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Old 08-22-2015, 06:13 AM   #1
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Traveling with flat screen tv facing down

Last summer I replaced the old tube tv with 47" Vizio. It was great getting rid of the head banger overhead. I used a mor-ryde tilt up that puts screen in face down position while driving. I talked to mor -ryde they said should not hurt tv but screen seems too floppy.

The last year of trips I stored tv upright in wardrobe. Anyone driving with a tv face down, any problems? I am getting tired of mounting/ unmounting.
just need some input before risking $600 TV.

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Old 08-22-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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Have not done it. Have been in the electronics industry for too many years. I'd store it either vertical or face down on something stiff. If the glass can flex it will. The flexing can cause internal problems in the panel. Normal bracing is for a vertical position.

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I depends on how strong your mount is. Like mark stated if is made strong enough to travel that way, go ahead. But, if not I personally wouldn't. Whats 1 minute to put the tv down versus buying another flat-screen. Best of luck.
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Here is my experience with LED TV's

After buying a new LED we downsized from our house to an apartment. Rather than pay extra for the movers to crate the TV, I decided to just lay it face down in my Explorer and take it myself.
Well, about a week after moving in, the TV went Black. Of Course it was just past the 1 yr warranty so off I went to buy another.
While at the store, I asked the "TV Expert" what the best way is to transport these things. His answer was "Always transport in the Upright Position, Never Lay Them Flat"
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Dennis

That was all I needed to hear. I love my heavy duty mount, very strong back of tv never moves but screen feels like loose plastic hanging there. I will continue removing for all but trips in yard / driveway.

maybe if I every replace with a smaller screen or find a better built tv I will reconsider.

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With a laptop anytime it's closed the LCD screen is flat but it's supported by the computer underneath it. So - laying a LED, LCD or Plasma tv flat won't hurt it as long as there's no bouncing around or vibration. With the bouncing you're running the risk of damaging the screen.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #7
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I have 3 TV's in the RV.

The MAIN which is a flat screen mounted same as the old CRT was.. Cut the cabinet down a bit so it bangs the head less. (Looks good though)

A flat screen on an articulated arm (Swing arm) in the bedroom and a 2nd one mounted on "pegs" (custom made mounting system) next to it.. These two can pull double duty as televisions and as Computer monitors enabling me to multi-task (As I'm doing now using TV-Main)

The #2 (peg mount) goes face down in the laundry basket on top of some nice soft laundry (Clean or dirty depending on when last I did laundry) when moving. No problems to date.
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We have three LCD TV's, all are solidly mounted.
In the previous Dutch Star I would take the bedroom TV off it's mount and put it on the bed. But that was because the DW thought the TV was mounted too high so I put the stand back on and it wouldn't easily fit back on the mount.

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