Moving to St. Louis - advice on moving my 55" widescreen

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  1. John Johnson

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    I'm moving to St. Louis shortly (1/13/02) and need some suggestions on proper care and feeding of my Mits. 55807 during the 10 hour journey. Like how to secure it, padding, etc. It will probably be going in one of the smallest cube trailers (trailers, not a truck) that UHaul has to offer, since it's the only thing coming with me (furnished apt.).
     
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    movers.
    At least you can pay movers to move everything (and figure out how to move everything). Plus, check to see if they offer an insurance plan. That way if they break something, it'll be replaced.
    I live in an apartment and have way too much stuff. I will be hiring movers to take care of everything. Plus, I live on the third floor so being lazy doesn't help. Pay people to move stuff - such an awesome concept.
    By the way, a very interesting name you have.
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  3. John Johnson

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    Heh, I was thinking about hiring somebody, but luckily, I'm on the ground floor, very close to the front door. Would just be a matter of rolling the thing out the door. I'm just worried that the thing will fall over inside the trailer....
    And I miss WMU... Your apartment looks familiar (like I passed out in a similar apartment during my day there [​IMG] ). If you don't mind me asking, what complex do you live in?
    [Edited last by John Johnson on November 13, 2001 at 10:10 PM]
     
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    The Landing. The most ghetto lame dirty crap hole this side of Kalamazoo. Since I've been here (1 year): A little girl was seen carrying a gun, someone broke into the apartment next to mine - stole stuff and then set it on fire, a girl was shot in her apartment, the pool was closed by the city all summer, and the cops are here more than my parents visit.
    but hey, my wife and I can have our dog.
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    Where are you moving to in St. Louis ... I lived there for about 2 years ... Lots of fun stuff to do ...
     
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    As someone who spent many years moving furniture, I can tell you how to move this tv so that it will be safe.
    You will need the following:
    3-4 thick padded blankets
    1 roll of wide tape
    1 utility dolley (the kind that have straps so that you can attach the dolley to the tv
    2 other people to help
    2 ropes to tie the tv down in the truck
    First pad all the corners and edges of the tv in such a way that the part you want to face the wall in the moving van will have extra padding using the tape to secure the blankets in place.
    Then strap the dolley onto the tv nice and secure. (the trick in this is to let the pads have a little extra length at the floor so that the dolley doesn't damage your tv on the side you use the dolley.)
    Then use your friends or family with you to tilt the tv back and balance you out your door and out to the truck before finally pulling it up the ramp into the truck.
    The just tie down the tv to the wall at the top and botton as tight as you can. You don't want to much play in the ropes or they can loosen themselves in transit.
    I hope this helps.
     
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    Ditch the ropes and get some ratcheting straps used for holding things down on trailers. The wider the better; thin straps tend to cut into things. I bought 4 ten footers at Costco awhile back for $15-$20 or so. Since you're not likely to fit the TV in sideways, it will have to go straight in. A few tips:
    As Dave said, put a blanket up against the side of your TV that will be facing your vehicle (front of trailer). Push the TV all the way up against the front of the trailer, and make sure it is centered in the trailer. Like this:
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    Sell the TV and get another one. Better yet, get a DLP/ILA projector! Seriously though, have you done the math on how much you are saving by moving the TV instead of selling it after factoring in the cost of renting the U-Haul, paying for U-Haul insurance, plus your sweat and blood?
     
  11. John Johnson

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    Well, I'm only going to be down there about 8 months. I work for Ford and we're launching a new vehicle at the plant in Hazelwood (probably going to live in Creve Coeur). So my options were 1) put the thing into storage (sha), 2) leave it with a friend/family member and if it gets screwed up I'm pissed at them, or 3) take it with me...
    I'll do what everybody says (blankets, have a lot of those ratchet straps), but should I put anything underneath it?
     
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  13. John Johnson

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    Well, I'm worried about the constant vibration it would see if there was nothing between the wheels and the bottom of the trailer. I was thinking about 4-6" of foam pad (have an old mattress pad I can cut up)... I don't have to worry about it falling over because of the tiedowns.
     

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