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Vehicles that a Pinball Machine Fits in

By MrSanRamon

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    #1951 37 days ago

    Since I saw the post that a Stern will not fit in a Renegade, I can confirm that a WPC game will fit in a 2016 Renegade with the head folded down.

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    #1952 37 days ago

    2021 Toyota RAV4 fit a Star Trek Next Generation no problems. Did not fit a Gottlieb Strikes and Spares though. Had to have the hatch open some.

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    #1953 25 days ago

    I wonder if a Subaru Sambar would fit a pin...

    #1954 25 days ago
    Quoted from RobF:

    2017 BMW X5 ok for Sterns.
    [quoted image]
    It was a no go for the System11 however.

    I gave it another go with High Speed in my X5 and I am happy to say I got it to work without disconnecting the head. In my failed attempt I had used a thick moving blanket between the head and cabinet and thought it might be possible to make it fit with something thinner. I used a piece of cardboard this time and that did the trick. I had about an inch and half clearance. I use a cut sheet of thin hardboard to help slide over the transition to the not quite flat rear seats. Yay for the X5!

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    #1955 23 days ago

    Hey folks - how about a 2018 Nissan Rogue ?

    Game in question is a Pinbot.

    #1956 23 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Hey folks - how about a Nissan Rogue ?
    Game in question is a Pinbot.

    A year would probably help, as there have been at least 3 different generations of them....

    #1957 23 days ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    A year would probably help, as there have been at least 3 different generations of them....

    2018.

    I’m aware it’s a bit of a crap shoot. Worst case i will remove the backbox hinges and slide the head forward down the glass a few inches which should create enough space.

    But any testimonials appreciated!

    #1958 23 days ago

    I can confirm that a 2012 won't fit a WPC unless you take the head off.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vehicles-that-a-pinball-machine-fits-in/page/2#post-639571

    #1959 23 days ago
    Quoted from pinbuoy:

    Well the Rogue definitely worked.
    Independence Day was the pin,
    forgot to take pics for this thread.

    Quoted from squirtbrnr:

    2016 Nissan Rogue fits a DMD era Stern with cardboard underneath it, over the back box with ratchet strap and moving blanket between the cabinet and back box and tucked under the cabinet. About 1/2” to spare at the upper corners when sliding it in.
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    Quoted from Canteau:

    Picked up my first pin yesterday. 2019 Nissan Rogue will fit a machine with few inches to spare.
    [quoted image]

    Some other mentions of the Rogue. There's a chance, but I'd be pretty surprised if pinbot fits without removing the head.

    #1960 23 days ago
    Quoted from Deaconblooze:

    Some other mentions of the Rogue. There's a chance, but I'd be pretty surprised if pinbot fits without removing the head.

    Yeah that's my takeaway too. It'll be close.

    I don't think a full head removal will be needed. Just remove the backbox hinges - which is easy on this era system with the head folded over - and slide it a few inches to clear the roof.

    The buyer also said bungee-ing down the hatchback is an option too if we can't get it all the way in.

    #1961 23 days ago

    BOOOOOM!!

    you guys had me scared but 2018 Nissan rogue no match for a pinbot.

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    #1962 23 days ago
    Quoted from eharan:

    Does anyone know if a 2022 Kia Telluride or 2022 Hyundai Palisade will fit a new Stern? I just looked at them and I believe it will fit…looks like they have about 31” of clearance but want to be 100% sure.

    Bumped for the Telluride question. My wife wants one bad and if it fit pins my wallet would open a bit easier. So sick of renting/borrowing pin haulers.

    #1963 23 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    Bumped for the Telluride question. My wife wants one bad and if it fit pins my wallet would open a bit easier. So sick of renting/borrowing pin haulers.

    Should be no different in a 2022
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vehicles-that-a-pinball-machine-fits-in/page/25#post-5203074

    #1964 23 days ago

    What! Thank you. How did I miss that? I swear I’ve searched this thread twice and only found the post I tagged.

    #1965 22 days ago

    2022 Subaru Ascent does not fit a NIB Stern by about 1-2” of height clearance. Could probably fit a game that is not in the box though.

    #1966 19 days ago

    Anyone know if a 2018 Honda HRV will fit a 90s gotlieb wipe out?

    #1967 19 days ago

    Finally did some hauling in my 2021 RAV4 hybrid this weekend. Hobbit and X-Men both fit, but X-Men was a little tighter fit.

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    #1968 19 days ago

    you should take out the rubber mat .

