Concession Trailers and More!
The Right Trailer For Your Needs
No matter your trailer needs, Southern Dimensions Group has you covered. From custom concession trailers to durable cargo trailers, we have it all!
Custom Concession Trailers
If you’ve been searching for an affordable manufacturer of customized concession trailers, look no further than Southern Dimensions Group! With more than 10 custom paint colors to choose from and endless options for interior components and layouts, we are your one-stop-shop for purchasing a new food truck. Whether you’re a cupcake expert or a street taco aficionado, you’ll find what you’re looking for with our state-of-the-art designs and quality workmanship.
BBQ Concession Trailers
There’s nothing better than hot, fresh barbeque made to order on a toasted bun with mouthwatering sides, and if you’re a barbecue connoisseur looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity, opening your own food truck business could allow you to make a living doing what you love. We manufacture several types of custom BBQ concession trailers that include capacity for extra large propane tanks, a built-in smoker, warming boxes and more!
Other Types of Trailers
Food truck business not calling your name? No problem! Southern Dimensions Group specializes in creating custom trailers for a wide variety of applications. If you need a specially designed trailer to suit your needs, we can help!
There are certain industries that rely on the efficient delivery of refrigerated goods, and whether you’re a florist looking to ensure that your valuable deliveries arrive crisp and fresh, or you’re a local butcher who is in need of a refrigerated trailer for transporting your goods to the market, an affordable and reliable refrigerated trailer is a must. When your livelihood depends on refrigerated products, don’t trust your transportation needs to just any custom trailer manufacturer. Trust them to Southern Dimensions Group!
Manufactured by our company with superior Advantech™ subflooring, aluminum tread plate flooring, and four inches of closed-cell insulation walls, ceilings, and floors, our refrigerated trailers provide a level of quality that simply can’t be beat. Additionally, a freezer unit can easily be added to any of the refrigerated trailers that we manufacture for a minimal fee. If you’d like to learn more about how your business can benefit from one of these high-quality units, we’d love to speak with you!
Car Hauler and Cargo Trailers
Do you have a high-end vehicle that you need to protect while it is being transported from one place to another, or a specialty race car that you need to haul safely to and from races? If so, we offer a wide variety of custom car haulers that will keep your vehicle protected from hazards like road debris and inclement weather. Additionally, each trailer is manufactured and warrantied solely by Southern Dimension Group, saving you from the hassle of third-party quality concerns.
Whether you need a basic, 20-foot cargo trailer with 3,500-pound leaf spring axles or a heavy-duty, 24-foot custom car hauler with 5,200-pound leaf spring axles, our team can build a trailer that is specially designed with your needs in mind. Manufactured with durable, top-grade plywood walls and flooring with boards placed 16 inches on center, our trailers are strong enough to haul anything you need to transport.
To learn more about our high-quality manufacturing process and our generous warranty program, or to request your custom quote, call 1-800-380-9743 today to speak with a friendly member of our staff.
Ready to Purchase a Concession Trailer?
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a concession trailer, there are a few important factors to take into consideration as you weigh your options. Finding a trailer that will suit your business needs and your budget can be difficult, but with the proper preparation and planning, you’re sure to find one that complements your personality and your business’ mission. At Southern Dimensions Group, we manufacture high-quality, custom concession trailers and other types of enclosed trailers that will allow you to take your entrepreneurial dreams to the next level, and you’ll do so with style!
Buying a Concession Trailer
Regardless of whether you’re thinking about getting your toes wet in the food truck industry or you’re preparing to upgrade your current trailer, keeping your goals, equipment needs, budget, and quality standards at the forefront of your mind is a must.
Map Out Your Goals
As with any important decision, it is essential to consider your future goals, both personal and professional, when purchasing a concession trailer. Are you entering the food truck industry as a short-term business venture with a partner? If so, a standard, 14-foot entry-level concession trailer may suit your temporary needs just fine. Are you someone who has operated a successful food truck business for years and now need more room or different equipment to take your services to the next level? If so, a 40-foot gooseneck porch trailer may be what you need. In either case, those who are looking to purchase a new trailer should consider what type of trailer will best help them accomplish their goals.
Understand Your Equipment Needs
Once you have determined what type of trailer is best suited for your current and future goals, it is important to consider what type of equipment you need to operate your business successfully. Depending on the needs of your business, the components inside of concession trailers can be customized in a variety of ways to streamline your daily operations and provide your customers with the efficient service they expect. At Southern Dimensions Group, our team understands that no two businesses are the same, and because of that, we will speak with you to understand your food storage and prep equipment needs to deliver a trailer that will exceed your expectations.
Determine Your Budget
Whether you’re the new kid on the block or a seasoned veteran in the industry, understanding your business’s finances is integral to your success. When you are preparing to invest your money into a large purchase like a concession trailer, you want to find a unit that strikes the right balance between style, functionality, and affordability. Having a new, state-of-the-art trailer that has all of the bells and whistles will be for naught if you have no money left over for food and supplies. Our team believes in delivering high-quality trailers at the most affordable rates to provide our customers with the best of both worlds. Need financing? No problem! You can apply for financing online today!
