We've been researching small vacuum cleaners for our new Airstream 25FB that has carpeting in the bedroom and a vinyl floor elsewhere. We looked at portable cordless models by Shark, Dirt Devil, and Black & Decker (Dustbuster).
The Shark model we once owned only lasted a few weeks and then the battery died and could not be replaced. This seems to be a common problem with Sharks. The Dirt Devil and Black & Decker models don't seem to have enough suction.
While shopping at Target we found a Durabuilt 12-volt, twin-motor, auto vacuum cleaner for the grand price of $12.99. It has a 12-foot extension cord that plugs into the 3 power sockets in our trailer. The second motor is in the rotating brush attachment. Weight is only a pound or two because there is no heavy battery.
Performance has exceeded our expectations. We have 2 dogs and the little vacuum picked up all the hair embedded in the carpet and cleaned up the vinyl floors well. The crevice attachment gets into small spaces with even greater suction. Emptying the dirt container and filter were easy too.
Mike Young & Rosemary Nelson
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