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Old 03-10-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Dogs! Need a Vacuum!

My new fifth doesn't have a central vacuum system (but hopefully the next one will?) so I brought a "stick" vacuum with me to Vegas (I saw they were sitting in some of the other brand's models I looked at when shopping and thought it was a good idea). But I have two big, very hairy, Chessie's with me and while the stick does OK on the hard floors it's not working out for the carpetIng (ok, I might be a little OCD). So, has anyone found a small lightweight vacuum suitable for rv'ing that has reallystrong suction? Thanks in advance if you can save me hours of reading reviews online and still not getting what I want!
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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We have a Shark NV44 from Walmart. Inexpensive and it sucks in a good way!
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:28 PM   #3
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I have Dirt Devil ( hand held )
It works pretty good, come with some attachments
suck up the dog hair, that I care about.
I have only used it about 3 times, I need to be running the generator or hooked up to power.

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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It's a bit pricey (~$400), but we have a Dyson 59 animal. The thing is amazing! Light weight, wall mounted storage/charging unit, multiple heads, and it picks up everything.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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We travel with a yellow lab and a jack, the lab leaves tumble weed type deposits every day. I tried to mcgiver a system up with an inexpensive small capacity canister vacuum without a beater bar and a binford 5000 hose. We only have carpet on the slides and bedroom. It would take an hour to clean properly and it was hard as h to get the hair out of the carpet so we had to use a rubber flip flop to ball it up and then vacuum. After that we decided that our Dyson canister vacuum with the beater bar will travel with us in the future. It doesn't have to be a Dyson but I think the beater bar is a must.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:40 PM   #6
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We bought and installed the dirt devil central vac. Pretty easy install. We just mounted it under the bed for easy access to change bags, and ran the powercord up to the jack at my nightstand.
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We bought a Hoover Nano from Walmart to keep our Labs hair in check. Does a really nice job and takes up very little room.
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We bought and installed the dirt devil central vac. Pretty easy install. We just mounted it under the bed for easy access to change bags, and ran the powercord up to the jack at my nightstand.
How well does the central vac work on carpet? I've been thinking of installing one same as you, under the bed, but primary purpose would be for dog hair and that's tough to get out of carpet, esp without a beater bar.
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I had a stick vac when I started out, but (like you) found it didn't do a very good job on the carpeting. I bought a Shark Rocket at Walmart for around $160.00. It's a hand-held with a wand that detaches for compact storage in one of the dinette benches. Comes with a dusting brush, upholstery brush, crevice tool (to get the dog hair out from between the sofa cushions), and a very nice floor head with motorized beater-brush. Two speeds: one for hard floors & throw rugs, and one for carpet. Love that it is a corded model, so I don't have to keep it plugged in to keep it charged. The 15' cord allows me to reach the entire trailer when it's plugged into the bathroom outlet in the center of my rig.

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I just bought and installed a dometic central vac cost was about $200.00 easy install and works great so far..
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