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Vehicles that a Pinball Machine Fits in

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    #501 4 years ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    Just finished a 300-mile round trip. 35.3 MPGs reported by the trip computer, which I'm really happy with.

    A quick update from last night: Panthera fit in my CRV last night with a couple inches of height to spare. Panthera's head is really deep, so the opening height required is around 30".

    On the other hand, I also tried to load a Fathom with the head folded down strapped to an appliance cart, and fell short by around 1". Fathom fit very easily without the appliance cart attached, obviously.

    #502 4 years ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    A quick update from last night: Panthera fit in my CRV last night with a couple inches of height to spare. Panthera's head is really deep, so the opening height required is around 30".
    On the other hand, I also tried to load a Fathom with the head folded down strapped to an appliance cart, and fell short by around 1". Fathom fit very easily without the appliance cart attached, obviously.

    Are you coming tomorrow with panthera?

    #503 4 years ago
    Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

    Are you coming tomorrow with panthera?

    I think we have our wires crossed. I blame Mark.

    I was planning on bringing it down before NEPL finals. Let me know if this plan still works.

    #504 4 years ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    I think we have our wires crossed. I blame Mark.
    I was planning on bringing it down before NEPL finals. Let me know if this plan still works.

    That's what I thought! When you said you loaded up panthera last night it made me double guess.

    That's good because we have no room at all right now!

    #505 4 years ago

    Infiniti QX60 (or JX) does NOT fit a pin with the head folded...learned the hard way picking up my very first pin earlier this week

    #506 4 years ago

    2016 Honda Pilot fits a stern, barely Already know it fits a hobbit and bw.

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    #507 4 years ago

    This really happened

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    #508 4 years ago

    I was shopping around for a new vehicle and measured the back opening of an 2016 MDX. The height of the opening is too short and will not fit a machine without taking the head off. I passed on buying that car. I ended up buying a 2015 pilot (not the newest version with the restyled body) and was able to shove 2 pins in the back. It was tight! The area in the ceiling behind the moonroof is lower to allow the moonroof to slide back. The folded down back box of the forward pin dug into the headliner and ripped it a tad. Had the car for only 2 days and it hurt to see the damage but all for the love of the pin.

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    #509 4 years ago

    I just purchased a 2017 Nissan Rogue. My intention has to build a cardboard mockup and carry it w me to dealers Instead I just had the salesperson shut the hatch and took measurements to make sure it would be ok w the hatch closed. Seems to be plenty of room. I'll post more info and pics w the first pinmove.

    #510 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    I just purchased a 2017 Nissan Rogue. My intention has to build a cardboard mockup and carry it w me to dealers Instead I just had the salesperson shut the hatch and took measurements to make sure it would be ok w the hatch closed. Seems to be plenty of room. I'll post more info and pics w the first pinmove.

    What dimensions did you use?

    #511 4 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    What dimensions did you use?

    The ones from my Stern Avatar

    #512 4 years ago

    My 65 g10 fits system 11 no oroblem...

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    #513 4 years ago

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    #514 4 years ago

    Never mind if it fits a pin, that is one friggin cool ride!

    #515 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    The ones from my Stern Avatar

    I mean do you have the measurements handy?

    #516 4 years ago
    Quoted from sagejr:

    Never mind if it fits a pin, that is one friggin cool ride!

    Thanx man its a daily driver for 3 seasons.. I will prob have it at pintastic this year..

    #517 4 years ago

    Cocktail pins fit well as well..

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    #518 4 years ago

    I hope to be at pintastic this year but will probably skip pinfest...

    #519 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    I just purchased a 2017 Nissan Rogue. My intention has to build a cardboard mockup and carry it w me to dealers Instead I just had the salesperson shut the hatch and took measurements to make sure it would be ok w the hatch closed. Seems to be plenty of room. I'll post more info and pics w the first pinmove.

    We just rented one of those and my wife liked it. I wasn't sure if it was big enough for a pinball machine so definitely let us know. It got pretty good gas milage for an SUV and had a nice ride.

    #520 4 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    I mean do you have the measurements handy?

    pretty sure it was 53L x 29W (these are the same as WPC) x 24H

    #521 4 years ago
    Quoted from Astropin:

    We just rented one of those and my wife liked it. I wasn't sure if it was big enough for a pinball machine so definitely let us know. It got pretty good has milage for an SUV and had a nice ride.

    the best EPA est hwy of similar SUVs and $3k less than a Rav4.
    Nice and roomy inside.
    Radio reception in this one is a lil disappointing,
    and those headrests are Horrible.

    I do like the vehicle overall though.

