Did you know you could spend AT LEAST $60,000 for a tiny trailer that does not work well (at all!) in hot or cold climates by purchasing a franchise? Such trailers aren’t even designed to let you work without killing your back because there is no table, and the tub is on the floor!
With a franchise, you get:
- No freedom to expand in the direction you want to go.
- No freedom to advertise the way you want.
- No freedom to do anything a real entrepreneur would want to do.
- It goes on and on and on!
Temperatures swing from freezing to over 100 degrees here in Denver, Colorado. It dipped to -5 degrees last night, but our own GT Grooming Trailer didn’t freeze up. That’s because, well, it’s a GT!
Lesser trailers aren’t designed like GT. Since we live and work in Denver we have no choice but to learn how to manage the cold. The way we insulate our plumbing compartment (along with a couple other proprietary design features) keeps our customers’ salons from freezing up, and that means they don’t have the kind of down time other groomers have. The last thing a businessperson needs is to start her day only to find that her mobile salon won’t function.
When we look at how other grooming trailers are built, it’s very obvious to our “Denver eyes” that the builders don’t know very much about what keeps a mobile salon functional in the Winter. We, however, know how to do it right. (How’s that for living in — literally — a square state!)
One of our “competitors” (I can’t really tell a difference between most of them) builds cheap grooming trailers for hobbyists and folks who aren’t able to see through a slogan. Their old slogan was, “Why pay more?” The rhetorical question is easy to answer, but here are four BBB examples. (I guess Gryphon Trailers’ reputation has caught up with them; they now use a few “names” for their product: “Paradise Trailers” and “UGroom Trailers”.)
Please, please, please use Google to research GT and other brands. The difference in our quality and service is available and clear.
Well, its destruction might already be certain before you even purchase it!
There are two major flaws that destroy trailers, and most grooming trailers have both of them. What are they? (I’m going to tell you!)
1) A poorly designed floor
2) A “wobbly” frame
I’ll talk more about floors (a lot) in other posts, but for now pay attention to the above picture. Many grooming trailers are built with a large opening in the back for access to mechanical components. The problem, though, is Continue reading
The sales pitch is, “Larger trailers are spacious!”
Wrong. Continue reading
[INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED!] How to build a mobile grooming trailer: Continue reading
One of the easiest ways to spot a mobile grooming salon that was built by somebody who DOESN’T know what he’s doing is to simply look at the window arrangement.
As you shop, you might find conversion companies that pretend “multiple”, “large” or “behind the table” windows are what you want. They pretend this because it simply sounds good to people who are new to the industry. Continue reading