Our FAQ's

The original vehicles that our trailers are modelled from look super cool, but they are very unreliable and expensive to maintain… Their engines are underpowered and overheat due to the poor engine air-cooling systems from way back, meaning they aren’t suitable to drive any distance, especially with the extra weight required for your appliances and stock. And with safety regulations constantly evolving, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep vintage vehicles to a road legal standard, as well as the costs for doing this can spiral out of control, leaving you with big repair bills, repeated breakdowns, and lots of stress.

Our replica trailers cost 50-70% less than the cost of converting an original vehicle, they are brand new and custom-built to your exact specification, plus we design & build your trailer to modern road-legal type approval standards. Our replica trailers still attract the crowds, just like an original vehicle, but will save you a whole lot of money, time, and stress, so you can concentrate more on running your business!

Our current production time is 22 – 24 weeks. This timeframe is started after you have confirmed the design of your trailer (internal/external layouts and 3D mock-ups). If you already have your own designs, this can speed up your total trailer build timeframe.

Unfortunately no, as all of our trailers are custom built to individual client designs and specifications, from the colour of the bodywork, to the internal layout and signage it would be pretty much impossible to keep them in stock.

You can view any trailers we have in production at our South Tyneside workshops and warehouse address (by appointment only). Alternativley we can arrange a visit to a previous customers premises or event where they will be using their trailer built by Retro Replicas (COVID depending).

Yes, our trailers are type approved for the US, UK, EU and Asia Pacific markets. If you require your trailer for private land/private road use only, we can remove the road legal items such as electric brakes, electric axle, overrun towing hitch, type/dot approved lights, etc, saving you money on your overall trailer build.

Absolutely, please email us at sales@retro-replicas.co.uk or call us on 0203 5191 519, our team will help you establish which appliances you require and will provide you with a full price breakdown.

10% Design Deposit – Requested once you have received your price breakdown and have decided you would like to go ahead with your order. At this stage we will work with you to design your trailer via 3D mock-ups.

65% Production Deposit – Requested only when you have confirmed you are happy with the design of your trailer. Once this payment is received, we will start the production of your trailer.

25% Remaining Payment – Requested upon completion of your trailer, once received we will release your trailer for collection. Delivery can be arranged for an extra charge which will be payable direct to the delivery company.

Our ‘Share the Luv’ payment plan is simple, you choose the trailer model, plus any addons such as appliances, roof signage, menu boards, vinyl graphics, etc – then only pay 50% of the total amount upfront to receive your trailer and start trading straight away. The remaining 50% is added to a shared ownership rent and re-pay payment plan, which is backed by our finance partners (T&C’s apply). You can request further information regarding our ‘Share the Luv’ payment plan by emailing us at sales@retro-replicas.co.uk or calling us on 0203 5191 519.

Yes, we are registered in the UK as a Limited Company – Refreshingly Retro Limited, registration number 12270018.

Yes, you will find our VAT number on all invoices.