How to Safely Transport a Mattress on the Roof of Your Car

When not secured to a vehicle properly, mattresses in transport can soar off and turn into missiles. Several videos of flying mattresses show it happening so fast, that some cars can’t get out of the way in time. To illustrate how improperly secured mattresses can wreak havoc on the road, Inside Edition enlisted the help of AAA’s Robert Sinclair. We tied a mattress on top of a roof rack using the twine and drove down the race track at New Jersey Motorsports Park to see if it would fly off or stay tied down.


  1. Silent Shadow

    Silent Shadow

    9 órája

    I didn't know my bed could be dangerous

  2. Mr. Eddie Woods

    Mr. Eddie Woods

    2 napja

    Inside edition: is attaching a mattress to the roof Also inside edition: uses the smallest most fragile string to hold it down

  3. cOOkie mOnster

    cOOkie mOnster

    3 napja

    Yeeeee this happened to me and my mom her queen sizes mattress went flying off so whoever got a free mattress ad box spring ya welcome

  4. iimidnightxsp0tlight


    7 napja

    0:26 that mattress flew for its life

  5. Olive Queen

    Olive Queen

    7 napja

    Never thought this video would exist.... I was wrong

  6. Bern Buddy

    Bern Buddy

    8 napja

    Matress just wanted to go to vacation without being squished

  7. Logan Cline

    Logan Cline

    8 napja

    Tip: If you have a full size SUV put the mattress inside it!



    8 napja

    John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

  9. ReachingBeyond Skies

    ReachingBeyond Skies

    9 napja

    I try not to drive behind ppl with stuff on the roof....or with anything that looks like a "final destination" type situation. My rule, speed up and pass them or slow down and get in another lane far away from the potential travesty.

  10. Rob Andrews

    Rob Andrews

    9 napja

    You don't tie it securely just so you can speed off the highway. These people 😂😂😂

  11. rageguy311


    9 napja

    Use ratchet straps

  12. astrofive620


    9 napja

    Ratchet straps ruin mattress, moved furniture for 3+ years. Makes a big bump from overtightening so you know. And I could tie down a mattress with floss if need be, just use the right method. Plus I've never seen any furniture store "make the customer" do it. America is spelt l.i.a.b.i.l.i.t.y.

  13. James D

    James D

    9 napja

    That’s a mask alright

  14. The Streets of Bakersfield

    The Streets of Bakersfield

    9 napja

    I mean, isn't it common sense to use a ratchet strap? Better yet, find a friend with a truck and give him a 6 pack.

  15. JM G

    JM G

    9 napja


  16. Yoda Yoda

    Yoda Yoda

    9 napja

    He not a true boy scout smh

  17. Buck Stickly

    Buck Stickly

    9 napja

    Never put a mattress on top of a car period!!

  18. Warped Perception

    Warped Perception

    9 napja

    If they used rope on the 1st test it would have been much worse, you would hit like 80mph then "snap!"

  19. takingu2skoo


    9 napja

    we had a transit bus run over a mattress and it caught or bus on fire.

  20. Red King

    Red King

    9 napja

    Mattress had enough they choose violence now

  21. Matt Mayers

    Matt Mayers

    9 napja

    Get a truck!!!

  22. Eric Olsen

    Eric Olsen

    9 napja

    Or you rent a Uhaul enclosed trailer or box truck. problem solved.

  23. Matthew Wheeler

    Matthew Wheeler

    9 napja

    This happened to my Dad but we were in a 40 foot RV and we had to swerve



    9 napja

    Proverbs 11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

  25. jagfer8


    9 napja

    me in beamng:

  26. Luswepo Mulenga

    Luswepo Mulenga

    9 napja

    just shove it in the back

  27. DQRK TwisstEr

    DQRK TwisstEr

    9 napja

    I like how they swerved out of the way but it didn't even matter

  28. Thytor


    9 napja

    Beamng drivers: *interesting...*

  29. BigMerkGee


    9 napja

    Everyone need to keep a set of ratchet scraps in the cars for towing.

  30. TheMysterious U9l_y

    TheMysterious U9l_y

    9 napja

    America: *Uses ramen noodles for transporting mattress*

  31. Dank memes click here

    Dank memes click here

    9 napja

    S-si-sin Clair

  32. Nick Saban

    Nick Saban

    10 napja

    Every man needs a pick up truck. Stop being a weenie

  33. Elgixxer2006


    10 napja

    I’d safely transported a mattress before am I considered an expert 🤔 🧐

  34. Ethan Wainland

    Ethan Wainland

    10 napja

    Just pay the $100 or whatever it is to get it delivered

  35. Scramator *

    Scramator *

    10 napja

    I always use 4 straps two for the sides and two for the back and front

  36. Scottish Pancakes

    Scottish Pancakes

    10 napja

    Beamng Drive players take notes

  37. dumpsteRat


    10 napja

    Even better idea order from Amazon they got great deals

  38. Supercar Gaming

    Supercar Gaming

    10 napja

    "How to safely transport a mattress on the roof of a car." *I LEGIT DON'T CARE*

  39. John Smith

    John Smith

    10 napja

    Be careful of that chick who eats mattresses

  40. Howard


    10 napja

    Love this reporter his voice is amazing

  41. MrArob826


    10 napja

    Yeah you can do that too, but I didn't have any, so I tied it from front to back and side to side. Went from Southern California to Northern California

