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mhardin

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Posted: 08/31/19 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both of the trailers I have owned had a 12V cigarette lighter outlet built into the TV antenna booster switch. With luck, you have one too and just overlooked it.


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I installed a couple of these 12v outlet/charging stations in my bunk room for the kid's electronics. I wired directly to a 12v circuit in the breaker panel as it was nearby.

My CPAP experience:
My nephew used a CPAP on a weekend trip with us. We used a small 12v to 120V inverter to power it. The single battery I had at the time was depleted around 2am. Used the Honda2000 genny all night on the second night. I installed a second battery sometime after that.
If you don't have batteries up to the task, have him bring a fully charged battery pack to run it all night and charge it up during gen hours.


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Did you ask him if he already has a portable power supply for the machine that he can bring with him?


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ItsyRV wrote:

Did you ask him if he already has a portable power supply for the machine that he can bring with him?


Yes and thanks all for the replies, he asked me if I had said power supply and didn't realize that was up there, I went fishing and just got finished with that and read through the thread.

So yes I have a power supply in the front TV area so I'll try and run an extension from that, I do have two batteries so hopefully they get him through the night.

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DW has a CPAP and if it isn't using a heater (an option on some models) it shouldn't use more than 10-15 amph overnite - at least that's what DW's uses.


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krobbe wrote:

I installed a couple of these 12v outlet/charging stations in my bunk room for the kid's electronics. I wired directly to a 12v circuit in the breaker panel as it was nearby.

My CPAP experience:
My nephew used a CPAP on a weekend trip with us. We used a small 12v to 120V inverter to power it. The single battery I had at the time was depleted around 2am. Used the Honda2000 genny all night on the second night. I installed a second battery sometime after that.
If you don't have batteries up to the task, have him bring a fully charged battery pack to run it all night and charge it up during gen hours.


My late b-i-l used a CPAP and, one year on our annual family boondocker, I heard him fire up his diesel truck at about 2 AM and let it idle until about 5. Fortunately, =we= were in our FW; the tenters weren't so lucky. [emoticon]

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Fisher Bill wrote:

So the weekend of the 6th, 7th & 8th a few of us guys are going to the Oregon Duck game in Eugene and we'll be in a RV park that is totally dry (basically a parking lot) and we have a generator but those have to turn off by 10.

One of the guys uses a C-pap machine and it can run on 12V, all of my interior outlets are 120V so I'm think of adding some sort of cig style power source so he can run his machine off the batteries at night.


Really curious how the weekend went with the power draw of the CPAP. Hopefully you made it thru the night. I'm not sure if even 2 12v batts would handle it all night. [emoticon]

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