So I down graded from brick and motar to a trailer. So I hope to make the best of it. As the economy has completely changed all plans I had. OK so what, time to make some chicken soup out of chicken......well you know the rest.
Back to my plans at this point. It will be the Hot Rod Coffee Trailer. So it will have a hot rod and bikes theme to it. Because for many, if you don't own a hot rod or motorcycle we like checking them out. So did I give away the era I come from? Moderator cut: advertising
In the designing stage now. Had a set back with an estimate of $20k just for the cabinets and "mill work" from the folks that are helping me with most of the coffee/espresso equipment. But for the convenience of using their experience to set up everything, $20k is more than a new 8.5 x 16 trailer is going to cost me. So then I have to make my own drawings and measurements to have the trailer company make my cabinetry, custom also. It will be a fraction maybe $3k - 4k.
I saw another old thread about re-wiring an Airstream on here, so I know there are a few here with concession trailer experience. Hopefully as my process goes I can get some feedback.
I am getting a higher quality espresso machine, 2 group head that requires 220v. So I am having the trailer built with two 50 AMP panels. One that will be dedicated to the espresso machine. Then another 50 AMP panel for everything else. The electric needs are 2 undercounter refrigerators, one 27" and one 48", an ice machine, not sure on that size yet, but something between 220 - 300 lbs per day, a brewer, 3 or 4 grinders, and 1 or 2 smoothie blenders. I am NOT getting a generator because my plans are to find a spot here in the Round Rock/Austin areas to park it. Not interested in traveling around where I would need to be self-contained. Besides I am hearing that it would require a pretty hefty generator to power everything, especially the 220v espresso machine. Does my plans and needs sound right?
I'd love any other advice that I should be considering in building my future coffee/espresso trailer. Look forward to hearing from you. Back to the plans.
Last edited by Bo; 05-23-2011 at 11:29 AM..