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Old 09-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Need a Central Vacuum System

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Looking to buy and install a central vac system for my Class A. Any available besides Dirt Devil? I want to shop power rather than price. (ever vac over the same piece of dirt and it won't come up like it's kryptonite or something?) Hate that.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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Eureka has one....I was looking into it, but never followed up, I believe it is about 150.00
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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Our central vac that came with our coach is a Eureka Yellow Jacket which has the suction of a shop vac, really great. The only problem is it didn't pick up the dog fur (Golden Retriever) so we went shopping. Found a Beam Central Vacuum System with a power brush head that works with the Yellow Jacket system. The "Kit" came with a longer hose which was great so I'm not pulling on it to reach the far end of the coach. Not cheap but well worth the money. I have found that the Bissel attachments fit too, so I bought a small motorized brush, hand held, for the carpet on the walls and small tight places.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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I use the 'Roomba for pets' (available at COSTCO). We camp on the beach and in the mountains - with 2 dogs. The Roomba get's up the dirt while you are away.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #5
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beam and eureka are both made by electrolux.almost all vacuums made use motors made by lamb/ametek if you are intesred in suction (which is just part of te cleaning equation) ask how many rotating fans ,3 is the max ask who makes the motor and it airflow at this point the salesman will probably walk away as you will have demonstrated you may know enough that he cant snow you. if you pick one out i may be able to get you the specifics as i spent 50 + years in the dirt sucking sales and service industry
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #6
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if you pick one out i may be able to get you the specifics as i spent 50 + years in the dirt sucking sales and service industry
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Hi Brian:
Thanks for the offer. One feature that's a must is the ability to pick up cat fur.

They came with the bride...
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Hi Brian:
Thanks for the offer. One feature that's a must is the ability to pick up cat fur.

They came with the bride...
for that you will need a good floor brush / carpet tool
air driven unit work quite well, however an electic power head will work best . there are many brands some are just relabeled ie panosonic,kenmore and hayden (a reputable built in maker) are all the same but the pano is probably going to be the least expensive and i believe it is American made. if you purchase from an indepent dealer ask for a demo in your motorhome. when i was in the retail end 1971-1973 i was always happy to let the customer take it home to try on thier floors
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I have the Eurika, I like it. Works well. Be SURE to install a "floor sweep".



You turn on the vacuum and open the floor sweep with a kick of your toe. Then you just use a broom and sweep the debris from the tile/wood floor into it. Wife loves it. Then kick it closed to turn off the vac.
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Our coach has the Dirt Devil central vac and it had as much or more suction than my Shop Vac back home. We love it.

We have tile from the bedroom forward, however the wife likes throw rugs so we have 2 rubber backed ones in the kitchen and one in the living room. The Dirt Devil will suck them right up off the floor.
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I have the Eurika, I like it. Works well. Be SURE to install a "floor sweep".

You turn on the vacuum and open the floor sweep with a kick of your toe. Then you just use a broom and sweep the debris from the tile/wood floor into it. Wife loves it. Then kick it closed to turn off the vac.
I have this in the 5er and love it!
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we bought the InterVac several years ago. and we have a border collie that sheds as it walks. the vac does a great job on the carpet and furniture. you can buy the model that installs in your basement or one that can hang inslide a cabinet. it works great. bought it at the GoodSam Louisville rally.

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What's wrong with the Dirt Devil? I had one in a Fleetwood Discovery and it worked great! picked up Yellow Lab hair too, with the beater brush attachment.
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Before you buy, look at this one, it come highly recommended. http://www.allegrovacuums.com/?gclid...FSlgTAodYB0AOw
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I have a Dirt Devil with a carpet brush attachment and it works great. Easy to install. Why make it difficult as Dirt Devils have been around and work great.
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