Panther RV Products has several different folding and non folding faucets, single cold water and hot/cold in the clearance section. Many of these are similar to what Camper Brent posted in the Amazon link. The faucets are scattered throughout the 17 pages of stuff so its a bit of looking, but you might find something you like.
Yes, make a heavy stainless steel plate to cover the area. or use a piece of nylon cutting board cut to size and sanded smooth or possibly a piece of Corian cut and finished.
'03 Ram 2500 CTD and 2008 Bigfoot 25B21RB.. Previous, Being repaired and will be sold, is a 2008 Thor/Dutchman Freedom Spirit 180. SOLD - 2007 Winnebago View 23H Motorhome.