    #1969 19 days ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    Anyone know if a 2018 Honda HRV will fit a 90s gotlieb wipe out?

    I would be super wary as those are the biggest (tallest) cabinets ever buit.

    Be prepared to remove the hinges so you can "slide" the head down the glass. This will allow it to fit without completely removing the head.

    #1970 19 days ago
    Quoted from luch:

    you should take out the rubber mat .

    That’s an option if I need the space but I didn’t want to thrash up the backs of my seats. I could skip the pool noodles too but they roll in so much easier with them. Thankfully they both fit with all that in.

    #1971 18 days ago
    Quoted from KevInBuffalo:

    Hobbit and X-Men both fit, but X-Men was a little tighter fit.

    I have the same and it is nice to see loading coin door first is also an option. I prefer the other way around.

    Loading the tallest part first makes sense to get the tallest part through the door first, then as you slide it in, most beds slope up when you reach the back seats and the rest of the pin can get snug at the doorway if the tallest part is not already inside.

    #1972 18 days ago
    Quoted from Neal_W:

    I have the same and it is nice to see loading coin door first is also an option. I prefer the other way around.
    Loading the tallest part first makes sense to get the tallest part through the door first, then as you slide it in, most beds slope up when you reach the back seats and the rest of the pin can get snug at the doorway if the tallest part is not already inside.

    I always load coin door in first so you put the back down on the ground when unloading. I guess unless you are loading flat from a cart.

    #1973 18 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    I guess unless you are loading flat from a cart.

    Yup, I load/unload flat with Pinball Skates (and a helper).

    #1974 18 days ago

    Yeah I prefer coin door first so you can tip it out onto the ground to unload. At home I have a Harbor Freight cart I unload onto and I prefer the heaviest part to go on that so the back is better for that (the lighter/coin door side overhangs the front of the cart).

    #1975 17 days ago

    Got wipe out to fit, granted it was on its side but fit none the less

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    #1976 17 days ago

    Ford Mach E doesn't fit.
    Cabinet went well but backbox couldn't fit.
    Didn't want to try too much and damage seats or ceiling. Drove a second time to get the backbox..

    Was a bit disappointed because this is the largest car I've ever had, in much smaller cars I've fit much more..

    It was a wide Gottlieb, maybe a smaller machine does fit with body on its side.

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    #1977 17 days ago
    Quoted from aeneas:

    Ford Mach E doesn't fit.
    Cabinet went well but backbox couldn't fit.
    Didn't want to try too much and damage seats or ceiling. Drove a second time to get the backbox..
    Was a bit disappointed because this is the largest car I've ever had, in much smaller cars I've fit much more..[quoted image]

    You couldn't fit the backbox in the passenger seat?

    #1978 17 days ago
    Quoted from aeneas:

    It was a wide Gottlieb, maybe a smaller machine does fit with body on its side.
    [quoted image]

    Maybe you could get the measurements of the opening and have to seller get the measurements of the pin before you buy. That could help with the headache if it was to big to fit?

    Maybe that would narrow down the pins or buy a bigger car? Last thought rent a U-Haul but I wonder if those are going up in price too? I have seen many around lately.

    #1979 17 days ago

    2017 X5 transporting games to/from NWPAS...

    I didn't take a picture, but (not surprisingly) can add WMS cabinet (MMr) to the list of games that fit inside the X5. For towing I comfortably fit 6 games in the 5x10 trailer. It looks about 6" short for fitting 8. It *might* work if I pulled a couple backboxes off, but I wasn't that desperate. The 35d is a champ. Yeah, it turned out to be a bad time to pick up a diesel...but man it tows nice. On a flat open road just cruising between 40-50mph it still gets 30+ mpg once up to speed. Full trip with hills and lights it was right about 20mpg.

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    #1980 10 days ago

    Does anybody know if there have been changes to the Honda CRV line? Is the 2022 model still safe for modern pin hauling?

    Thanks

    #1981 10 days ago
    Quoted from TVsFrank:

    Does anybody know if there have been changes to the Honda CRV line? Is the 2022 model still safe for modern pin hauling?
    Thanks

    2017 through 2022 model year should have the same dimensions (other than the hybrid, which has a smaller cargo area). The 2023 model should be introduced later this year and will be redesigned.

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    #1982 4 minutes ago

    Question: "Can I comfortably fit 2 passengers, 3 standard sheets of glass, 3 widebody sheets of glass, a tub of random parts and an entire bally old chicago in a 2022 Ford Edge?"

    Answer: "With room to spare."

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