Will A Treadmill Fit In My Car?
By Simon Gould
When you buy a treadmill it's usually delivered curb side or into the room of your choice. But what about if you're moving apartment or home? At some point you're going to have to transport the treadmill a certain distance. The cheapest way to do it is to transport it there yourself. By doing this you may want to transport it by car, but will it fit?
Apart from your home, a car is probably the next most expensive thing you're bought. And the treadmill comes after that. So you don't want to damage either. Therefore some planning will go a long way to get your treadmill transported successfully. The first thing to do is to take measurements, and lots of them.
You have a big advantage if you have a folding treadmill. Then only one dimension is long. Whereas a non-folding treadmill has both the length and height to deal with. If you have the tools and are savvy you could dismantle the treadmill to make it fit and then reassemble. Remember with some cars you can fold the seats down to make even more room.
Think about measuring the doors of your home as well. Electric treadmills can weight up to 300 pounds and more. You're going to need 2 or more people to lift it. As long as you take care, then transporting your treadmill should go according to plan. You may want to hire a bigger vehicle like a van that can transport large objects.
A treadmill should fit in your car. If you've done the measurements and you have enough people to lift it. Then you should be ok to fit it in your car. You should probably take a morning or afternoon to undertake the task. Perhaps you should move the treadmill on another day to the rest of your stuff as it will take a lot of time.
The easiest way to find out the dimensions and weight of your treadmill is to download the manual. Or you can download the instructions on how to assemble it. These manuals should be free from the manufacturers page if you haven't kept yours. Overall with a bit of planning and care, transporting your treadmill in your car is possible.
Meet The Author
I'm Simon Gould. I've been around treadmills my whole life. From running on them at an early age to working in treadmill dept's of national stores. I've run outside and I've run on treadmills and I prefer running on treadmills. I still run on one nearly every day and love it.
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