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jasondmann
Hello,

I am new to GPS and decided to go with a laptop because I already had one. I am using Steets and Trips 2009, haven't had much use but so far I am impressed with it, easy to use.

I build a mount for my laptop in my 1996 Chevy pickup thought that some others might be inspired by it.

I will figure out how to post images and post again sorry
jasondmann
Here are some thumbnails for you, I just used some gas pipe and fittings and a piece of plywood.

tcassidy
What are you using for a tray? How is it mounted? I think pads under the C clamps might reduce marring of the laptop's plastic case. I would also be concerned about applying too much pressure to the laptop when using that type of clamp.

Terry
jasondmann
The tray is a piece of plywood painted black, it is mounted with a pipe flange (same as the bottom) and carriage bolts. I was definitly planing on putting some pads on the clamps. The clamps aren't the best design, I may experiment with elastics, or am open to suggestions.
tcassidy
Looking good! How about plastic clamps?.

We welcome your pictures in the All Albums link at the top of the page. They will have to be somewat smaller though.

Terry
Nicki61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasondmann
The tray is a piece of plywood painted black, it is mounted with a pipe flange (same as the bottom) and carriage bolts. I was definitly planing on putting some pads on the clamps. The clamps aren't the best design, I may experiment with elastics, or am open to suggestions.
What about velcro? Either directly on the laptop(soft part) or long pieces that wrap all the way around the laptop and base?

Just a thought.


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