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Cheap faucets

Unread postby Zinger on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:03 pm

Do all TTs have cheap faucets and why?
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby skipnchar on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:07 pm

Mostly it's a weight issue. Light weight plastic. Some of the really high end units use heavier stuff though. U have a friend with an older Hitchhiker Premier that has pretty much residential grade plumbing on all locations.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:08 pm

Just about every entry and mid level unit I've ever saw, yeah... When you get into the middle-high and high end units you start to see brand name faucets and such - we looked (purely for fun) at a 80K fiver a month or so back and I did notice Kohler faucets in the bathroom and kitchen.

For most units I think it's a matter of cost, and weight - the plastic cheapie faucets are indeed much lighter then high quality alternatives. Same goes for sinks and such.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:15 pm

Our's are definitely "light weight".
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:08 am

In my last rig they were real cheap....upgraded it before we sold it and glad we did. The new rig has a much better faucet, kitchen & bath but I am not sure what brand they are. 8-)
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby bamasurveyor on Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:56 pm

Our kitchen faucet is the cheap plastic one, but the one in the bath room sink "appears to be a better quality fixture. Is there such thing a high end Rv shower faucet?
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby catmom on Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:43 pm

The faucet in our HTT was metal, but the faucets in our new TT are plastic. And so is the kitchen sink!! That was a surprise. Again, a weight issue.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:04 pm

Kitchen sink in our TT last summer was (believe it or not) steel/porcelain, which we soon discovered was quick to chip when things fell out of the overhead cupboards into it.

Current TT (now sold) has stainless steel sinks, same as you would find at home.

New TT that we pickup in a a few weeks is plastic, but seems to be a nice design at least.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby skipnchar on Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:45 pm

The sinks in our Rockwood are Acrylic of some sort and seem to be a lot tougher than the stainless in our old Coachmen. After two years of pretty heavy use not a scratch on them.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby Mikey on Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:32 pm

Our Amerilite really is entry level. It has plastic faucet and sink. Looks really nice, but flexes something fierce and the ring around where the water leaves is raised so not all water leaves when you are attempting to clean it. PITA. I'm also worried when I move it from one sink to the other (double sink) if I'm going to go too far and break it.
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby va_jay55 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:42 pm

Cheap plastic in ours. Not real happy about it. Gonna replace it sooner or later. I'd like to find a better sink that will fit. Might have to MOD it. Yeah... 8-)
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Re: Cheap faucets

Unread postby Zinger on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:18 am

Great thank you all I guess the plastic faucets beat the hand pump on the pup. If they work I wont fix them.
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