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Old 06-21-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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Help With Plumbing

I discovered yesterday that I have to do a complete re plumbing on my 83 classis MH. It has the rear bath center twin floorplan. I can access the tub faucet and shower fitting thru the shelf behind the shower rear wall. I can access the drain and city water lines thru a sliding panel to the right of the toilet. I cant find a way to reach the faucet fittings for the sink without major tear out. Faucet is center rear under window. there are rivits holding a piece to the counter top that looks to be caulked in at sides and bottom. Do I have to remove this ? I don't want to tear up anything that isn't necessary. A family member sugested to remove the spare tire and cut a hole in the sheet metal box that holds the spare tire or remove the box to get to faucet from the outside. I am pretty sure the box can't be removed that easy.

I would like to do a picture for help but my camera tool a fail mode this week. It is stuck on delete. Take a pic fine and then just deletes it on its own.

I knew that I needed to do some repairs and /or replace the old plastic plumbing this summer so iI have been reading about PEX all winter. I feel sure that I can do this except how to access the lavatory faucet.

Better to laugh and get it done than cry and put it off to another day.

Hi HO Hi Ho its off to Lowes I go.

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Old 06-21-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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I can't imagine the spare in the back. All the rear bath [vintage] models I've looked at have a rear access door. You can reach the faucet retaining nuts by reaching up just forward of the door opening. This is the way I replace my faucet.

You can actually get to the back of the shower valve this way, but you need the arm length and strength of an orangutan!
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I can't imagine the spare in the back. All the rear bath [vintage] models I've looked at have a rear access door.
its a motor home. different animal.

fwiw: my trailer has no "trunk" access. the shorter one's of this era didn't. My guess is that since the black tank sits right there, ON the floor (not below), there isn't much of anything that you could "access" from there, so they left it off.
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duh. self-administering a dope-slap here.
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