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Old 06-12-09, 04:37 PM
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King size bed in a 6x12 uhaul?

So my wife and I are packing up to move from Houston to Baltimore, and we have a king size bed. Due to circumstances outside my control* we're going with the big trailer, 6x12. We only have to fit 2 couches and the mattress in it, and uhaul tells me it won't go in flat. Fine. Has anyone here just sagged the mattress and stuffed it in? (That doesnt sound too dirty does it?) I'll give a report Sunday evening in case anyone else has to do it.




*(I have a standard f150, my wife has a car, taking both of them, she doesn't drive standard, wont drive a uhaul van towing her car...)
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Old 06-12-09, 05:08 PM
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Do you have a box spring, too? Those don't bend.
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Sounds like a great time to teach the missus how to drive a stick.
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Put it in diagonally? Depends heavily on the size of the couches though.

Edit: Err what is the height of the trailer?

Edit2: 5.5ft hmm... probably wont get two couches in with the mattress at that angle.

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Old 07-25-09, 06:17 AM
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Its been a while since I moved, but in case anyone else ever asks this question, yes, I did fit the two couches and the king mattress in the 6x12 uhaul. The mattress had to bend a bit, but that was fine by me, it was only a $300 mattress. If you're the type of person to have a $1000 mattress, you likely have someone else doing your moving for you, or you wont mind renting a bigger truck.

The really exciting part was on the moving in end. The way the stairs are in the new place meant that we had to use ratcheting tiedowns to fold the mattress in half to get it up. Again, I wouldn't recommend this for a high end double pillow top hand made blah blah, but it worked fine for us.
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Yes, thought I would share as I could not find the answer, so tried and it worked.

Got a standard king size bed put into a u-haul 6'x12' trailer diagonally, there was sag, but thought I would share so you could see.
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
Do you have a box spring, too? Those don't bend.
Box springs for kings are often in two pieces.

As far as the mattress... can it be put in diagonally? I don't know the exact door dimensions of a uhaul.
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Holy necroposting, batman! This thread is 5 years old!?

... but we have a queen.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Box springs for kings are often in two pieces.
and if not, you can cut it in half. no serriously, look it up on youtube
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
Holy necroposting, batman! This thread is 5 years old!?

... but we have a queen.
Pretty random thread to get bumped after 5 years...
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Old 03-10-14, 07:58 PM
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King size mattress in a U-Haul? I was hoping for so much more here...
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It's good to be the king.
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An inflatable mattress would have done the trick here.

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Thanks!!!

Originally Posted by mmd1az View Post
Got a standard king size bed put into a u-haul 6'x12' trailer diagonally, there was sag, but thought I would share so you could see.
Almost 9 years later, this post is still relevant! But these pictures helped tremendously!!! Thanks to you and the OPer, or whoever mentioned they just had a $300 mattress...That's my situation.

Thanks again 😄👍
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Is this thread going to be woken up every 5 years from a newbie?
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
Holy necroposting, batman! This thread is 5 years old!?

... but we have a queen.

Now it's 11 years old. LOL

I created an account just so I could submit that reply.
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Old 09-03-20, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MSStateDawg View Post
Now it's 11 years old. LOL

I created an account just so I could submit that reply.

Haha, you would fit in here.
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I'm just glad no one wanted help moving.
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Thanks

Thanks for the pic and info. Saved my morning!
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This thread could outlive the threadkiller thread.
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Well, I can name at least 3 members it outlived.
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I remember the last 3 times this happened.
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