May 13, 2019

Should Oil and Gas Industries Buy or Rent a Trailer

An office trailer can be one of the best investments you can have for your oil and gas camp. You must always set up temporary facilities on properties like yours as temporary offices are quick to vacate and be used for a variety of purposes. Plus, your site managers and workers can have easy access to a trailer that is located on the premises and not far away from the site. But the bigger question is whether you should buy an office trailer or look for trailers on rent. To get the best solution to this question, let’s weigh the characteristics of buying as well as renting an office trailer.

Buying a Trailer

Renting a Trailer


Buying a trailer means "owning" it completely. You can use it for the duration you need it for and then use it for another purpose, rent it out when not required, or sell it.

You can occupy your trailer till the time your rental period ends. Just like a rental commercial or residential property, you will have to vacate the trailer once your term ends.


As you entirely own the trailer, you have the liberty to personalise and customise it as per your requirements and wish once you buy it.

Customisation and personalisation are limited for trailers on rent as you have to follow the rules mentioned by the rental company.


Buying a trailer is undoubtedly more expensive than trailers on rent. Plus, you also need to consider the long-term maintenance costs for your trailer.

Renting a trailer isn’t very expensive. It is exactly like renting a house or a commercial space for a pre-decided duration.


You are liable for all the repair and maintenance costs of the trailer if you buy and own it. Likewise, you are liable to pay any penalties for non-compliance to the local laws.

When you rent a trailer, you don’t have to worry about the repair and maintenance or any other type of costs revolving around the trailer. The rental company will look after everything. You will only have to pay for the limited customising options that you are allowed to make.

Usage Flexibility

When you own a trailer, you can use it for multiple purposes as per your requirements. You have the flexibility to use your trailers as you see fit. The terms and conditions do not bind you that a rental company fixes. You can even put the trailers on rent when you no longer need them.

When you rent a trailer, you are bound by the purposes mentioned by the rental company. For instance, if you got trailers on rent for setting up temporary offices on your oil and gas property, you won’t be able to use it for residential or any other commercial purposes in the future.

If you still can’t decide whether you should buy a trailer or rent it, you can talk to our office trailer specialists. We not only manufacture custom mobile trailers but also assist people in deciding the right trailer type for their requirements.

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