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Old 10-23-2004, 05:47 AM   #1
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2004 38 Ft, the shower is behind the bank of drawers in the dining area. Does any know if you can change the faucet out. When in the shower if you lean on the faucet it turns of or changes temp too easy. Would like to put one on that you can select the temp. Any one have any ideas if it can be done.

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Old 10-23-2004, 05:47 AM   #2
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2004 38 Ft, the shower is behind the bank of drawers in the dining area. Does any know if you can change the faucet out. When in the shower if you lean on the faucet it turns of or changes temp too easy. Would like to put one on that you can select the temp. Any one have any ideas if it can be done.

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Old 10-23-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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I have the same issue on my 05 40FDQS. Will be interested in what is involved.
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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I do not like this fawcet either and have thought about changing it. My 04 36 has a hatch in the upper rear cabinet which backs up to the rear of the shower. I used this to remove the black tank valve. I can't understand why Alpine has started using these cheap fixtures after having Moen even tho the price continues to rise. It also disturbes me that they do not improve things like fresh water overflow syphoning and the poor ducting on the furnances. This is my third Alpine and I would still buy another. Also they quite putting the halogens above the dinnete.
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Old 10-24-2004, 03:10 AM   #5
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I think I will email our Service Rep and see if he will talk to some one about changing the faucet. Will let you know if he tell us anything.

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Old 10-26-2004, 12:47 AM   #6
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This is what I was emailed from WRV. Will call the man today and let you know what he says. They did not tell me how to access the back of the faucet tho.

"Ms. Craig - The factory rep that sold the shower faucet to WRV is Doug
Barrett at Odyssey (208-880-8133). While it is fine to talk with him, he
may not have the best variety available. Let me know what you think.
Otherwise, I have had a few people tell me that they went into specialty
fixture shops to buy exactly what they wanted. It is typical of a
conventional, residential application."
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Old 11-08-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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We changed our faucet, if anyone wants to know how let us know. We were able to access the faucet from the pantry.
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Please fill us in on how you got to it through the pantry.
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:14 AM   #9
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We have a pantry that is a slide behind out slide out. There is a panel that backs up to the shower that can be removed. I don't think it is in the same place in the 40 ft as we have the 2004 38 foot. We replace it with a Delta Valve that you has a Temp Control on it that will control the temp with in 3 degrees and a separate lever for the on off for the water. It is a Delta Series 1700.
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Thanks, I have been looking around the pantry but haven't found a panel yet. There is one behind the upper cabinet behind the shower but is about 3 feet above the shower faucet. It may be the way I have to go in.
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Remove the shower head where it conects to the facett and remove the restructor in the line and you will get all the flow you want
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My issue with the shower is the faucet. It is very easy to bump the lever while taking a shower and change the water temperature drastically. I find it hard to use the wand with out having the hose bump into the handle and it usually goes full hot. Sooner or latter someone is going to get scalded by this design flaw.
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Mike and I had the same problem in our 04 Coach, but resolved it in another way. We are big and tall people and also noticed the shower head did not shoot the water out as far as our others which meant we were getting really close to the wall and kept bumping the faucet.

Mike took a dremal and ground off part of the part that is attached to the shower head and goes over the hook on the shower wall. This allowed the shower head to pushed up more and shoot the water out farther.

We have not bumped the water faucet since.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:54 AM   #14
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I you can find a way to get to the plumbing behind your shower stall it is easy to change the Valve to a Delta that you can preset the Temp.
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