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Old 12-29-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Husband uses a C-Pap

If we bought a Bambi, is there anywhere near the bed to accommodate a C-Pap? I don't see even a small night stand in a Bambi, or in any of the models with a corner bed. What's an old RVer to do?
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #2
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I always place my machine on the floor, even at home. I think it could also go in the closet in the Bambi. An 8' hose also gives more flexibility.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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I mounted a shelf above the bed on the back wall of the bathroom to hold my DVD player and a basket we throw keys in etc. No reason you can't do that. They cost about $20 at Home Depot and mount in about 10 minutes if you take your time. You could mount a smaller one on the closet side. And they actually match the decor...

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:40 PM   #4
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Well, late to the party as usual. But I can only say:

Ouch. I regularly turn over and pull my CPAP off the bedside table in the middle of the night. Pulling it off that shelf might put me to sleep a little more permanently than I'm ready for as yet.

On my Sport 22, there's a bedside shelf, right at bed level. So it's really convenient. But I've also put it on the floor. The bigger problem for us is that my wife likes to sleep on the outside, I prefer the inside, and that tubing lays across the whole bed. But I've been tucking it into the crack between the bed and the wall and that seems to work out all right.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:25 PM   #5
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Our 1999 has holes in the cabinets to accommodate the machines. Thankfully we do NOT need at this time..
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In our 19 footer, we have a storage cabinet with reading lights under it, over the bed. I put my CPAP up there and it works perfectly. It's off the floor, no danger of it falling off the shelf, and I can close the cabinet door as well.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #7
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Bambi & CPAP machine

I should add we have a 19' Bambi 75th Anniversary Edition. The bottom of the overhead cabinet isn't level so I put a book or something in there to level out the CPAP machine. Then I close the drop down cabinet door.

I bought the DC adaptor for my model of CPAP and run the power over to the DC power port so I'm running it off the battery most of the time because we rarely stay at campsites with full hookups. It draws very little power so a 2-3 night weekend trip not only isn't a problem, I don't see total battery life being significantly less than before I was using it.

Good luck working out a solution for your system.

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM   #8
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What's an old RVer to do?
C-Paps are not just for "old" people.

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I always place my machine on the floor, even at home. I think it could also go in the closet in the Bambi. An 8' hose also gives more flexibility.
This is the solution we have at our house.

Also, a nice battery for the Cpap can come in handy sometimes too. (For boondocking etc.)
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Well, late to the party as usual. But I can only say:

Ouch. I regularly turn over and pull my CPAP off the bedside table in the middle of the night. Pulling it off that shelf might put me to sleep a little more permanently than I'm ready for as yet.

On my Sport 22, there's a bedside shelf, right at bed level. So it's really convenient. But I've also put it on the floor. The bigger problem for us is that my wife likes to sleep on the outside, I prefer the inside, and that tubing lays across the whole bed. But I've been tucking it into the crack between the bed and the wall and that seems to work out all right.
I suppose if one was to use said shelf without using one's head and strapping the item in then one might get hit, yes. Shown DVD player is attached to said shelf. And I can only assume that if you "regularly" pull it off the bedside table they must be very inexpensive or you lack the common sense to correct the problem.' ]

By the by, the shelf above IS at the foot of the bed.
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put the CPAP on the floor under the bed. Drill a hole in the plywood and run the hose up through at head of bed.
Don't forget to keep the filters, hose and mask clean.
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