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Mary E. Caregiver

RV Travel

My husband and I have a motorhome and would like to resume travelling. Since we enjoy state and federal parks which often have no electric hookups we will have problems with charging batteries and using the mobile power unit. There must be others out there who can help us with an answer to this problem. Can an inverter be used or an adaptor to charge the batteries? No one at our implant center has an answer.
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Larry B.

Sounds like a portable power inverter is what you need. Not sure if you could hook directly to it to sleep on but for while you are camping I would just use it to keep your batteries charged. Check with your team for sure about hooking into it to sleep on. Push comes to shove you can always sleep on batteries while camping. Your team won’t go for that but I’ve been doing it for over 2 yrs now.

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Joanne W.

looking for slightly used  heartmate 3 batteries

 Sometimes you are lucky to have a heart transplant after receiving new equipment …

I would be very interested in your Heartmate 3  batteries that are only a few months old. Yes they can be shipped by FedEx..    I have already checked with them.   

Thank you 

Joanne Wilbur 

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dede g.

 we had an inverter and solar panels installed on our RV , solar to keep batteries charged, and with inverter we can use outlets and tv, without using generator, we primitive camp with our horses, and yes my husband rides with his lvad III 



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Khalid K.

best thing is to get extra battries and the car battery charger. i had 8 battries - good for around two days. and i also had a ups for recharging if powere was out. 

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Larrie T.

Hi Mary, the latest episode of Life on Batteries takes an LVAD camping off the grid for a week.  It shows what's possible in terms of getting back the life we had (that's probably the best part) plus it suggests some things you might not have thought of when planning to be away from electrical power for extended periods, like having a backup plan, and making sure you have enough RV batteries to run your inverter through the night, as well as a good plan get them fully charged again the next day.  It is all very possible and can look much like camping did pre-implant, just with a few extra steps.  The full episode is here: