie so you are more likely to find a layout suitable for you and your family.

If you like this article check out our best travel trailer brands and best travel trailers article for more information.

Ray Roman is the main contributor to this site and an avid researcher of travel trailers and the RV industry in general. He loves flyfishing, vacationing in Red River, NM and spending time with family and friends.