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Old 10-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Built In Vacuum System

DW is tired of lugging the vacuum out of the closet and around our 41ft DSDP. I have looked at the Dirt Devil system sold by Camping World but DW has never been very fond of the Dirt Devil brand offered for the home. Before I take the plunge and install this system, is there anyone out there that has this system or can make any recommendations? Would appreciate your feedback!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Click this link for a product review on the dirt Devil that was done by RVUpgrades a few years ago.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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We bought a different brand and returned it. It didn't have a power head so it wouldn't pick up dog hair. If you travel with pets that may be a problem for you also.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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we had a 89 H/R Imperial that had the best built in system I don't remember what brand it was But! it would pick up a book if you wanted to, maybe someone in the vintage forums would know the brand
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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We have the Dirt Devil system and it's "ok". I've never bee a big fan of built in systems so I'm biased but it's a real pain storing the hose and attachements. As for performance, we purchased an aftermarket "power head" which is powered only by the air flow and it too is "ok". Wish I had a better review but....

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We have the built-in Dirt Devil and it will pull a vacuum on an onion sack. It certainly takes less room to store than a canister or upright vac, I would think. Wouldn't you still need a hose and tools for other cleanings?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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OH woe is me!

At the Workhosre Club Rally on Cape Hatteras, Colleen and I were lucky enough to win the Grand Prize, A Dirt Devil Central Vacuum made possible by www.rvupgrades.com .

Yeaaa! ..........

We already have one! I ripped up my ticket and we picked another person to win the Dirt Devil! I'm sure they will enjoy it!

Just couldn't see winning and keeping something that we already have.
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Lucky you-would like to have been next to you and claimed your prize. So tell me, do you like yours? The model I am considering has 35' of hose and several attachments. It probably will take the same storage space but at least DW could move it around a lot easier. Thanks all for your great comments and keep em com in!
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I have the Dirt Devil in question...it really sucks,,,
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #10
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We have the Dirt Devil with the optional powerhead, the DW is very satisfied with it's performance. The carpet on most of MH has been replaced with tile, really helps to keep the cat hair under control. Carpet in the bedroom and under front seats only.
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Lucky you-would like to have been next to you and claimed your prize. So tell me, do you like yours?
Jol912, If I need to vacuum my car out or the front of the rig the vacuum port is placed ideally in our stairwell. When it comes to stretching the hose to the back of the rig, it is challenging but doable. I was limited as to where I could install the vacuum port. Given a Mulligan or the option to do over - given a T and another short piece of hose, I would opt for 2 vacuum port, the second being further back in the coach.
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The Dirt Devil central vac that was OEM installed on our 5th wheel does a good job for maintenance. Sandy will still bring her upright out to the RV every now and then for a serious cleaning.

We store the Dirt Devil's hose and attachments under the bed.

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Sandy will still bring her upright out to the RV every now and then for a serious cleaning. We store the Dirt Devil's hose and attachments under the bed.
Rusty, Yes and Yes! We do the same thing.
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We couldn't be happier with our Dirt Devil Central Vac system. It does the job and the attachments are great.

We have a dirt devil vac upright at home and it is not good.

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