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How to Select a Luxury Trailer

As you’ve probably noticed, the demand for luxury restroom trailers is increasing all the time. As outdoor weddings become more popular and music festivals get more attended by the year, there’s never been a better time to think about investing in trailers.

While adding trailers to your fleet will certainly attract new clients, some PROs are reluctant to do so, as they are put off by the seemingly high startup prices.

Yet, there are many options when it comes to buying a luxury trailer. We’ve answered some common questions below to help you select the type you need:

What are the Costs?

We’ll cut right to the chase – how much does it cost? According to PRO Monthly, the price of a trailer can range from $16,000 for a 10-foot, two-stall trailer to $75,000 for a 28-foot, four-door trailer. While you might be tempted to go for the cheaper options, first make sure that you’re buying what you and your customers need. There’s no point wasting $16,000 on something that’s not going to please your clients.

For those looking to do this on a budget, you might also consider buying a used trailer.

Should You Buy a Used Trailer?

First-time trailer buyers, especially, can benefit from purchasing a used trailer. It will get your foot in the door, get you used to working with trailers, and get you clients who want trailers. From there, you can always expand.

Used trailers will, of course, be cheaper, but remember that they may also be of lower quality than new trailers. Make sure you see the trailer before purchasing and get a very good idea of how long it will last before parting with your cash.

One thing to note is that you probably won’t get a warranty with a used trailer, while most sellers give warranties up to five years on new models.

What Type of Events Do You Need Your Trailer For?

It is important to consider which events you have in mind for your trailers before purchasing, as the range of trailer types is extensive, from one-stall pods to toilet/shower stall combos to luxury trailers whose restrooms wouldn’t look out of place in a Beverly Hills home.

Do your research and determine where you’ll be sending them – Are they for the regular or VIP sections of a music festival? Is it a wedding or construction site?

There’s no point buying any old trailer, as a client might have something specific in mind.

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Who Are Your Trailers For and How Many People?

Not all trailers are ADA-compliant, so make sure to determine this if you need one.

The amount of people who’ll be using the trailer is another big factor in selecting the right one. If it’s over 200 people, you’re going to need more than two stalls. Three hundred people, three stalls, and so on.

What Kind of Transportation Do You Have?

Last, but not least, ensure you buy something you’re capable of shifting. This might seem obvious but can easily be overlooked. Check out the dimensions and weight of the trailer before you buy so you don’t get stuck with an enormous one that your truck isn’t able to pull! Smaller companies like two-stall units as they can easily move them.

We hope this helps you figure out what kind of luxury trailer you need, and we wish you all the success that adding one, or more, to your fleet can bring! To learn how to increase the appeal of trailers, click here.


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