New 24' Trailer Build

Our primary business is commercial flatwork, shopping centers, strip malls, etc. We started off with a 7 x 14 enclosed trailer with one 8 GPM / 3500 PSI machine and a 275 gallon water tank. After picking up more and more work we realized we needed a much better setup to keep up with the work.

We recently designed a 24’ trailer that much better meets our current needs.

Features:
2 - 8 GPM / 3500 PSI Machines
2 - 200’ Pressure hose reels*. One for each machine. (one off the front and one off the back)
1 - 1000 Gallon water tank
1 - 275’ Garden hose reel (3/4 hose)
2 - 36" surface cleaners (soon to be mounted on the trailer)
2 - 30 Gallon drums of soap for downstream
1 - 5’ job box for wands and everything else

and most importantly…

1 -Porta Potty (with a dump valve and hose for easy emptying into a sewer)… nothing worse than no bathroom at 3AM.

We use 12v electric reels to expedite our cleanup time at the end of a job (and moves from one area to the next)

We also built 1/2" bypasses for the DS injectors so we do not lose flow and can still use our adjustable wands to rinse.

*On our reels we run 175’ of 1/2 pressure hose to prevent massive pressure loss (which we would see with 8 GPM machines) and a 25’ whip at the end of 3/8 so we can still easily handle the wands and surface cleaners.

I learned a lot from these forums, and a lot of that knowledge went into this trailer build. If anyone has any questions or wants more detailed pictures I am happy to share.

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Looks pretty good, although it’s missing a kitchen for dinner or a break room

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Nice rig!

The only things I would change would be doing away with the job box and the DS bypasses…but that is just me.

That trailer is a beast, nice work.
Porta potty looks a bit out of place but if u need it then I guess why not.

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Thanks for the feedback!

“Looks pretty good, although it’s missing a kitchen for dinner or a break room”

So I actually considered building a small heated enclosed room with a microwave and coffee pot, lol. We pressure wash year round here and it hovers around freezing a couple months out of the year. I would have needed to upgrade to a 30’ trailer though… That may just happen on the next one :wink:

A happy crew is a productive crew.

"Nice rig!

The only things I would change would be doing away with the job box and the DS bypasses…but that is just me."

Thanks!

I would actually much rather use the room the job box takes up for other things (It’s mostly empty). Unfortunately we are in a high crime area and I needed to have a way to lock up wands and other stuff while we are out and about. I even need to keep the porta potty locked to make sure no vagrants decide to jump onboard.

Regarding the DS bypass, there were two reasons we included this. The first being that I wanted to maintain the 1/2" flow to maximize our output when not using soap. The second, and most important, is that we do a lot of low pressure rinsing, so I needed an easy way (per machine) to bypass the soap.

“That trailer is a beast, nice work.
Porta potty looks a bit out of place but if u need it then I guess why not.”

Thank you!

It does look out of place, I really wanted to figure out a way to make it blend in better, however, with the layout of everything else and taking tongue weight into consideration… sticking it on the back end was it. We used to limit ourselves to a bottle or two of water a night so we weren’t having to worry about using the bathroom, which sucked. Now we can bring a cooler with us and drink as much water and gatorade as we want, it just makes things a lot more comfortable. When you need to go, you just go.

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I would just set it up to rinse the injector rather than to bypass…that would accomplish not loosing the minuscule amount of flow…and would rinse the injector, too.

I have to ask… what happens when the

Ya gotta get the PPPP , LLC…
(Professional pooper pumping people ) @Sharpe

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They are going to do lawn fertilization, also.
Clean the parking lot and hit the landscaping at the same time.

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Nice rig @ABetterEstate .And we’ll thought out .

“I would just set it up to rinse the injector rather than to bypass…that would accomplish not loosing the minuscule amount of flow…and would rinse the injector, too.”

Gotcha! So the bypass valve does simply allows another larger path for the water to flow. I imagine a small amount still flows through the injector which would rinse it out.

“I have to ask… what happens when the…”

We get it up to about 45 MPH and make a real quick hard right turn. Just have to remember to open the door first! (We may also have a dump valve and hose that lets us empty it into the sewer :wink: )

Good idea on the lawn fertilization!

@Hotshot Thanks!

Or, if the customer doesn’t pay…hook it up to the 12v.

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That should get you by while you are saving up to buy some professional tools. Then keep the 24’ as a nice little backup unit. =)

I think it’s awesome. Love the bathroom. I’m a heavy drinker. I would definitely be taking advantage!

Seems a little obnoxious to get your tools out that box. I dunno. That could be a little more custom. But it’s definitely cool.

Did you buy the port-a-potty or rent it?

Check this rig out, I was competing against them with my HOA for my neighborhood. They came out with 3 of these at 7 cents a sqft. I felt like a fly in comparison, lol.

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I hope that shitter is secure. Being on the back like that, it will have a lot of force against it at 60 mph down the road. I’ve seen delivery trucks with them, but I want to say they would have high sides as a wind block and they would work from back to front dropping them off - saw this recently at Rocklahoma. It was like a flatbad delivery truck with 4-5 ft sides.

@Kmclain Wow! Those are some bad ■■■ trucks. I’d feel like an amateur if three of those things rolled up, lol

@CFH It is secured with four large bolts that go through the skids on the porta potty through the deck of the trailer. It’s something I’ll keep an eye on, but so far it looks very secure.

@ABetterEstate sweet set up…i want a toilet on my trailer… @Kmclain those rigs gotta be brand new not even a scratch on them…Im jealous of both rigs…my trailer is sooo getting a toilet.lol

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Be careful not to pull off with an employee droppin a deuce.

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You could just saw the top off the potty…the person using it could just sit there and look around while doing his business.

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