Food Trailers FAQs

Frequently asked questions about food trailers.

Answered by Concession Nation, a respected Concession Trailer Builder

Trailer Manufacturer Questions

If you are looking for a food trailer for sale to get into the mobile food business, there are some questions worth noting. When selecting a trailer manufacturer, you must research who is the most trusted and reputable food trailer builder.

The following are essential questions to research or ask about before selecting the food trailer builder for your investment.

  1. Does the food trailer builder OWNS the trailer manufacturer?
  2. Do they build new food trailers?
  3. Are they custom built? Who is their trailer manufacturer?
    • Concession Nation’s owners also own Edge Trailer Manufacturer. It is conveniently located 15 min away. This is of the outmost relevance because it ensures full control on quality, and production schedule.

Certificate of Origin | VIN label | Manufacturer Label | Tire & Loading Label

  • A legit trailer manufacturer should issue a Certificate of Origin, VIN label, tire & loading label, and manufacturer label to comply with the law.
  • Concession Nation relies on Edge Trailer Manufacturer to issue these. If you do not have this, you will not be able to register your trailer, therefore, will never actually own your food trailer and be able to sell it in the future.

These are the questions you should ask.

  1. How is the trailer shell built?
  2. What kind of material do you use for your buildings?
  3. How many axles?
  4. Do you build the trailer shells for a concession trailer?

Please note, that a cargo or landscape trailer is not suitable for a food trailer. It is not mean to withhold the weight. It will be a disaster on the road, and you will soon discover that you wasted your money.

Facts you should know about our own trailer manufacturer.

  • Edge Trailer Mfg. has an extensive knowledge of axles placement, and proper tires selection. Edge uses steel (top quality material) to build all trailer shells. The exterior sheets are also outstanding ACM sheets for, that are installed seamless without any rivets. This way, Concession Nation is confident that the trailer shell that will be used to build the food trailer is most durable and top quality.

Food Trailer Build

Trailer Weight

  • A trustworthy trailer builder will always weigh the trailer after it has been built to modify the tire and loading label on the trailer. This is a must to comply with NHTSA & DOT regulations.
  • Concession Nation’s quality control weights every trailer and produces an updated tire & loading label that is affixed to the trailer’s tongue. So, you can rest assured, that your food trailer will leave our premises “by the book.”

Health Department Codes & Regulations

  • A reputable food trailer builder must build your concession trailer according to the local health department codes and regulations. This will ensure you pass your health department inspection. This is crucial to be able to operate your business legally.

Plumbing, Electrical, Propane, FSS

  • An outstanding trailer builder must know how to properly install plumbing, electrical and propane systems. Furthermore, it must use a third-party certified LP company to verify propane work, check there are no leaks and issue certification. If using a fire suppression system, it must also use a certified company to issue a report stating the system is ready to arm and properly installed.

What cooling & cooking equipment will be installed?

  • A reputable trailer builder will ensure that all equipment is commercial, and NSF approved. Also, a respected trailer builder will list equipment brands and models on their proposal. Buyers be aware of companies that withhold this information. You will be unpleasantly surprised later.
  • Concession Nation’s proposals include every brand and model for full disclosure and customer’s confidence in knowing exactly what they are purchasing.

Does it include a generator, or will it be battery powered?

  • Concession Nation will list the generator’s make and model on your proposal if you have requested one.
  • Also, Concession Nation is the industry leader in providing battery powered food trucks and food trailers. If you are interested, make sure to ask us more about it. The benefits are significant!
  • Concession Nation, Inc. is the #1 U.S. trailer builder, & industry leader. We have been in business since 2006. We use our own trailer manufacturer to build the trailer shells.

Note: Please make sure you look for this line item in other competitor’s quotes, as too many times, it is omitted to make the estimate total seem lower. Then, once you are getting the food trailer built, they surprise you with the no generator news.

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