Month: January 2016

Advantages of a Hunting Cabin Container

Advantages of a Hunting Cabin ContainerBuilding a conventional hunting cabin is expensive, and the cost of insurance can make an RV out of reach financially. A better solution could be a hunting cabin container for a number of reasons.


One of the biggest advantages to a hunting cabin container is the fact that it is portable. This feature is especially desirable if you lease hunting land, as you can simply pack up your container and take it with you when your lease is up. You’ll also appreciate portability if you regularly hunt in several different areas, but do not wish to build a permanent structure everywhere you hunt.


A shipping container is highly customizable, allowing you to add features such as a covered front porch, windows, or a traditional door to make your container feel more homelike. You may also divide your container into separate areas for cooking and sleeping to ensure you have adequate privacy. Whether you are looking for a cabin that will provide you with protection against the weather, or in need of more comfortable camping accommodations, one of our shipping containers can easily fit the bill.


Our sturdy steel containers are meant to withstand even the harshest elements. While winds outside roar, you’ll barely feel a breeze while tucked safely inside your hunting cabin container. Its solid steel construction is also fireproof, making it ideal for locations that are prone to wildfires. You’ll find the tightly-sealed roof provides ample protection from leaks, even during the most severe downpours. The odds of a container cabin being damaged from falling tree limbs is extremely low, making it one of the safest places to ride out a heavy storm. These are just a few advantages you could realize from a hunting cabin container. To find out more, contact GOContainers today!.

The Benefits of Custom Containers

The Benefits of Custom ContainersCreativity is an important part of life. When your creativity requires you gaining extra space, custom containers provide it in any shape you need. While there are many places to purchase a standard container, GOContainers offers custom-made solutions. There are a variety of benefits these types of containers offer to our clients.

  • Our portable containers give you the ability to store your items on site. Rather, then traveling to another location, keep your items close by.
  • Portability also means that if you need an extra space to use for an office or something on site. You don’t have to worry about doing paperwork or anything if the weather gets bad.
  • A custom container can be shaped to fit any type of item. This means instead of using the typical square boxes, you can store anything you wish.
  • Along with customizing the shape, we can also customize the size of the container to fit your needs.
  • Typically, a storage container has two hinged doors on one end. When you design a custom container, you can keep this type of door or change it to something more accessible.

Contact us today for more information on purchasing your custom container. We look forward to providing the storage solution you are in search of.

Consumer Warning: Carefully Examine Your Purchase Decision

When reviewing all your quotes, consider who you are buying from and what you will be getting for your hard earned money. At GOContainers, LLC we have a simple yet powerful statement that is aimed to protect container buyers from unscrupulous sellers making false claims with misleading information…

“If you can’t touch it or see it…don’t pay for it until you can!” 

There are a lot of container “brokers”, mainly from out of state, preying on trusting people whose only concern is how many people they can persuade to send them money up front. They ask for money up front because after taking your money, they start looking for a container to buy which will be “1st out of stack”, sight unseen by them AND YOU!! That just doesn’t make sense unless you can pay C.O.D. then you’ll see what I am talking about!

That’s why we suggest you inspect the container you have been quoted before you pay for it! If you are unable to inspect your container in person, you should, at least, be offered a full set of photos so you have a good idea of what you’re buying. 

GOContainers has yards/depots in the same few strategic cities in Texas that shipping lines terminate and redistribute containers…Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and El Paso. We are a direct seller of shipper-owned containers meaning…

“As a direct seller of shipper-owned containers, There is no middle-man men when you buy from GOContainers.”

We not only have photos of our container inventory, but we boldly post them on our continually updated website PLUS the PRICE CATEGORY in which they are offered…how’s that for confidence! On top of that, we don’t ask for payment until we deliver your container* 

“We strive to earn business the good old fashioned way…trustworthiness with friendly service at a fair price.”

If you want the best value in shipping and storage containers, allow us the opportunity and you’ll see why our customers keep coming back to GOContainers!

Don’t Buy a Used Shipping Container…until you read this!!

When cargo shipping lines upgrade their intermodal container fleet, which typically range in length from 20 feet to 45 feet, they off-hire or off-lease those containers with only certain sellers strategically located in a select few cities across North America. These dealers of shipper-owned containers also know as Container Depots or Container Yards, are 1st line sellers and have the first option to purchase them.

As a first level sellers of shipper-owned containers like GOContainers, we usually have containers in better conditions than 2nd level and 3rd level brokers commonly know as “the middleman”. The greater number of shipper-owned containers bought from the cargo shipping lines, the greater the price break to the shipper-owned container sellers like GOContainers.

