Whether you are considering getting your feet wet in the food truck industry or you own an established concession company, there will come a time when you need to purchase a new trailer. Naturally, you want to find the right trailer for your needs, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process. Buying a used concession trailer can be very tempting, but there are many reasons why you should only consider new food truck trailers when you’re shopping around.
At Southern Dimensions Group, we specialize in creating custom trailers that are designed to suit a wide variety of food service needs. From BBQ concession trailers to cargo trailers, we have it all! Shop online with us today to discover the many benefits that new food truck trailers have to offer.
Benefits of New Food Truck Trailers
No Guessing on Prior Maintenance
Buying a used food truck is similar to buying any other large-ticket item that has been owned by another person — you never really know what you’re going to get. From the cooking components to the tires, food trucks have many different components that require routine maintenance and care. Unless the food truck that you are considering buying from the lot on the corner has a detailed maintenance record from each previous owner, there is no telling what kind of use and abuse the trailer has sustained. New food trucks save you the hassle of worrying about and/or dealing with someone else’s failure to properly maintain their rig.
Modern Components and Designs
Believe it or not, the food truck industry has been around since the 1800s when Charles Goodnight invented his signature “Chuck Wagon” to feed individuals who were traveling through the Old West. Food trucks as we know them today have experienced a surge in popularity during the last 20-30 years in order to comply with modern-day health codes, and they have come a long way from their humble beginnings. New food trucks feature components that are designed to be compliant with these codes, whereas older food trucks could make the process more difficult (and expensive) if you have to retrofit components for compliance sake.
When your livelihood depends on being able to serve up delicious food out of your concession trailer, the last thing you want to worry about is your oven, cooktop, refrigerator, or another major component going out on you. In the untimely event that this does happen, you deserve to have the peace of mind that a manufacturer’s warranty will cover the repairs and/or replacement of the faulty item. Buying a used trailer can be a bit of a gamble because you don’t know if the original warranty has expired, or if it transfers between owners. New food trucks typically come with great warranties to help you protect your investment and your bottom line.
Level of Customization
The needs of each concession business vary greatly from one company to the next. For example, if you sell fresh fruit smoothies out of your food truck, you will need very different equipment in your trailer than someone who sells barbecue dishes. Searching for the used trailer that covers all of your equipment needs can be very frustrating, which is why many people opt to purchase new food truck trailers. When you buy your concession trailer from a reputable manufacturer, like Southern Dimensions Group, you’ll often have the opportunity to customize the inside so that it suits the precise needs of your business.
Many individuals begin their food truck search looking for used rigs thinking that they will be more likely to find a pre-owned trailer for a fraction of what a new one would cost them. However, you may be disappointed to find that, while they are less than that of new food truck trailers, used concession trailer prices are not dramatically lower. This is because people who are selling their used trucks tend to overvalue their rig. Likewise, if you have to perform any type of customizations to the used food truck after you buy it, your total cost could end up exceeding the cost of a new trailer. New trailers are often competitively priced, offering incredible value and reliability for owners.
Shop Custom Food Truck Trailers Online!
Are you ready to buy a concession trailer for your food truck business? If so, then don’t take any chances when it comes to the quality of your rig. New food truck trailers offer many benefits that used ones can’t match, and when you buy your concession trailer from Southern Dimensions Group, you have the ability to completely customize it to suit your needs. What’s more, we gladly offer competitive financing to help qualified buyers purchase the food truck of their dreams. Browse our food trucks online and contact us today to get started!