College is a time we all want to remember for a lifetime. It’s a young adult’s first time experiencing the world on their own without mom and dad following them around to pick up this or that. It’s a time of self-discovery and finding one’s identity. These important years are not only filled with learning, but lots of fun. Tailgating before the big game has become an American college tradition, and providing a portable restroom rental for this exciting event makes it just that much better.

We recently partnered with Mississippi State University during their football season to provide restroom rentals for their huge crowd of tailgaters. Learn a little bit about this unique college community:

“At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity.

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution with a nationally and internationally diverse student body.

Bulldog pride runs deep at Mississippi State University. We are very passionate about the unique traditions that make the Bulldog family stand out from the rest. We love ringing our cowbells, tailgating in the Junction and wearing maroon on Fridays. Mississippi State University is proud of our traditions!”

When they came to us wanting to upgrade their tailgating restroom option to a portable restroom rental, we were happy to assist.

An Easy Solution with a Portable Restroom Rental

We knew that Mississippi State would expect very large crowds before every big game, so the portable restroom rental we chose for them would need to handle a large crowd. After weighing some options, the managers chose the 13 Station Key West Sunset Series

This 32 foot luxury portable restroom rental was designed for high volume use. With a 1250 gallon waste tank, we can guarantee that this unit is built to handle a large number of users for a long amount of time with ease. The exterior is built with dent-resistant materials to maintain its clean and attractive look. Ample lighting is installed at each door to ensure that access is safe and easy at any time, day or night. Aluminum handrails are also included as an additional safety precaution.

The interior of this portable restroom rental is accented with hardwood cabinetry and wood moldings, creating a warm and upscale atmosphere. Wood grain vinyl flooring is installed for easy cleaning without sacrificing elegant design. Each restroom suite is equipped with flushable toilets and a double sink vanity with a shatterproof mirror. The sinks add to the high-end atmosphere and are unique and designer made.

 

The men’s suite includes three privacy stalls with toilets and three waterless urinals. You’ll find seven stalls in the women’s suite, each with privacy walls and locking doors. The entire restroom rental is insulated to maintain a comfortable interior atmosphere. Added air conditioning and heat strips also contribute to maintaining the temperature, keeping it comfortable despite outdoor weather. 

The unit overall can service about 1250 visitors before needing to be serviced, perfect for the busy tailgating lot at Mississippi State.

portable restroom rental for MS State

As we continue to partner with new businesses and organizations, we want to highlight the value of renting or purchasing a restroom trailer with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. Our goal is to make your job as a fleet manager easier, and this disruptive technology can do just that. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides.

  1. Receive Timely Notifications

Each portable bathroom trailer unit comes with water saving flushable toilets, running water from sinks, and sometimes, showers and other amenities. This means that fresh water tank and waste tank levels require careful monitoring.

No need to do this math on your own any longer! The Smarter Restroom App sends the fleet managers alert notifications when waste and freshwater tank levels are 2⁄3 full or empty, causing the unit to be out of service shortly. This is sure to boost productivity, allowing your team to have easy access to the information they need to keep restroom rentals operating smoothly.

  1. All-In-One Control System

Nothing is more important than the experience of your guests. We want to ensure that every user has a comfortable experience in a climate-controlled unit with all the amenities of a brick-and-mortar restroom. This is an easy achievement with the app’s system operations control feature.

The app detects and controls shore power, interior climate temperatures, and up-to-date weather conditions, giving units winter protection from freezing temperatures and keeping things cool when hot. This ensures that restroom fleet managers stay updated from a remote location - they’ll know what changes are needed to the unit and when, which allows for a consistently pleasant restroom experience for guests.

The app also allows for geometric locating, allowing managers to see the exact locations of all portable bathroom trailers at all times.

  1. Offsite Unit Management

The most tasking part of operating a portable bathroom trailer fleet is basic management. Making the trip back and forth to one or many units takes up valuable time, which can lower efficient customer service. The app addresses this issue as well.

Managers have capabilities to remotely control lights, air conditioning, heating, water heaters, and trailer power. This means managers can operate more restroom trailers off-site, expand their operations, and provide superior service.

Overall, the Smarter Restrooms App was developed to allow businesses who use or own restroom rentals to manage them more effectively. The app allows the management team to get more done in less time, makes fleet operations easier in general, and saves valuable employee time. Now, with the app, portable bathroom trailer owners can ensure that restroom visitors have a top-notch experience with less manual labor. 

Winterize Your Portable Restroom Rentals

Winter portable restrooms for rent

For those who experience extreme weather conditions, we know how hard it can get to maintain your restroom trailer. Maintenance issues are bound to arise: what if your water freezes? What if the hose gets clogged by ice? How do you keep your restroom guests comfortable during use?

These are all thoughts we’ve had when thinking about how to continue to improve our product. We want you to have the highest quality experience possible after your purchase. When it comes to cold weather, note these tips to ensure your restroom trailers stay functioning and keep that high quality for long periods of time. 

PROTECT YOUR WATER SUPPLY

  1. Wrap heat tape around a ¾” garden hose. Use duct tape to hold it in place, about every 12 inches.
  2. Put foam tube insulation around the hose and heat tape. Leave the plugs and power lights uncovered.
  3. Run duct tape down the insulation, leaving the connecting ends, plugs and power lights uncovered. If you cover them, you will not be able to connect the water or power. Leave test lights and power lights uncovered (for testing and to be sure the hose remains working).

