In choosing the ideal food trailer for your mobile restaurant, you have to look beyond appearance. There are several important things to consider if you want a trailer that is truly functional.
- The trailer must be durable.
The most durable trailers are constructed with heavy duty steel. A good trailer also features electric brakes, quality Sunraysia wheel and tyres, heavy duty coupling, an electric breakaway system, a stabilizing system, stabilizing legs, a hand brake, and a jockey wheel.
- It should have next-generation flooring.
The best flooring is made with structural honeycomb cored panels that are 100 percent waterproof. These panels are amazingly lightweight yet incredibly heavy-duty. Since the flooring does not have timber, there is no chance of wood rot or vermin infestations.
- The wall of the trailer should be made with lightweight insulated panel.
Using quality lightweight insulated EPS panels for the walls of the trailer will ensure that the heat is kept out and your trailer is cool inside. You could put vinyl wrapping on the smooth gloss white finish or just leave it as it is.
- The trailer has quality commercial appliances.
The best trailer only has quality commercial grade kitchen fittings and appliances from brands like Cookon, Wega, Engel, Waeco and Fracino. These appliances will ensure that you will get not only a functional kitchen, but also one that is always reliable.
- It must have a functional kitchen.
It is important that your mobile kitchen does not only look good but is also designed to be a functional and practical commercial food preparation area.
- It should be made with top craftsmanship.
The best trailers are manufactured with the best quality and most advanced building materials available. They are covered by warranties.
- You should be able to get it fast.
Buying a food trailer should not involve a long waiting time—especially if you want to start your business right away. Choose a manufacturer that is known for having some of the best lead times in the industry.
- The trailer should be council-approved.
Your trailer should be built to Australian Standards and in accordance with council guidelines. Look for a manufacturer that can assist you with the council approval process.
About the Author:
Bo Pfromm is the owner of Van Demons Vans in Brisbane. He has a passion for helping people realise their dreams by helping them join the food van revolution. Call Bo or any of the Van Demons team on 1300 886 773 to get a quote on your custom built food truck.