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Old 07-06-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Vacuum Cleaners

We travel with our Golden Retriever who tends to shed. At our home we have a Dyson Pet Cleaner (GREAT) and have been using a small Shop Vac in our rig (OK). Was wondering if anyone has come across a good / excellent vacuum to use in the RV.

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Old 07-06-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Have an older red devel central vac that can suck start a Harley. Works great on cat fur. It has an air powered power head that really helps.

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Old 07-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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I heard from someone using a residential style hose and brush on their Dirt Devil central vac in the RV, storage might be an issue though.
We're using a Pet Series Roomba from Costco but our dog has shorter hair.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:50 AM   #4
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We use the Dyson DC44 in our 5th wheel with 2 labs.....works great.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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Built in Dirt Devil here too. That little Dyson rechargable looks good to me. Nephew, grandkids allowed, but no pets in MH.

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Old 07-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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We use the Dyson DC44 Animal, its very handy and dosen't take up much room.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
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When our old sears canister vacuum was about 20 years old when we replaced it. The hose which also carried power to the wand and power head wore away and we decided it would be prudent to buy a new Vacuum. I hung onto to the wand and power head. When we went to sears to buy our new vacuum, we talked to the salesman who had a small unit, sort of like the handheld ones you would use to clean a car, that plug into the cig lighter. This unit was bigger, had a stronger motor and was better built. The salesman also related it could power a power head, any power head that sears had sold as Kenmore. We bought it for about $70 I think and brought it home. What do you know if the old power head and wand didn't fit into the new unit. Sears salesman had told us that sears hadn't changed the fitting on the vacuums for years. The thing works perfect and breaks down into a nice little package. Its been doin an awesome job in our rig for 3 years.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:26 PM   #9
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We have 2 small dogs with us and thus our Dyson Pet Vac is always along for the ride - stores in the front closet or in the outside front storage area.

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Old 07-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #10
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I sure wish I could afford a Dyson but I can't. I have a Shark vacuum with a pet roller brush attachment that I use in tight corners and on furniture. It is small enough to fit in the closet and it does a great job judging by all the dog hair it gets up.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #11
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Dyson DC44 here as well. I bought it Refurbished 2 years ago, bought a second charging cradle so I have one in the house and the RV. My wife uses it every day at the house and on weekends brings out it's big brother. When we go camping we transfer it to the RV. We have two dogs.

The best feature other than Dyson's unique engineering is it's light weight at the head. My wife vacuums by sound, when she hits something she reverses direction. With a house size vacuum I was afraid that I'd have holes in the walls.

When I looked into the dirt devil central systems for RV's, at the time they weren't getting such great reviews so I went with Dyson. They're expensive but the engineering that goes into it comes at a cost. They're introducing a DC59 animal that I'm told will not only suck start a Harley but will do it through a Dirt Devil
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I wish I had bought my DC 65 years ago, before spending hundreds and hundreds of wasted $$$ on useless vacuums. I got it using the BB&B 20% coupon they regularly send in the mail. It is so good I went and purchased the DC 34 cordless hand held, too. If I am not careful it will suck me right up along with stuff I can't even see but the canister fills right up. Still amazes me.

When we finally find our RV on training wheels the DC 34 will move from my kitchen to the rig for sure.

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With 2 cockatiels and a very shedding cat I needed a great vacuum and found a reasonably priced one in the Shark Animal 300 with a rotating brush head and detachable head. It is very strong and half the price of Dyson. Sucks dust out of material.
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Dyson VS the others

We have a Dupyson DC45 Animal in out RV that we've been using for 10 years and have never had to replace a single part. It was out main home vac for 7 years.

The we bought a Eureka PetSpeed. It does a really good job. BUT......I keep 4 drive belts on hand at all times, the power switch has broken, and the brushes on the beater bar are all but gone. It's only a couple of years old.

Dyson's are plastic, but it must be really good plastic.

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