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Old 07-13-2018, 09:34 AM   #1
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Shower drip-replace or repair??

We recently bought a 'new' 2017 Salem Cruise lite 175RD. Shower developed a 'drip' (actually a slow stream). I'm under warranty, but the dealer is over 3 hrs away. I've fixed drippy faucets at home (replacing a little 'O' ring), but in searching the web, it seems that on my trailer it may involve a total faucet replacement (which appears easy though)

So, quick question, are those faucets repairable, or do they indeed require total replacement? thanks!
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:44 AM   #2
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Replace.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:53 AM   #3
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X2. Replace with an Oxygenics shower head. Ours has operated great for years.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:55 AM   #4
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It's better to replace it with a better quality model. It should be a standard 4" spacing faucet. I replaced ours because I didn't like the way the handles operated.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:25 AM   #5
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Do not even call the Dealer...
fix it right (and you know that it will be right) with a good substitute. Do not replace type with type... get a better one. (and think about replacing ALL of the faucets and have shut off valves to each one..)
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:55 AM   #6
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Replace with better faucet. The OE stuff is so cheaply made repairing will just become a pastime.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments everyone!

I've decided to replace with a better faucet (of course now I have to decide what is 'better' LOL)

Thanks again
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:15 PM   #8
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Is this water coming out due to shutting off at the valve on the spray head or a the actual faucet knobs. If only at the spray head, this is normal.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:12 PM   #9
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Is this water coming out due to shutting off at the valve on the spray head or a the actual faucet knobs. If only at the spray head, this is normal.
I shut off at the faucet knobs, not the spray head (well, ok, that's also turned to off, but I know those drip anyhow)

I did use the shower once on our first trip with the trailer a bit over a month ago and everything was fine. Several trips since, and no problem, but this trip, the dripping started. I did check and the knobs are securely turned to 'off' and hadn't worked themselve open at all
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:46 PM   #10
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New trailer? Probably has construction debris in the valves. Take it apart and get the sawdust out. Had to do this on kitchen faucet
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We recently bought a 'new' 2017 Salem Cruise lite 175RD. Shower developed a 'drip' (actually a slow stream). I'm under warranty, but the dealer is over 3 hrs away. I've fixed drippy faucets at home (replacing a little 'O' ring), but in searching the web, it seems that on my trailer it may involve a total faucet replacement (which appears easy though)

So, quick question, are those faucets repairable, or do they indeed require total replacement? thanks!
In answer to your question,,, many RV Faucets are not repairable,,, unless you can order new stems,,, most do not have faucet washers,,, they are about 99% Chinese plastic !!!
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:49 AM   #12
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Try this

I just install these on all the inside & Outdoor faucets. No more drips and thump can operate as you shower. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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