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Moving a twin mattress can be a challenge, and if you can't get it in the back of your vehicle, you are faced with renting a van or trailer just to move the mattress. But some questions need to be addressed, such as can you fold a twin mattress without damaging it?
The GM Chevy Equinox is a popular car; most are purchased for its versatility by family owners. They have a pretty good cargo space that can meet the demands of a family but will you be able to transport a twin mattress in the cargo space of an Equinox?
In this article, we unfold the assumptions about transporting a twin mattress in the back of your Chevy Equinox. We answer frequently asked questions to provide you with factual information.
Let’s get into it.
Yes. But it will be a tight fit, so there may be some pushing and shoving to make the mattress fit so the hatch can be closed. First, you must confirm some dimensions, starting with the Chevy. If you go to the Chevy website and look for dimensions, you will fall flat on your face. Chevy gives the size of the cargo area in volume; the maximum cargo area is 63.9 cu ft. It's not much help unless you are carrying boxes.
Your twin mattress will be approximately 38 inches wide and 75 inches long, so some folding will be done to make the mattress fit through the vehicle's hatch.
Fold it. If you have a thin mattress, it will be easy to fold and tie while in the vehicle. Clearly, the fold in the mattress is folding to the longest length in half. It will be tough to fold if you have a standard twin memory foam mattress, so it will be a two-person job to fold and lift the mattress's weight. It will be advantageous to have a decent mattress cover made from at least 3.5mm plastic to protect the mattress from marking while being transported.
You will need two ratchet straps or some strong string to keep the mattress folded. Ratchet straps will be easier to use. Once you have the mattress folded and ready, you will need to lower the rear seats in the vehicle and, at the same time, pull both the passenger and driver's seats forward. You can make adjustments when the mattress is in the vehicle.
The mattress only weighs about 45 lbs, but the bulk makes it difficult to move, so use help if it's available. When closing the hatch with the mattress in the vehicle, ensure the mattress is not touching the glass. Slamming the tailgate onto the edge of the mattress could break the tailgate glass.
If you have a memory foam mattress, it will have spent the early days of its life folded or wrapped, ready to be boxed. So no folding a memory foam mattress is fine if it was delivered to you that way. Memory foam should not spend more than two weeks folded. However, if you have a hybrid or pocket spring mattress, they should not be folded, as damage can occur to the springs.
It depends on the internal dimensions of the car. It seems unlikely that you would be able to place a folded foam mattress on the back seat. It would be too cumbersome and impede your rearview mirror. If you take the time to roll the mattress and compress it as much as possible and then tie it when it is compressed, then you should be able to place it on the car's rear seat, providing the internal space is more than or close to 38 inches.
You will need to know your car's dimensions before placing a mattress in it. A twin foam mattress will fit for transportation if it's folded. A twin pocket spring mattress will not fit due to the mattress's inability to be folded without causing damage to it.
It may seem like a great idea, but the queen mattress is too big to fit in the Chevy equinox or just about any other SUV available. A queen mattress is 60 inches wide and 80 inches wide. If it was compressed, you might be able to squeeze it in with the front passenger seat pulled forward all the way. It would be extremely tight and could be deemed as dangerous for you to drive.
Length: 183.1 inches. Width (without mirrors): 72.6 inches. Height: 65.4 inches. Wheelbase: 107.3 inches.
It will depend on the dimensions of the mattress and the cargo area dimensions; any mismatch in size will determine if the mattress will fit or not.