Will a Mattress Fit in a Truck Bed?

Trucks are a great way to transport large items that won’t fit in your car. But, will a mattress fit in a truck bed? The answer depends on the size of the mattress, as well as the size of your truck bed.

Mattresses come in all shapes and sizes, from twin to king. The smallest standard size is a twin, which measures 39 inches wide and 75 inches long.

Twin mattresses typically fit in the beds of most mid-size pickup trucks. Larger mattresses such as full or queen may require a full-size truck bed for proper fit. King sized mattresses may not fit at all depending on the size of your truck bed.

When attempting to transport a mattress in a pickup truck, pay attention to the dimensions of your truck bed. Many mid-size trucks have beds that measure between 5 and 6 feet long, while full-size trucks measure between 8 and 9 feet long. If you have a mid-size truck, look for an appropriately sized mattress that will fit without having to leave any part hanging out over the edge.

Additional Considerations

In addition to length and width, consider height when fitting items into your truck bed. Some beds may be too tall for certain mattresses due to their design or accessories like tonneau covers or toolboxes mounted on top.

Also keep in mind that two people are needed to properly lift and load certain larger mattresses into a truck bed. If you’re transporting alone, you may need to opt for smaller sizes that you can manage on your own.


In short, it depends on the size of both the mattress and your truck bed when determining whether or not it will fit securely. Taking into account both length, width and height can help ensure you choose an appropriate option.

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James Gardner