How To Turn An Old Horse Trailer Into A Concession Trailer

Concession trailers can be very profitable, but you do want your concession trailer to stand out in a crowd, so to speak. What better way to make a concession trailer stand out than to have one that has been repurposed from something else, such as a horse trailer? Sounds odd? Whether you are looking for a concession trailer for a youth sports team or you'd like to start a concession trailer business, it is possible to build one out of an old horse trailer. Here are a few things you'll need to do. 

Pressure Wash Inside & Out

Of course, the first step is to thoroughly clean the old horse trailer inside and out. The best way to do this is to pressure wash it in its entirety. Remove the wood flooring first, as well as any electrical wiring and lights to prepare the trailer for pressure washing. Pay close attention to areas of rot or rust and repair those areas before moving forward. 

Select Concession Trailer Equipment 

You'll need to purchase concession trailer equipment. Consult with a supplier and tell them what type of concessions you will have and the size of your trailer. If you plan on serving foods, you will need to abide by the local and state laws regarding food service, particularly when using equipment inside your concession trailer such as burners, grills, refrigerators, and ice makers. A concession trailer equipment supplier can give you the exact measurements for the equipment you will be installing in the trailer and using so you can plan the layout in advance of the equipment delivery. 

Decorate & Furnish the Trailer 

While you wait for the equipment delivery, you'll need to replace the flooring. It's not recommended to reuse the same wood flooring that was in the trailer previously if the trailer was occupied by horses. Consider the wood planks as a subfloor, if you'd like. Paint the interior and exterior of the trailer with paint that is appropriate for outdoor applications. That way, the interior walls will be protected from any moisture that may get inside the trailer during a rainstorm or high humidity. 

In addition to the equipment and depending on your particular needs, you may also need cabinets and countertops as well as a service area such as a window opening with a ledge to conduct business on. Be sure to keep the measurements and locations of the various pieces of equipment in mind when selecting your cabinets, countertops, and window and door openings.

To learn more, contact a company such as CS Techs Inc.