I’m just about to place the order for a 16×8.5′ trailer that will house a full-service mobile kitchen for my catering company. I already have a 12′ hood and fan unit – weighing in at oh, I’d guess between 250-300 lbs. I removed it myself from a local brick and mortar restaurant going out of business, it was attached with four wall mount brackets screwed into the 2×4 studs. That was it.
My trailer manufacturer seems to really, really want to sell me 12″ on centre wall posts and ceiling roof bows instead of the standard 16″ on centre. I have searched this forum extensively looking for build info – it seems that most people are putting their wall and ceiling supports at 16″ on centre. Doing this would save me numerous hundreds of bucks.
They are going to build me a special brace for the mushroom for the roof, so not sure why I need extra support there. Plus it’s just not that heavy (60 lbs or so).
Any thoughts? Any horrible mishaps with not enough support for the hood or other stuff (cabinets/racks/whatever)?
Thanks in advance!