Our New Winnebago Minnie

Brenda and I travel a lot. The trips are often short and because we have two dogs we need to board them. The price to board them is $45.00 per night. The dogs don’t seem real happy about it and we hate leaving them.

Brenda likes to travel to see things. I do as well but I have another motive, I travel to compete in archery tournaments and races. Travel becomes a hassle when we can’t bring the dogs. We’re always searching for a house we can rent that accepts dogs. They are available – they’re not cheap. A typical trip can cost $1000.00 for just a few days. So, after nearly a year of studying the problem we decided to buy a travel trailer.

The trailer, a Winnebago Minnie is 21 feet long, has a Queen bed,  a full bath, three burner stove, oven, refrigerator and freezer, a couch that flattens into a single bed, and a love seat among many other conveniences. The weight of it is 3440 pounds and it pulls fine behind my Ford King Ranch F-150.


We bought it in Georgia. We’d not planned to buy one in Georgia. There is a dealership near us here in Tignall so we drove over to take a look. It is a new dealership. The owner likes camping and became enthusiastic about RVs. He also uses RVs for hunting and fishing trips. He researched RVs and decided he’d open a Winnebago dealership. The primary motivator for us to buy here is the price was $4000.00 to $8000.00 less than we’d seen for the same model online at other dealerships in North Carolina and Virginia.


During the past two years I’ve travel around 36,000 miles to compete in archery. That’s a lot of rentals. Hopefully, this Winnebago with make the travel even more fun and a bit less expensive. I know the dogs will be pleased. Another bonus is one of our best friends has a motorhome and he spends months at a time on the road.  We’re looking forward to meeting up with him on road trips.