This coming summer I am going to be operating a painting franchise in my area, the issue at hand is should I buy a ladder rack for my truck and put paint/ supplies in the bed. Or i have sourced a 6x12 enclosed trailer for about 150 bucks per month.
Comparison of observed details
BackRack headache rack
Cheaper ~ $300 for rack
Savings in fuel milage
miscellaneous wear and tear in/around bed
having to unload supplies whenever leaving truck unattended
Ladders are quite long therefore with 5 foot bed there may be quite an overhang front and back
Save wear/damage on truck
Ladders will sit nicely on roof mounted ladder racks
Place to store all supplies and be locked
Higher cost, ~ $150 per month, 600 for the summer
Reduced gas milage (unknown how much)
From anyone's experiance, will it be a pain in the ass to work from a trailer, having to haul it around when transporting ladders?
Trailer lease for ~600 or Headache rack for ~300
Any other input is appreciated! thanks