You're picking up the vidikron 9500LC, right? If you haven't ever seen one, it's twice the size that you're expecting and twice as heavy.
Hopefully you have a minivan or suv with the seats removed or folded down. I've learned that a tarp and a big garage floormat are useful to protect the car's interior and to help slide the beast in/out. The Marquees don't have any handles or too many good places to lift it by.
And definitely cover the LC lenses to protect the c-elements from getting zapped by the sun... it'd only takes a few minutes.
Originally Posted by UD180
Don't really trust any shipping companies so I've decided to drive about 350 miles to pick up a projector.
you are very wise grasshopper, I wouldn't trust my own mother with a Vision 1 Tehy're not that hard to drive around with, the only real danger is it sliding around in case you have to slam on the barkes. Tie it down in the back of a truck with a heavy tarp to protect it from rain and you'll be fine. They're not really as fragile as people think, biggest concern is probably scratches on that cool fiberglass cover.
I haven't seen anything good at HD for a projector cart.
My favorite carts are old dot matrix printer stands. They're the perfect size/height, they're sturdy, they have locking casters, and the slot where the fanfold paper used to feed is great for cables.
For moving them from the vehicle to the HT, I use a sturdy folding computer cart from work. Kind of like a collapsible, flat-bed grocery cart. And for moving them from the storage room to my HT, I use my oldest son's skateboard.
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