hi folks. I mean bigger the product specialist here at American RV in Grand Rapids Michigan today.
I'm here to tell you about the 2018 Winnebago mini plus 27 BHS, if you're looking for a high-end quality bunk model travel trailer and this is one you certainly want to pay attention to let's start off on some of the outside features here we'll make our way around and then head on in. So, as you would expect when you're looking at something high-end they try to make things easy and it starts right up front with the power tongue jack just a touch of a, button to raise and lower the tongue makes it a heck of a lot easier to hook up and disconnection the tow vehicle then you also have a light here in case you're like me and you start when you're setting up camp it is at night after work right behind that you see your propane tank cover this has 230 pound propane tanks in there again it's a bigger RV they want to be able to stay out for extended period of time. So, they give you the bigger tanks very easy to access as well just undo the thumb screws here and you can open up the door and be able to access both of those tanks just like.
So, right behind that you have rails for your battery box they're coming up the front here is your black diamond plating which helps protect the front end speaking of the front end take a look at that beauty when a vago did a great job on the mini plus it's a 3/4 cap is what they call it you can see it has LED lights that are inlaid here for a really nice look at night and again it has really great contour and shape. I think they did again just an aggressive nice look for the front cap. So, you come around to the side here let's take a look at the pass-through storage look how big this door is you do have a magnet on here too this just attaches just like that and, if you thought the door was big look at that pass-through storage it is massive one of the biggest in the travel trailer industry with the uh winnebago mini plus and the reason is this is one of the few actually the only travel trailer that.
I know of currently that is utilizing a drop frame on a travel trailer something they use a lot on your higher end fifth wheels. I guess you know the keystone montana is one of the big ones, but they're actually utilizing a drop frame here now this may be a el Huck bolt frame as well. I may add and Huck bolt has some advantages in itself over a welded frame one, if you can see right there to the Huck bolt.
So, uh the welded frame that's the place right at that weld seam is where your frame generally starts to rust out by having the hustle to eliminate that welded seam that way your frame will last longer won't rust out as quickly on you there's a nice thing about Huck bolts is, if you ever do get into an accident you have any kind of damage and the frame gets bent all they have to do is cut those bolts take out that section we put another section it's a lot cheaper for you than a welded frame to repair you'll also notice inside that pastor you can see the aluminum there this is an all aluminum frame let's take a look at the sidewalls this is one of the best constructions in the towable industry the mini plus utilizes a t6 t fiberglass wall, if you're not familiar with that the t65 our glass is thicker than what they used on a lot of travel trailers. So, thick that in fact it actually comes in a sheet rather than on a roll which is what a lot of manufacturers use is a rolled out fiberglass not there's anything necessarily wrong with that, but having this solid sheet gives you a lot smoother flatter plane and that allows them to put on the true pour gel coat exterior on here that's something you see on the high-end diesel motor homes you know you're half a million million dollar motorhomes you're really high-end fifth wheels it's not something you see on travel trailers. So, what a big win it with Winnebago did an awesome job on the sidewalls here with that true pour gel coat you can see the shine and luster.
I mean, if you go up to a Winnebago product you can see your reflection you go up to another competitor model you won't see that and that is that true pour gel coat you can buff it it is fantastic, if you take a look right down here this is something else that's really unique to this frame that's really cool you have a power stabilizer jacks on here, but you have a separate control for each jack most of the time you'll have one control up front one control in the back and it you know that one control controls both, but here you have separate gives you a lot more control when you're stabilizing this RV you can see up top the massive awning the time here power awning of course one touch of a, button to roll that out same thing to go back in LED light strip there underneath they don't have to get up and hang up your Christmas lights this coaches a little bit higher and plus again just makes up setting setting up and tearing down camp that much easier you also see you have outside speakers those are controlled by the multimedia Center inside, but it is bluetooth capable so, if you want to sit out here with your smartphone or tablet and control it from outside that is definitely easily accomplished, if you want to watch TV this is your TV hookups right here you have an electrical outlet as well as your cable satellite input there and then they've actually put a backer they built that into the wall. So, that way you know exactly where to put the TV and of course that is underneath the awning. So, it will provide the shade for you to take a look at the wheels on there you will see they are an aluminum alloy wheel that is really nice because that helps prevent any kind of corrosion it won't rust on you and it sure looks a heck of a lot nicer also nitrogen-filled tires getting into the 27b HSS is quite simple you see you have three steps here and they're aluminum steps again a nice upgrade same thing you know aluminum is not going to rot you have the rubber strips going across here the foldable easy grab handle that way from the first step all the way into the coach you have excellent control right back here is an outside kitchen.
