By Nanci Dixon
One of RV Travel’s past surveys told us that 61 percent of readers use, or their partner uses, a CPAP machine. If you’re one of those people and struggle with where to keep your machine at night or while in transit, or don’t know how to use your machine when you boondock, this is for you.
We needed a small stand to put my husband’s CPAP machine on in our motorhome and an easy way to transport it while we traveled. We didn’t want to have to take the machine apart every night or have to empty out the water chamber.
We found a simple wooden box that fit the small sliver of space next to the bed to put it on at night, sort of like a table. Then, while in transit, we can fit the machine inside the sturdy box for storage.
When we wanted to boondock, we needed to find a way to run his CPAP machine all night. We found a great lithium battery pack specifically suggested for CPAP machines. The dual batteries provide enough power for several nights – as long as we’re using it without the heated water setting. The batteries are rechargeable with 120-volt power, which works perfectly with our solar panels recharging our house batteries during the day. It can be recharged by 12-volt power by running a car or RV engine. The battery kit also has some handy adapters to run small appliances, charge phones or other devices.