Sports have become a tradition in every country around the world. They are a part of weekly life in some way or form, whether you’re participating yourself, watching a friend or family member, or cheering on your team at a local game or on tv. No matter what sport you are passionate about, from soccer to basketball, water polo to hockey, there is something out there for everyone, and we know that each crowd comes with its own unique quirks and needs. That’s why we have made it a priority to design trailer restrooms for every sporting need, from the local softball game to large, statewide arenas.

Horse riding is a sport that is as versatile as the animals it involves. From casual riding through mountain trails to advanced horse jumping, there is something for every horse lover who wants to get hands-on experience. We’ve partnered with many farms that specialize in horse care, providing trailer restrooms for racing events, staff, regular riders, and more depending on their needs.

We recently got to know River Farm at their Wellington, FL location. They were in the market for a restroom solution that would service staff, riders, and event visitors. They pride themselves on rearing and training some of the best horses in the region and are passionate about what they do. We were happy to begin our work with them.

Trailer Restrooms on the Farm

River Farm was looking for a restroom solution that would act as a permanent option on the farm. They anticipated high volumes of use and knew that many visitors would expect an elegant restroom experience. Staying within a reasonable budget was also high priority. We guided them through our trailer restrooms, and after considering their anticipated volume of use and budget, settled on the Used 10 Station Ameri-Can Series.

This 20-foot trailer restroom is equipped for high-volume use with an 800-gallon waste tank and 200-gallon fresh water tank. Visitors are greeted by a clean and fresh exterior that is built with aluminum steps and handrails for safe and convenient access. The entryway to each suite has ample lighting above the door for added safety and easy entry during anytime, day or night.

As visitors enter the trailer restroom, they find a clean design and comfortable interior. The men’s suite includes 2 privacy stalls and 3 urinals, while the women’s suite includes 5 privacy stalls.

trailer restrooms for river farm

Each stall of the women’s suite has a flushable china toilet that flushes with the step of a pedal. The suite is equipped with a double sink vanity, shatterproof mirror, and a paper towel dispenser for a full and upscale restroom experience. The men’s suite also has flushable toilets in each privacy stall, and urinals are given some added privacy with walls separating each one. Two sink vanities and shatterproof mirrors finish out the men’s suite, with a paper towel dispenser for hand drying.

The entire unit also features air conditioning and heat strips in order to maintain a comfortable interior temperature no matter what outside weather may be like. These strips can easily increase or decrease the temperature of the unit when necessary, ensuring that guests have a comfortable experience.

As we continue to partner with new businesses, we want to highlight the value of purchasing trailer restrooms with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. 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 will 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 Trailer Restrooms

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?

Winter portable restrooms for rent

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! 

WE CAN FIND THE BEST TRAILER FOR YOU

We are always happy to leave a customer satisfied. With River Farm, we were able to provide them with trailer restrooms that fit their needs, easily accommodating their high volume usage while providing a restroom facility that made guests feel comfortable. 

With our continued success partnering with such a diverse range of companies, we are confident in our ability to help those who may have a restroom need in the future. We have worked with companies much like River Farm in the past, along with a wide variety of other businesses and facilities. We have provided our trailer restrooms as rental facilities during events, disaster recovery, and for seasonal employees, as well as for those needing more long term solutions, like construction sites, logistics companies, and more.

Tell us about your business. Do you hire temporary or seasonal staff? Have a venue or facility that needs more restroom access. How about a nonprofit organization that services those in need? If so, we are here to help you solve all of your restroom problems with a wide range of portable bathroom trailers. With basic to luxury designs, small to large in size, we have the restroom trailer that is perfectly equipped for your exact needs! 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YEAR-END TAX STRATEGIES WITH PORTABLE RESTROOM TRAILERS

Although the end of the year quickly approaches, it is important for many businesses to continue looking for ways to save money and make smart investments. Many may be inclined to wait until 2020 to sell their used portable restroom trailer or to buy a new one, thinking this is the best course of action. Much to these business owners’ surprise, this is not the case!

restroom trailers purchased with 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 portable restroom trailers. If you wait until January 1, 2019, 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, 2018 to qualify for 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.”

To learn more on the IRS website, click here.

What is the Section 179 Deduction?

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 2019, 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.

Assets eligible for the deduction don’t need to be brand new, just new to you. This means that new and used portable 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 trailer equipment. Contact us 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?

Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 1-877-600-8645 to find our about taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction on your portable restroom trailer lease, purchase, or sale! In order to qualify, the equipment must be purchased and out in to use by December 31st, 2019, so act soon!

Get your Portable Bathrooms Today

We are proud to be a leading provider of rental bathroom trailers 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 bathroom rental units that are unique to every need. In addition to this unit used by BrightStar, 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!