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Old 02-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Good RV Vacuum?

I tried searching but keep coming up with threads about vacuum leaks

I wanted to know who makes a good vacuum for an RV. We would use it to clean the camper and also need the hose part to close up our Space Saver vacuum bags. I was hoping for something smaller than my house model. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.

We are due to pick up our TT this Saturday. Can't wait!

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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I tried searching but keep coming up with threads about vacuum leaks

I wanted to know who makes a good vacuum for an RV
We have the Dirt Devil CV950 LE; it's one system that has performed flawlessly since we bought the rig. Lots of suction, very heavy amp draw; but, that is okay, since it's used momentarily.

One additional note: it is the ultimate in simplicity, can be owner-installed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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I'm fairly happy with an iRobot (vacuuming becomes almost entertainment), but that new Dyson cordless model with the power brush head/extension (sort of like a "stick vacuum") looks like it'd be ideal for an RV. But I don't know anyone who has one and it's a tad pricey.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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I wanted to know who makes a good vacuum for an RV.

We are due to pick up our TT this Saturday. Can't wait!

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Hi Joe,

Enjoy the TT!

We use a Dyson DC35. It IS expensive...BUT...it WORKS!

Here's a YouTube video showing it being used:
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I simply use a 1 gal wet/dry back.
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Cheap, lightweight and plenty powerful. Can use for wet or dry and the previous model year is small enough to fit in under-seat storage.

Shop Shop-Vac 2.5-Gallon 2.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum at Lowes.com

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I'm a Dyson fan, though not cheap.

Dyson DC26 City - small, powerhouse. Would like an electrically powered head, but the air powered one works well enough.



The Dyson DC35 cordless now has a powered head and might be interesting as well.
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My daughter has a Dyson, I don't remember the model, but it is to strong for the carpet and may void the warranty - so she says she was told by the person selling her carpet. If it grabs a thread it'll pull it out especially on a Berber type carpet.
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My daughter has a Dyson, I don't remember the model, but it is to strong for the carpet and may void the warranty - so she says she was told by the person selling her carpet. If it grabs a thread it'll pull it out especially on a Berber type carpet.
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Gotta love salesfolks - What a load of baloney. I've used a big Dyson in my former S&B for tears (mostly Berber) and this is the best line I have ever heard! If there was a thread loose, it NEVER pulled it. Instead, the Dyson will stop with that agonizing ratcheting sound of a jammed roller brush.

About as good as "I read it on the internet" is "A salesman told me...." Yep, you gotta believe the truth comes form both sources I suspect?
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our new motorhome has the dirt devil installed....I have cought my wife vacuuming twice over the last two trips...she says she loves it and is glad we have it.
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Love the shop vac, useful for many applications while camping.
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I have the dirt devil. Only uses about 9amps max. Is very handy and stays hidden.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #13
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Thanks for all of the great info. I think I will look at the place I want or have to store it and then look at the various models you all have named. See what fits.

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I bought this Hoover stick vac and it works great. It's lightweight and doesn't take up much room. Amazon.com: Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum - SH20030: Home & Kitchen
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