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Old 09-30-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Bathroom sink

We have the standard white "kiddie" sink in our 2499. It's such a small sink and I'd like to do something to get a little more room there. I first thought that a bigger sink would do it since there's a few inches from the sink to the wall behind it that would allow for one, but for now I'm looking at the faucet. The spout is low and extends over the sink probably more than it has to, so I'm considering replacing it with something maybe taller and with less extension into the sink.

The hot water faucet squeaks and I've applied silicone to the inner workings several times to quiet it, but the squeak has come back both times so I would like to replace it anyway.
If that doesn't do it, then I'll look into a larger replacement.

Has anyone done anything like this already?
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Rich,

I have replaced the faucet. I will take pics on Sunday and post.

The faucet squeak, and it gets so hard to turn it is like the knob will break off. I had this issue in the shower too. This year I found a better fix that so far is lasting. Food grade silicone grease. My water softener place turned me onto this as they use it on large O rings for water filters. I put some of this silicone grease on the rubber seals and it works. I use to use the spray and that does work but does not last but the grease has more mass to it and I'm on month 8 now and counting and it is still working well.

I have not replaced the sink.

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Food grade silicone grease. My water softener place turned me onto this as they use it on large O rings for water filters.
Yep, I've used the same stuff for that same purpose! I keep the little tin of it in a ziploc with a small clean paint brush, to brush it on.
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I replaced the faucet on the sink in our bathroom. We didn't like how close to the back of the sink the short spout was. Just purchased a standard household faucet at the home store. It's a direct swap, the sink stopper pull is not used so there is just an empty hole where it usually goes between the handles. New one seems to use less water, the pump runs less. Handles have a more sturdy feel, want to do the kitchen next.
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Heres a couple photos of our faucet, was about $25.

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Did you change the sink too?
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Hi Rich,

Here is the faucet I changed in our 2004 T-310SR. This is a standard bath faucet out of the lumber yard. I did however add a shut off valve in the hot and cold line in the cabinet under the sink to throttle down the water flow. I throttle the flow when we boondock to not waste water. The camper original faucet had a built in restrictor but a home faucet at the time I bought will pass lots more water. Some of the newer faucets may now have a flow restrictor in them.

I did not replace the sink. It is starting to yellow and I have been thinking on how to help correct that short of replacing it.





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Thanks John,
Your sink is like ours, square with the faucet mounted on the sink, but your son's is round with the faucet mounted on the counter top behind the sink up near the wall. That gives more room in the sink.
Both your and our sinks have space behind the sink and that was one reason I was thinking of cutting the counter top for a deeper sink, to utilize the space between it and the wall.

Our sink was damaged and I replaced it with a new unit from Bontragers for $29.00

About the flow restrictor, doesn't opening the faucet handle less do the same thing? Or is it a matter of getting the same pressure at a lower flow rate with the restrictor?

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I've seen a few with the round sinks like Ben has, but I'm not sure why. Mine also has the square one. The round one was only something around in the last few years, maybe 2005 and up.
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Our sink was damaged and I replaced it with a new unit from Bontragers for $29.00

About the flow restrictor, doesn't opening the faucet handle less do the same thing? Or is it a matter of getting the same pressure at a lower flow rate with the restrictor?
Hi Rich, thanks for the lead on Bontragers for a new sink. I may go that route rather then trying to paint etc the old one.

On the flow restriction, yes, for sure if you just tweak the faucet handle you can regulate the flow. In this case the new faucet being a mono lever handle to start with and being a much higher volume faucet, it took just about zero effort to turn the thing on full blast.... The lever moves so easy it was on full flow without even thinking about it. By then, a pint to a quart of water went down the drain trying to fiddle with the lever. So rather then trying to create restriction disks in the aerator, I opted for the adjustable valve in the hot can cold supply line.

When we are on full hook up, (not often) I can open them up. When on boondocking of doing general camping with on-board tanks, I can tweak them into super water economizing mode. We can go 4 days on a full fresh tank with the 2 of us, doing dishes, taking showers and general faucet use on the restriction methods.

This is one issue going mono lever and normal home faucet replacement. They use more water then the RV faucet unless you do something to overcome this. If you had a 2 knob type faucet, by the pure nature of them they do not go onto full blast so fast. A fast moving mono lever faucet, she wants to head to the races instantly...

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So you put the restrictor in a place that every water outlet would be affected? Where?
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So you put the restrictor in a place that every water outlet would be affected? Where?
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Well no, not like that. The other faucets/ toilet etc do not have this full blast issue as they are knob faucets and have the RV restrictor in the aerator.

I installed 2, PEX ball valves. One in the hot water and one in the cold water supply line under the sink in the bathroom. Cut the pipe, insert valve, crimp the fittings. These 2 valves only work for the bathroom new mono lever faucet. A Flare-It shutoff would work as well if someone does not have a PEX crimper.
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I did not change the sink, I think as Sunline Fan mentioned it was a later change. Ours is 2006 and the 2005 we just fixed was round too I think. With the two handle faucet we only normally turn the knob about halfway for just washing hands, it will let more water out if opened all the way.

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I did not change the sink, I think as Sunline Fan mentioned it was a later change. Ours is 2006 and the 2005 we just fixed was round too I think. With the two handle faucet we only normally turn the knob about halfway for just washing hands, it will let more water out if opened all the way.

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This is a peculiar change. Every 260/264SR, 267/276SR, and 330SR that I looked at (a lot) used the round bowl sink since 1998. From '98-early '05, I saw more of the one piece round sinks where the faucet mounts to it. Then they started phasing in the other kind.

But just in those models. I didn't look at all years, but looking at most models for all the model years, I didn't see the round bowl in another floorplan at all, and definitely none of the non-slides.

Not sure why they did this, but I wonder if it's related to the depth of the counter. Ben and John, do you think you can get a measurement of both your counter depths to the wall at the sink? The models in question here all have fairly large baths, with most having them in the rear. I can see the outside shower might play a role in the 264SR, but it's nowhere near in a 267, so I don't think so. Plus, my '97's outside shower is right by the sink, and it's a square bowl.
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