traveling your tv

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Can anyone please tell us what is the best way to travel our LCD TV safely in the caravan

Thanks BJ
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Reply By: Member - Vern (North Haven SA) - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 18:49

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 18:49
Hello BJ

We carry our LCD TV in the original box which had foam packaging that surrounded the TV and store under the main bed. We have done so for over 2 years now and no issues.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:42

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:42
Ditto Vern

We also cart a printer with us in its original box. Need it for work.

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Reply By: woolygirl - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:08

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:08
We wrap ours in a pillow case and wedge between mattress and wall of rear bed. It never moves. Then we have a wall mount on a swinging arm that we attach it to when we are stationary.
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Reply By: P2D2 - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:18

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:18
Strap it down on top of a pillow on top of the fridge so don't have to disconnect the cables. Strap goes across from one side to the other through the wall mount bracket.
Have power lead, 2 x HDMI, Component lead and power, so don't want to plug and unplug.
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Reply By: Racey - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:20

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:20
we did all those things until I got tired of plugging and un-plugging. Now have a very sturdy bracket with a "park" type lock and leave the TV mounted. After 2 years there have been no problems.

Cheers Racey
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:15

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:15
Hi BJ

Ours is on a multi directional swing arm, which folds back against the wall and into a foam rubber lined aluminium frame, held securely with Velcros straps. It has stayed there unharmed in around 40,000 kilometres of travel including many of the long and corrugated inland routes. You can contact me through my profile for pictures.

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Follow Up By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:47

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 20:47
I am with you motherhen
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Follow Up By: R Send - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:49

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:49
I installed a velcro "loop" so that when the TV was pushed back against the wall, the loop could be wrapped around the swinging arm, and hold it tight against the wall, and provide support during any upward and downward movment of the van.

About 9 inches of velcro and two screws and washers - no problems for over 30000 kms, and always plugged in, so one less thing to do when arriving and leaving.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:44

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:44
Hi Bob

With the frame around ours as well, it is very secure. Then again, we don't watch television when travelling as there is much too much to see and do, and i need time to fully absorb the sights and activities of the day. We enjoyed not hearing about the woes of the world so much when travelling in 2009 that we haven't watched telly at home ever since :)

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Reply By: Sapper D - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 21:26

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 21:26
G,Day BJ
Been laying it face down on the double bed for 10 years and it's never moved during travel
cheers.... Sapper D
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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:37

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:37
we just lay it screen side down on the bed and put a couple of pillows on top, have travelled like this for over 60000k,s and it has never moved.
Cheers, Nev.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:34

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:34
Agree with both Neville and Sapper - we too have done many kms, totalling 150,000 plus and never a problem. However, our Jayco Caravan 22ft has never been on a dirt road yet!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:36

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:36
Meant to add definitely no TV in the Ultimate Camper - as we travel very remotely.
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Reply By: BJ & Reen- Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:02

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:02
Thank u for the replies about travelling tvs in caravan. Unfortunately we have no original packing so we will go with other ideas given, thanks for the hints
BJ & Reen
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