CREATE A BOX

  1. Place two 1500-watt electric heaters under the unit. Be sure you have sufficient power!
  2. Build a 2×2 or 2×4 wood frame to fit underneath each side of the unit. This is going to box the bottom of the outside of the unit.
  3. Fill any gaps with insulation
  4. Cut ½” plywood to fit frame for each side. Be sure to consider stairs when cutting your wood. Stairs should be out and in place before measuring.
  5. Measure and cut out a 6”x6” square to cover the drain access. Attach this with hinges so you can access the drain when needed. This will protect drain valve from freezing.
  6. Eliminate gaps and holes on the tongue side of the unit with R-13 (or greater) insulation.
  7. Staple insulation inside the wood box
  8. Cut a piece of insulation in half and lay it on the ground where the box will be placed. This eliminates gaps between the wood and the ground.

AFTER PLYWOOD IS ATTACHED

  1. Fill any small gaps on the top and bottom of the box with insulation
  2. Staple bubble wrap around the outside of the wood unit. This closes of gaps and keeps cold air out and heat in.
  3. Use electrical tape to cover plug connections that will remain outside.

FOR UNITS NOT IN USE FOR THE WINTER

Eliminate the use of power and water until the unit is ready to be used again.

  1. Drain water from all the lines.
  2. Add non-toxic RV “Pink Water System” antifreeze
  3. Unplug

Follow these simple tips and your restroom trailers will maintain their quality for a long time coming! 

Take Advantage of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

As business owners and entrepreneurs, we know that your number 1 goal is to save money and increase profit. You are always on the lookout for not only a great deal, but for short-term and long-term solutions that help you grow as a business. We know the feeling - here at Portable Restroom Trailers, we are always trying new strategies to keep that income in the green and rising.

As a nation founded on principles of individual success and making something great out of nothing, the government supplies a number of tools to help small businesses find their ground and grow. One of these tools is the Section 179 Deduction.

Under the Section 179 Deduction, you can earn a tax break by selling and buying now! This is a savings for all business owners that not many are aware of; there is no advantage in waiting to sell or buy new restroom trailers. If you wait until January 1, 2020, you may actually lose money! 

Capitalize on great deals with our in-stock units to save on the total cost, and ensure delivery by December 31, 2019 to qualify for the section 179 deduction.

What is the Section 179 Deduction?

As stated on the IRS website:

“You can elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property, up to a limit, by deducting it in the year you place the property in service. This is the section 179 deduction. You can elect the section 179 deduction instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions.”

Using the Section 179 tax code, you can deduct the full purchase price of any equipment which qualifies and is purchased or financed during the tax year in question. What this means is if you buy or lease equipment (like portable restroom trailers), it is possible to deduct the full purchase price from your gross income. By adding up your total equipment, software, and vehicles purchased for your business in 2017, you can write off or expense up to 100% of the cost of a portable restroom for purchase for up to $500,000, and then 50% of the remaining balance up to $2,000,000! Leveraging this deduction allows businesses to jump on what they need now instead of waiting over the next few years by only writing off the depreciation values. With industry price increases on the horizon reaching 6-10%, this is just another reason to purchase now instead of waiting.

To learn more on the IRS website,click here.

Use the Section 179 Deduction on Restroom Trailers

Assets eligible for the deduction don’t need to be brand new, just new to you. This means that new and used restroom trailers are applicable. If you purchase a new portable restroom or shower trailer, we also offer a great one-year buy back program of up to 80% of the original purchase price based on unit condition.

To make this process easier for our customers, we have secured extremely attractive financing through our bank. We are offering 90 days same as cash with some of the best rates ever on portable restroom trailers and equipment. Contact us at 1-866-275-7092 to learn more about our financing offers. 

For more information, visit this site devoted to this tax deduction. Please make certain you also have an educated conversation with your tax preparer; you will need to fill out part one of IRS form 4562 for this deduction.

Want a little more information?

Request a quote, contact us, or give us a call at 1-866-275-7092 to find out about taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction on your portable restroom trailers lease, purchase, or sale! In order to qualify, equipment must be purchased and shipped by December 31st, 2019, so act soon!

To see what restroom trailers are available for this deduction, check out the Available Now section on our website.

Get your Portable Restroom Today

Rental bathroom trailers available now

We continue to look forward to servicing a large variety of businesses and organizations. We have seen portable restroom rental units provide a restroom option at sporting events, on college campuses, and on campsites, ensuring that all users have an opportunity to “go” or shower when they need to. We have seen them provide a little relief for those displaced by the many natural disasters we saw in previous years. They’ve provided a restroom option for small businesses with laborers who work hard in fields and on construction sites.

We are proud to be a leading provider of portable restroom rental units and are here to help. What are your restroom needs? Do you have temporary staff in your facilities that your brick and mortar bathroom can’t quite service effectively? Run a campsite that needs a portable restroom option? Is there an upcoming outdoor event that could use a luxury restroom option? Contact us and let our team of experts find the perfect rentals for you!

We encourage you to take the time to browse our large inventory - we have a variety of portable restrooms for rent that are unique to every need. In addition to this unit used by Mississippi State, our collection of shower, locker, ADA, and many other rental and purchase options is vast and full of a variety of great options. Ready to book your rental or purchase? Send us a message or get a quote on the perfect trailers for your needs. Our team is here to help you and equipped to get you the tools you need for your business to succeed!