September 4, 2019

Tips to Choose the Right-Sized Trailer

Are you all set to buy your new mobile trailer? That's a great thing, considering the benefits of a mobile trailer, this will be a fruitful investment. But did you decide the right size of trailer that you should look for? If you didn't know, we'll tell you.

Below are the most common sizes and dimensions for mobile trailers:

  1. A single-wide unit is a type of mobile office trailer which is 14’ wide or less.
  2. A double-wide unit is a type of mobile office trailer which is 24’ wide.
  3. A triple-wide unit is a type of mobile office trailer which is 36' wide.

Now, how do you select the right size? By considering the following aspects.

Purpose of Use

Before anything else, you need to determine what you will be using the mobile trailer for. It all depends on the type of work you need. For example, if you work in the construction field, you may only need a small office when compared to a professional office, dental clinic or medical clinic. The mobile office trailer could be used as a break room, conference room, or a reception area. Based on the purpose, you can have a rough idea of the size and then move ahead to other considerations.

Number of People

Depending on the number of people who'll work or live in the trailer, you can select the right size. A general rule is that each person may need from 100 to 150 square feet space. So, a 12’x60’ single-wide mobile office trailer will perfectly fit about five to six persons. A triple-wide unit with 36’x76’ dimensions is good for nineteen to twenty persons.

Land Availability

Make sure that you measure the land where you intend to set up the mobile trailer. If your mobile trailer arrives and does not fit in the space for any reason, it will cost you time and money. If your trailer is too big for the allocated space, you will most likely have to order a new size and pay to ship the current one back. This will waste a lot of your money, time, and other resources. So select a mobile trailer that can fit on the land you have with some space around it to move.


You need to keep your budget in mind while selecting a mobile trailer. You may want a big trailer for more people and a bigger purpose. But can you afford that trailer? Look for something that fits your budget while still meeting all your requirements.

If you still can't decide the right size of the mobile office trailer for your purpose, feel free to call us on 587-400-0864. With several years of experience, we will be able to help you find the right trailer.

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