Dometic has earned a stellar reputation for its camp trailer appliances and attachments. They build everything you need to turn your van or trailer into a home on wheels. Most of Dometic’s sinks boast a lightweight compact design and feature a flip-up, heat-resistant lid to increase counter space. To operate properly, the lid requires a fold-down faucet, and we’ve been using Dometic’s AC542 Faucet for this application due to it’s robust construction.
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Using brass and steel for the faucet construction with a high quality marine-grade chrome finish, the AC542 only relies on plastic for some internal components — unlike many of the less expensive options out there, where plastic with an easy-to-flake off chrome finish is used extensively on the spout, handle, and base. When we’re using our campers we want solid components that do not feel like a compromise, that’s what you get when going the cheap route. In fact, this RV faucet reminds us of the quality and feel of fixtures found in campers during the ’50s and early ’60s, before planned obsolescence and omnipresent cost-cutting turned RV products from the seventies to present day into dumpster food.
The faucet comes with hot and cold hose fittings, but the hot line can be capped off if only cold is desired. The required hole cutout size is between 1-5/16 and 1-1/2 inches. You’ll want to pick up 1/2in NTP Male fittings to adapt your plumbing to the AC542 Faucet.
Designed to fit the combo sink and range and many other brands of Rv sinks, Dometic’s AC542 faucet will not fit all Dometic cooktop/sinks, so check your openings for proper size. We’ve found that it works with the VA8000 Stainless Steel Sink, but does have clearance issues with the side causing slight rubbing.
The Dometic AC542 measures about 8.5 inches high, and about 7.75 inches wide. These are a rough measurement taken here at the shop and not based on any official product drawings or dimensions.
- Fold-down faucet neatly folds away when not in use
- Both pivot locations, the fold down joint and swivel, rotate 360 degrees
- Steel & plastic construction
- Chrome finish
- Easy to clean
- Includes hoses for both hot & cold connections — 1/2″ NTP male fittings
- The smaller thread that attaches to the body of the Dometic AC542 Faucet is M10-1.0 thread and uses an o-ring for sealing
- 1-year warranty
1991 Alaskan Camper