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Vehicles that a Pinball Machine Fits in


By MrSanRamon

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    #1301 62 days ago
    Quoted from kechlesurf:

    Perfect. I thought it would but wanted to make sure before i got and rent one and carry the machines out only to find they dont fit. A minivan would be a better option than a cargo van as the cargo van would hold two machines but the gas milage wouldnt be that great.

    If you do use a minivan, make sure to put down moving blankets over hooks in floor if they just up when seats removed. I would also recommend some 2" PVC pipe rollers to make loading easier. Go to Home depot, but a piece of 8 foot, 2" PVC and have them cut it into thirds... rolling them into van once at the gate is butter and it will run you around 3$.

    #1302 61 days ago

    2016 Ford Escape with system 11 loaded. The picture is a little deceptive. There is a little over an inch of clearance.
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    #1303 61 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    If you do use a minivan, make sure to put down moving blankets over hooks in floor if they just up when seats removed. I would also recommend some 2" PVC pipe rollers to make loading easier. Go to Home depot, but a piece of 8 foot, 2" PVC and have them cut it into thirds... rolling them into van once at the gate is butter and it will run you around 3$.

    Great suggestion on the PVC piping to be used as rollers. Will definitely add that to the list when i move machines. Ive been putting cardboard down to make it easier to slide but not anymore.

    #1304 60 days ago

    Based on measuring I “should” be able to fit into my 2015 Escalade ESV. It would be the same as the suburban or Yukon xl. Can anyone confirm?
    Thanks!

    #1305 60 days ago
    Quoted from Kneeno:

    Based on measuring I “should” be able to fit into my 2015 Escalade ESV. It would be the same as the suburban or Yukon xl. Can anyone confirm?
    Thanks!

    Thread search is your friend: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vehicles-that-a-pinball-machine-fits-in?tq=suburban&tu=

    #1306 59 days ago

    I did some searching and found nothing about a hybrid; so Transporting an xfiles pinball; will it fit in 2016 rav4 hybrid? I did the measurement and it looks good; but curious with the back party down.

    #1307 59 days ago
    Quoted from La4s:

    2016 Ford Escape with system 11 loaded. The picture is a little deceptive. There is a little over an inch of clearance.
    [quoted image]

    Thank you!!
    I also have a 2016 Escape and wondered how tight of a fit it would be.

    #1308 53 days ago

    Does anyone know if a newer stern will fit behind the 2nd row seats of a grand caravan or a Honda oddesey? Or similar. Need to transport 4 adults and pin. I know a truck will work.

    #1309 53 days ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    Thank you!!
    I also have a 2016 Escape and wondered how tight of a fit it would be.

    I always take a piece of wood to put under the back of the machine to raise it up so it sits flat on the back of the seats. otherwise it pivots on the lip caused by the seats being folded done, and can cause damage were the lip and seats connect.

    #1310 53 days ago
    Quoted from pinwhoo:

    Does anyone know if a newer stern will fit behind the 2nd row seats of a grand caravan or a Honda oddesey? Or similar. Need to transport 4 adults and pin. I know a truck will work.

    Not safely... i dont believe you can fit one in front to back. What should work would be goofy. Ihave put 2 pins in my Honda odyssey with one sideways immediately behid the driver and one going front to back behind that. You could remove all the seats, fold the rear ones down flat. Slide a pin in and put it side to side behind the driver, then put the rear seats back up with passengers entering from the trunk. As an Odyssey owner thats the only thing short of fenting a trailer I can think of. Note that even though it looks like they will fit a pin will not make it in through sliding doors. Search this thread for my name for pictures of 3 in an odyssey.

    #1311 53 days ago

    Learned the hard way about eight years ago that a pinball machine will not fit in a Prius.

