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Title: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Simon Barz on November 03, 2018, 08:34:52 pm
Hi Guys,

I am looking for a durable yet cheaper flat-screen TV case, preferably something with casters. Currently only finding road cases for $600+ for 65" monitors. Would prefer not to shell out that much but I recognize they're very fragile and need adequate protection.

Any suggestions? Always open to DIY recommendations!
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Nathan Riddle on November 04, 2018, 10:40:24 am
Hi Guys,

I am looking for a durable yet cheaper flat-screen TV case, preferably something with casters. Currently only finding road cases for $600+ for 65" monitors. Would prefer not to shell out that much but I recognize they're very fragile and need adequate protection.

Any suggestions? Always open to DIY recommendations!

They used to have a cheaper model that we got. It didn't have all the aluminum angle. Served us just fine for a number of years now.

https://www.roadcasesusa.com/tv-display-cases-plasma-led-lcd-cases/
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Geert Friedhof on November 04, 2018, 09:22:23 pm
Sometimes one has to accept that the means to transpurt something safely are initially more expensive than whats being transported. But than again, if you don't do it right, it ends up being penny wise, pound foolish.
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Brian Larson on December 01, 2018, 02:58:31 pm
Not very professional looking but usually the box it came in is the second best option when a real case is out of budget. Label all the little foam pieces before you take it apart.


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Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Brian Jojade on December 01, 2018, 08:19:04 pm
Not very professional looking but usually the box it came in is the second best option when a real case is out of budget. Label all the little foam pieces before you take it apart.


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No, the box it came in doesn't offer that much protection.  Cardboard is easily punctured and flexing of the box can cause major issues.  They are only designed for a single trip from the factory to the destination, riding alongside similar boxes on a pallet.

With the cost of TVs today, a road case may very well cost more than the TV itself.  If budget is a concern, you can hammer one together on your own with some plywood and a coat of paint.  Cost to build your own could be done for under $100 or so if you forego the fancy aluminum edges.
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Jordan Wolf on December 01, 2018, 09:55:15 pm
Maybe consider a twin-pack case; get a matching 65” and take ‘em both! The shipping weight won’t change that much, and the case will probably be the same size as s single.
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Geoff Doane on December 20, 2018, 09:11:52 pm
Maybe consider a twin-pack case; get a matching 65” and take ‘em both! The shipping weight won’t change that much, and the case will probably be the same size as s single.


That was the solution I thought of when considering the purchase of some large screens recently.  Tall, thin cases don't work on wheels very well anyway.


Using the original boxes is called "Road cases by Cardsdale". (Canadians will get that reference  ;D )

GTD
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Aaron Barris on April 10, 2019, 03:28:32 pm
Not sure if you made a purchase yet, but I ended up purchasing the Odyssey 65" Dual Adjustable Cases.  They are obviously large cases, but I believe they were around $600 Per, Shipped. 
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Robert Piascik on April 10, 2019, 03:38:53 pm
How about a used analogue console case? I bet you could find a big one pretty cheap
Title: Re: Cost-efficient 65"" TV case for light traveling?
Post by: Tim Hite on April 12, 2019, 06:10:08 pm
Genius. Most case builders will even reform their cases to suit your needs.

How about a used analogue console case? I bet you could find a big one pretty cheap