Trailer hotness is a real issue, please donate to the cure trailer hotness foundation......
So maybe, you get reefers, refrigerator trailer(s) and do so some kind of freezer theme, like roswell aliens on ice side show or it could be a mobile butcher shop. I'm thinking the alien museum would fly, could be any season and an oddity, not necessarily haunted house.
The inside of the trailers can evolve too. In the first showings it doesn't even have multiple walls, it has platforms and creatures you have made out of any crap with little cards describing the 26 supposed alien species. Maps of the galaxy and videos of UFOs or pictures and news clippings.
The year two it becomes alien autopsy haunted house like the old Silo X shows, Just with two trailers you can have a big central courtyard with big things like a junk helocopter or military vehicles that are donated, rented for just one show? Plus this intresting concept is how we have gotten lots of charity groups with no money off the ground, borrowing props, donated props, on loan from other shows for honorable mention.
Props can evolve too. Year one they are paper mache over great foam, year two the same props get a coat of latex and air brushed, year three they get mold casts and one creature becomes 15 creatures made.
The trailers can evolve, you can rent cargo containers and only have the walls and props come in with a smaller trailer and set up like a moving haunt. Unload everything and have the rental company come get the containers. Or this same concept can be in conjunction with your one owned trailer that kind of expands into any space in a day or so with enough help.
A few days ago I though what are we talking about, renting little Uhaul trailers and spooking them out then show is over the trailers have to be back in the morning with only 5 miles on the hubs charged. Win Win! But in my silliness, yes some pretty nice trailers can be leased for short term and things set inside and taken to the location and make money, take it back to nowheresville disassemble and return the leased trailer within the lease time.
The real deal with trailers is if you own them, there are inspections, liscensing, possible tickets on the road and spot inspections, tires that cost hundreds of dollars each. Brakes that are supposed to work, outside skin that is supposed to be in a certain condition. So with all this crap in mind, we never moved out trailers and used pick ups and smaller trailers of all different sizes with lots of vehicles at a time moving the whole 3,000 SF and props in a single day. Set up in 2 days of the wall system, a week detailing. So lots of work but, very small actual expense.
So like cargo trailers have no wheels are dropped on the ground, could be used like pods and moved loaded partially. So you can calculate actual cost versus potential income and stay under all the time.
Moving a trailer with walls already installed is actually not as stable as you would imagine, the trailer body sways around and loads and unloads on the floor and jiggles pretty substantially and shakes your wall system apart and from the walls, so you have to kind of engineer things for these movements and stresses and build thing more substantial than normal or get into steel frames. So you think you saved money but you have to invest so much more to make it really turn key. It is like an earth quake inside a trailer. I would imagine opening the doors and seeing heads on the floor and animatronics jammed. What was an outstretched arm is now sagging. All the hours retouching things versus just moving in with smaller trucks that don't bounce anywhere as much as they are more comfort/passenger oriented.
To the extent that there is a series of crappy not as road worthy trailers somewhere as storage, and move things from there to any space, leased super nice trailers with giant billboard vinyl coverings that speak of professionalism that are actually rented for a week. Or container trailers that rent for $150 per month. Or dare I say, mobile homes you can get for free and get up to some standard for use. Then sell those you got for free to someone that wants one on a deer lease and move up to trailers.
These are just I don't have a lot of money start up ideas. You sort of get into a mess once you consider a wall system layout to be permanent. Aluminum floors and fiberglass walls and transluscent roof fiberglass is what is out there, the older ones with wood floors and steel sides usually are cheap but need a total Smithsonian Institute rebuild. So Aluminum floors and nice walls off problems mounting things and making this stay undamaged during a move.
The other issue is off season storage expense of trailers in a location or with pads where it doesn't sink into the ground. Then you have to call in a semi wrecker winch truck to get the landing gear up out of the dirt. The landing gear can sink through asphalt and then someone has to pay for that. In what was supposed to be a simple trip you have problems with tires, wheel bearings or brakes locking up because of moisture and rust in the brake drums because they sat a fw months. No moving problems that have to get very expensive on site repairs. You have to be a trailer wrangler and loader to have seen all this crap. Murphys Law happens. Just random vandalism and several hundred dollar tires. All suprises you don't need.
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