Will an Upright Piano Fit in a Pickup Truck?

An upright piano is a large and heavy instrument, so the question of whether or not it can fit in a pickup truck is an important one. While some models are much larger than others, all upright pianos have a standard width of about 58 inches and a typical length of about 5-6 feet. This means that an upright piano would most likely not be able to fit in a standard size pickup truck without at least some modification.

The best way to determine if an upright piano will fit in your pickup truck is to measure both the inside and outside dimensions of your truck bed. You will then want to compare these measurements to the dimensions of the piano you intend to transport.

If you find that your truck bed is too small for the piano, you may be able to modify it by removing one or more panels from the sides or back of the bed. This could potentially create enough room for the instrument to fit comfortably inside the truck bed.

Another option is to use tie-down straps or rope to secure the piano on top of your truck bed instead of trying to fit it inside. However, this method can be risky as it may put undue strain on your vehicle’s suspension system, as well as cause scratches and damage to both your vehicle and the piano itself. It’s also important to note that this method will require additional people in order for it to be done safely and securely.

In addition, you may also want to consider renting a trailer specifically designed for moving pianos if you don’t have access to a large enough vehicle. This may cost extra money upfront but could potentially save you time and energy in the long run by allowing you to transport your instrument with ease and peace of mind.


In conclusion, while an upright piano can technically fit in a pickup truck depending on its size, it is not always recommended due to potential strain on suspension systems or damage caused by tie-down straps or ropes used for securing it onto the vehicle’s roof or bed. Renting a trailer specifically designed for moving pianos may be a better option overall.

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Stephen Dunn