How To Transport Used RPTV

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  1. Greg Lovern

    Greg Lovern Agent

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    I may soon be buying a used 60" RPTV from an individual in my area. Over 200 lbs. What's the best way to transport it to my house? Piano movers?

    I have a 5 x 8 utility trailer, but I'm concerned that it might be too rough of a ride for the RPTV and break something in it or something. Also I don't really have a good way to get it from house to trailer and from trailer to house, I guess I'd need a pretty heavy-duty dolly.

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    Greg
     
  2. rob-socal

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    Rental truck with a lift. Otherwise rental truck with a ramp.
     
  3. Walt Williams

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    Check with some local stereo shops. I bought a 50" a couple years ago and I have to move across town next week. The store that I bought it from will move it for $50. They obviously have lots of experience moving these things so I wouldn't trust anyone else with my baby.
     
  4. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    Greg,

    As noted in another post, my solution would be: Don't buy the set.

    Otherwise, rent a truck or hire a delivery company.

    Jan
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I would second Jan's suggestion.
     
  6. Greg Lovern

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    Jan and Jack,

     
  7. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    Greg,

    I may have you confused with someone else who was asking about buying a used set. I can't find the post now.

    Generally, used RPTVs go cheap since they don't last as long as direct views, and by the time someone sells, they're nearing the end of the lifespan of the electron guns.

    If you've checked the set for burn-in and are getting an exceptional deal, go for it!

    Jan
     

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