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    #1312 53 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    Not safely... i dont believe you can fit one in front to back. What should work would be goofy. Ihave put 2 pins in my Honda odyssey with one sideways immediately behid the driver and one going front to back behind that. You could remove all the seats, fold the rear ones down flat. Slide a pin in and put it side to side behind the driver, then put the rear seats back up with passengers entering from the trunk. As an Odyssey owner thats the only thing short of fenting a trailer I can think of. Note that even though it looks like they will fit a pin will not make it in through sliding doors. Search this thread for my name for pictures of 3 in an odyssey.

    Thanks for the input.
    Think we'll stay safe and get a truck.

    Merry Christmas to all.

    2 weeks later
    #1313 33 days ago

    Does anyone know if the new Mazda CX-30 will fit a pinball machine? My gut says no but if it does... that would be so sweet

    #1314 33 days ago

    My 2011 Chevy Equinox has a nice 32" tall back door for a mid size (5 seat) SUV, and can fit a Stern or BW with the head down.

    Looking for a 2019 midsize SUV, but not much has the same 32" tall back door, even the current Equinox is smaller.

    I found the CRV and the RAV4 would work. Anyone have other mid sized SUV recommendations?

    #1315 33 days ago
    Quoted from Neal_W:

    My 2011 Chevy Equinox has a nice 32" tall back door for a mid size (5 seat) SUV, and can fit a Stern or BW with the head down.
    Looking for a 2019 midsize SUV, but not much has the same 32" tall back door, even the current Equinox is smaller.
    I found the CRV and the RAV4 would work. Anyone have other mid sized SUV recommendations?

    Ford Escape. I would assume the Hyundai and kias. Not sure on the new forester :/

    #1316 32 days ago

    With heads folded down are modern sterns or old bally Williams games taller?
    Looking at the modern stern in the new rav4 with barely any clearance and don't want to buy it if it wont fit Williams games from the funhouse era.
    Thanks.

    #1317 31 days ago
    Quoted from luckycreature:

    With heads folded down are modern sterns or old bally Williams games taller?
    Looking at the modern stern in the new rav4 with barely any clearance and don't want to buy it if it wont fit Williams games from the funhouse era.
    Thanks.

    I fit my friends Demo Man (1994 B/W) in my 2019 rav4 hybrid ok. I know it’s not funhouse but is a widebody Williams and if fit, so thought it might be a good data point for you.

    #1318 30 days ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Ford Escape. I would assume the Hyundai and kias. Not sure on the new forester :/

    We need someone to measure the hatch opening on the new 2020 Escape, the rear hatch sure looks smaller than the out-going model.

    #1319 30 days ago

    I have used my wife's Mazda5 several times to move pins... mostly EMs...

    #1320 30 days ago
    Quoted from Lathroum:

    I have used my wife's Mazda5 several times to move pins... mostly EMs...

    ?CX5 , what year is it?

    #1321 30 days ago

    Mazda5 != CX-5

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    #1322 30 days ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    We need someone to measure the hatch opening on the new 2020 Escape, the rear hatch sure looks smaller than the out-going model.

    ugh, they need to stop shrinking the rear.

    #1323 29 days ago
    Quoted from pinballjj:

    ?CX5 , what year is it?

    A Mazda5 and a CX5 are two different vehicles completely...

    I can fit a pin, head and hand truck in my wife's Mazda5 and close it up easily...

    #1324 29 days ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    ugh, they need to stop shrinking the rear.

    That’s what she said.

    #1326 25 days ago
    Quoted from robgo777:

    Just picked up a JJP WoZ ECLE and was able to fit it nicely into a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit. Loaded it in front first, shrink wrapped with moving blankets wrapped around the top and bottom. The top sides of the backbox rub slightly on the roof plastic of the jeep that is at the tailgate, but the plastic piece has some play in it so isn't a big deal. Sorry I totally forget to take a pic... was too excited to get it out and inside
    In the past I have also loaded the following games in the same Jeep with plenty of clearance at the entry:
    Stern POTC
    Champion Pub
    Hurricane
    Black Rose
    Rescue 911
    Apollo 13
    TZ
    Who Dunnit
    Stern Star Wars Pro
    Monopoly
    Haven't run into a machine that I wasn't able to fit yet, but I am sure there may be some out there. All of these machines fit with plenty of room front and back without having to move the front seats forward. There is also plenty of room to the side of the machine to slide a furniture dolly in after the machine is loaded.
    Hope that helps someone out!
    Best Regards,
    Robert Goebel
    Pinshakers
    www.pinshakers.com

    I know a NIB WOZ wont fit in a newer jeep grand cherokee...

