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Old 07-23-2003, 10:15 AM   #29
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Keith - I hope we can. I really look forward to actually meeting some of the great folks I've "met" on this site.

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Well, my Mother (91), Aunt (95) and Brother live in Auburn Indiana so I will be coming back there probably before you come here again at that rate. So maybe I'll have to look you up on the way by. In fact, Wifey and I are leaving this Thursday (with the Casita in tow) for Marion, Illinois to attend a family reunion so we'll be close. But, if the humidity is like it was when I lived in Illinois, I'm sure we won't stay long.

Someday we'll all meet up at a Rally or something I'm sure.

Bill -- if you know of any free campgrounds anywhere around Omaha, NE, or Kearney, NE, with or without hookups, but prefer with, let me know. Thanks!

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Old 07-23-2003, 02:10 PM   #30
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Heres a few

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Old 05-20-2013, 11:32 PM   #31
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I also use a CPAP machine and see they have just come out with some really small battery operated ones good for two nights and solar charged. I intend to look into it closer but what a relief that would be.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:41 AM   #32
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Layton, we have several members who use CPAP machines for sleep apnea. Please let us know what you find out.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:19 AM   #33
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As a CPAP user, I'd sure like more information about a *small* battery powered unit. Mine will run off of 12V, but I have no idea what sort of power drain it would impose on the Scamp's battery.

BTW... (since this did start out as a discussion of RMNP!) I once got busted by the rangers for flying a kite in the big meadows (you know...the one right before you start crawling up the side of the mountain). Turns out it was elk mating season, and they were worried I'd disturb the beasties. Since I really, Really, REALLY didn't want a pissed-off bull elk on my tail, I ceased & desisted.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #34
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CPAP Usage

We have a REMstar Pro M Series in our house and I have researched what sort of draw it uses. When using it with a 12 volt plug the heater element is automatically turned off. It still blows over the unheated water, thus giving you some moisture.

The draw is 1.8 amps @ 12.6 V, thus for eight hours you would need 14.4 amp hours. I think your daily draw will be less, especially if you turn the machine off when not in use.

As a comparison a furnace fan draws between 5 and 7 amps depending on model. The big difference is a furnace fan is intermitent and dependent on outside temperature. Based on our experience we can run a week off battery. We are using dual 6 volt golf cart batteries that give 300+ total capacity, if using a single 12 volt it maybe closer to 120 total capacity.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:19 AM   #35
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Wow, it was a surprise to see this thread resurface after all these years! I was the OP, and we had a great time on that trip! I do recommend Winding River. That was a long time ago, and a lot has changed. We have since sold our Scamp, and gone to a LittleGuy teardrop. I did eventually buy a small genset, but felt so guilty and conspicuous every time I fired it up, that I sold it shortly thereafter. I never adapted well to a CPAP, and had UPPP surgery as an alternative. So, I no longer have need of a CPAP. And, now, we regularly camp in primitive areas, where we find it is much quieter.

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