I really like manufacturers do this you know it's like easiest to do on a bunk model and it's small it's simple, but it is effective right here is your outside refrigerator which to me is the most important part of the outside kitchen that way you can have some beverages out here as well as condiments your hot dogs hamburgers whatever you have an LED light. So, you have some light out here you know this is nice and open. So, it's perfect you want to put some paper plates some cops whatever else need to put out there you can and then right here you have your pull-out cooktop to burner on there so, if you want to do some cooking that is the place you can do it, if you take a look underneath here you will see you do have your propane Quick Connect this coach actually has two, if not to mention you have one here you actually have one up front by the front storage compartment there.
So, two propane Quick Connect on here of course this one is intended for the cooker here, but how we can put your grill either place and be able to grill outside now you will notice it doesn't have a kitchen or an outside sink. So, what they do in lieu of that is give you an outside spray port so, if you need water access it is right there quite easy to get to and again same thing is up front you will see you have two separate controls for your stabilizing Jack's right in the back here you have the rear mounted ladder the reason. I like a rear mounted ladder one it's just super convenient you know rather than having to get a ladder out and set it up you can just climb right on up there it's already attached to it's a face up front that's a huge pass-through, but.
I don't want to fill up half of it with a ladder. So, by having one right back here. I can get up there for maintenance and it is pretty much worryfree you'll also see right out here your 30 amp detachable power cord and then you have your spare tire here riding on the bumper this of course has the cover on there to help protect it from the elements one of the other things you don't see on the other side the off door side here there is a black tank flush.
So, you don't have to drag a hose through your RV and stick it down the toilets wash out your black tank and it also does have the damped solar prep so, if you want solar eyes to do is buy the panel's plug it in and it will a trip will charge your battery welcome to the inside of the 2018 Winnebago mini plus 27 BH SS this particular model is in the cobblestone interior let's start off on the ceiling of this RV this is something that's really nice again you start to see it in some of the higher-end travel trailers because you know it cost a little more money, but it makes a big effect and that is you have the barreled ceiling it really helps give you that extra Headroom make it feel like it's not quite as closed in then also right up on the ceiling here you see you have LED lights you have that throughout the coach which again another great deal you know with LED lights they don't put out near the heat and they use a fraction of the power of course you have ducted AC up there as you would expect nice big skylight - above the kitchen less than a lot of natural light, but we'll get to the kitchen in just a moment. I want to start off on the super slide here. So, right over here you have the trifold sofa this is the better-looking sofa than you see in a lot of manufacturers you can see it actually has feet on there which is kind of cool again trying to give that higher-end look and it's extremely comfortable to sit on as well as to sleep on now, if you're not familiar with the trifold sofa you can see right here this is actually what you're sleeping on is this cushion and you have that as well you're sleeping on the couch cushions themselves you don't have a big bar in your back like your traditional pull out or have to worry about an air mattress is deflating you.
So, nice sofa right there, if you take a look on the wall here you actually have this on both walls you'll see you have an electrical outlet as well as a dual USB port you have it again over on the other side of this slide out another thing to mention nice deep slide outs here and you have windows on both sides so, if you take a look the window. I'll open this up for you see this actually does open that's again a nice feature that way you can get a cross breeze coming through here big u-shaped dinette the great thing what do you shaped dinette you know it's a bunk model chances are you're going to have a lot of people want to eat a meal at the same time. So, this way you can sit everyone around and be able to enjoy that meal or play a board game the table does drop down as well.
