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Old 03-14-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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I'm new to my old tt - 1998 wildwood 24fb

So I just bought an old 1998 wildwood 24fb and everything seems to work. Can someone give me a run down on things to check? Or preventative Maintanance ?


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Old 03-14-2016, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'm new to my old tt - 1998 wildwood 24fb

Hopefully it was winterized so before camping you will need to flush the system. If you have not done it yet test your appliances and equipment. Any slides, refrigerator works on both gas and electric. Water heater works( make sure full before you turn on and light. You may need to open hot water bypass valves after flushing system so your water heater will fill. Since used get ladder and check roof. Check around Windows doors openings. Same as buying house or used car just go through it getting acquainted with your TT. Good luck and happy camping. Camp in your driveway for day or two.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:18 AM   #3
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Good tips, this weekend I plan to drain the winterizing solution out and run water and then fire up the hot water heater, kinda intimidating since I've never done this on a trailer, lol


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Old 03-15-2016, 09:50 AM   #4
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In the FAQ section of the forum, you will find Winterizing and dewinterizing procedures.

Link to Dewinterizing.

How I dewinterize
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:02 AM   #5
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With a trailer that old I'd make sure to go over all the seams very carefully and check for any cracks. Especially on the roof. Get some Dicor self-leveling lap sealant and a roll of Eternabond tape.
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With a trailer that old I'd make sure to go over all the seams very carefully and check for any cracks. Especially on the roof. Get some Dicor self-leveling lap sealant and a roll of Eternabond tape.

Thanks for the advice and I did hit the roof with that caulk but the tape is what I need next, I believe the tape is for seams ? Correct ?


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Thanks for the advice and I did hit the roof with that caulk but the tape is what I need next, I believe the tape is for seams ? Correct ?


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On my old trailer I use eternal bond on any place I wanted to keep water out of. Put it under the drip edge and side of roof that was cracked. That tape is great stuff.
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Check the tires for date manufactured.

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I would be checking tires, brakes and bearings. Check for structural defects (soft floors\ water damage). Then I would more on to the other systems plumbing, electrical, HVAC. Inspect hitch for cracks or fatigue. Then worry about caulking and seals. It an older unit that you may or may not know how it was maintained. So I would treated as if I had no idea how it was maintained. Then I could sleep well pulling 1000 miles from home to spend time relaxing not fixing.
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Congrats on your new to you trailer. Sounds like a good start. As you clean you will get a good idea of how it was maintained. All the folks have really good advise here. I say if the tires are good, the frig is cold and the radio works, you are in good shape!
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