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Old 11-17-2016, 09:56 PM   #15
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We like to clean in the corners when we clean. A RV has so many places that a Roomba can't get to. A small vac with attachments works better at really cleaning.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:13 AM   #16
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Not for us.
Ya know...it was just yesterday as we are preparing for a trip ..... And now here we are loading up the MH deciding on exactly what are the essentials that we need. I mean, we're getting down to really simplifying our life now. What a change from what we're used to. So for us...Roomba...na, we'll pass. We have a simple vacuum, a broom and a dust pan. I've just had enough of all the extra gadgets and cool stuff.
I was just having a similar thought yesterday, just bought our first Class A 2 weeks ago, and at first one regret I had about it was that it has vinyl floors through 2/3 of the space instead of the hardwood and carpet that had been standard in its model line until the year (month) before mine was built when it became an upgrade option. Then I started thinking how much easier a vinyl floor is to keep clean.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:51 AM   #17
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We have had a few Rumbas in our home over the years. The older ones from 10 plus years ago never worked well. We tried a new one 3 years ago and LOVE It! Her name is Ruby and she runs around the house every morning picking up dog hair. What a time saver. Perfect? No. I still need to sweep or vacation weekly but Ruby has helped tremendously. We can't live without her. The question is, why have I never thought to bring her in the RV? Looks like Ruby will be joining family travels starting next week!
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #18
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We use ours in the RV and are very satisfied.
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #19
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I'd be afraid of what our dog would do to it while we were gone

As it is, you push one part of his belly and the tv changes channels !
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Which model roomba are you guys using? There seem to be a bunch of models...is the base model workable?

I was considering this option as well (I do like gadgets!)

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... I still need to sweep or vacation weekly...

I think I like the vacation weekly option ! LOL
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Just my opinion here. But as we get older our eye sight is failing and we don't see the dust bunnies in the corners and sand in the carpet. We use the wet pads on the vinyl and a small vac for the carpet, then use a name brand house sized vac when home and drag up a bucket load where we thought was clean. Might be fun to play with but a good cleaning its not.

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I have both roombas and Neato. That both have there ups and downs. The Neato is more reliable but roomba cleans in corners better. The older models that is. The newer neato's have side brush. I put one in motorhome when we come back. It's work pretty good still have to hand vac in front floor boards
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Which model roomba are you guys using? There seem to be a bunch of models...is the base model workable?

I was considering this option as well (I do like gadgets!)

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We use the base model and we were really surprised how much dog hair, etc. that little thing picks up. Seems to pick up stuff the big floor model misses.
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We use the base model and we were really surprised how much dog hair, etc. that little thing picks up. Seems to pick up stuff the big floor model misses.
Great! I've got a couple of dogs, too. Sounds like a nice way to keep the subtle buildup of hidden dog hair under control.
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OURS RUNS once a week and we have to remember to put the step cover out so it does not fall in hole. It does ok and then I use the steam swiffer to finish the corners and the tiles which is most of the dynasty
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OURS RUNS once a week and we have to remember to put the step cover out so it does not fall in hole. It does ok and then I use the steam swiffer to finish the corners and the tiles which is most of the dynasty
..which brings up another question - for us mid-ship stairwell types who don't have a stairwell cover -> what do you do if you DON'T have a stairwell cover? I thought these devices could sense a stairwell and avoid it! Do the Roomba and Neato have no means of avoiding this pitfall (literally AND figuratively)?

Houses have stairs, after all......
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