Finding a Quality Manufacturer
When you are ready to buy a concession trailer, you deserve a company that understands your business goals, equipment needs, and operational budget as much as you do. Here at Southern Dimensions Group, we take pride in our manufacturing process, and our attention to detail results in a level of quality that is second to none. Each of our concession trailers is manufactured in-house, saving you the expense of third-party labor. We’re so confident that you’ll be pleased with the quality of our workmanship that we warranty every trailer that rolls out of our facility. With more than than 10 years of experience in the concession trailer industry, we have the skills and expertise needed to deliver a finished product that exceeds your expectations. Shop today!
Choosing Concession Trailer Components
Let the fun begin! Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase a new concession trailer for your existing business or startup, you can begin to think about the different components that you want on the interior of your rig. Depending on what type of business you have, the options for various pieces of food trailer equipment are nearly endless. As you start to consider the possibilities, be sure to consider your food safety, storage, cooking, and cleanup needs.
Refrigeration and Storage Space
Keeping your cold foods at the right temperature is essential for food safety, and whether you have several packages of ground beef, cartons of eggs, or gallons of milk, you want to ensure these items are stored properly at all times. Additionally, it’s beneficial to choose a refrigerator style that doesn’t take up more space than necessary. There are many types of commercial refrigeration specially designed for food trucks, including:
- Worktop refrigerators. Because they are the same height as the counter in your trailer, these coolers serve a dual purpose between refrigeration and extra counter space for food prep.
- Reach-in refrigerators. Similar to the refrigerator you have in your home, these units are great for those who have large amounts of fruits, vegetables, and juices to store.
- Under-counter refrigerators. This type of cooler is especially great for maximizing the space of smaller food trucks, hiding conveniently under the counter.
In addition to refrigeration needs, it is important to consider your storage requirements for dry goods like flour, sugar, bread, as well as paper products like serving boats and napkins. Determining how many upper and lower cabinets you need prior to purchasing your unit will help avoid running out of room for the essentials. Choosing cabinets that can be secured and locked during transport is essential to prevent your supplies from spilling and becoming damaged as you move from one location to the next.
Prep Surfaces and Warming
Whether you’re preparing mouthwatering gourmet burgers for your customers or delicious, frosty smoothies, the food prep and warming equipment in your trailer will be a vital aspect of your daily operations. For ease of cleaning and sanitation, many food trucks come equipped with several linear feet of stainless steel countertops for work space and food prep, but many manufacturers also offer prep surfaces that incorporate tools like cutting boards.
In addition to prep space, it’s important to consider whether or not you will need some type of warming oven or holding units. If you’re serving any type of cuisine that relies on hot goods being readily available at a moment’s notice, this equipment will be central to your efficiency. Depending on the type of food you are serving, you may need food truck warming equipment that provides dry heat, wet heat, or both. Having the right warming equipment will allow you to cook, hold, and store items with long cook times and warm and reheat foods efficiently.
If you’ll be preparing fresh, hot dishes for your customers, you want high-quality cooking components in your concession trailer. Just as you would approach outfitting your kitchen at home with all of the essential appliances, outfitting your food truck with the right pieces of equipment will allow you to cook food in a timely manner, meeting the needs of your customers who are crunched for time.
As you might expect, the types of components you require in your trailer will largely depend on the cuisine you specialize in. If your company is known for creating hot, crispy delicacies like corn dogs, french fries, or doughnuts, outfitting your unit with high-quality dual commercial fryers will be essential to your livelihood. Likewise, if you specialize in Philly cheese steaks or burgers, a charbroiler will be critical for your success as would a thermo griddle for a specialty pancake food truck operator.
Sinks and Dishwashers
Preparing food in the tight quarters of concession trailers can prove to be a messy business, and as you begin to contemplate the various interior components of your unit, thinking about the sinks that you’ll require for things like food prep and hand cleanliness is critical. Additionally, three-compartment sinks have the important role of keeping your pots, pans, and utensils clean and sanitary.
If the size of your food truck won’t accommodate a standard three-compartment sink or you prefer more convenience at the end of a long day, a commercial dishwasher specially designed for concession trailers may be a good option for you. Depending on your sanitation needs, commercial dishwashers for food trucks are available in two varieties: low-temperature, which rely primarily on chemicals to sanitize items, and high-temperature, which reach 180℉ and feature flash drying to accomplish sanitation needs.
In addition to food safety, storage, cooking, and cleaning components, features like fire suppression equipment, serving windows, and batteries are also important to consider for your new concession trailer. No matter what type of components you need for your daily operations, Southern Dimensions Group can create a customized layout for your food truck that promotes streamlined and efficient food service. Get your quick quote from our team today or call 800-380-9743 to get started!