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Yard Perfect
01-06-2004, 01:46 AM
I am looking to lease/rent space for my trailer and other equipment. We live in a residential neighborhood and I feel that I need to get my ever increasing equipment away from the house. The location is within 10 minutes, under fenced lock and key, landlord will provide a dry storage unit for power equipment, he also offered to let me drop grass on the property if I spread it out a bit. Electricity available. All this for a $100 a month. Seems like a good deal, but realize that I have docked at home for free for the last 5+ years. I have about 60 accounts that pay me about $1000 a year, so the money works and I am now looking to expand for the first time. Feedback would be appreciated.


01-06-2004, 01:53 AM
Wow, That would be a dream come true for me, jump on that:blob4:

01-06-2004, 01:56 AM
HMMMM i get a 12' by 28' storage unit on gravel for only $40 a month. Lock and key in a nice neighborhood just 5 mins from my house. Electirc included. I guess i got lucky. :D

01-06-2004, 02:34 AM
How big ofa space are you getting for $100? How big of a trailer are you going to park there? I have a 10 x20' storage unit that I back my trailer in at night for $52 a month. If I have to unload the trailer and park it outside every night(which I might have to next year wiht a bigger trailer) It will cost me more.
so if your getting inside storage space and outside parking space and dumping space, that might not be to bad a price.

01-06-2004, 02:51 AM
consider yourselves very lucky. I looked into a 10x20 storage unit a couple of years ago and the chepast price I found was $220 a month with no electric. Storage is sparse and very expensive around here.

01-06-2004, 03:30 AM
I'm renting a 10X30 store room with card key site access, video cameras every where and an on site resident manager for $145/month. No electric but I do own a 3500 watt diesel generator that I use for power.

Before you commit, be sure to measure the door width. A 10' store room might only have an 8' door. Make sure you can back your trailer in without a major squeeze or hassle.

One more thing, the rent is tax deductable

01-06-2004, 06:11 AM
Wow. I've got a 10 by 30 space with electric, and a large RV parking space in the back lot and that runs me $260 a month. Thinking about moving to a 20 by 20 space in the spring.

LB Landscaping
01-06-2004, 08:54 AM
Around here the average garage for storgae STARTS at $500. I'd jump on it.

01-06-2004, 09:32 AM
10x30 space $190 month

01-06-2004, 11:10 AM
10 x 20 with electric $52 per month here 10% discount if you pay up front.

01-06-2004, 11:47 AM
At the place I work out of, there is a ton of commercial guys that work out of it. There are 3 total lawn companies, a bunch of painters, an asphalt paver, a couple carpenters, the local Lays wholesaler, a local small airline, a couple trucking companies, etc. I dig that there's so many working people, but the regular people that store stuff there get in the way so much. On the weekends, and during the early evening, there is usually at least one jerk that blocks off an entire lane between the buildings because they think the storage space is a loading dock. There is no reason to back up to the door and block the isle. If you pull along side the door, parallel to the isle, you can still get in there and load/unload the same. I can't tell you how often I've gotten into arguments trying to get people to move their cars after they've blocked me off.

Had I the money, I'd build my own warehouse/storage area for local commercial people to work out of. No civilians allowed. Unfortunately, far too many warehouses around here are geared toward large companies, not smaller people that need less space. Were one available, I think I'd jump on it and move.


DFW Area Landscaper
01-06-2004, 12:38 PM
$159 on a 10 X 25 covered with no electricity. On sight management (lives there) with cameras and security gate.

New phase going in and they'll have a 12 X 25 available for $189/mo. Think I'll do it. I could use the extra space when backing that trailer in.

DFW Area Landscaper

01-06-2004, 04:04 PM
Go for it!!!!!!
Call the landlord now!!!!!!!

01-06-2004, 06:47 PM
All of thse rates are much cheaper where you guys are. I currently rent a single parking spot for an 18' enclosed trailer in my lot for $200.00 per month. An average sized shop around here w/ minimal electric and no water will easily fetch $750.00

01-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Damn I get jealous when I read some of these cheap storage prices!

I rent a 10'x20', no electric for $125 and that's the cheapest in my area!

Just e-mailed another storage place near by and a 12'x25', no electric is $269.
They have a 12'x12' that's $169.
And to rent a parking space for an enclosed trailer would be $59.

It's friggin' crazy! I gotta find something larger, but I can't pay those prices! I look in the paper every week and am hoping to just get lucky one day.

01-06-2004, 10:03 PM
I pay $65 per mo. for a 12x24 no electric, lock and key, concrete floor. Good deal for the area, but looking to buy 2.4 acres right up the road to build a shop on for my Dad and I to work out of. Both places are onle 10 min. from the house.

J Hisch
01-06-2004, 11:47 PM
20'x40' for 250.00 per month electric, and truck parking, Dumpster