Engineering and Manufacturing An Exhibition Trailer

An exhibition trailer can be a great way to go to a fair and display information about your services or products. This is a special trailer developed for marketing and fair activities using materials such as non-slip and hard-wearing flooring -- some models have no stairs for additional promotional area and can be used as a fair stand. You can also use one of these trailers as an information centre or perform product presentations to your customers. The entire outside can be branded with a digital print for additional advertising space. Interior fittings and storage areas are designed and custom-made according to the customer's requests.

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But how is a trailer made? To make a trailer, first workers cut steel bars to build a frame. The metal saw has to be drenched in coolant or it will overheat due to the intense friction. Then, they drill holes for the bolts and screws they later will use to attach certain components. Now it is time to solder the frame parts together.


After that, workers will run electrical wires through the frame lining. The holes have rubber grommets to keep the wires from rubbing on the sharp metal edges. Next, they torque the wheels to the axle. To build the floor, the workers put down a waterproof membrane, then a spruce frame insulated with fibreglass wool, then 5/8-inch plywood. Now they cut vent holes for the forced-air heating system.


Then it is time for sanding everything, then gluing down linoleum. They install the cabinetry and furniture. While some workers put up the pre-assembled walls, others run wiring for the lights and power outlets. The inside wall surface is vinyl-paneling drywall. It would be far too heavy for a trailer to have the panelling mounted on a pine structure and insulated with fibreglass wool.


They cover the outside in aluminium siding, then they complete the electrical wiring for the lights and outlets. Now it's time to install the roof that's reinforced to withstand the extra weight of roof cargo. They cut out the various ventilation holes, then apply a layer of glue, then lay down a high-performance waterproof rubber membrane, nailing it down along the perimeter. They install vents for air circulation, they caulk all the joints and around all the vents. 


Last but not least, the windows, doors, awnings, and any optional equipment.


Workers check the electrical system, then do what's called a seal test. A special machine applies air pressure from the inside out. Wherever water bubbles, there's a leak to be repaired.


With all the upholstery and other decorative elements in place this comfortable trailer is ready to hit the road.