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EP 122 - Bob Trewyn, Why You SHOULDN’T Buy A Used Food Truck
If you’re building out a food truck, you’re going to spend the same amount on your kitchen whether you upfit it into an old heap or a brand new chassis. So why invest all that money into something that could prove to be unreliable? Does that sound like a good business decision?

Bob Trewyn is the Commercial Sales Manager at Russell Barnett Ford of Tullahoma and believes in commitment to his trade, to his dealer, to his manufacturer, to his product, and most of all, to his customer. He truly loves what he does, and therefore is constantly searching for the knowledge to provide his customers with a level of service that will set him apart from all others in his field.
But most of all, he believes in providing his customers with the very best buying experience ever, and always being there to answer their questions and address their concerns, needs, and problems in the most professional way possible.
What You Will Learn:
  • How Bob got into the food truck slignin’ business trying to convert people to build food trucks on new chassis instead of using used vehicles
  • What exactly is the Foundation Food Truck and how does it  differ from other chassis
  • The difference between a food truck builder that’s a fabricator or an assembler
  • What makes the Foundation Food Truck easier to drive than most food trucks
  • How going new versus used can help eliminate some hardships for food truck owners
  • Why networking is so crucial and necessary to growing your business
Favorite Quote:
“They trade them in because they’re worn out. Most of your used trucks are going to have anywhere from 100, 200, to 300,000 miles on them.”
-Bob Trewyn
How To Get Involved:
Patrick Bolanos is a serial entrepreneur, business owner, and CEO of Trailer King Builders in Houston, Texas.

He was raised in Nicaragua, exposed to extreme poverty, and also had the fortune of being exposed to life in the United States traveling back and forth to both countries.
After college, Patrick’s career took him into the corporate world of banking where he learned the important lessons of understanding what you’re selling and why it’s important to believe in it.

Back in December of 2017, Patrick was fired from his job as a CFO for a Restaurant Group.  With only $500 to his name, rent due, his wife, 3 children at home, and one on the way, he was forced to figure out how to pull his family out of this financial abyss that was strangling his life.

With no knowledge of how to build a trailer, Patrick simply figured all of it out and has now built it into the thriving empire of what’s now become Trailer King Builders.

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Southern Middle Tennessee is embracing the “bring it to me” world. In today’s
ultra-competitive market, you can’t just hang out the proverbial shingle and hope people come to you. That’s why mobile businesses like food trucks resonate with business owners and customers alike.
Part of the community

Custom Food Trucks Let You Be Part of the Entire Community

Russell Barnett understands that mobile businesses like yours are an entirely different breed of business. You are proud enough of your products and services that you are willing to take your business to your customers.

Furthermore, food trucks and other mobile businesses can participate in a wide variety of local and regional events. You’re not just relying on people to come to your fixed location. You’re getting out there and participating in your community! With your custom food truck, you can

  • Reach new customers every day
  • Eclipse the competition by meeting customers where they are,
    granting them tremendous convenience
  • Go wherever the action is and be an important part of your community

Take your brand directly to your customers and make it easy for them. That’s how you make a profit in today’s business climate. 
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Custom Food Truck Work?

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Custom built

Custom Builds Adapt to Your Needs, Not the Other Way Around

Every business is different, including mobile businesses. Our job is to make sure that you get the exact, best-outfitted mobile business truck you need so you can focus on success.

We start out by listening to you. We want to know everything you need for your custom truck. With this information, we can help you choose the best chassis size for your needs. Then, we send that chassis foundation to our authorized upfitters and builders to finish creating the customized truck for your needs.

We are committed to getting you the exact custom truck you need for your business.

  • Your truck is custom-made and built-to-order to meet the needs of your mobile business.
  • ​We work one-on-one with you and our up-fitters and builders from start to finish.
  • Air conditioning, custom front end, power mirrors, design, and more customization.

Chassis and Foundation

Unlike most food truck dealers, we keep chassis in stock.

During our initial meeting, we’re able to identify exactly what you need for your mobile business. From there, we can find the right chassis foundation for your food truck. Unlike most dealers, we have chassis in stock and on hand. Most other dealerships that offer food truck or mobile business buildouts have to outsource and get foundations from other dealers like us. We have things in stock, giving you a variety and a lower price.

Depending on your needs, your chassis can include: 

  • RV Mirrors
  • ​AC
  • ​Cruise Control
  • ​Luxury Driver's Seat
  • ​Jump Seat
  • ​Stereo With Bluetooth
  • ​Navigation & Back-Up Cameras
  • ​Curb Cameras
  • ​Additional Step
  • ​Stylish Wheel Covers
  • ​and More

Successful businesses are the ones with the exact tools and equipment necessary to deliver the products and services that customers want. Don’t settle for anything less. 
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