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Old 03-02-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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Hi
We are planning to move to Houston by end of April. We do not have lot of stuff to ship except for a big Samsung 60 inch TV (1 year 4 months old). It costs around $1900 (current price). I have the original packaging for TV as well.
Have few kitchen stuff which I am planning to move in my car which will be shipped as well.
My Car (Rouge 2014) can hold the the TV if I flat out the seats. Have anyone moved a TV in a car? is it allowed?
Can anyone suggest an affordable way to move the TV?
Note- I do have an extended SqaureTrade warranty good for another 2 years, but not sure it will cover this move.

Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Have anyone moved a TV in a car? is it allowed?
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Allowed by whom? You can move whatever you want in your car! (As long as it's legal ).

If you can put it back in the original packaging, that will help a lot. Otherwise, pad it really well & brace it so it doesn't move/shift around. There's always a possibility it might end up damaged, but it's certainly worth trying.
We only moved a few hundred miles, but the movers just loaded our 70 inch TV into the truck sitting upright with one furniture pad thrown over it. Scary--but it worked just fine when we got it off the truck.

Good luck, & welcome to Houston!
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Save your pennies, and don't move to Houston at all. Trust me; you'll be glad you didn't. I've lived here since 1998 (this last time) and can't wait to leave. Unfortunately, that's not possible ATM.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Make sure that you put something like a tarp or blanket to cover the box. I can see this being a tempting target for thieves when you stop to eat or for the evening.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Save your pennies, and don't move to Houston at all. Trust me; you'll be glad you didn't. I've lived here since 1998 (this last time) and can't wait to leave. Unfortunately, that's not possible ATM.
Amen. Texas doesn't hold a candle to Washington and the differences between Houston and Seattle are staggering.

As far as the TV go, large flat screens should not be transported on their sides. You can google it but: Larger LCD and LED TVs are constructed to have their weight balanced when set upright. So if you lay the screen flat, there won't be adequate support in the middle, which can lead to cracking or distortion on the edges if left that way over time. Add in the vibrations while driving a car, and the chance of cracking or distortion only increases.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your inputs. I will measure the packaging and try to see if it fits upright in the car.
As far as move to Houston is concerned, I am rather excited about it. Every place has good and bad things, and Id rather focus on good and hope for the best.
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