How many have Laptops in their Trucks?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jjsiegal, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

    Mar 23, 2012
    OO, I've got the g-75, what are you running?
    Play a lot of COD/Bioshock/farcry/planetside/wow.
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  3. Honch

    Honch Light Load Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Mine wasn't fancy (Toshiba) but did what I wanted.
    Would nicely run Fallout, Borderlands, WoW, Black & White, Unreal and a handful of DOS games if I'm feeling old school (my high end games I played on the powerhouse Desktop... less than perfect FPS pisses me off)... along with stored movies and entire show seasons.

    Perfect for those insufferably long down times back when I still did OTR.
  4. Newtrucker48

    Newtrucker48 Medium Load Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    I have a 780 converter. I don't use it alot because of training but when I was solo I played it a little bit with truck off then when I was done I would idle for about 15-30 minutes and then unplug everything and just use my small 140 one that charges my laptops. I have a 17 inch flat-screen from walmart. I'm mostly on the computer playing WoW or watching Hulu or a dvd.

    When I was in the truck alone besides charging the batteries after using 780 I would hardly idle. But now truck is on constantly. Students don't like being hot even for a few hours at night. Lol idle policy has gone out the window with the trainee I have currently.
  5. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    My first lap top lasted 7.5 years. It was still working but the RAM was low and I did not want to start upgrading it and bought a new one. Still using the same Microsoft Streets and Trips application, that way I have a map of every town and city in the US including those with a population of 89.
  6. Stew209

    Stew209 Medium Load Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Out in the Sticks
    I bring my laptop with me to watch movies, browse the forums, watch PORN, maybe pay a few bills.
  7. FltWilliam

    FltWilliam Bobtail Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I LOVE my laptop in my truck! I've been using it in the truck for 5 years now. I would go insane without it. I use it for everything!

    I went to and bought a holder for my laptop. It cost but you get what you pay for! It is of good construction and holds the laptop securely. I'm currently using a Sony Vaio and it has held up find despite the pounding it has taken from the road. I attribute this to the Jottodesk.

    I watch movies on it when stopped. I'll either sit in the driver's seat and watch them or I turn the Jottodesk and sit in the bunk watching them. I've got the sound run into the truck stereo through the auxiliary input jack so everything sounds great and is easy to hear. The movies I download off the internet before going out on the road. I'm a trekkie lol and with all of the star trek tv series on my computer I've probably got 300gig worth of my hard drive used.

    I use Copilot truck on it for my GPS. I love having the bigger screen to glance at and see the maps! Having the sound run through the stereo makes it easy to hear. I've never had law enforcement mess with me over using it for GPS. I make sure only the GPS is running when I'm going down the road. The only exception is I'll q up a ton of mp3 files and have music playing on it while driving.

    I pay all of my bills on it and stay in touch with people. I use my I-phone hooked to the computer for my internet. I've found truck stop wi-fi incredibly unreliable unless you are inside the building and even then I get better speed off of my phone as long as I've got good signal.

    I have a printer/scanner in the truck and scan all of my bills/ paperwork with them. This allows me to Transflow them right in the truck without worrying about going to the truck stop. I hate getting in line for the scanner and waiting while some driver scans tons of paperwork in. I've also gone in and some jerk has broken it lol.

    In short I use my laptop everyday and would hate the road without it! :)

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Dahlonega, GA
  9. bedwinner

    bedwinner Bobtail Member

    Jul 26, 2014
    Eagle, CO
    Two 15" Macbook Pro laptops, one Mavericks and the other Snow Leopard (the former includes Windows 8.1 via the Fusion emulator app, which I prefer over partitioning with Boot Camp), iPad Air, Kindle Fire 8.9", rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 (under a grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan), Yamaha RX-V375 receiver, two Bose 301 speakers suspended with black rubber bungees from a 2-by-10 plank that spans the width of the cab, nice little Xenarc 8" monitor mounted to a small wooden board backed with foam padding that rests against a vacant area of the dash suspended by bungees hooked into the defrost vents (real easy to remove and reattach), Adesso wireless keyboard (indispensable!), magicJack, and a Blue Snowball mic for the magicJack that nestles inside a basketball net suspended from the plank.

    The Samsung's wi-fi hotspot (free, since the phone is rooted) provides internet for everything. The (almost free) magicJack takes care of unlimited voice minutes (my phone's plan doesn't), and Google Voice (free) takes care of unlimited SMS.

    Combined with the S4's 4G, the phone's unlimited data plan is as good as gold...I watch all the Netflix I want to without paying an extra dime. All the major carriers went to capping their data plans not long after I purchased my first smartphone (a Samsung Fascinate) in January 2011. I tend to use about 70-80 GB of data per month. Under the newer limited plans, that level of usage would cost a penny or two!
  10. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Meadville, PA
    Yep. HP entertainment system for watching movies and gaming during my limited downtime.
  11. cowboy_tech

    cowboy_tech Road Train Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Avondale, CO
    I've got a Samsung Chronos series 7. I watch some movies, but mostly FPS on Steam. My latest addiction is playing Borderlands 2 online with the wife :D
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