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Old 01-20-2016, 01:44 PM   #1
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My wife and I are in the process of preparing to sell the house & all its contents. Our vehicle of choice is on order and after selling the house we'll get the Airstream. So in the meantime we're researching anything and everything about full time RVing. Hence the topic of vacuums. I'm considering the Milwaukee cordless wet/dry vacuum. It's portability is the biggest draw for me. It seems perfect for our truck cab and enclosed backend. It will easily clean around the window openings and cover the floor (of course) as well. It is just the size of a tool box so will stow in the truck beautifully. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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After having several cordless vacuums over the last 15-20 years, I decided not to purchase a replacement when the last one stopped working. The batteries usually only last a few years. I've found that replacement batteries can cost almost as much as a new vacuum, so they get tossed in the trash instead of replacing the batteries.
I have a small Oreck vacuum which runs on 120v that I bought in the 1980's. It's still going strong. It fits in the storage space in the arm of the Airstream's sofa.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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If you still have a cordless vac in mind, we have enjoyed our Black and Decker one....just remember to buy extract filters and you will extend the life of it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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WE use an Oreck model that has a strap to go over ones shoulder. With two Labradors one of us vacuums just about every day.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:07 PM   #5
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I like the Metropolitan vacuums. They are small, lightweight and match the Airstream with their modern look. They stow away easily and are very powerful.

Good luck with your choice!
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:12 PM   #6
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Wonder how many threads there are on here already about vacuums? Enough that we certainly don't need yet another.
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:08 AM   #7
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LOL...not as many threads as there are about Marathon tires.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:32 AM   #8
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Wonder how many threads there are on here already about vacuums? Enough that we certainly don't need yet another.

Why wonder



Shark-nado in our closet.

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Old 03-17-2016, 04:14 PM   #9
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I love all the comments. You seriously can't search for every topic. Sometimes it's nice to hear newer stuff. There is always. New products coming out all the time. Besides the search in this site kinda sucks. 😜
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:20 PM   #10
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Lifeinatube.

Agree. For future searches try your regular search engine with:

"Airforums vacuum's in Airstreams"

or

"Vacuum's in Airsyreams on Airforums"

It works much better. Enjoy
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:57 PM   #11
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The shark "rocket" is a pretty awesome vac. It's corded though, but comes apart for easy storage. I highly recommend it.


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Old 03-21-2016, 08:31 AM   #12
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Sometimes the old threads get much much too long. A fresh start is sometimes welcome.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:53 AM   #13
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Space & time

My favorite is a BROOM. Of course I have an Eddie Bauer with no carpeting, your mileage may differ. There's no setup or take apart time and It hangs on the wall in the bathroom taking almost zero space.

I also have that little and very expensive Dyson which does sometimes come in handy - more for upholstery than the floor, but I've never settled on a good place to keep the thing. "Small" by house standards is way different than by RV standards. To me all of the Sharks are extremely noisy, and a lot of the dust buster derivatives are under-powered. The Metropolitan looks cool actually, and I like the disposable filter way more than trying to clean and dry a reusable one, plus $100 is less than I paid for the Dyson. BUT once in a while a wet/dry would be SO handy.

The thing to realize especially if you fulltime is that you literally can't have it all, and your personal needs dictate what is best for you.

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Old 03-21-2016, 09:09 AM   #14
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My favorite is a BROOM. Of course I have an Eddie Bauer with no carpeting, your mileage may differ. There's no setup or take apart time and It hangs on the wall in the bathroom taking almost zero space.

I love that idea!! How retro and really it takes 10 min!!!
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I've always joked about dropping the back door and leaf blower, front to back.
The joys of living in a toy hauler.
I kept the Turbo dust buster with the spinning brush head that I bought to clean the fuzzy ceiling on the Alfa. I carry a broom, sponge mop and a Bona floor duster, works on walls too.
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VAC Adaptation

Looking at the small built-in vac system in the Honda mini-vans. They run off 12v and have a hose system attached. It might just fit in the back of a closet or in a void under a cabinet. Saw one in use and it worked very well.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:12 AM   #17
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There are SEVERAL "Black and Decker" vacuums.... but the BEST one for an AS is their model FHV1200
It's so good we also use it in the shop and in our home for smaller jobs. It stores easily under the sofa or sink of the AS.
http://www.amazon.com/Decker-FHV1200...+decker+vacuum

I've also found it at WallyMart.
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Hi, we bought the cheapest corded vacuum cleaner that Wal-Mart had. [$14.00] It's small and comes apart, and takes little space. Rechargeable [anything] needs to be plugged in most all of time or they will be weak. One of the most expensive cordless vacuums made only runs for about four minutes. Wipe your feet and leave your shoes at the door.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:20 AM   #19
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:23 AM   #20
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I have a new in box Red Devil central vac. Send me a PM if you are interested.
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