6 Tips on Choosing a Job Site Trailer to Rent for Office Space
Finding the right trailer for temporary office space depends on what you know about your options. Here are tips on choosing a job site trailer to rent.
Managing a job site is a complicated job, and it’s nearly impossible if you aren’t on-site where the action is. Job site trailers are mobile offices that keep your project managers in the field with a close eye on the project. No matter the size of your management team, there are different sizes of trailers to ensure everyone has space to get the job done.
In this article, we will share six tips to help you choose the right job site trailer for your temporary office space.
1. Determine Your Space Requirements
Consider the number of people who will use the job site trailer when looking at the sizes of trailers. A rule of thumb for determining how much office space in trailers you need is 150 square feet per person. Buy the largest trailer your budget will allow, so there is adequate space for everyone to work safely and comfortably.
2. Decide How Long You Need a Job Site Trailer
Many project managers wonder whether they should rent or buy a job site trailer. If you plan on using a job site trailer at multiple sites over a long period, or if you want to customize your mobile office, buying a trailer is probably the right choice. But if you only need a job site trailer for a single project or less than a year, renting might be the better option.
3. Set Your Budget
A job site trailer will cost between $200 and $1000 per month, depending on many variables like the size of the trailer. Delivery and installation will vary by location, but you should plan on spending between $1,000 and $5,000 for this service. We can help you find the right solution for your budget.
4. Prepare the Job Site
Once you decide on the size of trailer you need, it’s time to find a job site and prepare it for your mobile office. Make sure the ground is level, and there is adequate space to deliver and set up your job site trailer. A 40-foot mobile office requires enough room for a 100-foot-long tractor-trailer to make the delivery.
Before you place the order for your trailer, make arrangements for water and power hookups. And make sure the surface where you are installing the trailer will support the weight of the delivery vehicle and the trailer.
5. Keep It Comfortable
Depending on the climate, and the different work projects you have, your trailer may have specific climate control requirements. Not all trailers ship with air conditioning or heaters, so make sure you add the appropriate climate control options.
Most job site trailers can be outfitted with wall mount or window AC units for summertime use. In colder months or regions, you can choose portable propane heaters or electric baseboard heaters to keep the trailer warm.
6. Consider Your Technology Needs
There are many designs for trailers, and depending on your budget and needs, your job site trailer can include ethernet connections, Wi-Fi routers, or televisions for conference rooms. You can select options like energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures and security features like keyless entry.
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We work with local suppliers in all 50 states to provide the perfect job site trailer for your needs and budget. We handle everything, including delivery and setup, so you can keep your project moving forward.