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Post by Ki6ker » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:02 am

I guess I my be in the dark ages, I do not use my laptop for navigation, leave that up to the Magellian unit. My laptop is geared towrd photograhy, writing, and doing website developement.
I think that about covers the laptop, the home puter, now that thing does everything and it carries programs that I would not clutter the laptop with. As far as the laptop goes I like to keep it lean and mean.

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:00 pm

An idea for the good samaritans among us (especially those with large hard drives):

Why not upload service manuals for some other popular vehicles, in addition to your own, in case you (or someone with you) needs assistance on the trail ??

Most computers have lots of unused space on their hard drives, and it doesn't take up any additional space or add any weight. For example, if you have a Toyota FJ, maybe have Landcruiser, Tacoma, Jeep Wrangler yj, tj, cherokee, hummer h2, h3, etc. - of course, subject to space and the expense of the service manuals (I was thinking manuals that are available on-line, or uploading those within your group if no other pc's are on the trail...)

Could save yourself time on the trail if that rig in front of you gets going sooner...
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Post by traveltoad » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:06 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:An idea for the good samaritans among us (especially those with large hard drives):

Why not upload service manuals for some other popular vehicles, in addition to your own, in case you (or someone with you) needs assistance on the trail ??

Most computers have lots of unused space on their hard drives, and it doesn't take up any additional space or add any weight. For example, if you have a Toyota FJ, maybe have Landcruiser, Tacoma, Jeep Wrangler yj, tj, cherokee, hummer h2, h3, etc. - of course, subject to space and the expense of the service manuals (I was thinking manuals that are available on-line, or uploading those within your group if no other pc's are on the trail...)

Could save yourself time on the trail if that rig in front of you gets going sooner...

Give me your address Larry.... I will send you the Land Rover RAVE CD tomorrow. lol
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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:14 pm

traveltoad wrote:Give me your address Larry.... I will send you the Land Rover RAVE CD tomorrow. lol
I'm impressed - they were able to get all the rover service info on just one CD ??? :o

(...just kidding - no harm intended... :lol: :mrgreen: )
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Post by traveltoad » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:57 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:
traveltoad wrote:Give me your address Larry.... I will send you the Land Rover RAVE CD tomorrow. lol
I'm impressed - they were able to get all the rover service info on just one CD ??? :o

(...just kidding - no harm intended... :lol: :mrgreen: )
Corerction: Give me your address Larry... I will send you the Land Rover RAVE CD library tomorrow. lol
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Post by toms » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:41 pm

Larry,
Where can I find the 96 Land Cruiser service manual to load to the laptop?
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Post by sdnative » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:02 pm

Tom,

Supposedly you can download as many manuals as you can in a 24 hour period for $10:

techinfo.toyota.com

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:50 pm

toms wrote:Larry,
Where can I find the 96 Land Cruiser service manual to load to the laptop?
I had a hard copy of the complete service manual and electrical/vacuum troubleshooting guide, but they were passed on to the new owner... there were no disc copies available at that time, but maybe they are available now online...
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Post by DaveK » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Which one of you guys can transform my paper manual to a cd. There is a crisp dollar bill for the first one to get me the completed cd(s)
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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:04 pm

DaveK wrote:Which one of you guys can transform my paper manual to a cd. There is a crisp dollar bill for the first one to get me the completed cd(s)
Is that crisp dollar bill to be used for the bus to get to your ATM ???? :D :mrgreen:
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