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Old 04-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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We just purchased our first travel trailer and are planning to spend the summer in it. We first need to go through it to ensure that it is safe and that it functions properly. We would love to have any advice that we can get.

It is missing the refrigerator and the previous owner told us that the water pipes froze "this winter" and need to be replaced. The floors and exterior appear to be solid. I have not yet crawled under it. It definitely needs a good cleaning inside and out. It was last registered in 2010. It seemed to tow well on the way home, approx. 60 miles.

We have also not been able to identify exactly which model Wilderness it is and would love to have advise on that.

Thank you in advance for any advise or assistance.

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Our first 5W was a 1987 Wilderness Yukon 24. Many happy memories there, but we've come a long ways since!

I'm not clear what you want to learn about it. You need to dig into the plumbing and find the ruptured lines - may be just one or maybe a lot. It's mostly trial and error. The lines are primarily under the floor and cabinets, but obviously they go up to reach sinks, show, etc. as well. As for the fridge, you need to measure the available space and start shopping online for one that will fit in the hole. If you will have electric hook-ups where you park, consider a small residential model, e.g. a dorm or apartment size unit. Much less expensive than an RV fridge and a better fridge as well.

The actual model designation doesn't make much difference. You can't order parts based on it or anything else specific to a trailer model. If the decal just says "Wilderness", that's what it is, If it adds the word YUKON or CIMMARON, then that is the model. See the NADA RV Guide for a list of 1987 models:
1987 Wilderness Price, 1987 Wilderness Values & 1987 Wilderness Specs | NADAguides
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