So, this can turn into a bed nice and easy you can see this guy right here you just pull this out and then the bed or the table rather let me pull it out here just cushions in the way, but it literally swings down just like that it will fit right along here and then again you put the cushions right on top of that and that's what creates your bed the other cool thing about this table though is because it's moveable you can take this over to the sofa, if you want and create a little coffee table put your feet up on it put some drinks up on it it really does just kind of serve multi-purpose then to put it back up just put your foot on it here. So, it doesn't move same thing just swing it up snaps right back into place. So, very cool there and again big windows on the back side letting in a lot of natural light of course you have a light fixture right up top here across the way is the beautiful kitchen.
I love the fact they went to solid surface countertops in here it definitely adds a lot to the appeal of the coach and you know again it's going to show you that this is a higher-end model and it allows you to do this which is have your recessed or flush sink top covers here. I'll take those off you can see the under mount stainless steel bowl you can see it's kind of following the residential trend it's like a farm style think where it has you know a little bit more square shape to it and it has almost zero radius. So, it is quite usable you can put the glasses all the way in the corner just gives you a lot more usable space in your sink and then you see here you also have the high rise pullout faucet to make washing dishes really nice and easy all right over here in the corner you can see your electrical outlets so, if you do need to plug anything in whether it's blender toaster coffee maker that is the place you would do it there there's you take a look up top here you can see the beautiful glass they have on here it's a really cool design they put in the glass out, if it picks it up on film very well or not, but it really is a neat look and you can see good storage up there shelf built in perfect for your spices everything else that you want to put in there same thing as you can see right over here microwave the weight of the units right there six six thousand seven hundred twenty pounds.
So, under that seven thousand mark underneath that is your fully functional hood with a light and fan and then right down here is your three burner cooktop let me move some sunglasses there, but three burner cooktop you can see it does have the glass cover to recess cooktop. So, again you can utilize this as prep space just like you can - think giving you great countertop space there's a cool thing about this is when you fold it up it kind of doubles the backsplash granted there is one or two here, but glass is just pretty darn easy to clean. So, again just one more added benefit, but three burner that wood cooktop front one being high output underneath of course is the oven, if you want to do some baking and underneath the oven take a look at that nice deep drawer that's great for some pots and pans you know just a bigger space in which you can put them a bank of four drawers here full extension ball bearing drawers God love that you'd have a place to put your silverware everything else there and that's some additional storage there underneath the sink.
So, you have a place to put all of your cleaning chemicals rounding out the kitchen though is your fridge freezer combo right here this is a genetic fridge freezer combo this unit does run off both propane and electric and also has automatic switch over you'll see you have storage right up top here as well as books the storage area right here down below it's a great place for your sink top covers to go to by the way, if you're looking for a spot you can sneak them right in underneath their TV. I think. I like both the location this TV is directly across from the couch this will be mainly where you're sitting of course the most comfortable seat in here.
So, you get a straight shot to the TV which is pretty darn cool and this is on a swing our mouth so, if you want you have this little loop right here on a chain you can actually pull this that will allow the TV to come out so, if you want to turn it towards the dinette you can do that you know, if you want to just kind of turn it a little bit more whatever angle you want depending on where you're sitting it just gives you that freedom again to move it around right underneath that is your multimedia Center that is your radio CD and DVD player as. I mentioned we were outside this unit is Bluetooth capable right in here you have a cutout this is, if you have any auxiliary components you can stick those in there you can see your plug ins also you have a dual USB port there and then right underneath you have additional storage cool thing about this side, if you take a look right here you'll actually see this has a hanging rack up top and removable shelves so, if you want to take that out you can use that it's like a little coat closet which is pretty neat, if you come around to this side you also have hooks right here so, if you want to hang jackets there you can certainly do that underneath your home place to put shoes you can see they lifted that up. So, you can throw some shoes sandals whatever underneath there get them out of the way of course your main control panel right over here monitoring system water pump your water heater what.
