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What do you think you can fit in U-Haul trailers?

Packing for a move can be stressful enough without having to worry about objects that do not fit into a cardboard box. But unfortunately, there’s no way around it. The staple pieces that make a house a home, your loveseat, your bed, your dining room table, have to come with you and you need to figure out what to put them in. Because dimensions of U-Haul trailers vary, you are going to want to be sure about what size trailer you need. Here are a few options:

Small Trailer

The smallest cargo trailer is 4 ft. x 8 ft. in size. Small and narrow items will fit best in this trailer, like:

  • a loveseat (standard size 64” x 37” x 37”)Enclosed4x8Dimensions
  • a standard twin size bed
  • a 3 seat sofa (standard size 35” x 84”)

Because this trailer has a low rear deck, this might also be your best bet if you have smaller but heavier pieces, like a recliner or dresser.

Medium Trailer

Your next option is the most commonly used trailer, the 5 ft. x 8 ft. cargo trailer. This is where you can transport your wider pieces, such as:

  • standard full and queen sized bedsEnclosed5x8Dimensions
  • square dining room tables
  • rounded couches

Large Trailer

For your more awkward, larger or unconventional pieces, you will probably need a bigger trailer. The biggest cargo trailer available is the 6 ft. x 12 ft. option. In this trailer you can fit things like:

  • standard king sized bedsEnclosed6x12Dimensions
  • L-shaped couches
  • other rare pieces (pianos, pool tables, etc.)

Remember that a lot of these pieces will be heavier than you think, so you are going to want to make sure you have the right tools to get the job done safely, like a dolly and moving pads. Also, make sure to check if any of the larger pieces disconnect for easier arrangement and transportability.

So before you make your cargo trailer rental reservation, make sure to measure your furniture and get the right size, and remember to leave room for your boxes too! Figuring out these small details ahead of time can save you some big headaches on moving day.

Are you still having trouble figuring out what trailer is right for you? Our Trailer Rental Guide can give you more insight on what trailer works best for your needs.

 Do you have a creative way of making use of space when moving your larger items? Let us know in the comments below!


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12 Responses to Will it fit: Dimensions of U-Haul Trailers

  1. Mike says:

    I was able to get a standard king mattress to fit into the 6′x12′ trailer, it did sag and had to bend a bit to fit through the door.

  2. Greg G. says:

    What about box springs?

    • Diana Hernandez Diana Hernandez says:

      Hi Greg,
      If you are asking if box springs will fit in trailers, the answer is yes. The box spring will fit in the same trailer as the matching mattress.

  3. Latoya says:

    can a standard king size bed with l-shaped couch and dresser 2 nightstandfit in 6×12 cargo trailer

  4. Jim Boykin says:

    I need to know the outside dimensions of the 5 x 8 utility trailer. I am trying to see if it will fit between my deck and retaining wall.

    • Diana Hernandez Diana Hernandez says:

      Jim, the 5×8 utility trailer is 75&1/2″ at the widest exterior point. Just to be sure you get the right info, the 5×8 cargo trailer is 79&3/4″ at the widest exterior point and the 5×9 utility trailer is 80&1/2″ at the widest exterior point. Hope this helps!

  5. Anthony Valenti says:

    Would a standard dining table and hutch with 6 chairs squeeze into a 5×8 trailer if I took the legs off table? i can also fit a couple maybe even three chairs in the back of my SUV pulling trailer. THoughts?

    • Diana Hernandez Diana Hernandez says:

      Great question Anthony! The inner dimensions of a 5×8 cargo trailer are 8′ x 4’8″ x 5’4″ (LxWxH) so based on a standard dining room measurement (36” W x 72” L), the answer would be yes. However, this depends on the size of your chairs. Good luck with your move!

  6. Shirley Graham says:

    can i put a refrigerator in a trailer

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