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Old 08-31-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Thinking of upgrading to Mini Lite 2503S

We are orig owners of a Jayco Kiwi 23B and after 13 years its time to upgrade! Looking at 2016 or 2017 Mini Lite 2503S model..love the murphy bed, slide out kitchen, lots of storage, big bathroom with entry door...but still not sure about maybe 2502KS or 2504S? or smaller 2304KS?
Pro's Con's for each? What vehicle do you use to tow? Thoughts please.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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We are the proud owners of a 2016 2504s. Tow it with a 2wd 2014 Silverodo double cab with a 262 cubic inch v6 and 3.23 gears. Love it so far. I like the fact that you have a straight shot at the tv. The twin bunks make perfect grandkid beds or storage when not in use. Wish the couch had a little more support but fixing that is on my to do list. Another thing I really like is the total of 6 outside storage doors. Sorry this is my first RV so I don't have anything to compaire it to. Jay
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:37 PM   #3
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We are orig owners of a Jayco Kiwi 23B and after 13 years its time to upgrade! Looking at 2016 or 2017 Mini Lite 2503S model..love the murphy bed, slide out kitchen, lots of storage, big bathroom with entry door...but still not sure about maybe 2502KS or 2504S? or smaller 2304KS?
Pro's Con's for each? What vehicle do you use to tow? Thoughts please.
we love our 2015 Micro Lite 25KS, the twin of the Mini Lite 2503S, for the same reasons you mentioned,... and consider it perfect as a couples trailer,..... a world of storage and an amazing amount of mods that we've done to make it comfortable for us,.... DW finally has enough counter space for her cooking(all elect. so I removed the propane tanks), the back door is much more practical than I thought it would be, and the large bath room is great,..... I don't think you'll be disappointed if you choose the 2503S or the 25KS,.... we tow with a 2015 F150,...... happy trailering..........
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Thanks so much..just curious what mods you made? Why only electric? No propane?
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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We looked at the 2304KS but went with the 2503S. The 2304KS seemed to have less outside storage and I didn't like the utility connections at the rear instead of the street side. Once the DW saw the size of the bathroom in the 2503S, she was hooked. The bathroom sink seems like it's in a closet in the 2304KS, but you've actually got counterspace in the 2503S.

Here are the mods I've done. (I think fella10 has done several of these, plus a few others that I haven't.)

1. Inside switch/pilot light for hot water heater electric element

2. Honeywell RHB111B digital thermostat

3. Fencepost sewer hose holder

4. PVC pipe WDH spring bar holder

5. BAL Hide-a-Spare for spare tire

6. 2” receiver/beefed up frame for bike rack

7. 4 pin connector for bike rack lights

8. Routed fresh water tank drain to side of trailer

9. 110VAC outlet on street side sofa table

10. New locks all keyed together (except outside shower)

11. Dura Single Handle faucet in shower

12. Replaced on-board water filter with coupler and outside filter

13. Accur-Rite fridge/freezer temperature monitor

14. Computer fans on fridge condenser coils
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
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Thanks so much..just curious what mods you made? Why only electric? No propane?
DW is from China and prefers to cook w/elect,... removing the propane tanks gave a perfect place to carry our bikes,..... rockfordroo's list shows there is no end to what you can do to this model,... pics below show a few,...

1) DW counter top, there's more stuff there now
2) capped table to enlarge table top area
3) removed plastic drawer under sofa to make more storage
4) made two new drawers in unused area below kitchen cabinet
5) bike rack in front of tt
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DW is from China and prefers to cook w/elect,... removing the propane tanks gave a perfect place to carry our bikes,..... rockfordroo's list shows there is no end to what you can do to this model,... pics below show a few,...

1) DW counter top, there's more stuff there now
2) capped table to enlarge table top area
3) removed plastic drawer under sofa to make more storage
4) made two new drawers in unused area below kitchen cabinet
5) bike rack in front of tt
How do you heat the trailer without propane?
Electric heaters?

I guess you don't plan on ever dry camping or boondocking.
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How do you heat the trailer without propane?
Electric heaters?

I guess you don't plan on ever dry camping or boondocking.

two small ceramic heaters, one is enough for trailer comfort, but the second one heats the bathroom for DW when showering,.....

ever heard of generators?? .....they do an amazing job of providing elect. in remote areas where no company provided elect. is available and they are just right for campers who don't want to carry two 30# propane tanks around with them 24/7.
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Thinking of upgrading to Mini Lite 2503S

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We are orig owners of a Jayco Kiwi 23B and after 13 years its time to upgrade! Looking at 2016 or 2017 Mini Lite 2503S model..love the murphy bed, slide out kitchen, lots of storage, big bathroom with entry door...but still not sure about maybe 2502KS or 2504S? or smaller 2304KS?
Pro's Con's for each? What vehicle do you use to tow? Thoughts please.
happy owner of 2504S. lots of storage for the size. can sleep 6 if needed. the latest model 2509S which has a similar front to ours but the back has larger bunks on opposite side with an outdoor kitchen. few of my mods:
1. mounted power management in storage bay
2. slide out drawers in pantry
3. added fireplace
4. made magazine rack

have fun deciding,

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