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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by palerider » Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:52 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:27 pm
Whenever possible, travel by car.
:mrgreen:
I have flown, but it seems those in charge are dedicated to inconveniencing
as many people as possible.
There's a rivalry with the highways department. :D

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by babydinosnoreless » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:05 pm

We recently did a trip down to southern Arizona. (Bisbee, Tombstone etc.) The hotel we stayed at (which was highly rated btw) was disgusting (shudder). We are now in the process of looking for an RV. I will pass on hotel rooms until the virus and the labor shortage get resolved one way or another.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:52 pm

babydinosnoreless wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:05 pm
We recently did a trip down to southern Arizona. (Bisbee, Tombstone etc.) The hotel we stayed at (which was highly rated btw) was disgusting (shudder). We are now in the process of looking for an RV. I will pass on hotel rooms until the virus and the labor shortage get resolved one way or another.
Highly rated???
Methinks those ratings were bought and paid for--as opposed to earned.
That's the problem with "influencers"--nothing of substance; anything's for sale.
The internet is crawling with those little cockroaches.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by zoocrewphoto » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:18 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:27 pm
Whenever possible, travel by car.
:mrgreen:
I have flown, but it seems those in charge are dedicated to inconveniencing
as many people as possible.
Totally agree with this! Of course, I do not travel light, especially now that I have cpap therapy AND compression therapy for lymphedema. For two nights, I take a crate with my pump and the attachments for the legs. I can start the pump as I go to sleep. But I also have arm attachments and am I about to get the head and chest attachment which may help my ear issues, asthma, and sleep apnea. So, those will take a suitcase in addition to the huge crate. And will go on longer trips when I can make time to use my pump twice a day. Next trip is expected to be a 5 day/4 night trip. I also take my own blanket and pill, and now an electric blanket. (And that doesn't even include my cats and all their supplies. I have done road trips from Seattle, Washington to Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and even one to Florida. Sure, it took longer, but it was way more fun than flying. I got to spend quality time with my mom to most of those trips, my dad for one of those trips, and we got to see some great parts of this wonderful country, including some national parks.

For longer trips, I usually do take a gallon of distilled water. But short trips, I just use a regular bottle of water. Some tap waters taste or smell weird, so just stick with bottled water for me, my cats, and my cpap.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:36 pm

You do YOU, Zoocrewphoto!
You are my new Shero!
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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by babydinosnoreless » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:19 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:52 pm
babydinosnoreless wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:05 pm
We recently did a trip down to southern Arizona. (Bisbee, Tombstone etc.) The hotel we stayed at (which was highly rated btw) was disgusting (shudder). We are now in the process of looking for an RV. I will pass on hotel rooms until the virus and the labor shortage get resolved one way or another.
Highly rated???
Methinks those ratings were bought and paid for--as opposed to earned.
That's the problem with "influencers"--nothing of substance; anything's for sale.
The internet is crawling with those little cockroaches.
Well, true that but this was AAA diamond rated. They used to be trustworthy.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by chunkyfrog » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:41 pm

It's not easy to know who you can trust.
I hope the AAA corporation got an earful from you.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by Cecioboe » Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:28 am

I mostly travel by car and carry a long extension cord. Last week's (business) stay was in a Best Western Inn and Suites. I was in a suite and had to run my extension cord to the other side of the room to use my CPAP. Yes, there were outlets in the lamps, but the plugs were so loose I was afraid of losing power. Hotels were easier as we were traveling this summer (we had the dog, so it must have been at the La Quinta chain) and I used my cord only once in a State Park lodging.
On a different trip, Cambria required an extension cord so I could keep the lamp plugged in too. We also stayed at a TRU hotel which had great access to outlets.
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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by Janknitz » Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:20 pm

I always pack a lot of rubber bands to use in a chain to hang my hose from the headboard, wall lamp, or even "artwork" over the bed. And a long extension cord to plug in my machine, my tiny desk fan, and my phone for white noise. This can all fit in my carry-on if flying--since my daughter is not in reasonable driving distance (I don't want to waste 4 days of not working on a drive!).

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by zonker » Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:20 pm

Cecioboe wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:28 am
I mostly travel by car and carry a long extension cord.
for some reason, this made me picture your extension cord plugged in at home with the other end spooling behind your car.
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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by babydinosnoreless » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:56 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:41 pm
It's not easy to know who you can trust.
I hope the AAA corporation got an earful from you.
You know, I actually didn't think of it until I saw your reply. I should probably report them to AAA. I actually felt bad for the counter person she was practically running everything by herself she said everyone kept quitting and calling out. I bet it won't be long before she does as well.
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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:45 pm

Cecioboe wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:28 am
. . .
Yes, there were outlets in the lamps, but the plugs were so loose I was afraid of losing power.
. . .
We always have pliers in the car.
The prongs on a power strip can often be bent to hold
onto the sorriest receptacle.
We have never broken a plug with this simple hack.
Probably because brass is nice and malleable--up to a point.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by Cecioboe » Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:51 pm

zonker wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Cecioboe wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:28 am
I mostly travel by car and carry a long extension cord.
for some reason, this made me picture your extension cord plugged in at home with the other end spooling behind your car.
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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by D.H. » Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:06 pm

Cecioboe wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:51 pm
zonker wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Cecioboe wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:28 am
I mostly travel by car and carry a long extension cord.
for some reason, this made me picture your extension cord plugged in at home with the other end spooling behind your car.
🤣🤣🤣
I started topic several years ago (pre-pandemic). I always do pack at least one extension cord. However, if the hotel is truly CPAP-friendly, that should not be needed.

BTW, I did not say a hotel needs to have an international socket, as many counties (including the US) have outlawed this for safety reasons. It should, however, have either an international socket, or a socket appropriate for the country in which it is located. I did once see an Italian/Chilean socket in Romania, rather than the standard European one with side-contact grounds.

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Re: CPAP Friendly Hotels

Post by D.H. » Fri May 13, 2022 10:17 pm

I need to make a new addition. There should be a wireless charging pad in each room. While no CPAP machine can be powered from a charging pad, it's presence allows one to charge a phone without competing for electric sockets.

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