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Old 02-02-2018, 12:10 AM   #1
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Kitchen Faucet Replacement

We are going to replace our plastic kitchen sink (prior owner may have poured something too hot in it and it sort of melted and also leaks) with a stainless model. May as well replace the white faucet with a brushed nickel one now...

Are RV faucets different than house faucets? The spacing at 8" inches for the inlets is the same as our home kitchen faucet. Are RV faucets designed to work at lower water pressure? They do appear to be smaller in scale and cheaper. Seems like we could just go to a plumbing store and find something we like?

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Old 02-02-2018, 12:19 AM   #2
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There's no functional difference between residential and RV faucets, but RV manufacturers tend to use cheaper stuff. Fortunately, although perhaps only coincidentally, the cheaper stuff is lighter.
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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Followed Robert’s (rbryan4) lead and went with this Peerless model. Works great if you are looking for a basic high rise two handle style.

SpringField Marine Pedestal - and a few more mods

Direct link to faucet on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Peerless-P299...ilpage_o04_s00
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I did the same as above. Not only is it a simple and elegant switch, but it doesn’t squeak like the original one did. Watched prices for a while and eventually The Home Depot had a great sale. (Even less than Amazon)
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Seems like we could just go to a plumbing store and find something we like?
You can indeed, but keep a few things in mind. As the others who have commented above have mentioned, I went with the Peerless high rise linked above. The reason was that it didn't require any mods to the existing plumbing and was a direct replacement. The stock faucet in my trailer (and yours) had 8" centers but was threaded on both the hot and cold side with 1/2" fpt, to match up to the pex lines with the 1/2" plastic nuts on the ends. It had what's referred to as a wet eschutcheon. That means water enters the base or the eschutcheon of the faucet and is mixed internally. That's different than most household faucets you'll find at the plumbing store or big box store. They usually have the flex lines already attached to the faucet with smaller fittings designed to connect to the typical small water supply connections under a household sink. If they have an eschutcheon, it's not wet, but simply provides a base for the faucet, and the internal valve of the faucet is responsible for mixing the water. This limits your choices at the typical store, UNLESS you want to redo the water lines under the sink in your trailer. Newer Escapes use a single lever faucet with different connections.

Provided you want to tackle the plumbing modifications under your trailer sink, and the possible mods to the mounting surface, you can use pretty much any faucet they sell at the store. I just didn't want to bother, so a direct replacement it was.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:55 PM   #6
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Kevin,

The Peerless looks like a great solution - I was getting ready to order when I noticed on the Lowe's website it says three hole installation only. Is this a mis-print? I can't imagine why it would need the third hole.
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The Peerless looks like a great solution - I was getting ready to order when I noticed on the Lowe's website it says three hole installation only. Is this a mis-print? I can't imagine why it would need the third hole.
The installation document linked on the product page suggests that the (optional) sprayer is connected to the faucet through the centre hole... but if you have the sprayer you need a fourth hole. Without the sprayer, I don't see a need for the centre hole, either.
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I can't imagine why it would need the third hole.
It doesn’t. It installed easily with the stock 2 hole configuration that ETI uses.
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Another option to throw out there ... our RV tech recommended this one: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Faucets/.../PF231461.html (ours has the mounting plate). We wanted a one-handled faucet and this fit the bill for us.
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Another option to throw out there ... our RV tech recommended this one: https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Faucets/.../PF231461.html (ours has the mounting plate). We wanted a one-handled faucet and this fit the bill for us.
Any faucet is an option, but in this case not unless you want to rework the plumbing and add a mounting plate. The one you linked is not a direct replacement because the supply lines are different. Secondly, the classic trailer countertop with the older Phoenix faucet has two holes on 8" centers. The faucet linked is a single hole center mount.
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