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Old 07-20-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Vacuum cleaner recommendation

Does anyone have any good recommendations for vacuum cleaner s to use in our 2015 Flying Cloud while we are on the road? Obviously small is good. Corded or cordless? Specific brands & models?

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Old 07-20-2015, 10:38 PM   #2
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We use a small Dyson, with its wall mount on the partition under the bedroom tv, plugged into the other receptacle opening for recharging. Works well, travels well, always handy, and always charged (except when boon docking on solar power). High quality dependable unit, don't need its accessories in the Airstream.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:26 AM   #3
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We carry an old Dirt Devil corded portable. Runs fine on the inverter when we are boondocking
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:36 AM   #4
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Hand Vac

OK, I know this is not a vac, but, the small hand vac Black & Decker CHV1408 DustBuster 14.4V is mounted on the right side of the table frame, plugged into the power block which itself is mounted on the top edge of the remounted subwoofer (up on its wide side) underneath the dinette bench, so the power to the Espresso maker, coffee grinder, and vac can be turned off when not needed.

I use the vac for various dirt, dust, but primarily to clean up the coffee grounds, know to those who make espresso.... It does a very nice job, can get under the areas I cannot easily sweep. Most often I use a broom, mounted on the bathroom wall.

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Old 07-21-2015, 06:50 AM   #5
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For a trip of a week or so, we take our Dyson V-6 without the charge. It's got sufficient battery life to last long enough to clean the trailer at least twice.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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I use this little Stanley one gallon to keep the trailer and tow vehicle clean. Powerful, small, lightweight, packs away easily

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:40 AM   #7
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We have a Miele stick vacuum that is incredibly powerful and fits in the closet/wardrobe easily. I gave up on cordless a long time ago as they lack power and lifespan.

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:46 AM   #8
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My Hoover 18 volt that I purchased in Walmart is great. For small jobs i have a B&D hand held. The Hoover fits easily in my hanging closet.

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #9
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Dyson rechargable. Somewhat expensive but works well. Take it home to the house when not using the trailer. Has been the go to house vacuum for small jobs and stairs.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:54 PM   #10
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I installed a Dometic whole house vacuum in our Classic. GREAT.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:20 PM   #11
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Recently bought the Dyson V6 Absolute (used to use a small Black and Decker in the trailer) and it is amazing! Took it with us on a trip to Destin, FL, and sand in the trailer was no longer an issue. The fluffy head is great on the vinyl floors and picks up everything. When not in use, I placed it in one of the gaps between our bed and the nightstand, so it was never in the way. I loved being able to just easily vacuum at any moment, without having to bend down to push a small hand vac close to the ground.

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:54 PM   #12
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I use a broom when OTR but Dyson it out when I get back. The broom, as boring as it is, is light, doesn't need power and is 98% effective.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #13
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The vacuum is super compact (it folds up) and came with a bag that contains it and all it's extensions. Storage under the gloucho is a breeze with this thing. 12v with a 20ft cord.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:10 AM   #14
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We have an older version of a small Dyson Ball Multi-Floor canister vacuum. It works really well for us. Pricy, but a well-built effective vacuum cleaner. We store it in the trailer closet.
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