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Old 05-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone figured a way to use the central vac to clean out the basement?
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The central vacuum in my Cameo has a hose connection in the basement.

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Has anyone figured a way to use the central vac to clean out the basement?
I bought a couple sections of vacuum hose, disconnect the central vac at the motor (in other words, disconnect the section going into the coach)and attach the flex hose sections, use the rigid pipe section at the end, then use it to clean the basement. For areas I had trouble reaching because my arms wouldn't reach I attached a telescoping pole to the rigid vacuum section with duct tape, of course).
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I carry a Dustbuster-type hand vacuum for quick jobs, which is good enough for most basement cleanup.

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I bought a couple sections of vacuum hose, disconnect the central vac at the motor (in other words, disconnect the section going into the coach)and attach the flex hose sections, use the rigid pipe section at the end, then use it to clean the basement. For areas I had trouble reaching because my arms wouldn't reach I attached a telescoping pole to the rigid vacuum section with duct tape, of course).
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They make a "T" connection that hooks up at the central vac unit. Incorporated in the T is a hose connection. Any good vac shop should be able to provide you with one. You'll have to do some minor work to cut it in at the main unit .
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Made this suggestion to Enterga

At the Tampa RV Show last fall, I made the recommendation that Entegra add a connection for the vacuum in the basement. Ted thought it was a good suggestion but of course, it won't be on our coach. We'll see if it gets incorporated into the new coaches.
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Saw this implementation on a 2012 Winne Tour during our pre-purchase research. I remember thinking that is a very useful addition, yet simple (and inexpensive) for the builder to implement and provides an impression that the builder might really understand RV'ers and the RV lifestyle.

The Winnie cargo bay vacuum port was located passenger side about amidships as I recall - probably about the area where our water filters are located. Besides great for sucking dirt out the cargo bay, this location also makes it convenient to clean out the toad.

This should be an easy update given that the proper parts can be acquired. As another poster mentioned a "Y" fitting, some hose or pipe, a hose port w/door and an appropriate length of some light gauge 2 conductor wire (such as 22ga speaker wire) for the remote activation. Someday, when we get our coach back, we plan to make this additions so will report back with part info at that time.

Also check out my blog post here for another inexpensive addition to this vacuum that makes it even more convenient to use - at least we think so. Unfortunately the exact device model described in the posting is probably no longer available but if you Google the part# or SKU you will find some similar devices.
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