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Old 01-22-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Maybe the best motorhome vac

Just a quick note to sing the praises of our new Dyson DC59 cordless vac.

I've been looking for an RV central vac system, but most everything that I've seen looks underpowered & underfiltered, or just plain cheap and cheesy. Even though we have a Dyson in our house, I have resisted even looking at the nearly $400 cordless model, but we are building a new stick home and will have a stairway to vacuum. With the premise that the Dyson could do double duty, I looked a little closer and decided to try one.

Wow, what a vacuum cleaner! The carpet and upholstery heads are motor driven, and while they are not as powerful as an AC home vac, they seem to do a great job - much better than the unpowered carpet head on the vac we have been using. The amount of cat hair this thing is pulling out of the carpet and upholstery is impressive. All we need to do now is figure out a good place to install the charging dock.

$360 at Costco.
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Just a quick note to sing the praises of our new Dyson DC59 cordless vac.



I've been looking for an RV central vac system, but most everything that I've seen looks underpowered & underfiltered, or just plain cheap and cheesy. Even though we have a Dyson in our house, I have resisted even looking at the nearly $400 cordless model, but we are building a new stick home and will have a stairway to vacuum. With the premise that the Dyson could do double duty, I looked a little closer and decided to try one.



Wow, what a vacuum cleaner! The carpet and upholstery heads are motor driven, and while they are not as powerful as an AC home vac, they seem to do a great job - much better than the unpowered carpet head on the vac we have been using. The amount of cat hair this thing is pulling out of the carpet and upholstery is impressive. All we need to do now is figure out a good place to install the charging dock.



$360 at Costco.

I went through the same economic gymnastics but went a different way. I decided on a Shark with a cord but with the same form/function as the Dyson. I got a refurbished for $100 and am very happy with it. I agree, the motor driven heads are key.


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Dyson cordless is great for the motorhome. We bought the DC62 Animal last summer and it has no trouble cleaning up after a Bernese mountain dog. The amount of fur that comes off that goofy dog is amazing.
I mounted it in the space for the washer/dryer that doubles as a closet as there was already a 110 outlet there. Click image for larger version

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Love ours, move it from the house to RV with no problem, no cords or hoses to drag around.


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We have a "Central Vac" System in ours and it works better than the S"B's vacuum.
Not sure if they are still around or not.I'll have to Google it.
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We got a good price on a new/used Dyson cordless a few years back. It has done a good job, but admit we are keeping our eyes out for the newer model with motorized head. We added a power outlet to our closet, and have it hanging and charging and ready to go.

Steve, what model Shark did you go with?

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I too went to the Shark Rocket corded with the power head. Model HV300 26, paid less than 150bucks. Like not being limited to a charge time. When I first got it, I first vacuumed with a good shop vac, then the Shark, had to empty the Shark 3 times to compete the MH, it's that much better. Cleans great and at a great price.
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We got a good price on a new/used Dyson cordless a few years back. It has done a good job, but admit we are keeping our eyes out for the newer model with motorized head. We added a power outlet to our closet, and have it hanging and charging and ready to go.

Steve, what model Shark did you go with?

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A corded Shark Rocket. It looks much like the Dyson DC59. I finally couldn't justify the big price for the lower performance of a cordless. I got the Shark refurbished for $100. Performs like a full size.


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We bought a Shark for the house a while back and were so impressed with it, bought another one for the MH. 10X better than the central RV vac and much easier than stretching that hose all through the coach.
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Our best vacuum cleaner is the one DW uses. Much better than when I use it.
Seriously, we have a Dirt Devil canister W/power head, HEPA filters. That thing has a 14A motor.
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