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#5978767 - 10/15/15 10:30 AM Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc.
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I'm thinking of getting a storage container to put all my equipment in, plus my tractor, just to keep it all dry, safe, etc. However, a 40 foot one costs about $5,500 plus $300 delivery. I can get several medal carports for that price to put stuff under. Any thoughts on this?
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#5978773 - 10/15/15 10:35 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I looked at that too, for deer camp. I love the idea of it, but can't get past the price. I worked with a place in Graham that wanted 5 grand for a new one with free delivery, or will rent it for 100 bucks a month. What I really like is the portability.

If you get one, new is better as those things usually will leak.
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#5978778 - 10/15/15 10:37 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I've considered getting one as well, but heard they were more in the $2k range.

Cant think off the top of my head who/what the source was. Maybe it was just a case of hearing what I wanted to hear? Or has anybody else heard of being able to get them at a lower price?
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#5978791 - 10/15/15 10:45 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I bought one that was delivered for around $2800-$3000 that was a 40'. I got the taller model and had them ad vents on each end for air circulation. Need to check the roof out since some will leak after a while if you get a lot of rain. I would also suggest painting the roof white with one of roof coatings that keep it much cooler inside. I only had doors on one end.
http://www.square1containers.com/
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#5978859 - 10/15/15 11:20 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I got a 40' tall one delivered for around the same price as stxranchman. Think it was just over $2,800. You can find them cheaper, but you have to make sure they are in good shape. Definitely make sure the roof is good!!! Painting the roof white is definitely a good idea. Most come with small vents, but you might want to add some or enlarge them...they can get very hot. I've even seen some people use a fan/vent, like this:



I went and picked mine out at a container yard in Houston and I went after it rained to see if there was any leaking form the roof. I put mine on rail road ties that I partially buried...I think we did 5 of them and spaced them out equally. If you are handy with a welder, you should make a lock box, and that way you can lock it up with just one lock, and make it very difficult for people to use bolt cutters to get in. The guy at the yard did it for me for about $75...which is a common add on at container places. I also suggest getting some high end locks...ones that you can't cut off with bolt cutters.


Also, as stranchman mentioned, get the taller model...think it is 9.5' as opposed to an 8' ceiling. It's worth it.


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (10/15/15 11:27 AM)
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#5978861 - 10/15/15 11:22 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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Have looked at them in the past, used ones for 2500.
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#5978910 - 10/15/15 12:03 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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#5979035 - 10/15/15 01:17 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
I'm thinking of getting a storage container to put all my equipment in, plus my tractor, just to keep it all dry, safe, etc. However, a 40 foot one costs about $5,500 plus $300 delivery. I can get several medal carports for that price to put stuff under. Any thoughts on this?



If you just need dry space and security isn't a factor car ports are good if you have a wall on one side free standing unless you get 0 wind can be annoying. I have seen some lean-to's on the side of storage containers or carports next to them in my mind would be ideal. A car port would be much more cost effective for tractor and implements. Small stuff and valuables a container.
Storage containers get narrow just remember everything you put in fist comes out last. Some have more doors and access points than other but still with a mountain of stuff it can be a chore.
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#5979152 - 10/15/15 02:24 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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We have one that we keep our side by side, 4 wheeler, ect in. It works great and has plenty of space to store stuff in. In ETX we have had some security issues, but every since we got the container, not a single issue. We also have never had any problems with anything leaking. Only downside is those suckers get HOT during the summer, but I only get in it when I am getting stuff out or putting it up. I would recommend one.

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#5979158 - 10/15/15 02:26 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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We have two. Thing I like is they have been vermin proof for the last 9 years. They do get hot, and like anything they will not keep a good thief out. Just the piece of mind over a ten year period will be worth the cost. And you can convert them to small campers which is hard to do with a carport....
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#5979234 - 10/15/15 03:20 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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Yep, I think I was quoted about 3 grand when I was looking at them. That was delivered price.
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#5979327 - 10/15/15 04:19 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Yep, I think I was quoted about 3 grand when I was looking at them. That was delivered price.


How'd that work out for you bolt
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#5979336 - 10/15/15 04:26 PM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I have 2 40 ft that i keep tractor, implements and UTV in

other one I'll convert to living space

you need 2 rail road ties per container, ,,,, more than that container may warp


40ft, with 9'6" ceiling goes for around $2750

check out this company in Justin, TX
If you talk to Shelly or Robin tell them I referred you
great folks to deal with, and fair price

www.swingliftusa.com

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#5980000 - 10/16/15 01:14 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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Our 20 foot one was $3k but it was new and made it into a cabin. I would expect used to be much less. We couldn't get a 40 foot in camp. Best investment ever.

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#5980030 - 10/16/15 05:03 AM Re: Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. [Re: Mr. T.]
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I bought a 20 ft one last year from the guy on CL that is from Graham. I think it was about $2,300 delivered. I bought it due to theft problems. I store my 4 wheelers and other stuff in there.

Yessir, they do get hot in the summer.
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