Mobile Dog Grooming Trailer Hacks: Everything You Need to Know About the Flying Pig Pet Grooming Tub

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Those in the mobile pet grooming business know that the Flying Pig pet grooming tub is the Cadillac of dog bath tubs. Renown Trailers puts this grooming bathtub for dogs in our mobile dog grooming trailer standard because of how impactful such a quality piece of equipment is for our customer’s operations. 

In today’s trailer spotlight, we’re zooming in on the ultimate grooming trailer hack with Flying Pig’s steel dog bath tub included among a host of other useful customizations in our mobile pet grooming trailer. 

What is a Flying Pig Grooming Tub?

Flying Pig has built an incredible reputation as a professional grooming supply manufacturer. Dog bath tubs are just one of the many stellar products they manufacture, with additional product lines including dryers, tables, kennels, and other grooming accessories. 

The Flying Pig stainless steel dog grooming tub is an absolute powerhouse in the business of pet grooming. By incorporating smart features like ramps and lifts, a mobile pet groomer can offer the exact same level of service as a brick and mortar location, with the convenience of on-location grooming services. 

The Flying Pig stainless steel dog grooming tub comes in several sizes and variations including:

  • 38” Stainless Steel Pet Dog Bathing Tub: the smallest tub in the stainless steel line, this grooming tub is great for smaller dogs and smaller pet grooming trailers. 16-gauge steel that’s rust-resistant will actually support all the way up to 180 pounds. This tub includes smart accessories like a sprayer, faucet, connections for cold and hot water, a tool rack, drain, and rubber mat.
  • 50” Professional Stainless Steel Dog Pet Grooming Bath Tub With Ramp: kicking things up a notch, the 50” stainless steel tub is going to accommodate larger animals. However, smart features like a removable floor grate that can be moved up and down mean this tub can accommodate both large and smaller dogs. A quick-access door with a steel ramp means it’s a cinch to get your animals in and out of the tub safely. This tub also includes an overhead arm with two loops which really helps keep animals safe and secure during grooming.
  • 50″ Professional Electric Lift Stainless Steel Dog Pet Grooming Bath Tub: taking the already stout 50” stainless steel pet tub and adding on a lift that can go from 32” high on up to 46” high gives groomers more control than ever for the perfect height to match up with the dog being groomed. With a removable side and backsplash, this tub offers a lot of versatility. Added bonus, the all-steel frame can handle pooches all the way up to 220 pounds. 
  • 62″ Professional Stainless Steel Dog Pet Grooming Bath Tub With Ramp: the largest stainless steel dog grooming tub available from Flying Pig is this 62” stainless steel beauty. This extra-sized tub is made for the largest dog breeds yet incorporates the same movable grates that can be adjusted to fit just about any breed imaginable. The ramp with textured steps helps dogs get in and out easily and the door with latch keeps water out when needed. An included drain and hair basket are smart additions that make clean up at the end of the day a lot easier. 
  • 61.5″ Walk In Stand Stainless Steel Dog Pet Grooming Bath Tub: only slightly smaller than the 62”, this tub has a wide-open front that’s just a few inches off the floor which makes getting dogs in and out super easy. The overhead arm keeps dogs in place and removable grates can be adjusted to meet the needs of the breed being groomed.

As a leader among dog grooming trailer manufacturers, we’re able to outfit the perfect trailer to meet the needs of our customers. With a variety of trailer sizes available, the custom mobile dog grooming trailers we carry are ready to roll with whatever set-up is perfect for your business. We’ll work with you to understand your current and future needs so that we can show you the best options available.

Working With a Dog Wash Trailer Manufacturer to Build Out Your Trailer

As you start to dream about the perfect pet grooming trailer, our trailer pros can help guide you with smart customizations that will really make your life easier. We always start by asking questions and listening intently in order to help our customers prioritize their custom set-ups within their budget. Figuring out how to incorporate a list of “must-haves” into your perfect custom dog grooming trailer is what we do best at Renown.

Questions to consider as you explore your options include the following:

What Kind of Dogs Will You Focus On?

While this may seem basic, with so many different breeds out there, it’s an important first step to consider how you’ll want to segment your service offering. Are you only interested in smaller dog breeds like Bichon Frises and Pomeranians? These breeds take up less of a footprint so you can get away with a smaller tub like the Flying Pig 38” Stainless Steel Pet Dog Bathing Tub. 

If you’re thinking that larger dog breeds like Mastiffs, Akitas, and Labs are more you’re thing, you’ll want to get a little larger tub like the Flying Pig 50” Professional Stainless Steel Dog Pet Grooming Bath Tub With Ramp. The good news is that the larger tubs in the Flying Pigs lineup are able to accommodate multiple sizes with thoughtful additions like interchangeable grates.

How Much Room Do You Need for Your Equipment?

Larger dog bath tubs are simply going to require more room inside your mobile dog grooming trailer so you’ll need a larger trailer to accommodate all your gear. Also, remember there’s more to grooming than just the tub, you may have dryers, tables, or storage cabinets to utilize. 

