Can a Gaming Chair Fit in a Car?


You might have just bought a gaming chair or might be moving from one house to another. Now, you may think, ‘can a gaming chair fit in a car?’ This may be concerning especially when you own a sedan and don’t have the space to accommodate the chair. Of course, you don’t want to see your car damaged. So rather than renting a van or hiring a carrier, it is best to just work it out yourself.

Yes, gaming chairs can fit in a car. Most if not all gaming chairs need to be assembled when they are bought. So, you would transport the chair while it’s dismantled and in a box so it can fit in most cars. If you would need to transport the chair assembled then you need to measure it and see if it fits in the entry points of your car.

Transporting a gaming chair can be a bit of a challenge especially if you have a small car. As long as you know what to do, you can transport your gaming chair easily. In this article, you will know how you can fit a gaming chair into a car. Aside from that, I will also discuss how you can transport the chair into a sedan and what you should do when it can’t fit into your car.

Can You Fit a Gaming Chair in a Car? The Billion Dollar Question!

When it comes to transporting your gaming chair in your car, there are some factors that you need to consider. These factors are the size of your car, if it can be disassembled or not, and the size of your gaming chair itself.

The Size of Car that You Drive

The very first thing that you need to consider when transporting your gaming chair in a car is the car you drive. It plays a huge role but it is only important to consider when you are unable to disassemble the chair.

You would need to find out the dimensions of the gaming chair and measure the entrance of your car. These entry points would be the doors or the trunk of your car. It will help you prevent any situation where you would need to have the chair delivered to your home or if you are bringing it from one place to another, you would find out you need to rent a delivery van for it.

Renting may not always be the best option since you would need to spend more money than you would need to.

Gaming Chair: Is it Possible to Disassemble or Not?

As mentioned above, most if not all gaming chairs can be disassembled. So, if you are worried that they might not fit into your car, well, you don’t really need to. If you are the type of person that is not good at assembling stuff, the good news is it’s not that hard and it is easy to set up.

If you are not sure if the gaming chair is not possible to be disassembled, just call the store and see how they pack their chair. If you can disassemble it, it will come in a box that can fit into any type of car.

Know the Size of Your Chair

Knowing the size of your chair is the same thing as knowing the size of the car. There are two things that you can do if you are not sure if the chair will fit into your car. The first thing is to measure the chair or call the manufacturer or shot that you bought it from and get the measurement from them.

When the store confirms the chair will not fit into a car and you won’t be able to disassemble them, at least you would know. You can take the proper next steps to get your gaming chair home for you to enjoy.

Transporting Your Gaming Chair in a Sedan

Most sedan trunks are about 40 inches deep and 50 inches wide. So you would need to measure your gaming chair to ensure that it will fit into your sedan. Now, the problem with the sedan trunk is the opening which is usually no more than 40 inches.

However, it is possible to identify the typical size of your chair, so it’s important that you remember the different models so that you can have their unique dimensions. For gaming chairs that are made for tall people, expect those chairs to be bigger so they might no longer fit into your sedan.

Where to Place Your Gaming Chair in Your Car?

There are two places where you can place your gaming chair in your car. You can place it in your backseat and in your trunk. Most gaming chair measures about 40 inches so it might be a bit of a challenge to fit them into your trunk due to the size of the opening.

You can lower the seat of your gaming chair and make the task much easier. When the chair is inside the trunk, you will have plenty of extra space inside.

To fit a gaming chair into the backseat, make sure that the passenger seat is pushed all the way back into the car. Ensure to lower the backrest so that it is almost parallel to the floor of your car. Place the office chair in through our passenger-side door.

The rear doors are usually smaller than the front passenger seat door. Take the time to maneuver the gaming chair into the backseat so that you will have the wheels up.

As much as possible you would want to avoid any damage from happening to your car. So, to avoid damaging your car, it is best to wrap your gaming chair in a cloth or even in bubble wrap. Drive slowly so that you can prevent any dents or bumps from happening.

Gaming Chair Doesn’t Fit in Your Car: What to Do?

Remove Some Parts of the Gaming Chair

You can make the chair smaller by removing some parts of it like the armrest or the wheelbase. Removing the parts may sound a bit simple, but it is important that you won’t lose any of the parts. Make sure that you place all the loose parts in a bag so that you can keep track of all the parts you have taken off.

Fully Disassemble Your Gaming Chair

When removing some parts of your chair is not enough, you may need to fully disassemble it. It is pretty straightforward and easy to do. However, it can be a bit daunting at first if you are not aware of where to start.

Disassemble a Gaming Chair

There are two parts that you should know to get you started which are the lower part that consists of the wheelbase as well as the gas cylinder. The second part is the upper part where you have the seat and the backrest.

Separating these parts can help you fit your gaming chair into any make and model of car. All you need is a wrench so that you can separate the cylinder from the top of the chair.

Use the pipe wrench to tighten it around the cylinder. Twist the cylinder of the chair with your pipe wrench and the cylinder should come off together with the wheelbase.

There’s no need to remove the wheelbase from the cylinder as it can fit easily into your car. Whether that would be in the backseat or in the trunk of your car.

Look for a Smaller Chair or Get a Bigger Vehicle

Now, renting a van or a trailer can cost money and it can be expensive. Most of the rental companies charge per mile. Aside from that, there are also some hidden fees that you might not want to pay.

A van should be enough to transport a gaming chair. So, if you have a friend that has a van or a bigger vehicle you can borrow that for the day to transport your chair easily.

All Else Fail: Hire A Professional Mover

Again this would cost you money, but if you would transport your gaming chair with other furniture, this might be the best way possible. Most local furniture costs range from $75 to $350. If you are shipping across the state or cross-country it will cost about $400 to $700.

Hiring a professional may not be a cheap option, but it will save you time and effort. If you plan to transport multiple pieces of furniture it may save you money after all.

Final Thoughts

Transporting your gaming chair can be daunting at first if you don’t know what to do. With proper research and proper measuring, you can get your chair inside your car without any damage. You can disassemble your chair so that you can easily fit it inside the car, especially when it’s small. If all else fails, it is best to get a smaller chair or a bigger vehicle. If you have other furniture to move, you can also hire a mover which will cost money but it will be well worth it.

Sourav Biswas

I’ve been passionate about chair for as long as I can remember. I love the way they look, the way they feel, and the way they make me feel. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting chairs to write about, and I’m never afraid to experiment with different styles and materials.

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