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Old 01-06-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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Roomba or similiar

Does anyone use a roomba in your coach? We have marble floors and it seems like I am always sweeping or pulling out the Dyson stick (which I am not crazy about).
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Have one in house one in coach. We have to put the ottoman across by front steps to keep it from falling in It does great on tile floors and goes up on carpet in bedroom just fine
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:51 AM   #3
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Hi Terrasmom,

We have used the Roomba in the coach for years and it helps keep the dog hair down. Nothing beats a full floor cleaning by hand, but the Roomba keeps things under control in between.
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We have had a Roomba (we named her Alice) in our house for four years. Works great. Would have taken her south in the coach the year we snowbirded after full timing for ten years but didn't have room for it. We find that maybe once a month a regular vacuum is a good idea. It will get some dust and hair Alice missed but not much.
One thing to note about the Roomba - it is designed for self service. You can go on-line, describe your problem and they will tell you which module you need. On ours the little motor that spins the side brush failed and the new module cost was about 12 dollars. Replacement was super easy - a couple of screws had to be removed then the module could be pulled out and the small screwdriver needed came with the module. The rest of the machine also consists of removable modules.
That is a real selling point for me.

We also have the iRobot mop (Mabel) and it also works well, It sprays water down brushes then vacuums the water up.
One thing Mabel does that we get a kick out of - when she finishes our tiled area, she stops, shakes herself to get rid of any water clinging to the underside and vacuums that up.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Never used one so can't advise you on that! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!


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We have one and works great. It won’t go over a step. Turns around and takes off.
About drives me nuts because it runs in a random pattern instead of a back and forth from one wall but gets the floor covered some how.

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had one in the coach for a year now, wife loves it. keeps things managable in between in depth vacuming
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we carry ours form the house, it's glorious! Rv's get a lot of dirt tracked into them, and a daily quick run of the roomba is magic!
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We use the house Roomba for occasional use in the 5th wheel. This one is very old, and it has a cliff sensor, so it won't go over a step. It kept getting stuck under the sleeper sofa, so I epoxied a little piece of CPVC pipe on top so that it wouldn't try to squeeze under the sofa. As old as it is, it does a fantastic job.
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[QUOTE=Clay L;3977286]We have had a Roomba (we named her Alice) in our house for four years.

Why are you giving it a sexist name?
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We have had literally a dozen Roombas over a number of years. We have a Samoyed, unless you run the Roomba daily the place and my pants become a sea of white. The 870 is our latest, I believe. Easy to clean of dog hair, the old models had brushes that were a challenge
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We have had a Roomba (we named her Alice) in our house for four years.

Why are you giving it a sexist name?
1) Because I want to.
2) Because my wife named her.
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We have had a Roomba (we named her Alice) in our house for four years. Works great. Would have taken her south in the coach the year we snowbirded after full timing for ten years but didn't have room for it. We find that maybe once a month a regular vacuum is a good idea. It will get some dust and hair Alice missed but not much.
One thing to note about the Roomba - it is designed for self service. You can go on-line, describe your problem and they will tell you which module you need. On ours the little motor that spins the side brush failed and the new module cost was about 12 dollars. Replacement was super easy - a couple of screws had to be removed then the module could be pulled out and the small screwdriver needed came with the module. The rest of the machine also consists of removable modules.
That is a real selling point for me.

We also have the iRobot mop (Mabel) and it also works well, It sprays water down brushes then vacuums the water up.
One thing Mabel does that we get a kick out of - when she finishes our tiled area, she stops, shakes herself to get rid of any water clinging to the underside and vacuums that up.
The name reminds me of Alice on "The Brady Bunch". Loved that show!
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I on my fourth one. Just got a roomba 960. So far it works great. It has a camera in the top so it no longer uses a random sweep pattern. It will be going with us to quartzsite for it maiden voyage.
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