GT invented what has become the industry’s expected grooming trailer floor plan arrangement, but nobody has been able to duplicate our quality and engineering, which is why GT offers more workspace than any other trailer of its size (and some larger ones). Nobody matches our quality. Period! Learn why!
– The GT Difference –
⊕ We’re mobile groomers. We’re builders, we’re artists, we’re designers, and we love what we do! We create our own large stainless steel and aluminum pieces, which allows us to use an overall smaller trailer shell and still provide as much workspace as a larger trailer. This is because we can maximize every inch of the mechanical compartment. (The competition* is simply “stuck” with using wood, hardware store tubs, and particle board cabinets.)
⊕ FREE Bath Buddy Bathing System — $549 value!
⊕ The standard GT salon is a “shor-line” design. That means the power needed to operate the trailer is from your customer’s home. You simply plug an extension cord from their home to your trailer. (Generator Package available)
⊕ Exclusive reinforced trailer frame with ¼” thick triple-tubed tongue (for safe future modifications. We don’t convert “corner lot” trailers.)
⊕ 11 lb. propane bottle (enough to last up to a week in the winter, even when the hot water heater is left on continuously)
⊕ One-of-a-kind lockable and easy-to-use GT propane bottle holder
⊕ Smooth “screw-less” exterior walls
⊕ 30-mill aluminum skin (50% thicker than most of the competitions’* 20-mill skin) Thicker skin reduces the “wavy” or “loose” look that cheaper trailers have.
⊕ Custom purpose-built 26″ door (The competition* converts “cargo” trailers; we build grooming trailers.)
⊕ Custom rear-entry mechanical compartment hatch. We don’t use large swing doors! (It’s expensive to build a trailer like this; that’s why the competition* doesn’t, but it’s extremely important. There just isn’t enough structural integrity in trailers that have large swing doors, and saving money up front ends up in a trailer with broken welds later on.)
⊕ Upgraded jack (side-wind instead of top-wind)
⊕ Upgraded torsion suspension (The competition* uses leaf springs.)
⊕ Upgraded exterior LED lights (The competition* uses cheap bulbs)
⊕ Upgraded low-profile interior LED lights
⊕ Upgraded Advantech® sub-floor (The competition* uses pressure-treated / “wolmanized®” wood, which exfoliates, is not as water-resistant, and gasses dangerous chemicals that require warnings from manufacturers to state that their trailers aren’t safe as living quarters.) (VIDEO)
⊕ Undercoated floor. GT is the only converter that uses Advantech® for the sub-floor, that undercoats the subfloor, that seals the top of the sub-floor with urethane, and that installs floor drains. (Nobody else in the industry even comes close to how GT protects the floors!)
⊕ Stainless steel floor drain makes for easy deep cleaning and helps drain water that inevitably spills out of the tub from larger dogs.
⊕ Floor is completely sealed at the walls; you can even hose the floor out for deep cleaning! It costs us about $1,000 to make sure the floor remains waterproof, but it’s extremely important! (The competition* covers the floor with a cheap layer of vinyl and applies silicone where the floor meets the walls, which can never provide a true waterproof floor.)
⊕ Two ceiling vents
⊕ Highest quality 9,200 BTU RV air conditioner. (The competition* uses apartment window air conditioners that require you to open your “back doors” so they can vent. Their high quality units are listed only as “options”.)
⊕ Insulated walls, ceiling, access panel, and door (The competition* offers insulation as an option, and most of their rear “large swing doors” have ply-wood cores and cannot be insulated.)
⊕ Electric brakes. If your primary vehicle doesn’t have a speed controller, your trailer will simply coast. (Note: Some states require brakes on commercial trailers.)
⊕ High quality AGM battery (The competition* uses cheaper batteries that vent hydrogen, are often placed near electrical circuits, and are supposed to be – yet rarely are – vented to the exterior of the trailer.)
⊕ No visible junction boxes
⊕ Dedicated fuses for all 12-volt circuits. It meets the ABYC/USGC requirements for marine applications
⊕ Integrated battery charging system from your primary vehicle
⊕ Rapid recovery auto-ignition propane hot water heater with no pilot light and anode rod to maintain (The competition* uses electric water heaters, which require massive generators and can’t be left on during cold nights to keep plumbing components from freezing.)
⊕ Additional proprietary anti-freezing features
⊕ Only 5” behind the bathing center for mechanical components (The competition* requires between two and four feet, which forces them to use larger trailers, but have the same amount of workspace as a GT.)
⊕ 45-gallon fresh water tank with water-saving Bath Buddy Bathing System and 35-gallon dirty water tank
⊕ Exterior water-fill port
⊕ Exterior dirty-water dump
⊕ Interior water level indicator
⊕ There’s no reason to ever open the mechanical area other than for maintenance or repairs (The competition* requires you to open the mechanical area to perform your daily routine.)
