Going All in With Restroom Trailers

A fleet of durable restroom trailers is a revenue-builder for Mississippi’s Gotta Go Site Service Rentals

Going All in With Restroom Trailers

Logistics manager Ken Magee hooks up a restroom trailer to a truck.

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Lauren McGraw first tested the market for restroom trailers some 20 years ago, shortly after she started her company, Gotta Go Site Service Rentals in Jackson, Mississippi. It didn’t take her long to decide to go all in.

Gotta Go currently owns 11 restroom trailers, and 10 of them are made by Satellite Industries (four two-station units, one four-station unit, three eight-station units and two 10-station units). “I figured that if we were going to step out into the market, we had to go big or go home,” she says. “We wanted the best possible product for our customers.”

McGraw says the Satellite Industries units are durable and easy to maintain; use LED lights, which consume less electricity; and come equipped with a built-in battery system that can provide power for up to eight hours. The battery can be recharged by plugging into a standard 110-volt electrical outlet. The battery power offers a big advantage on remote job sites where there’s either no source of electricity or bringing along a generator becomes cost-prohibitive.

McGraw says it’s critical to buy well-built trailers that can handle a lot of use and maintain their value. “That resale value is important because our plan is to keep them for just four years because the innovations come along so fast. Our clients — from tent-rental companies to event planners — want the nicest units for their weddings and special events. So we depreciate them and move them out.”

The Satellite Industries trailers also feature corrosion-free plastic waste tanks, which McGraw says promotes longevity and decreases the unit’s weight so technicians don’t need a commercial driver’s license to tow them.

“I also love the fact that all the Satellites are white,” she adds. “When we’re servicing a special event, the trailers blend in well. Most clients don’t want a bunch of color out there. At a wedding, for example, they want the bride to stand out, not the trailer.” 

Read more about Lauren McGraw and Gotta Go Site Service Rentals in the June issue of Portable Restroom Operator. 


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