Can You Transport a Recliner in Your Vehicle? Tips for Loading and Moving

Do Recliners Come in Different Sizes

Whether you’re moving to a new home, or you would like to handle a new furniture delivery yourself, you may be wondering if you can transport a recliner in your vehicle.

This is a common question we receive from our valued customers at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor.

As the inventors of the recliner, La-Z-Boy has seen its fair share of recliners move throughout the years.

In fact, La-Z-Boy recliners are so well-known for their durability that they are often passed through the hands of multiple owners during their lifespan.

In this article, we’ll provide you with essential tips to determine if your recliner will fit in your vehicle.

These considerations will help you to move your furniture safely and securely.

Take Precise Measurements

Before attempting to transport your recliner, it’s important to take accurate measurements to ensure a smooth fit.

Start by measuring the width, height, and depth of both the recliner and the vehicle’s cargo space. Remember to account for any obstructions such as wheel wells or protrusions in the vehicle’s interior

These dimensions will give you a clear idea of the space needed to accommodate your furniture in your vehicle.

Consider the Shape & Weight of Your Recliner

Recliners come in various shapes and sizes.

Some may have bulky armrests or wide bases, while others may be more streamlined.

Many recliners, such as lift recliners, also have power mechanisms that significantly add to the weight of the furniture.

Consider the shape of the recliner in relation to the shape of your vehicle’s cargo space.

Will the recliner need to be positioned upright, or can it be laid flat? Will it fit through the vehicle’s doors without any issues?

One advantage of La-Z-Boy recliners is that the backs are removable. This can be particularly helpful in smaller vehicles or tight spaces.

In this article and video, we share 5 easy steps to install & remove your La-Z-Boy Recliner Back.

Take Protective Measures

To protect your recliner and vehicle from damages, use blankets, pads, or cardboard to provide a layer of protection.

Secure the recliner firmly in place using straps or bungee cords to prevent it from shifting while driving.

Keep in mind that any damages that happen to the furniture during transport can interfere with warranties and protections you may have purchased for the furniture.

If you decide to pick up your new furniture, you’ll be responsible for lifting and fitting it into your vehicle. Consider bringing extra hands to help load your furniture.

Furniture Delivery vs. DIY Transportation

What Is Full-Service Furniture Delivery

While transporting your recliner in your vehicle may seem cost-effective, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of having professionals transport your furniture.

The most obvious pro to transporting furniture is the potential to initially save money.

You may also be able to pick up your furniture faster than it takes to schedule a professional delivery.

For new purchases, opting for delivery ensures that your new furniture is not only loaded for transport but that it arrives safely and is set up correctly in your home.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, our delivery experts see the process through to completion.

This means that they inspect the furniture before, during, and after transport. They are also equipped to navigate potential challenges, such as stairs or narrow hallways, ensuring a stress-free experience for you from beginning to end.

Most importantly, with professional delivery, the liability of damages no longer falls on you since any damages that may occur during transportation or delivery will be covered.

Read this article to learn more about what to expect with professional furniture delivery to determine whether or not it’s the right option for you.

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Additional Furniture Tips

Transporting a recliner in your vehicle requires careful planning, measurements, and consideration of various factors such as size, shape, and weight.

By taking these factors into account and following the tips outlined in this article, you can determine whether a recliner will fit in your vehicle and transport it safely to its destination.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Decor, we understand the importance of protecting your investment and making the furniture buying process as convenient as possible. We’d be happy to assist you in your shopping at one of our locations in NC, SC, or GA.

We’ve also created helpful tips to help you no matter where you are in your journey with furniture.

Start by downloading our free recliner buying guide. This guide is equipped with everything you need to know before you buy your new recliner.

Free Recliner Buying Guide 2019