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Old 04-25-2016, 04:17 PM   #11
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After exchanging some emails with Forest River, it appears this is supplied by David Carter.

Forest River said they could sell me a new faucet, but after looking at it, it doesn't match exactly, so I can't just Frankenstein parts from it. Apparently, the new model, doesn't have the same handles.

However, after a Google search, I found a great customer service person at Dave Carter, and he identified the faucet and is mailing me 2 new handles.


I understand everyone's suggestion to just replace the whole thing, however, I am trading this camper in very soon (Ordered a new Jayco) and I am not interested in spending all that time installing a faucet, I may never use.
I know everyone says it's a 30 minute install, but like I said, it took me 4 hours to change my kitchen faucet, and that has a much larger cabinet, than my trailer. There is no way I could do this in 30 minutes. I know my skills, which are limited at best.

Thanks for the help people.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:26 PM   #12
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Glad you stuck to your guns.. No telling how the "standard plumbing" was done in your RV.. And I agree, getting under that small cabinet is a chore for me...
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:03 AM   #13
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After exchanging some emails with Forest River, it appears this is supplied by David Carter.

Forest River said they could sell me a new faucet, but after looking at it, it doesn't match exactly, so I can't just Frankenstein parts from it. Apparently, the new model, doesn't have the same handles.

However, after a Google search, I found a great customer service person at Dave Carter, and he identified the faucet and is mailing me 2 new handles.


I understand everyone's suggestion to just replace the whole thing, however, I am trading this camper in very soon (Ordered a new Jayco) and I am not interested in spending all that time installing a faucet, I may never use.
I know everyone says it's a 30 minute install, but like I said, it took me 4 hours to change my kitchen faucet, and that has a much larger cabinet, than my trailer. There is no way I could do this in 30 minutes. I know my skills, which are limited at best.

Thanks for the help people.

The answers on changing your faucet were good suggestions. I, as most here were looking at this for a long term bases of using the faucet. We had no idea (or did I miss those statements) that you were trading this unit and would not use it again. Why are fixing stuff now on a unit that you have traded in on a Jayco that has been ordered. It seems that you are doing a lot of work with no reward. Glue or tape the old handle on and say good bye to the camper. If I knew from the first that you were (or had) traded the unit, there would have been no reason to suggest a new GOOD faucet.

Enjoy your new unit.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:14 AM   #14
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The answers on changing your faucet were good suggestions. I, as most here were looking at this for a long term bases of using the faucet. We had no idea (or did I miss those statements) that you were trading this unit and would not use it again. Why are fixing stuff now on a unit that you have traded in on a Jayco that has been ordered. It seems that you are doing a lot of work with no reward. Glue or tape the old handle on and say good bye to the camper. If I knew from the first that you were (or had) traded the unit, there would have been no reason to suggest a new GOOD faucet.

Enjoy your new unit.
Brother Les.. Chill man. The OP asked a simple question and got the right answer from people who knew who could help him. I think in the end he felt obliged to explain his reason but did not owe that to you or any of us.

Maybe the OP wants the unit to be in good shape before he sells it to someone else. I sure would hate to buy a used unit from you because no telling what had been taped and glued together. Might find the faucet glued to the sink when I went to do that simple, basic, plumbing repair...
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:14 PM   #15
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I was looking at my bathroom sink faucet tonight with the thought of changing it. The cold supply line is a flexible line but the hot supply is pex. I imagine a new faucet will have it's threads sit either a bit lower or higher than the current faucet,making the current pex line either too short or too long, so the current hot supply line will likely have to be altered??? Those of you who have changed out your faucets....did you find you had to re-plumb the lines?
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Most RV faucets are pretty much standard. The flexible line on the cold was probably a factory floor mistake (made the cold leg too short and had to go with a flex line). They are always PEX. I would just buy the faucet you like with knowing you might have to buy a flex line for the hot side to extend if needed.
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I changed the faucet in the bathroom vanity for a long neck model and both lines were PEX, but they both had enough give in them to connect to the new faucet. The supply nipples were the same length on both faucets. And they're pretty standard.
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