If you are moving or perhaps relocating a ping pong table from one location to another, you may be curious if a ping pong table will fit inside a minivan.
Moving a ping pong table is not a difficult task but it can be frustrating if it doesn’t fit in the minivan you are using.
It’s important to know that not all ping-pong tables are the same size and not all minivans are the same size.
Knowing if the ping pong table that you have will fit in the minivan that you are using will help eliminate that frustration and make the move go much smoother.
Will A Ping Pong Table Fit In A Minivan?
Yes, in most cases a ping-pong table will fit in a minivan. But it depends on a few factors. The size of the ping pong table and the available cargo area of the minivan will be the biggest factors in determining if the table will fit. You also need to know if the ping pong table will fold in half and if the minivan has foldable or removable seats.
Most ping pong tables will fold in half. But if you happen to have one that doesn’t fold in half, it most likely will not fit inside the cargo area of a minivan.
This is due to the table being longer than the available length inside the van.
Ping pong table dimensions
As mentioned, ping pong tables are available in a variety of sizes. The dimensions of a standard ping-pong table are 9 feet long x 5 feet wide x 2.5 feet tall.
In centimeters, this is equal to 274.32 cm long x 152.4 cm wide x 76.2 cm tall.
If you prefer to use inches, this equals 108 inches long x 60 inches wide x 30 inches tall.
The height of the table is with the legs extended.
A ping pong table is similar in dimensions to a sheet of plywood with the difference being the table is 1 foot in length and width larger than the plywood.
Many people transport sheets of 4 x 8 plywood in their minivans, so if you can fit a ping pong table inside, you can easily fit a sheet of plywood.
Other ping pong tables are smaller in size so if the standard size will fit in the minivan, a smaller one will fit as well.
Now that you know the size of the ping pong table, let’s look at the dimensions of a minivan’s cargo area.
Minivan cargo area dimensions
Not all minivans are the same with regard to the available cargo space. Some have more space than others. So it’s important to measure the dimensions ahead of time to ensure a proper fit.
Most minivans will have inside cargo space dimensions of 84 inches long x 78 inches wide x 68 inches tall. The limiting measurement is the length as a ping pong table will fit width and height-wise, but it will be too long to fit inside the van.
Therefore, the table must be able to fold in half. Once it is folded, there should be no problem fitting the table inside. Most ping pong tables will have foldable legs as well, allowing for a better fit.
Even if the legs are not folded down, the table should still fit.
Keep in mind that in order for the table to fit, the minivan must have removable or fold-down seats like stow and go.
Examples of minivans that can fit a ping-pong table inside
- Dodge Caravan
- Toyota Sienna
- Honda Odyssea
- Kia Carnival
- Chrysler Pacifica
Other options for transporting a ping pong table
If you don’t own a minivan or have access to one, there are other options for you. Many car rental companies will rent both minivans and cargo vans.
If they are sold out of minivans, a cargo van will have plenty of space to fit a ping-pong table.
You can also look at hiring a delivery service but it is not the most affordable option. If you are purchasing a brand new ping-pong table from a store, ask if they have delivery available and perhaps they will work out a deal on delivering it for you.
If you don’t mind spending the extra cash for delivery, it will protect you from any damages during transit as the delivery company should be responsible for that.
So in most cases, a ping pong table will fit inside most minivans providing the table is able to fold in half and the seats of the van are foldable or removable. If you meet both of these criteria, transporting a ping pong table from one location to another is an easy task.