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Equipment Recommendation?
#21
(04-07-2015, 01:26 PM)under pressure Wrote:
(04-07-2015, 12:26 PM)GeoffD Wrote: I don't see what the big deal is with transporting a ResMed Airsense 10, S9, or PR System One? I've carried my A10 on a little ERJ-145 in a small canvas bag with clothing for 3 days. It doesn't consume that much space in my roll-aboard when I'm flying bigger equipment. I've also had my S9 and HSi humidifier in a roll-aboard.

An HDM Z1 is a big pile of money for a technically inferior machine compared to buying a sub-$90 ResMed 12v to 24v DC-DC converter (or power cord for a 12v PR machine) on the internet and a $200 35 amp-hour lithium motorcycle battery on Amazon that weighs 4 pounds.

I did a DC-DC converter, a 25 pound 35 amp-hour AGM wheelchair/scooter battery, and a battery tender to charge it for $180.00. I don't need the weight savings of a lithium battery and my overnight airplane flights are in business class where there is 110v AC power at the seat.

If I were hiking or bicycle camping where weight & volume are a big deal, I'd think about a Z1 setup. Even then, the recharging logistics would limit what I could take on.

This thread was started by Farther concerning good machine to pack on an extended motorcycle trip. There is no room for an Airsense when packing a motorcycle for an extended trip! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO IS WEIGHT ALLOWANCE!

A machine like the Transcend or the Z1 are about the only machines that make sense for a LONG trip..........I know Sleeprider packs a larger unit, but when I pack a motorcycle its for a week long trip and there just ain't that much room for a large cpap machine.

I've done many trips using a Remstar Auto M-Series. CPAP stuff goes into one side-case with some extra shoes and whatever fits. I pack a topcase side case and waterproof duffle. It's more than some guys carry, but it is manageable and fun. It's not like we don't know what works on a motorcycle trip.

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#22
That's great for you, doesn't work for me.

It's a pint size machine, or no machine at all.

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#23
(04-07-2015, 04:11 PM)under pressure Wrote: That's great for you, doesn't work for me.

It's a pint size machine, or no machine at all.

No machine at all is not an option for me. If I had the 24 volt integrated Humidifier Airsense 10 I'd probably be in your boat.
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(04-07-2015, 02:10 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I've done many trips using a Remstar Auto M-Series. CPAP stuff goes into one side-case with some extra shoes and whatever fits. I pack a topcase side case and waterproof duffle. It's more than some guys carry, but it is manageable and fun. It's not like we don't know what works on a motorcycle trip.

That was my point. It's not like a CPAP machine is multiple cubic feet of volume or 100 pounds. I did a 3 night west coast business trip last week where I was flying the short segment on an ERJ-145. I had no problem fitting my clothes and my A10 into a canvas bag that would fit in the wimpy overhead. The weight of the A10 and the power brick were no big deal walking between terminal B and terminal F at O'Hare. If you're sleeping in a bed with AC power, why wouldn't you want your real APAP machine with humidifier instead of a brick with a lot of design compromises.
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#25
No point arguing with you Geoff. But I will ask you when was the last time you tried to pack a Ducati for six country trip in Europe through the Alps having to carry fowl weather gear and everything you needed for a 14 day trip on two wheels (sometimes one wheel <giggle>) not to mention using the machine to sleep with on the plane both over the pond and back with no usable electrical connection in an older aircraft?

I literally did not have the room for a full size machine, it was one of the little ones or nothing, and like Seeprider said, no machine was not an option.

Just face it, there is a definate market for the small machines, you may not like it, but plenty of others have found the Z1 or the Transcend a true life saver when there's simply no room for a larger machine. I could probably fit at least three Z1s if not four in the space you take up for your one A10.

To each there own, your situation does not translate to everybody using a cpap.
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(04-07-2015, 07:13 PM)under pressure Wrote: To each there own, your situation does not translate to everybody using a cpap.

I meant to type: "to each Their own"

Must have run out of edits for today Unsure
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#27
that fowl weather will get u everytime!

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  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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(04-08-2015, 07:17 PM)DariaVader Wrote: that fowl weather will get u everytime!

It will indeed.......first day on the road last forty miles was riding in snow Smile
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#29
It is very good, travel companion but expensive and noisy.
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