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Old 01-20-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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We have a 2005 DSDP model 4009 and would like to add a central vac. Has anyone done this and what recommendations do you have?
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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We have a 2005 DSDP model 4009 and would like to add a central vac. Has anyone done this and what recommendations do you have?
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:48 AM   #3
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Dirt devel. More power and better attachments than the dometic. Please note that it is heavier and may use a little more room under the kitchen cabinets.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:10 AM   #4
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Someone about 2 months ago posted about his install of a Shopvac in the bay with connectors he devised for a floor level hose plug in. He was supposed to send me details of the install, but I never got them...sounded really good tho..
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:32 AM   #5
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A vendor at the Newmar Internationl rally was selling the Road Vac. It looked like a quality unit and the price was about the same as the Dirt Devil. You can check it out at Vac Shop USA
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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I had a Dirt Devil in my 2004 Allegro Bus and it worked great. On my 2007 they switched to a VacMaster CV200. It had the identical specs to a Dirt Devil and looked to be a nice unit. Except after trying it we found it didn't have the same airflow as the Dirt Devil, so specs can be deceiving. I replaced it with another Dirt Devil from RVupgrades and now it works gain. The only accessory I'd recommend is the Wessel-Werk Turbo Brush. This powerful motorized brush head is great for picking up pet fur and it attaches to your standard wand so that you don't have to get down on your knees to use it like most others.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:36 AM   #7
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I installed the Dirt Devel in my Mountian Air worked as advertized. Very happy with it. But traded MA for a KSDP and looks like I get to put a Dirt devel in again. it is worth it, makes clean up easy for the better half. If you install one get the power door accessory. Nice for those quick clean ups. Just sweep the dirt to the door and when you open it the dirt is drawn into the Dirt devel. No need to hall out the hose.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:42 AM   #8
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I think I just sent an unfinished reply - large fingers, small keys! Question: Was your Dirt Devil ADDED or factory installed? How hard is it to add the tubing and vents? I'm sure I'd get it done versus do myself anyway. BTW, your photo is great. Looks like something from out our way (Oregon and the NW.) We are also from Bama, but haven't lived there in many moons.
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #9
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I had 3 situations. On my 2003 Suncruiser I added it myself. On my 2004 Bus it came installed. On my 2007 I had to remove the VacMaster and install the Dirt Devil. It's not a hard install by any means and it comes with instructions. Actually the instructions are probably available right off the RVupgrades website. They generally have them linked right by the product for your convenience.
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Sounds like everyone says the Dirt Devil is the way to go. Appreciate your thoughts on self installation. I looked at the RVUpgrades site and the installation directions. Sounds like your unit fits under the kitchen sink area? I thought they were installed in one of the bays (where I have plenty of outlets to plug it in) and the sound would not be an issue. Did you buy your Dirt Devil from RVUpgrades or Camping World, etc?
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RVUpgrades is much cheaper than Camping World (just bought one for the new coach). I will install myself. I installed one in my '00 Journey -- I work slow, so it took about 3 hours. My brother helped (he did the heavy lifting).

I put the unit in the basement and ran the flex hose up under the dinette, into the cabinet under the 'fridge on my '00 Journey. Will do something similar for my new coach.

If you drill a hole in the floor of your coach, you could call your manufacturer relative to the position of the hole, and they could tell you if you will find clear sailing or not.

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Old 01-21-2007, 03:40 PM   #12
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Thanks Pusherman. We're headed for Quartzsite in a few days. Our first venture there in an RV. We first saw it several years ago, before our first RV and wondered, "what in the heck . . .?" Maybe I'll come back with a Dirt Devil in my unit! Thanks to all who gave input.
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I installed my Dirt Devil under the sink..just installed brackets and plugged it in. Not worth the effort to install in the basement and route flex hose up into the MH.
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