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Old 06-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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I recently installed a Dirt Devil 1500 Central Vac in our motorhome...my wife loves it...!
Same with us, it is great.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ramzfan View Post
I recently installed a Dirt Devil 1500 Central Vac in our motorhome...my wife loves it...!
Ditto here also. Amazing how well it works. $269 at RV Upgrades.

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Old 06-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ramzfan View Post
I recently installed a Dirt Devil 1500 Central Vac in our motorhome...my wife loves it...!
Same here in both the MH and 5th wheel, my wife loves it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 AM   #18
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We have the dirt devil central vacuum. The wife did not like it all that well. We went to the Dyson DC 44 cordless. Wife loves that. We caught it on sell from dyson for 25 per cent off still pricey but we have used dyson vacuum cleaners in our house for years and they are the best product we have seen.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #19
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We have a Dyson DC 26. It really sucks!!!!! You'd be amazed at how much crap that machine will pull out of your carpet. It's small and doesn't take a too much space. You deffinetly get what you pay for and I think it's worth every penny.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #20
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Installed a Intervac in the last motorhome and loved it. This MH had a factory installed Dirt Devil and although I like the Intervac better I wouldn't do without one or the other. Pick the one you get the best deal on but don't forget the attachments.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #21
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I just installed a recessed Intervac in our trailer. Works great and is powerful. If you have an interior wall or back of say a dinette seat it's a good solution since it takes up no space (you need to be able get wiring to it tho.). They also make a surface mount one that can go in a cabinet or storage space.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #22
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I had a Shark cordless. It was deeply discounted, so probably not the best model. It didn't hold a charge long (and certainly not between uses), but was okay at picking up surface soil (I later discovered.) Eventually I did some research and selected a Eureka Pet Love Oh! (under $70, Amazon) and discovered there was a lot more dirt and pet hair left behind by the Shark. Carpet had been commercially cleaned after we bought the motorhome last year.

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:42 AM   #23
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I have a shopvac which picks up anything my kids can drop or spill on the floor - small enough to be stowed and cheap enoughfor when it breaks.
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Hoover Nano in motorhome. About $70 or so at Walmart. Small enough and light weight. Comparing it to the house vac, a Dyson Animal, it's impressive. Plus no bag to deal with.
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Hoover Nano in motorhome. About $70 or so at Walmart. Small enough and light weight. Comparing it to the house vac, a Dyson Animal, it's impressive. Plus no bag to deal with.
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Got a Shark® Lift-Around™ Portable Vac - NP320 at the local Fred Meyers. It is small , lightweight comes witha narrow carpet cleaner and other cleaning tools. Much better thatn teh battery operated vacuums we had perviously. Highly recommend.
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Indicates how much embedded talc and sand a vacuum lifted from a medium-pile carpet.

Carpet Bare floors
Shows how well a vacuum picked up sand without dispersing it on bare floors.

Bare floors Tool airflow
Indicates the strength of airflow through the hose.

Tool airflow Noise
Based on measurements in decibels.

Noise Emissions
A measurement of the quantity of wood-flour particles that a vacuum released under two conditions: first, when only the motor was turned on, and second, while vacuuming.

Emissions Handling
Reflects how easy it is to push, pull, and carry a vacuum.

Handling Pet hair
Reflects how well a vacuum picks up pet hair from medium-pile carpet.

Pet hair See Ratings for all modelsReviews & Recommended - Dyson DC39 Animal
CR's Take

Overall this is a good canister vacuum cleaner that does a fair job removing embedded dirt from carpets. When cleaning surfaces such as kitchen and hardwood floors, this model is an excellent performer. It had impressive suction through the hose for cleaning with tools. And when it comes to noise, this model is quieter than many.

• Performs well when cleaning bare floors, ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and hardwood floors
• Excels at capturing all the dust it picks up, important if you have allergies or other respiratory illnesses
• Strong tool airflow, which matters if you will be using the vacuum's accessories for cleaning
• Has suction control, which helps protect drapes when using tools
• Has a brush on/off switch, which safeguards bare floors and prevents scattering of dust and debris
• Has a retractable cord, which lets you rewind via a slight tug or a pushbutton

• Requires manually emptying the bin, which is messier and sometimes presents problems for those with allergies or other respiratory issues
• Lacks a manual carpet-height adjustment, which is better than automatic systems at matching the brush to the surface

Detailed test resultsCARPET CLEANING: The Dyson DC39 Animal does a fair job of removing the embedded mixture of sand and powder from our soiled test carpets. This is a measure of how well a vacuum removes the dirt hidden deep in the carpet, invisible to the eye.
BARE FLOOR: The Dyson does an excellent job of removing sand from our vinyl floor, leaving very little behind and not scattering sand across the floor.
PET HAIR: This model does a fair job at picking up pet hair from carpets using its power head. The visual inspection of the test carpet following the pet hair test reveals traces of pet hair left behind and pet hair is caught in the brush roll.
HANDLING: This Dyson has a telescopic wand and a unique trigger on the handle to easily control suction. However, the power head is air driven, which leads to only fair performance when cleaning carpets. Mounting the wand in it's storage position, and reinserting the bin after empting is more tedious than most canister designs.

About - Dyson DC39 AnimalThe Dyson DC39 Animal canister vacuum cleaner includes an upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and a telescopic wand.

I was curious about the Dyson and this is the report from consumers reports.

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