    #1327 25 days ago
    Quoted from Rager170:

    I know a NIB WOZ wont fit in a newer jeep grand cherokee...

    Yeah, there's a lot smaller list of vehicles that will haul a game in the box, even most pickup trucks won't hold it with a cover (not a cap) on it. Most minivans would as long as you can fold or remove the seats.

    #1328 25 days ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    Yeah, there's a lot smaller list of vehicles that will haul a game in the box, even most pickup trucks won't hold it with a cover (not a cap) on it. Most minivans would as long as you can fold or remove the seats.

    I said this a while ago, but my NIB WOZ fit in my 4 door Jeep Wrangler..

    #1329 24 days ago

    Moved a TZ in a Pacifica last week, possible space for 2 standards?
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    #1330 19 days ago

    2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS. Able to move pins in it with the rear seats folded forward. Have successfully moved Judge Dredd and Junkyard (guess i like "J" machines...)

    The nice thing on that year of Outlander is that it has a drop down tailgate, so it makes loading the pin a breeze. They removed that feature from later models unfortunately.

    I think that the Outlander Sports have smaller cargo areas, so those probably would not work.

    #1331 19 days ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    Moved a TZ in a Pacifica last week, possible space for 2 standards?
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    I had one of these as a loaner once when my Durango was in for service. Not a fan of the styling, but the damn thing was CAVERNOUS inside. Rode nicely too. I can see why minivans are popular.

    Chris

    #1332 19 days ago

    Ford Flex fits two pins but one needs to have the head removed. Pretty easy with the old Williams pre-WPC games. The headless one goes sideways against the front seats. Next one in normal, head folded. Put the removed head next to the complete machine and you're golden.

    Shout out to rustylizard for the Tetris assist.

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    #1333 18 days ago
    Quoted from pmppk:

    Learned the hard way about eight years ago that a pinball machine will not fit in a Prius.[quoted image]

    It WILL fit in a prius if you take the backbox off. The backbox may need to go on the front passenger seat though, depending on the game.

    #1334 18 days ago
    Quoted from charliex:

    I have a Toyota FJ cruiser and I can fit any widebody pin in it no problem. Perfect pin hauler.

    Good to know! Thanks for this thread. I didn't think one would fit so I rented a truck but now I know. What about the bit of incline that exists after putting the back seats down? I'd hate to cause bending where it has that slope.

    #1335 17 days ago

    2015 Ford Escape will haul one with the back box down and the legs off.

    #1336 17 days ago
    Quoted from CameronMcCasland:

    2015 Ford Escape will haul one with the back box down and the legs off.

    It will not haul a gottlieb sys 3 unless you unscrew the backbox and slide it forward. :/ otherwise I've had no issues with that gen and fitting games.

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    #1337 8 days ago
    Quoted from eh97ac:

    Wife and I kept our old 2003 Honda CRV. Fits golf clubs, hockey bags + a keg and pins. I have moved a Bally widebody with head on the side, System 11 with folded head and WPC with folded head. All fit just right with the door closing properly

    I have a 2004 CRV and was able to transport a Spanish Eyes and WPC in it successfully.

    When we loaded the WPC, we initially had the seats folded down and upright. We were unable to close the door though, so we folded the seats down from their upright/stowed position (only the rear of the seats are folded at this time) and angled the game as we loaded it into the hatch.

    If you have a similar vehicle, I suggest you load the front of the game first as it is lighter and therefore easier to lift/angle than the rear.

