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Old 03-20-2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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I have a 2 year old surveyor and for 2 back to back years have found my kitchen faucet laying in the sink when I go to open after winter. Plumbing lines were blown out and antifreeze dumped in drains before winter. The slide is not coming near the faucet so it's not being knocked off when closing. It snaps off(doesn't appear to be any welds or screws holding neck to base, maybe pressed on? ) right after goose neck at base. I can understand if water were left in lines that ice would push it apart but that's not the case. This happened twice now. Dealer has no clue, says to take it up with forest river. Thought I'd look over forums first to see if it was a problem for others but I don't see anything here. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this? There doesn't appear to be any damage to either base nor neck where they fit together.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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I have a 2 year old surveyor and for 2 back to back years have found my kitchen faucet laying in the sink when I go to open after winter. Plumbing lines were blown out and antifreeze dumped in drains before winter. The slide is not coming near the faucet so it's not being knocked off when closing. It snaps off(doesn't appear to be any welds or screws holding neck to base, maybe pressed on? ) right after goose neck at base. I can understand if water were left in lines that ice would push it apart but that's not the case. This happened twice now. Dealer has no clue, says to take it up with forest river. Thought I'd look over forums first to see if it was a problem for others but I don't see anything here. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this? There doesn't appear to be any damage to either base nor neck where they fit together.
Sounds like the plastic is a snap in fit. Perhaps the cold weather is enough for it to lose its hold. Like so many others on the forum, I've replaced both my faucets with quality residential ones. They are both Moen "Caldwell" very similar to the originals. I simply unscrewed the old and screwed in the new. Reaching the fittings may be a little difficult.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:27 PM   #3
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Seems ridiculous that the dealer told you to take it up with FR. Your warranty expired a year ago.
Unless you had it in the service department, for this issue, during the 1 year warranty period, FR will not do anything.
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Now that is odd. Gremlins. Maybe there is just enough residual moistness to freeze and separate the joint?

I would definitely replace the faucet with a better quality residential. Most of the RVers in my local group replace all the faucets before the first trip in a new RV.
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Now that is odd. Gremlins. Maybe there is just enough residual moistness to freeze and separate the joint?

I would definitely replace the faucet with a better quality residential. Most of the RVers in my local group replace all the faucets before the first trip in a new RV.
X2. Even builder grade faucets from HD are better than those plastic RV faucets.
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It's not plastic but it is rather thin metal. On the 1st one you can see the spot weld gave but on the 2nd there's no indication of anything that maybe broke. Tried attaching pics but can't figure out where they're hidden in my phone... gremlins. The moisture being trapped might be the reason but not convinced but it seems most logical to be an ice expansion thing except there was only air coming out when winterizing. Thank you for replying.
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Broken kitchen faucet

Just me, since I was gonna replace it, I prefer a single handle version.

https://m.lowes.com/pd/moen-anabelle...BoCmo8QAvD_BwE

Bathroom and shower are next.
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I recd a new fixture from FR last year which was great but it is now a recurring problem and I'd rather have an explanation as to why it's occurring. I was kind of hoping it was grand fathered in, too.
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I recd a new fixture from FR last year which was great but it is now a recurring problem and I'd rather have an explanation as to why it's occurring. I was kind of hoping it was grand fathered in, too.
I agree, it would be great to know what exactly is happening, but if they didn't know the first time, unlikely they will know now.

At this point, do you really want another identical faucet?
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I have a 2 year old surveyor and for 2 back to back years have found my kitchen faucet laying in the sink when I go to open after winter. Plumbing lines were blown out and antifreeze dumped in drains before winter. The slide is not coming near the faucet so it's not being knocked off when closing. It snaps off(doesn't appear to be any welds or screws holding neck to base, maybe pressed on? ) right after goose neck at base. I can understand if water were left in lines that ice would push it apart but that's not the case. This happened twice now. Dealer has no clue, says to take it up with forest river. Thought I'd look over forums first to see if it was a problem for others but I don't see anything here. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this? There doesn't appear to be any damage to either base nor neck where they fit together.
The problem is just blowing out the water . enough stay and accumulates at the base of the stem to push it out . blowing out lines is fine if you get all the water out, nothing replaces pumping antifreeze through line that you blew out . saves seals and then you know you got all the water out . to many use to much pressure and water will remain . this is what's happening in my opinion
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