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These Mattresses Fit in a Cargo Van [Queen Bed, King Bed, Full Size Bed]

Are you planning to move and need to get your mattresses fit in a cargo van? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Moving mattresses can be tricky, and it’s important to make sure that you do it safely. Fortunately, there are some simple tips for fitting even the largest mattress in a cargo van. Read on to learn how.

Measure Your Mattress First

The first step is to measure your mattress and check its dimensions. Measure the height, width, and length of your mattress before purchasing a cargo van or attempting to fit it inside. This will help you determine what size of van you need and plan out how best to fit your mattress inside. You may also want to measure any doorways or hallways that the mattress needs to pass through on its way into the van.

Choose a Cargo Van with Enough Room

Once you know the size of your mattress, it’s time to choose a cargo van that will accommodate it. Most people opt for larger vans such as an extended Ford Transit or a Sprinter Van when transporting large mattresses since they offer more cargo space than smaller vans like Nissan NV200s. If you have particularly large furniture such as king-sized mattresses, consider renting an even larger truck such as an F350 or F450 with plenty of room for your items. This will ensure that everything fits comfortably and securely inside the vehicle without needing extra effort from you during loading and unloading.

Use Straps & Furniture Pads

Finally, don’t forget about using straps and furniture pads when transporting mattresses in a cargo van. Using straps helps secure the mattresses in place while driving which prevents them from shifting around too much during transport which could cause damage both inside and outside of the vehicle. Furniture pads also protect both the mattresses and the interior of your van from scratches while loading or unloading items. Be sure to secure all straps tightly but not overly tight. This will keep everything secure but still provide enough flexibility for when necessary adjustments need to be made during transport.


Fitting large items such as mattresses into cargo vans can seem daunting at first glance but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to be so difficult after all. By measuring your mattress beforehand, choosing an appropriately sized vehicle, and utilizing straps and furniture pads while loading up, moving even large items like king-sized mattresses can be done without hassle. Leaving only excitement for whatever awaits at your destination.

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Nyra Abigail

My Name is Nyra Abigail and in 2016, I made the decision to leave my traditional living situation and hit the road in a Dodge Ram Van. Since then, I've had the opportunity to camp in 48 states and hike in many of the United States' National Parks. My mission is to inspire and assist others in living an adventurous lifestyle, whether that be through van life or RV living. We provide a comprehensive resource to help guide and support individuals on their own journeys of discovery.

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