I have always owned 5er's prior to the Berk, and all of them would allow you to refill your FW tanks with a 5 gal. container that I always carry for that purpose. Many times we can only get a spot at our favorite state park without water hookups. So I would trot over to the water fill station, fill the jug and refill the FW tank.
SO ..... I'm reading everyone's posts in this thread and a thought slowly creeps through my thick skull. ALL these guys can't be wrong.
So I mentally went thru the procedure I did this spring. Throw the valves by the pump. Check. Stick the hose into the bleach bottle. Check. Have DW throw the pump switch. Check. The bleach disappears. I then fill the FW tanks in the normal fashion. After filling, I run the pump with all the faucets open until I smell the bleach coming from them.
This seemed to me like it went smoothly. But the OP said it only sanitizes the lines. Could it be I fooled myself into thinking I sanitized everything ? Did all that bleach go only into the lines even though none of the faucets were open ? I really don't know and now having second thoughts. I based my assumptions on how my 5er's worked and now wondering if MH's don't do that.
I now have a pressurized leak (very small) somewhere in the lines behind the manifold system and can't run the pump or have city water hooked up unless I want water to start getting in the water compartment. I hope to get that fixed at Goshen. Currently, I can only run the pump for short periods as water is needed and then immediately shut the pump off and release the pressure in the lines. So I can't do a lot of testing until it's fixed.
Hopefully, I'll run into some of you fine folks at Goshen and we can discuss this more.
I probably should have stayed in my corner and not chimed in