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GOING UPSCALE WITH

As customer awareness and demand grows,
luxury restroom trailers are a "must-have"
inventory item for tent rental companies.
by Jeff Moravec

t may not be possible to determine
exactly when the very ϐirst luxury
restroom trailer was cobbled
together, but based on conversations
with manufacturers and the event
companies that rent them out, it's not
hard to ϐigure out why they were invented.
"I went to an event and needed to use
the restroom," says Meg Taaffe, secretary
at AMS Global Inc., a longtime trailer
manufacturer based in De Kalb, Texas.
"There was nothing there but a plastic
portalet. I wouldn't use it, so we left.
We went back to the ofϐice and started
brainstorming-wouldn't it be nice if
we could offer something that was more
upscale, where you could wash your
hands?" The company introduced its ϐirst
restroom trailer for sale in 2004.
About the same time, Brad Martin,
president of Comforts of Home Services
Inc., was building his company's ϐirst

restroom trailer in his driveway in
Gurnee, Ill. Why? "My wife hates porta
potties," Martin says. "We'd left an event
because she wouldn't use a porta potty.
I was an engineer, looking for something
to do on the side, and saw the need for
something better."
Lang Specialty Trailers in Latrobe,
Pa., grew out of its parent company,
Windswept Entertainment and Event
Rentals. Windswept acquired its ϐirst
restroom trailer in 2007 and began
manufacturing them two years later.
"In all my years, I've never met a
bride who liked the idea of having an
outdoor wedding and needing to go

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