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Old 07-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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RV Camping and CPAP machines

Hey y'all...

Both my husband and I have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.
Not a big deal... we now each have our own CPAP machines that we take along with us.

My question is... who else out there travels with their CPAP machine and do you have any good suggestions on where do you put the machine for night time sleeping?

We have a Graywolf 19RR with a queen size bed. We figured out where to put my hubby's machine... but not a good place for mine.

Any suggestions or ideas would be great! We really don't want to sleep in separate beds/couches...but if we must.. then I guess we will.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Well to the group of cpap group

I have using mine in my rv for 14 years and it go every where i go. in my last rv i install a outlet connected to a inverter so when we are not in a camp ground i can still use it.my camper i have now i did the same but the hole coach in runs off the inverter. just for your info some of the makers make a power cord that runs off 12 volts. just some thoughts .i put mine next to the bed i have a night stand(if that what they are)next to both side of the bed.
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I was just looking at a floor plan. Could you sleep so that your head is at the foot of the bed, and then put the CPAP down there (or on some sort of stand so you can turn it on/off easily?

Or how about modify the cabinet above so that one can go there? and the other infront of the bathroom wall.

We have a popup, and since we are not particularly tall, we sleep so our feet are facing into the trailer. (So, no one has to climb over the other). When he started using the CPAP, he put a rubbermaid box at the foot of the bed (in which he stores his cloths) and when he is sleeping, the CPAP goes on top, and then he has an extra long tube. I really like this set up - since it is quieter than at home, because the machine is that much farther away.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Nijon... we would LOVE to have the luxury of a night stand... but alas we do not.

Laura.. we have thought about that... switching head to foot... that may work.. I too thought about the cabinet above as well... but the machine has to be level with your head or a little lower. I do like the way you are thinking!
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Nijon... we would LOVE to have the luxury of a night stand... but alas we do not.

Laura.. we have thought about that... switching head to foot... that may work.. I too thought about the cabinet above as well... but the machine has to be level with your head or a little lower. I do like the way you are thinking!
Interesting! I've been on CPAP for about twenty years and have never heard of this. Anyway, you seem to have an open area between the toilet and bathroom sink that might accept a small freestanding shelf of some sort. You also have a 120 volt receptacle in the bathroom. My solution would be a hole through the bathroom wall. Set up both machines in the bathroom, pass the hoses through the hole and then under the mattress to where you want them to surface. You might need to buy an extra length of hose and a connector.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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This is interesting given that I too am tethered to one of those things. It's been an issue with the boat and suspected will also be with a camper. What are you using for a battery bank to support the CPAP and heater for a night n1joh?
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Nijon... we would LOVE to have the luxury of a night stand... but alas we do not.

Laura.. we have thought about that... switching head to foot... that may work.. I too thought about the cabinet above as well... but the machine has to be level with your head or a little lower. I do like the way you are thinking!
Have been hooked to one of the monsters for 20 yrs, but never heard of it having to be level with your head. I've had all 4 of mine a lot higher than my head and also a lot lower and they've all worked just fine. Just got a new Phillips 6 months ago and nothing in the instructions about it. Have a Mirage 8 in the camper and no instructions to that effect with it either. What kind do you have?
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Used my old S2 on a shelf with humidifier in the boat, which was considerably higher than my bunk, no issue at all.
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My RV has night stands on either side of the bed that I use for my CPAP.
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cpap machine

i have a solar system and installed a inventer for dry camping . i just plug my shore cord into a outlet i install in the compartment and i have 120 volt while traveling.
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