The Service Sanitation Knowledge Base

How to Deliver a Single Unit Hitch Porta Potty

In this lesson, we’ll discuss the proper ways to unload, setup, and transport the single unit hitch portable restroom.

The single unit trailer is an ideal sanitary solution for those who are always on the go. Mounted to a lightweight single axle trailer, these portable restrooms offer customers the ability to move the restroom around a job site or golf course with ease. In this lesson, we’ll discuss the proper ways to unload, setup, and transport the single unit hitch portable restroom.

Unloading

Before we get started, it’s important to note that each single unit trailer weighs about 800lbs. Because of this, it’s critical that you always use the mechanical lift mounted on the rear of your vehicle and never attempt to load this on your trailer by hand.  When arriving onsite for a single unit trailer delivery, you’ll first need to disconnect your truck trailer so you can utilize the rear tailgate lift.  When doing this, be sure to leave your trailer in a location that’s safe and away from traffic.

Once disconnected, you’ll want to relocate your truck to a spot that’s near the drop off location.  This will prevent you from having to roll it a long distance later by hand.  Next you’ll lower your tailgate, unstrap the unit, and push it to the end of your tailgate lift.  Be sure not to lower the wheels on the unit until it’s been safely removed from your vehicle. Failing to do so, could cause the unit to unexpectedly roll off.  After you’ve pushed the unit to the edge of your tailgate, slowly lower it to the ground with the mechanical lift while keeping an eye on it at all times.

Setting Up

Now that the trailer has been safely lowered to the ground, you’ll want to connect the trailer tongue by removing it from inside the cab of your truck and inserting it into the front receptacle on the trailer. You’ll then need to lock it into place by using the hitch pin which can often be found attached to the trailer or tongue.

After the tongue is secure, you’ll want to lower the wheels on each side of the trailer.  To do this, you’ll need to push down and in simultaneously on the attached wheel bar assembly until it’s safely nestled inside the steel bar clip.  Then you’ll need to lock each wheel into place by using the attached D-Rings to ensure it won’t break free while in tow.  Once all the clips and pins are properly placed, you can then move the unit to the desired location.  While unloading, be sure to communicate with the customer to see if they would like the unit to remain up on the wheels or lowered to the ground.  The customer may also need a quick tutorial on how to properly raise and lower the unit themselves.

Transporting

When it’s time for pickup, you’ll need to raise each wheel by pushing down and in at the same time until the assembly bar sits safety inside the steel bar clip.  Once raised, you’ll need to once again lock it in place by using the attached D-Clips.

Next you’ll roll the single unit trailer to the center of your truck tailgate.  From there, you’ll lower the wheel assembly, causing the unit to sit flush on the tailgate lift and preventing it from rolling off.  You’ll then raise the tailgate lift, watching it as it rises to ensure it clears the tailgate without getting pinched.

Now that the unit has been hoisted to the top of your truck bed, it’s time to remove the trailer tongue and place it inside the cab for safe transport.  You’ll then need to firmly push the restroom while it’s resting on the tailgate into the back of your truck.  Lastly, you’ll need to strap the unit to the truck by following our strapping guidelines which include a single strap if the tailgate is closed, and two straps if the tailgate is open.