How do you transport your computer?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 20:43
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Fellow travellers,
When travelling on rough roads, how do you transport your laptop?
Do you transport it on it's flat or standing up?
Do you use a padded computer bag or one of the hard suitcase type case with closed cell padding?
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:06

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:06
I have carted my laptop around in its bag for a while now. It does'nt matter whether it is carted upright or flat. Lately I have a special compartment in my storage area for the puter. Laptops are pretty rugged things.
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:09

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:09
same as Willem, padded bag,upright and no trouble at all...Rod
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 16:35

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 16:35
Ditto
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:08

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:08
I have a couple of padded laptop backpacks and have found they do a good job, yr before last at OBC I got the top of the lappie scuffed from the constant jiggling but its never missed a beat.
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Reply By: GerryP - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:19

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:19
Hi Jeppie,
Mine sits in a steel, lockable cage hanging off the cargo barrier - and it's almost always ON. I use it with an in-dash screen and Oziexplorer, both for navigation and also to record exactly where I've been and when. The only padding is a bit of sticky backed foam. This is the third laptop over many years and so far (touch wood) have not had any problems except for a screen that went funny on me - certainly no problems whatever with hard drives.
Cheers
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:34

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:34
Jeppie,

I have mine running on a RAM mount.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:10

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:10
I carry a couple. One is mounted on a custom mount from Brown-Davis with a RAM laptop table on top (see my profile photo's. There's a few shots of it there) and the back-up-slash-journal and photograph unit just gets transported in its bag. I place this behind the drivers seat with the seat pushed back hard against it to stop it moving around. It's done 60,000 km over the roughest roads imaginable with never an issue. Just make sure the bag it's in is dustproof.

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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:55

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 22:55
Mine gets the seat belt on the passengers seat :))
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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 07:51

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 07:51
I carry mine in a Michelle Sacks bag that straps to the back of the drivers seat. The Lappy is a real tight fit, held vertically, and doesn't suffer at all from any vibrations as the seat dampens almost all movement.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 07:56

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 07:56
in the bag under the kids feet in which ever manner it fits.

Laura

she's 2 yrs old now and still works like a dream!
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 10:46

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008 at 10:46
Isnt it funny how times change...never had to worry about the laptop while 4wdriving but guess for my next big trip it will be a reality!!

Great to get away from it all...a few maps, fuel, food and drink!!
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:33

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:33
I got a metal security case made for it - about the size of a brief case, but twice as deep - one that I can pad with foam - locks up with padlocks and gets chained to the interior of the car - I keep it flat on the back seat - the case is big enough to hold other valuables - not totally secure but will slow down itinerant thieves who are "on the snatch". The puta was quite happy with this setup on a lot of k's right round QLD last year.
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