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Old 06-25-2015, 03:05 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Selah View Post
I've seen several,comments that central vacs do not have much power. I don't know what brand they are referring to but our InterVac has far mor power than the typical compact stand alone. Unless your willing to store a full size stand up, a GOOD central vac will do and it's a lot easier to store. We even have a power brush for ours.

Depends on the central vac you buy! Like everything else, there's good, better, and best! The "airwatts" rating on central vacs is the best measure of the true cleaning power. The Dirt Devil CV-1500 is rated at 501 airwatts, which is about the same as many smaller stick house units. I don't have one, but it should do an excellent job!

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Old 06-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #16
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We LOVE our Roomba. It's in the S&B and we have 2 boxers & 2 cats that keep it busy sucking up hair. It really does a good job and can go places in the house that a vacuum can't easily get to.

We have a Shark central vac in the coach and if we had to have just one, I think the central vac is better because of the wand and being able to reach the steps, dash and other elevated surfaces. I have thought about letting Roomba travel with us though!

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Old 06-25-2015, 03:25 PM   #17
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Also check out the Neato.....they have some good reviews...
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:51 PM   #18
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I have 3 floors in my S&B and I have a Roomba on each floor. We have to use my central every week or so on the floor we "live in" but keeps the sand and crumb picked up and gets under furniture better. One is 3 years old and the other is 2 years. I bought the third one last week at Sams. I am lazy and I am sold on them. Think I will go try it in RV, haven't used it there.
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I have a Neato pet and allergy model for the house. We run it everyday M - F. We do not run it on the weekends since we are usually home and it interferes with what we have going on. I have to empty it each day. We used to vacuum on Sat mornings. I will say our house is generally cleaner than it used to be. We still vacuum about once a month mainly to use the crevice tool along the baseboards, and to clean where the robot does not go ie under our couch. As pleased as we are with it I could not see using it in the MH, just too many obstacles that would prevent it from being efficient.

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Old 06-25-2015, 07:14 PM   #20
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Our new (to us!) 2012 Endeavor came with an installed central vacuum system. Vacuuming with the actual vacuum attachment and long hose is OK ... but nothing special. However, the thing that I refer to as the "electric dustpan" is sweet!

The coach has ceramic tile flooring throughout - which is easily cleaned with just a broom. I love being able to grab a broom and quickly sweep up whatever needs being swept - pushing it close to the opening of the "electric dustpan", activating it with my toe - and watching everything just disappear without having to bend over and fight to pick up ALL of the debris (sand, dirt, crumbs, etc.) I check the vacuum back (accessible via one of the storage compartments in the "basement") once a month or so. Beats the hell out of wrestling with hoses and AC power cords just to pick up a little sand or a few crumbs in the kitchen!
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
No matter what anyone thinks of the Roomba, it can't vacumn your furniture, engine dog house or anything else that dog hair gets on that isn't on the floor.
May I add to your list? Since a Roomba is round, none the corners in the MH can be reached or swept. I can imagine corners full of hair.
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I'll stick with our Roomba, cleans the floor everyday. I use a regular vacuum to do everything up high every couple of weeks.

We'll never give up our Roomba.
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We have romba for the house. It does OK, but we don't rely on it as a main vacuum. It is not that powerful. It helps, but definitely not a replacement for a real vacuum for our standards.

For the RV we have the central vac that is the InterVac. We were pleasantly surprised how powerful it is. Very nice vacuum. We did add the cordless Hoover upright. Between the InterVac and the Hoover the RV stays pretty clean even with a pet.

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