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Old 01-09-2014, 09:23 PM   #15
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We have a Central Vac, Central Vac. When we bought the MH I tried it and I thought no wonder they didn't use it no suction.
Fast forward last spring cleaning I thought I am going to get rid of the hose and use that space for something else. Being curious, I unscrewed the end of the hose where you would put the attachment and it was clogged with carpet threads and cigie butts pulging the hose. Has it been there since 1982? I bet it was used @ the Factory on a final clean up.
The PO owned it for 28 years and neither smoked and the plastic bag the attachment's were in was un-opened. I ended up tossing the PLASTIC hose it wouldn't streighten out.
I have a really nice hose from the shop vac in the garage so I am useing it instead . Its just long enough to go to the front of the MH Perfect. I can also do the toad if need be out the door or window. Better suction than Hoover Shop Vac We just have to find bags for it, no luck so far. If they are still made check into that brand. We really like it
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #16
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We love our central vac. Burned out the motor last year and tried to live without it for 4 months, but hated using a regular vacuum...storage, space, convenience are all so much easier with a central vac. Replaced the vacuum and have been happy ever since. Wouldn't be without it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #17
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Ours came with it already installed, we had always used an Oreck. We now use the central vac, it picks up the dirt while out on the road and does not take up much space. Our next rig will have one.
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I love the convenience of it while traveling however I do give the coach a once over between trips with our house vac.
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The 2009 Diplomat that we bought this last spring had central vac already in it so..... Being that most of the floor is tile and the only carpet is in the bedroom, that central vac works just fine. The only issue the DW has is that the hose is too short to reach all the way to the front of the MH. Otherwise she likes it.
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Our current coach has the built in vac and the wife prefers it over a home style vac which took up closet space. We have a drawer near the attachment port which holds all the attachments, which she likes. That being said, we do not travel with pets so the Dirt Devil works for us. I do however miss not having a vac to use to clean the Toad or storage boxes, so I carry a small shop vac in the basement.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #21
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If you are unaware, you can buy hose's at a vacume store cut to lenght and cheap to spendie, I've even seen them at Flea markets.
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I think this another "personal preference" item that varies by use of coach and flooring type. We have NO carpet (it's tile and hardwood) so our preference is a small carry-on to do the blinds and crevices ... the daily stuff is a fine bristle broom and dustpan.
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We have a 5 gallon shop vac. We can use it for regular vacuuming or vacuuming up any water ...... like when the ice maker decides for some unknown reason to thaw and refreeze while we are out for a few hours .... Now we just only make enough ice to half fill the bucket but still have the shop vac.
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We love ours.. It's a DirtDevil that came with our Fleetwood Discovery. A family that camps with us was so impressed with ours that they installed one in theirs. If you are handy enough, you can find a way to install one after the fact... They installed theirs underneath the bottom bunk (they have a Berkshire BH). So if you are undecided, that's a thought.
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Have a built in and really like it-has its own closet and is out of the way.Works quite well and easy to use-Dirt Devil
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We will add it to our list of things to get. I suppose if you have it and don't like it, it doesn't really cause a problem and you are only out the initial cost. If there is one, negotiations being whatever is agreed to.
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We put one in our previous MH, but will not put one in our "new" one. We had it for several years and only used it a couple times a year. We mostly use a hand held rechargable vacuum now.
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