  42. GrandMasterLynx


    10 napja

    But did he hit 88 MPH

  43. Inner Thoughts

    Inner Thoughts

    10 napja

    Or maybe find a friend or family member with a pickup truck

  44. JetFalcon


    10 napja

    Should do a test that if you can shake the vehicle only by tugging on the mattress and it doesn't come off, then it should be good to drive, but still need to drive slow. Or take local roads even if it takes a little longer. I've moved a mattress around, ratchet straps usually work well to get a solid hold on a mattress. I was inexperienced but I made it work.

  45. Ruby Urquiza

    Ruby Urquiza

    10 napja

    Good thing i have a mexican dad😌

  46. First Last

    First Last

    10 napja

    Just don't take it home on a car. For gods sake. A free transport isn't worth peoples lives.

  47. raquel arenas

    raquel arenas

    10 napja

    Did they just said North Carolina me living in North Carolina 💀😭

  48. lilly peck

    lilly peck

    10 napja

    Recipe for disaster

  49. Ayleen Reyes

    Ayleen Reyes

    10 napja

    Wow I'm here before the god bless everyone guy

  50. Aaron Rodriguez

    Aaron Rodriguez

    10 napja

    I thought it said how to safely teleport a mattress.

  51. GOALZ2021


    10 napja

    That thin ass string what the hell.

  52. Reverse Eddie

    Reverse Eddie

    10 napja

    Mattress really just said “Ight I’m bout to head out” 💀

  53. E C

    E C

    10 napja

    To be far ppl know what there going to buy and never come prepared

  54. It's Totally What It Looks Like

    It's Totally What It Looks Like

    10 napja

    0:25 why am I laughing? 😂

  55. steppin 4real

    steppin 4real

    10 napja

    0:39 I couldn’t tell who was who

  56. Lee Hunt

    Lee Hunt

    10 napja

    Wow they made mounting a mattress in beam a real thing!

  57. Kstone1603


    10 napja

    I put three straps on car I show how work is safely I put 2 straps top car and 1 under door to door and then you close it door I can do 100km hr no problem always keep eye on it

  58. Rockstar16


    10 napja

    so if the mattress kills someone does that mean the police have to arrest it and charge it with murder? LOL XD

  59. Peter Singster

    Peter Singster

    10 napja

    Can you show me how to tie down a quad mine keeps falling off and my trailer keeps riding on the wheel on the front when i hit 100 on the highway

  60. justin baca

    justin baca

    10 napja

    This for Americans only

  61. A Simpson

    A Simpson

    10 napja

    A lady my mom knew died years ago trying to hold onto a mattress in the back of a truck... so so sad

  62. Jamail Boone

    Jamail Boone

    10 napja

    Not sucred properly. You can use that string. He didn't tie it correctly . All for tv

  63. White Thread

    White Thread

    10 napja

    I'll tell you I'll sleep on it before I transport a mattress on my car roof again..

  64. Booking With Jessie

    Booking With Jessie

    11 napja

    I’m surprised they didn’t bring in a mattress expert

  65. Kenneth Promo

    Kenneth Promo

    11 napja

    y’all remember that episode from malcolm in the middle? where hal had the couch on the top of his car, and it somehow got left behind on a rail road track and caused a whole gas leak 🤣

    • LA’s Totally Awesome

      LA’s Totally Awesome

      10 napja

      Pepperidge farm does

  66. Jerry Diaz

    Jerry Diaz

    11 napja

    A.k.a. common sense

  67. ilive4anime


    11 napja

    Those mattresses fit inside those cars-_-

  68. anDROID Gameing

    anDROID Gameing

    11 napja

    What dumbass puts stuff on the roof of their car

  69. angela diaz

    angela diaz

    11 napja

    Ratchet straps and roof racks ✊🏻

  70. Caillou


    11 napja

    1:24 put it on the top of the bloodhound ssc going full speed

  71. Joe Mama

    Joe Mama

    11 napja

    People have trucks in min and suv right

  72. Kalinin Dippy

    Kalinin Dippy

    11 napja

    Every time I see a load that looks in any way sketchy on the road ahead, I drop waaaay back and watch. That woman whose car was hit by the mattress could have been safe if she had started backing off sooner. Just take your foot off the accelerator until you have some reaction time for what's inevitably coming at you fast and hard.