GOContainers is one of just a handful of those volume buyers BUT we differ from all the rest because when we purchase containers at a discount, THE SAVINGS ARE PASSED ON TO OUR CUSTOMERS!

GOContainers can offer the lowest prices in America. We can do this because we have VERY LOW OVERHEAD obtained through 30 years of experience (since 1986) cutting our costs and focusing on VOLUME SALES RATHER THAN PROFIT PER SALE!

Other benefits of doing business with the GOContainers are:

  • Our family has owned and operated business since 1986.
  • Our prices simply cannot be beaten on like containers, comparing apples-to-apples
  • Highest quality and condition
  • We don’t ask for any money upfront…you pay when delivered (modification project are the exception)
  • Physically pick the container you want (by appointment only due to volume)
  • If you are unable to inspect containers in person, we have pictures on our website of our available containers in each of our locations
  • Prompt and reliable delivery including 40’ tilt-bed/roll-off trailers, 20’ tilt-bed/roll-off wrecker as well as a flatbed trailer and chassis delivery which could mean DELIVERY COST SAVINGS to you.
  • Custom Modifications & Installations (paint, turbines, lock boxes, doors, etc. (varies by location)
  • An intermodal container (also container, freight container, ISO container, shipping container, hi-cube container, box, conex box and sea can) is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. “Intermodal” indicates that the container can be moved from one mode of transport to another from ship, to rail, to truck without unloading and reloading the contents of the container. Lengths of containers, which each has a unique ISO 6346 reporting mark, vary from 8 feet to 56 feet and heights from 8.0’ to 9’6”. There are approximately 17 million intermodal containers in the world of varying types to suit different cargoes.

The Challenges of Building a Shipping Container Structure

The Challenges of Building a Shipping Container StructureIf you’re absolutely in love with the corrugated, industrial and modular look that’s distinctive of shipping-container structures, then you’re definitely right on-trend! And as it turns out, this aesthetic coupled with the extreme security against break-ins that steel containers offer might well be one of the most appealing factors when it comes to deciding to build with shipping containers.

It’s a decision that warrants careful consideration, though. For one thing, it’s debatable whether building with containers will save you money. What’s more, your construction team will require absolute competence when it comes to the science of these modular structures—not to mention a flawless understanding of various methods of insulating. Nevertheless, people are still eagerly choosing to build with containers—and they’re doing it, quite often, without regret!

Numerous current articles detail the ins and outs of container building, and even a quick perusal of the readily available literature reveals certain themes:

  1. Research and expertise are required when it comes to insulation. In fact, without a foolproof insulation plan in place before the construction work begins, issues with condensation, roof-ventilation, excessive wind noise, and of course heating-and-cooling challenges can arise. Again, the key is expertise: it’s repeatedly recommended that your contractor should have plenty of experience building with containers.
  2. Especially with a “stacked” design it’s crucial to understand a container’s structural ability and how this can work modularly—in other words, know the most efficient way to keep the load-bearing walls strong. Whenever possible, don’t cut the containers, since they’ll need to be steel-reinforced and welded when they’re cut. Again, a structural engineer with container experience will prove invaluable.
  3. Know local building codes before you buy your land. That way you can avoid as many limitations as possible and choose the best location based on how your design fits into the codes.
  4. Examine all possible hidden costs, and don’t assume that a container structure is necessarily going to be cheaper than a conventional building. It cannot be overstated that a good structural engineer can save you money. Some cost-cutting tips include minimizing cutting and therefore welding and steel-reinforcement costs, and, most important, have your entire plan in place before you begin—details that might be easily added or altered as an afterthought with a traditional structure, such as those involving holes in the steel for plumbing and wiring, frequently require invasive backtracking when it comes to container buildings.
  5. Foremost, though, know and trust the company from which you buy your containers. Many builders report preventable problems that stem from the very beginning—from the purchase of their containers. For example, make sure you understand the advantages of barely-used containers, known as “one-trip” containers, and what great savings they can offer. Choose a company with the experience and knowledge necessary to explain every aspect of possible container choices: don’t get stuck with an inappropriate container because all your options weren’t fully explained to you.

Nothing can beat the security or the novel appearance of a container dwelling, and many folks who have undergone the challenges of building such structures wouldn’t change a thing.

To make sure that you, too, are a satisfied shipping container customer, whether you’re building or simply storing or transporting, contact us before your project begins!