    #1338 8 days ago

    2003 Mazda 2 fits a pinball machine, but no space for protection blankets or something so thinking of removong the back seats
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    #1339 8 days ago

    I am on my way to the motortrend international auto show in Baltimore! For the next 3 hours, i will he roaming around a hall with over 500 new vehicles. I am bringing a tape measure and will happily measure the height of any trunk.

    #1340 4 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    I am on my way to the motortrend international auto show in Baltimore! For the next 3 hours, i will he roaming around a hall with over 500 new vehicles. I am bringing a tape measure and will happily measure the height of any trunk.

    Stern should make an inflatable that blows up to the size of a folded pinball machine. like a bunch of inflatable tubes connected to form the outer edges.

    #1341 3 days ago

    Did a thread search for Scion XB's but only find stuff on the first generation up to 2006.

    Anybody using a 2008 or newer XB to haul pins?

    Thanks for any feedback.

    #1342 3 days ago

    Looking at a 2020 explorer, anyone load one with a pin? They changed the floor around some....

    #1343 3 days ago
    Quoted from misterschu:

    Stern should make an inflatable that blows up to the size of a folded pinball machine. like a bunch of inflatable tubes connected to form the outer edges.

    I was thinking of making a skeleton frame at pinball machine dimensions out of pvc pipe that I could break down and take with me the next time I go car shopping !

    #1344 3 days ago
    Quoted from misterschu:

    Stern should make an inflatable that blows up to the size of a folded pinball machine. like a bunch of inflatable tubes connected to form the outer edges.

    Quoted from pinballjj:

    I was thinking of making a skeleton frame at pinball machine dimensions out of pvc pipe that I could break down and take with me the next time I go car shopping !

    As someone who is SUV shopping right now that's one major complaint I have with all car review magazines and services: they either determine cargo capacity by Cu Ft (don't forget that 3/4 of a Cu Ft in the seatbelt crack!), carry on suitcases (like I carry more than 2 of those) and even ping pong balls!!! Just tell me the size of the largest rectangular box I can put in the vehicle and close all the doors, with the second row up or down.....That's all...very simple.....but no, that would be too easy!

    #1345 3 days ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    As someone who is SUV shopping right now that's one major complaint I have with all car review magazines and services: they either determine cargo capacity by Cu Ft (don't forget that 3/4 of a Cu Ft in the seatbelt crack!), carry on suitcases (like I carry more than 2 of those) and even ping pong balls!!! Just tell me the size of the largest rectangular box I can put in the vehicle and close all the doors, with the second row up or down.....That's all...very simple.....but no, that would be too easy!

    Exactly. Many options have a lot of space ONCE you get through the small hatch opening. This is why I went with a Durango. The roofline isn't raked in the back like so many other vehicles, so the hatch works for my needs.

    Chris

    #1346 2 days ago

    Anyone have any experience loading a WPC game into an Infiniti QX60? I found one post in this topic that said it is not possible but they didn't say what the game was. There's plenty of room once through the opening but it's getting through that concerns me. I folded down the head of another game to take measurements.It's about 29 1/4 at its tallest point and my opening is barely 29 1/2 so it's very close. I know I can always take the head off but hoping not to do that.

    #1347 18 hours ago
    Quoted from crazypinballguy:

    Did a thread search for Scion XB's but only find stuff on the first generation up to 2006.
    Anybody using a 2008 or newer XB to haul pins?
    Thanks for any feedback.

    Asked and answered my own question. Hope it helps someone who might need the same info.

    Yes, a 2010 Scion XB can haul a pin, no problem ... well, at least a 1993 Data East LAH.

    Picked it up today.

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    #1348 15 hours ago

    I hauled a WOC ECLE and a Sega Harley Davidson in my 2012 GMC Terrrain. Back seats down and rear hatch closed.

    #1349 5 hours ago
    Quoted from Jackrabbt:

    I hauled a WOC ECLE and a Sega Harley Davidson in my 2012 GMC Terrrain. Back seats down and rear hatch closed.

    At the same time? Or separate trips?

    Chris

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