How to transport my plasma safely?

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  1. evxcmt

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    Hi all,

    Would need a bit of advice of you guys. I am moving house and require to transport my 42in plasma safely. I don't have the original boxes and prefer not to use removal facilities as I have very little stuff to move apart from the telly!

    I can get hold of a AstraVan, and maybe a AstraCombo. I think the telly maybe just about fit in upright. What is the best way of trasporting them?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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    Do you have the table top stand still on your plasma?

    If so, stand it on this with plenty of blankets over the screen and back of the T.V.

    Then, lean it against the inside of the van and secure in place with rope.

    Then drive VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY.

    Hopefully, you won't have to far to go and this should be fine.
     
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    To be safe, get a large roll of bubble wrap, and use that to protect your screen.
     
  4. evxcmt

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I do have the stand.

    It's only about 5miles away. Just found out that the tv cannot fit in upright in a AstraVan, but can fit in horizontally. Would it work if some one sit at the back of the van, holding the screen end of the tv with the tv leaning at an angle, hence no part of the screen in contact with the van floor and with the tv stand end sitting at van floor? A little bit difficult to explain but am i right if no part of the screen in contact with the floor, it should work, right?
     
  5. Mep

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    I think that may put too much stress on the screen....it really should be kept upright....if its only 5 miles...hire a taxi with room for it.
     
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    That's your best bet, if you can't find any other method.
    Do not lie it flat, whatever you do.
    I agree with MEP.
     
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    I've thought about this a lot as I'm going to move soon.

    I'm going to wrap mine in bubble wrap, stand it upright on the back seat of my car with lots of padding behind it & get my g/f to drive to my new home very slowly at 4 o'clock in the morning with me holding it in place! :D

    K.
     
  8. evxcmt

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    Many thanks. I think I better hire a 7-seater taxi and ask the driver to move the seats to fit the tv upright. Then just hold on to the tv for the whole journey. Hope I not gonna leave any fingerprints on the screen.

    It's just such an expensive yet fragile equipment to move!!!
     
  9. evxcmt

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    Great Idea!!!! I may do that as well. But can yours fit in the back seat? I don't think mine can Mine has an overall height of 1180mm and weight 48kg!!!!!
     
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    Mine's a 43" so yes, your's must be at least 50" to be that big & heavy?! :eek:

    K.
     
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    I can just imagine the conversation with the police at 4am.. this your plasma sir?
     
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    Think someone has come up with the best solution there - a TAXI!

    Try and get a Mercedes MiniBus. They have seats at the front and rear, and has loads of free flat space in the middle!!! And 5 Miles in a taxi, not gonna be expensive is it. You and a mate, drop the Taxi Driver an extra £10, you'll be laughing!
     
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    or a Black Cab, will fit in the back easy
     

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