Used Food Trucks For Sale Buying Guide


Written on March 1, 2017

Used Food Trucks For Sale

The food truck buying process can seem like a stressful experience — to say the least. The intimidating first impression that most people have stems mostly from a lack of research and understanding. Our used food trucks for sale buying guide is the one-stop shop for everything you need to know during the buying process. Our goal is to ensure that our readers understand what is critical at each point in the process so that their experience is as smooth and personal as possible. We’ve even included some of our favorite food trucks in stock for purchase today. These can be customized to the buyer’s specs if wanted.

Prestige Used Food Truck Picks

Any truck that has left our warehouse over the years is backed by us as a premium mobile food truck vehicle. That being said, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite food trucks to come to life in our factory, ones that are looking for a home and an owner. This list gets updated frequently. If it’s listed here, it’s available for purchase today!

Make sure to read through the rest of the guide for expert tips on the process and which features are right for you. After reading this used food trucks for sale buying guide, you will be equipped with all of the information you need when it comes to buying your very own food truck.

2005 Ford Gasoline 18ft Food Truck – $85,000

This 2005 Ford food truck is perfect for anyone who is trying to break into the food truck industry in style, and at a relatively reasonable price. This mobile kitchen is equipped with equipment and is ready to go right now. With that in mind, the price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping.

To see everything this mobile kitchen has to offer, make sure to check out the specifications and special features below.

Specification:

  • Year: 2005
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: U
  • Price: $85,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 6 Burner Stove With Oven
  • American Range 36” Flat Top Griddle
  • 2 – American Range 40/50LB Deep Fryers
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 48” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • True 27” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Cummins Onan Commercial Generator

2005 Ford Gasoline 18ft Food Truck – $86,000

If you are browsing used food trucks for sale and can’t find one that fits all of your needs, or most of them look like they have been run into the ground, then you simply aren’t looking in the right places. For $86,000, you can end your search, and have a great mobile kitchen in the process.

To see everything this 2005 Ford has to offer, you can browse the specifications and features below.

Specification:

  • Year: 2005
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: U
  • Price:$86,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2 – Royal 24” Flat Top Griddle
  • 2 – Royal 40/50LB Deep fryer
  • Avantco Bread Toaster
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 36” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 2 AC Units
  • Power Tech Commercial Gasoline Generator

Just as a quick note/reminder, the price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping.

2007 Chevy Gasoline 16ft  Food Truck – $86,000

This food truck is equipped with everything you could possibly need to conquer the food truck industry. It has deep fryers, a top griddle, a stove with an oven — you name it. For $86,000, this 2007 Chevy could be yours.

To see everything this gasoline food truck has to offer, make sure to check out the specifications and features below.

Specification:

  • Year: 2007
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: U
  • Price: $86,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2 – American Range 40/50LB Deep Fryers
  • American Range 4 Burner Stove W/ Oven
  • American Range 24” Flat Top Griddle
  • American Range 24” Char grill
  • 2 Well Steam Table
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • True 27” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • 1 AC Unit
  • Cummins Onan Commercial Generator

Price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping

2003 Chevy Gasoline 14ft  Food Truck – $80,000

This 2003 Chevy is going for $80,000, and it could end your search of used food trucks for sale. To see the full details for this food truck (yes, an overload of pictures are included), make sure to check out this link. You can also see the features of this truck below.

While the price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping, you are still getting a high-end food truck here. Not only that, but this mobile kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need to succeed in the food truck industry. In no time, you could be cooking up a storm in the kitchen in your very own food truck. Make this 2003 Chevy yours today.

This Food Truck Includes:

  • Royal 40/50LB Deep fryer
  • 60” Vulcan Flat Top Griddle
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • 1 AC unit
  • Cummins Onan Commercial Generator

 

Used Food Trucks For Sale

2004 Freightliner Diesel 18ft Food Truck – $83,000.00

$83,000 is all it takes to make your dream of joining the food truck industry come true. Not only that, but for $83,000, you will be getting a fully equipped food truck, and a high-end one at that. This mobile kitchen has everything you need when it comes to cooking up your amazing recipes in food truck fashion. The specifications/features of this truck can be found below.

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 18ft Freightliner
  • True T19 Refrigerator
  • True T19F Freezer
  • TRUE TSSU-27 Sandwich Prep Station
  • 2-AF35-50 American Range Fryer
  • AR-6 American Range 6 Burner W/ Oven
  • AEMG-36 American Range Flat Top Griddle
  • AERB12 American Range Radiant Broiler
  • 3 Bay Propane Steam Table
  • All Stainless Walls, Counter Tops & Equipment Stands
  • Cummins Onan 6.5KW Propane Generator

If you are wanting to see pictures of this mobile kitchen, then you can find them here. This 2004 food truck is calling your name.

Used Food Trucks For Sale: What To Look For?

Prestige has been manufacturing trucks for years. When it comes to buying a used (or new) food truck, we know what to look for. Make sure that everything on your wish list has been addressed before deciding on a vehicle for you. If you aren’t quite sure what you are looking for, then we have you covered, and we will help you out during the entire process. Even if you have a general idea of what your dream food truck all needs, we will still help you out during the entire process.

