To start off, we were using the 6cyl, 4×4 double cab 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Has a 6400lb towing capacity, and it can definitely tow the Micro Minnie FLX, but on some of the coastal mountain range hills we felt like the Tacoma was struggling. I worry about long term issues. Thanks to trade-in values, we opted to go for a Toyota Tundra as a tow vehicle instead. The Tacoma is already off to its new forever home. Better fuel economy as well, which was surprising. We also needed to make sure that we had enough cargo capacity.

We were able to get the Micro Minnie FLX out for a weekend trip and so far, we love it. Only a couple things that we noted…

  • AC & Microwave on at same time (while on battery) tripped main breaker which I did not expect.
  • Inverter showed E01 (low battery) and kept cycling.
  • Starlink router is reset to factory settings by rapid power cycling. The inverter cycling tripped the Starlink router into its reset mode. Oops! At least it was an easy fix.
  • Xantrex app does not show battery level accurately at all, but now that I’m aware of that, I know to check the Lithionics app. Xantrex makes LiFoP4 batteries too so I am not sure why Winnebago did not go with their batteries for better integration. I actually wonder if they DO integrate. Who knows.
  • Winnebago panel shows fresh/grey/black levels correctly, but not battery.┬áThis is to be expected, but I guess I wish the FLX got its own control panel that didn’t have a battery button on it. Had I not known this before, I might have been confused and thinking my battery was dead.
  • GoPower app works ok. Seen charge Current of 13.71A, Solar Power 205 W at 1300. This was with the solar panels on the roof, which are 2 x 190watt panels. My Renogy 200w suitcase panel did not arrive in time. More on that later.
  • Lithionics app works ok. Shows a lot of data, and makes it easy to monitor levels.
  • Switched to battery only around 10am, down to 70% with AC on and some microwave usage. At that rate, battery has about 4 hours of usage.
  • AC set to about 77 was quite comfortable. AC (obviously) does better when door is closed.
  • Plugged back in around 2pm when battery was around 48%

Good Things:

  • Starlink worked out quite well
  • Fridge did well but was affected by ambient temperature, which is kind of expected.
  • Shower did great. Showermiser was awesome.
  • Still have 3/4+ tank of fresh water even after almost 4 days. We took washcloth showers, which helped.
  • Nectar mattress is VERY comfortable. Might need to reinforce foot end of bed.