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Old 09-09-2015, 08:39 AM   #31
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Wow! Thanks for all the sharing of information! Having a sleep study in a few weeks for sleep apnea. I'm surprised to read such positive encouraging things about CPAP, thanks! This is my first post here, just spent 3 nights in our brand spankin' new 2016 Nitro XLR 24fqsl by the way, that is perfect for us.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:18 AM   #32
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For those of you using a CPAP, have you had problem when boondocking. I have not tried it yet. Have spent one night at the Walmart campground and just not used the machine. But I can tell the next day. Not a great idea when driving.

How do the batteries handle it?
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:05 AM   #33
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Wow! Thanks for all the sharing of information! Having a sleep study in a few weeks for sleep apnea. I'm surprised to read such positive encouraging things about CPAP, thanks! This is my first post here, just spent 3 nights in our brand spankin' new 2016 Nitro XLR 24fqsl by the way, that is perfect for us.
It's the worst thing you can think of, until you try it. Then you get over that pretty quickly.

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For those of you using a CPAP, have you had problem when boondocking. I have not tried it yet. Have spent one night at the Walmart campground and just not used the machine. But I can tell the next day. Not a great idea when driving.

How do the batteries handle it?
Depends on your batteries, I've got four six volt batteries in a split parallel arrangement. I went all night with mine running on an inverter and the furnace running some and only saw power drop to 12.45V. If yours has a straight 12V power option unlike mine, you should do even better than that.

Best idea is to try it at home. Go spend the night in the driveway and see what happens. A single battery may be ok for just the cpap.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:39 PM   #34
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I went to Wal Mart and bought a battery booster ($100 I think). It has a built in inverter and will handle 400 watts.

Tested it at home without the humidifier and it used about 20% of its cap. Last week we were in NJ and couldn't find a convenient campground so we overnighted at a service plaza. No issues with CPAP.

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Old 09-10-2015, 01:02 PM   #35
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For those of you using a CPAP, have you had problem when boondocking. I have not tried it yet. Have spent one night at the Walmart campground and just not used the machine. But I can tell the next day. Not a great idea when driving.

How do the batteries handle it?
Like Bill/bend302 - I've done it with a crappy inverter. As long as you turn off your humdifier, even the cheapest of batteries will do the trick (I've used car batteries while tent camping).

If you boondock a lot, there are 12v cords that you can use to skip the inverter.

Going without isn't an option for me- I end up groggy/hungover and cannot drive the next day.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #36
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My wife's parents have not slept in a bed for many years, they use Lazy-Boy Recliners with a head rest at home and in their unit for, upper body up/support, head up and back support (no more back problems) , better breathing/less snoring, no more gerd, butt down and legs up for circulation. they swear by this sleeping arrangement and say it is the best sleep that they have ever had.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:40 PM   #37
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Snoring is dangerous. Take a sleep study. You may need a c-pap machine . It will stop the snoring.
I agree Mine drastically changed the way I sleep and I no longer snore
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:41 PM   #38
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There are a lot of other reasons to get the sleep study besides just for snoring.
My eye doctor referred me to a eye surgeon to look at my optical nerves and she in turn diagnosed Glaucoma then recommended a sleep study because of a link between the two.
Needless to say I have only missed 2 nights of cpap in the last two years and that was due to eye surgeries.
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I use one of these: http://hdmusa.com/products/z1-auto/
My insurance would not cover it, but for me it was worthwhile. There is a battery option, which I did not buy, so we have problems if boondocking. I need to figure out a 12v modification for it.
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Now I'm curious if the OP took everyone's advice. One and done poster.
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