Here is a list of some things we recommend you looking into:

Age

Just like a fine wine, a little age can be a defining feature of a food truck. Our used food trucks have been maintained/worked on by our elite team of craftsman. In every sense of the word, they are gurus when it comes to custom vehicle manufacturing and maintenance, and it 100 percent shows in their work. When you are browsing used food trucks for sale, it’s important to keep age in mind. If you are buying something from the 80s, then, well, don’t expect an all-star truck.

Miles

Miles also plays a big role in the food truck buying process. Ideally, the higher the miles, the cheaper the truck should cost. If a company is willing to guarantee the truck and all of the equipment, and there are warranties attached (more from that later), then the amount of miles becomes less of a worry. The main thing: You want to be sure your food truck is going to go strong in the short-term and long-term.

Manufacturer

Know the manufacturer. If you are about to buy a mobile kitchen from a manufacturer that has bad ratings, then you should probably steer clear from said manufacturer altogether, even if the deal seems too good to pass up on paper. Just do your homework. If the manufacturer has good ratings/reviews, and if it is willing to work with you on everything when it comes to making your dream come true, then you know you have found a winner. The key is to find a manufacturer that not only specializes in great work but customer service as well.

Warranty/Guarantee

Here’s the deal: If you buy a food truck and all of the equipment for cheap, then you better hope it comes with some form of warranty/guarantee. That is why you can’t skip corners when purchasing your food truck. The last thing you want is for your truck to break down shortly after buying it. That is why warranties are a must, and you need to find a manufacturer that provides them. This is a serious investment you are about to make, and it needs to be backed up via warranty/guarantee. If it’s not, then you are asking for trouble.

Used Food Trucks For Sale On Craigslist

If you are looking for used food trucks for sale on Craigslist, we strongly recommend you end that search immediately. While, yes, there might be some reliable sellers on Craigslist, this is your food truck business we are talking about. This is a very expensive investment. It is your future.

Not only could some Craigslist deals be a scam (just search Google to see all of the scams Craigslist has brought to the table over the years), but a food truck could be of poor quality on Craigslist, and it might not come with any warranties. Reminder: Warranties are a must.

If you want a quality food truck, one that comes with warranties and also doesn’t have the word “scam” written all over it, then you should be searching for a mobile kitchen at a place like Prestige, not a place like Craigslist. With Craigslist, you never know what you are going to get, and you surely don’t know if you can trust the seller or not.

Used Food Trucks For Sale On eBay

If you are searching for an eBay truck (aka a food truck for sale on eBay), then you might want to reconsider.

Here’s the deal: With a company like Prestige Food Trucks, you can customize your mobile kitchen to fit all of your needs. In every way imaginable, Prestige is a one-stop shop for food truck buying. The same thing cannot be said about eBay — well, at least not in every single case, that is.

Would you buy something for $70,000-plus before seeing it in person? We sure hope not. With eBay, you might not be able to see your food truck in person, and that is a huge red flag, and a very avoidable one. On top of that, shipping could be a hassle. After all, you aren’t simply buying a pair of headphones — you are buying a food truck!

If you buy a food truck on eBay that is not perfect (and it more than likely won’t be), then you are either stuck with said food truck and the way the kitchen is set up, or you are going to have to pay even more money to get it to fit your needs. An eBay truck that you have in mind might not fit the local codes, regulations and requirements, either. If that is the case, then you are wasting a ton of money.

Used Food Trucks For Sale

Used Food Truck Equipment

When it comes to used food truck equipment, there are a few things you should be looking for: (1) Will the equipment in question fit inside your truck? (2) Is the equipment reliable/does it come with a warranty? (3) Is the kitchen equipment enough? Sure, it might fit in your truck and it might be reliable, but will it get the job done? Will it cook up the food in a timely fashion and in the proper manner?

Buying used food truck equipment might be a risk, but as long as it actually fits inside your truck, and comes with some form of warranty, you are cutting down the risk factor dramatically. Don’t settle for food truck equipment because it is cheap. Used or not, it needs to fit all of your needs. This is your business we are talking about, and it needs to be equipped with the proper materials so you can succeed in the food truck industry.

Conclusion

Above all else, be smart while you are browsing food trucks for sale. Make sure a certain food truck fits all of your needs. It should have quality written all over it, and the person/company selling it should be just as invested in the building of your truck as you are. That is why Prestige Food Trucks is a top-notch option when it comes to all things related to food trucks.

Note: You wouldn’t buy food from a place with awful reviews, would you? So you shouldn’t buy a food truck and all of the equipment from a place with terrible reviews either.

The most important thing to do when it comes to buying a food truck is your homework, and that is where our used food trucks for sale buying guide comes into play. We hope this guide has helped you along your journey.

The next step? Now that you have all of this information down, the next step is actually pulling the trigger, actually buying your food truck and all of the equipment.

If you would like a quote, Prestige has you covered. Follow this link to request a custom quote.

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