Vehicles that a Pinball Machine Fits in

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Vehicles that a Pinball Machine Fits in

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Don't know if this has been posted on Pinside before (the search function on Pinside sucks); if it has I apologize.

Go to this site and put in any info you have about vehicles and whether a pinball machine fits or not.

http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Vehicles_for_Moving_Pinball_Machines

It will give a single location where people can go to find out this info.

Robert

key words: vehicle, transport, fits in, carry, pinball transport, cars pinballs fit in


3 years ago

Thanks!


3 years ago

Why bother with dimensions and putting a pinball machine inside a car, when you can put stuff on top of it instead?

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp


3 years ago
tbanthony said:

Why bother with dimensions and putting a pinball machine inside a car, when you can put stuff on top of it instead?
http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp

Seems legit ...


3 years ago

"Honda Fit; year not specified - Will hold games of unspecified vintage "

Thanks bro


3 years ago

Will a 2011 Subaru Forester fit a machine?


3 years ago

I miss my Nissan X-trail as it was perfect for hauling pins. It also had plastic liner on the floors and back of the folded backseats so sliding a pin in and out was easy.

xtrail.jpg


3 years ago

2002 Toyota Rav4 will fit a pin, regular or widebody (Got my STTNG in there!) with a decently beefy dolly as well. Takes some creative maneuvering of the dolly to get it in there right with a widebody, but it's doable. The back seats come out. It's been my best friend since I figured that out... I hate driving that car with car seats and junk in it, but it's nice with the back half of the thing empty, or with a pin in it.


3 years ago

Don't forget that an enclosed utility trailer with ramp door rents for $15.

Don't even have to take the legs off....


3 years ago

Well, I should have been more clear; sorry.

if you don't have a PinWiki account already. get one and then log in.

Then just above the title, there will be a series of tabs, and one that says "edit".

Go to the edit tab and add the info about your vehicle.

Thanks.

Robert


3 years ago

2011 jeep wrangler.... Check.


3 years ago

I have a Honda Element and it fits the bill perfectly.


3 years ago

Chevy Tahoe fits one perfectly. Surburbans' included.


3 years ago

gas saver , 92 toyota corolla wagon ---32 mpg a super wide body and all the tools with loads of room to boot , even a pin lifter

TJ


3 years ago

if you take out the machine's head it will fit on mostly every car heheheh


3 years ago
Dawson said:

gas saver , 92 toyota corolla wagon ---32 mpg a super wide body and all the tools with loads of room to boot , even a pin lifter
TJ

32mpg? Here in the UK (and the almighty cost of fuel we have) 32mpg is considered to be quite poor. Most commuter cars here do at least 50mpg (some up to 80mpg). Of course, the vast majority of them are gutless and have no soul whatsoever, but thats the price you pay when your government rapes you daily on rates of £1.40 ($2.26) a LITRE!!!!(yes just 1000ml's)

I have an old turbo celica GT4 which i could no longer afford to drive. At 400bhp and less than 2mpg on boost, it used to cost me half my wage at the time to go to the shop for a pack of cigarettes...haha.

Sadly, you wouldnt get a pinball machine in the celica.


3 years ago
vid1900 said:

Don't even have to take the legs off....

hmmmmm....I resemble that post...


3 years ago
spfxted said:

Will a 2011 Subaru Forester fit a machine?

Yup, that's what I have. Works great.


3 years ago

Even a machine with the head folded down? Thanks!


3 years ago

This is good info, hope everyone is editing the PinWiki info.

Robert


3 years ago

I don't see the Bagger 288 listed, but it can carry most games.

» YouTube video


3 years ago
spfxted said:

Even a machine with the head folded down? Thanks!

Yup, absolutely. I have hauled an F14, and a Judge Dredd with the head folded down. I have hauled an 8 Ball, Flight 2000, and Gorgar with the heads next to the game (older games don't fold anyway).


3 years ago

Thanks LouMatt! I can pick one up as a 3rd car and wanted to make sure.

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3 years ago

Can anyone confirm that a pin won't fit (without taking the head off) in Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2005 and up?

Robert


3 years ago

Toyoto 4 Runner will fit a pin.


3 years ago

Toyota Rav4.

2011-10-28_13.35.35.jpg (Click image to enlarge)


3 years ago

Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner, they fit like a glove.


3 years ago

Chevy HHR = NO!

You can technically put it in with the front of the pin towards the front of the car but eventually you'll wedge in against roof line. You'll have to tie hatch down because pin will be sticking out. I experienced this last week ;-p


3 years ago

I verified a pin doesn't fit in a 2 door first gen Focus hatch with hatch closed. One may fit in a four door.


3 years ago
vid1900 said:

Don't forget that an enclosed utility trailer with ramp door rents for $15.
Don't even have to take the legs off....

