Originally Posted by CCFROMFL
Wife has COPD and uses oxygen, does anyone else have this issue ? how do you handle liquid 02, compressed 02 in the confined spaces of 5ver ? Wife uses an electric O2 concentrator at night. The liquid and compressed is used in smaller tanks when we go out on day trips.
My primary questions regards storage. All directions on 02 advises not to put in unventilated spaces, not near electrical or gas appliances and avoid temps 125 degrees or above.
Any others with this issue and how do you handle.
I too have COPD and travel with an L45 or L30 liquid oxygen tank, depending on the length of our trip, secured in the bedroom of our MH. I am able to fill either my Helios 300 or Helios Marathon when we want to "explore" away from the RV. I also carry the Invacare electric concentrator for backup. I do not carry the home fill tanks such as the M3's etc. Is it dangerous, no, no more so than being in our home. Just make sure the cannula is within a safe distance of any open flames which I'm sure you are aware of. Its no more dangerous than your propane tank or fuel tank in your RV. I'm sure others will disagree but it's the chance we take, and we all take when traveling with volatile fuels. Oxygen is an accelerant and not an explosive. In case of a fire then yes, there is a problem.
When we had our fiver I had the large tank in the bed of my truck in Phoenix, in August, at 110+ degrees without a problem.
I would not put the safety of my wife or dogs in harms way if I thought it was lethal. As for storing smaller portable tanks in a basement compartment I would make sure they are secured properly and well ventilated. You would not want a build up of 02 if there was a leak in one.