How to Start a Restroom Trailer Rental Business

We want to help you get started in the Restroom Rental Industry.

It may be worth your while to consider the many advantages of starting your own portable restroom trailer rental business if you are considering starting your own business. We are always here to provide advice to help business owners and operators through any issues they may experience in their business. In addition to this, we offer top-notch customer service to our clients and operators. 

We use our 15+ years of experience in the event rental industry to guide customers looking to buy their first restroom trailer and to get their own restroom trailer rental business up and running effectively. We help them to understand what equipment they will need, guide them on how to market their restroom trailer rental business, what to charge for it, how to perform maintenance, and how best to maintain their trailer or fleet of trailers.

In this article, we will also explore some of the basic things to consider when starting a restroom rental business or considering getting into the portable sanitation industry. We will additionally outline some of the main steps on how to start a thriving business renting restroom trailers for various applications.

Why Restroom Trailers?

For many different events and situations, restroom trailers provide your clients or customers with the perfect solution to meet their sanitation needs. Restroom trailers are a perfect option for applications like outdoor weddings, graduation parties, corporate or fundraising events, long-term construction or renovation projects, concerts, festivals, school functions, including many more. Our goal is to manufacture a diverse range of trailers with different designs and configurations, tailored to meet the specific requirements of various industries and other purposes.

Lang Specialty Trailers manufactures various types and styles of trailers, in a variety of floor plans, that offer solutions to meet the demands of different types of industries and various other needs. We have sizes and floor plans that work well for special events, disaster relief, Oil/Gas/Mining industries, forest fire camps, utility line work camps, beach access, summer camps, campgrounds, yacht clubs, marinas, etc.

Top Benefits of Owning a Restroom Trailer Rental Business

In addition to being a lucrative revenue stream for new business owners, they are also a great addition for existing event rental or portable sanitation companies looking to increase or diversify their revenue. From a business perspective, restroom trailers are a smart move for several reasons. These reasons can include:
  1. You do not need many, if any employees, to run an effective trailer rental business.
  2. The work is relatively easy, and would not be considered back-breaking labor.
  3. Trailer rental offers a very scalable business model depending on your goals. 
  4. There is tons of opportunity for great cash flow.
  5. It can provide a flexible work schedule.
  6. Can be an add-on to any service business or remains effective as a standalone business.
  7. Trailers have a great residual cost.
  8. You do not have to be incredibly tech-savvy to run a restroom trailer rental business.
  9. Offers great ROI when paired with a proper business model (18 months expected).

Why Go with Lang Restroom Trailers Over Other Types of Restroom Trailers for Your Rental Business?

We focus our manufacturing processes on building trailers that will outlast our competitor’s products and are also easy to set up and maintain. You won’t find a better restroom trailer, shower trailer, or laundry trailer on the market. To make running and maintaining Lang Trailers as convenient and easy as possible for the operator, they are designed specifically for the operator.

Operators benefit from our trailers' oversized mechanical rooms that simplify operation and maintenance. Lang Specialty Trailers are built with a focus on durability and longevity and are designed to be the most durable trailers on the market. This is because we use composite exterior and interior walls, roof, ceiling, and subfloors. Additionally, we manufacture our trailers with seamless, gel-coated interior and exterior fiberglass walls to make cleaning your trailers fast and easy.

In addition to a quick, no-tool setup process, we manufacture our trailers with attention to higher ground clearance to avoid damage when moving trailers in and out of sites that are not level.  All of our Pro Series Restroom Trailers are equipped with self-leveling slide-out stairs that can be set up in seconds. This becomes extremely helpful during trailer setups where level stair and railing access are necessary.

How to Start Your Own Restroom Trailer Rental Business

Whether you already operate an established rental business or are just starting, embarking on the journey of starting your very own restroom trailer rental enterprise has the potential to yield rewarding results and can provide a sustainable part-time or full-time income. To assist you in deciding if taking part in this business is right for you, we’ve outlined some basic steps to help you get started running your own trailer rental business. 

The following steps are simple recommendations to help your business to become successful:

1. Perform Adequate Market Research: 

Identify the demand for restroom trailer rentals in your area or target area. 

Understand your target market and demographics (examples: weddings, outdoor events, construction sites) and their needs. 

Research your competitors, including their prices, services, and customer base. 

2. Develop a Detailed Business Plan: 

Define your business goals, objectives, and target markets.

Outline a detailed business plan, including your services, pricing strategy, marketing approach, and financial projections.

3. Identify Legal Obligations and Considerations:

Be sure to obtain any necessary permits or licenses to operate a restroom trailer rental business in your area and target markets. 
Ensure you are compliant with local regulations and health codes. 

Consider obtaining liability insurance to protect your assets and your business. 

4. Consider Funding Options:

Determine start-up costs, including the purchase of your restroom trailers, transportation costs, maintenance costs, and marketing-related expenses.

Explore financing options such as personal savings, small business loans, and investors, or explore funding options through our trusted financing partners.

5. Purchase or Procurement of Your Restroom Trailers: 

Purchase your restroom trailers based on your budget and anticipated demand for rentals.

Consider certain factors such as the number of stalls needed, ADA compliance, and other amenities needed, like air conditioning, heating, lighting, etc.  

6. Business Location and Storage:

Secure a location to store your restroom trailers when not in use.

Ensure the location provides easy access for transportation and maintenance. 

7. Marketing and Branding:

Develop a brand identity and logo for your business.

Create a professional website showcasing your services, pricing, and contact information.

Utilize online marketing strategies such as social media, search engine optimization (SEO), and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising.

Network with potential clients, such as event planners, wedding venues, construction companies, etc. 

8. Operations and Maintenance: 

Establish efficient processes for delivering, setting up, and retrieving restroom trailers at event or rental locations.

Develop a maintenance schedule to keep your trailers clean, operational, and visually appealing. 

Provide excellent customer service and address any issues promptly. 

9. Scale Your Business: 

Monitor your customer feedback and market trends, this will allow you to adapt and improve your services.

Consider expanding your fleet of restroom trailers to meet growing demand. 

Explore diversifying your business with related services such as shower trailers, laundry trailers, or bunkhouse trailer rentals.

10. Legal and Financial Compliance:

Be sure to keep accurate financial records and comply with tax regulations.

Stay informed about industry and local regulations and standards to ensure ongoing compliance for your business.

11. Customer Service and Satisfaction: 

Prioritize customer satisfaction by delivering high-quality restroom trailers and customer exceptional service.

Encourage customer reviews and referrals to build a positive reputation and attract new clients.

12. Identify Opportunities for Continuous Improvement:

Regularly assess your business performance and identify areas for improvement.

Stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and customer preferences to remain relevant in the industry.  



Starting any type of new business requires careful planning, attention to detail, focused marketing efforts, and dedication to providing excellent service to your customers. By following these steps and continuously adapting to market demands, you can build a successful and profitable business renting restroom trailers.

Trusted since 2017, Lang Specialty Trailers began making the best, most durable, and easiest-to-operate restroom, shower, laundry, and bunkhouse trailers on the market. It is our mission to provide you with the insight, information, and resources to make you successful in the trailer rental industry. No other company has over 15 years of experience in the Event Rental industry like we do. We've seen it all and can help you start and grow your rental business the right way.

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