Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newport, WA
Posts: 317
04 TropiCal , low flow at kitchen faucet

Now that we are temporarily in the RV fulltime, the anemic kitchen faucet flow is bothering me. The plastic (PEX?) lines to the faucet are sized decently, making me suspect whatever National did to provide flex in the lines at the galley slide may now be pinched off somewhat.

What is the easiest way to access those (I assume) hoses? Can I get to them if I remove the raised carpeted panels behind the toilet?
__________________
'04 National TropiCal T350
Behind the coach:
'84 Royale RP-37 Sports 2000 or ~285 hp turbo Miata
mbrandt1402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-31-2015, 12:34 PM   #2
Member
 
boardpuller's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 33
I had a flow problem had to clean scale out of the faucet screen aerator.
boardpuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 12:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Fred and Bonnie's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest or SoCal
Posts: 3,035
Send a message via ICQ to Fred and Bonnie
Take the entire faucet head apart, it has a flow restriction device. I did the same for all the faucets.


Fred
__________________
Fred and Bonnie
2005 Dolphin LX 6375
Abby, Ruffles & Scarlett, "The Cats"
Fred and Bonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 04:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
homecan1's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 200
Make sure the aerator is clean. Make sure the Valve under the sink is open all the way. The flow restrictor is another thing to check. I would be surprised if it is the water line.
__________________
Palm Springs, CA - 2005 National Tropi Cal 370LX on a Freightliner, Cat 350 power. Towing a Rinker R1 - Lake Havasu Bound!!
homecan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 333
agree w/ board puller

+! think simple first
sprayman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Family Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vista Ca.
Posts: 132
I agree with everyone else as the faucet is most likely your problem.
You can access the the flex area through the passenger side water/holding tank compartment door. It doesn't have a handle but a couple screws from the bottom and it will swing up.
__________________
2005 Tropical T350LX
Family Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 12:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newport, WA
Posts: 317
I routinely clean the aerators every year, but the consistent message to look at the faucet made me retrace my steps. This time I disassembed the aerator assembly, and the stack of screens had scale build-up at each layer. Faucet is flowing much better now.

THANKS!
__________________
'04 National TropiCal T350
Behind the coach:
'84 Royale RP-37 Sports 2000 or ~285 hp turbo Miata
mbrandt1402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evergreen Bay Hill ? mmasters 5th Wheel Discussion 873 05-08-2017 10:49 AM
Trip south - no lp for Hot Water Tank - No water to kitchen Faucet? Hurk Monaco Owner's Forum 5 01-01-2015 08:22 AM
Weird Kitchen Faucet Problem - ACE 30.1 SkipRD Thor Industries Owner's Forum 11 04-18-2014 05:36 AM
Kitchen Aid water fitting replacement? Jupiter Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 21 04-11-2014 08:01 AM
AC low pressure 2000 tropical bluelghttr National RV Owner's Forum 3 08-31-2013 06:33 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.