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Old 11-07-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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Don't bother purchasing this faucet

If you find the double handle faucets a bother to use (they absolutely kill my hands) and you want to use a single lever faucet, don't bother. You're gonna be stuck with the two handles. I purchased the following single lever faucet and was told it would work in the bathroom.

https://www.amazon.com/Dura-Faucet-D.../dp/B00HYIKEKW

Well, unfortunately, as they tried to install it, they discovered it wouldn't work and it's too late to try to figure something else out. I didn't understand the reasoning for why it didn't work since I'm not actually inside the trailer to see what Tammy meant. Something about a lip of something or other that is custom made for them and now the pipes would have to be exposed to the living area if they used this faucet.

Yeah, like I said, I don't understand it. All I know is that the shower faucet I was really looking forward to using won't be installed, my hands will hurt after every single shower and water will be wasted as I'll have to adjust two handles instead of knowing exactly where to set the single lever (like I do at home). (I'm not a fan of using campground showers for reasons I won't get in to.)

And I think we have to keep the sink, which I really didn't want. I'm not 100% sure about that part of the conversation.

So, yeah, save your money and don't purchase this faucet. It won't work and you'll be wasting your money, time and hopes. It's too late to return to Amazon - I guess Goodwill is getting it as a donation.

Yes, Tammy did explain in both her email and her phone call that as they're building a trailer and a customer wants something customized, they may discover it won't work. Just call me super disappointed and discouraged right now. I'm posting this thread so others won't get into the same situation since I've posted several times about getting this faucet.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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Bummer, I really like that faucet and I was hoping to have it installed on my 5.0 TA. Ask Tammy if it will fit on my model and I or probably someone else who doesn't want a sink will buy it from you.

Looking at the location of the sink on the 21, I can see how there can be an installation issue but on the 5.0 TA the faucet would go on a wall which is shared with a cabinet so it may be easier to use it there.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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Anytime ETI is being asked to do something different for a customer or being asked to use a different product, there's always that chance the customer will be disappointed. I knew I wanted a bigger sink in my trailer than the standard bar sink. The agreement I had with ETI is that I would take the sink up to them and Reace would make the final decision whether he'd install it in my trailer. I was fortunate, but was prepared to hear "no."


Is there a paddle handle faucet that might work? Paddle handles don't require twisting knobs.


On edit... wait you said BATHROOM sink. That faucet does have small paddle handles and I can turn the water on and off (and adjust) using my knuckles! Shouldn't hurt your wrists at all.


If you want just the faucet for the shower, this is the one Larry Gamble (Little House Customs) installs. Maybe he can tell you the brand...
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #4
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Bummer, I really like that faucet and I was hoping to have it installed on my 5.0 TA. Ask Tammy if it will fit on my model and I or probably someone else who doesn't want a sink will buy it from you.
I've emailed and asked for photos of that area so I can (hopefully) better understand the situation, as I sure don't now. I'll update this thread with any info I get.

And, you're on your own for asking if it'll work for your trailer.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:09 PM   #5
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On edit... wait you said BATHROOM sink. That faucet does have small paddle handles and I can turn the water on and off (and adjust) using my knuckles! Shouldn't hurt your wrists at all.
That's good to know, thanks. So, maybe it won't kill my hands quite as much. We'll find out later in December when it's parked outside and we start testing it out.

Here's a photo of the demo model that was at ETI and has been sold. I don't know if anything has changed in the bathroom from when this was taken.

I like the faucet in the photo you posted, but it's two different piping systems (I'm assuming) which I don't think the Escape trailers use.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:10 PM   #6
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And, you're on your own for asking if it'll work for your trailer.
I'm pretty sure I will in about 5 months as I get closer to having my build list finalized.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:14 PM   #7
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I like the faucet in the photo you posted, but it's two different piping systems (I'm assuming) which I don't think the Escape trailers use.
You mentioned not getting a sink, so I thought the shower faucet had to be mounted on the wall...
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:22 PM   #8
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This is ours in our 19 without a sink. I am pretty sure you would be able to replace the turning knobs with levers somehow.
Once temperature of water is set, use the shut off on the shower head.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:46 PM   #9
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You mentioned not getting a sink, so I thought the shower faucet had to be mounted on the wall...
Ah, gotcha. I'm a bit slow on the uptake right now. Yeah, that's how I thought the faucet we wanted would be mounted, but I guess not.

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This is ours in our 19 without a sink. I am pretty sure you would be able to replace the turning knobs with levers somehow.
Marry, I thought the one we gave them would replace what they already use, but there's probably something different with the plumbing or some such. I dunno. I'm still very bummed over the whole thing. Thanks for the photo, though.
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #10
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It might be the angle of the port the shower hose connects to and the trim piece right behind it. I believe the dura faucet is straight up and the one in Marry's picture is tilted forward a bit. Ask them if they can rotate 90 degrees where the the port is pointing down instead of up? They both use the same 4 inch on center inlets on the back side.

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This is ours in our 19 without a sink. I am pretty sure you would be able to replace the turning knobs with levers somehow.
Once temperature of water is set, use the shut off on the shower head.
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