A bit of a new guy here (point and laugh now....and stop), and I've recently scouted a farm property only 5 minutes from my house, and have conversed with the property owner about dropping a 20' shipping container to store my bike(s).
The land is mostly dirt and crushed gravel, relatively level, and wide open (no tree cover at all).
Now onto my concern: the containers that I was looking to purchase were the basic dry-containers, not insulated, and being from Toronto, we range from 35*C with 100% humidity, to bone chilling -30*c weather. This will cause moisture buildup, and become really hot inside in the summer. Is this a big concern for long-term storage? Any brilliant ideas to mitigate or at least lessen the effects of moisture/huge temperature swings?
I'm not going to be storing a $40k harley, it'll be a modest GS500 and SV650, but I'd like to look into the long term, and minimize potential problems. I've thought about insulating with spray foam ($$$), painting the outsides a bright, full-gloss white paint, to pushing it up against a tall hedge that is on the east side of the property to at least give some sun protection for morning/afternoon.
Anyone have tips/tricks for long term storage in a shipping container?
Thank you all in advance--awesome site of knowledge.