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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:07 pm

I have an A.S Cotswold and like many others in the Auto Sleepers range I have a round counter top mounted acrylic wash bowl in the bathroom.
I dropped something on mine from the shelf above and chipped it a bit. Not drastically but I decided to replace it.
I fancied a proper job glass one so I bought a lovely frosted glass bowl of the same dimensions.
Very prompt next day delivery and extremely easy to install as a direct replacement. It took about 5 minutes or so to remove the existing one and replace it. I fancied a coloured glass sink but she that must be obeyed decided on a frosted glass one and I am glad she did. The existing waste fitted easily. (I think they call those which you press to open and close a click, clack waste)
 I know it will affect the payload a bit but not by much and I have plenty of spare payload capacity anyway.
I found that the acrylic one also flexed a little bit which I guess is normal. So if you damage the acrylic sink A/S will of course sell a replacement but you may  want to consider a glass one if you have spare payload.
All the other motorhomes I have had, had a bespoke built in  sink in the bathroom and which would be have been  difficult to replace with a purpose built moulded sink. The one on my last M/home (a Euramobil) got stained and I could not get another one sourced not even from Euramobil in Germany and I would have had to dismantle the whole assembly to replace it anyway.

If I new how to post a pic. I would but in my mind it really looks great. I might try unless someone could give me a clue how its done.
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Post by moggyminor1966 on Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:19 pm

Here you go!
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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:39 pm

Thanks for that, I don't think anyone will be interested but I will try just so as I learn for the future.
Thanks Dave.
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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:18 pm

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First time posting a pic. hope it works, if not back to the drawing board
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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:21 pm

Thanks moggyminor1966. seems to have worked and I have learnt thanks to you and your link.
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Post by moggyminor1966 on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:22 pm

That looks brilliant-well done.
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:49 pm

Hi Chudders, do you know the weight of your glass sink? Looks very smart, not sure if we could afford to  compromise our payload. Regards

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Post by daisy mae on Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:05 pm

That looks really good Dave, well done.

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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:40 pm

After I posted the pic. I thought someone might ask the weight. Unfortunately I did not weigh it before installing as I new I had plenty of payload excess. I have sent an email to the suppliers and asked, if not then I will remove it and weigh it and put it back it is not difficult to do but of course I would prefer not to. Sods law says I will drop it even though it is tempered glass.
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I would hazard a gues at about 5 Kg,s. The acrylic one weighs just over half a Kg so you do need  4 or 5 kG's of payload and I am aware that some are close to their limit already and is presumably why A/S use lightweight acrylic.
I have also removed more than that in weight from stuff I have never used on the motorhome
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:02 pm

Grateful thanks Dave, yes your estimate of weight seems logical. Regards

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Post by chudders on Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:15 pm

Paramedic wrote:Grateful thanks Dave, yes your estimate of weight seems logical. Regards

Should know tomorrow for sure
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Post by chudders on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:01 am

Further to the above weight question. I have had a reply from the suppliers and been told that the 31 cm frosted glass sink  weighs approx. 3 Kg,s. So the acrylic sink being removed being about half a Kg thats a net overall weight increase of about 2 1/2 Kg,s.
If anyone is thinking of changing I would advise them to contact the suppliers regarding weight for themselves if it is critical. I am happy to say where I got it but don't want  to be seen as having any involvement withe the company other than being a very happy customer.
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