Jim's Mobile (JMI) Hard Telescope Case for Meade 14" LX200 & 12" ACF (RC) Models
You take pride in your telescope. Jim's Mobile (JMI) takes pride in protecting your telescope! JMI Telescope Carrying Cases include crush-resistant die-cut foam contoured to safely hold your telescope during transport. The larger cases are manufactured by Jim's Mobile with 1/4" plastic for super-strong but light-weight support. Most cases include an extra handle on one end with wheels on the opposite end for easily maneuvering the case without lifting the entire weight. These attractive and efficiently-designed cases are substantially smaller than the original shipping box and even smaller than most soft cases. They protect your investment while making it easier to move your scope from one location to another.
The JMI hard telescope case was designed for designed to fit all Meade 14" LX200 & 12" ACF (RC) Models. The outside dimensions of this JMI case are approximately 51-1/4" x 28-1/4" x 23-3/4" (assembled with handle bars retracted) and its empty weight is approximately 52.0 lbs (including accessory covers). The top half weighs approximately 14.4 lbs. and the bottom half weighs approximately 37.0 lbs (assembled). The two shipping boxes are approximately 49-1/4" x 11" x 28" each (FedEx Ground dimensional weight is 78 lbs for each box) and the shipping weight is approximately 34.0 lbs for the top (including unassembled wheels and hardware) and 31.4 lbs. for the bottom for a total of 65.4 lbs. All values are subject to slight changes.
The JMI case for Meade 14" LX200 series telescopes and 12" LX200-ACF seires telescopes includes six lockable latches for the removable cover (no hinge), two folding handle bars and a steel-reinforced handle. It also has die-cut foam lining with compartments for your Meade telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories. The finder scope must be removed from the telescope. Protective covers are provided for the finder and hand control. The Meade microfocuser does not need to be removed before installation. The top of the case is not hinged. It is removed completely to insert or remove the telescope. The case is designed to be maneuvered like a wheelbarrow with the two retractable handle bars and two 10" pneumatic wheels. Installation of the wheels and support rails is easy and requires two 7/16" wrenches (or two crescent wrenches) and an included 15/16" wrench. This case is compatible with the ergonomic Peterson Get-A-Grip handles
, which are also available under the Accessories tab.
Customer Note: The free shipping offer on the JMI hard case may require a drop-shipment directly from the manufacturer if they are not in stock. JMI typically has the hard cases available to ship immediately, but there may be a short delay if JMI is also temporarily out of stock. Your case will be shipped to you by JMI using their shipping account. While shipping damage is very rare, it is important that you notify OPT of any damage as soon as the package arrives and no later than 9 days. This will ensure that we have at least a day to contact JMI and the shipping company to file a damage claim within their 10 day limit, as claims that are pursued after this time are nearly always denied. Please feel free to call 1-800-483-6287 or send us an e-mail if you have any questions. Offer is valid in the US (48 contiguous states only). OPT will offer discounted rates to customer is Alaska, Hawaii and other areas. Thank you!