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Old 06-20-2018, 12:22 AM   #181
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The vinyl tubing in the kit I bought is more soft and flexible than the PEX. This is the kit. It was definitely worth it for us to change out the PEX. Water pump is more quiet while in use.

https://www.campingworld.com/shurflo-pump-silencer-kit
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:48 AM   #182
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Very nice. So the new sink covers the hole(s) left by the old faucet?
Can you supply any details on the parts used?

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Thanks for the shout out! The new sink’s footprint does eliminate the old faucet’s holes. These are marks from the old sink and faucet.
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As you can see the template cut out eats up the factory faucet holes.
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The sink is Kohler Shagreen Wading Pool in Ebony. Sink is part of Kohler’s collection whose sink is used in the new 33’ Classic bathroom.
http://www.us.kohler.com/us/shagreen...ks/1288199.htm

The faucet is Hansgrohe Metris in chrome online from Costco. A lot less expensive than other suppliers.
https://www.costco.com/Hansgrohe-Met...100337899.html

The old hose was 1/2” and new is 3/8”. So I had to buy a couple of 1/2” to 3/8” adapters. Also a 1 1/2” to 1 1/4” reducer sleeve for drain and abs black 1 1/2”x1 1/2” slip coupler.

Used plumbers’ putty for pop up drain and potable water pipe dope for hose fittings.

Used clear silicone around sink opening to seal sink to countertop. Sink uses it’s own weight to seat itself.

Had to slightly bend the pop up lever so it can reach the drain pop up rod.

Love how wide and shallow this sink lends itself to less water splashed onto the counter, and the faucet’s engineering emits the water angle towards the center of the sink instead of straight down. Much easier and comfortable to wash hands or face.

Good luck! John
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:49 AM   #183
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If I may ask, why did you find it desirable to replace the factory sink?
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #184
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Great idea. I'm always getting water all over the counter due to the small SS sink. SS also seems to show dirt more/faster.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:32 PM   #185
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If I may ask, why did you find it desirable to replace the factory sink?


For us, we found that the factory sink was too small in diameter. We were always confined to keeping our elbows closed in while washing our hands or washing our face to keep excessive water from splashing onto the countertop. We’re always worried about water seeping to the sides of the countertop, around the faucet base and between the sink and countertop. Also the factory faucet outlet was too low and didn’t extend far enough towards the center of the sink. We had to squish our hands way under the faucet and kept bumping them into the back of the sink, or bumping our foreheads into the faucet trying to wash our faces. The new faucet is taller and the water jets out in an angle towards the center of the sink. Ergonomically better all around for us. It intuitively makes washing up a little less stressful for us.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:11 PM   #186
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Changed out the dreaded bathroom sink.

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That sink looks very nice!
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That sink looks very nice!


Ciao a tutti! Grazie mille. Nice to hear from this thread’s originators!
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:07 AM   #188
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2016 27' Flying Cloud - We Made Some Changes

Even the minor changes can have a positive impact. After seeing your soap dispensers I installed soap dispensers in the kitchen, bathroom and shower and it freed up precious counter space and has a more organized look.Click image for larger version

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We just had our first trip of the spring and booked another one in a couple of weeks (unfortunately my busy time at work coincides with when I would like to start camping!) so I had to dig this thread up to re-think some of these ideas for our use. I have only made a couple of changes but the stuff in this thread is inspiring; even some of the simple changes like the previous post with the soap dispensers can make a big difference in convenience. I think this used to be a sticky post but since it isn't I am giving it a bump :-)

Honestly my wife and I tend to be people who work around that which exists rather than some of you who have a preference and then create what is needed to match that. But these mods also remind me of a few niggling issues (like the twin bed mattress sliding and hanging over the edge) that are a bit more involved but well within my mechanical abilities. Time to start planning a bit! I hope you all are having fun and getting out!
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