In this video, our Keystone Cougar kitchen gets a significant upgrade. I remove the 9-year-old dual plastic faucets and replace them with beautiful looking single stainless steel unit. The Flow Max RV faucet I chose is made from 304-grade stainless steel and comes with a pull-down faucet head and two flow patterns.
Disclaimer: Love Your RV! received this LCI product sample free of charge for the install and review.
For installation, I drilled a 1 1/2 inch hole in my countertop and inserted the faucet fixing it in place via a collar nut from below. Then I screwed the hot and cold line into the existing OEM plastic PEX connections. To finish the install, I attach an included clamp-on weight to the pull-down faucet cable. The weight allows the faucet head to smoothly retract back in place after pulling it down.
When I decided to upgrade the faucet, I also decided to upgrade the sink. LCI has an assortment of stainless steel sinks to compliment the Flow Max faucets but didn’t have the dimensions and style I was looking for. So I sourced a kitchen sink from a Canadian company called Stylish KB and purchased it myself off Wayfair.ca (see links below).
The new kitchen sink upgrade didn’t go quite as planned, and I hit a few snags. The sink is a little too small for the existing counter hole, and one of the drains interferes with a kitchen drawer. Stay tuned for a future video where I’ll solve those issues and let you know how we like our new Flow Max faucet.
Video Detailing the Flow Max Stainless Faucet Installation
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Sink Update Video
Just a quick update video to let you know how I’ve ironed out the unforeseen problems I faced during the sink installation.
Here’s another update on the new stainless steel faucet and sink upgrade in our Keystone Cougar. I modded another drawer again, cutting a notch out to accommodate the faucets retractable hose weight. The mod gives me a little more length on the pull out faucet handle.
So far, I’m happy with the new LCI Flow Max faucet. A stylish and functional upgrade from the old OEM plastic faucets. The only minor quibbles I have is it drips a bit after use, likely something to do with the retractable hose. And, the hot and cold flow adjustment lever comes loose easily. I’m continually having to retighten. Will figure a way to keep it tight. Maybe wrap the threads with a little tape.
I love the new sink! Stainless steel is so much nicer than plastic. The larger size and depth of the main sink is a real bonus. It makes doing the dishes much more manageable as more and larger things fit. I also can hide many more and larger dirty dishes in it. 🙂
Finally, to complete this kitchen upgrade, I bought myself a beautiful 24″ x 18″ x 2″ Teak Butcher Block style cutting board. It will act as a sink cover extending our counter space and gives us a terrific work area for food prep.
I chose Teak because it’s natural water resistance. Even so, I have found I have to dry out the sinks before covering to prevent warping the board.