    #522 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    pretty sure it was 53L x 29W (these are the same as WPC) x 24H

    Are you removing the backbox? With the backbox folded you'll need more like 29 - 30"

    http://user.xmission.com/~daina/tips/pub/tip0473.html

    Chris

    #523 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    pretty sure it was 53L x 29W (these are the same as WPC) x 24H (29?)

    I'll check out my Legacy seems like the height may be the limiting factor.

    #524 4 years ago

    My Durango is in for service, and the loaner they gave me is a Chrysler Pacifica. Now, I don't think there was any doubt that a minivan could hold a pin. What impressed me is just how much room there is in this darn thing.

    Don't get me wrong, I won't run out and buy one. I don't have kids, the Durango can move a pin, and I like to enjoy my drive. This thing is like driving a bus. BUT, it is cavernous inside, the Stow and Go seating is super clever (although not all that comfortable), it gets great gas mileage (compared to my Durango R/T), and can hold 2 pins while still carrying 3 passengers, or probably 3 pins if you had no back passengers.

    Very low load height, cavernous room, enough features....I can understand why people like Minivans.

    #525 4 years ago

    Re-read this thread and the wiki and couldn't find any answers as to whether or not a 2014-16 Hyundai Tucson or Santa Fe could fit a wide range of pins. I'm also considering a 2014-16 CRV but I see that those all seem to be safe bets. Anyone have one that can answer this?

    Need to start looking, in person, tomorrow but don't want to waste time looking at cars that won't fit pinball machines. Before getting into this hobby, that requirement was a non-issue.

    #526 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    the best EPA est hwy of similar SUVs and $3k less than a Rav4.
    Nice and roomy inside.
    Radio reception in this one is a lil disappointing,
    and those headrests are Horrible.
    I do like the vehicle overall though.

    Well I'm out on a Rogue. They only have a 1000 pound towing capacity. I need at least 4000.

    #527 4 years ago

    PT Cruiser holds one and an appliance dolly with room for front seat passengers (barely).

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    #528 4 years ago

    So if a Stern and a Bally/Williams will fit in my 2010 Edge, a Data East should too right?

    #529 4 years ago
    Quoted from Spencer:

    So if a Stern and a Bally/Williams will fit in my 2010 Edge, a Data East should too right?

    I don't see why it wouldn't.

    Chris

    #530 4 years ago
    Quoted from Astropin:

    Well I'm out on a Rogue. They only have a 1000 pound towing capacity. I need at least 4000.

    Get a Durango R/T Super fun, tons of power, and can tow 7400 lbs., a pin, and 2 passengers! Oh, you needed fuel economy, right? Never mind then. LOL

    Chris

    #531 4 years ago
    Quoted from Astropin:

    Well I'm out on a Rogue. They only have a 1000 pound towing capacity. I need at least 4000.

    Nissan, Subaru and Honda went to CVT transmissions in their suvs. So your towing goes to hell.

    #532 4 years ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    I don't see why it wouldn't.
    Chris

    Yup, it does!

    #533 4 years ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    Get a Durango R/T Super fun, tons of power, and can tow 7400 lbs., a pin, and 2 passengers! Oh, you needed fuel economy, right? Never mind then. LOL
    Chris

    No I don't need fuel economy (but it's always nice if you can get it). We have a Hemi Durango right now...2011 with 140,000 on it and we are looking to replace it. It's primarily my wife's car and she wants something smaller. We are looking at the Jeep Grand Cherokee...and most likely the Hemi

    #534 4 years ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    pretty sure it was 53L x 29W (these are the same as WPC) x 24H

    I used the following rough guideline when shopping around: Cargo opening 30"w x 30"h x 52"deep, ideally 32" high

    I ran across a couple vehicles that were just under 30" and it wasn't good enough... you want a little room to put the game on a slider, furniture pads, etc, and avoid rubbing the ceiling. Some vehicles also had less room at the opening or less room toward the driver's seat, so it's definitely good to check measurements throughout.

    #535 4 years ago

    I have a Honda pilot from 2009. This version fits a pin very nicely. Does anyone know if a pin will fit in the new Honda pilots?. They look a little smaller when I've seen them on the road.
    Thanks
    Litz

    #536 4 years ago
    Quoted from LitzDoc:

    I have a Honda pilot from 2009. This version fits a pin very nicely. Does anyone know if a pin will fit in the new Honda pilots?. They look a little smaller when I've seen them on the road.
    Thanks
    Litz

    Confirmed to fit, I have one. Hobbit and stern SM had no issues.

