How Do You Tie Down a Mattress in a Truck Bed?

Tying down a mattress in a truck bed is an easy enough job, but it’s important to do it correctly to ensure that your mattress arrives safely at its destination. Moisture and wind can damage a mattress when it’s not properly secured and the last thing you want is a ruined mattress during your move.

Securing the Mattress

The first step in securing the mattress is to make sure it’s clean and dry. Wet mattresses can be extremely heavy and difficult to tie down, so if you’ve been using the mattress for some time, make sure you give it a good airing out before loading it into the truck.

Tying Down the Mattress

Once your mattress is clean and dry, you’ll need to tie it down securely in the truck bed. This can be done with rope or straps that are designed specifically for this purpose.

Make sure that whatever type of rope or strap you use is strong enough to hold the weight of the mattress. You should also make sure that there are no sharp edges on the rope or straps that could damage your mattress.

Using Tie-Down Points

Most trucks come with tie-down points on either side of the bed which can be used to secure your load. You’ll need to loop your rope or straps through these points and then around your mattress in order to secure them tightly. Make sure you check all sides of your mattress to ensure that everything is properly secured before driving off.

Covering Your Mattress

It’s also important to protect your mattress from moisture and wind while moving it from one place to another. This can be done by covering it with a tarp or some other type of waterproof fabric before tying it down in the truck bed. This will help keep any moisture out and also reduce any wear and tear caused by wind while driving.


Tying down a mattress in a truck bed doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow these simple steps: make sure your mattress is clean and dry; use strong ropes or straps designed for this purpose; use tie-down points on either side of the truck bed; and cover mattresses with tarp or waterproof fabric before tying them down in order for extra protection from wind and moisture while driving. With these tips, you’ll have no problem getting your mattresses safely from one place to another!

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Stephen Dunn