Consider all of your equipment holistically and then factor in room for moving around your pet grooming trailer comfortably. After all, you’ll be the one spending the most time in this trailer so it’s a good idea to give yourself a little extra room for ease of access. 

On that vein, we have many different trailer options including adding access doors which can really help with the organization of your new pet grooming trailer. 

Are Your Mobile Dog Grooming Trailer Aesthetics Really Important?

Your pet grooming trailer is essentially your business on wheels and aesthetics do count when it comes to presenting the best version possible. There are many different customization options that can really make your new trailer pop such as premium colors, thicker aluminum which prevents waves, and custom wheels that complete the desired look. Our trailer professionals can help produce the one-of-a-kind pet grooming trailer that looks as good as the styles you create for pet owners.

What Are Your Power and Lighting Needs?

Another important consideration when you’re thinking about your equipment and set-up is all the power and lighting needs you may have. We can increase the number of electrical outlets, upgrade the lighting, and more to help this pet grooming trailer be everything you want it to be to pull off your signature grooming styles. 

By taking the time to do an honest assessment of your current and future needs, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor—especially as your new business grows. We’ll help you pinpoint those options which will provide the best utility for your new pet grooming trailer going forward.

Best Ways to Utilize a Mobile Pet Grooming Trailer

Now that you’ve got your new pet grooming trailer set up and complete with a top-of-the-line Flying Pig pet grooming tub, the next step is creating an action plan for successfully deploying in your area. Part of the Renown Advantage lies in our ability to utilize our deep knowledge and experience in trailers to be able to help our customers spot new opportunities they may have never considered. Your mobile pet grooming trailer is going to open up a lot of doors because you have the advantage of being able to provide services where and how you choose instead of being tied to a fixed location. 

Get creative with how you leverage this advantage. Consider putting on workshops on the best grooming techniques at local events, travel to dog shows to showcase new products and services—the skies the limit because you’re not tied to a single storefront. 

Starting a Mobile Dog Grooming Trailer Order     

At Renown, you may have noticed that we do trailer sales a little differently. We’re so much more interested in our customers absolutely loving their new trailer than simply supplying a generic trailer and being done. We want our customers to consider our team a partner in their success so work extremely hard to put together the best suite of options to meet the needs of our clients. You can browse a full line of grooming trailers, select which options work best, check out, and even have your trailer delivered all from our site. 

Everything You Need to Know about Enclosed Trailer Floors, Ceilings, & Walls

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It might not seem like the most glamorous aspect of buying the brand new enclosed cargo trailer of your dreams; however, the choices made when it comes to the trailer’s floors, ceiling, and walls can make a huge difference in how well your trailer performs all that you ask of it. Today’s custom trailer feature centers on these three components to show you just how many different ways you can customize your trailer to perfectly meet your cargo-hauling needs. 

Upgrades for Enclosed Trailer Flooring

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Hands-down your floor is one of the most important aspects of your trailer. If you somehow lost the walls and ceiling, you’d just have an open-air trailer and could still theoretically haul your cargo from a to b. 

Theory aside, there are several crucial upgrades to your enclosed trailer flooring that are worth considering if you’re hauling heavy loads.

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  • ¾’’ Pressure Treated Plywood Floor: using a pressure treated lumber brings loads of benefits to the table. These ¾” pressure treated plywood floors offer greater resistance to moisture, insects, and even fire. This upgrade is ideal in situations where the floor is prone to getting wet such as with a lawn care operation.
  • Double ¾’’ Plywood Floor: doubling the ¾” plywood’s layers means you have 1.5” of plywood to hold extra heavy loads like machinery and vehicles. 
  • Black & White Floor Tile: this classic racer tile configuration offers protection above and beyond a standard flooring and will have your enclosed trailer looking the part as the perfect racing trailer. Resistance to moisture and foreign substances like engine oil makes this upgrade ideal for anyone wishing to get their prized vehicles to and from the action.
  • ATP or RTP on floor: aluminum tread plate (ATP) and rubber tread plate (RTP) make for a fantastic long-lasting covering for floors and create more friction for easier loading, unloading, and internal movement.
  • ATP or RTP on Ramp/flap: same as the floor, having ATP or RTP on the flap provides more friction for loading and unloading your trailer, while also adding a protective layer for the ramp below.
  • Aluminum ATP Transition Flap: the transition flap makes the bottom transition from the ramp to the ground less severe and therefore easier for loading and unloading. 

Other upgrades to consider is to install an e-track in the floor. Renown Trailer’s e-tracks are welded right into the trailer frame itself to provide maximum support for securing cargo within the trailer. 

Ways to Make Enclosed Trailer Walls Sturdier

Moving right along the interior of the trailer, the next stop on our customizations list centers on the walls themselves. Beefing up your enclosed trailer walls will make the overall trailer sturdier and more secure – important considerations when hauling prized cargo around town or even across the country. 

