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Can I safely move a 65" LED tv laid FLAT on a station wagon?

pointbob 2,240 248 January 27, 2016 at 11:53 AM
Hey all.

I've heard it's dangerous to move larger led or lcd tvs flat (horizontally) (tv is 50 pounds).

I need to move one in ORIGINAL box packing for about 20 miles. Will I be ok if the drive is not offroad.

Thanks

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Vertical is far safer. Surely you know somebody with a minivan or truck. A 1 day car rental could be worth considering.

LCDs aren't quite as fragile as plasma tv's
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Should be fine, I've done it for both my 70" and 60" TVs with no issues. http://www.ehow.com/info_12224948...-down.html
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I've done it with packaging and without. Screen down, with padding underneath and some way to fasten it down, without crushing it. Basically you want it to not move up and down while being transported. Drive easy, and get it done as quickly as safely possible.
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Glass is strongest when vertical. Horizontal creates stress on it when it flexes and will break it. However, having the original box should really help prevent it from stressing since it will have the proper foam bracing. however, I'd still put a lot of soft blankets below it so it absorbs some of the road bumps even more. You should be fine.
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I think it was the Plasma TVs that should not be laid flat
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I think it was the Plasma TVs that should not be laid flat
it was a much bigger deal with plasmas, but it still applies to lcd's. The moral of the story is you can probably do it, I just wouldn't recommend it.
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Quote from jbloggs View Post :
I think it was the Plasma TVs that should not be laid flat
Both should not be laid flat because it is easy to break the glass when flat. Plasmas in addition to this could get ruined because the gases could be affected from the position and ruin the screen image.
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