Selling Coney Island Hot Dogs

- Sonny
(Coolidge, Az)

Sonny's Dream Job is a Coney Islands Vendor

Sonny's Dream Job is a Coney Islands Vendor

I would buy a hot dog cart to pull behind my motorhome, decide on a good Cincinnati hot dog chili, set up my cart at swap meets all over the country and sell Coney Islands every where I can. The ideal Coney Island consists of a steamed bun, with mustard, beef wiener, chili, onions, and shredded cheese on top.....ummmm!


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A Possible Problem -- and a Solution

Selling hot dogs is a great idea and I think some workampers may already be doing that.

A problem that may exist with your concept is that towing the cart long distances at high speeds may not work well on the wheels and axles of the cart. In addition, by towing the cart, it eliminates your ability to bring along a "toad." In the event you wish to sight see, shop, or explore the area, you will be without a vehicle. You will also need a vehicle to tow your cart to the sales site. My suggestion therefore would be to tow a box trailer that will be big enough hold your vehicle and the cart.

Another obstacle will be that you may be required to obtain licenses from the different municipalities that you work in. You will need to research that and plan in advance.

Excluding the above, your idea is a good one.

Coney Island Hot Dog Cart

I just saw an awesome hot dog cart on EBAY for auction. It was awesome. I have done vending before and have always wanted a food concession myself.

I have some great places for you to vend if you go forward with it. You have to get up way too early, stand on your feet in the heat, and work hard but it pays off....

Email me for more info on places and spaces.

Dreaming of a Coney Island Stand

Hi Sonny,

They say that having a clear vision is a huge part of realizing any dream. If that's the case, you are well on your way to making your dream of having a Coney Island stand or cart come true! Your description of those specially decked out 'dogs sounds awfully good.

Thanks for sharing your dream job. Thanks, Frank and Ann, too, for your comments and suggestions to help.


Here's a Way You CAN Sell Coney Dogs as a FT RVer

Start with a vision - check
Determine the end goal - check
Do your resarch - in progress
Set a target date - in progress ?
Put $$ aside - in progress ?
Jump in - .....

We know FT RVers who travel to select events selling the Texas Twister drink - at a very NICE profit on $6 each. This 60's+ couple are able to take a cruise every year and get back to visit family in between events.

Being food vendors they have to get licenses for each event + supplies. They either make the provisions run right before the event or have the supplies(ice) delivered to the event during set-up. They live in a 36' toyhauler, pulled by a Chevy 2500.

All of their pop-up 10x10 tent + tables + event supplies fit packed nicely in the back of the toy hauler. They also keep at their home base RV lot a small utility trailer that they can pull to close-by events if they decide not to take the toy hauler.

This is a great way to "make-it-so" and it works very well for them. Even their two children have the same set-up - the whole family makes a good living at event sales of the Texas Twister fruit drink and they all work where and when they want to.

Here's a good websource for finding info about events across the USA ... Festival Network Online

Wishing you GR8 success.

Terry & Candace
RVingFT -- working on it :-)

Texas Twister Drink

Can you please tell me, what is the Texas Twister drink? I have never heard of it before.

Coleen, the RVing editor comments:

It is a specialty drink made with freshly squeezed citrus juice (oranges, lemons, or limes), a cherry, and whatever other ingredients are in the secret recipe. They are sold at concession stands at fairs, festivals, and similar events. And, yes, they are looking for people to run concession trailers.

Texas Twister Drinks do offer a business opportunity for RVers. They provide a complete set up and you work events, setting up the concession stand, working the shows, and tearing down at the end. You can find more about it on their website at

Go to the Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers blog.

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