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Old 05-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #11
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We have the same trailer. So far it has travelled from New Hampshire to Florida three times. Went north as far as Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Thinking I have logged well over 20,000 miles. Our last trip we had 4134 miles. No problems. My wife and I spent a little over a month on one trip and am here to tell you there is plenty of room and we never felt crowded or lacking for space. I am hoping you enjoy yours as well as we enjoy ours. Great little trailer, we love it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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cold weather

We were in Gettysburg Pa this past March. Temp outside was 22 degrees. The water in my hose going from water supply to trailer froze, but with heat on in trailer we were cozy and fine. Have the furnace vs heat pump. Turn you thermostat down to lowest temp and keep your heat on in trailer, should be ok
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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Count me into the Skylark circle. I agree would be good to help each other out!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #14
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Hope you get to enjoy your Skylark as much as my wife and I do. Welcome to the club and wish you many pleasant and safe travels. Congrats and happy trailering.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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My wife and I have had our Skylark 21 FKV for over two years now and love it. We had one warranty issue, the heat pump failed after about 6 months of use, but was covered under warranty. The new heat pump has worked very well even in colder temps. We did learn when the original heat pump failed during an early spring trip when the outside temp hit 32 that a 1000 watt electric space heater will keep the camper at 70 degrees without any problem. (Note: 1000 watts at 120 volts is only an 8.5 amp draw on your electric circuits.)

I discovered that on our 21FKV that under the seat next to the main bed there is a large amount of space behind the wheel well, that can easily be accessed through the plywood cover. By removing the two screws that hold the plywood in place, cutting the plywood in half, and adding a piano hinge and putting in a finger hole you can gain more than 6 cubic feet of storage space simply by lifting the seat cushion. I also placed a 1/4" plywood partition on the front of this space to keep gear from moving forward over the wheel well. We use it to store our portable vacuum, extra dog food and an electric space heater we had to purchase on the trip where the heat pump failed. (Note: a 1,00 Watt electric heater will keep the Skylark at a comfortable 70 degree temp even when the outside temp drops below 25 degrees.)

I also added a push button LED light in the storage compartment under the main bed so you can find things in the dark. I used one of the four spare circuits in the fuse panel for power.

To counteract the wear on the skids at the back due to the low ground clearance, I added short pieces of 2 x 2 angle iron to the skids with a single 1/4" bolt. Now if I drag the back, I can replace the sacrificial pieces for less than $2 a set instead of replacing the skids themselves.

Enjoy your camper.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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'tis a shame they are discontinued....if I had something that could pull it. I would have been on a FKV in a heartbeat. I love the floorplan and the rounded millwork....

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
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Good to know we have a fellow Skylark owner close, we are in Burnsville. Just picked ours up in August. 2011 FKV.
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Anyone out there try to mount anything on the inside walls of their Skylark? I want to install a TV mount on the wall just in front of the door, but don't want to damage anything inside the wall. Any suggestions or has anyone done this? Thanks.
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We purchased a 2012 Skylark with the kitchen up front. We are going to put a themostat on the air conditioner so it will turn off and on. Running all the time is annoying. We love ours.
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We purchased a 2012 Skylark with the kitchen up front. We are going to put a themostat on the air conditioner so it will turn off and on. Running all the time is annoying. We love ours.
Our Skylark came with a thermostat to control the A/C. It shouldn't run all the time once it gets to the set temperature.
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