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DH and I are rethinking how we travel. He has a full size CPAP but we are thinking that a travel size might be better for those times we sleep...or nap...in the back of the truck.

Anyone use these? Pro's and Cons's??

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They work just as well as the bigger units.

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Big or small both CPAP and BICAP and there is one other if I recall right.
The big ones generally eat 120VAC
But the smaller ones often eat 12VDC and some come with a CAR CORD.
Now I"m not that keen on car cords (less you find a way to make sure it does not come out of the socket. Some are well designed in this respect) but for RVers That's what I'd suggest.

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What if you are snoozing in your truck? Some have 110V outlets? cts

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I am also a long time CPAP User and to answer your question as best that I can. Over the years I have had three CPAP and all were large, one given by the VA. Like you, I had come upon travel issues and we enjoy College sporting events and do a lot of away stays. By accident, I had a CPAP issue while away from home and was in big need of parts. But there are companies like this one in Florida called "CPAP My Way" 888-603-7379. Not only did I walkway with the parts I also got a smaller machine for travel I got the DREAM STATION 1/3 the size. You done need to clean and for that I use and love the SO CLEAN. But Good Luck with whatever you do.

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Direct Home Medical (DHM) lists the most worthwhile compact CPAPS and they are a verytrustworthy site. Use the following post - I want to remove this but don't know how.


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Direct Home Medical (https://www.directhomemedical.com/sleep-therapy-sleep-apnea-cpap-bipap.html) has the best portable CPAPS. They are a very reputable source.

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Shearwater wrote:

Direct Home Medical (https://www.directhomemedical.com/sleep-therapy-sleep-apnea-cpap-bipap.html) has the best portable CPAPS. They are a very reputable source.


Thank you! cts

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Songbirds wrote:

I am also a long time CPAP User and to answer your question as best that I can. Over the years I have had three CPAP and all were large, one given by the VA. Like you, I had come upon travel issues and we enjoy College sporting events and do a lot of away stays. By accident, I had a CPAP issue while away from home and was in big need of parts. But there are companies like this one in Florida called "CPAP My Way" 888-603-7379. Not only did I walkway with the parts I also got a smaller machine for travel I got the DREAM STATION 1/3 the size. You done need to clean and for that I use and love the SO CLEAN. But Good Luck with whatever you do.

CPAP My-Way


Here in KC area, we use AeroCare (Insurance approved), but have used CPAP Supply off an on for years too. Florida is a lot more lenient in getting CPAP supplies than MO. What do you like about the SO CLEAN. I've been thinking about that for DH...he's the user. cts

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