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Winnebago Minnie Drop Review – Why We Love It!

Published on May 27th, 2018 by Ray & Tammy Roman
This post was updated on March 14th, 2022

Here is our Winnebago Minnie Drop review. The Winnebago Minnie Drop is 1 of 4 travel trailers with the “Minnie” moniker. In this post, we are going to take a look at the Minnie Drop, the smallest of the 4 travel trailers manufactured by Winnebago Industries.

If you are interested in a Winnebago Class A review check out the Winnebago Forza review we recently published or the Winnebago Era.

The Minnie Drop has a very distinctive style that not only looks great but has several advantages as well. First of the shape is very aerodynamic. The round front and back create an efficient shape that creates less wind resistance than your typical flat-faced travel trailer.

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Inside the Winnebago Minnie Drop, you are going to find a modest interior yet surprisingly room. 6-feet 5-inches of headroom in the main living area is more than adequate for most folks.

A host of features and options make the Minnie Drop an excellent camping trailer. Let’s take a look at what else you will find on this travel trailer.

Minnie Drop Exterior

The exterior of this lightweight travel trailer comes in a variety of colors and graphics. In addition, there is a special addition Camo and Army graphics that are available on 1790 floor-plan only. (Not every dealer has the Camo or Army edition so email Winnebago to find a dealer near you)

Here is the Army graphics version:


The standard graphics package of the Minnie Drop comes in 8 colors and two editions.

The colors include Blue, Champagne, White, Orange, Yellow, Cherry, Green, and Platinum. The graphics are either the Standard graphics or Woody which adds a faux wood stripe along the side of the Minnie Drop.

Here is a Standard Graphics Minnie Drop in a beautiful blue color.

Minnie Drop Blue

This the Woody graphics edition in a cool platinum color. Notice the wood stripe along the side. It adds a bit of refinement to the exterior look of the travel trailer. You can see all of the colors and graphics variations here.

Minnie Drop Interior

A great travel trailer not only needs to look great outside it needs to be just as impressive inside. The Winnebago Minnie Drop won’t disappoint when it comes to the interior.

The floor plans that are available on the Minnie Drop ( 6), make great use of the interior space to provide a modern, roomy, cozy, and very functional interior. The interior doesn’t feel cramped yet has many of the things you need to enjoy spending time inside the Minnie Drop.

The Minnie Drop floorplans have the following exterior length:

  • 170K: 18-feet 4-inches
  • 170S: twenty-feet 4-inches
  • 1710: 18-feet 4-inches
  • 1780: 20-feet 4-inches
  • 190RF: 20-feet 4-inches

They all have an interior height of 6-feet 5-inches. Several models have separate showers and toilet while the remainders have a wet batch (shower/toilet combination). The 170K also has a pull-out outdoor kitchen and bunk beds. The other models have a queen-sized bed.

Winnebago Minnie Drop Specifications and Features

As I mentioned previously this lightweight and compact travel trailer has 6 available floor plans. The 170K has the lightest Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) at 3,500 pounds, all the other models have a GVWR of 3,800 pounds.

The fresh water tank capacity is an ample 31 gallons on all models, and the black and gray tank capacity is 25-gallons respectively on all models as well. Liquid propane capacity comes in at 20 pounds across all models, with a 6-gallon water heater.

The included furnace is an 18,000 BTU unit. You will find either 7 foot or 10-foot awning on the Minnie Drop.

There is a required Value Package that adds over 50 features included but not limited to the following:

  • Aluminum floor structure and plywood decking
  • NXG engineered frame
  • Night Shades
  • Custom bedspread
  • Carbon Monoxide / LP detector
  • Two burner cooktop
  • Cable TV hookup and lots more

As far as additional options there are only two. The wood grain graphics and a 15-inch offroad tire/axle lift.

Minnie Drop Review Summary

Overall I think this travel trailer is a capable, well-manufactured, and well-appointed unit. It is perfect for couples who want to enjoy the travel trailer lifestyle without having to invest in a huge pickup to tow their trailer.

An SUV is quite capable of towing the Minnie Drop. The interior is roomy and allows for two people to move about easily. (I’ve been inside one with my wife and we had no problem moving about the interior).

The features and options are useful and help you make the most of the travel trailer experience. The price of a Minnie Drop is $20,000 plus so they are not cheap by any means.

However, for that price, you are getting a Winnebago, one of the best travel trailer brands, giving you quality and assurance. If you can afford it and all you need is a travel trailer for one or two people then, by all means, get the Minnie Drop by Winnebago, in my opinion, it is well worth it.

To learn more about the Winnebago Minnie Drop, see floor plans, photos, and more click here to go to their website.

Winnebago Minnie Drop Video

The below video is courtesy of Camping World. The video is a walk-through of the 2018 Winnebago Minnie Drop 1710

Winnebago Minnie Drop Review Summary

Interested in another Winnebago check out our review of the Winnebago Micro Minnie.