Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Technical Forums > Repairs and Maintenance
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2016, 06:22 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
SUN #7751
Jasonr114 is an unknown quantity at this point
Kitchen Sink Repair - what do I need?

I have a 2006 T-267 SR I picked up used last September. This is our 4th camping trip with the Sunline. I am sitting here, enjoying my coffee, at Jellystone in Quarryville.

I did not enjoy what happened when a really crappy water supply repair, from previous owner, failed and soaked part of my camper.

Attached are pics. How do I go about fixing this problem?

https://goo.gl/photos/dWmHnmN1gQhDLYzb9

If only there was a shut off valve, I could at least have water in the bathroom.
__________________

__________________
Jasonr114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 07:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve Collins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,846
SUN #264
Steve Collins is an unknown quantity at this point
Kitchen Sink Repair - what do I need?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasonr114 View Post
I have a 2006 T-267 SR I picked up used last September. This is our 4th camping trip with the Sunline. I am sitting here, enjoying my coffee, at Jellystone in Quarryville.



I did not enjoy what happened when a really crappy water supply repair, from previous owner, failed and soaked part of my camper.



Attached are pics. How do I go about fixing this problem?



https://goo.gl/photos/dWmHnmN1gQhDLYzb9



If only there was a shut off valve, I could at least have water in the bathroom.


It's all pretty standard plumbing parts. The pex tubing and fittings are readily available at Home Depot, etc. That access panel on the wall should come right off.

You can add the shut off when you fix the rest of it.
__________________

__________________

'12 F250 4x4 Super Duty PowerStroke 6.7 diesel
2011 to present: '11 Cougar 326MKS
1999 to 2011: '99 Sunline T-2453
SUN264 * Amateur Radio kd2iat monitoring 146.52
Steve Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:28 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 37
SUN #8414
GalacticSton is an unknown quantity at this point
Converting PEX Plumbing to Standard PVC

Is there any reason I can't go with standard PVC type plumbing pipes and fittings in my camper?

The plumbing in my camper needs to be overhauled, and after reading a ton of gripes about PEX fittings, I am thinking about getting rid of it all and using regular PVC pipes and fittings.

Has anyone done this?
__________________
Ford F-150
1983 Sunline T1661
GalacticSton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Steve Collins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,846
SUN #264
Steve Collins is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by GalacticSton View Post
Is there any reason I can't go with standard PVC type plumbing pipes and fittings in my camper?



The plumbing in my camper needs to be overhauled, and after reading a ton of gripes about PEX fittings, I am thinking about getting rid of it all and using regular PVC pipes and fittings.



Has anyone done this?


Pex is pretty reliable these days, but if you want, use the pex with flair-it fittings. Best of both worlds. It's what I would look at first.
__________________

'12 F250 4x4 Super Duty PowerStroke 6.7 diesel
2011 to present: '11 Cougar 326MKS
1999 to 2011: '99 Sunline T-2453
SUN264 * Amateur Radio kd2iat monitoring 146.52
Steve Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:41 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
SUN #7751
Jasonr114 is an unknown quantity at this point
Steve - Thank you. Good to know that it should be an easy fix. Other than the proper connectors - will I need spexialized tools to work with the pex?


You mentioned an access panel. I got under the sink by removing two drawers. Is there another way in? The other side of the kitchen sink cabinet is a storage cabinet. I added more pics to the first link.
__________________
Jasonr114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 08:56 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Steve Collins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,846
SUN #264
Steve Collins is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasonr114 View Post
Steve - Thank you. Good to know that it should be an easy fix. Other than the proper connectors - will I need spexialized tools to work with the pex?
Pex fittings require a special tool and some practice. Part of the challenge there is that there are varying grades of tools with matching prices. If you don't have other uses for the tool, it's probably not a good investment. That's why I would look at Flair-It fittings first. You do the whole job with a good utility knife and pliers.

I have some PEX in my house, and I'm not sure I'd invest in a tool for it. And I'm the guy that doesn't hesitate to buy specialty tools.

