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Kelly Kerr
12-13-2018 at 10:47 AM
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The measurements are tight but I could use another opinion. Has anyone ever transported an arcade machine in a Prius V? I'm picking up my donkey kong machine this weekend and im trying to decide whether or not I should get a truck. I figured someone out there might have had some experience with a Prius or a similar model. Like i said, the measurements are tight but you never know. Thanks!

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  1. GibGirl's Avatar

    My own experience with trying to put a Gauntlet in the back of a VW Jetta wagon is that whatever you think the measurements are for a vehicle, odds are you'll have actually less available when you attempt to put something large in there. The measurements looked like it was just doable, but then actually trying, well, it wasn't even that close. All sorts of little things getting in the way.

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  2. Desidious's Avatar

    I only use trucks or a trailer. When transporting, I don't want to have any questions.

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  3. md_robotnik's Avatar

    I agree - you need more even just to manipulate it right.

    Brings up another question - do you all always transport games upright or do you lay them down? I know the best way for the internals is upright but in my case I had to lay two cabs down and was lucky they were OK.

  4. The Evener's Avatar

    For the 2016 Prius V model year, the dimensions look too small to accommodate a DK cab;


    https://priuschat.com/threads/prius-v-trunk-dimensions.186202/


    31” (max height) x 42” (max width at wheel well) and space from back of hatch to rear seats all the way forward - 45”


    DK cab (from what I could gather on-line)


    Size at control panel - 23-1/2" wide x 33-1/2" deep.

    Heigth - 67" high, no casters.


    I have a Ford Freestyle which is a lot bigger compared to a Prius V, and it's tight with a large cab. As others have said, things you can't always anticipate is where the curves of the car or the configuration of the internal cargo area will make what looks doable on paper essentially impossible in practice.


    Did another search, this person indicates the Prius V dimensions a little differently


    https://priuschat.com/threads/cargo-measurements-in-prius-v.98687/


    They went to their garage to have it measured out, here's what they found:


    Hmmm - I see what you mean. *Maybe* it would fit, depends on how deep the cargo space goes.

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    Updated 12-13-2018 at 06:13 PM by The Evener
  5. trivia212005's Avatar

    I prefer you go for a truck to carry those games.

  6. Desidious's Avatar

    I have transported my arcade cabs both upright and on it's back. It all varies on the situation.

  7. Fly's Avatar

    Prius with Qbert

    A Fit with Galaga

    And Robotron in a Kia.

    I say go for it and take pics.





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  8. Conjured Entertainment's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by md_robotnik

    I agree - you need more even just to manipulate it right.

    Brings up another question - do you all always transport games upright or do you lay them down? I know the best way for the internals is upright but in my case I had to lay two cabs down and was lucky they were OK.


    I have laid them down.


    I look inside to see which way the motherboard is mounted, and then lay it on its side so that the board is on the bottom.


    That way there is less chance of something vibrating out of its socket, and needing to be reset.


    The only trouble I have had is a controller wire coming loose but that was no biggie, its the boards that I don't want falling apart.

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    Updated 12-14-2018 at 05:05 AM by Conjured Entertainment
  9. md_robotnik's Avatar

    Yup, that is exactly what I looked for when I moved mine.

  10. Kelly Kerr's Avatar

    Wow! Thanks for all the advice. Pictures will be provided when I get it loaded. In order for it to fit, it will have to go on its side. the width and the dept are good with some wiggle room. the overal height of the unit is 67" and I have about 69" to work with. Which means I will have to sit closer to the steering wheel. the seats fold down but I will be removing them before I leave. I saw a blog where someone fit a popeye cabinet into a ford focus, and those have less space than what I have. Renting a truck or a van is going to cost about as much as I paid for this thing, so i need to go with the cheaper option. Wish me luck!

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  11. md_robotnik's Avatar

    Good luck - awesome score!

  12. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    I fit an Ironman Ivan Stewart Super Off-Road in the back of a GEO Tracker, laid down flat-fortunately, is the two player Track Pack cab, or it wouldn't have fit, I'm sure, lol!


    Had to get through winding mountain roads to get it home, ha, but somehow worked out fine.


    Good Luck!!!

  13. md_robotnik's Avatar

    Where do you guys find luck with getting new cabs? I constantly check Craigslist/facebook with very little luck.

  14. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by md_robotnik

    Where do you guys find luck with getting new cabs? I constantly check Craigslist/facebook with very little luck.


    I got my offroad about ten years ago, me and @Baldzillabill used to scour ebay for pins and cabs(he used to own an arcade-lol, I need to mention to him that he should put that in his bio, is kinda a big dill).


    Pretty sure I remember thinking shortly afterwards that the overall prices seemed to be going up, so with that one cab it was right place, right time.


    Something mebbe to look into-mine actually came from a current(then)vending business, crane machines, etc-seemed like it was just something they may have stumbled on in the back, I dunno.

    So if you see a modern type machine with a business name or phone # on the side at the grocery store or something, mebbe give them a call?

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