November '18

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rv-pro.com November 2018 • RV PRO • 33 Liberty Outdoors Mini Max For customers who buy into the notion that less is more, Liberty Outdoors has downsized its Max teardrop trailer and introduced the Mini Max as it makes efforts to again become a dominant player in the market it ruled with the Little Guy name. While other trailer manufacturers boast of their half-ton towability, the Mini Max is geared toward the small SUV and crossover owner. The trailer weighs just less than 2,000 pounds. Although Mini Max is slightly shorter and significantly lighter than its big brother, it doesn't mean owners have to sacrifice and squeeze into a sardine can. Thanks to the curves of the teardrop shape and innovative design, there is enough headroom (8 feet, 6 inches) and inte- rior space for a couple to comfortably move around without stumbling over each other. "The Mini Max really hits the sweet spot for many more customers," says Director of Operations Dylan DeHoff. "The spaciousness, the storage, the huge refrigerator, the electric ignition stove, the bed configuration, the ability to keep the microwave. … These are things that trailers in this class simply don't have." Considering the overall size, the k i t c h e n i s w e l l - e q u i p p e d w i t h a 5-cubic-foot refrigerator and a small microwave and has several storage com- partments that take advantage of every inch available. A wet bath opens off the side of the kitchen as well. In the rear of the compartment, a 75 by 70 queen bed converts into a dinette with a clever system of slats. Instead of having to take the bed apart in pieces that will just get in the way, a single cushion lifts out of the center and the slats underneath slide back into a slot under what becomes part of the seat/bench of the dinette. A three-stage marine-style hydraulic table stored underneath the bed can be used for dining or can be placed forward in the kitchen area for added counter space while cooking. Mini Max checks in at 17 feet, 2 inches long. It has the same rear acrylic window as its big brother and front and side windows that open to keep the trailer light and airy. The MSRP is $23,000. What impressed RV PRO: There's only so much to get excited about in a super small trailer, but Liberty has put as much as possible into the Mini Max. The clever setup for the bed/dinette will save countless time trying to tear down and put back together because of the easy-sliding slats. Mini Max is a step closer to bringing "Little Guy" back to its roots. Liberty Outdoors made a smaller, slightly more affordable teardrop with the Mini Max. The trailer still has room for an indoor kitchen, a wet bath and a rear dinette that converts into a sleeping area.

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