I said I would post my thoughts and experiences with our "new" 2109 S after we got a few camping trips logged.
It all started here: Anxious in northern Michigan...new mini lite owner
Now, a year later, I am happy to report that after a dozen or so camping trips, we are very satisfied with this trailer. The only serious issue we have had this year is a leak in the cold water supply to the bathroom lav. I think it was just a loose connection at the faucet. Tightened it today; we'll see how it holds up next weekend.
We have found this little trailer to be ideal for the two of us, even three if the guest doesn't mind sleeping on the fold out couch. Interestingly I find the couch is quite comfortable for sitting. I have spent many relaxing hours sitting there reading a book on a cool rainy day. The heater does a stellar job on such days as well. The one day of really hot (90+) temps we had last year was tamed quite nicely by the AC, albeit a bit noisely. Another big plus for this trailer is the storage space. We find it to be more than adequate and very well thought out. Being the "Head Chef", I especially like the galley layout. Unlike several other models we looked at of comparable size, the MiniLite 2109 S has plenty of counter space, good lighting, and well placed appliances that make food prep/cleanup fast and easy.
The exceptional storage isn't limited to the inside either. The outside access storage area up front is cavernous, but still easy to use if you keep everything in plastic totes. You can easily get 4 or 5 in there. I have a 4' pole with a hook on the end to pull out the ones that end up out of reach. Works great for me.
Alas, the 2109 S is not perfect however. "Fit and finish" is subpar in some areas, but the only thing we couldn't live with was the standard mattress. Our solution was to top it with a 2" closed cell "memory" foam mattress pad which made things much better.
Probably the biggest welcome surprise for me was how nicely this trailer tows compared to our old 20' Coachmen. Our Kia Sorento (5000 lbs tow cap.) pulls it along at 60 mph on the freeway with no problem at all. Hills cause an expected speed reduction, while crosswinds and passing semi trucks cause only a little wiggle now and then.
I still wonder about the long term structural integrity of the composite sandwich construction. The floor is a little on the spongy side. I am hoping the constant flexing will not cause degradation of the foam core. Another concern is the potential for delamination of the roof and walls due to water leakage. Vigilant
inspection for evidence of leaks from all potential sources is an absolute must to guard against the possibility of delamination which is very difficult and expensive to repair.
All things considered we find this little trailer to be the best available to suit our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend it as an ideal camper for a couple with the caveat concerning the unknown long term reliability of the composite construction.