Where can you rent an enclosed trailer for $15?

I was looking for one to haul stuff to the Allentown show, and the only ones I could find were $85 a day.

Chris


3 years ago

2006 Chevy Trailblazer - TOTAN:

tbpin.jpg (Click image to enlarge)

Chris


3 years ago

I too drive a Honda Element & it's a great pin hauler.

My wife has a Honda Fit... Good mpg means I may take her car on the next haul.


3 years ago

Can anyone confirm (or deny) that a pin will fit in a 2011 Grand Cherokee?

I measured one, didn't have a pin in my pocket, and it measures that one should fit, with the head folded.

Just looking for some first hand knowledge.

Robert


3 years ago

Nissan Murano = NO. Learned that the hard way with JP. Thankfully, JP got home safely...:)


3 years ago
futurepinhead said:

Toyota Rav4.

Attachments 2011-10-28_13.35.35.jpg (200.8 KB, 0 downloads) 11 hours old

What year RAV 4? Seriously been thinking of getting an old one ... 2000 vintage.


3 years ago

I believe mine is 2001 (is it bad that I dont know?) I had to physically take out seats. I never sit back there anyways.


3 years ago

2011 jeep wrangler.... Check.

TWO in a Jeep Wrangler...Check

2inJeep.jpg


3 years ago
futurepinhead said:

I believe mine is 2001 (is it bad that I dont know?) I had to physically take out seats. I never sit back there anyways.

Ah ... That's exactly what I was thinking. I had a feeling your rear seats were out, and not folded down. A fair trade for enclosed pin transportation.


3 years ago

Any large estate car or van.


3 years ago

Anyone have any 2011 Grand Cherokee knowledge?

Robert


3 years ago
MrSanRamon said:

Anyone have any 2011 Grand Cherokee knowledge?
Robert

What do you want to know?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Grand_Cherokee#WK2_.282010-present.29


3 years ago

Wow, what a slacker of a page, no Jeep Cherokee?
I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee and a pin fits just fine.
Actually on the way back with one once at night I was too tired
to make it home and I just slept next to the machine in the back.
The only hazard is that mine has a 3.5" life which adds a level
of difficulty lifting it in and out of.


3 years ago

Mine always seem to fit better in someone else's vehicle....


3 years ago

Well I tried tonight and was able to get a BSD in the back of a 2011 grand Cherokee. It was a loaner I got from a local dealer.

It's a standard version, so I don't know if options change anything.

It has about 30 1/4 inch vertical clearance carpet to opening bottom; giving about 1/2 inch clearance with the BSD head.

Don't know about other games/manufacturers, but apparently a Williams WPC does fit.

Robert


3 years ago

Nissan quest!


3 years ago

No one uses tape measures anymore?


3 years ago
MrSanRamon said:

Well I tried tonight and was able to get a BSD in the back of a 2011 grand Cherokee.

To those that PM'd me, the BSD coin slots were toward the rear door.

ReplayRyan said:

No one uses tape measures anymore?

Tape measure is only good for obvious sizes, like the opening is 27" or 35". If the opening is notionally just slightly larger than the pinball measurement...and the floor is sloped, or there is a lip on the door area, or some other feature; then the tape measure method is not acceptable.

Robert


3 years ago

Someone PM's me asking how I got the machine in the Jeep...here was my response:

2 people, though I could have done it myself...with some risk.

Pulled the back end of the BSD up to the back of the jeep, rotated it so 1 back leg was right at the back plastic bumper.

Took that leg off and then lifted that corner into the back of the jeep about 3".

Took the other back leg off and lifted that end into the jeep and rotated the machine so it aligned.

Pushed the machine in until the front legs were just off the back end of the jeep.

Removed both front legs.

Pushed the machine the rest of the way in

Closed the rear gate.

I had a piece of cardboard down on the carpet. If you have one of these jeeps, I suggest getting a sheet of Formica and cutting it to fit.

It's thin, and will allow the pin to slide easily...there isn't enough space to roll the machine on dowels or sprinkler pipe.

Robert


3 years ago
MrSanRamon said:

Tape measure is only good for obvious sizes, like the opening is 27" or 35". If the opening is notionally just slightly larger than the pinball measurement...and the floor is sloped, or there is a lip on the door area, or some other feature; then the tape measure method is not acceptable.
Robert

Sure it's acceptable. If you see or suspect an area that is smaller than the opening, you measure it as well. In fact, don't even measure the opening...just measure the smallest point.


3 years ago

Tested over the weekend: two Stern machines will fit into the back of a Ford Freestar minivan. And perhaps a third could fit if the heads were unbolted, but not necessarily unwired.

two_stern_in_Freestar.JPG (Click image to enlarge)



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