Hi there - preparing for the upcoming season and need additional space for hauling and handling jobs in multiple locations. I am looking at a 6x12' enclosed trailer with a ramp (has transitions to bridge the gaps between the ramp and the floor, and the ramp and the ground so theoretically should making rolling things on and off easier). I'm really wanting something without an engine - a second truck/van will be a two-or three-year-out purchase, just not ready to make that investment right now so specifically looking for feedback on a trailer set-up.
Any experience/thoughts/words of caution or wisdom?
I just read a comment about a preference for a liftgate truck as you can only use a ramp for 2-wheeled carts, which I hadn't considered and has now made me thing I better ask around before I make this purchase. Trailer will have a 6' ramp which isn't a particularly steep slope so was thinking it shouldn't really be different than going up and down a small hill with the vehicle, but perhaps there is something I'm not considering? My thought was wheeled carts & dollies, with cambuckle straps to secure.
We're primarily transporting 'bulk' food items & plating/prettying on-site - some things like dessert bites are done ahead but have never really had much issue (and we drive down a wicked-steep hill every time we leave our kitchen). But I'd also like to be able to wheel off racks of glassware, etc, and now questioning if I'll have problems.
Any advice/input about issues you may have had using this set-up, pros/cons, would be much appreciated. Also - if you have any advice on 'essential transportation equpiment', we'd love that too. Many thanks!