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Old 07-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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How to remove/repair leaking B/R faucet

I have a couple problems here. First, the tambour cabinet is stuck in the closed position so getting to the faucet is a real challenge. Second, I think the faucet will need replaced rather than repaired, any idea's where I can get a replacement? Will the ones at the local RV store fit? Will I have to remove the entire sink assembly to get to it or is there an easy way to unstick the tambour?
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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Is the bathroom in the back? Do you have the valve access hatch in the rear? If so, it's really easy to get to, from inside the hatch. Unscrew the water lines, unscrew the mounting nuts, and lift the faucet off from inside the trailer.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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It is a rear bathroom but there is no access from a rear hatch, It appears that the only access is from the stuck tambour door.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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Has the tambour ever worked? We had one that wouldn't open fully, and I had to disassemble the thing to get at the hair pins/clothespins/"stuff" the PO's left in the cabinet.
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Early 70's had that big tambour under the corner sink. My 75 has a different arrangement for which I am grateful.

I had another door that would barely move and was getting worse. I sprayed the tracks with silicone and kept working it, pulling it (and lifting) into the roller area and not pushing it by the handle. Once I could get it open enough to get my hand inside I sprayed the roller grove area with liberal amounts of silicone as well.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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Yes it is the large tambour door. I can't even seem to get it to move at all. Guess I wiil have to work it more, I'll try spray as well. and it has not worked since I have had it.
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I agree with the lubrication mentioned. My first trailer had this problem and I applied silicone spray daily for about five to six days and slowly worked the tambour loose but also not just using the handle. Once free, I cleaned the track and used some pure Ivory soap (dry) for lube and then wiped it out. It never had that problem again.

Just keep working on it and it will become part of the energy that makes the trailer yours.
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