Photo of a Mr. John Elite Series Trailer and a Wheelchair AccessibleIf you will be hosting an outdoor event such as a family reunion, wedding, or charity event—you may be weighing the pros and cons of renting a toilet trailer or a portable toilet. Portable toilets are sometimes referred to as porta potties, and toilet trailers are mobile trailers with bathrooms inside—with lighting, temperature control, and even a sink. Below are a few things to consider when deciding between the two.

How Close the Nearest Restrooms Are

You may be considering a portable restroom rental, or toilet trailer rental because the outdoor facility you are hosting your event at has restrooms that are too far away, or you are concerned that the public restrooms do not have enough toilets for your event. If you are simply looking for a solution that keeps the restroom lines short, adding some portable toilet rentals may be ideal for your event.

Number of Guests

The number of events in attendance at your party or event will also help to determine the best solution for an outdoor restroom. You must also consider how much room the trailer or portable toilets will take up, and where you will place them at your event. If you have hundreds of guests in attendance, and your outdoor toilets are the only restroom in the near vicinity, it may be more cost-effective—or easier from a logistical standpoint to have a long row or two of portable toilets. However, a larger sized toilet trailer can accommodate multiple guests at the same time and eliminate long lines for the restroom. On the flip side, if you only have a small group in attendance—1 or 2 portable toilets or trailers may be the best solution.

Formality of Event

The next thing that you want to take into consideration is the formality of the event you are hosting—and even the age of the guests in attendance. For example, if you are hosting the Little League playoffs in your hometown, a row of portable restrooms may be an adequate solution. However, if you are hosting a garden party or formal outdoor charity event—toilet trailers that allow for more comfort are likely to be your best bet.

Duration of the Event

The longer your event, the more trips to the restroom will be required—meaning you may want to upgrade to a toilet trailer. However, if you are hosting an event that is only a few hours long—but you want to ensure that your event attendees don’t have to “hold it”, then a portable toilet rental should easily accommodate your needs.

Time of Day

If you are hosting an evening event, you want to consider how late in the day the event will go—because you may opt for a lighted toilet trailer rather than a dimly lit porta potty.

The Size of Your Venue

Another thing to take into consideration is how large your venue is. Depending on the size of your outdoor venue—and the separate events and activities, you may benefit from having both trailers and portable toilets.

While portable trailers are always the cleaner and more comfortable option, many events are casual enough—or short enough that a portable toilet will get the job done. If you are looking for a temporary toilet solution for your next event, turn to the experts at Mr. John. With over 50 years of experience behind them, the professionals at Mr. John have built a reputation based on their excellent customer service and diverse product line made to suit any sanitation need. From weddings and family gatherings to carnivals and concerts, when quality service counts for your big event be sure to call the portable sanitation professionals at Mr. John!