In the next couple of weeks, we are going to start moving stuff up to the cabin. Does anyone know if a queen size mattress will fit inside a minivan with all of the back seats removed? I've thought of a couple of ways to measure this, but--because of placing the mattress on an angle and the thickness of the mattress--they all involve more effort than just a tape measure. So I thought I'd ask here first! We also have a short bed pickup, but I WON'T use it to move a queen...did this when my son moved and darn near lost the thing out of the back. Plus this is a rotten time of year to move anything in an open pickup that can get dirty.
How big was the truck bed? And how big the mattress?
January 28 2011, 6:44 PM
I know we can buy mattress bags at U-Haul--our tarps always blow off, LOL. (No, I wasn't LOL at the time, but every disaster is funny later). We have a short bed pickup that can be extended to about 8 ft. It's long enough for a queen size mattress, but not wide enough. I can bend the mattress and haul it in the van, but I'm not sure about the box springs. How would you load it? We stood both mattress and springs on their sides and packed stuff around it the last time DS moved. They caught the wind and darn near blew out of the truck on the freeway. This despite being tied down. Any ideas? I also have a Yakima rack on the van. Wonder if we could put the box springs on top and tie it down???
on their edge, in the truck, with other stuff packed in, similar to what you said. If it is windy, and it always is when we move, don't take the interstate, take a back road so you can comfortably go slowly.
Sandy in MI (Login SandyinMI) The Frugalista Files
January 29 2011, 9:33 AM
The Home Depot delivery trucks used to say something like "rent me for $20". I don't know if they still do. If your destination isn't far, that may be a good idea. We brought a big sofa home in our minivan once and even though it was bungeed and tarped really well, or so we thought, it still moved around and got a little dirty. And we only moved it a few miles and went at a snail's pace.