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Computer stand / holder

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Dogplow Dodge, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    I'm going to be purchasing a new laptop or a tablet... haven't decided which one.

    Does anyone use them in their vehicle, and did you mount it on a stand ? Since I have a center console in my pig, I'd like to install a freestanding mount that I can put the unit on (or into) for use while working, then just unplug when done, or going into somewhere for a bite to eat.

    Universal stands are ok, but it should be durable / customizable so that if I change units, I don't have to keep going out and buy a new one.

    Thinking of getting a dash cam as well, so I can link it directly to the tablet / computer and record my plowing adventures.

    Thoughts on this ???

    Most appreciated.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  3. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    I have a RAM laptop mount for my Ram truck. I don't use it anymore since I use a smartphone for radar instead of a laptop. I can snap a pic of it , if you think it will work just pay shipping and I will send it to you. It's been sitting for a year collecting dust,
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    We use tablet mounts. The Ipad can be removed in one motion and installed the same. There is a lock available which complicates matters. Although I believe the camera does clear the dash just enough, I would never record with it since it vibrates too much while driving. More important than the mount is getting a great cover. I regularly take mine to dusty sites, in the rain, been knocked around, etc.

    Here is the one I have in my 2011 F450. I had to make a new custom rod, but that was done in the same fashion with aluminum rod and electrical tubing. There are much nicer ones available for closer to $200. I am happy with mine, but did not want to make a large investment since I was not sure if I would like it. My next truck will have a nicer one since I it is used every day. That said I have had no problems with our current one.

  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Been a while since i asked this question Anyone fing their ultimat tablet mount?