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Old 10-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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98 Tropical Faucet Replacement

Does anyone know if the faucets on a 98 Tropical can be replaced with standard house faucets. I have one that is leaking and would like to get better pressure out of the shower and kitchen sink. I realize it will use more water but you have to jump around in the shower to even get wet right now. I'll deal with the gray water tank filling up faster if need be.

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Old 10-21-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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All the faucets in our 1999 Tradewinds are made by Moen and have standard hole placement or fitting placement. I was able to buy repair kits direct from Moen online line and fix leaks. Here is a picture of a friend's 2001 Tradewinds with a new kitchen faucet bought at Home Depot.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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Leaks are one thing to be addressed, but not getting enough flow may be due to clogged screens or passages inside the faucet itself. From experience, I have discovered that there are deliberate "flow restrictors" in sink faucets that may be OK at home but unnecessarily cut the flow in an RV. I always take the head works apart and either remove extra parts (plastic disks, extra fine screens, anything that gets in the way of good flow) that are not necessary for operation, or sometimes drill bigger holes in water passages. Some screens or parts are needed to aerate or direct the flow. Make sure these are not crudded up or plugged with debris.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #4
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Your faucets should be standard house size. There are a few things you can check to localize the slow flow.
1. Use the pump to see if it flows faster
2. If so,check your water regulator if you're using one and have been for a while. They will gather deposits that can restrict water flow. Soak it in CLR or vinegar for a while, then try it.
3. if there is no flow difference between pump and city hook up you may be clogged up in the faucet nozzel. Unscrew the tip and see how the flow goes.

Dick, nice pic, I left the faucet alone and just changed out the cold and hot so when I turn the handles they turn to the back, giving more sink room for big stuff.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
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Your city water inlet on the coach is a pressure regulator, if you are using a regulator at the hose bib this will restrict your flow.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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We wanted to replace our kitchen faucet with the kind where the neck is also a pull-out sprayer. There is a splash guard behind the sink, unfortunately, the pull sprayer types were too wide to fit. The pull out sprayers are about 1/2 wider than shown above. Otherwise, the holes lined up.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:37 PM   #7
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Hello guys, i am a plumber by trade so i will put in my 2cents, the lavatory faucet in the motorhomes are standard 4 inch centers, which means you can replace it with almost any lavatory faucet 2 handle or single handle, the kitchen sink faucet is standard 8 inch centers so almost any 8 inch center faucet will fit, with the exeption of the pull outs and the high end multipiece faucets.,
BTW i just finished repiping my seabreeze with class a pex and got rid of all the poly, it worked out great
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We replaced our lav and kitchen sink faucets with house faucets. You'll need what is called a Pex adapter.

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