Kitchen Faucet ID--reference info

OldWest

T1N Westfalia
Think the kitchen faucet may be a Reich hinged single-lever-mixer Keramik Style faucet, SKU 557-05000.

http://www.reich-web.com/en/sanitary/water-taps/hinged/single-lever-mixer-keramik-style-detail.html

There is another model with similar name and description called table-top and water tap, and SKU 556-050000. Difference may be that the spout may not be included or is removable.

Difficult to distinguish the various models, etc. Within each model, may be differences in type of water connectors, microswitch activated or not, size of mounting hole, etc.
 

jujupang

New member
Bruce,
The hot water side failed on mine years ago. Had to order from Airstream but order had to go through a dealer, Colonial. Colonial sent it to me and I had Andy B. Install it. BTW after WESTYFEST I'll be heading to LA by going south and turning west in Florida. Do you happen to have Andy's address in his new place?
Juju
 

OldWest

T1N Westfalia
Don't know exact spot. General location is Clemson, South Carolina. Get the sense he may not want specific location posted on web but prefers call to get directions. If his hotline number doesn't work, he posted a Xmas greetings photo of his new location with a phone number on sign on this forum.
 

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OldWest

T1N Westfalia
1. Assumed Airstream rid itself of all Westy inventory. Will call to find out.

2. Roadmaster Active Suspension is in one of the Carolinas. Stopped by there awhile ago before they had the newer version. If on your way, you could drop in and show them your Roadmaster prototype setup. 330-D East Hebron Street
Charlotte, NC
USA
28273
Phone: 1-800-398-5036 OR 704-523-2646
Fax: 1-704-523-0259
E-Mail:sales@activesuspension.com
 

GeorgeRa

2013 Sprinter DIY 144WB
I have the Smev - (Dometic today) sink with the folding faucet. I did not like the original plastic faucet, sometime it had a slight leak and I had to close it a couple times. Last year I replaced it with the, all metal, very high quality faucet, it folds nicely without interference with the glass lid and it doesn't leak. The old faucet is on the first picture.

http://panther-rvproducts.com/SMEV_c129.htm

George.
 

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jujupang

New member
Bruce,
thank you, I'll call Andy and give you a report. He hasn't been too active on the forums lately.

I may drop by Roadmaster and have them check my installation.

I just put on a new set of Michelin XPS Rib tires, 245/75 16. Seems a bit more squirrelly. I recall reading new tires are that way and some say new tires need 500 mile break-in. Also some one suggested running the fronts at 55 psi which would cause such behavior. I'll drop the pressure back to 50 for a 1000 miles.
 

OldWest

T1N Westfalia
Yeah, tires do need a break in period.. After the break in period, tell us what you think.. I ran the XPS Ribs in the 225 size for awhile (around 80,000 miles or so with enough tread left for another 15,000? or so but replaced because of age 7 years) but then had to switch to another brand as could not get the 225/75/16 size and the steel wheels do not have the width to take the 245 size (alloys are wider so can take the larger size).

Think tire pressure stickers suggests minimum of 55 psi in front and 79/80 for rear.

Other postings have better handling at 65 psi in front. Then other postings have other suggested lower pressures.

I usually run 65 psi in front and 80 in rear. Could not tell any difference in handling or comfort with 55 or 60 in front. Run 65 psi in front for safety margin for weight and no overinflation wear on tires. Am under the weight limits for entire vehicle and per axle.
 

OldWest

T1N Westfalia
Pressure differential between front and rear is important. Not sure how applicable tire rack info is re reducing understeer and reducing oversteer but seems to be fairly consistent with various postings on forum re weight distribution, etc.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=58

Interesting that stiffening rear suspension may reduce understeer.

Think we would want to reduce oversteer so lowering your front pressure as you suggestbis better? But some folks say lowered front tire pressure makes tires squirmy?

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jujupang

New member
Bruce,
After asking around about the rim width issue, I found several Westys in our group who run the 245 size on steel rims with no problem, Dick Hitchcock and I think Win.
 

OldWest

T1N Westfalia
Update--called Airstream Parts and person who answered said Airstream does not carry any parts for the Westfalia.

Asked about whether Airstream had a way to translate parts number in the Airstream Westfalia Parts Catalog (on their site) into original manufacturers or descriptions, and answer was no. Parts all came from Westfalia.

Airstream also had no listing or info on where to get parts, but parts reo said could try Airstream Customer Service.
 

GeorgeRa

2013 Sprinter DIY 144WB
Needing to replace the kitchen faucet. It is not clear to me that the suggested replacement unit ( https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-33130.../dp/B00P03K8W2 ) has the electrical switch included. Can anyone confirm this unit turns on the pump? Thanks
I replaced the plastic one which you provided url with much better full metal faucet a while back. https://pantherrvproducts.com/dometic-ac542-fold-down-kitchen-fresh-water-faucet/

Recently I painted the nob side red to identify the direction to turn to hot or cold. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showpost.php?p=783604&postcount=1060

Edit: Just look your url again an realized that you need a switch. My system is for pressurized water with pumped left on
 
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