Play Station 4 In Semi

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Zachary T.'s Comment
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So I have searched everywhere for idea's on how to secure a. Play Station 4 in my semi does any body have any good idea's? Thank you

Tractor Man's Comment
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I really don't think you will have much time for Video Games on the road. After you find time to eat and take a shower and use the restroom, you will barely have time to get 6 or 7 hours worth of sleep. At least that is my experience.

Sambo's Comment
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I keep my laptop on the truck with a few games and I also use it to watch amazon instant video.

There will be times when you'll have to wait.on a load or something, but it's not going to be often. Still, it's nice to have something around to blow off steam when you do have time. Just have to look for those places where you can get a good enough cell signal where you can Hotspot to your phone, unless you have some sort of dedicated Internet service on your truck, like satellite.

I do ok with using my phone as a Hotspot, sometimes, it's no good at all. And truck stop WiFi is usually no good. Even pilot, where they are advertising upgraded WiFi, I've tried it, and it's still bad.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zachary T.'s Comment
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I keep my laptop on the truck with a few games and I also use it to watch amazon instant video.

There will be times when you'll have to wait.on a load or something, but it's not going to be often. Still, it's nice to have something around to blow off steam when you do have time. Just have to look for those places where you can get a good enough cell signal where you can Hotspot to your phone, unless you have some sort of dedicated Internet service on your truck, like satellite.

I do ok with using my phone as a Hotspot, sometimes, it's no good at all. And truck stop WiFi is usually no good. Even pilot, where they are advertising upgraded WiFi, I've tried it, and it's still bad.

How do you secure it all ? From moving around

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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How do you secure it all ? From moving around

I give up!

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Susan D. 's Comment
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As a team driver, it will be a great diversion for you doing your rolling 10 hr breaks stuck in a sleeper. We have satellite tv that we record stuff as we can to a dvr so it can be watched during our 10s.

If you have a shelf or cubby with a raised edge on it you could place it there and secure it with bungee? Our tv is mounted on a swing arm and slides into a cubby and our satellite receiver is sitting on the cubby shelf. It doesnt move around at all and we bungee the back of the tv mount when rolling to keep it from swinging out. Can watch it when secured also. Maybe one of those gripper rubber mats?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Think the tiniest of bungees on the back of our tv mounting bracket/arm. Tucked in the sleeper net (if you arent using it)? We dont use our net and i havent fallen out of bed yet.

Tractor Man's Comment
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We dont use our net and i havent fallen out of bed yet.

I wouldn't be so concerned about falling out............I believe it is designed to keep you from being CATAPULTED out in the event of an accident!

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APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Sambo's Comment
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I keep my laptop on the truck with a few games and I also use it to watch amazon instant video.

There will be times when you'll have to wait.on a load or something, but it's not going to be often. Still, it's nice to have something around to blow off steam when you do have time. Just have to look for those places where you can get a good enough cell signal where you can Hotspot to your phone, unless you have some sort of dedicated Internet service on your truck, like satellite.

I do ok with using my phone as a Hotspot, sometimes, it's no good at all. And truck stop WiFi is usually no good. Even pilot, where they are advertising upgraded WiFi, I've tried it, and it's still bad.

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How do you secure it all ? From moving around

Likely, your truck will have shelves or cabinets in it, just have to get creative. Use bungees, velcro, or rope to hold things in place.

Myself, I just don't leave it all set up when I roll, I put it away in the shelves. Since I don't yet have a big inverter, I worry that rolling down the road with my plug in inverter might start a fire, so I just plug it all in when I want it, put it away when done.

Might help if we knew what kind of truck you are in or will be in, so we kind of have an idea of the real estate. Maybe someone has a cool trick for doing what you are wanting to do, in that particular truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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I don't have a gaming console, but I keep my laptop in the roll out shelf in the sleeper (I'm in a Cascadia). I'd probably keep a console in one of the cabinets--you could have the wires come out in the cracks when you shut the cabinet. I'd be more concerned with how to secure a monitor. Do you have a TV stand or something?

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