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Old 12-31-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Hi- To start out my husband are both 57 & retired due to disabilities. It is very hard for us to do alot. We live in a campground.
I hope someone can help us. My husband & I have a 1978 airstream. The bathroom is in the back. We have a few problems. Number 1 - our bathroom sink is not working right. There is hardly any water coming out. We can't figure out why & we haven't been able to figure out how to get the faucet out. Number 2 - there is water leaking out of the bottom of the trailer in two places & we can't see where the leaks are coming from. There is both cold & hot water leaking. Number 3 - is there any way to get or fix the cupboard & drawer doors. That's enough for now. There's more like the air conditioner but the most important is how to take the bathroom faucet out & the leaking. We only have our disibility checks & they don't go far so we have to try to get someone at the campground to help us with things. AGAIN I REALLY HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP US. If we can get instructions how to do these things & we can find someone here to help us, you will see = !!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. I'm sure that you will find some help here.

On your bathroom faucet, the first thing that I would do is pull the strainer from the spout tip and see if it is clogged.

Is your kitchen sink and shower running at full pressure? We need to know this before we can make any further suggestions.

We would also need more info to help with the leaks.

Drawers and cabinet doors can be repaired with parts from Home Depot or Lowes. In this are also, we will need further info.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:04 PM   #3
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Good to have you on the forum. My first response to the bathroom faucet is that sediment and scale buildup from the water heater has clogged up the screen at the faucet nozzle. Unscrew the end of the faucet and check to see it this is the case. Do you have the single handle faucet where you push it back to increase water flow, rotate to the left for hot water and to the right for cold water? If the screen is not clogged then the valve may be. There is a setscrew at the back of the single handle faucet. Use an allen wrench and insert it into the setscrew. Rotate counterclockwise looking at the setscrew from the top. This should loosen the handle enough to remove it. You should now have a collar you loosen and the valve can be removed. Clean it out and install everything in reverse order.

What concerns me is the water coming out from under the trailer. Do you have the rear bathroom which has a rear compartment underneath the rear window? If so, open the compartment and look to the left. You should see copper pipes, two valves and the regulator system. Could it be that someone winterized and left the valves open? If so, water would flow out of these valves, down a short pipe and into the bottom of the trailer. Look at the area after someone turns the water on to see if water is flowing from this area. I am describing what the system looked like on my '77 Excella 500 31' rear bath unit. Hope this gives you some idea of what to look for.

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Is the hot water coming out at one location and the cold water at the other? What kind of flow rate(s)? I've got a mid-bath, so I don't know the location of your water heater relative to your kitchen and bath. Can you describe that?

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