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Old 03-13-2015, 07:43 AM   #31
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Thanks but, while CPAP is critical to my comfort and marital bliss, it's not critical to my survival. To some, it may be; to us, it's not.

My goal is not spending that much and to help justify the cost of batteries for the trailer while I'm at it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:16 AM   #32
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Have you tried carrying 6v battey(s)??
They are HEAVY!!
I purchased my 2 at Sam's club and they don't have handles.
They do have a little tab on each end of the top for a handle of some
sort but do not come with handles.
I threaded an old extension cord thru and tied in an ugly knot just to
pick them up and place them in my new battery boxes on my trailer.

Did I mention they are HEAVY???

Oh yeah, they are taller than 12v so you'll probably need 2 new battery
boxes specifically for 6 v.
I recommend gel cel for your cpap machine and that's been discussed here
in depth.
I personally would NOT want lead/acid batteries in my living space!!
Plus my house the bedroom is on the 2nd floor.
I wouldn't ever want to carry 2 golf cart batteries up to our bedroom.
Remember they're heavy!! I'm just sayin.....
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:26 AM   #33
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I just saw that Harbor Freight has a 700 watt rv generator on sale for $88! Probably not the highest quality and noisy but $88 is pretty crazy.


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Old 03-13-2015, 10:11 AM   #34
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I had a 700 watt 2cycle genny for a short time.
It would easily power a stand alone 25 amp charger but it was
about as noisy as a weed whacker running at full throttle for up to 2 hours it
took to charge my batteries.
Even tho I was in a camp ground with allowed generator hours every one
who drove/bicycled/walked by looked long and hard toward my site.
I gave it to my son for emergency freezer duty during ice events.
He used it one time.
During an ice storm most folks are using generators and most are inside
trying to keep warm with windows shut.

In a campground folks are out and about and windows are often open.
If you have to speak loudly to be heard over your genny, it's too loud.
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I know that it's too loud for a campground but for 88 bucks the gadget crazy part of me wants one! I am trying to hold off and get a Honda which would be more useful in the long run.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:33 AM   #36
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I thought mine was OK except for the noise.
I mulled the idea over about trying to cobble a large muffler onto it
but I didn't try it.
Someone who tinkers with dirt bikes or small engines could make it quieter
I'm sure. I just didn't try it. It was annoyingly loud in my backyard and we
live in the burbs where lots are 1-3 acres each! It was still too loud for me.
It sipped gas and was reasonably light weight..... it would run my son's small chest freezer and he could even watch TV once the freezer compressor started.
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