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I sleep on a twin sized air mattress back there whenever I go camping, so I think so
 

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I simply cannot abide useless people.
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Twin sized mattress and box springs are 39" by 75" nominal.

Actual varies an inch.

The mattress can give a little.

The box spring can not.

It will fit but will be tight on a Gen 5.

Might need to push the seats forward.

Should be doable.
 

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As for air mattress if its little too wide just release some air from it and it will bend on sides and still will be very good to sleep on.
 

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Twin sized mattress and box springs are 39" by 75" nominal.

Actual varies an inch.

The mattress can give a little.

The box spring can not.

It will fit but will be tight on a Gen 5.

Might need to push the seats forward.

Should be doable.
My main concern is how far forward I will have to tip the driver's seat. Especially if I try both at the same time. Since the tailgate slopes in a bit the higher it goes, this might take 2 trips or a different option.
 

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Last time I hauled a twin sized mattress and box, they were just a bit too long to close the hatch. It was close, just a couple of inches. I ended up tying down the rear hatch with a carabiner through the latch mechanism and paracord to the latch loop. I was only going about 30 minutes away so it was fine.
Keep the HVAC on outside air or leave windows open to prevent exhaust gas buildup.
 

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Brucey
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You could throw it on the roof just as easy.

Use some slipknots with 40lb + rope and it will hold.

Or preferably some ratchet straps.
 

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You could throw it on the roof just as easy.

Use some slipknots with 40lb + rope and it will hold.

Or preferably some ratchet straps.
I saw a mattress go airborn, about 15 or 20 feet in the air, on the interstate last week. :surprise: Thankfully no one was tailgating at the time!

How many times have you seen a mattress on the side of the road and wondered why people dump them there? (Hint- they are not all dumps!)
 

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Twin mattress fit just fine in my 2013. Was even able to leave driver-side seat in normal position. Adding a box-spring, you may need to move both seats up. I'd put the box spring on the bottom.

Good luck!
 
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