Most important....being able to stand up inside. That knocks out consideration a lot of trailers such as the small Scamps as well as the Compacts and the Campster
Second most important a good window height for the customers to get serviced. Window openings can be modified and customer friendly windows
put into the new openings. Remember that all the molded fiberglass trailers have sloped sides. You do want to have an awning
above the window for customers because with those sloped sides if it is raining the rain will go right into an open window. As part of the remodel you might want to reinforce the shell on the inside so that you can put a fold down counter on the exterior just below that awning
If you want to have both a walk up and drive up window then you will need to look at those modifications to make sure you still have the window opening protected from the rain but still allow cars can pull up close enough. If you are not that great at such design decision hire a company to do the design work for you.
Then you need enough interior space for your fridge
, water tanks, sink and coffee machines and supplies. But of course some of the storage space of supplies could be inside of a tow vehicle. A van would be ideal for that situation. The health department requirements drive EVERYTHING you are going to do in the final decision of what can be done.
You will need a good sized generator
if you don't have a site with electricity. In that situation you would want to have a pickup truck that instead of a van so that the truck becomes the portable generator
You are going to pretty much end up gutting the trailer as the layout of the interior will be completely different. Also your wiring will have to be all new, your plumbing will be all new and so will your lighting
and cabinetry and countertops.
The person operating the coffee stand will still need to use a toilet now and again so that has to be sorted out too. Will it be part of the interior...not a great concept or will there be one on site?
The other day a guy who owns a local food truck asked if my trailer was one that sold
coffee. I told him no, because it does not have full standing room throughout the trailer it would never useable as a good coffee setup.
Cute helps, cute sells coffee, go for something so darn cute it makes everyone smile just to see it. So cute that everyone wants to see it up close and buy something. Jenna owner of a recently remodeled tiny fiberglass trailer had a woman on Etsy make some custom awnings for her trailer. They are absolutely perfect for creating that "festival retailing" atmosphere that will attract lots of business. You can see them on her website and she gives a link to the person who made them for her. Here is the link to see them, she also did the exterior of the trailer just right for paint
color and decorations. If you want a consultant to help you pull the look together I would suggest you try to hire her. She does understand marketing. https://tinyhousegiantjourney.com/20...intage-camper/