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Old 05-08-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Best 12 volt vacuum cleaner?

Thinking about getting a12 volt vacuum cleaner to keep in my Chinook - any recommendations or thoughts?

Are there any that earn their keep? Or are they all anemic?

Appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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No, 12V in my opinion does not have enough suction power. With that said, Dyson makes a small 110V handheld with is getting good reviews.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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We have a Dyson hand held that is rechargable. It's very powerful and doesn't have any bags. The only drawback is it's short operating time.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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We found this one at Costco in San Brnardino CA. It won't rival a big upright but it does the job so far.
"Electrolux Ergorapido Ultra+Cordless 2-in1 Stick and Hand Vac™
Includes: Built in Hand Vacuum, Crevice and Upholstery Tools Item # 533634"
I believe we paid about $70. Works great so far. Have only had it about 2 mo. Just mounted the charging base yesterday, we have yet to travel with it mounted in the closet.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:49 AM   #5
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When you consider that a good home vacuum draws 10-13 amps at 120 volts, that explains why there is no such thing as a really good 12 volt vacuum. There is no magic way around Ohms law. To get the same power of a 120 volt/13 amp vacuum, you will require 130 amps at 12 volts. That's why 12 volt vacuums are so anemic.

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We have found the rechargable "SHARK" does a fairly good job on the short nap carpet and on hard floors. Its not a replacement for your std upright, but sure is alot easier to take along and use. DW liked it well enough to get one for the house also.
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We first tried a less expensive cordless vac and it worked fine for a few minutes then the filter plugged up with dust and it was useless.
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No, 12V in my opinion does not have enough suction power. With that said, Dyson makes a small 110V handheld with is getting good reviews.
I will second that, DW uses a unit she got at sears, it's 120 volt, the Prosine 2.0 has no problem providing 120volt (at up to 2,000 watts) to run it. The vaccume needs only a fraction of that 2kw the Prosine can provide so it works very well. Left over power runs this computer, and some other stuff.
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We have a Dyson hand held that is rechargable. It's very powerful and doesn't have any bags. The only drawback is it's short operating time.
We also have one of these. Has VERY good cleaning power, but only runs for 6 or 8 minutes (I'm guessing). Works great for stairs at home, and will do the RV pretty good....keeping in mind it's a "on your knees" model.

http://www.english.dysoncanada.ca/st...uct=DC30-IRMWH
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We carry a basic small upright 120V. Bought it "reconditioned" at a Cheapo-Mart for $30. Runs off of shore power or inverter and does an OK job. When we get home we use the heavy duty upright to do a really good cleaning.
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google vacuums. There is one sold out of Canada that I read about (can't find post) that supposedly will suck a golf ball through a hose.

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We have found the rechargable "SHARK" does a fairly good job on the short nap carpet and on hard floors. Its not a replacement for your std upright, but sure is alot easier to take along and use. DW liked it well enough to get one for the house also.
My rv as a central vacum and I also have the SHARK for the quick clean up I have the 18volts in my opinion its a grat vacum. Joe
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We have the Shark 18V one as well. It does an ok job for quick things, but does not take the place of the 120V upright ones. It's cumbersome to vac out the toad with it though, the little crevice tool is not long enough.
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