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Old 08-30-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Micro Lite and Super Lite

What are the construction and quality differences between these lines?
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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The Micro Lite are shorter and lighter than the Super Lite. I think if you check the standard features, there'll be less compared to Super Lite. They'll have the same construction and are probably built on the same production line.

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Old 08-30-2014, 02:05 PM   #3
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I imagine it's the same as the Rockwood versions. I've got a Mini Lite and I've been inside a few Ultra Lights. Aside from size, there's very little difference. Almost all of the same flooring / cabinetry / upholstery. Standard features are almost all the same, there's just a little more room for added extras in the larger floor plans.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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FR does use good quality products in their construction....now then, that said, it comes down to just who did the installation work that day. I am a heavy industrial electrician and I have the same problems with my crews. Some workers care and others are there to make their time and go home. Any trouble I've had FR has fixed it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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FR does use good quality products in their construction....now then, that said, it comes down to just who did the installation work that day.
Sparkey, eh? I'm a retired boilermaker from Local 1, Chicago. Worked out of the hall for 35 years, pulled the pin at 55.

I learned the Super Lite uses an aluminum framed floor and the Micro Lite wood. And the Super Lite has an enclosed bottom, which might be good or bad. In the range where the two lines intersect in size the Micro Lites are somewhat heavier, thus my question.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:45 PM   #6
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Are you positive about the frame?

"Fully Laminated Aluminum Frame (Floor, Sidewall, & Roof)" - from the Forest River page for Micro Lite standard features.

My Mini Lite also has an enclosed underside, so I'm pretty sure the Micro Lites do as well.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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Are you positive about the frame?

"Fully Laminated Aluminum Frame (Floor, Sidewall, & Roof)" - from the Forest River page for Micro Lite standard features.

My Mini Lite also has an enclosed underside, so I'm pretty sure the Micro Lites do as well.
I'm positive of nothing about this cockamamie company.

My new Flagstaff catalog on the Super Lite, Micro Lite and Shamrock lines states Micro Lites and some Shamrocks have a "vacuum bonded floor with 16" on center aluminum floor joists". This implies the Micro Lite lacks this feature, perhaps they mean the floor material rather than the joists.

The catalog also states that only Super Lites have an enclosed underbelly.
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Ah, got you. I can tell you from experience though, that the catalogs lie sometimes. Some of the features that came standard on my 2014 weren't even listed as options in the current catalog at the time (electric stabilizers and LED lighting, for example weren't even mentioned). I can tell you for a fact, though, that the Mini's (and almost certainly the Micro's) are enclosed..at least on last years models.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:30 PM   #9
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I would take it that the micro lite is more of an entry level trailer. It even states in the brochure it was created for those wanting to move up from a tent trailer to a light weight towable. I speculate some of the quality is not the same. For example our current soon to be traded for a bigger super lite salem cruise lite has a tarp like material for the enclosed under belly. The super light has a firmer plastic material for the enclosed belly.. I would speculate the micro lite only has the tarp material.
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I own a 2014 21FBRS and am very impressed....so far. It has every option except an electric hitch stand; electric awning w/LED lights, all inside LED lighting, heated mattress and a great entertainment center. I work on nuclear power houses, oil rigs and paper mills across America and stay in my trailer, in 15-20 degree weather to 100 degrees. I went from a 21' Sunline to my 21FBRS and love it. It gets a lot of attention where ever I park.
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Bob - it is a nice little trailer. I take it that you live in this trailer alone. If so then that is plenty of space for a person.
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If only I could get commission everytime someone asked about our microlite tt. $$$
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If only I could get commission every time someone asked about our microlite tt. $$$
^Completely Agree. We are usually the smallest Camper in the campground, but everyone wants to check our out. I am thinking about charging for tours in 12 oz increments

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Great idea on admission, "Big Little Camper" are often the words


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The Micro Lite are shorter and lighter than the Super Lite. I think if you check the standard features, there'll be less compared to Super Lite. They'll have the same construction and are probably built on the same production line.

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The Superlite is built at the same plant as the signature Ultralites ( They are twins), the 85 series fifth wheels and the Windjammers V nose. We did not see any Microlites at that plant either time we were there. I can tell you that my wife and I were very impressed with the manufacturing and QC processes. We would definitely buy another.
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We have our MicroLite 21FBRS for sale, and I have to add that this has been the most fun we have had in 2 yrs! This camper is PERFECT for 2 people. Granted, we have no kids, no pets, but had my mom with us for 2 long trips (80 yrs) and she was comfy. Only reason we are selling it is because of asthma and the cold.
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We have our MicroLite 21FBRS for sale, and I have to add that this has been the most fun we have had in 2 yrs! This camper is PERFECT for 2 people. Granted, we have no kids, no pets, but had my mom with us for 2 long trips (80 yrs) and she was comfy. Only reason we are selling it is because of asthma and the cold.

Looks like now you are boat less and trailer less.
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LOL - not trailerless yet - we haven't sold it!!! But we are anxious to sell it because we want a bigger one to go south in!

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You may need a bigger truck too. The DW wanted a bigger TT and I just happened to get permission to get a bigger truck. Funny how that all worked out.


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