Last updated on January 25th, 2024 at 07:55 pm
If you are an owner of a minivan or SUV, you may be wondering if you can fit a king sized mattress inside the vehicle.
If you are moving or just transporting a king sized mattress from one location to another, it can be much cheaper and more convenient to use your own vehicle compared to renting a moving truck or van.
But before making the decision to move a king sized bed with your minivan or SUV, it’s important to research the actual measurements ahead of time to avoid frustration and possible damages.
This article will explain the exact measurements and dimensions of a king sized mattress and minivan/SUV helping you decide if using your own vehicle is possible.
Will A King Sized Mattress Fit In A Minivan Or SUV?
Yes, a king sized mattress will fit inside a minivan and large SUV’s in most cases providing the mattress can be folded over to form a U-shape and the seats of the van can be removed or stored under the floor. A king sized bed will not fit laying flat or standing vertical in either a minivan or SUV.
King sized mattresses that can’t be folded over will not fit inside a minivan or SUV. You can contact the mattress manufacturer to find out if your mattress can be folded without damaging it.
How big is a king sized mattress?
A standard king sized mattress is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. California king mattresses are slightly longer and narrower. They measure 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. Wyoming King mattresses measure 84 inches wide and 84 inches long. Alaska king mattresses measure 108 inches wide and 108 inches long.
SUV and minivan cargo dimensions
The available cargo space in an SUV or minivan will vary based on make and model.
The SUV with the largest cargo space is the Chevrolet Traverse which has 98.2 cubic feet of space. Depending on your front seat positions, there can be up to 90.5 inches in length from the seat back to the rear hatch.
You can fit a king sized mattress in the Chevrolet Traverse provided the mattress is folded.
The minivan with the largest cargo space is the Toyota Sienna which has 150 cubic feet of space. A king sized mattress will fit inside this minivan.
Will A King Size Mattress Fit In A Cargo Van?
Yes, a king mattress should have no problem fitting inside a cargo van. Most cargo vans can accommodate the full length of a king mattress.
Most cargo vans have a maximum width of 67 inches, which is 9 inches less than the width of a standard king and 5 inches less than the width of a California king.
You will need to lay the mattress on an angle as it will not fit laying flat on the floor.
How to protect your mattress when moving
Once you have confirmed that your king sized mattress will fit in your vehicle, it’s a good idea to protect it from damage.
If you plan on folding the mattress as mentioned above, you can use a mattress bag for protection.
Even if you are not folding the mattress, it’s a good idea to use a mattress protector. These mattress bags do a great job in keeping your mattress clean and damage free. They also offer handles which make lifting and transporting heavy mattresses much easier.
Can you strap a king sized mattress to the top of a vehicle?
If you are unable to fit a king sized mattress into your vehicle, you may be tempted to tie it to the roof.
Depending on your location, it may be against the law to do this. In the USA, it is not necessarily illegal, but it can be based on a number of factors.
You need to consider vehicle size limits, mounting options, driving with an obstructed view, and a number of other items. It’s best to research your local laws regarding moving items that are attached to your vehicle.
Not only are there laws to consider, but safety is a huge concern. Strapping a king sized mattress to the roof of a vehicle is not a safe idea for obvious reasons.
If you are unsure of how to safely attach a mattress to your roof, it’s best to avoid it all together.
Consider other options like renting a cargo van or having the mattress delivered by a local company.