MI-BOX vs. U-Haul – A Comparison

Mobile moving and storage is a very competitive industry, which is great for consumers because there are so many options to choose from. This also means that there are tough decisions to be made! Here is a quick comparison between MI-BOX and U-Box moving and storage solutions.


Features & BenefitsU-HaulMI-BOX
Self StorageYesYes
Self MovingYesYes
Local 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 LocationYesYes
Security 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 DriversYesYes
Professional Moving HelpYesYes
Residential Moving & StorageYesYes
Business Moving & StorageYesYes
Commercial Moving & StorageYesYes
Renovations Moving & StorageYesYes
Emergency 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’








900 cubic feet

(3X) 8’ x 5’ x 7.5’


1024 cubic feet

16’ x 8’ x 8’








1200 cubic feet

(4X) 8’ x 5’ x 7.5’


1280 cubic feet

20’ x 8’ x 8’








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

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