    #537 4 years ago

    I think it was the pilot that we had to turn a gottlieb sys3 on its side or slide the head forward. Otherwise they fit stern and new games just barely for big so big and boxy its smaller than I thought. I think it's from the floor angling up with the seats folded

    #538 4 years ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    I think it was the pilot that we had to turn a gottlieb sys3 on its side or slide the head forward. Otherwise they fit stern and new games just barely for big so big and boxy its smaller than I thought. I think it's from the floor angling up with the seats folded

    The issue with the newer pilots is the third row seat belt mount just inside the hatch on the right. It takes a up an inch of clearance. Clearly not designed to maximize entry space.

    #539 4 years ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    The issue with the newer pilots is the third row seat belt mount just inside the hatch on the right. It takes a up an inch of clearance. Clearly not designed to maximize entry space.

    ugh, that is super lame. I'm really sick if EVERY SUV now being designed with that huge slope on the rear roof line. I mean even the pilot and pathfinder...tahoe is the last boxy suv :/

    #540 4 years ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    ugh, that is super lame. I'm really sick if EVERY SUV now being designed with that huge slope on the rear roof line. I mean even the pilot and pathfinder...tahoe is the last boxy suv :/

    Agreed. Makes rear windows scrunched to near no-visibility.

    #541 4 years ago

    Also not a fan of the new "SUV" designs. To me the look much less utility based and more just a big car.

    I have a 2011 Escape with the 3.0 V6 and a class III hitch. It can haul a NIB widebody, in the box, inside without any difficulty and still get 30mpg, I doubt the new design escape can do that with its wierd sloped back and angled cargo opening. It can haul a small (8x10) trailer with several pins and still get 20mpg and has no issues with climbing (travel the grapevine with it all the time)... the new escape models are all 4 cylinder so probably a no there too.

    I'm going to be sad when I finally have to replace it. At least she's only got 160k and still going strong.

    #542 4 years ago

    Was really happy my short bed Toyota Tacoma fit Demolition Man and Doctor Who nicely. Game fits perfectly sideways behind the wheel well.

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    #543 4 years ago

    Honda Jazz/Fit: no problem

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    #544 4 years ago
    Quoted from Davi:

    Honda Jazz/Fit: no problem

    LOL... used to haul games like that in my 95 escort hatchback. Actually was able to squeeze in not one but two early SS bally's.

    All is fine and good as long as theres no rain and you can avoid heavy traffic.

    #545 4 years ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    LOL... used to haul games like that in my 95 escort hatchback. Actually was able to squeeze in not one but two early SS bally's.
    All is fine and good as long as theres no rain and you can avoid heavy traffic.

    Forgot to mention: pin fits perfectly while rear door is closed. That picture is about unloading process.

    #546 4 years ago
    Quoted from Davi:

    Forgot to mention: pin fits perfectly while rear door is closed. That picture is about unloading process.

    That's what I mean

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    #547 4 years ago

    Wondering if I can fit 2 in the Durango.........hmmmm.

    #548 4 years ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    Also not a fan of the new "SUV" designs. To me the look much less utility based and more just a big car.
    I have a 2011 Escape with the 3.0 V6 and a class III hitch. It can haul a NIB widebody, in the box, inside without any difficulty and still get 30mpg, I doubt the new design escape can do that with its wierd sloped back and angled cargo opening. It can haul a small (8x10) trailer with several pins and still get 20mpg and has no issues with climbing (travel the grapevine with it all the time)... the new escape models are all 4 cylinder so probably a no there too.
    I'm going to be sad when I finally have to replace it. At least she's only got 160k and still going strong.

    I'm in the same boat. 2004 Escape with the 3.6 V6 and I love it. 196k on the clock and I'm going to keep it running as long as possible. I hate the new Escape motor options.

    Without being too much in the hunt for a new car, I'd say my current choices would be Ford Edge, Mazda CX-5 (if things fit well), and Honda Fit.

    #549 4 years ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    I'm in the same boat. 2004 Escape with the 3.6 V6 and I love it. 196k on the clock and I'm going to keep it running as long as possible. I hate the new Escape motor options.
    Without being too much in the hunt for a new car, I'd say my current choices would be Ford Edge, Mazda CX-5 (if things fit well), and Honda Fit.

    Did you replace your alternator or wheel bearings yourself? Those and the water pump are the devil.... however I miss mine for the room. Friend has over 200k and spun a bearing at maybe 220-250k. Otherwise great car and lots of room for things

    #550 4 years ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    Confirmed to fit, I have one. Hobbit and stern SM had no issues.

    Thanks. My pilot is getting long in the tooth. I might need to buy a new one soon. So it will fit straight in head first?

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