My '11 Cougar is totally plumbed with Flair-It fittings so I have no reservations about using in an RV repair. They're easily found on the net, easy to work with, and very reliable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasonr114 View Post
You mentioned an access panel. I got under the sink by removing two drawers. Is there another way in? The other side of the kitchen sink cabinet is a storage cabinet. I added more pics to the first link.
I was referring to the panel that has all that goop on it. It looks to be removable. If you can get at the back side of the problem area, you could always create an access panel, especially if it is in a cabinet or closet.
__________________

'12 F250 4x4 Super Duty PowerStroke 6.7 diesel
2011 to present: '11 Cougar 326MKS
1999 to 2011: '99 Sunline T-2453
SUN264 * Amateur Radio kd2iat monitoring 146.52
Steve Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 09:10 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 37
SUN #8414
GalacticSton is an unknown quantity at this point
Sorry, I thought I posted the question in a new thread. I wasn't trying to hijack.
__________________
Ford F-150
1983 Sunline T1661
GalacticSton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 08:47 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
jim44646's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,002
SUN #4040
jim44646 is an unknown quantity at this point
Swivel Adapters connect 1/2" PEX tubing to male NPSM faucet connections. Just cut old off and slip this connector in along with a cinch ring. You can buy pex cinch pliers and cinch rings fairly reasonable. Not as good as crimp rings but work really well for repair
__________________
Jim and DW Darlene
2001 T-2553 Sunline Solaris
2006 GMC Sierra Duramax 2500HD 4X4
Firestone Transforce AT tires
Reese Dual Cam Sway Control
jim44646 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 04:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,890
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
It looks to me that the broken fitting is part of your faucet but that is not a big deal any house hold faucet either a 4 or 8" will work depending on you your hole center size it will be one or the other.
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 07:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
jim44646's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,002
SUN #4040
jim44646 is an unknown quantity at this point
Looks to me like the center broke broke out of the adapter and the threaded part with the tightening tabs remained on the faucet

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
__________________
Jim and DW Darlene
2001 T-2553 Sunline Solaris
2006 GMC Sierra Duramax 2500HD 4X4
Firestone Transforce AT tires
Reese Dual Cam Sway Control
jim44646 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 05:32 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
SUN #7751
Jasonr114 is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim44646 View Post
Looks to me like the center broke broke out of the adapter and the threaded part with the tightening tabs remained on the faucet

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
I am hoping you are correct. That should make the repair easier. We got back and unpacked yesterday.

Today I will get up in under the sink and see if I can remove the other half of the white adapter - hoping there is no damage to the sink.

Thanks.
__________________
Jasonr114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 04:31 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
SUN #7751
Jasonr114 is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks for all the advice. I was easily able to find the swivel pex adapters posted above at home depot. I replaced both swivel adapters on the hot/cold, replaced the sink faucet in entirety, and installed two ball valves on the hot/cold supply line under the bunk.

I ended up removing one the boards between the two bottom sink cabinet drawers so I could fit my XXL shoulders in the sink, when I realized the faucet needed replace, I ended up removing the entire sink.

I bought an 8 inch delta faucet that maintained the high arch of the original.

PEX, PEX, PEX - what can I say? It was sooo easy to work with, I ended up buying the cheap PEX crimper that you use with vise grips, and I was easily able to crimp on 6 bands with no problem.

Thanks again for all the advice and help. You can see pics all along the way here:

https://goo.gl/photos/dWmHnmN1gQhDLYzb9
__________________
Jasonr114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 04:35 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
jim44646's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,002
SUN #4040
jim44646 is an unknown quantity at this point
PEX is the best. Good job.

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
Jim and DW Darlene
2001 T-2553 Sunline Solaris
2006 GMC Sierra Duramax 2500HD 4X4
Firestone Transforce AT tires
Reese Dual Cam Sway Control
jim44646 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 T-2363 Need Kitchen Sink pamwinn Repairs and Maintenance 4 01-18-2010 08:53 PM
Kitchen Sink MOKID Repairs and Maintenance 3 04-20-2009 07:13 PM
Kitchen Sink 2006 T-2363 pamwinn Modifications 1 09-28-2008 12:56 PM
Kitchen Sink 2006 T-2363 pamwinn Modifications 0 09-28-2008 12:13 PM
T2499 Kitchen Sink Covers covenantbro Sunline Travel Trailers 11 01-28-2008 05:36 PM



Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:37 PM.