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Old 12-30-2020, 02:33 PM   #1
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2003 Brave 50 amp upgrade

Has anyone upgraded their 2003 Brave to 50 amps? Wondering if it's worth tackling ...
Putting in a new parallax automatic transfer switch 503 and figured I would ask since I'm already at the box.
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:59 PM   #2
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It has never been worth it to us but the only time we have had questions on the 30 amp supply was due to my wife's habit.
She had the idea that the toaster and coffee pot should set alongside of each other and she would start them while she finished drying her hair!
Once we determined that she could set them on opposite ends of the cabinet and she could dry her air either before or after having coffee, things smoothed out very well!
Being able to adapt was part of our plan when downsizing to fit the campsites we like better.
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A lot depends on where you tend to camp. We like state parks, lakes and smaller RV parks. For the most part, I haven't seen much in the way of 50A service except in larger, more upscale parks.
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Has anyone upgraded their 2003 Brave to 50 amps? Wondering if it's worth tackling ...
Putting in a new parallax automatic transfer switch 503 and figured I would ask since I'm already at the box.
Going to 50amp RV service is not an easy upgrade. It entails rewiring your RV so that half of the RV 120V AC circuits attached through a 50amp C/B and the other half of the RV attaches through a second 50amp C/B. Then the 2 C/B's go to the transfer switch and to shore power.

You would have to pull out your 30 amp 120V AC power and CB box and replace it with a 50amp.
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:12 PM   #5
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It can get down to asking how much to invest in something and when you begin to approach 20 years old, the amount of time, effort and money just doesn't work for me.
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