Electric Power for Tent
by Dan (Reno, Nevada)
Question: I have to use a CPAP machine to help me breathe at night. I do not have an RV, but I do have a tent that goes into the bed of my truck. Is there anyway to get electricity to my truck bed tent camper from the pedestal in an RV park. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Answer: We assume that you will be parked at a campsite that provides electricity at the site. We also assume that your CPAP machine uses regular 110 electricity. We also must note that we have no expertise on CPAP machines. So we highly recommend that you look at the machine-specific specs and talk to the manufacturer of the machine about your plans to take it camping. Perhaps they will have suggestions or advice.
Having said all that, it seems like you could run the right type of extension cord to power the CPAP machine. It should be a good high quality outdoor extension cord. An extension cord of about 25 to 50 foot should do.
A few important cautions:
Another thought that occurs to us is perhaps you should look for a battery-operated CPAP machine. We don’t know if that is a viable option for you, but thought we would mention it.
Other input welcome.