How do I move a queen size mattress and box spring with a full size standard-bed pickup?
I've seen this previous thread
, but I still have questions.
I need to move a queen size mattress and box spring from NYC to Boston. The mattress is 60"x80".
I'm planning to rent a "large pickup", a Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado, to move it. The pickup bed measures approximately 62" wide by 78" long (according to Chevy's website. The Ford is virtually identically sized.)
Is it better to leave the tailgate open and lay it flat? Or should I leave the tailgate closed and put the mattress and box spring in at an angle, overhanging the top of the tailgate?
What sort of anchor points for ratchet straps, rope, bungie cords, etc, will there be?
I also considered renting a cargo van, but it's more than three times the cost (the pickup has free miles, the van doesn't) and I'm still not sure it would fit inside the van.