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Old 01-05-2017, 04:24 AM   #1
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Space heaters and vacuums. Everybody loves Dyson, but...

Both the V8 stick cordless vacum and the 09 space heater are on sale in Target and Lowes, $250 discounted each. So I got them. Love the vacuum, but can't justify the space heater, even with the discount. It does not work better than the $30 and less alternatives like Utilitech. The main difference is the looks (Dyson is very nice), the remote (we don't need) and the purported ability to set the thermostat at a desired temperature by dialing in the Fahrenheit desired number. That feature does not actually work, the unit will shut off (overheating?) way before the coach reaches the temperature I set and it reads in the display. I am returning it.
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Where did you see the v8 for that price? Can't find it.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:29 AM   #3
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V8 $250 off

Target in Silverthorne, 2 days ago.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:12 AM   #4
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What is the difference between the V6 and the V8?
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:23 AM   #5
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V2..........😏sorry
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:38 AM   #6
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Biggest difference is the price tag, which puts the difference in the 100's of dollars. The other noticeable difference is that the battery life of the V8 (~40 minutes) is about double the V6 (~20 mins).
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Oh, $250 off, not $250 sale price.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:55 PM   #9
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Everybody LOVES dyson? I have no way of knowing if I do or not. dyson has priced itself so far out of my league I never will know. When a company does that, I really don't care to know either. Plenty of alternatives.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:17 PM   #10
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1500 watts of electricity is about 5200 BTU's into the room no matter how many confabulated steps the heat flow goes through or how much you pay for a heater. I've tried a lot of different heaters and the $16 ceramic from Wally World works as good or better than anything I've seen. The best thing I did to my trailer was put an electric line voltage thermostat that controls down to 45 degrees F in the bedroom wall that controls an outlet in the hall. The thermostats in portable heaters are not very good most of the time. If you could score one of the original ceramic cube heaters that had a variable speed fan you are golden! Otherwise I prefer heaters that put a lot of airflow across the element such as having a lot of fine strands of nicrhome wire as opposed to one big strand. Wal-Mart has one like that for about $12! I've been trying to stay warm in my 31 footer for 30 years!
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Score! Variable speed ceramic heater. It works very well, ramping the fan and heat output up and down, but never turns off, which could be an issue for some.

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We spend the winters in the Southwest, most nights in the 30's to low 40's

For many years we have used two primary heat sources and set the furnace lightly lower than the space heater so if it can't keep up, the furnace is a supplement. These two primary heaters are a Dyson Hot space heater and an electric blanket on the bed. This combination works extremely well, we always have a well regulated, comfortable temperature throughout our Airstream.

We position the Dyson at the opposite end of the Airstream from where we are sitting in the days and evenings, and then move it opposite to the bedroom for sleeping at night. If we set it at 70 for sitting, that's where the temperature is maintained by the heater. We set it at 66 for sleeping, that's where the room temperature is in the morning. The air temperature measured and maintained by the heater is the air flow coming into the heater, and the heater moves a lot of air around the trailer. Not fast, just consistent, and adjustable by fan speed. We set it on lowest fan setting. The remote control is very handy for any adjustments desired, and turn it on/off, we use the remote exclusively to control the Dyson. If this Dyson ever breaks we will go right down and get another one without hesitation.

The electric blanket can be used on top or underneath you, whichever you like. We use it under the bottom bed sheet. We set it a little high for a warm bed to get into, then turn it way down for the night. Get the one with controls for separate sides of the queen bed, or neither of you will be happy. The electric blanket makes sleeping much more comfortable with cool air temperature settings on the heater.

Yes we have a Dyson Vacuum as well, mounted on the wall just under the bedroom tv. Same level of satisfaction after some 1200 nights in our Airstream.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #13
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IMHO that Dyson is over priced on all their products. They work fine, and look nice, but other cheaper alternatives work as well. It's your money.

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Yep, kinda like Airstreams.....
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We bought our first Dyson heater at one of the bed and bath stores with their $100+ coupon discount, two others for home and shop for $150 each from Dyson on Black Friday sale, factory reconditioned but packaged and nice as new. Maybe they were new. Watch the sales/coupons.

Didn't have an Airstream coupon but haven't regretted buying it either.
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You speak truth. Only because the owner sold it so cheaply were we able to purchase it outright. Having all the 401k helped as well.
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I have the 09 heater/fan. I have played with it has done well for me. I bought it highly discounted or it would not be in this guy's trailer! It is all about the pocketbook and interests. I bought a Panny flash oven and paid a chunk for that but I like it. So it is with Dyson peeps and their toys.
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I have the 09 heater/fan. I have played with it has done well for me. I bought it highly discounted or it would not be in this guy's trailer! It is all about the pocketbook and interests. I bought a Panny flash oven and paid a chunk for that but I like it. So it is with Dyson peeps and their toys.
We have the Dyson Hot/Cold 09 too. Does double duty as heater or fan and its tall profile doesn't take up much space. Looks great too. The remote is essential IMO.

Ours died after about 7 months of steady use. They sent us a new one, but in the meantime we had to buy a cheap unit because it was cold! Was so glad when I had the Dyson again.
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We have the Dyson Hot/Cold 09 too. Does double duty as heater or fan and its tall profile doesn't take up much space. Looks great too. The remote is essential IMO.

Ours died after about 7 months of steady use. They sent us a new one, but in the meantime we had to buy a cheap unit because it was cold! Was so glad when I had the Dyson again.
First ordinary table fan we bought lasted 24 years. The one I have now is coming up on 5 years. I do use fans every night, can't sleep without a fan. But heaters aren't used much in San Diego. The two heaters I have are almost four and five years years old. So Dyson continues to unimpress me.
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Purchased a Dyson V6 HEPO last fall directly from when Dyson had a price special which included attachments. The first one came in and was found defective. Dyson sent us another one and a shipping label for the first one. 2nd one has been fine. We wanted a cordless with a Lithium battery, that also allowed vacuuming standing up or handheld and we like how it performs and it will take up less space in the Airstream. The battery life of 20 minutes should be enough for a 25fb.

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