Originally Posted by gypsmjim
We just remodeled the kitchen in our house. The contractor advised strongly against H-D faucets because many are "economy" versions of name brand fixtures, often made with plastic parts. We ended up buying from a plumbing supply store and got the exact SKU that was on the manufacturer's web site. The cost increase wasn't worth talking about.
Having said that, I don't see the need to just go out and replace the cheepie that came with the trailer just to replace it. If it broke and NEEDED to be replaced, then sure buy an upgrade if its not under warranty and you have to spend money on it anyway.
The reason to replace "before" is that when it breaks you will likely be in a CG somewhere and will have to shut down the water until you fix it. Replacing fiaucets is a simple and quick fix and much easier to do at home.
I replaced the faucet in the bathroom asap after taking possession and the kitchen faucet last year when I upgraded to a double stainless sink.
Pick the faucets you want [I ordered mine online] and do it.