Maintaining your place is important to protect your investment.

Below are some tips for new comers to keep in mind.

Winterizing - Not all sites have winter water and for those that don't, winterizing is essential.  This is a proceedure where the hot water tank is drained as well as the water pipes within.  An air compressor (set at the right psi) is used to blow out any remaining water in the lines.  Now RV antifreeze is used.  Some fill the lines complete and others add to the drain traps as necessary.  It a matter of opinion as to which way is best.

Caulking and visual inspection - Take time out every year to walk around and inspect your trailer.  Water is not friendly to campers and can seep in through the smallest of gaps.  Caulking the seams, and or removing the old and re-caulking becomes necessary.  Be sure to look at all windows, roof lines, vent areas and access doors.

Roof repairs or replacement - Travel trailers need to be sealed every few years along with visual inspection of seams and gutter rails. Park models with shingle roof generally have a 20 year life span.  Cracking, curling shingles is a sign it may be time to replace the roof.  Just like in your own home, if left too long the cost increases with damaged unerlayment.  If your roof looks good and you're not experiencing water damage doesn't mean everything is okay.  Visual inspection of your vents should be done.  Adding tar to these areas every few years will help maintain exhaust fan, skylight and stack pipe areas from leaking into your investment.

Improvements - As many can attest Woodhaven is always a work in progress.  If you're considering adding a deck, a roof or a room addition, consider one of our Local Contractors.  Many here have been building and repairing in the park for decades.  Letting someone who knows the in's and out's can make your investment more enjoyable.  If you choose to take it on yourself, be sure to pull a permit from the ESAC office, prior to starting work and/or ordering your supplies.

Utility Extensions - You might find first coming to Woodhaven Lakes that your site does not have extended utilities, or where their at is not where you need them.  Many property owners have trenched these utilites to a better location to suit their needs.  You may also want to consider adding electric to your shed, or adding outlets on the exterior deck.  Many owners have added water spickets to an area they plan on adding a planting bed.  To do this a permit from our ESAC department must be issued prior to work being performed.

The Woodhaven Association arranges yearly to review insurance of contractors. See their ads in the  Woodhaven Newspaper. 

A complete list of contractors can be obtained through the ESAC Department.

When in doubt pull a permit.  Go Ahead, It's Free


Winterizing-                                                                 Inspections-

100 RV  Larry Greer  815-632-7448                                   100 RV                 815-632-7448

Rick's Lawn/Property 815-857-3730                                   Kelly Hicks            815-849-9089

Roemmich Homes     815-849-5577                                   Robeson, John       815-878-6215

RV Doctor                 815-849-5924                                   RV Doctor             815-849-5924

Wash on Wheels       815-440-3460                                   Wash on Wheels   815-440-3460


Roofing-                                                                       Construction-

A Prime Solution       815-690-4025                                    A Prime Solution    815-690-4025

100 RV Larry Greer   815-632-7448                                     100 RV                 815-632-7448

 Olsen & Sons Cont.   815-910-5982                                 Kelly Hicks           815-849-9089 

                                                                                           Roemmich Homes     815-849-5577

Utility extentions-                                                         Satellite/Antenna

 100 RV                    815-632-7448                                      Satellite Pro             815-285-3474

Express                    815-671-8290                                      HD Digital Antenna   815-638-2358

                                                                                             Englehart Enterprises 815-497-3000

Rick's Lawn/Property  815-857-3730

Roemmich Homes      815-849-5577                                    Seawalls/Retaining walls

RV Doctor                  815-849-5924                                   A Prime Solution  815-690-4025

                                                                                             M & K Services     815-973-8955

More Contractors and Service providers are available for lawn cutting, RV salvage and other necessary services.  A complete list can be attained by contacting the ESAC Department at 815-849-5200 ext #3. ISV Realty does not endorse nor affliate with any contractors listed here.