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Old 08-01-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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What vacuum cleaner do you use in your RV?

We full-time in our coach (carpet and tile floors) and have been using an inexpensive upright Bissell canister vacuum for a couple years and want to upgrade because it really doesn't keep up with our two dogs and is wearing out. Of course, storage is an issue so size matters. We have never had a cordless vacuum but I would love to not have to deal with a cord again.

The Dyson stick vacuums look great but are pricey. However, you usually get what you pay for and our upright Dyson lasted for many years in our old S&B before it literally wore out from use on unlevel Saltillo tile floors.

Of course, the new Dyson V11 Animal looks like the shiznit, but a V10 Absolute has more gizmos for the same price but less power. The Sharks don't seem to have the canister capacity (dogs shed a lot) and don't seem quite as well made but people do seem happy with them? Chinese knock-off vacuum cleaners? Spare parts and accessories availability?

What vacuum do you use, what vacuum would you recommend for full-timers and what vacuum would you like to have?

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:05 AM   #2
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We use a Dyson and really like it. Small light and powerful.

We bought one for the S&B after our experience in the RV.

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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Shop-vac. Handles wet messes. Not the smallest thing, but light as a feather.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:36 AM   #4
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We use a Dyson and really like it. Small light and powerful.

We bought one for the S&B after our experience in the RV.
Bought a Dyson for the coach, we liked it so much we bought one for the house....go with the V10 if you can get past the sticker shock! Biggest deal is longer battery run time.
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We bought the Dyson V8 a year ago and cannot day enough good things about it.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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We have a central vacuum but it has no beater brush so we use a Shark Handheld on the carpet and rugs that works very well and is easy to store as it breaks down. Has a cord but it is nice and long and is a lot more easy on the wallet than those other things. https://www.sharkclean.com/vacuums/stick-vacuums/
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:57 AM   #7
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Dyson V6 on my rig. A little short on useful use time but still good enough.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:58 AM   #8
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We use the onboard system. Bought a stair cleaner head with a brush for the carpet. Kinda small, but works while on the road. When it needs a really good cleaning, we take the upright from the house to clean it. Works for us.

Won't be paying $400+ for a vacuum cleaner. You can wear out a lot of stick vacuums for that kind of money.
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A few years ago We bought a Dyson cordless for the house and carry it with in the RV.

Got the last year model and an additional 20% off at Bed Bath and Beyond. Ended up about 1/2 off the original price.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:12 PM   #12
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We use a Shark cordless. It's powerful enough to do the job and you don't have the hassle of a cord.
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This is a thread from the Entegra forum. It morphed into vacuum preferences, but it will also give you mounting ideas since Entegras and ******* have similar features.

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Costco has/had the V8 animal on sale for I think 299.00 so we went and bought it and really like it. I mounted it in the rear bath closet, Newmar was nice enough to put a plug in there.

My wife hated the dirt devil that came in the coach. It was pulling that hose around.

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