MI-BOX vs. U-Haul – A Comparison

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Features & BenefitsU-HaulMI-BOXSelf StorageYesYesSelf MovingYesYesLocal Service/SupportNoYes – The customer works with the same MI-BOX representative from the beginning to the end of their experience. This means that if there are any issues, there’s no “passing the buck.”Secure Storage On-SiteYesYes – Also, free and easy access to your container.Secure Storage At Your LocationYesYesSecurity FeaturesBoxes latch in three different placesLarge full-width doors provide easy access inside the storage containers and are securely lockable.Container Materials
    • Pressure treated plywood – covered with weather resistant cover when delivered.
  • Wood provides limited resistance to mold. The main downside to wood constructed boxes is that the wood expands and contracts based on the outside temperature which can cause cracking and leaking.
    • Wall panels are made of DURA-PLATE paneling, which is the same material that all highway truck trailers are made out of. It’s very lightweight, extremely durable, and helps to reflect sunlight, which reduces the amount the container can heat up in the warmer months. All of these features diminish condensation issues. The floor panels are made of wood, which assists with moisture absorption.
  • All storage units have a one-piece seamless roof to keep stored items clean, dry and safe. Each container is designed to allow air circulation throughout the unit protecting its stored contents from moisture and mildew.For more info, check out: http://mobilecontainersales.com/8ft_mobile_storage_vault/
Moving DriversYesYesProfessional Moving HelpYesYesConvenientYesYesSecureYesYesDurableYesYesResidential Moving & StorageYesYesBusiness Moving & StorageYesYesCommercial Moving & StorageYesYesRenovations Moving & StorageYesYesEmergency Moving & StorageYesYes
U-Box Size (LxWxH)MI-BOX Size     (LxWxH)U-Box PriceMI-Box Price
300 cubic feet 8’ x 5’ x 7.5’ 512 cubic feet 8’ x 8’ x 8’  $125 $0.41/ft3  $169 $0.33/ft3
900 cubic feet (3X) 8’ x 5’ x 7.5’ 1024 cubic feet 16’ x 8’ x 8’  $375 $0.41/ft3  $229 $0.22/ft3
1200 cubic feet (4X) 8’ x 5’ x 7.5’ 1280 cubic feet 20’ x 8’ x 8’  $500 $0.41/ft3  $299 $0.23/ft3

Add More Space, Better Value, Exceptional Service. That’s what you get when you choose MI-BOX.

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