Match your mattress to the correct vehicle Most mattresses will not fit inside the trunk or hatch of the car. However, some vehicles are ideal for moving a single, double, double, queen or even extra-large mattress. For example, most mattresses of any size fit in a typical van. It is possible to fit a Twin mattress in a variety of car sizes.
If you are able to fold the mattress without damaging it, even better. A large sedan can fit on a king-size compressed mattress with some clever maneuvering. A medium to large size SUV can carry one relatively easily. Did you know that it is even possible to transport a compressed Twin mattress on a bicycle? There are many reasons why someone might want to transport a mattress with a car.
But most people who do it for the first time are worried if the bed will fit. The truth is that most cars are not suitable for transporting mattresses, especially large ones, such as king or queen size ones. But get your head up, all is not lost. A mattress can still fit inside a car if the latter is more spacious than the dimensions of the bed.
You'll also need to be careful to organize your mattress so that it doesn't interfere with your vision (or that of another driver). To place the mattress, all seats must be folded and the mattress must be angled diagonally. Unless you have a car that has foldable rear seats that make the cargo area larger, there is no way you can fit a mattress into the trunk. To properly place a mattress inside a car, take measurements of both the mattress and the cargo area of the vehicle.
If you want to buy a new mattress, make sure you choose the bed of your dreams and don't end up being the victim of a scam. While it's good to know the cubic feet for stacking boxes or for carrying other small items in the back, it's a frustrating way to measure when trying to figure out if a mattress fits in the vehicle. I was able to carry a queen mattress inside the car with the passenger seat pushed down, but it was rolled up and tight in shrink film, like a mattress in the box, but bigger. However, the mattress will have to be carefully positioned at a diagonal angle inside the rear of the vehicle.
The ford expedition has enough space to place not only the mattress, but also the accompanying bed frame and any other items needed with the mattress. If you don't have access to a van or cargo van, a full-size mattress will likely be the largest size you can carry. Getting your mattress to its location is fine, but a few preparations beforehand will ensure it arrives clean and undamaged. If you use a mattress or plastic bag, be sure to secure it firmly so there are no air pockets.
Any air bubbles in the plastic could puncture during travel, which could damage the mattress. Another alternative is to fix old sheets (which you don't mind getting dirty) around the mattress with packing tape.