How long does it take to get a trailer built?
Once production starts on a unit, typical build times take between 10-14 weeks depending on its complexity. This however also depends on the time of year and our production load. It is suggested to plan ahead... Sometimes a year in advance. Spring dates fill up quickly during the months of October and November the previous year. Hint.... Orders placed for third quarter production dates often qualify for added late season discounts.
What materials are used to construct a trailer?
The base undercarriage of the trailer is a heavy steel frame with epoxy coating to prevent rusting, Flooring is specific alloy 1/4 Aluminum covered with a NSF approved liquid floor coating. The walls are a uni-body construction and the cabinets are all fabricated aluminum welded directly to the walls and roof. The roof is aluminum construction fabricated to withstand the loads of all the roof top signage and equipment options.
What is the weight of the trailer?
Depending on the size and options, a typical 21' unit would weigh approximately 9,000 lbs to 12,000 lbs and our larger units weighing up to 15-16,000 pounds.
What size truck is needed to pull a 21' trailer?
Our trailers are designed to be light for their size. We suggest a 1 ton rated pickup for trailers up to 21' in size.
Always check the ratings of your specific truck.
Can you show me what the trailer will look like?
Yes, We typically discuss signage style and options when we are quoting out a unit so we can accurately assess the cost, this is also done by you telling us what you like and don't like from many of the units showcased here on our website. During the creative process we will use hand drawn sketches to make sure we are going in the proper direction. We will create the roof marquee first and provide you with full color proofs of the art as me make slight alterations. As you can see, this is not a fast process because of the amount of work involved with creating something perfect for you.
Can I provide my own equipment?
Most of our customers have all new equipment installed as we offer fair and reasonable pricing that includes ordering, freight, inspections, necessary prep and installation. We have outstanding relationships with major equipment manufacturers used in the carnival industry while being able to offer an installed equipment price that compares to pricing that most can get themselves. However, if you already have new or slightly used equipment, we are happy to work with you at using it in your unit for a fair installation charge.
Do you build just a shell, and I can finish it myself?
We do not offer a "shell" version of any of our products. All of the units we build are built to completion and leave as a complete package.
Do you provide financing?
We do not provide any in house financing ourselves, however we do work with several of the top finance companies involved with our industry. These companies know both the carnival industry and our 50 year reputation. Most have structured payment plans that cater to the special needs of the concessionaire. Give us a call to discuss in further detail.
Do you have a show room?
Due to the specializing and customizing of every unit that we produce, we do not have a "showroom" that potential customers can visit and view like a typical car dealership. We do however encourage prospective customers to make an appointment to come to our facility and view current units on our production line for other customers. Customers are also invited to visit and view their unit as it is on the production line.
Do you offer any used units?
We do not have any used units at our facility nor do we take units on trade. Sometimes we know of trailers our customers are selling because of upgrading.
What do we need to do to get things started?
Just contact us with a call or email... "Contact Us"