A few options to consider as you ponder upgrading your trailer walls include:

  • ¾’’ Plywood Walls: this increased thickness for your trailer’s walls makes the trailer more equipped to resist the elements bombarding your trailer as you tow it. Rain, snow, the sun, and other environmental factors can all wreak havoc on sensitive cargo. This upgrade adds additional protection from these elements and a more durable trailer overall.
  • Metal Wall Liner: for a sleek look that also adds protection to your trailer walls, consider adding a metal wall liner. These relatively inexpensive panels are worth it to help protect walls from dings and scuffs.
  • White Vinyl Walls: covering your enclosed trailer walls with white vinyl is a very economical way to achieve a clean look and added protection from dents and dings.
  • ATP Covered Wheel Wells: with ATP over your wheel wells, you’ll dramatically increase the level of protection and add a slip-resistant surface to stand on when moving about inside the trailer. ATP also just looks really sharp inside an enclosed trailer.
  • ATP Runners 24″, 18″, & 15″: these runners on the lower part of the inside walls provide a built-in scuff guard and are ideal when equipment is being loaded and unloaded with any frequency. 
  • Partition Walls: adding additional walls in the form of partitions within your trailer is an easy way to keep cargo separated.
  • Insulated Walls: extreme temperatures outside don’t have to mean the inside of your trailer experiences the same conditions. With metal skin on the outside, your trailer is sure to attract some rays in the summer and give up heat in the winter. Insulation is a quick and easy way to help combat this.  

Adding in extra protections to your enclosed trailer walls is the smart choice for increasing the lifespan of your trailer’s internal components and can make your life in and out of the trailer a little easier.

Improving Your Trailer Ceiling

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Last up on our trailer trifecta roundup is upgrades you can do for your enclosed trailer ceiling. You might think since you aren’t driving on it and you’re not typically storing anything on your ceiling, why any sort of upgrades would be necessary. However, there’s quite a few enhancements you can make to your trailer ceiling that pay big dividends for your overall trailer experience.  

  • 3/8’’ Plywood on Ceiling: adding a protective sheathing of plywood to your trailer ceiling is like adding a shell to the trailer itself. The wood will help protect the metal skin of the trailer and internal framing from the wear and tear that comes from using your trailer everyday. 
  • Insulated Ceiling: insulating your trailer ceiling helps dissipate heat in the summertime and retain more heat inside the trailer in the wintertime. Insulation is an easy and economical way to control large temperature swings from afflicting the trailer’s interior.
  • Luan Ceiling Liner: is a wood liner that adds durability and great aesthetics for the inside of the trailer.
  • Metal Ceiling Liner: cladding your ceiling with metal makes a great visual inside the trailer as well as adds protection against dents, dings, scuffs, splashes, etc.
  • White Vinyl Ceiling: white vinyl is an economical choice for adding protection but also creating a clean look inside the interior of the trailer.

Not to be neglected, your trailer ceiling is a canvas from which modern design considerations can be employed to truly create a superior trailer experience. Our trailer pros can help review your situation and review the most cost-effective means to achieve exactly what you’re looking for in an enclosed cargo trailer.

Keeping an Enclosed Trailer Cooler Inside

As we’ve discussed, the trailer’s exterior metal skin is great at conducting heat from the sun, which can mean an unbearable interior to your trailer. If you’re running a lawn mowing trailer and have crews moving in and out during the hot summer months, the trailer can be a virtual hotbox. 

Insulation is the best bet as an economical way to help minimize the level of conduction experienced within the trailer, which can help keep temps lower. Another great option is to add roof and sidewall vents. This helps dissipate convection heat which is the hot air inside the trailer. Even when parked, vents will help move hot air outside of the trailer and make the inside more bearable. However, the biggest benefit of vents is felt when the trailer is underway and the vents are actively “sucking” the hot air out of the trailer’s interior.

Options for Getting More Cargo in an Enclosed Cargo Trailer

You might think that the only way to get more cargo to fit inside your trailer is just to get a bigger trailer. While a bigger trailer is definitely a way to haul more cargo, a key option exists for increasing the capacity of the particular trailer you already have your eyes on. Increasing the height of the trailer provides more room for both man and cargo. 

More headspace makes it easier to move around inside the trailer, making it ideal whenever you have to spend more than a few moments inside. As well, this added head room makes it easier to fit tall or long cargo within the existing footprint of the trailer. An enclosed trailer is an awesome blank canvas from which you can perfect each and every component to your liking and in order to achieve a desired result. 

Like master bakers, the trailer experts at Renown can use a variety of ingredients to bring about the perfect concoction. In this case, the result is a trailer that can do everything you need it to. This allows you to have years of successful hauling with your trailer and allows you to get more value out of the investment made.

Start Your Trailer Order with the Professionals at Renown Cargo

With this many options to consider just for your enclosed trailer flooring, walls, and ceiling, it’s important to talk over all the ways you envision using your trailer with our dedicated trailer pros. Years of experience and scores of happy customers helps us be able to confidently recommend the perfectly-matched trailer to meet your needs. 

Browse all of our trailers, find the perfect one, get financing, checkout, and even have your trailer delivered to your driveway – all from the comfort of home.