Mobile office trailers are ideal for any company or non-profit organization that needs an affordable yet comfortable work space. These trailers come in various sizes and can be either rented for a set period of time or purchased outright. Following are some tips on how to get the extra space you need without spending more than necessary.

Renting vs. Buying

Companies that know for a fact that the trailer will only be used once and for a short period of time will naturally want to rent a trailer instead of buying one. As long as a company sticks to the terms of the contract and returns the trailer on time and in good condition, it should not have to pay an overly high rental fee. This is especially true of companies that rent a large number of trailers at once and qualify for a bulk rental discount.

On the other hand, companies that intend to use trailers for an extended period of time and/or may need them again in the future will find that buying trailers is the better deal. In some cases, the newly purchased trailer can be deducted from a company’s taxes and the trailers can be resold when the company no longer needs them.

Used vs. New

Purchasing used mobile office trailers instead of new ones will certainly save a company a fair bit of money. However, this should only be done with extreme caution. Make sure the company selling the trailers is honest, inspect the trailers carefully before agreeing to purchase them and ensure the contract spells out promised warranty terms and conditions carefully. Otherwise, you may end up with a near-worthless trailer that either needs to be disposed of or sold at a loss.