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Old 07-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Mobile Retail Airstream Store - Regulations?

Hello! I have registered on these forums to ask the expert knowledge I believe some of you possess on all things airstream - specifically airstream mobile retail endeavors. I have tried searching for my question out of proper forum etiquette, but to no avail. So, here I go:

I work for Fayettechill clothing company, an apparel company based in the Ozark mountains that perpetuates a laid-back, adventurous and outdoor lifestyle that our beautiful area provides. We want to start a mobile tour to bring that mindset to other areas that we know embody the same culture.

However, I am hitting a few hiccups when it comes to necessary registration for both vehicle and trailer. I have found the majority of transient vendor permits, but the Department of Transportation is what is really boggling my mind.

So: Do we need to apply for a DOT number? Are you aware of any other permits or registrations we may possibly need?

Any feedback is appreciated, and I look forward to the support of the community! Thank you so much!

-if this is posted in the wrong forum, please let me know (or admins feel free to move it)
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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I am not sure what you are trying to do. My husband and I used to have a natural fiber business. We sold fiber, yarn, spinning wheels, books and lots of other things all across the U.S.. We paid for a booth at an event and sold stuff. We frequently had to purchase a state sales license that was good for x number of days. We never had any DOT permits. We towed our stuff in a 16' aluminum stock trailer.
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Can't answer any of your questions re DOT... but If you're looking for a trailer configured for showroom use and reasonably priced - here you go!

Colonial Airstream NJ - 2009 Airstream Panamerica 34' Victorinox, Mobile Store Edition

No bathroom or kitchen - but it's a showroom. And they've been sitting on it for a long time. Make a DEAL.

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Paul, you sure about no kitchen? What's all this for then:

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Stainless Steel Single Bowl 18" Round Sink w/Cover - Corian Counter Tops - Faucet w/ Pullout - Recessed Bi-Fold Range Cover - Aluminum Refrigerator Inserts w/ Accent Panel - Galley Overhead w/Radius Doors - Tables (2) With Tapered Legs - Lounge Reading Lights (2) - Pantry Storage.

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I just saw this yesterday, maybe you could talk to some of these people.
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Here's a story I was completely unaware of till I got today's email from Arkansas Business magazine:

Fayetteville's 'Yacht Club' Trailers: Low Rent, High Traffic Small-Business Incubators



and: Mobile Vendors at Fayetteville's 'Yacht Club' Draw Criticism

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Paula, you sure about no kitchen? What's all this for then:
OK, but no bathroom - right?
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Check Wonder why no bathroom?? You can eat, but no ____ing? (fill in appropriate letters here)

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Thanks for the replies, everyone!

We have an airstream that we are renovating, so no need for the victorinox airstream, although that thing is pristine. Very cool.

Neatairstream - did you guys only showroom out of that? Did you happen to travel between states with the showroom? any DOT registration necessary?

And vswingfield - we are actually in Fayetteville as well, the yacht club is a cool place. I was going to just run over there and talk to them, but they're all stationary trailers, I need info on the travelling aspect. Appreciate the help though!
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Update: I'm going to just apply for the DOT number, it seems unavoidable. Good news, is it's FREE! However, I'm also going to need a UCR (Unified Carrier Registration), but it's only a $39 fee, so not too bad. Hopefully we sell a few items to cover that initial cost :P
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