I do want to mention you'll see here this does run off both electric and propane can actually turn those both on at the same time for higher recovery and then right in here you will see you have a nice extra storage compartment there with the net. So, it is quite easy to access whatever you put in there to done back in the corner this is our bunks of course the double bunks in the industry is what we call a double over a double meaning it's a double-wide bunk over of course same thing you have a ladder that's built-in they can climb right up in their privacy curtain on both you lost notice you have a window on both the top and bottom then take a look right here you can see you have dual USB port as well as an LED light there. So, you have a place in which you can plug things in and then a light, if you need to do some reading as well and then underneath here again they're utilizing the nuts which are cool makes it easy to get into, but look at that the storage goes all the way back the neat thing about that, if you can put you know your clothes hamper in there for dirty clothes, if you have duffel bags you can put duffel bags in there as well which is pretty darn neat and then look at this, if you remove this cushion the bed actually lifts up.
So, you can utilize this as storage as you're traveling down the road that's at this guy's forward actually connect to this hook right here. So, that holds that up so, if you have some larger items you want to put in there again while you're going down the road that makes a great extra storage area then let's come take a look at the bathroom before we head in. I do want to talk about the Winnebago doors the doors they do on all their towables and they're probably the best in the towable industry to be on it you can see here they actually frame it out in wood instead of a plastic trim and it's square it's true it shuts the way it's supposed to it's not wiggling it doesn't bounce back open just phenomenal doors that they put in here and although it seems minor it's just what again you know.
I reiterate shows you the quality that Winnebago is putting into their trailers right here you have a robe hook. So, place to hang your towel which can be quite nice in the bathroom let me turn some lights on in here so, if you take a look. I'll leave that one on.
I can take a look right in there. So, you can see you have some LED lights there great linen closet along there you know plenty of room for your towels your toilet right down in the corner there and then a neo angle shower with roller glass doors which. I like because that way when you open it the water stays right down the shower pan instead of going all over the floor up above that you can see you have some shelves there as well as your hand wand nice big skylight up top - lets in a lot of natural light as well as gives you some additional Headroom you can also see a vent fan right here to help moisture quickly escape you have your vanity with your mirrored medicine cabinet there towel ring off to the side.
I'd nice big countertop in the bathroom this is big to me too you know a lot of times these bathrooms have the tiny little bathrooms in our V's not the case here this bathroom is nice and big add plenty of space for toothbrush everything else you need upgrated stainless steel bowl on there you can see the storage off to the side. I'll put some extra rolls of toilet paper or something in there or even in here you have good storage right there under the sink as well you make your way into the bedroom you can see you have a queen bed here with good storage underneath it is shruts supported. So, it's nice and easy to access anything that you do put under there take a look at both sides the bed you'll see you have mirrored wardrobe space good area to hang the clothes right down below that a small shelf and you will see you have an electrical outlet as well as dual USB ports on both side of the bed so, if you need to charge a cell phone or tablet at night or plug in a CPAP machine you can do that on either side across the top here you have very large doors to your storage up top you can see it's big storage too a lot of times the storage up top isn't very usable that is not the case here it's very usable and again big doors you can fit larger items in there right underneath you have dual directional reading lights and then at the foot of the bed here take a look at the door you have a farm style door again kind of taking some things the residential trend.
I think this is really nice you can close that off gives you that added privacy and it has a great look to it as well, if you take a look right up top here you will see that you have a vent. So, you can quickly help any kind of rather get a cross breeze coming through here speakers on both sides then right here is your TV so, if you want a place to hook up the TV you can go ahead and put that right there, but all right folks that wraps it up again the 2018 Winnebago mini plus 27b HSS that's a mouthful, if you aren't interested in this RV go ahead give us a call here at American ography we'll be happy to get you a great price on it, if you're looking for the latest availability. I recommend you check out our website which is American RV com thanks again for watching.
I'm. Ian Baker. I can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.