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Anybody use a "shipping container," for storage of equ, etc. #5978767 10/15/15 03:30 PM
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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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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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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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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.
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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.

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Have looked at them in the past, used ones for 2500.


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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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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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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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Yep, I think I was quoted about 3 grand when I was looking at them. That was delivered price.


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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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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
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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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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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I bought a 40' hc container about 2 years ago. Paid $3050 painted and delivered from Justin in graham tx. Great people to deal with.

Had issues with mice getting in my ranger. Now I keep my mower, ranger, skid steer, and corn in it. Best investment I have made in that reguard. Not only for mice but for security as well.

I'm saving now for them to rough build another 40' hc so I can finish a live in. Priced me to add 2 Windows, commercial metal door, studs and spray foam. Price on that will be $8100 delivered. Better than a cabin build and won't have rodent problems.

They have several "grades" to choose from. Just tell them you want one that is water tight. New ones are pretty expensive.

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Please send me photos when you get your "cabin" done. I was thinking about that also, and my wife hates mice. This might work for us. Is it going to have plumbing for bathroom, electric wiring for lights etc included at that price?


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Please send me photos when you get your "cabin" done. I was thinking about that also, and my wife hates mice. This might work for us. Is it going to have plumbing for bathroom, electric wiring for lights etc included at that price?

I know a ranch that has 3 of them for sale. Two are bunk beds and bathroom only and one is a kitchen, bathroom and 1 bedroom. All have central heat/A/C units.


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Could you pm me the ranch name or number, Thank you.


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Originally Posted By: Cast
...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...


We rent a 40' high cube from this place. Keep a ext cab f150 and a Ranger crew in it. Not so much for security, more so for the weather and to keep the rats/mice/etc from tearing them up.

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Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
you need 2 rail road ties per container, ,,,, more than that container may warp


Is that right? One on each of the end supports with nothing in the middle? I mean, I know that's how the rail cars carry them. I'd have figured you'd need one in the middle at the very least to keep it from sagging over time.

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Definitely call Justin in Graham. They can custom build yours however you want. Airtight, watertight, no rodents, easy to lock up & secure. We have 5 on my lease. They ain't cheap up front, but pay for themselves. Easy to transport also, if need be.

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


Is that right? One on each of the end supports with nothing in the middle? I mean, I know that's how the rail cars carry them. I'd have figured you'd need one in the middle at the very least to keep it from sagging over time.


We poured 3 ribbons of concrete on our 20 foot but it is fully finished out. We got 4 beds (2 full/2 twin) washer/dryer, tiled shower, toilet, sink, storage. Finished wood trim/paneling though out and did a sliding glass door. If you can do it yourself or contract it you will have a nicer cabin than home.

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


Is that right? One on each of the end supports with nothing in the middle? I mean, I know that's how the rail cars carry them. I'd have figured you'd need one in the middle at the very least to keep it from sagging over time.


We poured 3 ribbons of concrete on our 20 foot but it is fully finished out. We got 4 beds (2 full/2 twin) washer/dryer, tiled shower, toilet, sink, storage. Finished wood trim/paneling though out and did a sliding glass door. If you can do it yourself or contract it you will have a nicer cabin than home.


You did all that in a 20 foot?

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Originally Posted By: Shotgun Willie
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
you need 2 rail road ties per container, ,,,, more than that container may warp


Is that right? One on each of the end supports with nothing in the middle? I mean, I know that's how the rail cars carry them. I'd have figured you'd need one in the middle at the very least to keep it from sagging over time.


yes,

1 tie 10 ft in from each end

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