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Old 11-09-2018, 12:23 AM   #21
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We also purchased the Houzer sink that David and Foxhunt mentioned above ... and we love it. Since it is a larger sink, we were worried that when we didn't have full hookups, we might put too much water into the grey tank so we purchased a Fecihor collapsible dish tub and it works like a charm. I see that they're no longer available but this one is a good substitute, even if it doesn't have the handles: https://www.amazon.com/SAMMART-2-4Ga...08973194&psc=1. Of course, I was at our local Home Goods store and found the Fecihor for $9.99 ... after I had paid about $25 for ours.

One thing to remember when installing a larger sink ... you may lose some of your space in the cupboard underneath the sink. We noticed it because we had a 19' with the ETI sink before the 21' and couldn't figure out why things didn't 'fit'; however, we have adjusted beautifully.

And, just as an FYI, here is the faucet we ordered: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Faucets/.../PF231461.html. Our RV Tech recommended it on our 19' and we liked it so well we ordered it on our 21'. Here's a photo with both the sink and the faucet (our sink is Black).
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:58 AM   #22
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Here's a photo of our sink. ETI won't install this particular one any longer due to how it's connected to the counter (forget why - under mount maybe; dunno). They only installed two like this. Nathan used a regular kitchen faucet that sits up higher than ours (which is a bar faucet) and he said it splashes water all over the place. Ours doesn't.


Even though they won't install this one, you can get an idea of what a black sink looks like, which goes very well (we think!) with the countertop.



I also had them rotate the sink as I thought having the faucet off to the left side would be easier for me than in the right corner. Heck if I know if it made a difference as I've never used a sink in another Escape trailer. But it's not in the way when I'm washing dishes and moving them over to the drying mat, so I guess it was a correct decision for me.


Whatever sink you choose, make sure your dishes and pans will fit in there when you want to wash them. I use full size dinner plates and they fit just fine in the sink. As does my large Magma cooking pan (minus the handle). I don't need much water in the sink so I'm not worried about wasting water while washing/rinsing. I always wipe everything off that I can with paper towels and if I'm dry camping for any length of time I can use damp paper towels for most of the dish cleaning. (I don't like paper plates so that's not an option for me.)



The pull out faucet is rather worthless in the smaller sink though. I've pulled it out a few times but it's not something I use regularly like I do at home with a much larger sink.


{Other things to note in this photo: The Peel & Stick on the wall (photo like this, and my comments on it, was published in a recent issue of Trailer Life!!), the cellular shades we installed in the trailer and the cover over the stove top that Dirk built. Oh, and the different colored screw covers - first thing I changed in the trailer.}
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:01 AM   #23
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Ooops, thought I included the photo of the blind closed, so here it is from a different angle (and you get to see more of the cover that I absolutely love).
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:44 PM   #24
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but would be grateful for suggestions and/or photos and feedback on how they work for youThanks
If you go with aftermarket faucet make sure it is mounted with enough clearance so window shade does not hit the back of the faucet when shade is pulled down. ETI mounted mine about 1/8 to 1/4 inch to far back and my kitchen window shade rests against it. I pointed it out to Reace at the last Rally.

Normally the installer will mount the faucet so the spout is centered on the drain. Depending on faucet, this could put the back part to close to window shade.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #25
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If you go with aftermarket faucet make sure it is mounted with enough clearance so window shade does not hit the back of the faucet when shade is pulled down. ETI mounted mine about 1/8 to 1/4 inch to far back and my kitchen window shade rests against it. I pointed it out to Reace at the last Rally.

Normally the installer will mount the faucet so the spout is centered on the drain. Depending on faucet, this could put the back part to close to window shade.
Great tip, thanks for sharing this Kent.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #26
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i bought a slightly larger sink - deeper sink. ...
We (actually - I, the chief dishwasher) went for a larger, deeper sink.
Purchased at Home Depot, and from the invoice: "Top Mount Stainless Steel 19.125x17x8 2-Hole Single Bowl Bar Sink $115.00 Model # BMSK802". I believe this is the same sink that Donna has.
The faucet is a Moen S61708 Ascent One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Bar Faucet Featuring Reflex, Chrome

The weight on the pull-out hose is a bit of a pain and next time I would go with a magnetic catch on the sprayer. The problem is a good amount of the area under the sink is occupied by the weight and hose.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:51 PM   #27
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Yep and I love my sink Alan. Unfortunately ETI will no longer mount a sink where the faucet sits on the rim. That's one of the best features of this sink. Eventually I'll be installing a Hepvo to get rid of the J-trap under the sink. That will open up a lot more space.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #28
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Our thanks to you all for sharing your experience and giving us such great feedback. I think this thread will be very useful to others. Re loss of storage we are lucky that as novices we have not been used to any previous trailers so it will be easier to work with what we have. The Houzer sinks do look really nice but we have a preference for a Stainless Steel sink like the one Kent has used so will explore the availability of one of those. I will make the point to ETI about the Tap location relative to the blind. I did ask them about installation of the the HepVo trap but got the same answer others have. So will carry out this mod once we have had some experience of how the standard solution works. We also really like the peel and stick wall covering Laura and Dirk have used so now going searching for something similar to match with our worktop.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:09 PM   #29
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I’ve found the Houzer E-100 at Amazon, but it’s over $100 to ship it to ETI. How can shipping costs be lowered?
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:26 PM   #30
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Check on wayfair they have free shipping and you can have it sent to ETI
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