Should I just DIY it?

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Should I just DIY it? - Sun, 01/13/13 12:16 AM
I'm looking for a mobile kitchen for my catering business. A trailer with concession windows that I can do festivals or whatever out of. So I've done my homework, shopped around n got quotes, I'm so over this decision of weather to buy new, buy new and get beat , buy used and have to fix/ customize someone else's vision to fit my own, or buy a shell and build it myself with my own vision, a couple of skilled friends, and payments in beer and mucho favors. I have my kitchen laid out to my specs in my garage and have been talking to a few companies about a new build. I know what I want and have a good idea on what I'm looking for but it seems all my questions seem to bug the builder. Any idea what I should do?

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Re:Should I just DIY it? - Tue, 01/14/14 8:28 PM
I was recently given a camp trailer.. we are ripping the bathroom out, the table, seats/bed.. and building shelves.. personally, Id build it yourself.. much cheaper, and its something you can say.. I DID THAT!!! :)

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Re:Should I just DIY it? - Wed, 01/15/14 12:30 PM
I'm in the same boat and have been lurking the hell outta RF, and I've decided I'm still going to build the truck myself.  I figure for what I am doing I don't need a full mobile kitchen, just a few induction burners and I'm pretty much set. The only thing that worries me is cutting out the window, and exhaust holes myself, so that I will probably pay someone to cut the hole and I'll do the rest.
So with that said I would look at your menu and what you actually need in the truck, you'll probably come out happier both personally and financially customizing it to your personal needs.