Ditch That Plastic RV Faucet For Under $99?
A while back an industry expert said to us, “You take the worst of the housing industry and the worst of the auto industry and put them together and what do you get? You get the RV Industry!”. That felt a little overly dramatic when we first heard it but it always stuck with us. Fast forward to living in our RV full-time for 4 years and the more we learn about the industry the more we find that seems to be true, especially when it came to our plumbing fixtures & RV faucets.
We have yet to find a good reason for why this seems to be true, it seems to be one of the industry’s great mysteries. While we can’t solve that problem today, we think we may have found a small slice of how to fix part of the problem. Replacing those terrible plastic RV faucets!
We all know there are some amazing residential plumbing fixture companies out there that make some very durable and high end stuff. We installed a Moen Motionsense Kitchen Faucet in our rig a little over a year ago and it has been flawless and shows zero signs of wear after 12+ months even though we regularly subject it to terribly hard water. Thats great, but that faucet was over $350.00 which is not worth the expense to the average RV’er (in our opinion).
Amazon is flooded with Chinese made alternatives and we’ve tried a few but the vast majority were either poorly made internally or had issues with the finish over time making them not worth the trouble. Don’t take our word for it, just look at the reviews closely and you’ll see what we are talking out.
Enter AOSGYA, a company founded in 2015 but with a factory that has over 40 years of plumbing specific, manufacturing experience. We don’t know this for sure, but after examining their products closely, we are fairly certain the company either currently or previously manufactured components for other top brands including Delta Faucets. Now before you read too much further, be careful as AOSGYA also makes cheaper plastic component faucets so stick to the stuff that is $75-$120 if you want the quality of what we discuss in the video. Ok enough disclaimers, let’s talk about AOSGYA.
AOSGYA claims to have taken that 40+ years of industry experience and expertise and launched a line of consumer direct products that are substantially higher in quality than the majority of their Chinese made counterparts. From the limited amount of products we’ve tested, they do in fact seem to make some very good kitchen & bathroom faucets available on Amazon with free Prime shipping for between $65-$130.
Not only are they extremely well made for the price point, they are CUPC Certified and Certified Lead Free. Not bad for the price point and better quality than anything we’ve seen so far in this price point.
If you are looking for the best, stick with Moen, Kohler and others carried by specialty plumbing supplies stores. If you are looking for a good quality, aggressively priced alternative to the plastic components made for the RV industry, we think this is a great option at an excellent value.
Where to Purchase?
AOSGYA kitchen and bathroom faucets are available for purchase on Amazon. The majority of the kitchen faucets available include free Amazon Prime shipping for Prime members and also have discount codes for an additional 5-15% off depending on the model at the time of this post (early 2019). Links for some of their popular models are available below or you can browse their amazon home page here.
Click on the images above for direct amazon links.
What do you think?
What are your thoughts? Would you rather spend a few dollars more and go with a name brand faucet from Moen, Kohler, Delta or another brand? Are you happy with your RV faucets as is and don’t think its much of a big deal in the first place? We would to hear from you in the comment section below.