⊕ Safe electrical design (The competition* places unprotected high-voltage appliances and outlets under water sources, under their “apartment window” air conditioners; installs water appliances directly over unprotected batteries, mounts spark-ignition appliances adjacent to unprotected hydrogen-venting batteries, etc. This is mostly an unregulated industry, and some of the designs that have popped up over the last decade are terrifying. For example, read the entries from these BBB-sourced reviews.)
⊕ Powerful water pump, heavy-duty faucet, and adjustable sprayer
⊕ Thick, fully welded 16-gauge stainless steel bathing center (Some of the competitions’* “stainless steel” tubs are so thin they cannot be fully welded, and they require “silver caulk” to provide water-tightness.)
⊕ Full-height tub backsplash (The competition* uses hardware store bathtubs that have no backsplash, or they place a “cabinet door” behind the tub that gets wet, which means you can’t open it when a dog is in it!)
⊕ Four tub restraint eyelets
⊕ Stainless steel tub rack to keep pets elevated over their bath water
⊕ Integrated clean towel tower
⊕ Integrated dirty towel bin on the right side of the tub
⊕ Integrated large sunken storage bin above the tub that holds a tremendous amount of supplies (sized to perfectly hold standard 1-gallon bottles)
⊕ Integrated “small item” rack on the right side of the tub
⊕ 36″-wide Hydraulic grooming table (brand dependent on availability and current quality of what is available)
⊕ Backsplash behind the table (The competition* places a window behind the table, which gets wet with condensation, which gets dogs wet while you’re grooming them, and gives dogs something to get distracted by and make your job more difficult.)
⊕ Our design allows you to actually see the dog’s profile instead of whatever is through a window, which allows you to provide a better grooming service.
⊕ Wall-mounted restraint system so you don’t need to use the dreaded grooming arm ever again!
⊕ Paper towel holder
⊕ Tool caddy with blade holder
⊕ Five stainless steel storage canisters for clippers and sprays
⊕ Protective padded rubber work shelf to place tools during grooming (No more chipped blades!)
⊕ There is no “set up” when you arrive at your customer’s home because GT’s storage solutions are actually designed for groomers. Most GT owners keep their clippers in the stainless steel canisters just to the right of the table, and their scissors and other essentials are quickly accessible in the canisters and tool caddy. (The competition* has either nothing to the right of the table, or has “kitchen cabinets” that force you to arrange your tools before each job, slow you down, and make your job less enjoyable.)
⊕ The work area is designed so that clipper cords and dryer hoses are never strung in the way of your work (The competition*, apparently, has never thought about that.)
⊕ Shear holder
⊕ Three-tiered bin under the window
⊕ High velocity dryer: K9-1 or K9-2 depending on configuration
⊕ Clipper Vac®-capable design with electrical outlet and floor stops; just let us know what you want! (Clipper Vac® sold through Romani, inc. The “Tote” fits best, but the “Mini” will work)
⊕ Wet/dry vac with wide accordion-style hose that reaches the entire work space (The competition* uses vacs that have narrow hoses, which get clogged and are often mounted in the mechanical compartment; which means you must exit your trailer to unclog them and empty it every day.)
⊕ We purposefully avoid using hinged cabinetry. History has proved that hinged doors in a mobile grooming environment fall apart, impede quick and easy access to supplies, and simply get in the way because of how they require arcs to open.
⊕ “Dry-erase” style, easy-to-clean interior walls and ceiling
⊕ Everything we build for the conversion is made from either stainless steel, aluminum, or powder-coated or urethane-coated steel. (The competition* uses wood.)
⊕ (Orders after 01/20/19) Every standard “shore-line” GT is designed for easy electrical upgrading. we beef up the tongue with a third 1/4″ steel tube and we extend the tongue one foot. This allows you to add a generator in the future, and it provides a more stable towing experience because of the longer wheelbase.
⊕ GT offers a 1-year warranty on all of our work. The shell manufacturer offers a 1-3-year warranty depending on component. Some items used in the conversion of the trailer (such as the air conditioner) have their own warranties and GT is not responsible for those warranties. However, we are happy to assist you in handling any such claim.
You can literally start grooming the day you receive your trailer! All you need to supply are your personal effects like towels, clippers, loops, cord, etc.
* “The competition” is the general quality and features of most grooming trailer converters who build salons that, basically, all look alike, are built alike, and are clearly built as cheaply as possible. (Each individual item may vary from builder to builder.) All of which is obvious when you shop online for grooming trailers.
– Sleek, simple, GT –
NOTE: BOTTLES, BLADES, SCISSORS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. SOME PHOTOS MIGHT INCLUDE BACKGROUND OPTIONS. “STANDARD” FEATURES LISTED.