Clubhouse Trailers, the premiere provider of logistics solutions for the marching arts, has grown from a single trailer in 2010, to the one-stop shop for band trailers for all levels of the marching arts. From WGI and DCI, to the largest high school marching programs in North America as well as well-respected university programs, our experts are here to craft a custom solution to your unique requirements.
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The Clubhouse Process
Process is core to Clubhouse Trailers success, from project inception through delivery Clubhouse Trailers has created a culture of constant improvement, innovation, and efficiency throughout our team. The process begins during the consultation phase to understand the nuanced needs of each program, the staff and the community at-large. During the conceptual phase, the Clubhouse team engages with key stakeholders to work within budget, time, and process constraints to develop a highly usable and efficient solution meeting the specific needs of each program. We identify and source each gently-used trailer as this critical foundation must provide for many years of use and pride for the students, faculty, staff, and parents. We work exclusively with a trailer broker located in the Midwest with access to a Nationwide inventory of trailers in a variety of configurations to meet each distinct need. Each trailer must be DOT certified and all key systems are brought up to a high standard regulated by the US Department of Transportation. Each trailer is specifically selected to match the needs of a program, design, or functionality.
Typically, either Jeff or Drew will meet with each band program to understand the need, direction and approach of each unique program to design a finished project that suits the current and future needs as well as aligning to budgetary guidelines. Upon finalization of the design our broker identifies the right trailer asset and completes any necessary refurbishment. Once each trailer is sourced and delivered to the Clubhouse we then work tirelessly with our paint and graphics partner to execute on the shared vision of each community showpiece, as this billboard for each school becomes a key component of community pride and goodwill between the district and the communities you serve. Utilizing:
- Careful and thorough surface prep
- Powerful single-stage paint applied in a climate-controlled EPA regulated paint booth
- Durable 3M vinyl graphics produced by a G7 Master Printer 3M™ MCS™ Warranty
- We then begin fabrication, installation, and testing of all systems to ensure the highest quality and functionality for repeated use.
Our production materials include:
- High-grade aluminum extrusions and components
- Precision machined fittings, plates, and components
- Hydraulic systems specifically engineered for our unique mobile applications
- Prime-Grade lumbers and plywood
- Industry-standard shoring-bars utilizing the e-track system within each trailer
- Industry-standard 12-volt power systems including batteries, LED lighting and power distribution systems
- Commercial grade carpet
- Low VOC paints, stains, and varnishes
For trailers receving paint and graphics, we work to prepare the trailer for paint, which includes de-identification of previous art and graphics, removing all door holdbacks, media blasting, priming the trailer, painting the trailer, as well as painting the landing gear with a textured-black paint. New holdbacks and door hardware are installed, as well as full-color graphics. Our in-house graphic artist will work with the district and school to create the perfect image to represent your band, and can either design from scratch, or can help optimize artwork for the trailer application. The production proof must be approved by a representative of the district administration prior to approval for production.
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Some bands already have trailers, however we can help you acquire a trailer as well.
While providing turn-key semi trailers, we can also source and provide empty shells to immediately serve your bands needs. Clubhouse Trailers works with an exclusive broker to acquire good condition dry van moving trailers, ranging in 48′-53′. All of our trailers are DOT certified and all key systems are brought up to a high standard regulated by the US Department of Transportation according to Volume 5, Chapter III, Sub-chapter B, Appendix G of the Title 49 Transportation Federal Regulation standard
Absolutely! We understand the busy marching season, and will work with you to build out your trailer in the off season. Learn more about the Clubhouse Lite above.
Whether you have an idea, a draft, or no idea, we have an excellent graphic designer on our team to create the perfect representation for every band.
We can assist in arranging transport for your trailer, and vice versa, delivering your trailer upon completion. We work with a licensed semi trailer shipping company to transport our trailers across the country.
We will arrange initial delivery of your trailer, but do not offer transportation services during marching season. Most schools will use band parents with CDLs or school bus drivers with a Class A license.