JAG Mobile Solutions Restroom Trailer Gives PRO a Competitive Edge

A new restroom trailer opens up special event possibilities for Wilkinson Portables

JAG Mobile Solutions Restroom Trailer Gives PRO a Competitive Edge

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For several years, Kym and Chad Wilkinson have edged closer and closer to investing in a restroom trailer. Doing so would equip Wilkerson Portables to diversify by competing for special-event contracts.

The tipping point came in March, when Kym Wilkinson felt that customer demand for a trailer unit had risen high enough to justify taking the plunge. The result: The Placerville, California-based company now owns a four-stall Porta-Lisa Plus unit from JAG Mobile Solutions.

“It finally became an issue because we continued to get more requests from customers, plus the special events we want to bid on require a restroom trailer,” Kym says. “It almost seems to be a staple now at special events.”

The restroom trailer represents a big investment. But if Wilkinson Portables wants to compete “with the big boys,” she and Chad decided the company needed to make the move. Besides, some quick math showed the trailer would pay for itself if the company can rent it for 23 weekends.

“After that, it’s all straight profit, so it’s a great investment,” she says. “We’re advertising it on our website and getting even more calls, so I don’t think we’re going to have a problem booking it for the summer wedding season.”

The unit features a 2 5/16-inch hitch, LED lights for both the interior and exterior, a switched LED exterior light at every door, stabilizing jacks, a 490-gallon holding tank, a 150-gallon freshwater supply tank, municipal water/sewer hookups, retractable steel steps at every door, graffiti-resistant walls, a waterless urinal, a vent-fan package and vanities with solid-surface tops and stainless steel sink bowls.

To drum up more interest in the unit, Kym says she plans to take it to chamber of commerce meetings at various towns in her area, park it in parking lots and encourage people to take a walk-through. “We want to showcase it whenever and wherever we can,” she says. “We live in a very rural area, so there’s not very many people who’ve seen a restroom trailer.

“It doesn’t cost any money to take it somewhere and let people take a look,” she adds. “It’s one thing for people to hear about it, but it’s a whole different thing to actually see one in person.”

Read more about Wilkinson Portable Toilets in this month’s issue of Portable Restroom Operator magazine.




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