One of my older CPAP machines would run on either 12v or 120. Had two plug connectors, one for the 120 cord, and the other for 12V. The last two had an external brick that provided 12v to the machine. I bought one of the 12V adapter cords for the first one, and have used the machines on 12V ever since. At home, I have the Brick plugged in, and do not even take it with us in the RV. The adapter cord,(which is nothing except a wire) has powered all my machines directly from a 12V outlet installed on the side of hte bed. The two black things on each end of the cord are supposed to keep electrial noise from the machine from feeding into the 12V supply, but are more for appearance and regulations than actual function. As my machine iw on a shelf above the bed, I did have to extend the wire to reach it. I have two 12V batteries in our coach, and have run the cpap for two or more nights with no problem.
If you can, get an experienced RVer to go with you the first time and show you everything. Be prepared, you will make a mistake sometime, just hope that its not too big a mess when you do. Clean everything up, and go on to the next!
We have found that a good solution for us is volunteering at places. 2-3 months usually FHU, in exchange for just being a friendly person for 2-4 days per week. Get to enjoy the area sights the rest of the time, or just like other campgrounds, just sit and think or just sit. Food, medicines, and necessities are about the same as if we were at out home base, weather is weather whatever, and we reduce our house expenses, water, heat, AC, by a lot while we are gone. Telephone, internet access sometimes iffy, but usually available. Television, depends on location. Good books to read, always plenty available at very low cost. Gas cost just or the single trip and back, nothing while parked, Gas for toad, just about the same as usual. Longer than 3 months or so gets to be too much like work, and we quit that.
We really like Bob Evans also, just not as many around. Then too, they don't have all the neat antiques hanging around on the walls like CB does. BTH, it does not have to rare to be an antiques. CB has boxes of stuff at their warehouse, in original crates and boxes, that is antique but was never used. Signs that are 100 years old, but have never been used, Branded bottles and containers that were never used, but some are very old. unused telephone insulators and such. It is a real interesting place if you ever get to tour it.
This started a LONG time ago, before things like digital tire gauges or even radial tires. A driver could tell within a few pounds if his tire pressure was good by the sound it made when thumped. A bad recap, incorrect pressure and so on. I remember seeing my dad do it on his bus every trip.
Even though we live in the area, and have visited Tunica many times, I did not know they had closed. How about the others. We have stayed at Hollywood and Sams Town campgrounds. Hope they are still there!
After rereading your original post, is your TV working from a 12V outlet?? Usually the lockout is only on a 110v circuit. for a 12V outlet, the only way the ignition would effect it is if it is wired into the accessory circuit.
Yes, it is getting higher, and for those of us with only Social Security as our income, we are beginning to feel the impact. No, we will not quit going(yet). We used to prefer state parks, which we could afford then, and some states give a small senior discount, or in our case, a state resident discount. Even so, many of the state parks are getting too expensive for travelers, and the income is not going toward maintaining the facilities. So now, we are using more COE or free campgrounds, and have found that in some cases, a Passport America park with full hookups and amenities can be cheaper than a state park. for longer stays, volunteer jobs that come with a campsite can be a good option. Usually cheaper than staying home and paying utilities and such.
I posted 30 inches(") instead of feet(') in one of my posts and got caught. Have since edited and fixed. That's why it didn't make sense when you read it. But I still like the 30 feet for DW and myself, and we can get in a lot of places where bigger rigs can't. There are a lot of times that 2-3 feet more would be better.
Check the date on your computer. I started having all kind of certificate problems after a power outage, then realized that my date and time had gotten reset somehow. Reset to current day and time, problems went away.
Model number and some other information should be posted on a manufactures sticker somewhere. Look in cabinets, under or around drivers area, under dash,etc. Usually there is at least one for the weights, tires, and/or other features. Look in the back of kitchen cabinets, especially near the entrance door.
And those of us that depend on Social Security as our main income are not even in the top 50% in most cases. And we are really feeling the impact of higher campground prices, actually even moreso that the gas prices. The $10 I spent for a Golden Age Passport 11 years ago has been one of the best bargains we ever got!