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Renting vs. Purchasing a Mobile Office Trailer

If you need extra office space for your business, then you may consider utilizing mobile office space. If you are expanding and want to avoid expensive facility rentals or commercial building purchases, a mobile office trailer may be the solution for you! 

At Dear John, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of renting vs. buying to help guide you through the decision-making process and help you get the best deal for your business. Here we break down your options to help you make a clear decision. 

Mobile Office Trailer RentalRenting vs. Purchasing a Mobile Office Trailer

If you are looking to add short-term office space and you aren’t looking to spend too much money until you’ve determined whether you need to invest, then renting an office trailer may be best for you. 

With a short-term need, you likely won’t be worried about customizing the unit because of your purpose for the mobile trailer and the short amount of time you need it for. Renting a mobile office trailer comes with a variety of benefits:
  • You save money on repairs and maintenance since you do not own the trailer. 
  • You aren’t required to make an upfront purchase, leaving more available money in your budget. 
  • You don’t have to worry about the costs of relocating the mobile trailer. 

Buying a Mobile Office Trailer

If you are looking for a long-term solution for adding additional office space to your operations, then buying a mobile office trailer may be best for you. By purchasing a mobile office trailer, you can customize the interior to suit your business needs and have it on-location. If you think you may need the mobile office trailer for a least a year, maybe longer, buying a mobile office trailer may be the best solution for you. 

When you purchase a mobile office trailer, many of the new ones come with a warranty between 1-3 years. You can also resell the trailer in the future. Other benefits of buying a mobile office trailer, include:
  • Enjoy a warranty that covers structural and cosmetic repairs. 
  • The trailer serves as an investment for the future. 
  • You can renovate the interior with shelving, lighting, paint, furniture, etc. 
  • Your mobile office can also be customized further with decorations and other amenities.

Factors to Consider When Choosing to Rent or Buy

One of the first things you should do before making your decision is to determine how long you plan to keep the mobile office. You also want to look at the services, site conditions, and transportation distances that may affect the price of your mobile office trailer purchase or rental. You will also want to look at the fluctuation in the industry that will impact the price of a mobile office trailer. 

At Dear John Inc., we offer a variety of mobile office trailers to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, we can help! Contact us today to learn more.