New restroom and shower trailers bring comfort to the most remote work locations for your mining and energy exploration customers

Restroom and shower trailers are an essential part of many mining, natural gas and oil field operations. Aside from adding a touch of comfort to otherwise harsh, rugged working conditions, these mission-critical, durable workplace units – usually customizable to serve a wide variety of applications and environments – can add a steady revenue stream while boosting your company’s profitability and diversifying your service offerings. Mining, gas and oil operations often can’t function without them – and your business just might find them equally indispensable.

Ameri-Can Engineering Decon Trailers

Decontamination trailers made by Ameri-Can Engineering Inc. come in seven different lengths, ranging from the 15-foot 615 Decon Trailer to the 42-foot 842 Decon Trailer. Each unit can be custom-designed to fit varying needs and applications, and the unibody steel frame carries a five-year warranty. A 1-ton pickup truck can tow most models, and typically one person can set up, service and maintain each unit. All the trailers feature a dirty room with a HEPA air-filtration system, which also keeps the room under negative pressure. The shower area features systems that capture graywater for filtration of particulate contaminants upon discharge. A spacious clean room offers lockers and other comforts, such as dressing benches and air conditioning. Other features include electric brakes for each wheel; fold-in doorsteps with handrails; water and sewer hookups; and a rubber-sealed undercoating. or 574/892-5151.

Forest River Century X Denali

The 24-foot Century X Denali restroom trailer, manufactured by Forest River Inc., features a free-flowing layout with self-closing entry and exit doors on each side that minimize traffic bottlenecks, and easy-to-clean walls, counters and floors. The standard trailer accommodates up to four women and six men, with a 740-gallon waste tank that can handle up to 2,200 flushes. Other features include: self-closing faucets with heated water; LED monitors for waste and freshwater tanks; a detachable, lightweight porch, step and railing system; solid-surface countertops and backsplashes; stainless-steel sinks; steel partitions and doors; porcelain, hands-free toilets and urinals; a 200-gallon freshwater tank; heat and air conditioning; gray coin-patterned linoleum flooring; and standard water and 110-volt electrical connections. The trailer offers about 16 inches of ground clearance and requires a tow vehicle that can pull 10,000 pounds. or 877/720-6700.

JAG Porta Lisa Extreme Duty

Designed for use at oil fields, mining operations and other remote locations, the Porta Lisa Extreme Duty restroom trailer from JAG Mobile Solutions Inc. can handle rough and rugged off-road terrain. With 31-inch tires and 22 inches of ground clearance, the two-station unit can be towed through nearly any terrain, including deep mud and snow, large rocks and mountain trails. Other features of the watertight, easy-to-clean units include a full-length, welded-steel skid plate; a front rock guard; a 300-gallon waste tank and 200-gallon freshwater tank; forced-air heat; electric or propane gas-powered water heat; a heated dump valve; a heavy-duty sprayed interior; unbreakable mirrors; and fold-up galvanized stairs with an oversized porch and safety railings. or 800/815-2557.

McKee Technologies Explorer Comfort Station

The Explorer Comfort Station, manufactured by McKee Technologies Inc., is designed for use in industrial and remote, extreme locations, including mines, construction sites and refineries. Built with high-efficiency insulation and climate-control systems for heating and air conditioning, the self-contained Explorer functions in a wide variety of climates and conditions. The units feature a continuously welded, steel outer shell; easy-to-clean fiberglass-reinforced plastic interior wall panels; metal floors; and stainless steel fixtures; plus flush toilets and hot water. or 866/457-5425.

Alpha Mobile Solutions Alpha II

The Alpha II restroom trailer, made by Alpha Mobile Solutions, offers configurations to suit a variety of environments. For example, the 12-foot-long unit is available with or without showers. Other features include: hands-free porcelain toilets; self-flushing porcelain urinals; roof-mounted heating and air conditioning; shatterproof mirrors; stainless steel sinks with automatic shut-off valves; non-skid, one-piece flooring; a 370-gallon waste tank; a waste tank monitor; locking cabinet doors and keyed lock on entry/exit doors; a 125-gallon freshwater tank; scissor jacks on all four corners; a wide stair platform with bottom-step leveling pads; a 6-inch steel tube frame; electric brakes; an equipment room with interior lighting; a standard water tank connection; a three-inch banjo waste-tank cleanout connection; a weatherproof frame coating; and automatic entry/exit door closure. or 877/789-1213.

Rich Mobile Porta-Pal 710

The Porta-Pal 710, from Rich Specialty Trailers, is designed for use at construction sites, mines and oilrigs. It offers two private restrooms, each with a toilet and an optional urinal, and a separate room for mechanicals. The trailer’s interior and exterior are sheathed with dent-resistant fiberglass. The unit also features an upgraded vinyl floor that resists oil and fuel stains; an onboard freshwater tank; a large, 1/2-inch-thick co-poly waste tank; water-conserving urinals; metered, water-conserving sink faucets with automatic shut-off valves; easy-to-clean stainless steel sinks; a standard municipal-water hookup connection; a large I-beam frame; and oversized axles that allow emergency transportation with full tanks. An optional extreme-winter insulation package is available. or 260/593-2279.

Right Trailers Century II

The Century II restroom trailer from Right Trailers Inc. offers two private, self-contained restrooms with a sanitary white interior; solid-surface countertops; easy-to-clean, stainless steel sinks; durable, one-piece, non-skid rubber flooring; fiberglass exterior walls; and porcelain toilets. It’s also available as a combination shower/restroom unit. The 370-gallon holding tank is made from 3/8-inch polyethylene and resists solvents, acids and other cleaners. With an average capacity of 1,100 flushes, the unit minimizes the need for frequent waste hauling. It also features crank-down stabilizer leveling jacks and a fold-down aluminum platform with steps. or 863/667-4448.

Comforts of Home Emergency Drench and Decon Trailers

Emergency drench shower and decontamination shower trailers from Comforts of Home Services Inc. can be custom-built to fit varying project needs. Models range from standard showers and restrooms to emergency showers and decontamination shower trailers with onboard filtration systems. The durable units can be taken off road to provide diesel-generator power to run tools and power equipment and supply exterior-scene lighting. They’re available with air conditioning and heating and feature heavy-duty interior and exterior construction; scald-resistant controls; a sprayed-on rubber floor liner; and tankless continuous water heaters. Units can be built as trailers or drop box/skid-mounted portable buildings, and can be crane-lifted and shipped worldwide inside standard 8- by 20-foot containers. or 847/856-8002.

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