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  1. By "trailer" I mean a food trailer to tow with my pickup vs. a stand-alone food truck that I would drive. Sorry for the confusion.
  2. I think the title speaks for itself, LOL ... My first post was specifically asking for weights on food trailers, so that I can get a feel for what kind of tow vehicle I would need (1/2 ton or 3/4 ton). But now I guess my researching phase has taken me into another direction ... Starting out, would you all recommend a food truck or trailer, and why? If a 1/2 ton truck would fill the rest of my needs, would getting a drivable food truck be a better option than getting the bigger truck in order to tow a food trailer? This pick-up is going to be my daily driver as well. Or, can I still get away with a 1/2-ton and a food trailer?
  3. A little bit more about myself ... I live in South-Central PA, and am currently a full-time pastor at a local church. I have been doing that for the last 17 years. I also love to cook, and do most of the cooking at home for my family. I decided to go back to school and am currently pursuing a certificate in Culinary Arts and Catering at a community college near me. It has been fantastic, and it has led to my thinking that when the time comes for me to step back from full-time ministry, I would want to open my food truck business. I am thinking trailer to begin because of the lower start-up costs than a full-blown food truck. So I am still in the beginning research phase of all of this, and trying to learn as much as possible. I am looking forward to everyone's insight.
  4. So, my first question is ... How much does a typical 8x20 food trailer weigh? I researching trailers vs. trucks, and I want to know what type of trailering vehicle is needed to pull a food trailer ... Do I need a heavy duty truck, or will a 1/2 ton be sufficient?
  5. Good morning everyone. I am new to this group and am looking forward to learning as much as I can from all of you. I am at the very beginning of this process, and have lots to learn. Ultimately, I am looking to begin a mobile food service business as a sort of "retirement" plan for when I'm ready to step back from my current full-time gig. Bear with me, I'll be asking a lot of questions. I live in South-Central PA.
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