After numerous attempts, it fitted! And I didn’t have to resort to using my trailer. I don’t normally need to use the trailer unless I am taking my own gazebo or I’m demonstrating (which requires a lot more than just a lathe), but this is a large fair and I have more stock than normal. Another box, though, and it would have been a different story. Must try to remember how it went in, so that I can pack it again to come home.