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Truck mounted Mini Computer to track weather

Discussion in 'Weather' started by xtreem3d, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    hey guys,
    are any of you using a mini computer mounted in your truck to keep an eye on radar during a storm. looking for something kinda nice,don't want to use my phone or a blackberry,
  2. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    I installed a "Ram" Lap top mount in my truck I got it from Holland Computer which had the best price and good service. I use my more for GPS, with the large screen I don't have to put my glasses on, lol

  3. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    we must be really old school up here....we just look out the window :D
  4. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    I would also love to have a radar in the truck! Although... my wife would probably like it more, because I now call her every 1/2 hour to check the radar.

  5. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    looks great you could do billing right at each site,thats not seasonal
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I get accuweather.com on my cell phone, you can zoom in on the radar pretty good. It's only 3.99 a month, so a pretty cheap option, you also get all the warnings, and a decent hourly forecast with temps, wind speed, and precip amount. Then you can look at the 10 day forecast and see when you're going to be out again.
  7. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I also have a printer in the truck and a power converter and I do my billing for non seasonal before I leave with the $$$$$.payup
  8. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

  9. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    very true with the i phone, another good thing with the laptop is that its nice and big. for me it takes up to much room in the truck, also as far as internet goes do you have a plan with Verizon, att, or t mobile for wireless access on their network?
  10. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i am in canada

    ya i got 6GB a month for $30 i well never go over that