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.

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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.

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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.

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