Kitchen Faucet Mod

We hadn’t planned on doing this one, but ended up doing it anyway. Might as well make a clean sweep of the nickel hardware. We found that the finish on the standard kitchen faucet in the trailer was already starting to wear off, so we went shopping and found a really nice pull-down faucet. This one is another Peerless faucet.

After turning off the main water supply outside and running the water through the faucet until it stopped flowing, it was time to disconnect the old faucet. The lighting is provided by a nifty LED head lamp we bought recently at The Home Depot.

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Here’s a picture before Malcolm dug out the nifty head lamp.

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Here’s a picture of the finish on the old faucet already wearing off.

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Now we have the old one all out, ready to mount the new faucet.

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All installed and no leaks! Also, the water seems to flow out of this faucet a little better than the old one. They must put really low flow fixtures in RVs to conserve water.

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OK, so this is probably the last big upgrade. The only thing we may do at some point is replace the stock recliners, but have decided to live with those for a while.

Mods and Personalizations

We’ve been purchasing various things for the trailer recently. Thought I’d share a few that we installed the last couple of days.

A nice toilet paper holder we found at Target, goes over the door next to the toilet:

Next, the drab brown pendant shades on the kitchen lights had to go. Here’s the before picture.

Here’s the frosted white shades we replaced them with. Lots more light thrown about the kitchen.

Next, the plastic dark brown/bronze bathroom faucet had to go. The shower plumbing is a nice nickel finish which looked odd with the bronze sink fittings. Here’s the before. (Our trailer had the vessel bowl delete option, so we have a regular sink).

Here’s the replacement faucet. It’s a Peerless (made by Delta) nickel plated two handle 4″ centerset faucet. Standard stuff. Replaced without using any tools.

And the last modification for the evening is a DLink All In One Mobile Companion D-505 wireless router/hotspot. For right now, it is relaying my phone’s internet signal. We’ll eventually get an internet device from AT&T so we aren’t tied to using one of our phones to source the signal. If we are in an RV park with wi-fi, we can switch the unit over to using that signal, or back to our own. It doesn’t select automatically like some other devices do, but it will work for now.