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Old 08-03-2018, 02:40 PM   #1
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I'm a new trailer owner (30 QBSS). We love it, but I have a minor gripe. Why does the cold water tap on all of my faucets turn on opposite of my home sinks?

Every faucet I have used at home or work that has a knob tap, your turn counter-clockwise to open the tap, clockwise to close. In my trailer, it's completely opposite for my bathroom faucet, tup/shower faucet, and outdoor kitchen faucet (the inside kitchen faucet has a different way to turn on the tap). The hot water knobs are "normal", the cold water knobs are opposite.

My wife thinks I'm crazy and my annoyance about it cracks her up, but when I'm showering and I need to adjust the water temperature, I either make the water too hot or cold, because I intuitively adjust the cold water valve the wrong way!

Does anyone else have this problem? I'm not a plumber, so short of replacing the sinks (which I don't want to do on a brand new trailer), is there a cheap way to fix this?
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:09 PM   #2
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If you had round knobs, everything would be like you’re used to, but you have levers and most 2-handle RV faucets have hot stems on both sides for some reason. With real plumbing, a 2–handle lever faucet requires one hot stem and one cold stem so they will work opposite to each other, and a 2-handle faucet with round knobs uses two hot stems so the knobs turn in the same direction. I don’t know how you would be able to find them, but if you could work out the faucet brand and see if the manufacturer makes cold stems for them, order one for the cold side of each of your faucets that don’t turn the way they should.

Basically, you have faucets that should have knobs, but actually have levers.

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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Because there cheap plastic junk. You will soon learn replacing them with decent home faucets is the way to go.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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Because there cheap plastic junk. You will soon learn replacing them with decent home faucets is the way to go.
Not so simple with most of the shower faucets.

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That's the only one you will have trouble with
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:08 PM   #6
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I'm a new trailer owner (30 QBSS). We love it, but I have a minor gripe. Why does the cold water tap on all of my faucets turn on opposite of my home sinks?

Every faucet I have used at home or work that has a knob tap, your turn counter-clockwise to open the tap, clockwise to close. In my trailer, it's completely opposite for my bathroom faucet, tup/shower faucet, and outdoor kitchen faucet (the inside kitchen faucet has a different way to turn on the tap). The hot water knobs are "normal", the cold water knobs are opposite.

My wife thinks I'm crazy and my annoyance about it cracks her up, but when I'm showering and I need to adjust the water temperature, I either make the water too hot or cold, because I intuitively adjust the cold water valve the wrong way!


Does anyone else have this problem? I'm not a plumber, so short of replacing the sinks (which I don't want to do on a brand new trailer), is there a cheap way to fix this?
Eric: "Some" faucets are actually designed to open/close in the reverse "normal" direction. I "believe" that Phoenix faucets addresses this issue in their website. I also have the same issue with my shower faucet. Check their website for information on this issue. http://phoenixfaucets.com/

PS: Nice to see the name of your city, I lived there for eight years in the mid 60-70's'! It was a sparsely populated area then! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:18 PM   #7
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Eric: "Some" faucets are actually designed to open/close in the reverse "normal" direction. I "believe" that Phoenix faucets addresses this issue in their website. I also have the same issue with my shower faucet. Check their website for information on this issue. http://phoenixfaucets.com/

PS: Nice to see the name of your city, I lived there for eight years in the mid 60-70's'! It was a sparsely populated area then! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!


I’ll check them out, thanks.

We’re way more crowded now. Still a nice place to live though.
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