I would seriously consider wiring the screen to something, if nothing else so you don't have wires all over the place.
Thank you for posting the power output of that docking station. Is this a docking station that connects to a USB port (port replicator) or one that connects to a proprietary port and the laptop slides into it? If it's the latter, then lose the idea of the inverter and get a Carnetix P1900 or P2140 (depending on the current draw in amps). If it's a port replicator, ignore it, as it's pretty much useless in the car.Besides a long VGA and usb cable to connect the screen and touch feature with the laptop, what will I need to power the docking station? I was told that I would need to run a wire from the batter to a fuse box then to an AC-DC power adapter. I'm not really sure what fuse size to get or what kind of adapter to use so if anyone has specific products they can point me to that would be great.
You'll need one line from the battery. One line to a grounding point (or negative terminal on the battery) and one line to a switched ignition source.
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq-...?highlight=GPSSecondly I want to get a USB gps and software, is there any thats better then most? I was planning on using streets plus from microsoft (comes with the usb gps) but I'm not sure if there is a less expensive route to go with?
Serious;ly. You should check out the FAQ section. There's lots of discussions about GPS receivers and software and such.
As long as you keep singal wires away from power wires, you should be fine.Lastly I plan on running the wires from the dash to the trunk for the laptop setup, is there any specific sheilding I will need for the USB, VGA and power wires since they will be running next to one another?