Can a Full Size Mattress Fit in a Truck Bed?

Whether you’re outfitting a guest bedroom or taking a mattress on an outdoor adventure, a full-size mattress can be difficult to transport. However, if you own a pickup truck, you may be able to fit a full-size mattress in the bed of the truck. The size of the truck bed and the type of mattress will determine whether it will fit.

Truck Bed Size

Full-size mattresses measure 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. Most standard pickup trucks have beds that measure just over six feet long and five feet wide. This is sufficient to hold a full-size mattress, so a full-size mattress can fit in most pickup truck beds. Some trucks have beds that are slightly larger, which can make transporting a full-size mattress even easier.

Mattress Type

The type of mattress is also important when determining whether it will fit in the truck bed. Most mattresses come with removable covers, so it is possible to remove the cover and compress the core material so it fits in the bed of the truck. Memory foam and latex foam mattresses can also be rolled up or folded for easier transport.

Loading Considerations

If your full-size mattress is going to fit in your truck bed, you’ll still need to consider how you are going to load it. It’s usually best to place blankets between the mattress and any metal surfaces inside of the bed before loading it into position. Once loaded, tie down straps should be used to secure the mattress in place while driving. This will help prevent damage and ensure that it doesn’t slide around during transport.


In general, most full-size mattresses are able to fit inside most standard size pickup truck beds with some modifications or preperation. It’s important to remember that different types of mattresses may require different loading techniques or modifications before they can safely fit inside a pickup truck bed. Taking some time to prepare for loading and securing your mattress safely before leaving home will help ensure that your new purchase arrives safe and sound at its final destination.

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James Gardner