Can a Trampoline Fit in a Car (How Big is Too Big)?

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Discover how any trampoline size can fit into cars of varying sizes and how you can package it for easy and convenient transport to your desired destination.

For most of us, the backyard is the home of our trampolines and that’s perfectly OK.

But what happens when you want to go on a vacation or picnic and want to carry a little trampoline fun along?

Or maybe you want to drive the rebounder to an expert for repair.

Either way, you’ll be left wondering: can a trampoline fit in a car?

Yes, smaller trampolines (8 feet to 10 feet) can fit in an average-sized car after some folding.

But trampolines bigger than 12 feet may require a pickup truck, a station wagon or SUV to fit.

How do you package any trampoline size so it fits into a car for hassle-free transportation?

Keep reading to find out.

How is a Trampoline Packaged?

What good is a trampoline if you can’t transport it to your preferred setup location?

It would be great to fit a fully assembled rebounder in a car. 

But there’s one problem: an assembled trampoline is too big to fit in a car. That’s why trampolines ship in separate boxed parts.

Besides, a trampoline is designed for assembly at the destination.  

This part is easy:

Each component of a trampoline is packaged and transported in a separate box. Typically, a trampoline ships in 2 to 5 boxes, depending on its size. 

Bigger rebounders come in larger and more boxes than smaller trampolines.

Generally, a complete trampoline package consists of:

  • Jumping mat
  • Springs
  • Support poles
  • Small metal bolts and joint fittings

Trampolines are generally sturdy. Moreover, none of the trampoline components are particularly fragile. 

Therefore, cardboard boxes and bubble wrap offer sufficient trampoline packaging and protection when transporting in a car.

So, it all boils down to this: before fitting a trampoline in the car; you need to place it in a box.

But how big should the box be?

Sizes of Trampoline Boxes

Trampolines are made in diverse sizes that usually range from 8ft to 15ft. Indoor rebounders are typically smaller or mini-trampolines. 

Conversely, full-size outdoor trampolines are typically over 12ft. 

Smaller trampolines (between 8ft and 10ft) often fit in 3 boxes, whereas larger tramps can take up to 5 boxes to package.

8 Foot Trampoline Box Size 

Typically, an 8ft trampoline box has a length of 4ft to 5ft; a width ranging from 1 to 2ft, and a height of 7 to 10 inches.

This means that 8-foot trampoline boxes can comfortably fit in most average-sized cars. 

However, some cars will need you to fold down the rear space to create sufficient space.

12 ft Trampoline Box Size

The dimensions of a 12ft trampoline are 4 to 5ft, 1 to 2 feet, and 5 to12 inches for length, width, and height respectively.

But here’s the problem: A 12-foot trampoline box won’t fit in most average-sized cars.

So what’s the solution? 

Simply fold down the car’s rear seats to create more space. Alternatively, get a more spacious car to carry the fun-and-workout unit. 

14 Foot Trampoline Box Size

The packaging box for a 14ft rebounder is usually 4 to 5 feet long, 1 to 2 feet wide, and 6 to 16 inches high.

Unfortunately, 14-foot trampoline boxes can’t fit in average-sized vehicles. 

The trick is to use a car with a larger cargo hold to carry your 14-foot trampoline. Either that, or you can take down the rear seats in your car to create more room for the trampoline luggage.

Can a Trampoline Box Fit in a Car

Yes, a trampoline box can fit in a car. However, it depends on the size of the trampoline box and the space available in the car.

Smaller (8 ft to10 ft) trampolines can fit in an average car without hassle when you fold down the car’s rear seats. 

On the other hand, more giant (12+ ft) boxes can’t fit in an average-size car. Some of the boxes can fit, but stacking all of them in a small or average car won’t fit. 

Instead, you’ll need a more spacious vehicle such as a station wagon, SUV, van, or pickup truck to transport such.

And the best part?

You can get the trampoline parts out of their packing boxes and into your car. They’ll comfortably fit inside the car and its trunk.

But that’s not all. 

Another possible way to fit a trampoline into a car would be to transport it on multiple trips. 

Simply carry the boxes that fit in one trip and leave the rest for the next trip. The disadvantage of this arrangement is a dent in your fuel economy. 

Can a Trampoline Fit in a U-Haul Truck?

Most people either own or drive small town cars, mopeds or lack a car altogether. These options have limited space and won’t fit a trampoline. 

In such cases, a U-Haul truck is a convenient and budget-friendly solution to cart your rebounder home. Besides, most U-Haul trucks can fit most sizes of trampolines.  

But just like trampolines, U-Haul trucks also come in different sizes. Typically, they vary between 10 and 26 feet. So, it’s essential to choose the right U-Haul truck to fit your trampoline.

Essentially, any size of the trampoline can fit in the correct size of a U-Haul truck.

Bottom Line

A trampoline can comfortably fit in a car as long as it’s small enough and there’s sufficient space to put it. 

Most small (8 to 10 foot) trampolines can easily fit in most average-sized cars. But, a trampoline will only fit in a car when it’s disassembled and packaged.

In contrast, larger (over 12 foot) rebounders are bulkier and can’t fit most small and average-sized cars. Instead, they can only fit in pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, or U-Haul trucks.

What’s more, you may need to fold down or take down your car’s rear seats for the entire rebounder boxes to fit inside. 

Alternatively, opt for a spacious car such as a pickup truck, SUV, or U-Haul truck. Such vehicles have plenty of cargo space to fit and transport a trampoline safely and conveniently.

Additionally, a spacious truck or trailer can come in handy for transporting a trampoline without disassembling it. Just ensure the trampoline fits appropriately and secure it firmly with straps. 

The bottom line is this: A trampoline can fit in a car provided there’s sufficient space to put it.

Shmulik Dorinbaum

Shmulik Dorinbaum

I like to jump, as high as I can, so what else I can do in these days? in these quarantine days? to jump on my large-sized trampoline! (an extreme jumper)