Originally Posted by kathydavis22
We just bought a 2011 Skylark and are trying to familiarize ourselves with all the systems. Unless I misread the owner's manual, it said that you can fill the fresh water tank using the gravity fill or city water. If that is the case, how do you prevent filling the tank when using the city water? We don't dry camp, so we usually put only a couple of gallons in the fresh water tank for when we are traveling in case we need to use the bathroom.
My wife and I purchased our Skylark in Nov. 2011 and now have 6000 miles and 30 day vacation under our belt and so far the trailer has been great for the two of us and our Sheltie Dog. I filled the water tank with 15 gallons of water using the white hose I got with the trailer and used our soft water system for the filling. I did add Two Tablespoons of Clorox to the water as I didn't plan on using it except for Just In Case situations. When we parked for the night or several days, we used the water filter and what ever water was available at the campground full hook up sites. So far, by the time we got home, the water was still at 2/3 according to the electric guage. Now that we're home, I drained the fresh water and refilled it again and added the Clorox (I remember those Clorox scented days from Viet Nam) and will keep the water for several months as the just in case of an emergency water. After a number of months I'll drain and refill the tank again. It's worked well for us so far.