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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the trailer come with a warranty?
    Yes! Dream Big Custom Cargo Trailers only uses new equipment, so it is all covered by a warranty. We use many different pieces of equipment from many different manufacturers, so they’ll each have their own warranty. We provide all the needed information on how to obtain warranty service, and we are always happy to help our customers through this process if needed.
  • How long will it take to have my custom trailer built?
    We understand that down-time can be costly, so we work hard to keep it to a minimum.This timeframe varies quite a bit, so it is always best to reach out and ask what our current build times are. We work with some of the fastest trailer builders in the industry, because our desire is to help our customers start making money as quickly as possible.
  • Do you have any trailers in stock?
    It is always a good idea to reach out to us with this question. As a national dealer for food trailers, we deal with different regulations for different areas, so it is nearly impossible for us to carry any inventory. Sometimes a situation arises that enables us to have one or two trailers available, so it is definitely worth asking us.
  • Do you offer financing?
    Financing a food trailer can be more challenging than financing a regular vehicle. Some banks view it as a high-risk start-up business while others view it as a piece of equipment. Some banks won’t offer financing on any mobile food period. Dream Big Custom Cargo Trailers offers in-house financing which operates exactly like a layaway. We require a 10% flat rate APR. No credit check. You take possession of your trailer once you make your final payment. We charge $300 per month to store your trailer starting the month AFTER your trailer is complete.
  • How is the trailer powered?
    All of our trailers come with a full electrical system. This includes a panel box in the trailer that has fuses that control the individual outlets and electrical components. That panel box is powered by an outside electrical source (either a generator or hard-wired outlet) with the appropriate electrical plug. Usually this plug is a 50Amp plug which provides for maximum power draw, but we can also make it a 30Amp plug. Our team is here to discuss this with you further to ensure that your electrical needs are met.
  • Will I need to pay sales tax on the trailer?
    Sales tax requirements are set by each individual state. Most states DO require you to pay sales tax. You do not pay it to us a dealer though, it will be paid by you when you register the trailer at your local DMV. In order to register your vehicle, you will need the Bill of Sale along with the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO). Both of those documents will be provided by Dream Big Custom Cargo Trailers. They may also require additional documentation (such as proof of insurance). Check with your local DMV for full requirements.
  • What size generator will I need?
    It is best to talk to one of our reps about this. Each setup is unique, and we’ll be happy to explore which solution is best.
  • What size ball do I need to tow a food trailer?
    Most trailers purchased from us are tandem axle trailers, which means they have two axles. As required by law, all of our tandem axle trailers have 4-wheel brakes, a 7-way electrical plug that connects to the tow vehicle, and a 2 5/16-inch hitch (which requires the tow vehicle to use a 2 5/16-inch ball). Your tow vehicle will also need an electronic brake controller installed.
  • Can I get the trailer delivered?
    Yes! We work with professional drivers who can deliver the trailer anywhere in the continental US. We keep our per-mile delivery charge as reasonable as possible. Check out our Pick Up & Delivery Page for more details.
  • What vehicle do I need to tow the trailer?
    We always recommend using a vehicle with a tow rating that is equal to or above the total weight rating (GVWR) of the trailer. For example, a food trailer that is 8.5×20 with kitchen equipment in it might weigh 7,000lbs, but has a GVWR of 10,000lbs. We recommend using a vehicle with at least 10,000lbs tow capacity. This way you know it can handle the weight and have plenty of extra power when needed. If you are constantly towing a trailer that is right at the maximum towable weight, it will most likely cause issues with the tow vehicle.
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