About a year ago I looked at a trailer that had what your talking about. It was a 32' 5th wheel trailer. 18' of it was kitchen and service area with 6' long window. Then the rest was storage, a small bathroom/shower & sleeping area. The owner was about 65 years old and made his living at fairs across the country. He was selling/retiring. He built it so he didnt have to pay for hotels and leave his unit unsecured when doing away events. The bathroom was convenient, (used a camper toilet, shower & sink w/ holding tank) plus it kept the employee's from taking 15 minute breaks while their off looking for a restroom. He noted that most events dont allow camping, but he got around it by staying in the trailer.
I didnt buy it because it was just too big for me, my goal was not to do large events. I also didnt want to install a 5th wheel hitch in the bed of my truck. Cool concept though. There was a 24' awning that could be rolled out on the backside to relax under after the day is over. I called to verify the price as he was only asking 25k for everything. He talked me into coming out to look at it when I called him on the phone, then he tried everything to get me to buy it. Everything was SS and spotless. He even had Halon over the fryers & grill. Equipment was fastened to the counters so setup was minimized upon arrival.
Every space was utilized, I learned a lot just by looking. He claimed to make over 100k/yr off the books and another 80k on the books. ( wasn't sure whether to believe him or not. You cant prove cash & books can be forged) He was on the road for 9 months a year. He hired local people and paid them cash at each event. There was a house sized generator welded to the flatbed of his truck and about a 50G diesel fuel pod (those were extra) and he powered the freezers when driving from one event to the next and could also use it as a dedicated source if needed when on site. Said he was just too tired of the life to keep going. Was a hoot talking to him, he had some crazy stories!!
post edited by Hot Dog Empire - 2012/07/09 12:58:31