Yes! Custom Trailer Pros only uses new equipment, so it is all covered by a warranty. We use many different pieces of equipment from many different manufacturers, so they’ll each have their own warranty. We provide all the needed information on how to obtain warranty service, and we are always happy to help our customers through this process if needed. We understand that down-time can be costly, so we work hard to keep it to a minimum.
This timeframe varies quite a bit, so it is always best to reach out and ask what our current build times are. We work with some of the fastest trailer builders in the industry, because our desire is to help our customers start making money as quickly as possible.
Health and fire safety codes: Mobile food is growing rapidly, and because of this, health departments and fire marshals are constantly changing their codes. We want to make sure the food trailers we are building are in line with the most up-to-date codes. In some situations, currently operating businesses can also be given a grace period to comply with new codes, but if the trailer changes ownership, it will be required to be current with all codes. This can take a lot of extra time and money that was not planned for.
Warranty: Buying something used might be a great solution for some, but it also is very high risk. Equipment that is not properly maintained and cleaned well can create a lot of problems. If something does go wrong, all repairs and expenses will be out-of-pocket.
Customization: We also want to make sure each food trailer is created for our customer’s exact needs. Building them from the ground up at the time they are ordered is the only way to do that. To do this, we provide unlimited free quotes and layouts so that we can make sure to get it right.
It is always a good idea to reach out to us with this question. As a national dealer for food trailers, we deal with different regulations for different areas, so it is nearly impossible for us to carry any inventory. Sometimes a situation arises that enables us to have one or two trailers available, so it is definitely worth asking us.
Financing a food trailer can be more challenging than financing a regular vehicle. Some banks view it as a high-risk start-up business while others view it as a piece of equipment. Some banks won’t offer financing on any mobile food period. Custom Trailer Pros does not offer any in-house financing, but we have partnered with some banks who do. Check out our FINANCING page for some more information and to apply!
Custom Trailer Pros works closely with each of our customers to help provide as much chance for success as possible. Although we cannot guarantee the food trailer will pass all inspections, we can help our customers get their trailers pre-approved before the trailer is built. This dramatically increases the chances that the trailer will pass inspections once it arrives to you.
All of our trailers come with a full electrical system. This includes a panel box in the trailer that has fuses that control the individual outlets and electrical components. That panel box is powered by an outside electrical source (either a generator or hard-wired outlet) with the appropriate electrical plug. Usually this plug is a 50Amp plug which provides for maximum power draw, but we can also make it a 30Amp plug. For a further breakdown, watch the video below.
Sales tax requirements are set by each individual state. Most states DO require you to pay sales tax. You do not pay it to us a dealer though, it will be paid by you when you register the trailer at your local DMV. In order to register your vehicle, you will need the Bill of Sale along with the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO). Both of those documents will be provided by Custom Trailer Pros. They may also require additional documentation (such as proof of insurance). Check with your local DMV for full requirements.
Most trailers purchased from us are tandem axle trailers, which means they have two axles. As required by law, all of our tandem axle trailers have 4-wheel brakes, a 7-way electrical plug that connects to the tow vehicle, and a 2 5/16-inch hitch (which requires the tow vehicle to use a 2 5/16-inch ball). Your tow vehicle will also need an electronic brake controller installed.
Yes! As required by law, all of our tandem axle trailers have 4-wheel brakes, a 7-way electrical plug that connects to the tow vehicle, and a 2 5/16-inch hitch (which requires the tow vehicle to use a 2 5/16-inch ball). Your tow vehicle will also need an electronic brake controller installed.
Yes! We work with professional drivers who can deliver the trailer anywhere in the continental US. We keep our per-mile delivery charge as reasonable as possible. Contact us to find out what the current rate is.
We always recommend using a vehicle with a tow rating that is equal to or above the total weight rating (GVWR) of the trailer. For example, a food trailer that is 8.5x20 with kitchen equipment in it might weigh 7,000lbs, but has a GVWR of 10,000lbs. We recommend using a vehicle with at least 10,000lbs tow capacity. This way you know it can handle the weight and have plenty of extra power when needed. If you are constantly towing a trailer that is right at the maximum towable weight, it will most likely cause issues with the tow vehicle.