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Old 05-08-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Vac Cleaners?

Any recommendations for a good portable vac? We've had two, the newest is a Shark, and neither one will hold a charge. Thanks in advance for any ideas
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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For the project trailer I'm covering the floor with Flor carpet tiles (except in the bath) and I've been considering the wildly expensive Dyson Digital Slim cordless. It's supposed to run about 15 minutes on a charge, so it wouldn't be an ideal boondocking tool unless you have enough solar to charge it back up, though.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:27 PM   #3
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We've had a hand held Shark for several years and it worked well in our 20'. Great for the dog hair on the rugs. The battery runs out sooner now so I'll either operate on it and replace the battery or get one we can use standing up, now that we have more floor to vacuum.
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Hi, I have two corded little vacuum cleaners that were on sale at Wal-Mart for $15.00, But I like my little cordless Electrolux vacuum from Costco best. The Electrolux will do half of my house on one charge.
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I use one of those manual brush sweepers while on the road.
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I bought one of the Dyson rechargeables and found it to be useless.

I knew when I bought it that it was only good for 6 minutes use per charge and I felt that would be ok.

It did have good suction, but the charge lasted much less than 6 minutes!!

Could be a problem in that I bought a refurbished unit.

I wound up buying a new battery for it - about $60 as I recall, but it was no better.

In the end I just chucked the Dyson as it was so frustrating, and now we use a 110v hand held Shark (I think it is a Shark) that works fine. We almost always have 110v shore power, and if not, I have my Honda eu2000i.

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We've got the Electrolux rechargable and its doing a darn good job.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #8
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We have a Hoover Linx: Amazon.com - Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner - Household Upright Vacuums to supplement the big guy in our bricks-and-sticks. Since we mostly are glamping, I put a 120vac vacuum in the moho, an Intervac, and also use a broom as needed.
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We have been using a DeWalt 18 volt small vacuum for many years in the Airstream. An extender rod with a brush end makes short work of the trailer floor. It is powerful and a fully charged 18 volt last6s for quite a while. It uses the same battery as the drill/driver and the work light. It also works for the tow vehicle.

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We have a broom. Small broom.
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We have a broom. Small broom.

Hi, well that sucks! [pun intended]
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120V hand-vac?? Who knows about the HIPPO?? Not seen on TV, rarely found in stores...


This little fella can suck a football through a garden hose. It'll take shop-vac attachments on the suck side and also accepts shop-vac hose stuff to the blow side. It has a mile-long cord and can double as a leaf blower. Even has a shoulder strap. Made in Pennsylvania.


My 10 gallon, 200mph sears shop-vac sits in the corner gathering dust (about all it's good for) as the HIPPO has become my go-to vacuum. I love this little sucker. Its only shortcoming... It may not be able to suck all the BS out of Sir Lord Count Baron Earl Duke Dyson.


Cordless hand-vac?? 18V DeWalt all the way... Decent power, battery interchangeability with broad range of appliances/tools, including a car plug 12V to 18V inverter charger. Sweeeet.
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120V hand-vac?? including a car plug 12V to 18V inverter charger. Sweeeet.
That's the ticket!
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I use the Black & Decker CHV1510 Dustbuster 15.6-Volt Cordless Cyclonic Hand Vacuum-holds enough charge to clean the entire trailer and very good suction-and it stores very well in the crevice underneath the door side dinette. I liked it so much I got another for my kitchen, so I wouldn't have to pull out the larger vacuum for quick clean ups. I just looked it up on Amazon just now, but I didn't pay that much-I paid $35 for the first one at Target about a year ago, then $30 at Amazon.com last Dec. Both are still working great.
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