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Shipping Containers: The Modern Solution for Personal Storage Needs

Updated: May 21, 2023

Do you ever find yourself contemplating the same thing as countless others?

Well, let me pose a question to you: what's the first thing that comes to mind when you consider using a shipping container?

Perhaps you think about stashing your lawnmower, your various tools, or even the hoard of random objects around your home.

But, have you ever considered utilizing it to house an automobile? In this piece, we'll delve into the advantages and disadvantages of owning a shipping container for self-storage purposes. Moreover, I'll provide you with a specific example of how you can maximize its potential on your own property. Lastly, I'll divulge some insider tips on how to customize your container in order to cater to your individual needs.

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Pros And Cons Of Owning A Shipping Container For Personal Storage

The pros of owning a shipping container for personal storage are:

  • Portability

  • Easy to use – no assembly required

  • You can have it delivered directly to you

  • Use it immediately

  • They can be stacked on top of each other to save space

The cons of owning a shipping container are:

  • A permit may be needed depending on the jurisdiction where you live

  • Space on your property

  • Living in the city

  • Living in an homeowners association (HOA) community


Were you aware that shipping containers can be repurposed to store not only goods but also vehicles? Consider the scenario of utilizing a shipping container to house a pickup truck.

According to Google, the typical dimensions of a pickup truck are 19.8 feet in length, 6.7 feet in width, and 6.3 feet in height.

Now, let's examine the dimensions of a standard 20-foot Conex box, which measures 20 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet 6 inches in height. It is evident that a single pickup truck can indeed fit inside a 20-foot shipping container. However, it may prove to be a challenging feat to navigate out of the container once the vehicle is parked inside, with less than 2 feet of wiggle room. But there's no need to give up hope just yet. What's the solution, you ask?


shipping container customization

Are you aware that it is possible to tailor your shipping container to match your specific requirements?

US Conex provides you with the opportunity to do just that. Begin by purchasing a shipping container from us. Following that, complete our modification form and specify the additional features you wish to include in your container. One such feature could be a side door.

Surprisingly, you can indeed integrate a side door into your shipping container. This will allow you to effortlessly exit after parking your pickup truck inside. What an innovative idea! Another suggestion to enhance your container's functionality would be to install a few vents. This will aid in the dissipation of any gas fumes or heat buildup within your Conex box.


Now you know all about the pros and cons of owning a Conex box for self-storage. What you can use it for, as well as how you can customize it to fit your needs. Give us a call at 1 813 393 1279 or shoot us an email at We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our 20’ or 40’ shipping containers that we have for sale today!

​​Easy Shipping Container Delivery | US CONEX | Start by Getting a Quote or Call 1-813 393 1279

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