Need advice on safe Weekly Transport of iMac for a life on the road

Discussion in 'iMac' started by W1MRK, May 7, 2011.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

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    Hey all.

    Long story short I drive a 18 wheeler for a living. I have a nice size sleeper that has enough room for a make shift table and imac on the inverter. (power requirements are ok) Not really interested in buying a Macbook as its both a issue of money and the fact that I want to use it mostly for my movies on the HD. The 21.5 Mid 2010 imac I have will fit the bill

    I have seen cases for the imacs and a few reviews on them here but I wanted to know if those are really for every now and then moves, or everyday workouts. Vibration is also a concern as there will be a good amount.

    A padded foam case designed for the iMac is where I am planning on heading but I am just concerned about the transport. I do not want to break my baby :)

    Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Maybe if you have had similar experience with a bag of some kind.


    Thanks in advance

    Mike
     
  2. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    I drive mine to and from my parents' home every month - about 160 miles, as a roundtrip - and never have a problem. The box that it comes in, you should hang onto - it does a good job of containing it in transit.

    By all means buy a custom flight-case if you want to, though. It'd look damned cool...!
     
  3. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I should clarify. While on the road after I use the iMac I will be putting it back in the case while driving


    Thanks for the response.
     
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  5. CptAwesome macrumors member

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    +1, and a monitor for DVD's and such as he specified.
     
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  7. stroked Suspended

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    When I was driving, I was lucky enough to get a Volvo 870 with a built in table. I used a c-clamp to secure my imac to the table. I recommend an APC battery backup, especially if your truck shuts down and restarts automatically when your parked.
     

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  8. coolspot18 macrumors 65816

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    Probably do not need to do this - perhaps mount the iMac to your truck cab using a VESA mount?

    Also consider getting a SSD for the internal drive.

    For storage, you could use a 2.5" laptop drive (via USB) which usually has higher shock G values.
     
  9. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses. Stoked that looks like a nice set up. I will have a newer International ProStar or a Freightshaker Columbia in a bit, once I get assigned. Good ideas.

    Has anyone tried any of the bags?
     
  10. stroked Suspended

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    Good luck with your new job, hope you get the ProStar. The Columbias, are Freightliner's bottom of the line junk.
     
  11. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Front seat and strapped in with the seatbelt. lol
     

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