Does a Queen Size Mattress Fit in a Truck Bed?

A Queen Size mattress is a great option for couples who need more space to sleep than what a full-size mattress provides, but may not have the room for a king-size mattress. A queen-size mattress measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, which is approximately 5 feet by 6.6 feet. While it may seem like a large bed, it can actually fit in many different places including a truck bed.

When trying to determine if a queen size mattress fits in a truck bed, it’s important to measure the bed first. Many trucks have beds that measure 6 feet in length and 6 feet or less in width.

This means that the mattress should fit in most standard truck beds with no problem. However, if your truck has a smaller bed (less than 6 feet), then you may have to take some extra steps in order to make sure that the mattress fits properly.

If you have an unusually shaped truck bed, such as one with curved sides or an extended cab, then it’s important to measure each side of the bed separately to ensure that the queen size mattress will fit properly. You may also need to remove any existing items from the bed before attempting to put the mattress in.

Once you’ve determined that your truck bed is large enough for a queen size mattress, there are several ways you can secure it in place. If possible, placing plywood or other heavy boards underneath will help keep the mattress from shifting around during travel. You can also use straps or bungee cords on both ends of the mattress to help keep it secure as well as using tie downs between each end of the mattress and each side of the truck bed.


In conclusion, yes – a queen size mattress does fit into most standard truck beds with no problem; however, if your truck has an unusually shaped bed or is smaller than standard sizes then you may need to take extra steps and use some securing methods to ensure your queen size mattress stays put during travel.

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Karen Watkins