RV Plumbing Repairs You Can Do Yourself: Faucets & Showers

rv-plumbing-issues-are-easy-to-repair-by-Arlington-County.jpg Leaky faucets, faulty shower controls, eventually RV plumbing problems will happen to most all RVers.

With many RVs being stored through the cold winter months, ice expansion from just a little trapped water can crack some small internal part of your water system’s fixtures and wreak havoc.

Come spring, the first time you turn on the kitchen faucet, water will be running all over the countertop.

No need to panic. Replacing a leaking RV faucet is a reasonably easy do-it-yourself project that requires more flexibility than mechanical knowledge.

Don’t waste your time or money trying to rebuild the original equipment plastic faucets.  This is the time to upgrade your RV faucets to household quality.

 

How To Do RV Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Your biggest concern will be to carefully match up the fittings on the damaged faucet to the new faucet that you’ve purchased as a replacement.

A good step-by-step set of instructions (with pictures) will guide you through the whole process:

This video walks you through the process of rebuilding a Delta kitchen faucet:

 

The hardest part of the whole RV plumbing project will be trying to get into a position where you can see what you’re doing. Once you upgrade to household-quality fixtures, replacement parts are readily available. 

Curtis Carper

I’ve been involved in RVing for over 40 yrs -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking at home, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

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