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Old 06-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Talking Need a new vacuum cleaner..

I'm in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. I need one that does rugs and folds at the handle. Please post your favorites and why.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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iRobot Roomba. No handle. Just turn it on and let it go. Lift your feet as it passes by while you're having a cup of coffee or a beer.

I bought one for my apartment when I was on crutches for 14 weeks after surgery. Having to use both hands just to walk doesn't leave any hands left for working a vacuum cleaner, so a vacuum cleaner that works itself was essential.

Haven't gotten one for my Airstream Interstate because there's so little floor space that I get by fine with a broom. But a Roomba might be just the thing for a trailer.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Love our Roomba I turn it on just before I leave and voila clean floors when I get home. I haven't used it in the Airstream yet as again not enough floor space. We use a dirt devil hand held jobbie that does the trick on the small floor space both carpet and vinyl.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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I use the Bissell stick vacuum. Less than 20.00 and does bare floor, rugs and pulls apart for a handheld vac. It doesn't fold but I've stored in closet, shower, bathroom with no problem and may try it under the bed. I have 2 dogs and rugs and hair collects but this gets it all so easy.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:41 PM   #5
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I just purchased the Black and Decker. It is easy to store. We have the EB2013 and I store it in the skinny cupboard under the refrigerator. I like how the nozzle rotates and makes it easy to get into small areas which is where I notice most dust and dirt seems to congregate. It also seems to have great suction and a strong filter. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
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I have one similar to this. Mine is blue. The handle folds so it fits in the cabinet next to my bed. Works well.

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Old 09-06-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
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I have a cordless, hand-held. Not sure of the brand at this moment.

It is the kind with a little cord that plugs in, for charging, rather than a base it sits in for this purpose.

I store it in a pouch of the cab commander, while driving, plugged into a heavy duty, 12volt charger, with two outlets, which we used to charge electronics and the vac when driving.

Caution: do not leave one of these plugged in for several days while you are parked, as they will drain your engine battery. Ask me how I know this....twice.

We bought this when doing our dare-to-boondock adventure last year in the Rockies. Because of the dog, I must vacuum at least daily. Grab it, give everything a quick swipe, and it's done. Works great. Love it.

It holds a charge for days, unplugged.


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Old 09-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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I have a 2.5 gallon shop vac I bought at HD for 28 bucks - store it under the bed in my trailer...whip it out, plug in, and vacuum. Its a tad large and takes up space, but its worked ok so far and I can use it in case I get big spills and other such things....

Cons - you can get a smaller handheld that is more compact...I wish it has even more suction at times, but it does the job....

I would like to try something like the dyson handheld vac but too spendy.

My mother in law cleans houses, she uses brand orec...she has an orec vac that came with a small portable type that has a shoulder strap and plugs in...it is amazing...but buying it alone is really spendy too.
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Need a new vacuum cleaner..

We have a corded B&D bagless hand vacuum that we re-inherited from our son after he graduated from college. It totally sucks, which is a good thing in this case. It has a worthless carpet sweeper attachment that's supposedly driven by the air stream (not). It also has a very useful snorkel hose attachment for getting into tight spots. So other than requiring AC power and having a worthless carpet sweeper attachment, it's great.

We also have a good old corded Dirt Devil hand vacuum in the house which may eventually make it into the trailer. It has a seriously powerful rotating belt-driven brush in the vacuum head and it sucks like crazy, but no snorkel attachment for hard-to-reach spots. The bag is one of those old-fashioned fabric bags that you have to take somewhere outside, far away from anything, to shake out all the dust. Unpleasant to clean out, but it works like crazy on floors and area rugs.

Thus far I've yet to see a cordless solution with enough vacuum power and battery life to keep my attention, but I have to admit it's been a while since I last looked.
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Look at the DeWalt. It works well, has a good battery, and really does suck (in a nice way).
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