    • Joe Mama

      Joe Mama

      11 napja

      People should use the trunk

  73. C B

    C B

    11 napja

    The problem is people don’t know how to do proper knots

  74. Aj Valeza

    Aj Valeza

    11 napja

    Philippine tricycle: *We can do it without safety straps*

  75. Violet Hamer

    Violet Hamer

    11 napja

    That's like using shoe lace and also I didn't even know some stores gave you stuff to tie it down or try to at least

  76. No_Name_Needed


    11 napja

    One time when my sister was driving, a giant tarp was flying down the highway. We narrowly avoided it, but I looked back and saw it color another cars windshield. I was so scared they were gonna crash, and I can only imagine what the people inside that car were thinking...probably screaming if I were them.

  77. Kyle Everage

    Kyle Everage

    11 napja

    This needs to be outlawed in my opinion. One guy around me was driving a petroleum truck and tried to swerve to avoid a mattress. I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Rent a truck/suv for the mattress (to go inside) or secure it properly on top of the car.

  78. greek yogurt

    greek yogurt

    11 napja

    It's not hard to ask for delivery when you don't have the correct one....

  79. Caleb Jones

    Caleb Jones

    11 napja

    1:12 we swerved out the way just in time... lol it was already on the ground.

  80. Mr. Skippy

    Mr. Skippy

    11 napja

    1:06 The guy with the black jacket put his see through mask wrong 🤣🤣🤣

  81. Beau M

    Beau M

    11 napja

    "Look what happens when you use dental floss to tie a mattress to a car"

  82. Alien 4960

    Alien 4960

    11 napja

    Good information once I cross the boarder to the U.S from Mexico I’m confident I could fit in one

  83. g b

    g b

    11 napja

    we swerved out-of-the-way just in time lol

  84. JxsonKing


    11 napja

    “We swerved out of the way just in time.” Proceeds to drive straight forward as if nothing happened

  85. nehemiah alfaro

    nehemiah alfaro

    11 napja

    Everybody thought it was a napkin/matress

  86. ij! Mix

    ij! Mix

    11 napja

    For a second I thought where ever you get those strings or those ropes idk what is wrong with you

  87. Amelia Rosalina The Hedgehog

    Amelia Rosalina The Hedgehog

    11 napja

    That so scary and terrifying

  88. Brother Bulldozer

    Brother Bulldozer

    11 napja

    O my God how helpful 🙄

  89. deetus yeletus

    deetus yeletus

    11 napja

    Title of the video: BeamNG players: *"We don't do that here"*

    • SpaceGood


      9 napja

      I was looking for this comment

  90. Copycat Singers

    Copycat Singers

    11 napja

    no one drives 60 mph on the highway, the slowest vehicle drives at least 75 mph

  91. Copycat Singers

    Copycat Singers

    11 napja

    if you tie it down real good even that rope would hold it. Looks like he did not make a knot.

  92. Copycat Singers

    Copycat Singers

    11 napja

    does ting it with ropes real tight ring a bell? smh What's next? how to breath safely

  93. Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson

    11 napja

    Yeah , this is I order my mattress. 😂😂

  94. juan rodirr

    juan rodirr

    11 napja

    "Alright I'm doing 60...65". Don't go up to 88 mph Marty!

  95. arod


    11 napja

    Careful Charlie you have a missile on the top of your truck

  96. arod


    11 napja

    Matress turned into flying missile come on now it’s not a flying missile it’s a flying Matress I love the way the media over kills everything and makes it sound so freaking bad yes there was an accident and somebody probably died but it’s still not a missile come on now

  97. Gaotosky10


    11 napja

    The weirdest thing about this video is how I was the 4,000th like.

  98. VonAssRipper


    11 napja

    Convenient I’m about to buy a mattress and don’t have a pick up truck.

  99. LovingAtlanta


    11 napja

    👍I have never ever used a ratchet strap but I want to however they scare me & that’s how I ended up here. This video is fantastic! I appreciate you. Thank you sir 🙏 from all of us daddyless daughters out here. Daddy taught me a lot of stuff but he didn’t get around to teaching me about ratchet straps. RIP daddy. 🙏💝

    • LovingAtlanta


      4 napja

      @hayley ! - Thank you. 🙏💝

    • LovingAtlanta


      10 napja

      @hayley ! - 😞Thank you. 😞

    • hayley !

      hayley !

      11 napja

      Rest in peace to your dad 💕

  100. LovingAtlanta


    11 napja

    😡That mattress retailer & the idiot who recklessly put that mattress on the vehicle using an itty bitty string should be held against criminal charges! 😡